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“'I didn’t raise a pointer!' Words of wisdom from my late father when I told him at a young age that I was going to be an

Interior Designer. This was his not-so-subtle way of saying, 'Get out there and get it done yourself! Don’t just point at

things and expect other people to get it done for you! Learn

every craft. Learn every trade you can on the job-site so you know what you’re talking about and what it takes. And look the part.' If you can’t put yourself together, how are clients going to trust you with putting their spaces together!”

NOMINEE | 2019

CARRIE RILEY, ASID, NCIDQ CERTIFIED, IIDA PRINCIPAL OWNER/ENTREPRENEUR/LICENSED PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGNER | RILEY INTERIOR DESIGN, INC.

GROWING UP IN A HOME OF ENTREPRENEURIAL PARENTS and knowing from childhood that Interior Design was her calling, Carrie hit the ground running to chase her design destiny. Carrie started working for the largest Interior Design firm in Omaha at age 16, starting at the bottom and working her way through internships, design assistant positions, Junior designer, Senior Interior Designer to a now 20+ year career in the industry and 15 years of Ownership as the Principal and Certified licensed Interior Design of Riley Interior Design. Having a degree from the University of Nebraska in Architectural Interior Design and hiring Interior Designers with Architectural backgrounds, enables the firm to work seamlessly with the most renowned and award-winning Architects and General contractors. Riley ID has earned numerous awards and accomplishments throughout the years, including multiple Home of the Year and Building of the Year titles. The Design firm has also been featured in luxury design publications throughout the country such as The Luxury of Home Magazine, Home & Design Magazine, REAL magazine, The Scout Guide, SRQ magazine, Sarasota Magazine, Biz 941 magazine, The Observer, Scene Magazine, Sarasota Herald Tribune and featured on Houzz. Riley has also been a part of the NFL organization The Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the past 19 years, a former Super Bowl-winning cheerleader, turned choreographer/game day assistant and now part of the judging panel who selects the team. Riley also supports the US Military as part of the ProTour Productions staff and travels the world with NFL players, cheerleaders and mascots, performing and supporting our troops. Locally, Riley Interior Design is committed to showing support for charities and foundations such as Sarasota Humane Society, supporter of the Designing Daughters events, Forty Carrots, Breast Cancer Awareness as well as dancing in Dancing with the Stars supporting CAN, WISH and was a member of the Women of Influence.

1929 South Osprey Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239 | 941-955-5522 riley-id.com License # IB26000942

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