Sharon Lake-Gargano has been practicing design for over twenty five years. She began her career in the commercial field of design. Her own interior design practice became a dream realized in 1993, focusing on residential design yet still maintaining a presence in the commercial market.
Sharon is a professional member of the Alliance of Interior Designers (AID) and is certified by the Council for Qualification of Residential Interior Designers (CQRID). Sharon is a former President and board member for the local chapter of the Interior Design Society (IDS) and is currently serving on committees for the newly formed Alliance of Interior Designers (AID). She was asked by the CEO of IDS National to jury the drafting portion of CQRID exams for 2003.
Ann Flowers has been practicing design for twenty years. Ann is a graduate of East Carolina University with a BFA in Interior Design. Her primary experience is in kitchen design. She has had the opportunity to design large, small and commercial kitchen spaces. A continuous student she keeps memberships with National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and Alliance of Interior Designers (AID).
Awards and Publications...
Junior League of Raleigh's 2009 Showcase of Kitchens We recently participated in the 2009 Showcase of Kitchens. There were 10 kitchens selected for the tour, three of which were designed by Sharon Lake-Gargano. Junior League of Raleigh Showcase of Kitchens
Builder/Architect Magazine: January/February 2008 Sharon was the designer of choice for a special feature article in Builder/Architect magazine. Builder/Architect Magazine Archives
6th Annual New Homes & Ideas Dream Home Sharon was one of the thirteen local Interior Design Society members that showcased their combined talents in working on this home. New Homes & Ideas
Anthemion Award This award was presented in June of 2005 to the award winning IDS Team for Historic Preservation of the Mordecai House interiors. Mordecai House
Other Publications Sharon has been interviewed for various articles appearing in the News and Observer such as: an interview on High Point Market news, an article in the Home and Garden section featuring a Theater Room designed by Sharon, and a master bath featured in the N & O designed in 2004 for a local Raleigh couple. www.newsobserver.com