We don’t believe in trends.
We do believe in tasteful, inviting homes that make you happy every time you walk through the door.
At Annie Elliott | bossy color, we create homes that delight today and for years to come. We combine our clients’ favorite pieces – objects that hold special meaning, such as a rug, chest, or painting – with the very best furnishings on the market. The result is a fresh, highly personalized home that withstands the rigors of family living and shines when you entertain.
We’re a full-service design firm. So not only do we create a design plan for you – we also make it happen.
Most important is getting to know you and understanding how you live. We walk through your house with you, look at pictures you’ve saved and we present, and ask many, many questions.
Then we create a highly personalized design plan that reflects your taste, passions, and life experiences. The plan may include fresh paint colors. Whimsical wallpaper. Modern, durable fabric to make your grandmother’s chairs family-friendly. A clean-lined table to complement a vintage chair – or an antique sideboard to set off a contemporary chandelier.
The Implementation phase is where the design plan comes to life. We place orders and track deliveries. We schedule the service providers — painters, wallpaper hangers, window treatment fabricators, carpet installers — and monitor their work. We manage the entire process, from ordering the first chair through hanging the last picture.
We will be delighted to help you with your DC-area residence, your weekend home in rural Virginia or on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, or anywhere else you’ve chosen to put down roots.
We believe in being house-proud – and so do our clients.
Annie and her team at bossy color are fantastic. Annie has helped us decorate our entire house, from furniture selection, to rugs, window dressing and accessories. Annie's sense of style and color are impeccable. Annie was also critical in assisting us with design advice when we renovated our kitchen last year. I would recommend Annie and her team to anyone looking for an amazing (and down-to-earth) designer!"Ada Fernandez Johnson, Chevy Chase, MD
"I have been working with Annie for 6 years. Our projects have included a large colonial home in Chevy Chase, MD and an old farm house (built in the early 1800s) out on the Chesapeake Bay. She and her team are top-notch. She has been consistently responsible with project budgets. She has helped us with renovations and the interior design of two homes, and she routinely presents options at different price points. In addition to presenting gorgeous, inspired designs, and helping me create homes that my family loves, she and her team are extremely professional and detail-oriented. I would highly recommend them to anyone."Dana Jackson, Potomac, MD
"Annie was a joy to work with. We used her for both of our remodels and would recommend her to anyone. Annie worked with the architect, contractor, and us to make sure all the details were right and took our tastes and budget into consideration. She is a delight."Sarah Despres, Chevy Chase, DC
"We were stumped. My wife and I have renovated our house 20 years ago and it was showing its age. An architect told us about Annie Elliott, so we contacted her. It was the best decision we've made since buying the house. Annie had an ability to listen and then with our input develop a resolution that incorporated out tastes, but took them to a new level that provided a focus and effect that were alone were unable to achieve. She mixed our antiques with new pieces; she took our walls and gave us colors that were vibrant. She made our house come alive - and we have so benefited and enjoyed the result. The best part of all this was working with Annie. She was not just an interior decorator or designer, she was our guru, counselor, and partner. She never let us down."Bill and Virginia James, Capitol Hill
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Annie and her team at bossy color are fantastic. Annie has helped us decorate our entire house, from furniture selection, to rugs, window dressing and accessories, Annie’s sense of style and color are impeccable. Annie was also critical in assisting us with design advice when we renovated our kitchen last year. I would recommend Annie and her team to anyone looking for an amazing (and down-to-earth) designer!”
Ada Fernandez Johnson, Chevy Chase, MD