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

Inspired Space :: Fun For A Girl Or Boy

April 14th, 2014

I love everything about this gender neutral bedroom. It’s the bunks, blankets, rug, grass pendant and animal collage wall that make this room a success. It’s certainly fun for a girl or a boy.

Xo, Annie

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photo via Architectural Digest


Weekend Design Tip :: Loft Bed With Closet Underneath

April 12th, 2014

Here is your weekend design tip. Do you live in a small space? Do you need more closet space? Does your child need more room to play? Then this is a solution for you. A loft bed with a custom closet underneath. Supplies needed a Handy Man + The Container Store = Solution. Oh and don’t forget to Decorator in a Box to help you finish off the room and create a loft bed that works for your space. Happy weekend all!

Xo, Annie


5 Things To Do This Weekend!

April 11th, 2014

Hi All! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Here are five things you could try…

Xo, Annie

#1 Create a lovely bouquet to bring to a loved one or hostess.  via paper stitch blog


#2 Get a new lamp for Spring or….paint one like this one via Land of Nod. Tip: Just because it’s at the little kids store doesn’t mean it can’t work for adults.


#3 Get your supplies to decorate Easter eggs. I love this washi tape eggs idea via lovely in deed.


#4 Plan your brunch menu. I’m thinking of making these egg, bacon and tomato cups that look quick, easy healthy and will absorb sugar. Recipe via reluctant entertainer.


#5 Take that bare wall in your house and create a vignette. Here is your inspiration via camille’s style


Sneak Peek :: Mid-Century in South Bay L.A.

April 10th, 2014


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Here is a little sneak peek of one of my latest Decorator in a Box designs. It’s always fun to get a client that is mid-century modern and lives in a beach town. I created a design with pops of color and coastal accents. Here is a look at a Mid-Century modern in the South Bay of L.A. See more MyDIAB sneak peeks on my portfolio page.

Xo, Annie

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Product Love :: Peacock Chair Please

April 9th, 2014

I love all the peacock chairs and headboards I’m seeing. I must incorporate this into my next design or my own home soon. Here is what I mean..

What do you think? Would you put a peacock chair in your place?

Xo, Annie


photo via cozamania

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photo via la dolce vita


photo via the society inc.

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via land of nod