ANGELA RODRIGUEZ,
ASID, NCIDQ, LEED AP

CEO + Principal Interior Designer

SONIKA FOURIE DECHOW,
NCIDQ, LEED GA

Senior Interior Design Associate + Project Manager

PABLO RODRIGUEZ
Business Administrator + In-house Artist

LISA HERTZLER
Interior Design Assistant

MELISSA DANCAESCU,
LEED AP
Consulting Designer, Central FL

TEAM PROFILES >

OUR STORY

Angela Rodriguez Interiors is a full-service, top interior design firm based in Sarasota, Florida. Serving luxury residential, commercial, and hospitality clientele, the ARI studio consists of a team of highly accomplished creative professionals, under the leadership of acclaimed interior designer, Angela Rodriguez.
During an early career focused on commercial and hospitality design, notably of luxury resorts with global giants, RTKL and WATG, Angela dreamed of one day opening her own design firm that would

combine her world-class experience with a more personal connection with her clients, across a variety of project types.
Then, in 2009, turning market crash into opportunity, Angela decided to relocate to Sarasota and open her business, which has since grown into a highly respected, multiple award-winning design firm.
ARI’s signature approach to the creation of outstanding interiors, “Space as art,” was also the firm’s name for its first 10 years in business, until becoming Angela Rodriguez Interiors in 2019.

Now entering its second decade, ARI is sought after for its timeless, decidedly artful approach to interior design, combined with exceptional expertise in construction-heavy projects.

Angela Rodriguez Interiors has been featured in multiple publications, and is the recipient of eight ASID Design Excellence awards for its design of custom residences, design-driven corporate offices, and engaging hospitality environments.

OUR VALUES

INTEGRITY

At Angela Rodriguez Interiors we pride ourselves on our professional and personal integrity as much as on our award-winning design.
We value the trust our clients place in us with their homes, businesses, and dreams.

QUALITY

It gives us great joy to use our inside knowledge and resources to connect our clients with high quality furniture that fits their budget, as a better alternative to mass-produced retail stock. We prefer to source solid, American-made, upholstered furniture custom and straight from the factory as our go-to’s.

WELLBEING

We follow scientific advances, evidence-based strategy, and product innovations that can impact wellbeing in the built environment, so that we can guide you toward improved options that support healthy indoor air quality, are kinder to the planet, and can reduce exposure to unnecessary toxins.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

For each of our clients’ unique projects, we bring our expertise and passion to create places to thrive. At Angela Rodriguez Interiors we believe design directly affects, and should enhance, your life. Design of the spaces we inhabit affects the way we function and the way we feel. It is the ARI team’s privilege and joy to elevate our clients’ lives through design of the homes they live in and the businesses they work to grow.

Our mission is to use the vehicle of interior design to nurture health, happiness, prosperity, and wellbeing.