It's not too late to get your Decorator in a Box this holiday! Give the gift of a custom interior design. Simply send me a few photos and measurements of your room. I will email and mail you a box that includes a detailed shopping list, scaled furniture plan and vision board. It's all wrapped up in a lovely box with a bow to place under the tree.
I just emailed this nursery design to a return client in Los Angeles. They are in the process of reviewing the design for changes. Once we land on a final design I will pop a box with a custom and handmade design presentation. All Decorator in a Box designs are custom made to your style, budget and specific needs. This nursery was designed in a gender neutral style and color pallete per the clients request. After reviewing their Pinterest inspiration boards I knew the direction to head in for the design.
Tell me about you project. I will create a custom quote geared to your specific room needs. Let's start your Decorator in a Box today!
It's cold outside and for some of you there is major snow globe effect happening out your window. Embrace Winter and make your home warm. Take this time to slow down a bit. Warmth is also a state of mind and not just the temp on the thermostat. Here are three ways I add a feeling of warmth to my home. It's all about createing that cozy vibe. These tips will get you in a mood of comfort, wellness and contentment.
#1 Tea Lights
Next time your at Target or the Dollar Store purchase several glass votive holder and tea light candles. As soon as Winter hits I place several on my fireplace mantel. I also like to add some green garland to bring nature and that winter smell inside.
#2 Candles in the Fireplace
If you have a wood burning fireplace like me you know it's not always easy to have a fire. I pulled these LED candles out of my Master Bathroom and placed them in the fireplace. Even though we don't have a fire every night the candles still create that sense of warmth. I clipped some spruce from my garland outside to add a little bit of Winter nature vibes around the candles.
#3 Blankets + Books + Yuletide Log
My favorite way to create a feeling of warmth is with a good old Youtube Yuletile log. As soon as it get's dark I Chromecast one on the TV before I start dinner. Throw down your favorite blanket with some books and your in for a cozy night. Don't forget the hot cocoa and to play your favorite Winter Spotify playlist in the background.
I hope these simple tips have your feeling and enjoying all that Winter brings. Does your home need a little more than candles? I can help you with a custom Decorator in a Box. Email me and tell me about your project. I will create a custom interior design that meets your specific needs. This can all be done from the comfort of your computer. Let's start your Decorator in a Box today.
Here's a healthy and simple Maca Cocoa Hot Chocolate recipe to leave you with via Love & Lemons. Click HERE for the full recipe details.
image via Love & Lemons
Happy Small Business Saturday! Thank you so much to all my old, new, future and my favorite return clients. When I started Decorator in a Box 8 years ago I didn’t know if creating custom designs via mail and email would work. There were only a few others doing it at the time. I have to give a special thanks to Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge. She single handedly launch Decorator in a Box with her blog editorial. You all made my dream a reality. In my 18 years of doing interior design I have watched it evolve in so many ways. I look forward to continuing to make interior design accessible to all whatever your budget or location. I’m forever grateful.
Wow! What a difference accessories can make. That was the case with this client in New York City. The dining table was bare and the coffee table needed a refresh. A Decorator in a Box flat rate accessory selection gave this space just the attention to detail it needed. Here is a look at the before & after.
Do you need accessories in an area of your home? Send me a few photos and I will create a custom quote to meet your specific design needs. Let's start your Decorator in a Box!
I hope this weekend finds you all cozy in your home relaxing. I'm watching the snow fall out my window as I type this.
Often times my clients just need help pulling a room together with art, accessories and small furniture. That was the case with this client in Seattle, Wa. They had a sectional, end tables and pillow that worked. It was just time to update and add a new chair, art, rug, lamp and accessories. The client emailed me her thoughts and current photos of the room. I then sent back a custom flat rate design quote. Within a few days I sent them a detailed shopping list and vision board. With a few design selection this room will have a major update.
Tell me about your project. I would love to help you create an entire home design or even just select a few pillows. Let's start your custom Decorator in a Box today. Start here and follow the easy steps.
This beach house in West Hampton has been such a fun and on going project. I have been creating room designs for this house over the past few years. It's been wonderful to watch the transformation. Here is a look at the latest Guest Bathroom update. My favorite feature is the white paneled wall detail that was added. This really gives the bathroom that Hamptons feel. Then I finished off the design with all the quintessential beach accessories and art. The guests are sure to have a hard time leaving this beach getaway.
Tell me about your home project. I'll create a custom design to meet your design needs, style and most importantly budget. Just click HERE to start your Decorator in a Box.
