Vicki Woolington and Brandi Lucrecio, a mother-daughter team, are the owners of Kenundrem Design Studio, Naples, and count more than 30 years of combined experience. The two repurpose and recycle materials to re-create any living space. These home transformers scour Southwest Florida for inspiration, tapping whatever they find useful, from an old spoon to a jar of pennies. Woolington is a self-taught designer who would take scraps of doors and windows and piece them together to make something new.
“I started refinishing furniture as a hobby, and once I played with the products I realized distressing was my passion,” Woolington says. Brandi took what she learned as a child to the next level, earning a degree in design from the American Intercontinental University of London.
Kenundrem’s motto is to “define your style within your lifestyle.” Rooms should tell a story of your life. The designers listen to client’s stories, and then surround them with memories they can see daily. To illustrate: former MLB pitcher Don Carman and his wife, Kathy, are world travelers who own a home in Naples. Their bed is made of materials found in Guatemala and their home’s outdoor space reflects a recent trip to Paris. “Kenundrem has made my house feel alive again,” says Kathy. “I love telling my guests the stories of each and every piece.”
Vicki Woolington (left) and Brandi Lucrecio of Kenundrem Design Studio