Johanna's Design Studio Offers Custom Surface Finishes
Johanna Annable is the creative owner of Johanna’s Design Studio.
Johanna's Design Studio has built a reputation for excellence, integrity and unsurpassed designs. Johanna creates signature custom wall and ceiling finishes, to meet the color and design preferences of her clients, including hundreds of one-of-a-kind hand-painted finishes in authentic lime and marble plasters, venetian plasters and wall textures, faux marbles and exotic woodgrains, historical murals and fine art, Italian frescos and decorative stencils.
Johanna guarantees that you will love the richness of depth and color of her finishes. Her skill, imagination and creativity are incorporated into design environments which are a reflection of the client – providing them with peace of mind, spiritual well-being and health, and enhancing their ability to cope with the pressures and obligations of everyday life. Johanna’s clients are thrilled to entertain in that special room that says wow! to their friends, and comforted when they retreat into their personal sanctuary, where favorite colors, textures and imagery provide a safe haven of peace and tranquility.
Contact us today, for surface designs that are innovative, creative and inspired!
Johanna AnnableJohanna Annable, Decorative Artist
Johanna Annable is the creative force behind Johanna's Design Studio, and is recognized as one of the top up and coming decorative artists in her area — serving primarily Southwest Washington and Oregon.
A native of the Pacific Northwest and now based in beautiful Vancouver, Washington, Johanna perfected her art in the temperate rain forests, coastal villas and snow capped mountains that surround her home. Her travels throughout Latin America and Europe have led to a deep fascination of ancient cultures that are reflected in her art. From Roman ruins to the pink corals of the Yucatan her art reflects the ability to replicate exotic and diverse environments onto the walls of your home.
Johanna has extensive experience in residential surface design. Her unique finishes combine a flair for color and perspective, which sets her work apart. You can be assured that your experience working with Johanna's Design Studio will be gratifying.
Please contact Johanna today to discuss your project!
Education, Training, Experience
- Oregon State University, BA Graphic Design
- University of Washington, intensive training in Fine Art
- University of Utah, Children’s Illustration Workshop
- Oregon State University:
- Illustrated, designed and produced educational materials, illustrated artifacts, maps and charts for archeological excavation sites
- Artist for archeological site in Mallorca, Spain
- Technical Drafter, Art Critic and Staff Writer for Montage -- OSU Arts and Entertainment
- Illustrator, Cartoonist, and Reporter for OSU Barometer
- Certificate of completion in:
- Level 1 Certification with Tony Fiocco, FirmoLux, LLC
- Canvas Fresco Trompe L'oeil Class by international artist Sean Crosby
- Glazing and Italian Marble plaster with Master Instructor Barth White
- Faux Effects Certification Gold Label with Mindy Harrell Faux Assured Studio
- Italian Ornamentation Classes with Alison Wooley of Florence, Italy
- Advanced faux finishes with Gary Lord
- Textures and Old World Finishes with artists Tammy and Brian Burleigh
- Advanced Stenciling and Wood-graining, faux Delphi blue tile with renowned artist Tania Seabock
- Trompe L'oeil illusionist painting with nationally famous artist William Cochran
- Marmorino and Scrafito with Carlo Mori from Florence, Italy
- Publishing Credits:
- Oregon Historical Society front cover illustration of the New Market Block architecture for the book “Portland: An Informal History and Guide”
- Oregon State University: Textbook on Oceanography, Designs and Illustrations
- Creative Art Director: Graphic Design and Illustration Studio. Produced and designed promotional material, including logos, brochures, and business cards
- Creative Owner of Johanna's Design Studio
In The News
- Oregon Dream Makeover® is a non-profit home makeover organization, in which deserving recipients receive a home makeover. Each makeover is an annual local event.
- Through donations from suppliers, sponsors and community involvement, we turn the home of the deserving recipients into a new or remodeled home of their dreams that will help make the recipients feel truly at home, at peace, and in the comfort they deserve.
- For more information please visit the Oregon Dream Makeover®.
