Sneak Peek :: MyDIAB Oregon Multi-Use Space

April 24th, 2014

OB-family space

I love getting the opportunity to design a space with multiply functions. The mission for this Oregon families design was to make the most of the room. It was mainly a play space for their three year old and baby on the way. We also needed to create an office and utilize some existing cozy chairs. All in all I think this space will work very well for this family.

Want to see more sneak peeks? Visit the portfolio page at Decorator in a Box.

Xo, Annie

OB-czarnecki family space


Design Quick Tip :: Creating Zen

April 23rd, 2014

Is your bath lacking in that spa feel? A great way to add zen is by bringing in a little nature. Simply clip a branch from the backyard and put it in a pot with water. It will instantly transform your bath into an oasis.

Xo, Annie


D.I.Y Tuesday :: Vintage Window Headboard

April 22nd, 2014

I love any idea that re-purposes something old in a creative way. Finding old windows at a salvage store or flea market are a great way to give your bedroom style. This will also give the illusion of windows and working well in a small space. See more beautiful photography and styling like this at Kara Roselund. 

Xo, Annie


photo via Kara Roselund


Monday Art Break :: Hand Painted by Hannah

April 21st, 2014

If your in need of a muralist for your child’s school, bedroom or anything really…. look to Hand Painted by Hannah. Located in Twin Cities Minnesota Hannah can meet all of your custom hand painting needs. She is so talented and has no fear of color. Here is some of her work, but be sure to check out her blog.

Xo, Annie

I love this Neverland inspired mural. Great for a school, library or child’s playroom.


I love all the color. This would give any room a much needed color splash.


This is just too fun!


In The Details :: Fabric Wall Hanging

April 21st, 2014

Everything about this room ensemble is lovely. It’s the perfect pairing of accessories and textiles. My favorite detail is the beautiful piece of fabric hung to create a headboard. This would work well in a home that has an open landing loft space. It could function as a sleeping and office space. I like that this fabric can easily be changed out when you tire of it or need an update. It’s those details that make a big difference.

Xo, Annie


photo via better homes and gardens

5 Easter Things To This Weekend!

April 18th, 2014

I hope you all have fun plans for Easter. This is my daughter’s first year to grasp the idea of decorating eggs. I can’t wait to break out the crayons and egg dye. Here are five things you could try this weekend…

Happy Easter!

Xo, Annie

#1 Decorate graffiti eggs. I love these via Paper-N-Stitch.


#2 Plan your Easter menu. I love Martha Stewart &  Pioneer Women for recipe ideas..all diets are off on holidays.


#3 Set a simply and elegant Easter table with a simple plate bouquet. Plate bouquet via Paper-N-Stitch.


#4 Make gift jars for the kiddo’s to take home. Tutorial via Torie Jayne.


#5 Egg shell centerpiece via  Katy Dutton.


Sneak Peek :: Cozy Midwest Master Retreat Design

April 17th, 2014

OB-Ida's Room

Here is a little sneak peek at one of my latest designs near Chicago. The mission was to create a space that was cozy for the family…including the dog.  A spot for getting some homework done with the kids or watching TV was also key. I think this space will function well while keeping the vibe cozy and calm. See more sneak peeks at the Decorator in a box portfolio page.

Xo, Annie



D.I.Y Tuesday :: Paper Napkin Easter Eggs

April 15th, 2014

This is such a beautiful and easy Easter egg idea. Simply take a patterned paper napkin and apply it to your hard boiled eggs with egg whites. It’s that easy! I will be doing this with my little one on Friday. I will let you know how it goes. See the full tutorial at Ya a La Vente.

Happy Egg Decorating!

Xo, Annie



photo via Ya a La Vente