Hamptons Beach House Deck Compete!

My e-decor clients waste no time. They get their Decorator in a Box shopping list and the next week they have a beautiful deck all ready for Summer. The e-decor process is that simple. Here is a peek at the design I recently mailed for this Hampton Beach House. They sent me photos of the deck already completed. Now all it needs is some grilling, sipping and sandy toes!

Let’s start your custom and affordable design today!

Xo, Annie

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Hamptons Deck Plan


Decorator in a Box :: Hamptons Beach House

I thought I would take a peek up from my desk to share a recent Hamptons Beach House project. I had so much fun creating an e-design for this return Decorator in a Box client. The mission was to create a beachy vibe for the whole family and visiting friends. I think this design achieves all of that and still meets their budget! Looks like they are in for a fun Summer. Pass the margarita’s!

Do you need design help in your home? Tell me about your project and I will create a custom quote to meet your design needs and budget. Let’s start to decorate!

Xo, Annie






Three Planting Tips That Make an Entrance

Is your stoop looking a little bare? Are you stuck on what to do? Well fret no more. I think you just need a little inspiration. Here are five ways to take that front stoop from bland to bold. After all we don’t want your visitors to be bored while they wait for you to open the door. Here’s how to start your welcome vibe off on the right foot.

# 1 Create Layers. Instead of purchasing several small pots think big in one area. Pick a corner or side of the stoop and create a layered look with high, low and medium size pots. Add colorful plants and viola!



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#2 Frame the door. Some homes call for symmetry. Simply framing the door with two pots or baskets can be all your porch needs. via homedit




#3 Make the arrangement full. Sometimes more is really more. I love hiding plastic pots that are not so pretty by adding lots of drippy plants. This look also works nicely with an urn style pot.


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Happy Planting!

Xo, Annie

Design Quick Tip :: Creating a Cozy Corner

Every home should have a cozy corner. You know the one you curl up in with a cup of coffee and a good book. The key is to start with a comfortable chair. I usually look for options that have a firm seat cushion and a soft pillow back. Then add an accent pillow, table and chic lamp. If there is a wall behind your cozy corner find the right art that makes you feel calm. Photos of fun moments with family are also a bonus. Here is a little inspiration to help you add this little retreat to your home.

Do you need help creating the perfect cozy place in your home? I can help you with a custom Decorator in a Box. I will work with your style and budget.

Xo, Annie


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Fall Centerpiece :: Pumpkin Bouquet

My Halloween foodie table needs some pizzazz. It’s the table that will be filled with food for the fam to graze on. My daughter tells me to not forget the yummy mummies. Translation hot dogs wrapped in crescent roll strips to look like mummies. Anyways…I absolutely love this pumpkin arrangement from the blog  Elizabeth Anne Designs. She posted a tutorial that I may attempt. If I don’t get around to it for Halloween there is always Thanksgiving right? Actually…now that I think about it this is too pretty to be next to the yummy mummies it will be reserved for the Turkey table. This would also be fun to do with your kids in a smaller mini pumpkin version. See her full tutorial here.


Arrangement via Holly Chapple  & photo by Genevieve Leiper