Owner, Sue Catherman has always been very passionate about decorating and followed her dream of opening her first boutique store in 1994, serving the Kalamazoo, Michigan area. Looking to bring her style to a wider audience, her first on-line store was born in 2005.
Sue loves nothing more than spending time with family, decorating and entertaining, and loves helping others do the same. Sue also enjoys reading, cycling and gardening.
Annie & El is the culmination of Sue's most passionate decor; textiles, furnishings and lighting, as these are the top three categories of a beautiful home. When dreaming up a name for this website, Sue decided on the names of her two precious grand-daughters, as they are as precious as your home should be.
Sue has been attending the top-tier home trade shows for over 25 years, selecting only top quality brands that she would have in her own home. When customers call, Sue is happy to personally recommend any brand on the site, as she has seen the products in person, as well as has many in her own home.
It won't be long before Sue will be taking Annie and El to the trade shows and letting them pick out products as well!
We hope that you love Annie & El as much as we do!