Anne Buresh Interior Design
Last fall, we introduced Jackson to Anne Buresh Interior Design. Anne is a talented interior designer who is so in demand that she expanded her Charlotte, North Carolina-based business to Jackson. Her style is elevated elegance, which is a perfect match for the spaces that owners want to create in Jackson.
In today’s new normal, Anne’s design purpose is to create a sanctuary at home. She does this through her use of soft colors, inviting layouts, and elegant objects with a western flair. Anne’s design process is transparent and professional. She takes clients through certain routine steps that help her learn their style and also what to expect for the design journey with respect to budget and timelines. She uses special objects such as personal travel items to help create sophisticated spaces that celebrate elegant lifestyles. She brings the exterior environment inside and creates serene spaces that epitomize effortless style and ease.
“The art created the foundation for the color palette, and then I tied the room together with accessories such as the skull, horns, and wooden beads that reflect a well-traveled lifestyle.”
–Anne Buresh, Interior Designer
Creating for a Cause
In February, Anne was one of 45 designers invited to participate in the Interior Design Society (IDS) of Charlotte’s Charity Showhouse. The IDS Showhouse was the culmination of a two-year-long project for Anne. It involved three custom homes at The Preserve at Narrow Passage in Davidson, North Carolina. It raised money for Motor Racing Outreach in conjunction with The Hendrick Family Foundation, The Dale Jr. Foundation, and Operation Finally Home. Anne designed a warm and inviting upper family room. An abstract painting from Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery that is placed over the fireplace provided the inspiration for the colors Anne brought into the room, particularly the dusty blues, soft, rusty oranges, and antique gold.
“I wanted to truly reflect a modern manor family room that has elegance, warmth, and flow so that it would be a gathering point for conversation, reading, games, and maybe an apéritif,” says Anne. “I began with a soft-white paint with a slight grey hue to create a sense of serenity. The art created the foundation for the color palette, and then I tied the room together with accessories such as the skull and horns, and wooden beads that reflect a well-traveled lifestyle.”
The room is stylishly elegant. Anne brought in a hide backgammon gameboard and an acrylic bar. The owner did not want a TV in the room, so instead, Anne’s design purpose focused on creating a gathering place surrounded by beautiful artwork. The room features a global perspective with plenty of welcoming comfort, timeless touches, and Anne’s signature sophistication. Unfortunately, the event was shut down in early March due to safety precautions arising from COVID-19.
“I wanted to truly reflect a modern manor family room that has elegance, warmth, and flow so that it would be a gathering point for conversation, reading, games, & maybe an apéritif.”
–Anne Buresh, Interior Designer
HOW COVID-19 CHANGED DESIGN
When COVD-19 hit, Anne had just completed the IDS Showhouse. As people were forced to spend more time at home, Anne saw a new trend of renovations arise. Owners had time to address changes, whether to make room for a new home office or simply refresh existing spaces.
One refresh Anne is currently working on is for a home in Jackson’s Double L Ranch. The owners asked Anne to “create a warm and inviting space” for several rooms. “They already had a lot of existing furniture, but they wanted to give their kitchen nook, dining room, and great room a ‘face-lift,’” explains Anne.
Anne refreshes a space by addressing its layout and how the space flows. She makes it warm and inviting by bringing in pieces from other rooms to create a communal gathering area where people feel like they can put their drinks down and relax. She will add a new ottoman and create new seating arrangements that give the space a more comfortable flow. Anne’s work has been so impactful that the homeowners have also brought her to work on their new build in the Del Mar area of California. She is currently partnering with their builder’s team and making selections to create cohesion between their mountain home and their coastal home.
Anne explains, “In their mountain house we may use rusty reds, compared to the coastal house where we will use sandy colors in addition to soft blues and grays, but their style will be consistent. It’s a fluid and fun process to connect the two homes.”
Another way COVID-19 changed interior design is that it re-prioritized the need for our homes to feel safe, comfortable, and inviting. “Our new normal of spending more time at home also has been a good opportunity to surround ourselves with things that bring beauty, comfort, and peace,” says Anne.
