Four Super Chic Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Yea it’s that time of year again! Halloween is hands down one of my favorites. We are gearing up to carve pumpkins this week. We are going with the classic carving technique. My five year old has never done it this way before and it’s so much fun to scoop out the pumpkin mess. I love all the beautifully chic ideas that pop up on Pinterest. One of these days I’m going to venture out and try a more designer pumpkin. Right now I just love to Pinterrst scan the pumpkin eye candy of these fun ideas. They are so lovely I would hate to throw them away.

Happy Halloween All!

Xo, Annie

Sprinkled Donut Pumpkins via red tricycle

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Marbled Indigo Pumpkins via alice & lois

 

 

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Glam Ikat Pumpkin via a blissful nest

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Family Office Thoughts

I have said it before and I’ll say it again. Taking your formal living/dining space and converting it into an office/den is a smart solution. Well that is if you work a lot from your home office. This also works nicely if you have kids of homework age. Formal rooms do not get used in our house. Our family likes to hang in the kitchen and family room. This creates wasted space and which then takes up space in my brain thinking of design solutions. That is why I’m now pinning away family office ideas for our formal living room. I envision a space where my husband and I can both work at the same time. Plus my daughters can sit with us doing their homework. I don’t know when this will happen, but for now my design wheels are turning and will be until I make this ideas come to life.

Would you turn your formal dining or living room into a den or office? Do you need help with a space in your home? Let me help with all those tough design decisions. Let’s start a custom Decorator in a Box today. I will create a design that meets your style, needs and budget.

Xo, Annie

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Xo, Annie

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Rifle Paper Co. Fabric Inspired Nursery!

I finally started designing the nursery for our second little lady on the way. Time is flying by and it hit me I better get to work. I didn’t have any ideas of how I wanted the space to look. It’s always so much easier to design for my clients vs. myself. I can be kind of a indecisive client to myself. ¬†With my daughter Nora’s nursery we went for a more vintage/bohemian look. I wanted something a little different this time around. I know both of these girls will be special in their own way and their rooms need to reflect that. While combing Pinterest I saw a nursery with a lovely floral Rifle Paper Co.¬†framed art print. I thought art would be a great place to start. Then I discovered Rifle Paper Co. has fabric! I was instantly inspired after seeing their lovely floral textiles. Both Nora’s bedroom and the future baby room have window seats that need fabric. Rifle Paper Co. florals are just what my little gals need. Once I found these fabrics the designs fell into place. The fabrics just arrived today and I can’t wait to dive into my Sherwin Williams paint deck to find wall colors.

The baby nursery fabric is on the left and big sister Nora get’s the floral on the right. See all the lovely fabrics at Rifle Paper Co.

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Here is the nursery vision. The plan is to paint a vintage French dresser I have dark blue. This will function as the changing table. I will definitely share with you how that project turns out. The recycled denim rug I already have, so I thought why not try and use it?

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Here is the inspiration for big sister Nora’s window seat. The pillows I discovered at World Market.

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I can’t wait to share the finished product with you. I have a d.i.y window seat cushion idea that I will be giving you the play by play on. Alright, now off to pick paint colors.

Xo, Annie

Before & After :: Ultra Modern Brooklyn, NY Nursery Design

I’m thrilled to share the photos my client sent of their completed nursery. I first designed their Master Suite which I recently share with you. They came back to get my help with the nursery. The mission was to create a gender neutral space that was modern and fun. They also wanted to incorporate their existing sofa into the design. The soft textured rug really sets the tone for coziness in this modern space. The freestanding bookcase and armoire add the much needed storage. I can already see the happy memories being made. So glad I got to be part of it. See the before and after photos below of this Brooklyn, NY nursery Decorator in a Box.

Do you need help with a space or spaces in your home? I can help you create a custom design that meets your style and budget. Let’s start to decorate today!

Xo, Annie

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Here is a look at the boards I created for them. They also received a detailed shopping list and scaled furniture plan.

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For The Walls :: Creating Perfect Engineered Prints

How awesome are these engineered prints?! At first glance I would have thought they were taken with a pro camera and printed using the best photo printer. Guess what? They were taken on a basic camera and then printed on a plotter. A plotter is what designers use to print their architectural or CAD drawings on. This can be done at your local Fedex store and at a very thrifty price. The trick is to crop them in an artsy way ( like the photos below). Then turn them into black and whites before printing. See the full tutorial via the blog Chris Love Julia.

Do you need help selecting art for your home? Maybe you have another project you feel a little stuck on? Let me help you with that. See the Decorator in a Box “a la carte” options starting at $75. If you don’t see an option that meets your specific needs simply email me and I will get you what you need.

Xo, Annie

Cute Kiddo Stuff :: Modern Scandinavian Dollhouse

This Scandinavian dollhouse is over the top chic. I’m wishing it was actually my real kitchen. The mint color SMEG fridge, waterfall marble island and black oven hood are dreamy. Oh and let’s not forget the accessories complete with modern cutting boards. This is taking dollhouse to a whole new level. See the full tour at Nallie’s House.

Do you need help with your real house? Who knows, maybe we could use this dollhouse for inspiration. Let’s start your custom Decorator in a Box today!

Xo, Annie

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Decorator in a Box :: Boys Room in San Fran

I had so much fun creating this modern boys bedroom in San Francisco. He loves cars so the mission was to incorporate that into the modern inspired design. This room is definitely ready for lots of racing! My favorite thing in the room is the teepee with a twin mattress on the floor. That will make the transition to big boy bed a little more of an adventure. Here is a little sneak peek.

Do you need help with your home? Let’s create a custom Decorator in a Box that is all yours. I can work with any budget, style or location!

Xo, Annie

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