Anne Folsom Smith

Anne Folsom Smith has been practicing Interior Design for the past 35 years. Smith is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, but has adopted Sarasota as her home. She attended East Tennessee State University as well as the University of Tennessee and holds credentials as an Associate AIA, ASID and is a Florida Licensed Designer.

Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design was established in 1983 with a staff of two and has grown to its present staff of 10. Her firm is actively involved in projects locally, nationally and internationally.

Anne has received numerous awards including the Aurora and Fame Awards, Designer of the Year DCOTA and Who’s Who Interior Design. She has been published in Southern Living, Southern Accents, Architectural Digest, Florida Architecture, Sarasota Magazine, Florida Design, Traditional Homes, Southern Homes and Coastal Living.

Fabiola Softas

Senior Designer
Fabiola is a graduate of Western Michigan University whose accreditations include Allied ASID Member and Florida Licensed Interior Designer. Prior to joining the AFSID team as Senior Designer in 1995. Fabiola gained experience as a furniture designer and space planner in Athens, Greece and as an interior design consultant with Jacobson’s Stores, Inc. She has completed numerous contemporary and traditional design projects incorporating sustainable and green materials and has had projects featured in various local and national publications. Her responsibilities include client consultation, design concepts, project and budget analysis and development and space planning. Born and raised in Athens, Fabiola now lives in Bradenton with her daughter Amanda. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering at the Cat Depot, visiting with family, traveling, fishing and going to the beach.

Craig Striepe

Some of Craig’s responsibilities as our construction manager include the scheduling and coordination of sub-contractors, site visits and inspection of sub-contractors’ work and working with our designers to resolve construction issues. Craig is also involved with drafting and design.

Cindi Perkins

Cindi grew up in Sarasota returning to the area after college and brief stops in Atlanta and Dallas. After many years as human resources manager at Jacobson’s, Cindi joined the AFSID team in 1998 where her responsibilities include; client communications and correspondence, receiving and shipping of merchandise and project installations. In her spare time she enjoys designing shell mirrors and traveling as well as her passion for animals which led her to volunteer with the local Racing Dog Rescue for retired Greyhounds.