Design Obsession :: Trough Sinks

October 1st, 2014


I’m really excited about all the trough sinks I keep seeing in bath designs. I’m quite jealous I don’t have one actually. A trough sink works with any bathroom or laundry room style. If you want a playful vibe for kids select a color like green or teal. If it’s more sophistication that you want then go for black. They make any bathroom a design winner! Here is a little inspiration for ya….

Xo, Annie


 via Kohler


photo via Vogue Living


photo via Apartment Therapy


via Down That Little Lane

DIY Tuesday :: Swiss Style

September 30th, 2014

Swiss cross details are a big trend right now. They are popping up on pillows, quilts, and you name it. The best look of course is an original vintage flag or blanket, but those items come with a big price tag. You can create a Swiss cross detail of your own. Here are four ways you can simply add a Swiss cross into your decor.

Xo, Annie


#1 Create a potatoe cross stamp to create your own fabric.  Turn it into a pillow or even curtains . See the tutorial and more photos via Hand Box


#2 Simply paint a cross on an old tool or tackle box. photo via Apartment Therapy


#3 Give a vintage chest or dresser a modern touch by painting a Swiss cross on the front of it. photo via Tattered Tiques


#4 Take a plain medicine cabinet and make modern with a silver or red cross painting on it. photo via SF Girl By Bay

In The Details :: Good In The Hood

September 29th, 2014

Sometimes all a kitchen needs is the right hood. Everything else can be a backdrop while the hood takes center stage. Here is a round-up that are all good.

Are you stuck on what to do in your space? I can help! Just contact me at Decorator in a Box to create a design meets your style and budget!

Xo, Annie


photo via Pinterest..that’s all I know..sorry.


photo via Lonny

tracery interiors kitchen dark wood hood arched moroccan feel skylight cococozy

 photo via Coco Cozy

Sneak Peek :: Making A Brooklyn Entrance

September 25th, 2014


Foyer’s and Hallway’s can be tricky.  The mission in this Brooklyn apartment was to create a Foyer that is welcoming, stylish and has more storage. Covered shoe storage and a place for guest coats to be exact. By adding a locker, coat rack and fun art this Foyer is making more of an entrance. In the hallway we added black and white stripe wallpaper hanging horizantally. Then we finished the look off with new wall sconces and artwork. Viola! These Brooklyn spaces now have function and style!

Are you feeling stuck on what to do in an area of your home? I can help you with that. Simply send me photos and I will create a custom quote to meet your style and budget needs.

Xo, Annie

OB-Soifer Foyer

OB-Soifer Hall

Product Love :: Fall Rug Round-Up

September 24th, 2014


One of the best ways to update your home is with a new rug. Give your home a quick and easy Fall boost with these five options via World Market. They range in price from $129-430…so you are sure to find an option that meets your budget!

Xo, Annie



DIY Tuesday :: BILLY The Magic Bookcase

September 23rd, 2014


Ikea has a bookcase that is a magical unicorn. It’s called the BILLY bookcase. These bookcases have got me and my family through some tough closet situations while renting a small home or apartment. Do you have a lack of closet space or pantry? No problem the BILLY will solve it. Do you have a large closet you would like to transform into a glam dressing room? The BILLY can make it happen. They are narrow in depth and tall making them work on almost any open wall…especially tight spaces. Here is a little inspiration to get you thinking about how you can create that dream closet, pantry or display wall.

Here are three ways to make the BILLY work magic in your home…

Xo, Annie

#1 Create a glam dressing area in an open area or closet. photo via Style at Home

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#2 Create a dramatic living room book wall. photo via Centsational Girl


#3 Create the pantry you always dreamed of. Pretty containers are key! photo via Now Home At Home Mom


Do you need a little magic in your home? I can help you with that! Contact me at Decorator in a Box to create a design that meets you style and budget!

Inspired Space :: Closet Turns Bunk

September 22nd, 2014


Do you wish you had space to add some kind of a built-in bunk? yYou know the ones you see all over Pinterset? Well you can! It’s simple remove a closet and add bunks. The key will be to come up with other toy and clothing storage solutions once the closet is removed. Look at the bunk and playhouse possibilities?! My favororites are the ideas that incorporate a playhouse..brilliant. Prepared to be inspired…

Xo, Annie

closet3-handmade-charlotte-via-fefifofamma photo via


photo via my big eye kids


photo via hickman interiors


photo via apartment therapy

Sneak Peek :: Brooklyn Big Girl Room

September 18th, 2014


Getting return clients is the best! I love hearing from families as they grow and their needs change. That was the case with this Brooklyn row house. I first designed a gender neutral nursery which feels like it was yesterday. Now this baby has grown and has a little sibling on the way. This means it’s big girl room time! That way the new baby can move into the original nursery I designed. The mission was to create a space that was not too girly and pink, but still whimsical. We knew we wanted gold polka dot walls…who wouldn’t…right?! She needed a bed to grow into, reading and play area. I think this big girl will have a lot of fun in her new room. Stay tuned next week to see the other new space designs for this home.

Would you like a design to call all your own? I want to help you! Just contact Decorator in a Box to create a design that’s your style and budget!

Xo, Annie

Here is the big girl room sneak peek….

OB-hannah's room

OB-soifer bath 2