Annie Elliott, Associate ASID

School: M.A., Williams College, History of Art
Company: bossy color | Annie Elliott Interior Design
Washington, DC 20008-4122
Phone: (202) 265-0443

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Designer Profile

Annie developed her eye and aesthetic sensibilities studying 20th-century art and working in some of the nation's top museums. Annie graduated from Milton Academy in 1988 and studied English and Art History at the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to earn an M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art. Her career in museums included an internship at New York's Museum of Modern Art and senior positions at Philadelphia's Rosenbach Museum & Library, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Annie ultimately realized that she was too removed from art itself and how people interacted with it. What really fascinated her was the relationship between people and their surroundings.

After some coursework at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, she took her love of art and color-and her training in color, balance, and proportion-and made the shift to interior design.

Annie and her team create outrageously beautiful, color-filled homes that inspire the people who live in them. She believes that when you live in a home that reflects who you are and what makes you tick, you feel invincible.

Services Offered

Bossy color is a full-service interior design firm. We create and implement Design Plans that include thoughtful color palettes, antique and modern furniture, rugs, pillows, wallcovering, light fixtures, custom window treatments, and, importantly, artwork.

Awards & Publications

Annie's design insights have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Real Simple, Family Circle, and other publications. Annie is co-author of the book, Conceptualize, Create, Communicate: Designing Living Spaces with Google SketchUp (Pearson, 2012), and the bossy color blog is read by design enthusiasts around the globe.

A bossy traditional navy and red family room in Chevy Chase, MD
Close-up of custom navy sofas, Schumacher drapes, and Oriental carpet in Chevy Chase, MD.
Dark blue, red, and ivory master bedroom with custom headboard
Blue and ivory foyer and living room
Contemporary house in Washington, D.C.
Contemporary living area in Washington, D.C.
Contemporary dining room with Brazilian influence
Green wallpapered living room with blue velvet sofa and mirror
Bossy traditional egg-yolk yellow living room
English sideboard with reupholstered antique chair
View from yellow living room into wallpapered foyer
Sitting room with Mondrian-inspired bookshelves
Farrow & Ball wallpaper and gold mirror in a redecorated powder room
Master bath with blue shower tile
Asian-inspired dining room
Asian-inspired dining room with large gold-accented cabinet
Georgetown living room with blue sofa and leather club chairs
Georgetown living room with Roman Shades