“We weren’t living in our homes,” observes Anne. “We were working and traveling, but now we can use our homes as we intended them to be. We’ve been able to enjoy having these sanctuaries and places we set aside for ourselves.”
“Now that we’re spending more time at home, we’ve all realized how valuable it is to be with our families.”
–Anne Buresh, Interior Designer
Sanctuary at Home
A home’s interior design can be the difference between feeling calm or frenetic. Anne optimizes tranquility by creating flow between exterior and interior rooms, between outside living areas and indoor spaces.
Anne starts her process by seeing the outside environment, the exterior landscape, and the home’s architecture. She observes the colors of the wildflowers, the contour of the streams in the land, and the mountains. She also likes to come through the front door, whether in-person or virtually, to see what color the door and floors are in the home. Her goal is to bring in the soft, serene colors from the environment that are naturally soothing.
“I try to bring in some calming colors right at the beginning in the foyer. You only get one chance to make a first impression, and that instance is the introduction for the feeling of the home and what sets the tone and the connection that flows throughout the rest of the home. Then I take these colors up a staircase and weave them into other rooms through a painting or an object. My goal is for the rooms to blend, which I do by weaving similar colors through different rooms such as through drapery, fabrics, and accessories. They connect to each other, but also have distinct personalities tied to their separate functions,” explains Anne.
Creating a sanctuary at home is a joint effort with the client. Anne’s guidance removes the stress and prevents the homeowner from feeling like he or she has to create their special space alone. Anne likes to incorporate horns, cowhide, and saddle leather, to pull in the colors from the environment and create sophisticated spaces that pay homage to the natural world around us. She adds, “I also love bringing a little of the outside in with fresh-cut flowers that add an additional sensory element of fragrance to my serene space.”
For Anne, Jackson is the ultimate sanctuary. “It is like a piece of heaven,” says Anne. “I love travel and have been all over the world, and there’s no other place like this unique spot on earth. Every time you land, it is jaw-dropping. The air is different. Whether the Tetons are covered in snow or in the summer when the majestic lavenders and blues stand out, it’s breathtaking.”
She adds, “It’s very inspiring to be a designer in this environment. Combine that with sophisticated people who have come here to enjoy the environment whether through hiking, biking, paddle boarding, fishing, or of course skiing, and it is extremely authentic.”
Anne creates inviting spaces that support holistic well-being. “Now that we’re spending more time at home, we’ve all realized how valuable it is to be with our families. Part of that is realizing we don’t have enough seating or that we want to extend an outdoor terrace space. However, the underlying epiphany is how beautiful the vistas are outside of our windows and how much they mean to us. My role is to design the inside of a home to have the same effect as what draws us to Jackson. Being inside can feel similarly calming and fulfilling.”
OUSHAK RUG: featuring subtle colors of soft blues, soft rusty oranges and a delicate tribal design
RATTAN CHAIRS: woven in wide and narrow strands of natural rattan around a rich mahogany frame. shown in perennial ivory linen blend, available in wide variety of custom fabrics
BACKGAMMON BOARD: a stylish take on a classic game, this set board is laid in natural hides of grey with leather pieces
COFFEE TABLE: reclaimed massive peroba wood beveled and hand-finished with a thin sheet of steel wrapping the top and sides, low profile and linear harking back to the 40’s of France
CHANDELIER: in hand-rubbed antique brass with twelve white glass shades, this chandelier throws back to the 60’s with Mid-Century Modern design
OTTOMANS: with custom fabric, leather and finish options, these round ottomans are inspired from the 40’s with modern French characteristics
HAUTE BOHEMIANS: visually photographed interiors of 20 contemporary bohemians – fashion designers, landscape architects, artists and art historians, potters and interior designers wherever they live – country cottages, beach bungalows, canal-side lofts or East Village apartments. Some spaces are grand, others are modest, but all are original, stylish, charming and above all authentic in reflecting their owners’ cares and tastes, captured by Miguel Flores-Vianna
BAR CART: light-weight acrylic and natural brass create a Deco vibe for this rolling bar cart
TRIBAL ACCENT TABLE: hand carved dark wood finish with geometric designs, this accent table design was reserved for heads of households and passed down for generations in rural Africa
For more information on all these items visit www.anneburesh.com