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CARLA THORNING

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

carla@shelterinteriors.net

Carla loves how Interior Design allows her to collaborate with different types of people and express her creativity.  She studied Interior design at the NASAD accredited program at Chico State University and after living in Italy for summer, continued her Interior Design education at CIDA accredited program at Colorado State University. Upon graduating with a Liberal Arts degree, She began her career with an Interior Design firm in Colorado where she worked on residential, commercial and hospitality design projects as well as custom furniture design.  She then took a marketing and merchandising position with a top 10 national homebuilder.  Here she worked with the architecture department on exterior elevations and color schemes, floorplan design, space planning and model home merchandising throughout Colorado and California.  Once she had a family, she left corporate America and shifted her focus to my husband’s custom homebuilding company, where she provided architectural consulting and interior design services for our high-end residential clients.  In her free time you’ll often find her enjoying dinner and drinks in downtown Bozeman with family and friends.  She also loves to run, ski, fish or anything outdoors.  Mostly, She is an avid spectator in her three kids’ sports and activities and a professional after-school taxi driver.

Can’t live without: “coffee, mascara and sushi”

Favorite phrase:  “Boom!”

Where I’d rather be:  “On a black sand beach in Faial”