Friday Five!

February 27th, 2015

Happy weekend all! Here is your Friday five….

Xo, Annie

#1 Add new and bright striped pillows to your bed for Spring. I also love the arrows on the wall don’t you? via decordemon


#2 Close off an opening in your home with a beautiful wood door. This door is a work of art! Doors on this track system are perfect for converting an open formal dinning room into a closed off office or bedroom. via Traditional Home


#3 Re-think the foot of your bed. Here are ten ways how. via apartment therapy


#4 Light up your home in major style with one of these basket lights. via Lonny


#5 Enjoy a Burrata Pizza Pie this weekend. Doesn’t this look delicious ?! recipe via what’s gaby cooking


DIY Thursday :: Kids Art That Rocks!

February 26th, 2015

My daughter loves to paint. What kid doesn’t…right? I feel like breaking out the water colors is becoming boring. We need to expand our painting horizons and try different techniques. I loves these four ideas from some of my fave blogs. They will be fun for her to experiment with. I would actually really love hanging them on our walls. My favorite is the bubble art. Wouldn’t that be cute in a kids bathroom? What do you think? Here are the ideas with links to the tutorials so you can give these ideas a try.

Xo, Annie


bubbles//abstract// flower// tissue paper

Design Quick Tip :: Faux Beam Ceiling

February 25th, 2015

There is no double that beamed ceilings are beautiful! On a few of my current projects we are adding beams to the ceiling, This will give it that rustic modern or coastal look. In the process we discovered a great product called faux wood beams. They look like the real thing and can save you money. The best part is that they are a green product. They come in many sizes, textures and finishes. You can even order them unfinished to have painted to match the other wood in your home. So…if your Living Room or Bedroom needs a style lift take a look at your ceiling.

If you need help locating how many beams and the appropriate size for your space I can help with that. I will draft a scaled ceiling detail for you or your installer. I will also select the right finish and color for your home. Just contact me at Decorator in a Box.

Xo, Annie




Here is a quick drawing I did for the installer at the beach pad design I’m currently working on. This will also help the electricians locate the recessed cans we are adding to the space.



photo via domaine//photo via liz marie


DIY Tuesday :: Tile Patience That Saves

February 24th, 2015

I’m a huge fan of bold tile on bathroom floors. It really dials up the style factor big time. However, they come with a high price tag. Domino brings you a brilliant floor idea. All you need is three different colors of affordable hex tile. Oh….and some serious patience. The Makerista that installed it recommends some podcast binging to get the job done. See the full tutorial and article via Domino. It’s a stunner and will save you some major money on your next bath remodel. This could also be a cool fireplace…don’t you think?

Xo, Annie



Inspired Space :: Oscar’s Greenroom

February 23rd, 2015

Do you ever wonder where the celebs are hanging behind the scenes at the Oscar’s? Well just like their lovely wardrobes they didn’t scrimp on style in the Greenroom. The space was designed by Julianne Moore who has serious design skills. She is just one of those gals who can do it all. She teamed up with the L.A. based design firm Commune. The inspiration was screenwriter Joan Didion. They wanted guests to feel as if Joan had invited you into her home for a drink. It’s very much mid-century modern. See more this greenroom at Archiectural Digest.

Xo, Annie



In The Works :: Beach Pad Remodel

February 19th, 2015

I have just started a new design for a beach pad in San Diego area. We started in the bathroom  where I have been busy drawing cabinet ideas to maximize storage and create that beach vibe. This morning is tile day my favorite! We will be looking at a really cool product that is tile plank floors that look like wood. They are amazing and really fake you out. I’m hard to trick, but these really do. Stay tuned as this fun project unfolds.

Xo, Annie


Here is the tile floor that looks like wood. Isn’t it genious?! It’s tile!


via Ceramica Sant’Agostino

Sneak Peek :: Park City, UT Design

February 18th, 2015

Here is a quick peek at one of my recent designs in Park City, UT. The mission was to take a large Master Suite and create a design that uses it’ s full potential. This client really inspired me with her Pinterest boards to create a look that is modern, cozy with a worldly twist. They have a beautiful mountain view out their window, so creating a window seat was a must. I selected woven and natural style fabric options for the window cushion. The furniture and lighting is the modern part of the design. Then I mixed the worldly touch in with Moroccan and Indian pillows. The room was topped off  with a recommended ceiling detail of rustic wood beams. I think this Master sweet will be a nice retreat day or night. Here is a look at the boards. Of course the design shopping list and details are saved for the client.

Would you like your own custom design? Contact m at Decorator in a Box to get started. I can mail you a design with my e-decor service or come to your home if you live in Southern California.

Xo, Annie

OB-Park City Utah 2

OB-Park City Utah 2

OB-Park City Utah 2

D.I.Y Tuesday :: Kilim Rug Bench

February 17th, 2015

I have a sitting are that needs an ottoman or bench. The ones I see are a little more than I would like to spend and don’t have upholstery that I love. I flipped when I saw this kilim d.i.y bench via A Beautiful Mess. It looks like a project I could handle at price I like. I love this bohemian style, but if your more coastal and preppy you can select a rug that reflects your style. See the full tutorial HERE to make your own.

Xo, Annie