Principal Designer + CEO
Annie is a former art historian who developed her eye and aesthetic sensibilities studying 20th-century art and working in some of the nation’s top museums.
Annie graduated from Milton Academy and studied English and Art History at the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to earn an M.A. in Art History from Williams College. Her career in museums included an internship at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and senior positions at Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum & Library, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian.
In museums, Annie gradually realized that she had become too removed from art itself and how people interacted with it. She wanted to impact people’s lives, directly and visibly. After some coursework at the Corcoran College of Art + Design (now part of GW University), she took her love of art and color – and her training in color, balance, and proportion – and made the shift to interior design.
Today, Annie and her team create glorious, color-filled homes that inspire the people who live in them. She believes that when you live in a home that reflects who you are and what makes you tick, you feel invincible.
An Associate Member of ASID, the American Society of Interior Designers, Annie’s designs and insights have appeared in national publications such as Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Real Simple. Bossy color blog offers design guidance to readers around the globe.
Annie lives in Woodley Park with her husband, twin daughters, turtle, and puppy. Her favorite color is yellow.
AMY OLIVER BEAUPRÉ
With an English degree from Wellesley College and an M.A. in Art History from Williams College, Amy has more than 20 years of professional experience as an art historian, fine art appraiser, and interior design consultant. Amy’s design philosophy is that cheerful, inspiring interior spaces can be achieved with smart planning, strategic purchasing and repurposing, and adding the personal elements that bring character and soul to your home.
Amy and her family live in Takoma Park. Her favorite color is robin’s egg blue.
Christy, a native Californian, has had a passion for art and design from a young age, when her uncle gifted her a subscription to Architectural Digest. She earned degrees in politics and French before moving East and gaining a wide range of experience in project/program management, communications, speechwriting, marketing, and construction design. For six years she lived in Beijing with her family, where she learned Mandarin and volunteered for a number of causes. Her curiosity, voracious reading, and travels inform her creativity and design sensibility. She believes that good design is organic and should evolve with one’s interests and needs.
Christy lives in Chevy Chase, DC with her family. Her favorite color is green.
Born in Buenos Aires, Arantza moved to the DC area at a young age. Her formative years were shaped by her exposure to and fascination with the art and architecture of these two cities. Arantza maintained this fascination through college, earning a degree in Civil Engineering from Catholic University. Her first job was as a project engineer on the then-new Georgetown University Law School Library; she went on to work as an engineer in both the private and public sectors. Arantza also worked in the research sector evaluating innovative materials used in construction. Though her background is technical, she has never lost the wonder developed in her youth for things that are beautiful and proportionate. Fluent in English and Spanish, Arantza’s true passion lies in understanding the use of light, space, and color to maximize the aesthetic of a room.
Arantza lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her family. Her favorite color is pink.