Product Love :: Mexican Serape Blankets

July 23rd, 2014

Every space need that fabric that pulls it all together. I’m loving the use of Mexican serape blankets in home decor. In a simple white modern space the serape is the perfect accent. It adds that splash of color and  a cool beach vibe. Drape it across your bed for style and to have handy for a dash to sunset. Give a vintage chair a colorful twist with serape upholstery. Un toque de color y estilo!

Let’s give your home style that meets your budget! Just contact me at Decorator in a Box to create your custom design.

Xo, Annie


photos via lulu & georgia


photo via chezboheme


photo via coco cozy

DIY Tuesday :: Basket Pendant Light

July 22nd, 2014

I have long been a fan of the basket pendant light. It adds an organic and natural style to any space. Sometimes it can be challenging to find the right size for your room. It can also be difficult to find a light that meets your budget. Well struggle no more. Minni of  Nimi Design blog has come up with a solution. You can follow her tutorial or find your own basket. The supplies are affordable and the instructions simple. See how to make your own here.

Do you need help making your space come to life? Or…do you just need a light selected. Whether it’s a full design or a la carte Decorator in a Box can help you with that.

Xo, Annie


photo via nimi designs



Inspired Space :: A Weekend Nook

July 21st, 2014

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful and restful weekend. You know what the perfect weekend spot is? A cozy little nook. I don’t have one in my own home, but have always dreamed of one.  A place to curl up with a good book and cup of coffee. Or…. a place to snuggle up and read “Guess How Much I Love You” for the one thousandth time with my little munchkin. I love the whole ensemble of this home tour featured on  San Fran Girl By The Bay. The textiles are simple with the right amount of color. The windows couldn’t be more perfect.

Do you need help creating that cozy place in your home? I can help you with that! Just contact me at Decorator in a Box to create a custom look that meets your style and budget.

Xo, Annie


photo via San Fran Gril By Bay

Friday Etsy Find :: Oh Hand Blocked How I Love You

July 18th, 2014

There is just something about hand blocked bedding that says come and get cozy. These lovely prints and patterns from the Etsy shop Zaipur have me grinning from ear to ear. Zaipur has traveled all over India to bring us a lovely collection of organic linens. Visit her etsy shop to make your bedding hand blocked above the rest.

Need a little help pulling a look together for your bedroom? Let me help you create a look that matches your personal style and budget at Decorator in a Box.

Xo, Annie




Sneak Peek :: Teen Lounge Before & After

July 17th, 2014

Some of you may remember the teen lounge design I shared with you a little while back. Well now the design has been executed flawlessly by another wonderful Decorator in a Box client. It always makes my day to see a design come to life. Below are the before and after photos of this ultra creative teen lounge.

Want to transform your space? Let me help you with a custom Decorator in a Box just for you!


Here is what the design boards looked like…

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Here is how it came to life…

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Design Quick Tip :: Go Big or Go Home

July 16th, 2014

When it comes to a powder bath you should go big. This is the place to use that daring wallpaper that would scare you in a large room. This is the place to make a statement. If not there then where?  Here are some example of major wallpaper.

Xo, Annie

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via domaine home


photo via peppermint bliss


photo via young house love

D.I.Y Tuesday : Spray Painted Decor Five Ways

July 15th, 2014

Spray paint is my painting method of choice. It’s drip free, streak free and fast. I love seeing the beautiful things people can do with a can a spray paint. All you need is the right colors and you can transform almost anything with a can or two. Here are five ways to take something from plain to pretty.

Xo, Annie

#1 White dresser gets funky with these spray painted toys as knobs. photo via Creatures of Comfort


#2 Boring wood drapery rods get a pop of color. photo via Selena Lake


#3 Give old flatware new life with a quick dust of paint on the handle. photo via Creatures of Comfort


#4 All you need is metallic paint to take boring baskets to bold. photo via Apartment Therapy


#5 Take a bag of seashells from the craft store and make them chic with mirror spray paint. photo via Lucky Pink Elephant


In The Details :: Black Bathrooms

July 14th, 2014

Black is always chic. I used to only think of using black as an accent in a design. I reserved black only for a  small table, stool or chest. Now I’m starting to think a little more fearlessly about black. Especially, about it’s use in the bathroom. I have spotted so many lovely bathrooms that are mainly black. Black painted or tile walls. Whatever way it’s done it’s usually a stunner. Here is a little inspiration to get you thinking beyond using black only as an accent.

Need help creating a custom look for your home? Let me take care of all of that with a Decorator in a Box.

Xo, Annie


photo via domain home



photo via Z Mag


photo via better homes and gardens


photo via la dolce vita