Fred Furze

An accomplished designer who in his 25 year career successfully completed many high end, award winning, residential and hospitality projects. Instinctively curious and creative, his work displays a deep concern for function, scale and proportion, something that results in homes that are as well thought out and comfortable as they are aesthetically pleasing.

He studied interior design in Houston and began his professional career at a firm that specialized in high end residential interiors. He later spent five years at a prestigious architectural firm in South America where his work on restaurant projects earned the firm several design awards. Back in the US he spent several years at a high end residential design firm, where again his projects earned the firm several top design awards.

“I was born with the gift of creativity, and it is something that I have built on and honed over my entire lifetime”. In addition to his 25 year design career Fred has, and continues to, design and develop furniture and accessory lines. He has also exhibited his artwork both locally and internationally.

Fred opened his own firm in 2004 and shortly after was joined by Linda Bard, a longtime colleague and now partner at Furze Bard + Associates.


Linda Bard

A native New Yorker, Linda Bard has over a quarter-century of professional Interior Design experience, including work in related fields such as architectural design and cabinetry.

Linda earned her degree in Interior Design at the venerable Pratt Institute in Brooklyn; she is a licensed Interior Designer, NCIDQ certified and a professional member of ASID. Linda began her career doing construction drawings and commercial design for firms in Long Island and New York City: completing prestigious projects in retail stores, executive offices and banks. After relocating to Florida in 1987, Linda continued to work on commercial design projects and expanded to high end residential design completing homes throughout the country.

Her dedication and eye for details have won her numerous awards, and her broad experience in virtually every avenue of interior design makes her one of the region’s most respected talents.