About Us

Tracee Murphy

CEO & Principal Designer, NCIDQ (FL ID 5829)


An expert in the psychology of interior design

Favorite Cocktail – Bees Knees

Tracee Murphy

CEO & Principal Designer, NCIDQ (FL ID 5829)

Thanks to degrees in interior design and psychology, Tracee understands how your home’s interior can impact your moods and the way you live. She is particularly skilled at listening to her client’s needs to develop spaces that meet and exceed expectations. From managing multiple perspectives on a project to staying abreast of the latest codes, Tracee thrives on reflecting “Your Style of Living.”

Tracee and her team believe that each project is unique, with its own singular design aesthetic. To that end, she and her team work to reflect the personality of each homeowner or business behind the space. Her passion is for classic styling with a relaxed and sophisticated feeling.

A licensed interior designer in Florida, Tracee regularly attends continuing education classes to ensure she is constantly evolving in her approach while also remaining up to date on all health and safety requirements.

When she isn’t creating beautiful living spaces, Tracee loves traveling the world, walking the beach and enjoying the “salt life.” She regularly supports the arts and culture that Sarasota has to offer, but most of all, she relishes spending time with her family and dogs, George Washington and Sophie Jo, who you’ll find in the TMI Design Studio on most days.

Casey Liptak

Senior Designer

If Casey had to sum up her design philosophy it would be a belief in the importance of reflecting one’s self in their personal space. Growing up amongst creative thinkers, it was no surprise that Casey would also gravitate towards a creative field. Design came naturally to her, leading her to pursue a Bachelor of Interior Design at Miami University (Ohio). Today, Casey brings her passion for luxury residential interior design to TMI, when she isn’t indulging in her interest in graphic design. Her love for exploring Photoshop has made her TMI’s resident rendering expert! Outside of work, Casey is a newlywed who spends her spare time happily exploring all Sarasota has to offer with her husband.

Favorite Snack – Charcuterie Board


Naturally gifted in design, renderings & organization


VIP Extraordinaire — she holds us all together

Brandy Smith

Operations Manager

A detail guru, Brandy’s organization is only matched by her passion for design. She immerses herself in the behind-the-scenes work and planning that goes into all TMI’s award-winning designs. With more than 10 years of experience in project management and planning, Brandy keeps all the details of our projects on track and ensures our team functions cohesively. In 2020, she earned the distinction of being named to the Business Observer’s list of 40 under 40 honorees.

A native of Sarasota and, also newly married, Brandy is delighted to be back in her hometown with her husband, Daniel. After a decade in Washington D.C., she is excited to explore all that is new in this corner of Florida, especially the new parks with her energetic chocolate lab, Luca.

Favorite Board Game ­— Azul

as a team, we believe in


facING challenges with optimism

In the design industry, detours are bound to happen, but our team is always prepared with not only a Plan B, but a Plan C and D as well. We always face challenges prepared and with optimism.


We understand the importance of being accountable not only to our clients but also to the incredible vendors, contractors, and architects we work with as well.


Collaboration between our design and operations teams, our clients, our project partners and our vendors is extremely important in our From Plans to Pillows process.

treasurING our clients

Trade Mark Interiors would not be what it is today without our incredible clients. We do not take for granted the amazing opportunity we have been given to make your home just as you have envisioned.

style forward DESIGN

Our team spends lots of time researching, testing, and engaging with all of the newest design elements, styles and trends. We invest time in attending design markets, seminars, classes and camps. Expanding our knowledge is something that will always be at the forefront of Trade Mark Interiors.