Annie Skidmore

Award-Winning Designer & World Traveler

Annie Skidmore, Founder of Small Batch Studios, has been creating spaces that uplift and delight her clients for over 20 years. She knows what it takes to create a tastefully-designed space in which its occupants can truly thrive.


MBA, Strategy and Talent Management, Vanderbilt University
BS, Interior Architecture and Design, Arizona State University


LEED Accredited Professional (AP)
Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)


IIDA Pride Awards, Merit Award, Team Project Notable Mention,
Phoenix Chapter
IIDA Prêt À Porter Designer & Model, Fundraiser, Best in Show, Denver Chapter
Faculty Book Award, “Strong Potential to Contribute to the Profession”
Kiosk Design Competition, Winner, Creative Storefront Design
Sustainable Design Contest in Canada, Winner, Furniture Design

The JOY of Wanderlust

Experiencing the joy of travel as a child cultivated a desire in Annie to live internationally as an adult. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to live in Paris, Italy, California, Seattle, Scottsdale, Nashville, Alabama, and Korea. From dynamic cultures to new, innovative ways of doing things, her travels have had a profound impact on how she views the world, the people in it, and her unique approach to design.

From an early age, Annie was intrigued by the artistry of architecture and interiors and knew she wanted to pursue a career in design. She draws her inspiration from art, music, nature, and adventure. Annie has an innate curiosity and a joie de vivre that fuels her desire to search for beauty and creative expression in everyday life. She is continually inspired by colors, textures, shapes from her travels along with an understanding of human psychology to create thoughtful design solutions.

A BUSINESS background

Annie graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture & Design from Arizona State University and graduated with honors with a Masters in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. Her career began in hospitality design for the Ritz Carlton, Hyatt Hotels, and Google, where she learned to manage projects, present concepts, collaborate with colleagues, and leverage the design process to build a visual story for Fortune 100 clients.

As both a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Annie leverages her expertise to move projects from concept to reality. From developing schematics and coordinating construction documents to designing architectural layouts and curating cohesive textural palettes, Annie delivers inspirational interiors on time and within budget.

Helping people thrive

Annie combines her award-winning design sense with a deep love for people. She has found powerful motivation and encouragement by surrounding herself with family, friends, and business relationships.

Her unique ability to bring wellness into a space through design truly sets her apart as a designer. Annie creates beautiful spaces that are inviting, comfortable, and highly functional. There is nothing more rewarding to her than seeing a client fall in love with their newly-designed space.

After 16 years living throughout the United States and internationally, Annie and her husband decided to return to her Colorado roots to be closer to family and enjoy the sunshine and skiing. In 2016, Annie began building a custom home and set to work designing plans, obtaining permits, and acting as the general contractor to oversee the construction and design.

This experience accelerated her expertise as a designer and forged new relationships in the Colorado market. Currently, Small Batch Studios is focusing on investment projects, including real estate development, new-build, and custom projects from scratch. She is uniquely equipped to lead a project from conception through build and installation.

Our Growing Team

Small Batch Studios is expanding and always looking for talented designers and interns to join our team. Please send your resume and portfolio to

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Annie’s passion for interior design is easily transformed from conceptual ideas and visuals to an amazing finished product.

As the organizer and producer of the Seattle Street of Dreams since 1984, I have worked with a lot of very gifted interior designers, and every once in a while, I spot a rare talent. Annie falls into this category. We all know the gift of great interior design isn’t just the final product, but just as importantly, it includes the process and manner in which things move towards completion. Annie brings incredible joy, efficiency, and value to each and every project she tackles, and I heartily endorse her.

—John Heller, President of Heller Company, Realtors & Seattle Street of Dreams

Annie made our house beautiful!

After we got married, my husband and I wanted to blend our two distinct styles and households into one amazing home, but we didn't know how. Annie gave us creative ideas, practical plans, and a wonderfully unified space. 

She worked her magic in every room: foyer, office, mudroom, living room, bedroom, and basement. And now that we have lived and worked here through a pandemic, we are more grateful than ever for her talents and gifts.

—Dale Wilsher

I love working with Small Batch Studios!

We have done several projects together and Annie is the best! She is very knowledgeable and really knows how to capture what you are looking for! I highly recommend using Small Batch Studios for your next project!!

—Macy Petty

Hiring Annie to help with my remodel was the best thing I could have done! 

Having never done a project of this scope before I had no idea what I was getting into, and Annie kept me on track. She helped with design—giving me enough space to make it my own but applying her expertise when needed. I highly recommend Annie to anyone desiring a professional and creative perspective to their project large or small.

—Malia Van Rooy, Homeowner, Music Teacher & Performer

Annie took all the stress out of the project. 

We hired Annie to help us with our kitchen remodel project. Annie understood our goal and what it was we were trying to achieve. Things were done when promised, the subs who did the work were all top-notch, and the results obtained were exactly what we were hoping for. We highly recommend Annie for your design, remodel, and building needs.

—Buck Hopper

Annie designed spaces for our living room, master bath, and master bedroom. 

She did an amazing job of combining my husband’s and my taste and also including the furniture and elements we already had available. She was very personable yet extremely professional. I highly recommend using her eye when designing your space!

—Kathy Nickerson, Homeowner, World Traveler & Philanthropist

1. Start Your Project

To get started, simply fill out the contact form and we’ll be in touch to book a 30-minute Discovery Call to discuss your project details and discover how we can help.

2. Meet & Greet

We will meet you at your project location to view the space and prepare your proposal. Not local to Colorado? Small Batch Studios also offers virtual design consulting.

3. Transform Your Space

Return your signed proposal and initial deposit to get your project on the calendar. Reclaim your peace of mind and watch your space be transformed into one you love.