Oceanside, Ca Remodel :: Before & After Sorta

August 10th, 2015

Alright, I could not stop myself from posting a premature before & after of this Oceanside, Ca remodel I have been working on. The floors and almost complete bath got me share happy. The bathroom is adorable!  Boy oh boy are we excited it’s finally “almost” done. Like any remodel we are still working out a few hiccups. We are definitely on the home stretch to completion. Here is a before and after for now. Just wait for another batch of photos when things are totally complete!

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Here are the amazing tile floors that look like wood. They are wonderful for beach durability and style. They are sweet Dazey the dog approved too. Just wait until that fireplace is complete and the flowing white curtains are hung!

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Xo, Annie

In The Works :: NYC Bathroom

August 5th, 2015

My favorite thing about Decorator in a Box is that here I sit in California designing a bathroom in NYC. I’m having fun tile diagramming and playing around with different combinations. I just wanted to peek my head up to give you all a look. I think this one will be a stunner!

Does your bathroom need some fixing? Just because I’m all the way over here and your there doesn’t mean I can’t help you. Just contact me to create your custom Decorator in a Box to start your custom mail away design today!

Xo, Annie

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Design Quick Tip :: Tile Backsplash for Renters

July 30th, 2015

If your a renter there is a limit to what you can do. Especially, when it comes to tile or wallpaper. Well now there are several cool options for removalable decal tiles. Renters can have that tile backplash after all. Or how about adding a fun detail to your stair riser? Check out these options via the Etsy shop Bluecoin.

Xo, Annie



DIY Wednesday :: Kids Crafty Suncatchers

July 29th, 2015

I’m always looking for a fun yet simple craft idea to do with my daughter. I discovered a fun project via the blog “I’m Feeling Crafty”. She shows how to create sun catchers. You simply melt beads in cupcake tins to create beautiful sun catchers. The bonus is I have all these things at home. I love it when you don’t need to make a trip to Micheal’s. If you want to try this craft with your kiddos find all the details via “I’m Feeling Crafty”. 

Xo, Annie



all photos via I’m Feeling Crafty

Etsy Find :: Hanging Planter Round-Up

July 28th, 2015

I love a hanging planter or two or three. I hope to have some hanging in the corner of my bathroom or kitchen window soon. The hard part is deciding which style to choose. With all these handmade lovely options on Etsy it’s hard for a girl to decide. Which one of these is your favorite? Do you like hanging planters?

Xo, Annie


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Sneak Peek :: The Finishing Touch

July 27th, 2015

A lot of my clients don’t need a full space design. Often times the furniture and a few pillows are there, but they just need help to finish off the look. That is where I come in. This shared bedroom for two young ladies just needed that finishing touch. Their Mom sent me the photos, measurements and completed my website design questionnaire. With in a few weeks I emailed her the design boards and shopping list to complete the space. Here is a sneak peek at this modern shared bedroom design. It’s complete with gallery wall and small storage. All the shoppting details are saved for the client of course.

If you would like your own custom online design just contact me at Decorator in a Box. I will create a look that meets your style and budget.

Xo, Annie


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Sneak Peek :: Guest & Master Update

July 6th, 2015

Finishing up your bedroom design doesn’t need to break the bank. That was the case with this South Carolina clients Guest and Master Bedrooms. They had most of the furniture and bedding. They just needed a few key accessories to finish off the look. With the right lamps, mirrors and art you can easily button up a space. Of course the shopping list details are for the client, but here is a sneak peek at the boards to inspire you.

Do you need help giving a bedroom or any room that finishing touch? I can help you with that. Let’s create a custom design that is just your style and budget with a Decorator in a Box!

Xo, Annie


All this Guest Bedroom needed was the right lamps, bedside chest, mirror and pillows to complete the look.

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With the right lamps, art and pillows…this Master Bedroom is now a calming retreat.

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Before & After :: My First Upholstery Attempt

June 30th, 2015

Don’t look too close, but here is my first attempt at upholstering a chair. I was given this chair from my sweet neighbor. It was almost brand new, but the Tommy Bahama fab isn’t our style. I have always loved the Restoration Hardware deconstructed chairs. I thought I would attempt that look. Also, on my last visit to HD Buttercup I loved all of their kantha quilt upholstered chairs. So… with one kantha quilt purchased from Etsy, a lot of burlap, grey canvas fabric, upholstery tape, staple gun and pins I got to work. All in all it came together well. Right now it is just pinned in place, but I think I will go back with a hot glue gun or fabric glue to secure the tape trim better. So here it is….if you attempt this yourself I recommend wine, Pandora and a lot of patience. Oh and don’t strive for perfection…life isn’t perfect 😉

Have a great Fourth of July weekend all!

Xo, Annie


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Now we will see if it passes the bouncy Tinker Bell test!

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