Contemporary Sarasota Designers

Cheryl Gaddie

CG Designs

Mark H. Smith

Smith Architects

Christine Younkman

Interior Stylist

Cheryl Gaddie, founder of CG Designs, specializes in creating unique contemporary interiors in Southwest Florida. Sourcing only the finest materials and working with the area's top local suppliers, Cheryl connects with clients to ensure projects are completed on budget and on time. Having renovated several of the area's finest homes, Cheryl has successfully expanded into the commercial arena by designing the newly-opened Daiquiri Deck on Lido Key.

A finalist in 2010's SubZero/Wolf kitchen competition, Cheryl's twenty-five years experience has made her an industry leader in kitchen and bathroom design.

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Mark H. Smith is a fully-credentialed LEED certified architect with over 30 years experience designing contemporary homes and commercial spaces. A true fan of the Sarasota School made famous by Paul Rudolph and Gene Leedy, Mark's specialty is reminiscent of the modern style often found among Sarasota's beautiful barrier islands.

A native to Siesta Key and member of the Florida chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Mark is known throughout the region for his careful attention to detail and true respect for the environment. Mark's coastal-inspired renderings capture the essence of contemporary architecture and his full-service approach ensures clients are happy through final project completion.

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Christine Younkman was raised in High Point, North Carolina, once considered the furniture capital of the world. With 18 years of field work in NC and FL, Christine has managed all aspects of design and project management. Starting with the initial project contract stage, Christine has seen projects through the various levels of furniture design and product development including manufacturing and merchandising through shipping and final retail delivery.

Christine has traveled the U.S. creating showrooms for several noteworthy furniture brands including: Bernhardt, Pennsylvania House, Drexel, Bassett and Stanley Furniture. Christine is currently an Interior Stylist with expertise in furniture and fabric sourcing and more through CG Designs.

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