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Annie’s educational background includes English, art history and design. From there she built a career that included several senior staff positions at the nation’s top museums – places where she was able to develop her eye and aesthetic sensibilities. Seeking a more personal relationship with art and design “consumers” and believing that people’s environments directly impact the quality of their lives, Annie turned to interior design in 2004 and started bossy color.
Having played around a bit with bold color and patterns, I appreciate how challenging it can be to pull it off in a way that “works”. Clearly Annie has a masterful eye, mixing bold color, patterns, and furniture (both modern and vintage/junk) in a way that simply works. The spaces have a great feel, as though no one is taking themselves too seriously.
She writes a very popular blog that has become a showcase for both her design abilities and her sense of humor. The post that includes the images above reassures her readers that she hasn’t gone too matchy-matchy in the bedroom; furthermore, she points out that these same accent pillows were (accurately) described as “sad” when they lived on her dark blue sofa. Not only is it fun to read, her approach reminds people that design should ultimately be fun. It’s clear that she approaches her environments with a willingness to experivment – a great attitude as there are always new things to learn and things to try!
She puts together unexpected combinations like these grey-blue walls with a modern red lattice rug; and she remains vigilant to her clients’ needs : When the children grow out of their grab-anything-within-reach-with-their-grubby-little-mitts phase – ah, we remember it well! – we’ll do a floor-length, sheer linen drape on a curved rod on that massive window.
bossy color offers the full range of design services right down to a bossy basic : design guidance in the form of a two-hour design blitz. During our bossy basic, we might move furniture around, choose some paint colors, and decide what’s worth keeping, what’s worth rehabilitating, and what’s worth replacing. You’ll end up with specific recommendations for furniture, lighting, rugs and where to buy them; action items that you can then execute on your own dime and timeframe. What a great option for those who don’t need / want a full-service designer? And frankly, I’d just love to spend 2 hours with Annie and her team – I know that it would be action-packed and full of laughs.
Annie’s blog is also used as a tool for encouragement to try new things; lately, she has a love for wallpaper, so she provides her readers with advice on how to use it (accent walls and powder rooms) and provides beautiful images culled from the design world.
If you are in the Georgetown area, stop by our FLOR location (Cady’s Alley) and meet Annie and her team in person on August 30th. We have no doubt that it will be educational, inspiration and mainly a whole lot of fun.
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Dayka is an interior designer with a hands on approach. Frequently, she can be found second-hand shop- ping, antiquing and estate sale-ing – always looking for the next vintage piece that she will apply her signature 3R’s to (Rescue – Reuse – Reinvent). As a designer she excels at helping people define their personal style and then use that understanding to create a space that truly reflects your personality and lifestyle. She was a design assistance on TBS’ Movie and a Makeover and now spends her time writing the popular blog DRD and running Room Service Atlanta, a non-profit charity that organizes Atlanta designers to provide pro-bono design services to area homeless shelters.
On Dayka’s blog, you can see some of her projects as a work in progress – we love seeing all the different patterns together, it definitely creates curiosity about the final room design. Her blog also conveys her love of vintage furniture and the fresh ways she has found to update pieces. She’s a big fan of Instagram, check out her collection below of vintage finds that she will be apply the three R’s to (Rescue, Reuse, Reinvent) !
Stop by our Atlanta store on August 30th and perhaps Dayka will divulge some of her favorite vintage haunts – clearly she’s good at turning up furniture with “good bones.” And the prices would make you drool. She is full of energy and ideas, so this is an opportunity not to be missed!