Guide To Mix n Match Dining Chairs

July 22nd, 2016

Do you love the the mix n match dining chair trend as much as I do?! It’s such a refreshing and unique way to break free from the matchy matchy dining room set look. What I love most about mixing chair styles is you don’t have to find several chairs that match. You can shop vintage furniture websites like to create a fun mix  with one, two or three of your favorite dining chair styles. I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to pick just one Eames chair style. Why not pick three or four styles you love for a mix n match playful look. The key to unifying this mix n match concept is to stick with the same style/era. I have created two vision boards to show you just how to do this. If your a person who loves mid-century modern stick with all chairs that are in that style. Give the room a twist with a rustic industrial table. If your someone who flips for farmhouse style keep with a rustic table and mix n match early American style chairs. Oh and don’t forget to pull the look together with the perfect vintage chandi and rug. Visit to create a look that is all your own or replicate these boards exactly. Chairish has endless styles to choose from, just beware their website is addicting.

Do you need design help in your home? I can help you with a custom Decorator in a Box to meet your style and budget. Flat rate e-decor is your answer to any design dilemma. Let’s start your design today!

Xo, Annie



reclaimed dining table//eames wire “bikini” chairs//eames LCW chairs//woven back chairs//Indian rug//sputnik chandelier


farmhouse table//  victorian dining chairs// early american chairs//slipcover chairs//rug//rustic chandelier

Decorator in a Box :: Brooklyn, NY Master Before & After

July 18th, 2016

I’m so excited to share this Brooklyn, NY Master Bedroom design with you. I just loved the clients minimal and modern style. The Pinterest inspiration boards they showed me were very inspiring. What I love most about Decorator in a Box is that it’s design for real life and every budget. These photos don’t have the professional lighting and every accessory isn’t perfectly placed. It’s a real space being used. The client was able to take their custom designed box and execute the design. They did a great execution I must say! I’m always so delighted to see the design go from boards, shopping list and furniture plan to actual cozy and stylish space. Here is the before and after of this lovely Brooklyn Master Bedroom. Enjoy!

Would you like a custom design to meet your style and budget? Let’s start to decorate your space. With a few easy step on the Decorator in a Box website you will be on your way to decor bliss! Xo, Annie







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In The Details :: Vignettes that Rock

July 11th, 2016

It’s the little corner in a room that makes it special. A well accessorized side table, nightstand, bookshelf and even the toilet tank dial things up a notch. With out these detailed areas in a home your eye has no place to land and your home can feel cold. Thoughtfully collected and layered accessories add all the charm. Here is a round-up of beautiful vignettes that have me feeling inspired to add that special detail to each Decorator in a Box I create. I hope they inspire you to make your house more of a home with little details.

Do you need home accessory help? What does your home need? Let me take all the guessing out of it with a custom Decorator in a Box. With a flat rate design mailed or emailed to you it’s smart and easy.

Xo, Annie


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via the neotrad


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Inspiring Office + Playroom

July 5th, 2016

I love a room that serves multiple purposes. That’s what got me inspired about this office + playroom from Style Your Senses. I have a similar set up in my home right now. It’s just not nearly as polished and detailed as this. It’s more temporary until we remodel things the way we would like. I love how this room still remains stylish and chic for the mother yet fun and playful for the kids. I can tell she was also very smart with the budget making use of some IKEA. See the full tour on the blog Style Your Senses. Who says work can’t be a little playful.

Do you need help creating a smart use of space in your home. Let me help you with a custom Decorator in a Box. It’s just a few easy steps on the website at an affordable flat rate. Let’s start to decorator today!



photo via style your senses

For The Walls :: Creating Perfect Engineered Prints

June 29th, 2016

How awesome are these engineered prints?! At first glance I would have thought they were taken with a pro camera and printed using the best photo printer. Guess what? They were taken on a basic camera and then printed on a plotter. A plotter is what designers use to print their architectural or CAD drawings on. This can be done at your local Fedex store and at a very thrifty price. The trick is to crop them in an artsy way ( like the photos below). Then turn them into black and whites before printing. See the full tutorial via the blog Chris Love Julia.

Do you need help selecting art for your home? Maybe you have another project you feel a little stuck on? Let me help you with that. See the Decorator in a Box “a la carte” options starting at $75. If you don’t see an option that meets your specific needs simply email me and I will get you what you need.

Xo, Annie

Floored :: Genius Vintage Stair Runner Tutorial

June 28th, 2016

One of my favorite blogs is Wit & Delight. If you don’t have Kate Arends on your instagram feed yet stop what your doing and add her. I have been thinking about the boring beige carpet on my stairs for a long time. I want to give them an update with wood and a runner. I was so excited to see this idea to take mix and match vintage rugs and turn them into a stair runner. It’s brilliant! I instantly pinned this to my hidden home Pinterest board to create my dream stairs someday. The vintage runner on these craftsman stairs is so dreamy. The mix and match of vintage rugs really creates a cozy and worldly vibe.  See the full tutorial via Wit & Delight.

Do your stairs or any part of your home need an update? Let me help you with a custom Decorator in a Box. Let’s start to decorate today!

Xo, Annie



photos via Wit & Delight

D.I.Y Monday :: Quick & Easy Patriotic Bolster Pillows

June 27th, 2016

I’m always looking for ways to make my outdoor space a bit more festive come Fourth of July weekend. I love this idea via Martha Stewart to take red and blue striped fouta towels to make bolster pillows. Simply use an existing bolster pillow or purchase an insert at your local fabric store. Tie the towel around the bolster with fringes on the ends for a patriotic style pillow. When your done using it as a pillow you can take the towel to to the beach,pool or use as a tablecloth. Search for affordable fouta towels on

Do you need a custom design for your space? Let’s create a custom Decorator in a Box to meet your style, needs and budget. Designs are an affordable flat rate and arrive quickly to your mail or email box. Let’s start today!

Xo, Annie


Cute Kiddo Stuff :: Modern Scandinavian Dollhouse

June 15th, 2016

This Scandinavian dollhouse is over the top chic. I’m wishing it was actually my real kitchen. The mint color SMEG fridge, waterfall marble island and black oven hood are dreamy. Oh and let’s not forget the accessories complete with modern cutting boards. This is taking dollhouse to a whole new level. See the full tour at Nallie’s House.

Do you need help with your real house? Who knows, maybe we could use this dollhouse for inspiration. Let’s start your custom Decorator in a Box today!

Xo, Annie

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all photos via Nalle’s House