Inspired Space :: White Pumpkin Porch

October 20th, 2014

We have all seen the lovely porches people put together with layers of orange pumpkins colorful gourds. It’s still a classic look and it works. I’m looking for something just a little different, but still pretty classic. This has been drawn to an all white pumpkin Fall porch. I think this could be a good look for our trick or treaters this year and take us into Thanksgiving. What is your Fall or Halloween Porch decor?  Do you do spooky or a classic Pumkin harvest look? Here is a little porch inspiration from Home Stories A to Z. 

Xo, Annie



photos via home stories A to Z

Five Weekend Things To!

October 17th, 2014


Hey all!  Things are cooling off in L.A. I think I may get to wear a sweater, scarf or my new ankle boots. Here are five Fallish things you could try. Happy weekend!

What’s you favorite thing about Fall? The food, fashion, decor or all of it?

Xo, Annie

#1 Mmmm…treat yourself and make these 5 ingredient salted caramel peanut butter truffles. With coffee please. recipe via Minimalist Baker.


#2 Organize your tools. Oh how I wish mine were this organized. This and other peg board inspiration via SF Girl By Bay


#3 Use vintage thermos’s to make rustic campfire style center pieces for Fall. photo via Ruffle Blog 

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#4 Make your firewood a lovely focal point in your space. photo via Style Files.


#5 Give an old lamp a new look by simply changing the lampshade. Lamp shade via Anthro


Sneak Peek :: Family Friendly Function in NYC

October 16th, 2014

I love my New York clients, because they always challenge me to make the most out of a small space. They also remind me that you don’t need a lot of space to have a home. It’s all about less house more home. This family of four needed a space that would feel cozy and be enjoyed by all. Using a soft gray palette with pops of teal gives a calming vibe. They had a collection of books and sentimental art that needed to be worked into the space as well. I achieved this with a bookcase behind the sofa as display and storage. Oh…and of course Momma needs a command center, so I made room for a secretary desk. Secretary desks are perfect for hiding clutter quickly. All in all this is a family friendly home where no space was wasted.

This is just a sneak peek. My Decorator in a Box clients get a detailed shopping list, samples needed and more. Enjoy a glimpse. Xo, Annie

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DIY Tuesday :: Hanging Bedside Table

October 14th, 2014


I’m in love with this idea! Take a piece of wood, stain it and hang it from the ceiling with rope. I think I could handle that. Wouldn’t this make a great bedside table in a guest bedroom? It would create a nice clean and organic vibe. Try it in a children’s bedroom with hot pink or yellow rope. What do you think?

Xo, Annie


 photo via vemae tumblr

Inspired Space :: Rethink Formal Dining

October 13th, 2014


What are the underused rooms in your home? Most of us never use our formal dining rooms and living rooms. Lifestyles are much more casual these days and families enjoy dining and gathering in the kitchen or backyard. That’s why it’s smart to re-think the formal dining room set-up. Think about taking those spaces and turning them into a room you will use daily. Maybe a home office or Mommy command center would make more sense. As long as still looks pretty to the rest of the house. Playrooms are not a good idea, because most dining rooms are view-able and open. If you can close off the space with french doors or a barn door on a track a playroom would be a big winner! Here is some inspiration to help you re-think the dining room.

How do you use our dining room or living room? Is it one of those spaces that you just walk past and never use? Please share your ideas. I would love to help you create a look.

Xo, Annie



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5 Things To Do This Weekend

October 10th, 2014


Happy Friday! I hope you all have fun weekend plans. Here are five things you could try….

Xo, Annie

#1 Do some pillow shopping. I never stop doing this…I’m a pillow addict…nature of the biz. Add some brights to your decor. Who said fall needs be dusty tones? via Bright Bazaar



#2 Treat yourself to the pretty soap. You will enjoy your shower more and smile at the pretty packaging every time you enter your bathroom.

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#3 Add a little Clueless to your wall. This is my new fave typography Etsy shop.


#4 Add leather strips and brass caster to an old dresser for a major update. Oh I just may need a paint chip wall now too. via Domaine


#5 Keep it simple. Sometimes all you need is a vase with branches to create a Zen space. photo via Remodelisa.



Sneak Peek :: Brooklyn Pretty in Pink Nursery

October 9th, 2014


My favorite designs are the ones for kids and babies. Especially..when pink, peach and gold is the color inspiration! Here is a sneak peek at mt recent Brooklyn baby girl nursery design. This is just a peek…. of course the full designs are saved for the Decorator in a Box clients. Can you find the origami etsy find pendant light from yesterdays post? I used it above the chair as a reading light. Enjoy!

What do you think? If you were having a baby girl would you do pink or are you more of teal and gold person?

Xo, Annie

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Etsy Find :: Origami Lights

October 8th, 2014


I recently designed a Brooklyn baby girl nursery that I will show you for a our Thursday Sneak Peek. I always throw an Etsy find in all my designs. My favorite Etsy find was from the shop nellianna. She makes beautiful origami pendant lights that are so cool. I’m a sucker for any kind of different lighting and these had me smiling big time. Visit her shop and see if you can work in a little orgami light into your home.

What do you think? Do you like these? Whats your favorite light in your home?

Check back tomorrow for my Brooklyn nursery sneak peek.

Xo, Annie




all photos via nellianna