Bath Time :: Cement Tile Impact

February 3rd, 2016

The baths I’m drawn to have some major tile impact. I love the brave who install a patterned cement tile on the entire floor. It’s art on the floor. I especially like this look in a smaller bath. Here are a few of my favorites popping up on my Pinterest feed. Scroll down to get the look in your bath

Do you need help with your bathroom? I can help you with that. Let’s start to  a Decorator in a Box to meet your style and budget.

Xo, Annie


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For The Walls :: Wallpaper Obsession

February 1st, 2016

Here I am looking at kids wallpaper again on Etsy. My daughters room can’t handle it a wallpaper. We already have enough going on. I think our basement play area could handle some however. While searching I found a couple lines I’m in love with. They litterally transport you to a wonderland. Now that’s some powerful design….right? Take a look at my favorites. I must find a home for some of these…even if it’s not mine home.

Need design help? I can help you with a custom Decorator in a Box to meet your style and budget.

Xo, Annie

Little Hands applied wallpapers are magical to say the least. I feel like I’ve just floated on a hot air balloon to Neverland after a peek at their website.




On Etsy the shop SianZeng has beautifully quirky modern styles. Of dinos and woodland creatures. Oh and the best part they are magnetic. Your kids can have fun talking to the critters on the wall.



Quick Tip :: Give Your Newer Home Vintage Charm

January 28th, 2016

It’s nice to have a home built in the 80’s up to now. They usually have good size closets and master baths. All the modern convenience older homes do not have. Such as an open floor plan and large kitchen. There isn’t anything too major to fix that isn’t just a cosmetic change of paint, cabinets or tile. The only major draw back to a newer home lacks that vintage charm. There is nothing like walking into a home built in 1920’s-1940’s to see lovely millwork and ceiling details. Well here are some ways to get that look in your home that looks a little too cookie cutter.

Add rustic open shelves. How much do your upper cabinets actually hold? Can you get rid of some of those platters you never use. Removing bulky cabinets and replacing with a reclaimed wood open shelves will bring  in major charm. Paired with white subway tile backsplash and you will be modern farmhouse chic. Also adding a burnished brass faucet and farm sink will finish off this look nicely. photo via apartmenttherapy

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Add rustic ceiling beams. Be sure to remove any popcorn ceiling. Look into light weight foam beams with a U-channel. They are economical and they look like the real thing. You should have no less than a 9′ ceiling to do this look. via megan brooke handmade


Add shiplap wall paneling to a bedroom or bathroom. Also think about removing closets and replacing with a vintage hutch for more charm. Adding an antique style rug also is a simple added detail. via country living



:: Me as My Client ::

January 27th, 2016

I took a little early break from my clients  projects to revisit my own. It will be interesting to see what kind of a client I am to myself. I imagine I will do a lot of changing my mind. Right now I’m just working layouts. It’s all very sketchy in more ways than one, but still fun to play around. Still…penciling in my dream mega island and envisioning walls to come down is so fun.

Xo, Annie


Color Inspo :: Feeling Blue

January 26th, 2016

I love blue. When I have a client who loves blue as much as me I get excited. My eye is drawn to it always. I love it in pillows, lamps, throws and even a velvet sofa. This morning while doing my usual Pinterest scan I was excited to see all the indigo. Here are few of my favorite pins to have you feeling blue in a positive way.

What’s color do you gravitate to? Let’s work it into your Decorator in a Box today.

Xo, Annie



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via Domaine Home


via NancyKnightArt (starts at $13)

:: Last Week of Design Sale::

January 25th, 2016

Decorator in a Box is always a financially savvy way to get a custom interior designer. Right now it is even more stylish on your wallet. This is your last week to get 20% off your Decorator in a Box! You will have more money left to spend on those pillows, sofa, tile or cabinets you love. Design doesn’t need to break the bank. Don’t miss out on starting 2016 off with a custom designed space. Let’s start to decorate. Coupon Code MYDIAB20

Xo, Annie




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Etsy Finds :: Weekend Picks

January 23rd, 2016

What are you up to this weekend? Well while your sipping your morning coffee why not do a little Etsy shopping. Here are my top picks this week. Happy Weekend!

Xo, Annie

#1 Keep your mitts warm with these adorable mittens on sale now. via AIYShop


#2 Bring a little Paris to your pad with one of these beautiful antiqued mirrors. via MirrorCooperative


#3 Give your breakfast nook a modern update with this Reef Chandi. via DuttonBrown


#4 Add a touch of modern organic to your living space with this walnut table. via AntonMakaDesigns


#5 Give your bath that spa style with these lovely Turkish towels. via LongestThread

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Inspired Space ::Creating Hygge

January 21st, 2016

Winter can be tough for some. I think Winter is what you make it. You really have to own and embrace it. The Danish are big on Hygge translation coziness. The Norwegians call it Koselig. These aren’t just words to the Nordic culture they are a way of life. These words define an atmosphere. It’s an experience you had in someones home. Here is an example. You just went ice skating on the frozen lake under the string lights (think Norman Rockwell). Then you are welcomed into your friends home to sit by the fire and sip on some hot tea or cocoa. I’m thinking some Bob Dylan Girl from the North Country” plays in the background. This is “hyggeling” or “koselig”. So…are you wondering how to get this in your home this winter? Here are seven ways.

#1 Start with something to warm your tummy and send aroma throughout the house. How about a nice bowl of wild rice soup. recipe here


#2 Cozy sox and blanket are a must. The chunkier the better for both.


#3 Lot’s of layers on your bed. Oh and their is something about it being kind of messy and wrinkled that adds more cozy in my opinion. This is all Ikea!

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#4 Get a great book and something warm to sip.


#5 A fire and lots of candlelight is a must. via seeking the south


#6 You must have a cozy oversized sweater to live in and wear out. via shopstyle


#7  Wherever possible find a place to create a cozy nook. Lot’s of pillows are the key. photo via the inspired room


Well I hope this helps you to embrace the winter storms ahead. Happy hyggeling!

Do you need help making your home cozy? I can help you with a custom Decorator in a Box. You still have time to get in on the 20% off sale this month.

Xo, Annie