If painting weren’t so labor intensive, the walls in Annie Werden’s Baltimore, Maryland, home would change like the leaves on the trees outside or the flowers blooming in the garden. “I can tire quickly of colors or get excited by something new,” Annie says. “Paint is the easiest and cheapest way to reinvent a room.” In the three years Annie and her husband, Matt, have lived in their 1920s-era three-story home, the walls in several rooms have been painted at least twice. “If my husband would allow it,” Annie admits, “I would change our home’s paint colors seasonally!”
Annie comes by her love of design and her interest in homes naturally. Her mother was an art teacher; her dad was a real estate agent. She’s channeled her natural talent into a career as an interior designer with Jenkins Baer Associates. Now Annie has turned the home she and Matt purchased into a stylish yet family-friendly retreat for the two of them and their children, Charlie (4) and Teddy (1).
Interior design: Annie Werden of Jenkins Baer Associates, Baltimore.