Before pursuing a design career, Barbara spent several years as a software developer where she learned the importance of listening to and analyzing the needs of her clients. However, her passion for design and architecture eventually led her to the CIDA accredited Interior Design program at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Tampa. While there, Barbara won several awards and graduated summa cum laude as class salutatorian with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Her experience in high-end, custom home building has shaped her passion for designing your luxury residence to function specifically for you and stand as your personal signature while providing personalized, concierge level service making the entire process pleasurable and fun!
Encompassing nearly 4,000 square feet, the John Cannon Design Center offers a multitude of vignettes displaying products from the most opulent designs in flooring to the most luxurious of bath fixtures. In one location you will find every element your home will need with samples you can see, touch and feel, and interior designers to assist you through the entire selection process. No more forays to warehouses and supply centers!
Our team of talented designers will guide and assist you every step of the way. They'll offer advice in selecting finishes for your home while providing on-trend, smart, value-added industry insights, functional ideas as well as practical solutions. Also, with so many options, choices and selections to be made during the construction process of your home, to work with one designer exclusively throughout the entire building process. "We believe it's crucial to maintain that one-on-one relationship," said John Cannon. "Our designers know the customers and also know the homes,” he adds.
Pre-construction selections allow for a seamless transition to building your home minimizing delays due to product availability and last-minute changes. Deadlines can be met, budgets aren't compromised and most importantly, our customers are completely satisfied.
Toni Lee Nakamura
After working in many different entities, including management with the State of Hawaii’s Department of Education, Toni took a drastic leap of faith when deciding to pursue her true passion, Interior Design. She was the Treasurer for the Interior Design Society branch of her college in Michigan prior to transferring to Tampa and graduating with honors earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. While completing her education Toni was a Design Consultant with Ethan Allen. Here her space planning and project management skills continued to develop along with honing her design aesthetic. The vision of the homeowner is what drives Toni to create a design that is the reflection of the homeowner and allows them to find comfort and jubilation in their home for years to come.