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Meet Anna Brettschneider, Multidisciplinary Designer and Creator Behind coolstuff.nyc

Anna is a multidisciplinary designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She currently works as a rug designer while freelancing as an interior stylist and content creator.

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Anna's work is deeply defined by color, curiosity, and a positive outlook. Lately, she has felt inspired by the changing leaves, hosting friends for dinner, and new pillows.

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Briefly tell us about your design journey.

After graduating from SCAD in textile design, I fell into the world of rugs. I am constantly inspired by seeing a space come together with each additional rug, pillow, or coffee table book. I pour this love for interiors as a whole into my freelance work as an interior stylist. Helping those who love design but have trouble knowing where to start and how to choose a color palette is extremely rewarding for me. I can be someone who pushes someone to paint their walls pink, go for an unconventional color palette, and revamp their space, which is pretty powerful! Having this background in rug design, I typically begin a space design with what is going on the floor to anchor the palette for the room.

Anna painted her kitchen a lovely lilac color, completely transforming the space.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I find inspiration in all kinds of places. Most recently, this has been in attending speaker panels of powerful designers with unique points of view. Seeing somewhere get to where they are from where they started is endlessly inspiring to a young designer. More literally, I find inspiration for interiors and designs in runway shows, interior magazines, landscapes, and unintentional color palettes seen on the NYC streets.

Tell us about a designer or artist you love. What about them and their work are you drawn to?

Frances Palmer is a ceramicist trained as an art historian who creates elegant pieces that BEG you to run out and create a dahlia floral bouquet. Her work inspires me in its simple but organic nature. The little floral urn vase shape with handles is timeless.

Anna’s lilac and cobalt-blue-inspired bedroom in Brooklyn, NY featured in Apartment Therapy.

What do you do on your time off to recharge creatively?

The most fulfilling thing one can do is spend time in nature. A recent long weekend spent driving around the Catskill mountains has given me the fall recharge I needed! A change in scenery and pace will always do the trick when your brain needs a little reset to get back to creating.

What's the best thing you've consumed recently?

Being in a world of overconsumption in terms of imagery, TV, etc...it's important to remember the things that stick out to us at the moment. More literally, I ate the best grapes I have ever had recently—concord grapes purchased from the market at Patti Ann's. Otherwise, my new vintage Matisse coffee table book from Troubled Sleep Books has been all-consuming eye candy.

To learn more about Anna, visit her website.

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October 16, 2022
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Spotlights

Meet Anna Brettschneider, Multidisciplinary Designer and Creator Behind coolstuff.nyc

Anna is a multidisciplinary designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She currently works as a rug designer while freelancing as an interior stylist and content creator.

Anna's work is deeply defined by color, curiosity, and a positive outlook. Lately, she has felt inspired by the changing leaves, hosting friends for dinner, and new pillows.

Describe yourself in 3 emojis.

🪩 🫒 🌈

Briefly tell us about your design journey.

After graduating from SCAD in textile design, I fell into the world of rugs. I am constantly inspired by seeing a space come together with each additional rug, pillow, or coffee table book. I pour this love for interiors as a whole into my freelance work as an interior stylist. Helping those who love design but have trouble knowing where to start and how to choose a color palette is extremely rewarding for me. I can be someone who pushes someone to paint their walls pink, go for an unconventional color palette, and revamp their space, which is pretty powerful! Having this background in rug design, I typically begin a space design with what is going on the floor to anchor the palette for the room.

Anna painted her kitchen a lovely lilac color, completely transforming the space.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I find inspiration in all kinds of places. Most recently, this has been in attending speaker panels of powerful designers with unique points of view. Seeing somewhere get to where they are from where they started is endlessly inspiring to a young designer. More literally, I find inspiration for interiors and designs in runway shows, interior magazines, landscapes, and unintentional color palettes seen on the NYC streets.

Tell us about a designer or artist you love. What about them and their work are you drawn to?

Frances Palmer is a ceramicist trained as an art historian who creates elegant pieces that BEG you to run out and create a dahlia floral bouquet. Her work inspires me in its simple but organic nature. The little floral urn vase shape with handles is timeless.

Anna’s lilac and cobalt-blue-inspired bedroom in Brooklyn, NY featured in Apartment Therapy.

What do you do on your time off to recharge creatively?

The most fulfilling thing one can do is spend time in nature. A recent long weekend spent driving around the Catskill mountains has given me the fall recharge I needed! A change in scenery and pace will always do the trick when your brain needs a little reset to get back to creating.

