Biography | Sarasota Florida Interior Design - Sarasota Interior Decorator Micheline Laberge


Micheline Laberge, ASID began her design career and education in Chicago.  As a graduate of Harrington Institute of Interior Design,
she earned a bachelor’s degree of Interior Design, where her intuitive skills developed into specialities that would become apparent in all of her future projects. Emphasis on interior space planning, interior detailing, are simply the highlights of knowledge and skills offered by this accomplished designer.  As a member of ASID  (American Society of Interior Designers) since 1981, she became NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certified in 1988 and licensed by the State of Florida in Interior Design in 1989.

Most recently, the credentials of  LEED AP, (Leadership in Environmental Energy and Design -Associate Practitioner) in 2009, was added to her list of accomplishments. After many years of working for other design firms, architects & high end retailers, she began the design firm, MICHELINE LABERGE, ASID  in 2002.  A portfolio of projects would range from luxury homes in Texas, Indiana, and Florida, to commercial projects from Chicago, to Orlando and Miami.  Primarily concentrating on projects in the Sarasota Gulf Coast area, her award winning designs have been published in local and national publications over the years and has recognized her as one of the top Design Firms in the Tampa Area in 2008.

Through her years of experience and education she has become well adversed in construction and interiors  to take projects from  conception to installation.  Technical aspects of a project, such as lighting, millwork, and interior details where it involves current technology, equipment and electronics or Green and Environmental concerns, are familiar issues.  The experience to approach  these elements early on in the design process and implement them as part of the overall interior design is what contributes to the success of  her beautiful interiors.

She has also been instrumental in designing fabrics, wall covering, furniture lines, and carpets for many of her projects with major manufacturers.

All of which contributes the to extensive list of services that can be provided and customized to fit the individuals project needs.  Services can include:

  • Furniture Selection & Coordination
  • Lighting Design
  • Custom Drapery, Blinds, & Shutters
  • Flooring Products & Installation
  • Kitchen & Bath Design*
  • Office Design
  • Space Planning &Interior Detailing
  • Remodel & New Construction Design
  • Project Coordination
  • Accessory & Artwork Selections
  • Color Scheme Development
  • Restaurant & Hospitality Design
  • Wholesale Resources & Showrooms
  • Home Theater Design
  • LEED AP Designer for Green Projects
  • CAD Drawing Preparation/Plan Submittals
  • Home Staging & Model Merchandising
  • Tenant Lease Space Development
  • Warehousing, & Delivery Services
  • Certified & Insured Tradesman

(*In addition, the business also expanded in 2009, to include 20/20 programing for the custom cabinetry line of DECORA’ cabinets.)