As a licensed Real Estate Agent with a Luxury Home Sales Certification, Julie has built and managed Real Estate and Title Insurance companies in Maryland, Virginia, and Florida, where she now calls home. Originally from Baltimore, MD and still a dedicated Ravens fan, Julie enjoys paddle boarding, golf, jogging, being near the water, and doesn’t miss Baltimore winters one bit!
With over 30 years of experience in both commercial and residential interior design, Robin McGarry brings an expert eye and practiced hand to the DBI team. She deftly blends design styles to create spaces that are simultaneously simple and complex, strong yet subtle. Defined by their understated elegance, Robin’s signature can be found in her attention to detail and sophisticated layering of texture and form throughout all her projects. In today’s non-stop digital age, her use of disciplined restraint, clean lines, and balanced configuration are composed into a place of respite for modern families.
Robin’s appreciation for interior architecture is matched only by her commitment to protecting its integrity as a top priority in her work. Her keys to success are steadfast organization and meticulous coordination, allowing her to create great design under the DBI banner.
Mary is an IDS Member, ASID Professional, and holds an Associate Degree in interior, bath, and kitchen design. The recipient of ASID awards, she notes that the ultimate reward is a delighted client. A self-proclaimed creative adventurer, Mary loves to travel in her ever-present desire to broaden her perspective. She finds respite in returning time and time again to destinations steeped in happy memories, but finds that her own home, which she shares with her husband, is her personal oasis.
A multifaceted creative, Mel has a decorated past in cuisine. Prior to getting into cabinetry, she was the owner of a catering company as well as, designed cakes for weddings and special events. She even was a shrimper in Texas!
Lea’s design style incorporates her love of nature with her generous use of organic elements and textures. When she is not designing, she loves spending her time photographing nature and volunteering as the Lead Set Designer at the Center for the Arts Bonita Spring for their youth theater program.
In 2016, Gabriela moved to the US with her husband where she became a fur-mom to a little wiener dog named Flora. Gabby flexes her artistic muscles with her expertise in drawings, 3D renderings, and software for the DBI team.
Abigail’s adventures extend outside of work as well, as she is avidly working on filling her fourth passport. A travel enthusiast and multi-faceted artist, in her free time, Abigail can be found painting with watercolors, creating pottery, getting lost in pages of her favorite novels, and watching reruns of “I Love Lucy”.
As a designer, she has placed her passion into every detail. Adopting the quote, “Design is not just what it looks like, Design is how it works.” (Steve Jobs), she values stylish solutions that embrace function with each client’s personal style. Favoring the mantra, creativity is intelligence having fun, Kimberli appreciates every opportunity to create beautiful spaces.
Acute and sharp, it’s impossible to get a “plot twist” past her, which has inspired her to start writing her own novel. Living fully with never a dull moment, visiting London is at the top of her bucket list. With many hobbies and interests, Nicole can be found crafting, crocheting, event design & planning, or shopping for all things vintage with her Cockapoo sidekick, Queenie.
A long way away from her one-stoplight town, Wellsville, Ohio, Lynne prides herself on the goal of exploring as many National Parks as possible. So far, she’s been to Glacier, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion, and Everglades to name a few. Reminiscing of the glory days of Troy Polamalu and Ben Roethlisberger, she’s a longtime Pittsburgh Steelers fan. In her free time, Lynne can be found doing water sports of any kind, rollerblading, or listening to live blues, rock, or country music.
A native of Southwest Florida, Trace, and his family love to be on the water, whether that be at the beach or fishing on a boat. A graduate of Florida State University, he can be found most Fall Saturdays watching his Noles and grilling out with family.
Her idea of a perfect day starts with a great cup of coffee and admiring the unique architecture of Hearst Castle or European towns. As well as, perusing through luxurious and decadent fabrics. Her love for art, music, and fashion serves as a major design inspiration giving her a recognizable style infused with modern yet classical and artful elements.
A change of pace from the windy city, Patti and her husband relocated from Chicago to Ft. Myers in 2020. Family at the forefront, she and her husband joined forces as a blended family with 5 adult children, a Maltese dog, and a Ragdoll cat. Taking advantage of sunny Southwest Florida, she enjoys boating, fishing, shelling, and tackling DIY projects in her free time.
In 2021 Mio and his wife moved to beautiful Florida. He and his family enjoy an active lifestyle filled with downhill skiing, mountain biking, and traveling to support his son compete in judo tournaments across continents.
Heather loves what she does because she’s able to help bring someone’s vision to life! It’s so rewarding to hear someone say, “that is exactly what I wanted.” She desires to bring a genuine sense of enthusiasm to every client interaction to insure an enjoyable and interactive experience where informed decisions can be made.
Being from Western New York, Heather will always be a Buffalo Bills fan. She also loves to travel and has a bucket list of countries she’d love to visit that she’s slowly but surely checking off. Heather has a passion for food and believes “just about any experience can be improved upon if you’ve got the right snacks.” She also has a six-year-old Bichon Frise named Annabelle who is the light of her life.
Heather has been a member of the DBI family since November 2022, and says she’s so excited to be a part of this creative team and can’t wait to see what the future holds. The sky is the limit!