What's the best thing you've consumed recently?

Being in a world of overconsumption in terms of imagery, TV, etc...it's important to remember the things that stick out to us at the moment. More literally, I ate the best grapes I have ever had recently—concord grapes purchased from the market at Patti Ann's. Otherwise, my new vintage Matisse coffee table book from Troubled Sleep Books has been all-consuming eye candy.

To learn more about Anna, visit her website.

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Freshwater Pearl Necklace

I may be addicted to anything with pearls, but this freshwater strand from Clare V hasn't left my neck in weeks.

For the Table by Anna Stockwell

A new season for me starts with a new cookbook to get inspired about how to focus on eating in-season produce. This new book from Anna Stockwell inspires me to host as the weather gets cooler.

Cream Blush + Highlighter + Lip Tint

One of the best makeup inventions is a lip & cheek duo stick. This one from Ilia is a constant in my life.

Orange Striped Dessert Spoon

Mix & match colorful striped spoons from Sabre make any meal super fun.

LuxeWeave Linen Sheet Set

I love my current sheet refresh! The blush pink is the best hue and the sheets get softer each day.

French Hair Pin by Machete

This is the only thing that holds my hair up these days. Perfect for lazy days that make you look put-together!

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Anna Brettschneider's Favorite Things

Anna is a multidisciplinary designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She currently works as a rug designer while freelancing as an interior stylist and content creator.

Describe yourself in 3 emojis.

🪩 🫒 🌈

Briefly tell us about your design journey.

After graduating from SCAD in textile design, I fell into the world of rugs. I am constantly inspired by seeing a space come together with each additional rug, pillow, or coffee table book. I pour this love for interiors as a whole into my freelance work as an interior stylist. Helping those who love design but have trouble knowing where to start and how to choose a color palette is extremely rewarding for me. I can be someone who pushes someone to paint their walls pink, go for an unconventional color palette, and revamp their space, which is pretty powerful! Having this background in rug design, I typically begin a space design with what is going on the floor to anchor the palette for the room.

Anna painted her kitchen a lovely lilac color, completely transforming the space.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I find inspiration in all kinds of places. Most recently, this has been in attending speaker panels of powerful designers with unique points of view. Seeing somewhere get to where they are from where they started is endlessly inspiring to a young designer. More literally, I find inspiration for interiors and designs in runway shows, interior magazines, landscapes, and unintentional color palettes seen on the NYC streets.

Tell us about a designer or artist you love. What about them and their work are you drawn to?

Frances Palmer is a ceramicist trained as an art historian who creates elegant pieces that BEG you to run out and create a dahlia floral bouquet. Her work inspires me in its simple but organic nature. The little floral urn vase shape with handles is timeless.

Anna’s lilac and cobalt-blue-inspired bedroom in Brooklyn, NY featured in Apartment Therapy.

What do you do on your time off to recharge creatively?

The most fulfilling thing one can do is spend time in nature. A recent long weekend spent driving around the Catskill mountains has given me the fall recharge I needed! A change in scenery and pace will always do the trick when your brain needs a little reset to get back to creating.

What's the best thing you've consumed recently?

Being in a world of overconsumption in terms of imagery, TV, etc...it's important to remember the things that stick out to us at the moment. More literally, I ate the best grapes I have ever had recently—concord grapes purchased from the market at Patti Ann's. Otherwise, my new vintage Matisse coffee table book from Troubled Sleep Books has been all-consuming eye candy.

Freshwater Pearl Necklace

I may be addicted to anything with pearls, but this freshwater strand from Clare V hasn't left my neck in weeks.

For the Table by Anna Stockwell

A new season for me starts with a new cookbook to get inspired about how to focus on eating in-season produce. This new book from Anna Stockwell inspires me to host as the weather gets cooler.

Cream Blush + Highlighter + Lip Tint

One of the best makeup inventions is a lip & cheek duo stick. This one from Ilia is a constant in my life.

Orange Striped Dessert Spoon

Mix & match colorful striped spoons from Sabre make any meal super fun.

LuxeWeave Linen Sheet Set

I love my current sheet refresh! The blush pink is the best hue and the sheets get softer each day.

French Hair Pin by Machete

This is the only thing that holds my hair up these days. Perfect for lazy days that make you look put-together!

To learn more about Anna, visit her website.

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