Meet the Vandenburgh Team
Bridget and her husband work as a team to provide you with complete home services: Interior Design, Real Estate, and Home Watch.
President, Allied A.S.I.D
Bridget Vandenburgh is the founder and president of Bridget Vandenburgh Interiors, Inc. She is a Sanibel Island interior designer and has been decorating since 1992, specializing in residential interior design.
Bridget is a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph College, Cincinnati, Ohio with a BA in Interior Design and a minor in Business. She has been an Allied member of the American Society of Interior Design since 1988. Bridget has successfully completed an intense course in sustainable home furnishings endorsed by the Sustainable Furnishings Council. This work earned her a Green Leaders certificate in 2009.
After 10 years owning Woods Interiors in Lancaster, Ohio, Bridget decided to move to the warmth and sunshine of Sanibel Island. She has been decorating in Fort Myers and Sanibel & Captiva Islands area since 2005. In 2017, she decided to open a design studio on Sanibel which reflects her love of coastal décor.
Bridget enjoys designing homes and condominiums for her Southwest Florida clients that are not only beautiful but also functional. She has a keen ability to establish an open rapport with her clients. Listening, gently guiding and genuinely caring are her tools of the trade. Her product knowledge and attention to detail help her to guide the process and ensures the success of the project. Bridget values her longstanding relationships with local contractors, work rooms, and furniture vendors. Her customers continue to call on her year after year for projects of all sizes because they know she will see them through the design process successfully every time.
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Erik Vandenburgh was raised in Buffalo, New York. He attended the University of New York at Buffalo and studied Sports Management. He began his sales career at South Seas Planation on Captiva Island in 1993 in the hospitality field. He has continued in sales for over 25 years in Southwest Florida and quickly moved up to management positions at local favorite restaurants on Sanibel and Fort Myers. Erik has excellent customer service skills. He is friendly, hard working and very personable.
In 2017 Erik became a Licensed Real Estate Professional in the state of Florida. He currently works with Royal Shell Real Estate. He is an expert in having extensive knowledge of the area regarding the islands, beaches, schools, the arts and entertainment. He resides in South Fort Myers with his wife Bridget. They work together as a team to help decorate, stage & sell homes. He also provides home watch services, helps with deliveries, unpacking new inventory.
Erik enjoys going to the furniture markets to help Bridget with buying new merchandise.
Erik has an active Florida lifestyle enjoying all outdoor activities including golf, fishing & boating. He also attends church activities and fundraisers. He is a huge Buffalo Bills fan and looks forward to football season each year.
Whether you are buying or selling, Erik is ready to get the job done with the results you deserve.
Design Sales Associate
Lani Ream, who has resided on Sanibel Island since 2004, works for Bridget Vandenburgh Interiors, Inc. as a part-time Design Sales Associate. She is a graduate of Saint Lukes School of Nursing and spent 6 years at the University of Michigan Medical Center in neonatal, OB, and Gynecology. Now retired from nursing.
Continuing Education for AS and AA degrees (completing all required course work and additional Art and CAD design) for Interior Design/Residential at Canada College of San Mateo, California. Junior college to the University of California. Nominated for Designer of the Year.
Lani lives with her husband of 53 years Rich Ream, son Andrew, dogs Charlie and Gus and Will the Ferrell cat (aka Feral). She enjoys Yogalates at the Sanibel Recreation Center twice a week and all of our dear friends on the Beach View Tennis Teams.