Annie Lowengart founded her eponymous firm in 2000. Located just a few miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Ann Lowengart Interiors enjoys Marin County's stunning terrain as its backdrop. While enjoying the inspirational beauty, Annie and her team balance their designs with practicality.
The company's office contains vision boards but also spreadsheets and core value statements. At Ann Lowengart Interiors, delivering projects "on time and on budget" is the most prominent ethos. Annie breaks down her process: "I listen to what my clients want, and then, after thorough research and running numbers, I tell them precisely what it's going to cost. It's about transparency, but the fact is, by removing the financial question, we can enjoy the creative aspect of the project."
Annie's path to design was circuitous. She credits her aunt, an interior designer in the '70s and '80s, for her design passion. "In college, I took a city planning class," notes the University of California at Berkeley graduate. "When I went home and told my father that I wanted to be an interior designer, he promptly responded, 'I can't support you for the rest of your life!'" Those words stuck and for the time being and Annie put an interior design career on hold.
After five years of working in the corporate world for Procter & Gamble, she found herself sketching wedding gowns in her spare time. In 1996, on a whim, she took her drawings into a San Francisco bridal boutique. The owner offered to make the dresses on the spot, resulting in a four-year fashion design business. At the same time, Annie remodeled a house in San Francisco, pushing her firmly into the design world. When she sold it for a profit, she already had a pipeline of clients, including colleagues, and friends eager for her consultation.
“My husband and I hired Annie to fully furnish, top to bottom, our entire home. We couldn’t be more thrilled! She and her amazing team provided concierge level service. We moved with three children to our new home in the middle of the school year. Since we were keeping our previous residence we needed everything from the kitchen being stocked with new dishes, cookware, appliances, to towels in all bathrooms. They thought of everything! The scope of this project was huge!
Annie was a great listener, always asking questions to narrow in on our taste and preferences. She got to know us so well, she was able to present items to us that we loved which made the whole process flow easily. She does have impeccable taste!
The finished product was amazing! I feel like I am on vacation in a gorgeous retreat everyday– and it’s my home! Thank you Annie!”
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ENJOY THE PROCESS
Whether we are engaged in a full-scale remodel or a single room refresh, our goal is to provide a well-conceived, functional design plan that complements your lifestyle, implemented on budget and on time. Some of our clientele want to be part of the entire process, while others want to approve the design concept and watch it come to life. In either instance, our team executes bespoke interiors and ensures that clients enjoy the process along the way.
Our core services include:
Design consultation and research to ensure a creative, functional, and beautiful design plan.
Selection and specification of all design elements, i.e., color, materials, finishes, fixtures, furnishings, lighting, cabinetry, rugs, art, antiques, accessories, and custom pieces.
Remodel consultation that includes scope definition, architect and contractor selection, timeline management, fixture, and finish selection and decoration.
Collaboration and partnering with specialists as needed, such as architects, contractors, landscape designers, art consultants, professional organizers, and others.
Management of projects, budgets, and schedules.
Ann Lowengart Interiors services the following San Francisco Bay Area communities and more: Sonoma, Napa Valley, Ross, Kentfield, San Anselmo, Greenbrae, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Tiburon, Belvedere, Sausalito, Mill Valley, San Francisco (SF), Atherton, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Truckee, Tahoe City, Piedmont, Lafayette, Orinda, Calistoga, Healdsburg, St Helena, Rutherford, Sebastopol, Novato, Nicasio, Stinson Beach, Portola Valley, Alamo, San Mateo, Yountville, and Oakville.