In making the announcement, President/CEO Daniel Lubner said, “As the leaders of Robb & Stucky for three decades, our resources included a vast field of top notch professionals around the country. Kris Kolar, who served as our Vice President of Interior Design for 15 years and led our award-winning interior design team to national recognition, was our first and only choice for this expanded new position.”
Kolar’s work is reflected in thousands of residential design projects throughout Southwest Florida, including many spectacular single family homes and condominiums on Marco Island.
Kolar received her BA in Interior Design from Miami University and her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. She also studied interior design in Italy and Paris. She began her career with Federated Department Stores, serving in key design positions at Rike’s, in Dayton, Ohio and Rich’s in Atlanta, Georgia, respectively. She was tapped as Divisional Vice President, Interior Design and Home Fashion for John Wanamaker of Philadelphia. Prior to joining Robb & Stucky, she was Divisional Vice President, Interior Design and Home Fashion for the iconic Woodward & Lothrop department store in Washington, DC.
A Florida licensed interior designer, she is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. She has been a resident of Southwest Florida since 1996, and lives in Naples with her husband, Jay Tillman.
The first Clive Daniel Home store, encompassing 85,000 square feet, is located at 2777 Tamiami Trail in Naples. Its trendsetting showrooms include more than 130 visual displays, boutiques and lifestyle galleries, including outdoor kitchens and patios. There’s a custom framing shop, a lighting gallery, a linen shop, a gift boutique and a full home renovation department with kitchen, custom doors and hardware, and closet design.
The expansive flooring gallery features beautiful wood, stone and carpet selections, and the heirloom rug gallery showcases a stunning collection of hand-knotted rugs from around the world.
Among the most unique and exciting features of the new showroom are a wine bar, a café, a home theater, and the community “Chat Room,” which is available for meetings, presentations and performances by local organizations. The company’s warehouse facilities and corporate offices are in Fort Myers.
More info: www.clivedanielhome.com; 239-261-4663.