It makes me so happy when clients come back to me with new projects! Especially, when it's to make room for baby girl's on the way. This Palos Verdes, Ca families mission was to create a space for the brother's to share. Then create a nursery for baby sister. I was so excited to see the clients fun and stylish pins. After I see those I get to take their inspiration and run with it to create a cohesive design. My job is always to create a space that functions well for them and reflects their personal style. Here is a little peek at their Decorator in a Box. I think we found a great solution for the brothers and a sweet little space for baby Sis. Of course all the design details and custom shopping list are saved for my client.
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Hi all! I just wanted to bop in to ask you what your Bonus Room is looking like? I'm on my second Bonus Room design this week. If you are fortunate enough to have a home that was newly built in the last few years you probably have a Bonus Room. This one I'm working on today is going to function as a movie theater. The one I was working on a few days ago is going to be a Playroom that converts into a Teen Lounge down the road. Don't let that room go to waste. Let me help you with a custom Decorator in a Box. I will create a design that meets your budget and lifestyle. Let's start today! Now back to Bonus Room designing for me.
I hope you all are having a great week! I just had to say a quick hello and share the progress of this Decorator in a Box. I designed this Burbank, Ca home just before the holidays. It's an open plan and the mission was to make the space more functional for family. My favorite part of the design was turning the formal dining area into a Music Lounge for this musically talented family. We now have the main dining area just off the kitchen. By moving the dining area, creating more seating and adding a family photo wall this house feels more like home. Updating the color palette to be more Southern California organic modern also makes a nice change. The best thing about Decorator in a Box is you go at your own pace. It works with your schedule and budget. I give you the design and you always have it for reference to come back to at any point in your project. A lot of my clients always keep their furniture plan and shopping list handy in their purse. That way your ready to shop even at a quick visit to Target.
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I'm a so excited to share this before and after with you. One of my favorite projects last year was this design in Palos Verdes, California. If you have never visited this part of L.A. I highly recommend it. I lived close to this area in Redondo Beach. Palos Verdes is wonderful because it's close to the beach, yet has a ranch country vibe as well. It's an equestrian area with neighborhoods full of 1960's ranch homes. It's a great place to get a mix of country, beach with breathtaking views. It's also a nice location out of the hustle and bustle of L.A. All of these geographic elements inspired this design. Oh and of course the clients very inspiring Pinterest boards. I always start with the ever so important pins. Without them I feel blind to what the clients personal style is. It's farm house touch with a dash of coastal style. My favorite is how the shiplap fireplace turned out. This was my suggestion for giving the fireplace an update without having to remove all that brick. I suggested adding shiplap over the existing brick. Here are the before and after photos. You can see how the right furniture, decor and fireplace update go a long way in transforming a space.
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I thought I would just peek my head up from designs to say hello. I'm taking a little mental break to dream about Spring break destinations. Although we will be having a "staycation" this year a girl can dream right? This amazing Bangkok hotel popped up on my Pinterest feed and I had to see more. I want to be transported to this oasis called The Siam immediately. This hotel is East meets West design heaven. Ok enough day dreaming back to making homes pretty. Here's a peek at The Siam...prepare to gush.
It's not too late to give your sweety the gift of interior design. Decorator in a Box gift certificate's start a $50. Make that house project a little more romantic. Maybe they would love a full room design or just help selecting a paint color. Either way your sure to warm their heart and home. Purchase one today or tomorrow!
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Pantone's color of the year is green. This may surprise you as it did me at first. This is a color often ignored in home design. I'm glad to see it coming back as a influence in design, especially for Spring. It's a color that represents nature, health and new beginnings. I think we can all use that in our lives and especially our homes. Here are six easy and simple ways for you to incorporate this lively color into your home decor.
1. Mix in succulent plants. I'm a huge fan of succulents plants. Not only do they have style they are so easy to care for. They can easily be added to your existing accessories. Place one on your nightstand, bookshelf or bath vanity for added vitality vibes. You can grab these at your next grocery trip to Trader Joe's as well as IKEA.
2. Just add throw pillows. Toss a green accent pillow on your sofa or bed. Green works well with most colors, so you shouldn't need to change your existing color scheme. I love this palm leaf pillow which will make your home completely on trend. The affordable palm pillow option above is available at the Etsy shop ThePoshRobin.
3. A tree in the corner. Fiddle leaf trees are a great way to bring the outdoors in. Place one in an empty corner and you will be feeling instantly organic. Be sure to put it inside a chunky woven basket for added nature texture and style. A tree will also improve your homes air quality, so you can breath easy in style. These trees and baskets can be found at IKEA or your local garden store.
4. Accent green lamps. Swap out your bedside, console or end table lamps with a green version. This will add a pop of color and style in an easy way. Visit Birch Lane to see this gourd lamp option that is affordable and fun.
