Sneak Peek :: NYC Master Suite

October 30th, 2014


Here is a little sneak peek of one of my latest Decorator in a Box designs. The mission was to create a space that was romantic, calm and created more storage. This is a small NYC apartment, so we needed to make the most of the space. I achieved this by creating a tone on tone look with lots of texture. I added storage with a storage bed and a mixture of nightstands, chests and dresser. The key to dressers and nightstands is to find a coordinating balance and not purchase the whole matching set. A mixture creates a more custom look. This space should be a retreat for this couple for years to come. Now this is just a sneak peek the full design is for the client.

Would you like a Decorator in a Box for your home? I would love to help! Let’s start HERE.

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DIY Tuesday :: Festive Mantel

October 28th, 2014


I love this simple and festive mantel. It will take you from Halloween right into Thanksgiving. All you need are little white pumpkins, strings and feathers from the craft store. This idea and photo is from the blog Simple Styling.

Happy Halloween Decorating!

Xo, Annie


Five Things To Do This Weekend!

October 24th, 2014


Happy weekend all! I hope your getting your spooky plans all ready. Here are five Fallish things you could try.

Xo, Annie

#1 Make some beautifully wicked caramel apples. recipe via the anthro blog 


#2 Add a wood pile somewhere to your decor. photo via Mr. Kate.


#3 Create a cactus corner. They add a nice modern feel and are easy to take care win. photo via Bo Bedre.


#4 Take your inspiration images and create art. Black ans white look lovely. photo via katie amour


#5 Get yourself a cozy blanket. blanket exclusive Pendleton for One Kings Lane


Festive Vibes :: Decoupage Pumpkins

October 23rd, 2014


This time of year I always want my table to look Fall. I’m also always looking for a fun craft to do with my daughter. One that is still pretty and goes beyond ghosts and toilet paper roll crafts. I love the beauty and simplicity of these decoupage pumpkins.They would make a great table centerpiece and outing to take home and craft. See the full tutorials via the beautiful blogs Poppytalk.

Xo, Annie

Collect Fall leaves with your kids and take them home to decoupage on your pumpkins. photo and tutorial via Poppytalk.



Design Quick Tip :: Rustic Beam Ceiling

October 22nd, 2014

Would you like your white cathedral ceilings to feel a bit more cozy? Here is this weeks quick tip..add reclaimed wood beams. It will  instantly transform a cold space into something a bit warmer. If you can’t install wood beams, simply add wood accents to a side table, bed, bench or mantel. Here is your inspiration via Decoracaa De Quarto.

Xo, Annie



DIY Tuesday :: Gold Polka Dot Sequin Pumpkins

October 21st, 2014


What do I love more than gold sequins? Gold sequin polka dot pumpkins!  What a cute idea for your table centerpiece or porch step. See how via Sugar and Cloth. Wouldn’t black and gold also be  a cool combo?!

Xo, Annie


idea and photo via sugar and cloth

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