Annie is the Owner and Creative Director of HVN design. She has a degree in interior design and got her first job as a designer at Pottery Barn. She is obsessive about organization, meeting deadlines, and driven to complete projects to the client’s highest satisfaction. You could say she was born to do interior design as her mother was in design school while pregnant with her and grew up watching her work her magic in all things design, her passion for it rubbing off on Annie from a very young age.
After receiving her degree in interior design and gaining experience working with another designer, she founded HVN Design. As a young designer in the field, Annie worked on a variety of projects including new construction, remodels, and furnishings. In her free time, Annie enjoys spending time with her husband, Colton and her two kids Emry and Owen.
Say hello to HVN’s CEO, Traci Brainard! She’s a native San Diegan, so her Cali roots have impacted her design style.
Starting from an early age, she would rearrange throughout the house, relocating, organizing, and eventually convincing her parents to let her paint walls and refinish furniture. Ultimately, trips with her dad to Home Depot and walking onto his construction sites spiked her interest in design and renovation. She’s the go-to person for friends and family when it comes to redesigning a space!
Her work as a Dental Hygienist for the last 12 years has complemented her creativity with attention to details, time management and personal relationships with her patients.
When she’s not designing, you can find her hand-in-hand with her wonderful husband Derek, and probably chasing after her two children, Cruz and Mia!