Styling guru…cook….designer.  

Annette Joseph wears many hat's.

I first met Annette back in 2005 on a photo shoot for a project I completed in Rosemary Beach.  I didn't even know what a "stylist" was then.

I didn't get to see her work her magic that day as I had to leave to go back to Atlanta but when the article came out in BH&G I was amazed at how cozy and layered she made the spaces look.

Styling….8 years ago it wasn't the buzzword it is today.  Now you would never post a photo without styling the space right?  Crikey….the pressure.

But back to Annette.  I have worked with her on 4 other projects [including my home] since then.

When I watch her style…she is talking at the same time while placing things at the perfect angle and layering like it has always been that way.  

Multitasking and making it look easy.  

I'm not fooled.  You know it's hard.

Let's take a look at some of her work.
This has been a favorite.

My friend Julie's space from Milk and Honey Home.

A condo she designed for Gwyneth Paltrow.

 This was one of the spaces I designed and she styled.  That green vase and those apples made it!

Love the simple modern look of this dining room.

 She completed a room for Room Service and it was so damn good.

Shameless I know…but she styled my den for BH&G.

If you need a reason to hate….here is a shot of her home in Italy.  I know.

Her own home has also been published.

Let's get back to another talent Annette has.  She  spent the last couple of years producing a cookbook.

For Gods sake….what can't she do.

I went to a signing the other night at The Christmas House  [it's the last day to see this beautifully decorated home!] and finally got my copy.

I don't even cook but once on her blog she posted a recipe for meatballs.  It seemed pretty easy so I gave it a shot.  I forgot to look at how many it made and we had meatballs coming out the yin and the yang.  Ate those suckers for months.

Meatballs and scrambled eggs
Meatballs and gravy
Meatballs and toast

When people left my house I always gave them a few meatballs to take with.

It was the year of the meatball.

The point is they were delicious  so in honor of her cookbook I am going to try something else.  Might have to dust off the stove and oven….but hey….I'm game.

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.  

17 days until Christmas.  

I secretly love to put people in a panic.  



therelishedroost said...

That book looks great, I would love a picture perfect party!!!

An Urban Cottage said...

Yes, she rocks. That shot of her home in Italy was the inspiration for my dining room shelves.

Unknown said...

Her living room is one of my favorites. I thought your shot for BHG was styled by you! You mean you have a secret weapon in Annette! One to have in your corner, for sure. She is fantastic. Have a great journey to Christmas! xoxo Nancy

Eclectically Vintage said...

She's amazing - and had an amazing room to work with in your home!

Jessie said...

She is definitely a great stylist! I love the way she styled your room. Her book looks wonderful, too. Such a talented lady!


cindy hattersley design said...

That kitchen is fabulous...and I love what the two of you did together on your den! It is great having two sets of eyes isn't it?!!

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Lol, yeah the panic is setting in! Love Annette's work. That first picture (Jayme Armour?) has been in my files for years. One of my all-time favorite rooms, along with your den which I saw in BHG and tracked down your blog way back when! Love it!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

wow-- what a talent. just amazing... love all of her spaces. And her home in Italy- who have thought to put a hermes bag in the photo?

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

So many great spaces. It's the details like her's (and your's!) that make me want to redo my house every week! said...

Oh god, you had to say 17 days. I'm the one that was mentioned for. Already panicked enough, thank you very much. How did I not know about her? I must get her book, seriously. I love to cook and do tables and eat and...

mapleleavessycamoretrees said...

Ahh...that back entry shot was/is so inspiring! Those shelves are what convinced me to paint our trim dark gray in our master bed/bathroom. Love it!

Psshh...17 days?? I got time! (How 'bout I work on my procrastination while you work on your cooking!) ;)

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Meatball soup, meatball stew, meatball smoothies.

Yeah. Her housein Italy. eh.


pam {simple details} said...

Love her gorgeous work! Thanks for the idea, I'm ordering the book for gift, woo hoo one thing off my list! :)

Unknown said...

So petty the design that you posted. I love the design and your blog also. Thanks for the sharing. Home Decor Ideas

Dana Frieling said...

Totally hating both! ;) Stupid talent, I tell ya!

gina said...

Wow those pictures are amazing! I cannot believe you had her style your have such talent too! You also always make me laugh....the year of the meatball! Love reading your posts!

A room with a view said...

Annette does beautiful work and I love the pics of her home, too. I think I am going to have to look up that meatball recipe :)

Julie said...

Love you and your meatballs :) Merry Christmas Sherika

michele said...

I WANNA BUY YER BOOK. dontcha think? you could wax on endlessly about meatballs for 200 pages and i'd be entertained. but srsly what is it about obsessing about a new dish and making it over and over cuz i am soooo guilty. for me now it's 'harvest salad' even though we are beyond harvest time. spring greens, feta, bacon, dried cranberries, grilled chicken, green apple, poppyseed dressing. my husband is dying of starvation.

the book and her italian pad look maj.

thanks for the intro.


Cindy said...

Haha... you know...meatballs are the new perfect Christmas gift...
Wow, she IS multi-talented. But you are still my favorite "stylist"...


Naz said...

She's a very talented woman, that's for sure.

mrs. V | Chez V said...

It was the year of the meatball. Bam. Just fell off my chair, howling. I am even more determined than ever to orchestrate a move back to the ATL just so that I can be your 40 yr old intern. The end.

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