Bonita Springs Florida Weekly

Republic of Decor re-opens new showroom, Design Studio

Original store suffered damage from Hurricane Ian

Located at 1810 J&C Blvd. at Shirley Street, the new Republic of Decor showroom in Naples offers home furnishings, unique decor, one of a kinds, wallpaper and design services. COURTESY PHOTO

Located at 1810 J&C Blvd. at Shirley Street, the new Republic of Decor showroom in Naples offers home furnishings, unique decor, one of a kinds, wallpaper and design services. COURTESY PHOTO

Republic of Decor, the local award-winning store and design studio owned by interior designer David Fruscione, announced the re-opening of its new showroom on Feb. 1. The original, which operated for over 7 years in the Naples Design District, suffered severe flood damage from Hurricane Ian and has been closed.

Last season, the “Pop Up Store” located in Waterside Shops was truly a blessing and allowed the brand to partner with the premier shopping and dining destination to start the recovery process from the storm. While there, Republic of Decor donated a portion of its sales to the Collier Community Foundation’s Collier Comes Together Hurricane Fund.

The hunt began to find a new permanent location to reboot the concept.

“I learned a lot from being at Waterside Shops and met a ton of amazing new customers, this helped me decide where I wanted to plant roots again,” said David Fruscione.

The new showroom, located in the Naples Art District made perfect sense. The Trade Center area is filled with showrooms, art studios and countless resources for consumers to make selections for their home projects. Located at 1810 J&C Blvd. at Shirley Street, the new showroom offers home furnishings, unique decor, one of a kinds, wallpaper and design services. It is a jewel box of inspiration and special pieces.

Republic of Decor was founded in 2015 and is the brainchild of Fruscione, who has worked for nearly 20 years for some of the most recognizable brands including Banana Republic, House White | Black Market, Soma and Chico’s. His passion for retail inspired him to follow his dream and create a brand of his own. Republic of Decor has been recognized as a top 50 independent home furnishings store in the United States. Fruscione was also recognized as a top 100 Business Leader in Naples and has been selected as a finalist for BEST Interior Designer by the National Interior Design Society.

For more information, visit www.republicofdecor.com, email customerservice@republicofdecor.com or call 239-529-3813. ¦

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