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We are knee deep in the redesign of the Studio website and Blog and I can not wait to show it off. The Blog will be quiet for another week or so while we button up all of the fabulous details, so please sit tight as we get our update on.

In the meantime, I will leave you with a few pretty pictures from the past week. You can keep up with the latest and greatest on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat (studioten25) until the Blog is back up and running!!!

Muah! XOXO

 

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‪#‎repost‬ Thank you for the love on insta Bernhardt Furniture Company . You are one of our favorite go-to sources for all things fabulous! Your Carnaby cocktail table was the perfect addition to this bachelor pad!‪#‎beboldbedifferent‬ ‪#‎glamschool‬

 

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Major crush on @lillianaugust ‘s brass, acrylic and colorful pieces!‪#‎beboldbebright‬ ‪#‎colorcrush‬

 

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Loving the pattern mix in this client’s dining room. Peacocks are always a good idea! 📷@melaniejohnsonphoto ‪#‎studioten25‬ ‪#‎blues‬

 

 

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We have wallpaper! Caddo & Ivy approve! 👏🏼🐶 ‪#‎garageapartmentlife‬‪#‎BTS‬

 

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One of our favorites, ROOMS Magazine is now Refined Home Magazine byEngaged Media Inc. and I am so excited to have our Farmer’s Market project featured in the issue! I’m spilling details on all of the gorgeous pieces we used in the home as well as a Get The Look to help you create the bold look in your own home. The issue is full of gorgeous features and out on news stands now, so grab a copy and be prepared to have your socks knocked off!!!
Images: Heather Hawkins

 

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‪#‎TBT‬ butterflies on a bookshelf & pretty details! ‪#‎shelfie‬ ‪#‎studioten25‬ 📷@heatherhawkins

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One of our favorites, ROOMS Magazine is now Refined Home and I am so excited to have our Farmer’s Market project featured in the issue! From the bold and stunning cover showcasing a project by Tobi Fairley, to jaw dropping interior spreads this is a must grab! Our project feature spills details on all of the gorgeous pieces we used in the home as well as a Get The Look to help you create the bold look in your own home. The issue is out on news stands now, so grab a copy and be prepared to have your socks knocked off!!!

 

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Incorporating mirrored pieces into a space is one of my favorite ways to bounce light around a dark room. Wall mirrors are always one of my favorites, but when I find a gorgeous piece of mirrored furniture I always try to incorporate it into the design.

This master bedroom needed a dresser for the odd nook across from the bed, and since the nook was dark and awkward a mirrored dresser was the perfect solution. Here is a picture of the nook BEFORE, the glare from the windows needed to be addressed and the mirrored dresser that we selected would balance out the light perfectly.

 

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AFTER: The nook became a chic and stylish spot! Soft grey linen drapery panels, a modern graphic pattern on the accent chair and fun accessories pulled created a pretty little nook that perfectly reflects the gorgeous back wall of the bedroom.

 

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SHOP THE LOOK

Here are a few of my favorite mirrored, plum and furry pieces to help you Get The Look!

Mirrored Cabinet | Mirrored Dresser

Mongolian Fur Bench

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This past three day weekend gave me a bit of time to organize The Studio a bit. We are getting ready to start a major remodel on our home and deciding what to pack for storage has become a bit of a pain.  The Studio has to be the most challenging space to pack and I am having to narrow down the pile of  project files, fabrics and office supplies to keep with me over the next few months.

Of course I became sidetracked when I found one of my very first projects that helped launch Studio Ten 25! I love this bachelor pad and how bold the color and pattern were. This Downtown Dallas loft opened so many doors for me and it will always be special to me! We converted one of the bedroom closets into a mini-recording studio, commissioned a fabulous watercolor of Eva Mendes and created the perfect crash pad for our client and his friends to hang out in.

 

When it came to decorating this 1,500 square foot loft, he knew exactly what he wanted –  a hip and modern feel with edgy yet comfortable pieces to lounge around on. The bedrooms are minimal yet comfortable and provide a nice place to crash after a late night on the town. But the crowning glory of this loft is the high-tech toys, a pool table, arcade area with Mrs. pac man no less and an in home recording studio that resides in the master closet.

Since it is typical of loft apartments to be bare and industrial, I wanted to provide more texture, color and interest. I combined a variety of different wood tones, bright fabrics and colorful accessories. The effect is warm and trendy, and it avoids the predictable and uninspired look of a matching suite of furniture. By designing a few custom details and evoking a feeling of the great urban surroundings, we softened this loft’s hard edges, brought in tons of color and created a space that has both good looks and the details for an urban social getaway. All I want to know is….Can I be added to the guest list at your next house party?

 

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The June 2016 Issue of DHome does not disappoint, so go grab your copy if you haven’t received it in your mailbox. Feathers have been on our radar for a while now, and we are loving all of the gorgeous and playful options out there.  The “Winged Inspiration” feature shows off a few of DHome’s favorite feathered fabric, accessories and art and we are excited to be included. Shop Ten 25’s Chic Feather Vase made the cut, yippie!

 

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Today we pause to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this nation, the fallen warriors who never came home to their families and friends. Liberty is a precious gift whose benefits we all enjoy every day, but too often we give little thought to the price paid for it. Memorial Day is the one day each year on which we reflect on the tremendous sacrifices made by our fellow countrymen.

U.S. Airforce

 

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After the last details are in place and each element that we have designed for a client has been installed, the real work begins. I wish that every drapery panel was perfectly pressed and that the sofa wasn’t sniffed out by the dog..but hey…that’s reality. Living in your home and feeling comfortable is a priority and something that we prioritize in our design, so making sure you have the right tools to keep everything looking its best is what I am sharing today.

