Friday, November 14, 2008

More Construction!

The team began another ABRID Bathroom Remodel this week. We are removing the old fiberglass tub, and installing a beautiful tiled shower, with glass block enclosure. We are also adding a doorway to connect 2 bedrooms. Check back for photo updates daily!


The master bath project is moving along smoothly. Demolition has turned to construction!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I am a Finalist!

My design board was selected as a finalist in the Blogging Top Design Swarovski Challenge! This means that Margaret Russell of Elle Decor Magazine is viewing my work. I am so thrilled!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


My team began demolition on the Keller Master Bath Remodel. Everything went it!

Monday, November 10, 2008


My local Chamber of Commerce has written a feature article about me in this month's news letter!
Spotlight on Member
Annilee Ramirez & ABR Interior Design Bring Style to Sachse
Annilee Ramirez has been working as a designer since 2003. After completing all of the requirements for licensing in 2007, Annilee received her Interior Design license from the State of Texas.
Although she was originally employed by Interior Designer Firms in Austin and Dallas, Annilee is now based in Sachse. Annilee officially started ABR Interior Design in January 2008.
After attending art school at UT Austin, I worked in the feature film and television industry in art departments and set decorating. After 5 years, I decide to venture into the real world, hoping to make more of an impact in my own community.
Annilee says, “I am truly inspired by my clients. Everyone has new ideas and presents new challenges to create great design. I can offer very personalized flexible design services. As an independent designer, I can work any way that my clients feel comfortable, without preconceived restrictions. I have met so many great local business owners. The Chamber has helped build my confidence as an independent business woman, by knowing that I am not alone!”

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Blogging Top Design - Swarovski Challenge

Of course, after following this season of Top Design, I entered their on-line competition. I had so much fun with my design! ---Drum Roll Please ---- my submission was selected for display on the Blogging Top Design site and the Surroundings site!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Custom Funky Chandelier

I just finished creating this custom chandelier. I found the pair of ugly, dirty green fixtures at a junk store downtown. Spray paint, some new wiring and a colorful mix of sparkley jewels was all it took to make this super funky, very original chandelier! I needed some more whimsy in my kitchen!
~New Custom Ceiling Medalion~

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Custom Lamp ~ Before and After

After reading Eddie Ross' blog today, I decided to post my custom lamp creation. It came from a movie set I worked on a long time ago. It was ugly, but I loved it! The shade is dupioni silk, and the base is brass and wood, so it was easy to update. I painted the base with spray paint, then added details with a brush. I used a very intense solution of water and Rit Dye in a regular spray bottle, and sprayed the shade. A little ribbon for accent, and Viola!
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it look's amazing!!!! thank you so much for sharing!! have a great weekend!