Amidst the busyness of December, we recently sat down with Anne Mulick, the talented woman and entrepreneur behind AMM Interior Design. We put her in the hot seat — asking everything from her seasonal favorites (décor, food, products, and more) to her most beloved holiday traditions. Enjoy getting to know Anne, below!
What are your current seasonal favorites?
Christmas Season is the best! I love all the greenery and white twinkle lights. Of course, the food is an absolute highlight. It is such a decadent time of year — I could eat yummy Christmas cookies like these and Williams Sonoma peppermint bark, all day long.
I also love the smell of evergreen. So, a fresh tree is ideal. Otherwise, this candle re-creates a lovely, Christmas-y aroma.
As for festive makeup, I love a smoky eye (or just some added sparkle, in general!). For holiday attire, I have a fabulous black satin cocktail skirt — one that I’ve owned for over 10 years. In my opinion, it is timeless, and, I only wear it this time of year. I’ve been known to incorporate it into my outfit if I’m being a witch for Halloween! Its simplicity lets me jazz it up with a dainty top or embellished / classy shoes.
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
This tradition has existed since my mom was a little girl: every year, there is an elf named Bates who watches over us. Bates’s job is to make sure we were well-behaved and to report to Santa if we have been ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ On Christmas Eve, if you had been good, Bates would leave an ornament for you — usually at the front door, to let you know that Santa is coming the next day. The beauty of this tradition is that my entire Christmas tree is filled with 40+ years of Bates ornaments. I do this for my girls as well!
What is your favorite season?
What is your favorite holiday?
Who is your biggest inspiration when it comes to design?
I follow these design teams on Instagram, and their work is exceptional! It’s clean, fresh, sophisticated, and awe-inspiriting.
What has been your biggest challenge / project?
Window treatments! You are banking on the measurements, the order entry and the person who makes them. It can be off by an eighth of an inch! However, you should always measure multiple times and triple check your orders. You never know — you may have to buy the client all new window treatments…