This project is extra special to me. Special because I have been designing rooms in this home since I started Decorator in a Box in 2010. That's long enough to go back and even update some of my own designs. Years of repeat business is the best kind of compliment.
The design mission in this latest project was to create a cozy TV Room for this family of Six. Plus give the entry area a little update. The main goal was to find a comfortable sofa with recliners. We wanted the sofa to have style, comfort and recline. Something ideal for watching movies, working on the laptop or gaming. This room get's a lot of use and has many uses. The other design goal was to give the bookcase an accessory update. The shelves are a major focal point in the space. They needed to be well planned and thought out. I created a detailed diagram showing the client where to place each accessory selection. I'm excited to see this one come together. We are hoping to get things done before it's time to put the turkey in the oven for Thanksgiving!
Do you have a project you would like to see completed before the holidays? Maybe it's just a fireplace mantel or a few shelves. Maybe you just need a new pillow ensemble for your sofa. What ever your design needs and budget are I can work with it. Just send me an email with a few thoughts and photos. Let's get the design ball rolling. Click here!
Beach season is over on the East Coast, but it was still fun to see this project come together. My client in West Hamptons Beach just sent me the photos of their lower level game area. I can just see all the fun being had after a long day on the beach! This beach house has been such a fun and ongoing project. We have been designing in phases at a pace and budget the client is comfortable with. This works nicely for a secondary vacation home. It started with creating a quick and affordable deck and living area design. Then progressed into a kitchen remodel and more. I even made the exterior selections for them at one phase. Stay tuned for a bathroom project reveal in this same beach house.
What room do you need help with? Send me a quick email with a few photos. I will create a custom quote. It will meet your style and budget. Let's start your Decorator in a Box today!
Ski season is almost upon us! I got the opportunity to create a cozy cabin design for a family in Leavenworth, Wa. This is their home away from home. If your not familiar with Leavenworth, Wa it's an entire town that was built to resembled an old Bavarian Village. Which means major charm! Especially in the Winter months. I grew up in Washington State and remember passing through Leavenworth as a kid. We were on our way to British Columbia.
When I began this project the client already had a kilim rug, cow hide rug and some accessories to work with. With some photos and measurements I pulled together a cohesive look. Now It's ready for a cabin full of ski bunnies.
Tell me about your project. Is your Fall or Winter cabin ready? Maybe your hosting the holidays and your main home needs a little freshening up. Whatever the case, style or budget Decorator in a Box can help you with your specific needs. Let's get started! Just send me an email with a few photos. Click here and follow the steps.
Did you know all of my furniture plans are hand drafted and rendered just for your design? Hand drafting is part of my creative process. Since, most of my design orders are one or two rooms at a time I can still hand draft my projects. This is one of the many services that makes Decorator in a Box more personal than other online interior design services. This furniture plan is a little sneak peek of a ski cabin I have been working on in Leavenworth, Wa. It has me dreaming about cozy winter days by a fire white watching the snow fall. I will share the design with you next week, so be sure to check back.
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Happy weekend all! These two boxes shipped last week to Silicon Valley and Studio City! Where should I send your custom Decorator in a Box? All designs are shipped out in two weeks or less. Send me a few photos and tell me about your project. I will work with your personal style, budget and existing furniture. Just click HERE and follow the steps. It's so easy!
Sometimes the first design I email to clients is a first draft. The client reviews the design and then tells me any thoughts or changes they would like to see. That was the case with this living room design in California's Silicon Valley. The first design I sent felt too dark. We were working with her existing darker furniture in red/gold tones. By making a few lighter upholstery and wood piece changes I was able to lighten the space up. She was also feeling unsure about the first furniture plan/layout. I sent her two other options that could work to help guide her in a final decision. Even with an online interior design you still get custom service geared to your specific project. The best part is it's all flat rate, at your pace and budget.
Tell me about your project. Send me a few photos and your thoughts. I can work with your existing furniture. Make selections with your favorite stores. I will design for your style and budget. Let's start your Decorator in a Box today! Click here.
