We were thrilled to work on so many amazing projects in 2018 — and with such fantastic clients! (Seriously: we can’t overstate the importance of that.) But there are a few things we’re especially proud of. Here are 5 decorating highlights from Annie Elliott | bossy color in 2018.
1. The dramatic dining room transformation. You remember this one — you can see more before ‘n after pictures in this blog post. We had been considering a blushy wall color, but when Amy and I saw this wallpaper, we knew that was the way to go. Luckily, the clients agreed.
2. Cheetah carpeting. And not in a swinging ’70’s bachelor pad. It’s a gorgeous, classic family home with lovely clients. As my colleagues always say: “Animal prints are a neutral!” You be the judge.
3. The twofer: wallpaper with TWO zingy trim colors. How bold is this client, please? The egg-yolk yellow paneling goes down the stairs, and wallpaper with light blue trim waits at the bottom. Ah. Mazing.
4. Complementing — not competing with — a client’s fabulous art collection. We feel so lucky when clients collect interesting art. The trick is to show it off while not going totally neutral on the furnishings. (I mean, that’s ONE approach; it’s just not OUR approach.) We were really excited about how this residence turned out.
5. Standing up to neutral with DARK BLUE WALLS! There was nothing wrong with this living room, but the clients didn’t feel that it reflected them. (And it’s true: this family is so much more fun and interesting than the “before” picture would have you believe.) We did want to keep the amazing drapes, though — we were tickled to learn that they were purchased from a recent design house. The darker walls really show them off.
Happy New Year, Gentle Readers! Please remember that we can always find room in our schedule for interesting, challenging projects like these. If you or a friend is ready to make your home beautiful and livable, please be in touch. We’d love to hear from you.
Annie Elliott | bossy color is a design firm based in Washington, DC. Annie’s design work has appeared in numerous local and national publications, most recently The Washington Post, Home & Design, Washingtonian magazine, and The New York Times.