In The Details :: Not Your Average Easter Flowers

March 30th, 2015

How is it already Easter…didn’t I just take down the Christmas tree? This is my favorite time of year. Pastel flowers and clothing all around. Little kids getting ready to fill their baskets with goodies from the bunny.  The best part is getting together to share food with the family. This has me looking for centerpiece inspiration on Pinterest. Here is a round-up of some  ideas to make your table oh so Eastery.  The best part is that the kids can help with these and even eat a few Peeps in the process . Enjoy!

Xo, Annie



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Be Back Soon!

March 27th, 2015

I have been busy with a Spring rush of Decorator in a Box orders. I will be back blogging next week to give you design tips and inspiration. Happy weekend all!

Xo, Annie

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Design Quick Tip :: Diagonal Planks

March 25th, 2015

I love reclaimed wood floors. I also love all the patterns that are being created with them. Creating a pattern with your wood is a luxury, as it’s more labor intense. I love this idea of installing your planks at a diagonal. What a great way to add some interest at no added expense. So, next time your putting floors in that fixer upper think a bit more angled.

Xo, Annie


photo via Planete Deco

Inspired Space :: Love My Clients Pins

March 23rd, 2015

I have been very busy the past few months with online design orders. Something about Spring makes people want their home decor to be completed, redone or refreshed. My inspiration for clients always starts with their Pinterest boards. What they pin gives me insight into their design dreams and I try my best  to make it a reality. I remember 10 years ago when I use to give my clients magazines to rip out pages, circle things they liked or didn’t. How old school is that?! It’s almost like having a Zack Morris cell phone.  Pinterest and Houzz you are a designers dream and I love you so very much. Here is one of my favorite pins from a current client. She has incredible taste in rugs!

Xo, Annie


Design Quick Tip :: Don’t Disregard Hobby Lobby

March 19th, 2015

I have a chair upholstery project that I’m attempting. I was given a few chairs in really bad fabrics, so I figure it couldn’t hurt to try. I swung into Hobby Lobby to peek at upholstery supplies and boy was I surprised at some of their goodies. I guess I had under estimated Hobby Lobby as an overly shabby chic store full of cheesy distressed wood signs saying things like “Kiss the Cook” or “Momma Knows Best”…you know the ones. Instead they had some cool things if you can see past the cheese factor of other items. I’m a fan and probably spent way too much time in this store. Here is what I found.


Way chic Mid-Century modern acrylic chair $80.


Industrial step stool $60. I see this looking awesome as a bedside table accessorized with a plant, books and candle.


Burlap upholstery tape. This is what I need for the French de-constructed chair project I’m about to attempt (stay tuned).

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Moroccan fabric in white and burlap…hello cool curtains!

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Reclaimed wood frames at 50% off…score!

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I also loved their industrial letters and some of their artwork. So, next time you have a weekend project you want to button up. Take a peek in Hobby Lobby. Just make sure you allow yourself time…it won’t be a quick visit.

Xo, Annie

Product Love :: Anything Nathalie Lete

March 18th, 2015

You have seen her pillows, plates and more at Anthropologie. She is Nathalie Lete and her work is a vintage-esq dream. It is playful, fun and oh so beautiful. I wish I could fill my daughters room with her toys and my kitchen with her dishes. Her gift for creating quirky and whimsy will take any space from drab to magic. Read more about this Paris artist here. These are some of my favorite Nathalie pieces.

Xo, Annie





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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

March 17th, 2015

Happy St. Patties Day everyone! It has been a big day around our house. In addition to it being St. Patties day it was Green Eggs & Ham Day + PJ Day at my daughters preschool. I can’ t believe I didn’t goof that one up.  In honor I thought we should make a batch of  green cookies. We had fun mixing all the ingredients and they are really tasty. Probably the only green thing my daughter would love to eat. Here is the recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies if you want to give them a try. I hope your all having a very Celtic day!

Xo, Annie



Inspired Space :: Pinterest + Coffee

March 16th, 2015

I’m starting my morning off with a little inspiration. I have coffee and Pinterest to get my creative wheels going for this weeks designs. After a weekend of hitting the beach with this California heat wave I feel refreshed and ready to create. Here are the spaces I’m loving this morning. I feel they all have the perfect balance of layered textiles and accessories that turn a house into a home. I hope they leave you feeling inspired.

Xo, Annie

Make an entrance! This little entry has the perfect rug, art and layered console that says “hello and welcome”. Via Domaine Home

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Peek inside fashion queen Anna Wintour’s home. This sofa should walk the runway with those mirrors. via architectural digest


Talk about a cozy office this nook has me in fabric heaven. via hooked on houses