Press and Media
- 2010 Charity Event Doernbecher Playhouse, Donated Faux-Finishing on “The Secret Garden”
- 2010 Second Place Winner “Going for Gold” International Contest Faux Forum
- 2009 Artist of the month, Vigini Studios
- 2009 Artist of the month, Wood Icing
- 2009 Oregon Dream Makeover, Lead Decorative Artisan
- 2009 Commissioned Decorative Painting Faux Wallpaper Mural for The Historic Camas Hotel Lobby
- 2009 Commissioned Antiqued and Gilded Sign Lettering for Oliver’s Restaurant in Camas, Washington
- 2009 Honorable Mention by Karen Hall: “ Community Pride Design Award Camas Hotel”
- 2009 Published in The Columbia newspaper “Eco-friendly but artful” article. August 13th
- 2009 Charity Event Camas Holiday Home Tour, Fine Art Canvas by Johanna Annable
- 2008 Commissioned Clay Wall Finish for the Good Energy Trust of Oregon at the Better Living Show
- 2008 Best 'Green' Room, National Faux Forum Contest
- 2007 Guest Speaker at the Interiors by Decorating Den Seminar at The Monarch Motel, Clackamas, Oregon"
- 2007 Oregon Convention Center Portland Home Show Display
- 2006 Commissioned Restoration of Historical Homestead in Washington for Interiors by Decorating Den
- 2006 Commissioned Mural and Wall Finish for Interiors by Decorating Den, Clackamas Oregon
Johanna's Design Studio1612 SE 123rd Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98683
Johanna’s Design Studio is owned by Johanna Annable, and was established in Washington and Oregon in 2007. Johanna’s Design Studio was formerly named Muralworks, which was established in the states of Washington and Oregon in 2005.
License, Bonding and Insurance
Johanna's Design Studio is licensed, bonded, and insured in Washington and Oregon:
- Washington: WA-JOHANDS931CN
- Oregon: OR-174433
Our decorative advantage is our artistic creativity, and our ability to produce a unique result for you — with decorative walls and ceilings which embrace you with drama and beauty. Let us improve your quality of living, through thoughtful manipulation and application of color, texture, and decorative motifs that inspire, exude sophistication, add elegance, and create the perfect balance of design elements for your environment.
Your home should reflect your personality and desires. Go ahead and splurge — you deserve it! Everyday stress can be alleviated by the perfect blend of colors and transitions to soothe, invigorate and provide a relaxing haven. You will be in awe of the dramatic ways our services will enhance the way you look and feel about yourself. Johanna is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of expertise in decorative art services, color selection and craftsmanship. We are committed to exceeding your highest dreams and expectations. We hope you find that working with us is a pleasurable experience.
- FirmoLux Lime Plaster
- Modern Masters
- Faux Effects International
- The Lime and Plaster Group
- The International Directory of Decorative Painters-IDAL
- The Venetian Plaster Talk Forum and Gallery
- The Faux and Mural Works Gallery
- Murals Plus Online Forum and Gallery
- International Decorative Artisans League Association
- Oregon Dream Makeover
- Firmolux, Level 1 Certification
- Painting and Decorating Contractors of America -- Portland Chapter
“As a realtor, I am often asked, "What do I do to get my home ready to sell?" Or, "Im going to stay put for ahwile, but I want to make some improvements. What can I do that makes a statement, but doesn't cost a fortune... yet enhances my home significantly?"
"Wall papers are for the most part... a NO NO. There is nothing, in my opinion, that dates a home faster than wall papers. However, there are paints and finishes that stand the test of time."
"Recently, I came across a professional service I feel is worth mentioning. Faux Finishes are not new... but artistry in application is key. The difference in results you get from a DIY (do it yourself), versus a professional finish is significant. As an example, Johanna's Designs at is among the most creative work I have seen! Go to the website... you won't be disappointed. It's a work of art in itself!"
Gloria Matthews 2010
“If you need a creative artist to give your home a real unique flare, then you need to contact Johanna's Design Studio. Johanna has an amazing portfolio that will help you with ideas. If you already know what you want, then she can work with you on that too. I loved the fact that she made paint boards with different styles and textures of all my color requests. I got a really good feel as to what my bedroom was going to look like before she even started. Johanna is very reliable. She did everything she said she would do and completed my bedroom before the contract date was up. Let Johanna help you create your dream home with a touch of her creative abilities, you won't be sorry.”
Lisa Graham 2010
Great Results, Personable, Good Value
“Johanna is an immensely talented individual who takes great pride in her work, has amazing talent, and is easy to work with. She is a great collaborator who works with her clients to create a vision that is in sync with the overall design plan, and is unique to each project. Her work is delightful and we have heard nothing but compliments on the beautiful stencil, and hand painted work she did for our historic hotel. We hired Johanna for artistic stenciling and hand painting for hotel in 2010, and hired Johanna more than once.”
