About

Design Avenue is a fresh and new design source on the Emerald Coast. We are a full-service resource room offering a wide variety of manufacturers in furniture, fabrics, window treatments, accessories, etc. Design Avenue is available to assist with a multitude of projects: new construction specifications, furnishing any room in your home or condo, remodeling endeavors, window treatments, etc. While we specialize in turn key projects; creating a complete, finished product ready to enjoy, we look forward to the challenge of any design task, large or small. Let us help you design the space of your dreams.

Ashley Harkins, Destin Interior Designer

Ashley Harkins, Destin Interior Designer

Ashley Harkins, voted “Best of the Emerald Coast”  Best Interior Designer 2009, 2010, and 2011, is living her dream.  She graduated from Florida State University where she finished her studies with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design 1997.  The memories of sugar white beaches and sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico were too great, so Ashley returned home to the Emerald Coast, joined the Resort Interiors design team and worked toward becoming a licensed designer. In order to qualify for this designation, Ashley worked with a licensed interior designer for two years.

During her five+ years with Resort Interiors, Ashley passed her NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) examination and receive her state license as an Interior Designer. In August of 2003, she relocated to Exquisite Interiors where she enjoyed a small firm environment and the opportunity to work on many high-end projects from One Water Place to Destiny by the Sea. In the spring of 2008, Ashley realized her long-time dream of starting her own business – Design Avenue was born!

Member Destin Chamber of CommerceAshley enjoys designing in the beautiful coastal environment of Destin, Sandestin and beyond.  


  • First time in the store, lots of variety, loved it! - Look what our customers are saying about us:"A great experience.......First time in the store, lots of variety, loved it!" - Thanks Donna for shopping in our little Destin gift... More →
  • Friendly and Helpful Staff - I love Design Avenue...They haveunique and one of a kind items inthe gift store. It is nice to find something interesting and different from all the rest. Very friendly and helpful staff too! - ~ Sandy... More →
  • Rocking Her Design Flair! - We've worked together twice. First time in 2002 and ten years later in 2012. Which speaks volumes itself that I found her in same business 10 plus. Ashley's business intuitiveness "weathered" hurricanes, a recession, an oil spill and she's still... More →
  • "Wow" factor! - We have three condos in the Destin area for a long time and Ashley has help us to furnish them many times. She has done an excellent job and knows the ins and outs of condo design. She is very efficient at getting every detail in place when time... More →
  • A Beautiful Job - My experience working with Ashley was terrific. We really tested her expertise by asking her to design our family room ... without ever seeing the space. She did a beautiful job. The pieces we chose together are perfect, size and spacing is inviting... More →

124 Benning Drive, Suite 9
Destin, Florida 32541
850.424.5155