Anne Folsom Smith

As President and Owner of Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design, Anne has been practicing her art for the past 39 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 hold 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 and nationally. Anne has received numerous awards including The Aurora and Fame Awards, Designer of the DCOTA and Who’s Who in Interior Design. She has been published in Southern Living, Southern Accents, Architectural Digest, 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

A native of Sarasota and Graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Interior Design, Craig joined Anne in 1987. His responsibilities as the construction Manager for AFSID include scheduling and coordination of sub-contractors, site visits, and inspection of sub-contractors work with a focus on maintaining high quality and timely project completion. He provides valuable input to the designers to resolve construction issues and plays a key role in drafting and design.

Craig enjoys time with his family, fishing and boating.

Cindi Perkins

Cindi Perkins grew up in Sarasota returning to the area after college and brief stops in Atlanta and Dallas. After many years as Human Resource Manager with Jacobson’s Stores, Inc., Cindi Joined AFSID in 1998 where her responsibilities include design assistance, project story boards, client communications and project installation. She has a passion for animals and enjoys cooking and traveling in her spare time.