Thank you, House Beautiful online! I’m very proud to be featured in Lauren Smith’s article about interior designers’ favorite ways to impact a room in a big way — on a small budget. You have exactly one guess as to what my #1 tip is. That’s right: paint ;) But there are more! Check out the article when […]
Hello, Gentle Readers! Under the heading, “change is good” (subheading, “a slippery slope”), the walls in my living room are now blush (Benjamin Moore’s 050 Pink Moiré)! I desperately wanted to use Farrow & Ball paint. The product is amazing, and I’ve been eager to get back to it…the depth of color is just so gorgeous. […]
One morning, our kitchen looks like this: And that afternoon, the kitchen looks like this: It’s kind of like watching surgery on yourself, you know? Best not to look ;) Bossy color | Annie Elliott interiors is based in Washington, D.C. We create outrageously beautiful homes, starting with color.
When we first moved into this house, our twin daughters were 6 months old.
(They’re fraternal, not identical, but they go through stages of looking very, very similar. Age 6 months was one of those times; try as I might, I have no idea who this kid is.)
We decided to keep the girls in the same room as long as we could – heck, they shared a CRIB for several months when they were first born, so sharing a room was a no-brainer….
I love small businesses. I mean, I know I am one, so that makes sense, but when a professional photographer and a letterpress owner /graphic designer said they needed a bossy basic for a new meeting space, I jumped at it.
They each have their own offices, but they decided to go in on a nice room in a central location where they could meet with clients. This is the room before. Not huge….
You say, “hallway,” I say, “library.”
This area a master suite was woefully underused. It’s too wide to be considered a true hallway, but it’s too narrow to be treated like a room.
Since this client is a GENIUS with photographs and has roughly a gazillion, we thought it might be handy to have some shelves where she could store completed albums as well as unframed pictures in boxes. Open shelves and closed storage, in other words….
Not so long ago, I spoke with you about “art walls.” We started with WHAT to Hang, then moved on to how to FRAME it, and then how to HANG it.
Seems I got one of my clients all riled up.
There’s a gigantic blank wall in her cheerful gray dining room….