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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photos via Wit & Delight

D.I.Y Monday :: Quick & Easy Patriotic Bolster Pillows

I’m always looking for ways to make my outdoor space a bit more festive come Fourth of July weekend. I love this idea via Martha Stewart to take red and blue striped fouta towels to make bolster pillows. Simply use an existing bolster pillow or purchase an insert at your local fabric store. Tie the towel around the bolster with fringes on the ends for a patriotic style pillow. When your done using it as a pillow you can take the towel to to the beach,pool or use as a tablecloth. Search for affordable fouta towels on Etsy.com.

Do you need a custom design for your space? Let’s create a custom Decorator in a Box to meet your style, needs and budget. Designs are an affordable flat rate and arrive quickly to your mail or email box. Let’s start today!

Xo, Annie

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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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all photos via Nalle’s House

 

Designer Summer Paint Trends!

Are you sick of the same wall color you have had for the last ten years? Maybe this Summer it’s time for a color change. Here are the current designer paint trends.

Do you need help selecting a paint color? Try a Decorator in a Box “a la carte” paint selection for only $75. I know paint choices can be hard, so I want to help you out.

Xo, Annie

#1 Blush is the new neutral! A pale blush pink can make your walls oh so chic. Room image via lovely life.

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#2 Classic Black! You have heard of the little black dress, but what about black walls? You will be seeing this trend in design magazines and blogs for a while. Room image via studio mcgee

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#3 Tinted Gray. This is a new take on gray walls. The key is to select a gray that has a subtle and a light tint. Room image via my domaine

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#4 Aqua Splash – Add this splash of color to your walls and you are sure to be feeling cheery in style. room image via my domaine

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Friday Five :: Outdoor Space Round-Up

It’s Summer! We are all spending plenty of time outside. Whether it’s in your backyard, cabin or beach house outdoor living is important. I like an outdoor area that is as cozy as the inside. Here are five outdoor living spaces that are sure to inspire.

Do you need help with your patio or deck area? Let’s create a Decorator in a Box to meet your design needs, style and budget!

Xo, Annie

#1 Pretty in Pastel. photo via city farm house

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#2 Midnight and Twinkly. photo via style and cheek

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#3 Black, White & Chic. photo via oh what a room

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#4 Striped & Loungy. photo via centsational girl

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#5 Dreamy Al Fresco. photo via lonny

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Inspired Space :: A More Polished Boheme

I love a bohemian style space, but sometimes it feels a little too rustic for me. I have a preppy side to me as well. This home tour on one of my favorite blogs  Cocoa + Kelly shows a perfect balance of polished boheme. I’m feeling so inspired by the mix of French chinoiserie meets Morrocan textiles. It certainly hasn’t helped my obsession with blue either. Here is a peek at some lovely rooms from the home. Visit Cocoa + Kelly to see the full tour you won’t want to miss.

Do you need help mixing your favorite styles into your home? Maybe your more bohemian and your husband is modern. I can help you find the balance with a custom Decorator in a Box to meet your style and budget. Let’s start to decorate!

Xo, Annie

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Mountain View, Ca Bath Remodel Just Shipped!

This Master and Guest Bath remodel is on it’s way to Mountain View, Ca. Where should we send your custom Decorator in a Box? Remodels and just decorating in general can be tough. Let us take all the guessing out of your next design. With a custom box we will send you a detailed shopping list, furniture plan and design board custom to your room. That way you can focus on purchasing the items and setting up. It’s a simple and affordable approach to interior design. Let’s start your custom design today!

Xo, Annie

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