I saw this embroidered cake while scanning Pinterest the other day. It inspired me to create a mood board of all things embroidered. I have always loved a touch of something embroidered. I think it brings a sense of warmth and Granny chic to a home. It just makes for a great pop of crafty color. Happy Decoratoring All! Xo ~ Annie
I have never met a plate wall I didn't love. Plates are fun to collect and make great artwork. You don't need to save this look for dining rooms and kitchens only. In fact it's more fun in unexpeceted locations. Hang plates above a headboard, entryway console table or even in the powder bath. You can find plate hangers at your local craft store to make hanging a cinch. Happy plate walling all! Xo ~ Annie
I had so much fun last week working on my first Montauk, NY coastal design. I have not had the pleasure of visiting this area, but have always heard wonderful things. My client tells me it has a 50's/60's surfer town vibe which sounds right up my alley. My family is all on the West Coast and Midwest, so we rarely get to visit the East. I am going to have to plan a special trip to check out this new trend beach area.
The client’s inspiration came from this Elle Decor story on Meg Ryan's Martha's Vineyard home. The home boasts amazing industrial architecture, clean minimal furniture and accessories with a coastal flare.
I kept the design and floor plan relaxed and minimal. I selected coastal stripe rugs paired with soft and light upholstered furnishings. To finish things off I added pop’s of industrial accessories and accent tables. I think this family will enjoy every getaway to their beach retreat. Happy Decorating! Xo ~ Annie
What is your dream retreat? I would love to hear your comments.
This latest MyDiab design is for a family in North Carolina. They have a common design dilemma of what to do when the fireplace is centered in the room. They did not like the idea of placing the TV above the fireplace and it being the center focus of the space. The solution to this problem was to create two separate seating areas. One area is for watching TV and the second is for entertaining. I picture the husbands watching a hockey game in the TV area, while the wives lounge in the more formal side with a glass of wine and some yummy cheese. They were fortunate enough to have a large room that allowed for this space plan (if you don’t have a large room just contact me for help). The client is eclectic in style (yea!)….cut to me creating the perfect balance of modern and flea market style furnishings/accessories. A very important element to this room was finding rugs to add warmth, color, style, as well as designate the two separate areas. I think this family will enjoy the style and function of this space very much. Happy Decorating! Xo ~ Annie
Hello I'm Annie! Decorator in a Box is dedicated to all things interior design, as well as things I love. I am an interior designer and owner of an online design business Decorator in a Box. My mission is to create online custom interiors in the most financially savvy way. I will share my tips, favorite resources, inspiration and more. I hope you enjoy and always have fun decorating! Visit my website www.mydiab.com for more information.