In The Details :: Why Rugs Are a Big Deal


I love a white bright kitchen, but they definitely need a pop. The best way to do this is with the perfect rug. Something tribal and something bright is usually the perfect recipe for a rug. These kitchen’s nailed it. They could be left feeling a little stark without these beauty’s under foot.

Do you want the perfect rug? Oh well I can help you with that. Check out the Decorator in a Box A La Carte options.


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Etsy Finds :: Weekend Picks

What are you up to this weekend? Well while your sipping your morning coffee why not do a little Etsy shopping. Here are my top picks this week. Happy Weekend!

Xo, Annie

#1 Keep your mitts warm with these adorable mittens on sale now. via AIYShop


#2 Bring a little Paris to your pad with one of these beautiful antiqued mirrors. via MirrorCooperative


#3 Give your breakfast nook a modern update with this Reef Chandi. via DuttonBrown


#4 Add a touch of modern organic to your living space with this walnut table. via AntonMakaDesigns


#5 Give your bath that spa style with these lovely Turkish towels. via LongestThread

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Friday Five!


I wish you all a wonderfully cozy weekend. Here is your Friday five things to do. I can almost taste that Sicilian soup already.

Xo, Annie

#1 Create a modern Thanksgiving centerpiece. Check out this idea via the blog Inspired by Charm.


#2 Make a pot delicious soup. Doesn’t this recipe for Sicilian Meatball Soup look amazing. Details on the blog The Roasted Root.


#3 Add a chunky throw to make your bed or favorite curl up spot even warmer. photo and details via domino.


#4 Add a slpash of holiday with a bowl of clementines. photo via My Domain 


#5 Hurray for sweater weather. I’m in love with this Scandi style cardigan. via Madewell


Halloween Pumpkins :: Festive Watercolors


Halloween is only six days away! It’s time to get those pumpkins decorated and on the porch. I love a carved pumpkin, but my daughter is still too young to do this on her own. I like ideas that she can get involved in doing with me. When I spotted these water color pumpkins I thought they looked both kid friendly and beautiful. They would even look great as the centerpiece for a Halloween party. See the full tutorial via the blog Lines Across. 

Happy pumpkin decorating!

Xo, Annie

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Product Love :: Anything Nathalie Lete

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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DIY Thursday :: Kids Art That Rocks!

My daughter loves to paint. What kid doesn’t…right? I feel like breaking out the water colors is becoming boring. We need to expand our painting horizons and try different techniques. I loves these four ideas from some of my fave blogs. They will be fun for her to experiment with. I would actually really love hanging them on our walls. My favorite is the bubble art. Wouldn’t that be cute in a kids bathroom? What do you think? Here are the ideas with links to the tutorials so you can give these ideas a try.

Xo, Annie


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D.I.Y Tuesday :: Kilim Rug Bench

I have a sitting are that needs an ottoman or bench. The ones I see are a little more than I would like to spend and don’t have upholstery that I love. I flipped when I saw this kilim d.i.y bench via A Beautiful Mess. It looks like a project I could handle at price I like. I love this bohemian style, but if your more coastal and preppy you can select a rug that reflects your style. See the full tutorial HERE to make your own.

Xo, Annie



DIY Tuesday :: Brush Stroked Lamp

I have a green gourd lamp I purchased over ten years ago. I’m trying to take my sitting room/office area and make it an updated deep blue. How cool would it be to take that out of date green lamp and paint it white with blue brush strokes?! I will keep you posted on how it turns out. Next time your at the thrift store think about using this technique on one of their out of date lamps. It will take a room from boring to amazing!

Xo, Annie


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