I wanted to share a few of my favorite go-to products that I never leave the Studio without on an installation day. Things will happen and nothing is perfect, but I want to make sure I leave my clients with a home that feels that way! Not the pretty pictures I usually share, but these are the behind the scenes pieces that give each client’s home that picture perfect magazine look we go for on photo shoot days too!

 

 

GO-TO : A great arsenal of steamers

 

 

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The Conair Extreme Steamer

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Conair Handheld Extreme Stream

Downey Wrinkle Releaser

Grandma’s Stain Remover

Blue Magic Glass Cleaning Wipes

Pink Tool Set

Command Strip / Cord Clips

This gem has been a work horse on installation days. It easily removed wrinkles and sets in creases on drapery panels, pillows and bedding. Its easy to move around, use and reaches most anything we need it to. But, when you just can’t reach the to off a client’s 10″ long drapery panels…the handheld version is perfect! And…because I just can’t help it…here is a picture of us checking out the the gorgeous (perfectly steamed) linen drapes before our photo shoot.

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Image: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

 

GO-TO : Pet hair removal

This one is genius and I use the heck out of it in my own home. Yes, we allow our to dog on the furniture and they will give you the stink eye if you look at them and ask them to move. I love having them with me when I’m cuddled up on the sofa watching TV, but the dog hair can be a bit much over time. Enter the Scotch-Brite pet hair remover! This is my favorite way to remove unwanted pet hair and its easy to carry around in your tool box or bag too! Of course we can’t talk about pet hair on the furniture without showing off our favorite pictures of them! 

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Perla is pretty much the boss of this gorgeous pink velvet chair that we had made for her mommy.

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Yes, that is Willy looking proud to have taken a chunk out of the new rug in our client’s living room! Willy leaves tiny little white hairs everywhere he goes, but no biggie because they are easy to clean up.

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Caddo leaves lots of long white hair on our sofa and navy velvet chairs, but its pretty easy to get rid of it in a pinch.

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Perla is just too precious…we had to include this one too!

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Scotch-Brite Pet Hair Remover

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Lola Rola Sticky Mop

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Spring cleaning has been in full swing around The Shop recently, and I am pretty pumped about all of the fabulous new pieces that we are adding! Art, accessories and plenty of pretty furniture pieces are starting to grace the pages of The Shop and we are in the final weekend of our Spring Cleaning Sale!  Don’t forget to use code “shopspring” for 15% off until June 1st!

 

 

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Chapeaux Framed

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Jewel Cuts Table Lamp

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Orange Pop Confetti Pillow

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Words Canvas

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Quartz Bookends

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I have to say that of all the social media platforms that I have used over the past few years, Instagram is still my favorite. I love pretty pictures, fun filters and short video clips and being able to get my fill of pretty when I have a few minutes to spare is a good thing. I also love all of the amazing artists, fabric designers and beyond creative people that I have been able to discover through Instagram. It helps me to get out of my comfort zone when creating designs for my clients and having a fresh perspective is key to keeping the creative vibes on track. Discovering new things and design tools is one of my favorite things to do, and sharing them is even better. Here are a few of my favorites, hopefully they will become one of yours too!

Today, I wanted to share five of my favorite Instagrammers….and yes…I stalk them a bit. I have a huge list, so I’m thinking this may be the start of something new on the blog!

 

#1  hayley_kmHayley Mitchell Art

“28.Art stuff. Mom of 3.”

The rosy cheeks of her paintings just make me smile and her use of bold color has a sophisticated element that balances out the fun and funky feel of the pieces. One of her commissioned pieces is being framed for a client’s sitting room mantle, and I can not wait to see the room come together around the pieces. You can shop her pieces on Etsy or visit her website for all the details on custom pieces too!

 

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#2 emilyaclarkEmily Clark

“Named 2016 Better Homes & Gardens reader’s Choice decorating blog. Wife, mom of five, interior design blogger and writer for BHG.com”

I love her behind the scenes look at all of the colorful and classic updates that she is making in her home. She has her hands full with five kiddos, but they are always lending a hand and make the best little models!

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#3 marirdesign – Mari Robeson

“Illustrator | Interior | Home Decor Designer | SHOP www.marirobeson.bigcartel.com | San Luis Obispo, Ca”

Mari is my go-to girl for all of my interior illustrations. She has been a huge supporter of my Studio as well as my Shop and is the most lovely lady to work with. Her creativity, talent and calming energy shines through each illustration that she creates. Her SHOP is full of the most perfect pieces of stationary, pillows and fabrics all made from her stunning illustrations!

The 100 Day project was by far my favorite! I was amazed at how she could easily create gorgeous illustrations everyday and each of them be so full of life, detail and bold color.

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I love that camo has made a comeback, but not in a frumpy “I’m going huntin'” kind of way. I find myself grabbing t-shirts, make-up bags and even fun flip flops during the summer to mix up my look. Trendy? Yes, but I love that the variations of pattern and color make anything look outdoor chic! I have pulled a few of my favorite camo pieces for summer below. And can we just talk about the rubber rings for a second? My husband has been wearing these since he lost his. After buying a 3rd replacement metal ring these became much more affordable and not so bad when they became lost.

Summer

 

  1. Vera Bradley Make-Up Bag  2. Freshly Picked Moccasins 3. Jonathan Adler Pillow 4. Coffee Mug  5. Camo Dress  6. Pink Camo and Stud Flip Flops  7. Pink Camo T  8. Rubber Rings (LOVE THESE!! ) 9. Tote Bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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