Karen Hall 2010
“I have had the pleasure of working with Johanna on a number of occassions. I have not only found her to be very professional but also highly dedicated to her craft and clients. Johanna's vision and talents are unique and original. I have featured her many times on my website as an example of true professionalism and the epitome of creativity. I'm often asked by professional interior decorators and clients who I might suggest for creative finishes; it is always Johanna's name that comes to mind. They can be assured of the utmost in service, excellence in execution, and timeless, breathtaking results.”
Victoria Larsen 2010
Great Results, Expert, Creative
“I always look forward to design projects involving Johanna, for I know the results will be fabulous! She is a gifted artist and a joy to work with.”
Suzanne Simon 2010
“I've worked with Johanna Annable, of Johanna's Design Studio, on multiple projects, and our latest project was a charity home makeover for Oregon Dream Makeover. Johanna was the lead decorative artisan on the project. Thanks to her incredible enthusiasm for creating beauty and as a team player, she brought in 4 other artisans on the project in order to add as much artisan craftsmanship to the home as possible during our 2 week makeover period.
Given the endless creative options we had on the project, Johanna was still able to make sure all the artisan painting projects were completed on time! And the house turned out beautifully. Johanna has never ceased to amaze me with her creative and artistic abilities, whether it's creating custom tapestries, turning furniture into art, refinishing cabinetry, Venetian plaster... you name it!
I have been working with Johanna for over 3 years now on several projects, and she never ceases to amaze me with her talent and the wide array of beautiful projects she has done for me including faux finishing walls and cabinetry, Venetian plaster, turning old furniture into pieces of art, painting tapestries, and wall murals. Johanna can help turn interiors into something special ay adding her artistic talent with paint, plaster and stencils!"
Principal & Design Director, Interiors by Decorating Den 2010
“Thank you for your generosity in donating a plaster accent wall for the The Good Energy House at the Energy Trust Better Living Home, Garden and Lifestyle Show at the Portland Expo Center, March 28-30, 2008. With Johanna's Design Studio supporting Energy Trust, we made a substantial impact on our community... to Oregonians to make their homes energy-efficient, more comfortable, and safe.”
Better Living Team Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc.
“We recently had Johanna paint a mural in our home. The diligence she displayed with her work ethics made it obvious she takes a great deal of pride to deliver quality work, with an unparalled commitment to our satisfaction. The finished product was impeccable. I would easily refer Johanna to friends, family or anyone of interest.”
“We asked Johanna to transform our teen-age son's room. The results were so stunning that we asked her to do a Tuscan Old World mural in our small powder room. We were so thrilled with our mural that we asked her to do our family room, then the hallway and kitchen. Each and every time we enter one of Johanna's finished rooms we feel inspired and in awe of how wonderful we feel with our unique new walls and ceilings. We have commissioned Johanna to transform our entire home. Her work is so amazing and beautiful that our friends gape when they walk through our home.”
Pam, Commercial Business Owner
“Johanna is a very conscientious, reliable, and professional artist who really cares about her work. Everything she has done for me has been top quality and turned out beautifully! I was impressed by her creativity and attention to detail as well.
“Faux painting offers us creative freedom and a multitude of options to help make homes and businesses unique and reflect the personality of the owners. It can take a room from blah to ah inspiring in a very short period of time, and really add a unique extra feature to a home or business. Additionally, it's easy to change later down the road when it's time for re-decorating.”
Ragan Corliss, Interior Designer
“Your work is amazing. I have shared the photos and can say that Modern Masters was proud to be able to partner with you on those beautiful homes!”
Western Sales Manager
“Johanna is an absolute joy to work with. She is an amazing artist who successfully combines creative skills with top of the line customer service. She is a conscientious professional who puts the customer's needs first. Her creative ideas and fine art skills combine to create unique and exquisite faux finishes and murals that clients can't wait to show off to all of their friends. I hired Johanna for my own home for she is simply the best. Without hesitation, I highly recommend her services!"”
Suzanne Simon, Interior Designer
“Johanna generously inspires confidence in me and brings out my true creative nature! The way Johanna combines her skills and creative ideas are truly remarkable. She explains everything patiently and clearly. Her instructions are given in such a gentle way that it leads you o find what works. I learn valuable skills every time I work with her. I think Johanna is a genious at what she does!”
Victoria Petri-Jones, Student