My passion has always been interior decoration, color and arranging things to create a balanced and beautiful home. I was matching colors in selecting my clothes since the age of 3 and am still known for my instincts in harmonizing colors. It is a natural talent, and I am grateful for the joy that creating beautiful homes has brought in my life.
Early on, I realized that having a beautiful and comfortable home does not require going out and buying all new expensive furniture. While that is certainly nice, it is not realistic for most people who live on a budget.
I remember using fruit crates as bookcases in my first apartment. I still have a sideboard in my house that bought many years ago for $50 that I took a garden hose to and reworked. It is still there even though I could replace it with something new. It is often mistaken for a valuable antique. I also appreciate the effect beauty and balance, both indoors and outdoors, has on the way I feel and relax when I am at home.
I practiced law for many years and during those years, for fun, I’ve helped friends with many decorating projects, move-in suggestions for bringing their personality to a new home, furniture arrangements, color selections, hanging art and even hanging wallpaper and making draperies. After helping a physician friend with a decorating project, she sent me an email (it may have been 2 emails) saying that I was wasting my time practicing law– my decorating talent was being wasted.
I am excited to have now opened my own interior redesign business, ChambreChic and look forward to working with clients to create their own beautiful spaces.
I completed a 5-day Association of Design Education interior redesign training program with Barbara Greene of Redesign Today where I learned much about the science of furniture placement, hanging art and the basic components of how to accomplish a successful redesign. It involves both art and science. The opportunity to put the skills I learned to work as we completed redesign projects in 3 homes gave me the opportunity to see the client delight and pleasure when they came home to a redesigned space.
I believe a home should be a nurturing, comfortable environment in which to relax and live life in and share with friends and family. I also think that all homes should include a bit of whimsy in the form of art, accessories or garden elements to make you smile when you walk in the door.
June 7, 2016
Anne is gifted with an eye for attractive home décor. Her suggestions for what will spice up what you already have and for additions that will contribute to your other furnishings are original, creative and amazingly affordable. And best of all, she works with you, understanding your own needs and interests, to develop a pleasing home atmosphere well suited to you and your family. We whole heartedly recommend her!
Ted P. and Marian J.