What are your weekend plans? If you live in the Minneapolis area it's time to shop for local art at Art Attack this weekend. Starting tonight visit four floors of in studio artist's selling their original works. It's such a great way to begin that holiday shopping. You'll find unique one of kind gifts. Plus you will be supporting a local artist. I have my eye on some of Hannah Schochet's abstract paintings. I'm also excited to visit Ashley Mary's studio. She is a well known artist you may have spotted her work at West Elm and Anthropologie. The ceramics of A MANO have caught my eye as well. So head down to the Northrup King Building. Enjoy food trucks, live music and lot's of art.
Do you need help selecting art for your home? Even if you don't live in the Minneapolis area I can help you with an art selection. I will help you with a custom Decorator in a Box to meet your exact design needs. Click HERE to begin.
photo and paintings above via Hannah Schochet Studio 166 Northrup King Building
photo above via A MANO Studio 252 Northrup King Building
photo above via Ashley Mary Studio 247 Northrup King Building
It's looking like Halloween around here. I sent my first grader off to school this morning as a chocolate chip cookie. Her two year old sister will join her as the ever so important milk bottle for trick or treating. Together they are a very frightening milk and cookie. I can't take costume idea credit it was all my first graders idea. Then their talented Nana stepped up to sew the costumes.
We had so much fun this year carving pumpkins. We grabbed the Trader Joe's chocolate haunted candy house to make for the second year in a row. That's becoming a fun tradition. After carving pumpkins I don't usually roast the seeds. I haven't had much luck with them in the past. This year with an accumulation of neighbor and friend recipe tips I think we found a good method. See the recipe details below. Have a safe, fun and spooky Halloween!
Pumpkin Seed Roasting Recipe
- Pumpkin seeds
- Lawry's Seasoned Salt
- Olive Oil or Butter
- Preheat oven 400F.
- Wash pumpkin of of the seeds.
- Boil the pumpkin seed in salt water for 10 mins.
- Remove from water and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Toss them in a bowl with butter or olive oil and Lawry's Seasoned Salt to your taste and amount of seeds.
- Spread the seeds on a baking sheet and bake for 5-20 mins. Watch them closely they can burn quickly.
- Remove and place in a bowl to pop like popcorn.
Need help with a home project after trick or treating? Send me an email with your thoughts. I will create a custom vision board, furniture plan and shopping list. The best part is I will work with your personal style, budget and favorite stores. Let's start your Decorator in a Box today!
rI'm always drawn to Scandinavian interior design and philosophy. Due to my Swedish roots and living in Minnesota things get pretty Nordic around here. I love the Scandinavian Hygge philosophy to create a home that puts you in a mood of cozy, comfort, wellness and contentment. One of my favorite ways to do this is with a cozy corner near a window with lots textured pillows and blankets. Placing a glowing lamp light and candle on a side table finishes off this look. Just a place to sit and watch the snow fall with a cup of tea, warm slippers and a book. My favorite blog to gather inspiration to put me in the Hygge frame of mind is My Scandinavian Home. Just one visit to this blog will have you feeling oh so cozy.
Tell me about your home project? I will create a custom quote to meet your specific needs. Decorator in a Box creates a furniture plan, vision board and shopping list just for you. The shopping list is from stores at your price point and style. You have total control over the shopping and make purchases at your own time. I just provide you with the design and you take it from there. I'm always available for questions at any time throughout the process. You always get me and not anyone else. Let's start your Decorator in a Box today. Just start by clicking HERE and following the easy step.
image via my Scandinavian home
image via my Scandinavian home
I'm in the mood for sharing. Although all the Decorator in a Box designs are completely custom to each client I have a few tried and true pieces. One of the accent pieces I find myself going back to is this little teakwood side table. It's available at most affordable online furniture stores like Houzz, Overstock and Wayfair. What I like is that it's a very versatile and affordable piece. It brings in a little nature. It can be used in many coastal style homes. Yet I can also use it in a cabin design or even in a child's woodland inspired bedroom. Often times I place it between two chairs as an accent piece. There you have it I have spilled the beans and gave you one of my design secrets.
Would you like more design secrets? Did you know Decorator in a Box will make selections at your favorite and affordable stores? There is no pressure or extra fee to order from specific stores. I make selections based on your budget and style. I provide the design and you get total control over the shopping. No designer markups or pressure to work with my vendors. You implement the design at your own pace. I'm always an email away for questions throughout the process.
Tell me about your project. Let's start your custom and affordable design today! Just click HERE to begin.
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With Annie Pauza's guidance, you can affordably transform your space into a place that reflects your style and personality. As an online interior decorating service, Decorator in a Box lets you maintain control through the do-some-of-it-for-me process, and gives you everything that you need to bring an expert aesthetic to your home.