DIY Tuesday :: Vintage Linen Curtains


We recently moved into a new home. Now that things are put away and somewhat decorated with what we already have I can focus on other fun details. Nora’s room still has her “Sweet Dreams” bunting. I made this for her  nursery with vintage hankies purchased from Etsy. I then ironed on the embroidered letters from Joanne fabrics. Now she needs curtains for her bay window seat. I love this idea from Apartment Therapy to take vintage linens patch worked together as curtains. The style is spot on to keep with the vintage theme. Now I just need to butter up one of my family members that knows how to sew to help me with this project.

Do you need help with your windows or another tricky area of the house? I can help you with a custom Decorator in a Box to meet your style and budget.

Xo, Annie

Here is what Nora has hanging now. We definitely need to do something about her gray boring walls, but for now a splash of colorful accessories goes a long way.

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Here is my window treatment inspiration via a home tour from Apartment Therapy.


D.I.Y Tuesday :: IKEA rug Pillows

Take an IKEA rug and make some lovely stripe pillows. What a great way to get a classic stripe look with durability in a price savvy way. See the full tutorial via Martha Stewart.

Xo, Annie



Sneak Peek :: Happy Client in Arizona!

It was such a pleasure to work on this main level design in the Phoenix area. The client wanted to keep things light and clean, since there last home was a bit darker. Light and cool colors work well with the Arizona climate. We also had to make the best use of each room in this large main level.  The goal was to create a comfortable home for this family of four and their dog. I’m happy with the design and so was the client. Here is a sneak peek of this clean & cool transitional style home. Get more sneak peeks at the Decorator in a Box Portfolio page.

Would you like a custom design of your very own? Just contact me at Decorator in a Box.

X0, Annie

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Design Studio :: What I’m Working On

I’m finished up the furniture plans and design boards for my first design in 2014! It’s going to be another great year creating online custom designs. Can’t wait to share this one with you all after the client sees it first of course. Here is a little sneak peek….


Great Room furniture plan getting some color…

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Parlor Design Board in the works…

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It’s important to take beach breaks…

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 Xo, Annie

D.I.Y Tuesday :: Four Turkey Day Decor Ideas

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is already around the corner! I feel like it just ended last week. I can smell the turkey and see all the great d.i.y ideas popping up on Pinterest and my favorite blogs. Here is four great ideas I spotted to get your creative holiday d.i.y. wheels turning.

Xo, Annie

Lovely and simple pacesetting. via sacromento street


Oh so inspiring mantel…I’m in love with the basket of chestnuts to roast on open fire. via lonnym3hIYSVR_U4l

Very charming leftover take home table. via Picture Perfect Parties


This is my favorite kids project. My Grandma would made this for us when I was a kid. via Martha Stewart


For The Walls :: Affordable Mixed Media

I have always been a fan of mix media art, so I was instantly drawn to these prints. Not only are they interesting but they are very affordable averaging about $24 per print. I can see a single print standing alone on a wall or as a collection of three. If your looking to fill a blank wall with something fun and different visit the Etsy shop EineDerGuten . You may just find yourself filling an empty wall.

Xo, Annie






all prints via EineDerGuten

For The Walls :: Pop Ink at

I hope you all are having a great weekend so far! While visiting I got excited about a new series they were featuring. It’s called Pop Ink and they come  from CSA Images. If you are a fan of Pop Art or Illustration these are for you. This collection would make a fun, happy and quirky touch in your space. Here is a roundup of some of my favorites.

Xo, Annie


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Product Love :: Sheepskin and Mongolian Lamb

I love sheepskin and Mongolian lamb accents in a room. It’s a wonderful way to bring comfort and coziness into a space that needs it. Feeling like your Sisal rug is too rough? Throw down some sheepskin rugs, poufs, pillows or stools to add a much needed softness. Do you love the look of your modern mesh desk chair, but not the comfort? Toss a sheepskin throw over the chair to make it and your office oh so cozy.  Here is some inspiration to get you headed in the right direction. The look works best in small accents and not doing too much.  Don’t miss the D.I.Y lamb stool tutorial below.

Xo, Annie



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 Make your own mongolian stool with this tutorial HERE