Annabelle's Installation Day

Annabelle’s installation day finally came. On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, we packed up the TBD van with a room full of beautiful and vibrant pieces that we ordered and collected over the last few months. We met, grabbed a cup of coffee, and headed towards Vallejo amid smoke filled skies.

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The TBD team consisted of five us for the install. We had Dan and Jake to demo, build and hang what was needed, Lauren and I to direct and install, and Ashley filming the day for posterity and a good chuckle or two!

It’s always exhilarating and a little nerve wracking at the beginning of an installation day, and with this one the family didn’t know what the final product was going to look like. We asked the family to meet us and then head out for the day so we could surprise them with a final reveal at the very end.

Here are some before photos…

We started by removing everything from the room and emptying the closet. We then removed the closet shelf and rod and touched up the paint inside. We didn’t need to repaint the room as it was newly painted in a neutral, warm off-white, which worked with our design plan. We installed a simple, white closet system and added a multitude of baskets for storing a plethora of kid’s stuff!

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We then changed out the ceiling fixture and started putting together the crib and bookcases. Once assembled we placed and put down the colorful, striped Dash and Albert rug. It is large, works well with the existing carpet but covers the bulk and adds a cheery touch to the room. We layered that with one of the largest faux sheep skin rugs.

Here is the end result…we were able to transform the room and make a little girl and her family very happy. Who’s next?

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Sarah, Annabelle, and Patrick

Sarah, Annabelle, and Patrick

We are hoping to find another young person, who is deserving, and re-do another room in the first quarter of 2019. Any help in finding that young person would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to reach out to us via email ( or phone (707) 861-9890.

Happy Holidays from the TBD Team!

Tama Bell Design is an interior design firm  with projects in Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Petaluma and throughout Sonoma County and the Bay Area.