I love getting return clients. Knowing that my online interior design process worked for a family makes me do a happy dance. After all that is the Decorator in a Box mission to make interior design more accessible, affordable and less intimidating. Giving people the option to shop at their own pace is something most of my clients love as well. Especially when it's for a child's bedroom.
This design in Studio City, Ca hit home for me as my own daughter is close in age. I even ran some of my design ideas by her. My favorite part of this design was using the Ikea KURA bed. It's a reversible bed so down the road if she want's a canopy style she can simply reverse it. It's plain in style on the Ikea website, but I jazzed it up with floral decals. I found pre-made and pre-cute floral decals specific to the KURA bed on Etsy. All they need to do is peel and stick. Finish it off with cute cafe curtains and viola this little lady has her own cozy reading den. Of course all the key details are for the client only. Everything is listed in detail on their shopping list. This is just a little sneak peek.
What project are you feeling stuck on? Let me help you move forward with a flat rate online interior design plan. I will customize a design to your budget and needs. Let's start your Decorator in a Box today! Click here and follow the steps.
A room doesn't need to have color in order to have an impact. With the right balance of wood, whites, blacks and texture you can create a cozy and inviting home. This lovely space from @housesevendesign instagram has me feeling so inspired. It's simple elegant and completely homey.
Let me help you create a custom design from your inspiration photo. That's where I begin with all my clients. I create a look that's their personal style and budget. Send me a few photos of your room and I will create a quote to meet your specific design needs. Let's start your Decorator in a Box today!
Sometimes all a room needs is a little refresh. That was the case with this home in California's beautiful Silicon Valley. Years ago the client decorated in all the red tones and color palette that was so popular at the time. She invested in nice upholstery pieces and wanted to be able to still use them. She also hoped to give the room an update and get the best layout for the tricky space. Tricky mainly because of the fireplace location. I created a design that kept some of the warmer red tones and mixed in blues with camel leathers. This will take the style into 2018 and beyond. By mounting the TV on the wall with an adjustable bracket the rooms furniture layout became for flexible. This should be just the refresh needed for this home without having to purchase too many new things.
Tell me about your project. Just send me an email and a few photos. I can then create custom pricing options to meet your budget. After that I will provide you with a design in two weeks or less. Everything is done online, on your schedule, pace and budget. Let's start decorating your custom Decorator in a Box today!
Happy Friday All! I hope you have fun plans. Sometimes the best plans are none at all. I plan on relaxing, getting my daughter ready for back to school and being outside as much as possible. Here is your Friday Five things to check out over this long weekend. Have a great one!
Tell me about your home project. Maybe a Decorator in a Box can help you put that plan into motion. Just email me a few photos with any ideas or thoughts. I will send you a custom quote ASAP. The best part is I can have your design to you in two weeks or less.
#1 Add Statement Wallpaper
Take a look around your house. Where could you add a statement wallaper. Powder Baths and Headboard Walls are a great place to do this. It will dial your home up to a custom design level. One of my favorite wallpaper companies is @abnormalsanonymous. Follow them on instagram to get statement wallpaper inspiration.
photo and wallpaper via @abnormalsanonymous instagram
#2 Drape a Suzani Throw
Bring in that layered wordly and eclectic vibe. Do this simply by draping a suzani blanket on the back of your headboard or sofa. It's all about textile mixing to get that designer look.
photo via @furbishstudio instagram
#3 Put it On Ice
Mixing in a special kitchen piece like a chinoiserie ice bucket can take your Labor Day bash to the next level. I would even put a plant inside when I'm not using and place in the corner or on a shelf.
photo and ice buckets via William Sonoma
#4 Mix & Match
Mix and match unexpected textiles for that collected and designer look. This photo is the perfect example of adding an animal print to a chinoiserie print fabric chair. The look is pulled together with the bold patterns on the lamp and accessorized boxes on the table.
photo via @furbishstudio instagram
#5 Labor Day Lobster Rolls
Make delicious lobster rolls this labor day weekend. Head over to the What's Gaby Cooking website to get this recipe and her ideas for a yummy Labor Day weekend menu. She makes it so easy and fun!
photo and recipe via What's Gaby Cooking
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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.