You could hire a decorator to do it for you, as well. There are some great consignment shops too, but I'd think unless you have someone that knows a little about your taste, it may be difficult to do prior to arriving here.
I would have to agree with Peggy Wagner, especially if you are going to be staying here for an extended period of time.
In my personal experience in shopping here in the Naples area, there are so many different types of retail opportunities for your apartments needs. It can be furnished in a few short shopping trips when you arrive or you can make purchases based on item need as it arises over a longer period of time.
No matter how competitive or affordable interior designers are you can still find better deals on your own if you take the time. Even thru explanation of taste or style no one really knows you better than you and for all you know a new apartment may mean some new styles to match the apartment and area flavor.
If shopping is burdensome, a hassle, or even just simply not a good financial task to undertake based on your schedule or lifestyle, then you can see that many others have offered services for such.
It is also my experience that Angie's List works well for referrals in the Naples area for many many areas of interest.
Best of luck to you!
You will love it here!
Debra McAlister-Brown, P.A., CDPE, SFR, RSPS, PMN, WCR, CIPS
Best of luck.
Ted furnishes many of the Model homes in the area and his prices are fabulous.
He will work with you and has the patience of a saint and the eye of fine decorator at realistic prices.
If you want new furniture, places like Rooms to Go, Haverty's or Ashley's offer inexpensive options.
No matter which path you choose, ask yourself first, what is the intended use of your apartment? Is it only for your own vacationing pleasure, or do you plan on renting it? If you plan on renting it, before embarking on an investment in furnishing your new place, I recommend you consider closely the costs and possible rents associated with annual or seasonal renting.
We here at NaplesFloridaVacationHomes.com specialize in managing vacation/seasonal rentals and would be happy to discuss further if you like.
Best of Luck to you,
got your message my husband is interior designer you can call him give him a budget and he can email pictures of furniture etc...do painting window teatments, flooring furniture etc....
will be ready when you arrive then.
all the best,