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.

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Xo, Annie

 

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reclaimed dining table//eames wire “bikini” chairs//eames LCW chairs//woven back chairs//Indian rug//sputnik chandelier

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farmhouse table//  victorian dining chairs// early american chairs//slipcover chairs//rug//rustic chandelier

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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Inspiring Office + Playroom

I love a room that serves multiple purposes. That’s what got me inspired about this office + playroom from Style Your Senses. I have a similar set up in my home right now. It’s just not nearly as polished and detailed as this. It’s more temporary until we remodel things the way we would like. I love how this room still remains stylish and chic for the mother yet fun and playful for the kids. I can tell she was also very smart with the budget making use of some IKEA. See the full tour on the blog Style Your Senses. Who says work can’t be a little playful.

Do you need help creating a smart use of space in your home. Let me help you with a custom Decorator in a Box. It’s just a few easy steps on the website at an affordable flat rate. Let’s start to decorator today!

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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

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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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

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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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