Home is where one comes from. It all truly started in a 500 square foot cottage in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Annie’s mother would alter clothing and drapery for clients out of their little cottage, allowing her to stay at home and raise Annie and her sister. Always a mother first, even still this business grew and grew into a household name. From a young age Annie was surrounded by the most beautiful textiles known to man. Threads on her clothing and lugging fabric bolts were commonplace and consequently, a love affair was born.
Annie’s love for beautiful things expanded into curating beautiful homes. Very early in her career Annie had the fortunate experience of working with some of Niagara’s Top Interior Designers. This priceless experience combined with her own innate ability has inspired Annie to transform countless spaces. Her love for soft furnishings naturally expanded into a full service drapery workroom but just like the humble abode that started it all, design has no size restrictions. No matter how big or how small, Annie can create and execute a vision – pulling the pieces together is her speciality.
Annie now lives in her Wainfleet Farmhouse with 1 extremely encouraging husband, 3 teenagers, 8 silky fainting goats and a motley crew of 4 dogs.
When Annie Rive and Robert Rolfe began searching for a house for their blended family of five, they knew they wanted a homestead. This vision of home became a reality when they stumbled upon a 3,400 sq. ft. farmhouse on four acres of land in rural Wainfleet. “We pulled up the circle driveway, saw the house overlooking the pond,” says Annie. “We walked in and bought it that day.”
Andrea was fantastic! From the first meeting Andrea understood the vision we had on this New Build. She pulled together the French Country look we were hoping for! We had a solid Offer within 3 weeks of putting it on the market. To this day I still get asked about the details of this home and I happily refer Andrea to anyone needing an Interior Decorator.
I had the pleasure recently to work with rive interiors. Andrea was a dream to work with. I pretty much gave her the reigns with full trust and was not surprised with what she did. Andrea is easy to talk too and has an amazing sense of reading the personality of her client to pull together a design that suites it to a tee. I am absolutely in love with the finished product and can’t thank Andrea enough.
Andrea is visionary! With an innate ability to compliment her creativity with her customers’ lifestyle and taste, she delivers incredible design and function. Andrea gave my front porch a face lift for Christmas with a California boho inspiration and it added so much character and dimension to the space. Each piece served a purpose that was not only beautiful but functional for us. Her work absolutely marries her motto, “great design feeds your soul”.
Andrea Rive took our long time dream of building a family cottage and made it a reality! As a true Pro, Andrea was there to guide. Ensuring the cottage was completed to our delight and satisfaction.