Meeting Annie Selke

(l-r) Linda Merrill, Erin Gates, Leslie Fine, Julianne Covino, Annie Selkie, Marni Katz, Tara Bellucci

 

Last week, all the great ladies from the Annie Selke Companies invited a small group of design bloggers for an intimate dinner at Sel de al Terre in Boston.  In addition to meeting up with this great group of bloggers: Erin Gates – Elements of Style; Leslie Fine – Leslie’s Blog; Julianne Covino – Create Girl; Marni Katz – Style Carrot; Tara Bellucci – Apartment Therapy; and Kara Butterfield (not in pic) of Boston Magazine’s new blog Roost – we got to meet the creative force behind this successful Massachusetts based brand – Annie herself. Located in the Berkshires in Western, MA – Annie’s companies include Pine Cone Hill, Dash & Albert Rug Company and Annie Selkie Home.
I‘ve specked products from these companies for years. Great quality combined with fresh designs and colors always makes a winning combo.
A recent project using several Annie Selke products – perfect for a little girl’s room. Great quality with a fun color palette.  A nice feature is that many of the fabrics in the ready made products can be purchased by the yard. Not shown are the roman shades made from Edelweiss Crewel fabric – they are gorgeous. (professional photos coming soon!)
And here is an old snapshot of a guest bedroom that I did several years ago. The round braid rug in the foreground was Dash & Albert, although they no longer show this style on their website.
Contrary to these above projects, I don’t only do pink decorating projects and Annie Selke doesn’t only have pink products!
How cute are these Dash & Albert tote bags made from their woven rugs? Part of our fabulous dinner included a swag bag – and these were the bags. I am loving my Tiki Stripe bag and will be excited to bring it along when I go to Bermuda this summer – the perfect shopping/beach bag.

My thanks again to everyone who made this wonderful evening such a success. You’re all a great group of women and really know how to throw a party!