At Smitty’s Fine Furniture, we are proud of our talented team of decorators! Our decorators work on-site in our Hanover and Kitchener locations to help our customers make informed decisions about purchasing new furniture, updating their existing pieces, and planning whole rooms that fit their budget and lifestyle.
August 2017’s Decorator of the Month is Annie!
Annie received her Interior Decorating certification at ICSC, a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design at OCADU, and has worked in furniture sales for over 10 years. Her furniture education is extensive, and includes courses in furniture history, design and manufacturing, and building furniture.
Annie believes appropriate interior decorating is essential as it can have a significant psychological impact on people's lives. Furnishings are not only functional, but can be an extension of oneself and will affect our moods and behaviours. As an example, Annie recently had a client who was unhappy with her dark living room as the sectional was too large and dark and it felt unwelcoming in the space. Annie’s solution was to create a brighter space with a lighter paint colour and more contemporary furniture for a light, airy, warm, and vibrant room that she now loves to use.
Annie believes that each room in a home should enhance one's life, even in a small way. This can happen by creating a calm and relaxing bedroom to promote a more restful sleep, a lively-feeling office to encourage productivityor a family room that feels warm and inviting to feel comfortable at the end of the day. Annie recognizes that each client is unique with different needs and personalities, so she makes sure to ask a lot of questions at the beginning of a consultation in order to best meet expectations.
For Annie, there is no such thing as a “difficult” room. There are always solutions! She is always happy to help and is thrilled when clients are pleased with the final result.
“Furniture and design have always been a huge part of my life. It is a pleasure to work at Smitty’s, solving client’s decorating dilemmas and having fun!”
Come on in to Smitty’s Kitchener and meet with Annie today!