ANGELA RODRIGUEZ, CEO + Director of Design

▫️Professional Member, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
▫️Registered Interior Designer, Florida Board of Architecture & Interior Design
▫️Certified, National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)
▫️LEED Accredited Professional, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
▫️Bachelor of Fine Arts, with honors, Ringling College of Art and Design
▫️Gold List, Luxe Interiors and Design Magazine

Angela Rodriguez is an award-winning, Florida-based interior designer known for creating uplifting spaces that stir the soul as well as nurture the body, or what she calls “places to thrive.” Crafting each project as a unique, artful composition, her work draws from principles of fine art and architecture, and the restorative influence of nature, expertly customized and personal to each client. 

Angela credits her refined eye for color, form, light, and composition as a designer to an early and intensive fine arts foundation. Her art education began as a child, with regular drawing lessons from her grandfather, an artist and draftsman. She then embarked upon a full-time schedule of courses at Moore College of Art and Design in Center City Philadelphia each summer of her childhood. There she grew up with daily drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, metalsmithing, and mixed media techniques in an art college environment beginning at age 10. Ultimately, Angela decided to apply her artistry to the built environment, and in 2005 earned her BFA in Interior Design at Sarasota’s Ringling College of Art and Design. While a student at Ringling College, Angela received numerous “Best of Ringling” awards, and in 2020 was named to the college’s list of most Distinguished Alumni.

Angela launched her interior design career at two global “Hospitality Giant”  architecture & design firms crafting luxury hotels, resorts, spas, and spectacular amenity spaces around the world. This opportunity provided her with invaluable experience working collaboratively within an architectural firm environment, on complex new construction properties. Her commitment to the mastery of her chosen field of interior design inspired her to earn her NCIDQ certification, Florida registration (#ID5193), and LEED Accredited Professional certification.

In 2009, Angela returned to Sarasota to open a design firm with the vision of combining her world-class experience with a more personal, boutique level of service and connection with her clients. Angela Rodriguez Interiors has since grown into one of Florida’s most renowned interior design firms, with offices in Sarasota and Naples. Now in its 15th year, ARI is sought after for its decidedly artful approach to interiors led by Angela, an all-star design and support team, and for the firm’s individual, attentive service to clients. Angela Rodriguez and her team have been featured in multiple print publications, named to the prestigious Luxe Gold List, and garnered such project recognition as: National Association of Home Builders’ Best in American Living, ASID Florida South’s Design Excellence, and Southeast Building Conference Aurora Awards.

Outside of her love of interior design, Angela enjoys exploring new places, nature, good books, live music, Mediterranean-ish cooking… and especially spending time with her husband, Pablo, and their 3 children.