Monday, January 30, 2012

Before and After Cane Barrel Chairs

I love the gratification that comes from finding a diamond in the rough. I love clients who will go on a hunt with me. While shopping with a client I spotted these old cane back barrel chairs. We found them at one of my favorite consignment shops Again and Again. I had them painted in a distressed finish at a local Dallas furniture boutique Uptown Country. I upholstered them professionally in fabrics that dressed them up even better then their glory day. The finish and fabrics accommodate the vintage chic style of the living space. Aaaaw behold the power of upholstery and paint! This is what I call a custom design without a custom price tag. Xo ~ Annie



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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Layered Rug Look

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The layered rug look is really growing on me. I think it is a great way to add many textures and colors to warm up a space. There have been many times I have fallen in love with a rug that only comes in 8x10 when my client actually needs a 9x12. There has also been many times when the budget allows for an 8 10 and not it's spendy sister 9x12. A great way to solve this sizing & budget issue is by layering the smaller patterned rug with a larger more natural/neutral rug. You just need to make sure the larger bottom rug will not compete with the patterned rug on top. I have also seen the layered look done with animal hides to give you more floor coverage. Below are some inspiring layered images to help you achieve this look. I think layered rugs are just as wonderful as the "Rachel layered" cut once was. Xo ~ Annie

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pouf Perfect!

I have always been a fan of the Moroccan poufs you see all over. It is such a great way to add a pop of color to a room. Right now I am really in love with West Elm's current pouf options. Especially, the chevron and red stripe printed poufs. These are so versatile and can be tossed in any room to create an additional spot to lounge. I would say this is pouf perfection. Happy Decorating Everyone! Xo ~ Annie

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

10 Great Etsy Shops!

Do you get lost in the sea of Etsy shops? I find it hard to weed out the good from the bad sometimes. Well here is a wonderful article from Kate Pruitt (from Design Sponge). She is giving us the 10 Etsy shops we need to see. They are all so unique and feed my Etsy addiction very nicely. Thanks Kate!

Check out the article by clickeing here My Life Scoop

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years Sale!

Happy New Year! Is your resolution to get your home pretty in 2012?! Decorator in a Box would like to help you do just that! We are extending our 20% off sale now until January 31st. Let us get any room of your home more stylish starting at $40. Contact Decorator in a Box to create your online custom design in the most financially savvy way! Xo ~ Annie

Here are some organized spaces to get you inspired.

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