Brawner-Riley is a contributor and the owner of Christy Brawner Interiors in Fargo, N.D. A native of California, Brawner-Riley moved to Fargo in 2012 when her husband took a job at NDSU. Previously owning an online vintage accessory shop and a partner in several boutique furniture stores, her itch to get back to design was strong. After having her first little girl, Brawner-Riley decided to pursue her passion and opened Christy Brawner Interiors in December 2015. Now with a 10-month-old and 3-year-old, she looks at her projects from not only a design eye but a mom’s perspective of function. Brawner-Riley has worked on projects from corporate decor, remodels, realtor staging, kids spaces and rooms to interior finishes. She has also participated in the Holiday Home Tour and Parade of Homes. Find more at christybrawnerinteriors.com, Facebook, or Instagram @christybrawnerinteriors.