Hi, I’m Annie Diamond and I’ve always loved creating a beautiful home for our family. We have lived in quite a few places and currently live in a quaint New England town just 40 miles from NYC. My husband and I have been married for almost 30 years! Our kids are 18 and 22. Patrick is just starting college and Madeline just finished and has her first job in NYC. Madeline is a writer and sometimes writes for MLT. I enjoy sharing recipes, DIY, travel, coffee shops we’ve found and loved and of course anything home decor.
Our current home was built in 1900 and has been a bit of a project both inside and out. My husband is the most talented person I know. He can make anything from a sketch (prior to cellphones that’s how every project began). We would shop Montana Avenue in Santa Monica and La Brea Boulevard in LA and if we found a piece of furniture we liked, I would sketch it and Brent would figure out a way to build it. This was during the peak of Shabby Chic so it didn’t have to be perfect. We have always loved the mix of rustic with modern. My favorite piece of furniture is our Saarinen Tulip Table which sits beside a built-in bench that Brent built, from a sketch.
I am currently working part-time as a Design Advisor at Serena & Lily in Westport, CT. Serena & Lily is a home and lifestyle brand with a California point of view. It’s no secret that I have a love for California having lived there not once, but twice. The best thing about working at S&L is that I get to help people create beautiful rooms and spaces with a fresh perspective that knows no rules. And I can say that my co-workers are among my closest friends. We get to call collaboration and design– work!
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