Sneak Peek :: New York Den Update

Often times when you update your home it makes other rooms look more out of date. It can be a domino. This can be frustrating when you invested a lot of money in furniture and now it doesn’t match the rest of the home. Often times you can keep the large pieces like your sofa and coffee table. Then just update the art, pillows and key accessories. This was the case with the recent Den update in New York. By changing the rug, pillows, art and built-in accessories we made this room match the updated Kitchen. No need to reupholster that sofa when pillows are so powerful. Here is a little peek at the design. Of course all design details and shopping list are for the client.

Do you have a room that needs an update? Let’s take a look and come up with a plan that meets your needs. With a custom Decorator in a Box I can mail you a design that meets your style and budget.

Xo, Annie

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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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Decorator in a Box 20% Off Labor Day Sale!

Don’t miss out on getting a custom Decorator in a Box at an even better price! Now until Labor Day take 20% off any design service. Enter the code MYDIAB20. Let’s start to create you custom design today!

Xo, Annie

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Guide To Mix n Match Dining Chairs

Do you love the the mix n match dining chair trend as much as I do?! It’s such a refreshing and unique way to break free from the matchy matchy dining room set look. What I love most about mixing chair styles is you don’t have to find several chairs that match. You can shop vintage furniture websites like Chairish.com to create a fun mix  with one, two or three of your favorite dining chair styles. I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to pick just one Eames chair style. Why not pick three or four styles you love for a mix n match playful look. The key to unifying this mix n match concept is to stick with the same style/era. I have created two vision boards to show you just how to do this. If your a person who loves mid-century modern stick with all chairs that are in that style. Give the room a twist with a rustic industrial table. If your someone who flips for farmhouse style keep with a rustic table and mix n match early American style chairs. Oh and don’t forget to pull the look together with the perfect vintage chandi and rug. Visit Chairish.com to create a look that is all your own or replicate these boards exactly. Chairish has endless styles to choose from, just beware their website is addicting.

Do you need design help in your home? I can help you with a custom Decorator in a Box to meet your style and budget. Flat rate e-decor is your answer to any design dilemma. Let’s start your design today!

Xo, Annie

 

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Decorator in a Box :: Brooklyn, NY Master Before & After

I’m so excited to share this Brooklyn, NY Master Bedroom design with you. I just loved the clients minimal and modern style. The Pinterest inspiration boards they showed me were very inspiring. What I love most about Decorator in a Box is that it’s design for real life and every budget. These photos don’t have the professional lighting and every accessory isn’t perfectly placed. It’s a real space being used. The client was able to take their custom designed box and execute the design. They did a great execution I must say! I’m always so delighted to see the design go from boards, shopping list and furniture plan to actual cozy and stylish space. Here is the before and after of this lovely Brooklyn Master Bedroom. Enjoy!

Would you like a custom design to meet your style and budget? Let’s start to decorate your space. With a few easy step on the Decorator in a Box website you will be on your way to decor bliss! Xo, Annie

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In The Details :: Vignettes that Rock

It’s the little corner in a room that makes it special. A well accessorized side table, nightstand, bookshelf and even the toilet tank dial things up a notch. With out these detailed areas in a home your eye has no place to land and your home can feel cold. Thoughtfully collected and layered accessories add all the charm. Here is a round-up of beautiful vignettes that have me feeling inspired to add that special detail to each Decorator in a Box I create. I hope they inspire you to make your house more of a home with little details.

Do you need home accessory help? What does your home need? Let me take all the guessing out of it with a custom Decorator in a Box. With a flat rate design mailed or emailed to you it’s smart and easy.

Xo, Annie

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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

Floored :: Genius Vintage Stair Runner Tutorial

One of my favorite blogs is Wit & Delight. If you don’t have Kate Arends on your instagram feed yet stop what your doing and add her. I have been thinking about the boring beige carpet on my stairs for a long time. I want to give them an update with wood and a runner. I was so excited to see this idea to take mix and match vintage rugs and turn them into a stair runner. It’s brilliant! I instantly pinned this to my hidden home Pinterest board to create my dream stairs someday. The vintage runner on these craftsman stairs is so dreamy. The mix and match of vintage rugs really creates a cozy and worldly vibe.  See the full tutorial via Wit & Delight.

Do your stairs or any part of your home need an update? Let me help you with a custom Decorator in a Box. Let’s start to decorate today!

Xo, Annie

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