“Annie finds the right balance between respecting the tastes of the homeowner and sharing her own ideas on design and decor. She is competent, honest, direct, knowledgeable, flexible and fun.”
Olivia Morgan, Cleveland Park
“Sometimes I look around my place and think about what it would be like if I had decorated it by myself. It would have white walls, plain venetian blinds, neutral floor coverings and bookcases scattered throughout the rooms – and, in truth, that would be just fine. But, after working with Annie, what I have instead is a beautiful palette of colors on the walls, elegant Roman shades, bold patterns on my rug and kitchen floor, and a soaring floor to ceiling bookcase! And, the best part is, what I did with Annie is more a true reflection of me than had I done it ‘my way’.”
Barbara L., Cleveland Park
“Annie, the most discerning and unbossy of designers, nudged, cajoled, and persuaded us to follow the path not of least resistance, but impeccable taste. Our house was transformed.”
Jacob Heilbrunn, Cleveland Park
“We bought a large home in Chevy Chase which needed a lot of cosmetic work. Thanks to Annie, it got a complete, gorgeous makeover. From advice to the contractors on structural changes, to paint colors and fabrics, our house has been transformed. I would have NEVER come up with the ideas we used for colors, rugs, and fabrics, yet, somehow, the style of our house is so me. I think this is Annie’s genius.
I’m also so appreciative of her ability to incorporate the furniture we already had. She has a real knack for mixing the old with the new and livening up a room. We have a living room full of antiques which were looking a bit tired and stuffy in their old setting. Thanks to Annie, our living room feels fresh and young and classic all at the same time. ”
Dana Little Jackson, Chevy Chase, Maryland
“We finally decided to renovate our house after much angst and really didn’t think about hiring a decorator. However, the process was so overwhelming – we had to move out for about five months during construction – that we realized very quickly we needed professional help. Annie made all the difference and gave us a sense of control over our project. Not only did she pick out the most fabulous colors, fixtures, rugs, knobs and window treatments for our house, but she laid out every decision for every room in spreadsheets to make things easier for us. We never dreamt of having a storybook house, but Annie worked her magic within our budget and now we have an incredible house!”
Sarah Beaton, Arlington, VA
“My wife and I purchased and carefully renovated a terrific 1911 Foursquare home in historic Hyattsville last year and commissioned Annie to work with us on the interior color scheme. She gave us excellent suggestions for the entire house and we followed each and every room recommendation.
Visitors to our home remark first and repeatedly on the wonderful colors. From the rich red foyer to the calm and lovely lavender master bedroom, the colors make the house a showpiece and a wonderful place in which to live. And on top of that, she was a joy to work with.”
Peter S., Hyattsville, Maryland
“It’s great working with Annie. One of the things my husband and I like is her ability to work with the things we already have. She has a knack for looking at the whole house and moving items, furniture and rugs to better places… her eye for color and fabric surpasses anyone else’s I’ve ever worked with.”
Mary Beth O., Hillyer Place, Dupont Circle
“Annie saw the decorating direction I was headed and, with her great taste and imagination, created a fun, hip, and modern interior for a small traditional apartment that is easy to live with and reflects my style. Her guidance was invaluable in quickly setting the overall atmosphere and for accommodating additions in the future. Plus we came in under budget!”
Adam, Cleveland Park
“My husband and I have come to rely on Annie’s expertise for all of our decorating decisions. She recently helped us re-design our master bathroom. Her involvement made the project a huge success and eliminated all of the stress we had about taking on such a big task.
“Annie also chose the paint colors for our entire house and helped us make decisions on furniture purchases and placement. We have found her extremely easy to work with: she’s great at listening and giving sound advice, and she’s very organized and accessible.”
Nicole Anzia, American University Park
“When we recently bought a 1950′s Cape Cod, we knew that we would need to make some cosmetic changes and redo the kitchen. However, we had the additional challenge of incorporating many recently inherited antiques in with my more youthful, casual style. We definitely needed a professional!
Annie helped me step by step, from choosing paint colors, molding, and upholstery, to facilitating the production of our window treatments, to placing artwork and furniture. I was most impressed with her interest in using and adapting what we already had, rather than making costly suggestions to purchase more furniture right away.
Our kitchen was a story within itself. When we first began the project, I was six months pregnant, so Annie knew she had a tight deadline and a very anxious client! She kept the project on track and coordinated beautifully with our contractor and cabinet maker. We had a fabulous, elegant kitchen completed a week before our baby boy was born. Annie chose colors, textures and accents that complemented the rest of the house, making what was the Achilles’ heel of our home into my favorite room.
Before meeting Annie, I always considered myself a fairly decent designer and swore I’d never hire someone to do what I thought I could do myself. However, after seeing Annie’s work, I may never be able to make another decorating decision without calling her first!”
Ann Smith, Chevy Chase, Maryland