” I believe in making decorating fun and am excited to work with you on creating your dream home!
Chicago native Richard Metzger has more than 25 years of design experience, beginning in the fashion industry. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology with multiple accolades and awards, he worked with numerous industry giants, including Liz Claiborne herself.
Richard gained invaluable experience through his roles and eventually created his own eponymous label, the launch of which marked the first designer plus size collection in New York and was met with much critical acclaim. Celebrities and magazine editors clamored for his modern designs, and soon his line was featured on the pages of famous fashion magazines and worn by the likes of Oprah, Emme, Camryn Manheim, Star Jones, Wynona Judd, Sarah Ferguson, Queen Latifah, and more.
Richard then went on to serve in executive roles at other fashion companies, using his expertise to relaunch their brands and oversee the creation of new lines for them. In 2018, he pivoted completely from the fashion world to interiors. “I am a creatively driven person and have always felt that fashion and interiors were very closely connected,” he says. “Fashion honed my skills with textiles, color, and patterns and gave me a natural ability to visually balance a space. I have always understood that design must include solutions that make people’s lives easier.”
For Richard, creating a perfect environment for the spaces people spend the most time is one of the greatest achievements. He enjoys the creative challenge of meeting and exceeding his clients’ needs, and he has received multiple interior design awards for doing so. He truly loves the Fort Myers community and is excited to help rebuild and revitalize the area.EMAIL: [email protected]