5 Things To Do This Weekend!

August 29th, 2014

Happy Labor Day weekend all! Here are five things you could try…

Xo, Annie

#1 Be kind and maybe hang up a reminder. photo via bianca cash


#2 Make these grilled chicken and pineapple tacos for your Labor Day bash! Recipe Here


 #3  Add a little Scandinavian to your bath with a wood latter, white linens and fresh flowers. Simple yet elegant. photo via Style Files 


 #4 Make cool art that get’s you rising in the morning. photo via Glitter Guide


#5 Go camping and get the essentials. photo via Honestly Yum 


Get The Look :: $1000 Guest Bedroom

August 28th, 2014

If your lucky enough to have space for your guests here is an affordable way to make it cozy. Often times the guest space is the last to be designed. You can create a lovely guest space for $1000 or even less. Here is a simple and chic space for your visitors that will have them thinking you spent too much on them.

Would you like a guest room that meets your style and budget? I can help! Just contact me at Decorator in a Box to mail you a design in two weeks or less.

Xo, Annie

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World Market Full Headboard $399.99

West Elm Nightstand $183 on sale

IKEA RANARP desk lamp $39.99

IKEA DVALA Duvet Cover and Shams $19.99

Vintage Kilim Pillow Cover via Etsy $24 (get insert on ebay about $10)

Minted Art Print “Upside” 24×18 Framed $165

World Market Accent Chair $179.99 on sale

Product Love :: Back To School Desk Round-up

August 27th, 2014

Some kids or teens are already back at school. It’s nice to think of things that can get them excited about doing their homework. Having your own space to work at is a good start. Maybe even something that is their own personal style? Here’s a round up of fun desks to get your child excited about this years homework. Some of these are even cool enough for adults to do their homework too.

Xo, Annie


Land of Nods Campaign Desk $399




Land of Nod Pirouette Desk $349


One Kings Lane Madison Desk $319


West Elm Reclaimed Pine Desk $699


World Market Josephine Desk $169.99


DIY Tuesday :: Literary Large Print

August 26th, 2014

This is such a great affordable art idea! Take a page from your favorite book to an copy store (I usually go to Fedex). Have them scan the page and print it on the plotter as a large “engineer print”. You can have this done in many sizes 18x 24 is usally a good go-to size for standard framing. Anything odd size will require an expensive and custom frame. Frame it and Viola! Affordable art that also serves as daily inspiration.

Need a little help selecting art for your home? I can help you with that! Just contact me at Decorator in a Box to create a design that meets your style and budget!

Xo, Annie


Inspired Space :: Simple Yet Playful

August 25th, 2014

Sometimes kids bedrooms get a little over the top. That’s why I love the simplicity of this kids space. The white walls, wallpaper accent, animal art and chalk wall are a perfect balance. The bed that functions as toy storage and the minimalist work station work for me. Kids have enough going on in their curious and imaginative brains, so a clean and calm space makes sense. See the full room tour via Pop Sugar.

Do you need a little help creating your ultimate space? I can totally help you! Contact me at Decorator in a Box to create a mail away design that works with your style and budget!




photos via pop sugar

5 Things To Do This Weekend

August 22nd, 2014

Hey! I hope you all have a great weekend. Here are five things you could give a go..

Xo, Annie

#1 Have a pizza party! Why is pizza so exciting for me?! Here are five recipes you could try. Like this Shallot, Walnut and Goat Cheese option…yum…yum.

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 #2 Stop by Domaine Home to see what designers are predicting for the next color trend.

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#3 Add a little Moroccan POM POM to your bedroom. via Mui*Ma 


#4 Give your dark brown cabinets a fresh lift with a black, white and gold look. via A Beautiful Mess


#5 Read these 50 beautifully illustrated life lessons via Regina Brett.


Give Your Dorm Decorator in a Box Style

August 21st, 2014

Who says interior design is just for homes or apartments?! Interior design is needed in dorm rooms…maybe even more. A dorm can be a very challenging space to make the most of. You need storage and can’t nail anything into the often times cinder block walls. Well…. Decorator in a Box is here to help. Simply email  me your dorm photos, measurements and inspiration and within two weeks you will have a dorm that the entire hall envy’s. Here is a little inspiration board I put together to get your dorm design wheels going. Let’s get started HERE.

Xo, Annie

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Design Quick Tip :: Mixing Rustic and Formal

August 20th, 2014

Most of us are casual at our style of living these days. It’s still nice to have a little dash of upscale in your space now and then. This can be  a detailed fireplace mantel, ornate mirror or chandelier. The trick is balancing that formal accent with something more informal. Mix a reclaimed wood barn table or two distressed leather chairs in the room to dress it down. Layer vintage artwork on a ornate mantel can also bring things down to earth. It’s all a balancing act…so play around. Stand back and see what feels right.

Need help with finding balance in your space? I can do that for you. Just contact me at Decorator in a Box to create a look that meets your style and budget.

Xo, Annie


photo via stefania giorgi