5. A bowl of green fruit. This color also signifies good health. Fill a bowl in your Kitchen with shiny green apples, pears, limes or avocados. This small change could have you making healthier food choices while giving added color to your space.
6. A green throw blanket. I always add a throw blanket to my designs. Whether it's draped on a sofa or bed it's a must. This gives a space that pop of color and texture. It signify's comfort and relaxation which is important in all spaces. Get the throw blanket shown above a Target.
Inspiration photos are a great way to gather ideas for your home. This post was inspired by Douglas Elliman. I encourage you to check out some of their Florida Real Estate for more home decor ideas this Spring!
This Hamptons Beach house just keeps getting better. This client started small and budget friendly by using Decorator in a Box for the Living Area and Deck. Now they are on to the Kitchen! I can't wait to see the transformation. Everyone knows the heart of the house is the Kitchen. It's always a good investment to give it an update. Here is a sneak peek at the vision board. Of course all the shopping list details are saved for the client. I just love the driftwood stained cabinets with lots of sea glass accents. Is it too soon to be dreaming of Summer? This vision board has me ready to throw on my flips flops and blend up some margaritas!
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While designing Estelle's Nursery I knew I wanted modern abstract art above the crib. Finding affordable art that works in a space can often be a challenge. I was on the look out at Homegoods, Minted and even Target. I wasn't having much luck. Then a catalog for Grandin Road arrived in the mail. The beautiful gallery wall on the cover caught my eye. When I visited their website I was so happy to discover they were having an art sale. The already affordable canvas wrapped prints were now at an even better price. I spotted a pink, gold and white abstract canvas wrapped print. I knew the colors were not quiet right, but the large print was only $75 with the sale. I knew I could modify the print and for that price you couldn't get even a blank canvas. When the print arrived I was pleasantly surprised at how it looked like an original work. My daughter Nora and I got to work adding our own artistic flair, so it would be a better fit in the room scheme.
Here was how the art canvas print looked before we painted it. It had a little bit too much of a raspberry pink. I wanted Estelle's room to be more of that softer blush pink. You can see at the bottom where I began to paint over the raspberry pink with her leftover wall paint. Estelle's wall color is Sherwin Williams "Smokey Salmon".
Next came the fun part and I needed Nora's help. Estelle's bedroom color scheme was navy blue and blush. The print needed that blue accent. I thought it also needed texture. Using some bubble wrap laying around the house and the leftover chalk paint from the French dresser I painted we got to work. We simply painted the bubble wrap with the blue and applied it like a stamp to the print. The results were great and we had fun with the process. It gave the art that much needed texture.
The print now hangs beautifully above Estelle's crib. The pink color is much softer. The blue also ties in the dresser and pillows in the space perfectly. So...next time your looking for the perfect affordable art print don't be afraid to add your own artistic flair.
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After I painted Estelle & Nora's bedrooms I had a lot of leftover paint. I hated to see all that nice Sherwin Williams paint go to waste. Nora had been using one of our basement bedrooms as a playroom. Everytime I walked into the space it seemed so blah. It's gray walls definitely did not say "come and play". The lonely lamp in the corner giving off poor light didn't help either. The toys were tossed in the space with no rhyme or reason. Nora didn't like going to play in there even though most of her toys were in that room. It dawned on me let's make these walls more fun and add some better light. I had seen on Pinterest a lot of kids bedrooms where people simply painted large triangles to look like a mountain scene. Then they stenciled on clouds. I thought the color "Breaktime" in Nora's room would make perfect mountains. I didn't have as much of the "Smoky Salmon" paint left over from Estelle's room. That color would work perfect for the clouds. Add in some IKEA paper lanterns for extra light and we had a very affordable fix with a lot of impact. I must say It exceeded my expectations. It was also a very easy process and fun in an instant gratification kind of a way.I know Nora certainly likes it and now plays in there on the regular. Mission accomplished!
Here is what the blah room looked like before. Would you want to play in here? I wouldn't and I didn't.
The process was really as simple as these photos show. Tape large triangles on the wall with painters tape for the mountains. I ordered a self adhesive cloud stencil off of Amazon. It worked great and would re-stick to the wall after I painted each cloud. I used a hair dryer to make the process go much faster. I would even recommend getting several stencils to make it go even faster. I gave this table an update by painting the legs in Nora's "Breaktime" paint. I found the coordinating fabric you see at Hobby Lobby. I staple gunned the fabric on the top and then staple gunned clear vinyl over that to make it a wipe-able craft table.
Here is how it all came together. It's not all picture perfect like some of the playrooms you see on Pinterest, but it's a real version of a playroom. It serves it purpose and get's used a ton. Nora and her pals have a blast down here. I even do too!
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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.