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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NYC Bath Remodel Reveal!

My client just emailed me photos of their Decorator in a Box bathroom complete! That Carrara arabesque tile shower wall has me doing a happy dance. It’s always exciting to see projects go from the Decorator in a Box design boards, shopping list and tile diagrams to reality. A huge round of applause goes to my client for the implementation with their contractor. A bath remodel is no easy task, but with a custom Decorator in a Box it sure helps a lot. Now this bathroom is looking much more New York City style worthy. Where should I send your custom design? Let’s start your design today!

Xo, Annie








Designs Shipping to California, New York & Dallas!

I’m just wanted to peak my head up from my desk and say hello. It has been a very busy Summer of designing! Just this month Decorator in a Box box has shipped to California three times, New York twice and Dallas. It’s so fun to get to share affordable interior design across the country. The best part is not only is each State and City different the styles are different. I am not a one trick pony designer. I will find your personal style and create a design based on that. Where should I ship your custom design? Here is a peek at some of the designs shipped just before they were boxed.

Great Room & Master Bedroom in Palos Verdes, Ca


Shared Boys Bedroom in Cardiff, Ca0ee4869c-c3ce-4129-82e4-19dfadc093f6

 Lower Level Game Room & Guest Bedroom in Hamptons, NY


Family Room & Garden Room in Cerritos, CA


Master Bathroom Remodel in Dallas, TX


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 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 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



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


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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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

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


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