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Cherie Thurlby is an accomplished designer, business owner, and long time member of the Interior Design Society. She began her career in design with an art background, after earning a B.A. in Interior Design from Miami University. She trained as a window treatment specialist, and as a color specialist for custom home builders, then became passionate about also gaining knowledge and experience in floor coverings, wall coverings, furniture and accessories. With over 30 years experience in the field, Cherie offers her clients full service design.

Highlights of Cherie’s design career include designing an IDS show house in 2004, which was published in Home and Design Magazine in March 2005. She also participated in the IDS Pop-up showcase in Spring 2012, and has designed several show houses for the Sarasota Orchestra.  

A veteran of the IDS Sarasota chapter, Cherie Thurlby has served as Secretary, President, and National Board Member of IDS. She currently serves as Vice President of the Sarasota chapter of IDS.  Cherie’s favorite part about IDS is the opportunity it gives her to be a part of a professional, national, organization with people who are creative and passionate about design, color, fashion, fabric, art, beauty, the environment, comfort, home, people, community...Cherie says she just never runs out of creative and exciting things to talk about with her fellow IDS members!

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