Known for leading the renaissance and evolution of rustic architecture and interior design, Ann Stillman O’Leary is sought after for her distinctive style that is both refined and rustic. Her interiors possess a vitality and timelessness while maintaining comfort and ease.
Ann has been featured in numerous national publications and television segments including: Country Living, “The Today Show,” and HGTV. She is the author of the bestselling books ADIRONDACK STYLE (published by Clarkson-Potter) and RUSTIC REVISITED (Watson/Guptill). These books have introduced her creative, dynamic work to readers across the globe and secured her reputation as a go-to thinker when it comes to making beautiful and functional interiors.
Her client list includes many internationally known names, luxury accommodations, and people seeking spaces that reflect a new attitude toward home – places that meld indoors and out, work and play. Projects range from restoring a three-room lakeside cottage, to designing an entire family compound, to renovating a university library. In recent years the scope of her work has expanded to include seaside, country, and city projects.
Before moving her family to Lake Placid in 1989 to establish her firm, Evergreen House Interiors, Inc., Ann traveled the globe directing the design and product development of home goods for forty-five prestigious department stores, Bloomingdales and Harrods were among them. She pioneered private label branding in decorative home goods, an innovation that changed the industry.