I have been going over design ideas in my head for my own personal kitchen remodel . I always go back to the classic white cabinets and subway tile look. It's timeless and clean. Yet I worry about my home being too cookie cutter. I also worry about not being fearless enough with my style. This kitchen inspiration image below is the perfect example of how accessories, lighting and textiles make all the difference. They make the space your own and bring in the homey vibe. The cabinets, tile and countertops serve as a backdrop. Maybe I'll be fearless with some open shelves. I know I can hide away a sippy cup or two.
Tell me about your project. No matter where you live. No matter what your budget is. No matter what your personal style is. Decorator in a Box is a design service for all. I want to hear about your home project. I can create a custom quote that is unique and personal to you. I will mail and email you a vision board, shopping list and furniture plan. You can shop and implement the design at your own pace and schedule. I'm always an email away if you have any questions.
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Halloween should be fun and not all stressy. Fun to me are decor ideas that don't cost too much or take too much time. It's also a plus if kids or friends can get involved. Here are three ideas to get you Halloweenafide in style.
#1 Painted Typography Pumpkins
Break out the paint and get some black sticker letters from the craft store. Have fun coming up with Halloween puns to stick on your painted pumpkins. photo and idea via Decoist
#2 Branches, Birds & Webs
I love a project that involves gathering items from nature or your backyard. Collect branches from the yard or a nature hike. These can be placed at the fireplace mantel, front porch or corners of the room. Then fill them with black birds from the craft store and add spider webs. If your feeling extra crafty you can spray paint the branches black. image via Emily Henderson
#3 Felt Bats
This idea can be done inside and outside the home. Trace and cut bats out of felt and attach with a strong mounting adhesive tape. This image is via Design Sponge where you can also find the full how-to tutorial.
Happy Hallween and enjoy!
The same is true for some DIY furniture projects. After you put your time and supplies into it you could have purchased the piece you really wanted. Don’t forget to add your time + materials before you start a project. The same is true with interior designers. Decorator in a Box charges a flat rate. Why pay a designer per hour to look for less expensive pillows and lamps? It doesn’t make sense. Let me help you create a design that’s YOUR style, budget and needs at an up front cost. Let’s start your design today! Click HERE and follow the steps to get the design ball rolling. It's so easy.
Did you know Decorator in a Box can give you a consult with ideas you already have? Sometimes my clients have great ideas they just need to get my design take on them before moving forward. That was the case with this client in Bloomington, Minnesota. This retired couple was downsizing. They purchased a town home investment property that just needed the cosmetic update. The client began by bouncing her thoughts and ideas off of me. I gave her my opinions and this gave her the confidence to move forward on her decisions. An important factor in this design was the great room. After a consult she decided to utilize the Decorator in a Box online service for a full room design in the great room. With both the consult and full room design this client can take some of those tough decisions off her plate. More importantly it will eliminate some costly mistakes.
Tell me about your project? Send me an email and a few photos. I will create a quote to meet your design needs, budget and personal style. Let's start your Decorator in a Box today!
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.
Have a great weekend!
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.
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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.