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Annabelle’s Interiors offers creative imagination to unique styles

by Bruce Hope
Posted 11/24/20

ORANGE PARK – Annabelle wears multiple hats at Annabelle’s Interiors. She is an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, a small business owner and a talented interior decorator.

Her store, …

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Showy. Splashy. Sunny. Sentimental.

Annabelle’s Interiors offers creative imagination to unique styles

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ORANGE PARK – Annabelle wears multiple hats at Annabelle’s Interiors. She is an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, a small business owner and a talented interior decorator.

Her store, located at 38 College Dr., has been around for 45 years. It has many products and designs, with ideas and demonstrations for Halloween, Harvest, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Its Christmas Shoppe has been awarded, and people can even take designing and tree decorating classes.

“We change the store out twice a year,” said Annabelle. “We go from winter to spring. So, we do a whole different presentation throughout the store. This is 4,500-square-feet, so I do all the design work, all the decorating. I just have an idea in my head of what we want. We’re known for our trees and our toppers.”

It’s easy to see Annabelle’s unique and intriguing design style in the many rooms with different themes.

“Every room has a different theme. There are different themes throughout the store,” she said.

The themes often have to do with the colors, of which Annabelle has many variations in her Christmas themes.

There are also many different items, from lamps and fragrance oils to personal safety handbags, including purses with special pockets for concealed handgun carry. She also works with the NRA and is big on the Second Amendment. There are also many Trump memorabilia, such as MAGA hats, mugs, bobbleheads and more.

One of Annabelle’s distinct tree styles is that she never puts an angel on top of the tree.

“I never put them at the very top of the tree,” she said. “I don’t want this to be a teepee. If I put an angel, she’s going to be here in the body of the tree, so I don’t have to look up; she’s right there at my eye level, and I can enjoy her.”

Even the bathroom at Annabelle’s is decorated. Not only does she sell, but one of her goals is to provide different ideas for customers on how to decorate their homes.

She is also a supporter of the military with tree decorations representing all the branches of the Armed Forces.

The store takes pride in the fact that its designs are atypical.

“Why come here and see what you can see anyplace else?” Annabelle asks while customers walked through the store.

The answer is simple: when you go to Annabelle’s, you won’t see what you’ll see anyplace else. The friendly staff, innovative designs, and great variety of merchandise make the shoppe live up to its billing.

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