About Anna

Prior to starting AK & Co. in 2017 Anna spent three years helping grow a startup social media app, Yik Yak, that was later acquired and left her searching for a new start-up to dive into. Anna has always had a passion for interior design, whether it was designing the company's culture and creative office environment or spearheading an office renovation, and she soon realized this was the perfect opportunity to pursue her dreams of starting her own interior design company.

Anna is a self-made Interior Designer, Stylist, & Photographer. Anna's personal style is rooted in her colonial heritage and has evolved to include elements from her time out west. She loves incorporating old and new into her designs. Her style is very organic, earthy, and white. When she's not wrangling babies, you'll find her antiquing or drinking wine with her hubby.

Anna’s path to interior design is not typical, but when you have a passion and talent for something, she believes it finds you. Anna is a native of Williamsburg, Virginia and journeyed through Fort Worth and San Francisco before settling in Atlanta with her family. They also welcomed a new member to their family recently. Their son Madison was born in August 2020.

I'm a mom, interior designer, stylist & photographer!

Meet the team

Christen Giles

Marissa Schmidt

Christen has been in the design world since 2020 after being a NICU nurse for almost 5 years. Although her work as a nurse has been so fulfilling, she always has had a passion for design and truly felt that she could help clients create beautiful spaces in their own homes. Other than interior design, Christen loves music and enjoys creating art in her studio. She is married to her best friend, Nick Giles and lives in Alpharetta, Georgia with their two tremendously cute and mischievous dachshunds named Gustav and Tobias.

Marissa has always had an eye for design yet for many years she has primarily pursued expressing her creativity through the art of photography. She is passionate about capturing the beauty of life through her camera lens and telling stories through images. With her artist background she has begun to develop her interest in creating stunning spaces for clients to live in and enjoy. In addition to interior design, she enjoys singing/songwriting and adventuring in the great outdoors.

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