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It’s not secret that I am a little bit obsessed with my two fur babies, Caddo & Ivy. My “girls” as I often call them are my Studio buddies and remind me when it’s time to take a break. If I could take them with me everywhere, I probably would but not everyone loves puppies like I do.  So, for all of you fur moms out there, I wanted to share one of my favorite gifts for Mother’s Day that I am giving to the 3 Moms in my life this year.

Framebridge has become one of my favorite places to frame images, especially when pulling together the final touches for a client’s home. Just upload your favorite image, pick your frame, the size and you have a fabulously framed image ready to hang! I LOVE that they can link to your Instagram account to download images, nothing better than an edited and filtered pic ready to go!

I may have gotten one for myself..you know..because the girls can’t use the internet and they don’t have a credit card! If you a last minute gift shopper, you have until May 1st to get your order just in time for Mother’s Day! Here are my favorites!

 

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Acrylic is one of my favorite materials (other than mirrored pieces) to implement in my design projects. It can make a tiny space feel visually open and look larger than it actually is. Acrylic brings similar element to a room like mirrored pieces do. The both keep the light effortlessly moving around in a room and add plenty of chic. I love that acrylic, like mirror compliment all aesthetics.

We are currently in the beginning of our remodel and I am starting to pull furniture and fabric elements that we will need for each room. An acrylic four poster bed is on my wish list…but we will have to see how the budget lands. You know how it goes…and extra $500 here and another $1500 for that unexpected replacement pipe. So, we will see how it all shakes out. But, if you have been looking for a bed that will knock your socks off….I have pulled a few of my favorites below. How fab is the acrylic crib?!

 

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Image: Collins Interiors

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Image: Pinterest

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Looking for the right light fixture to glam up your space? Our roundup of glitzy pieces will help you find the perfect piece! The Shop is full of fabulous pieces sure to catch your eye, and with code LIGHT you can save 15% on something fabulous for your home until May 1st!

 

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Shop our favorites {Left To Right}

Hanley Flush Mount  | Blossom Pendant |Lexi Magenta Lamp Carletto Pendant  | Nathan Gold LampQuartz Falls Chandelier  | Agate Burst  

 

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I have to admit, I love clothes about as much as I love design but pulling the trigger isn’t easy for me. I do struggle with fashion daily, because I want to be cute, chic and stylish but I find myself gravitating towards many of the same exact pieces that treat me right and always make me feel pulled together when I’m short on time. Why do I feel like I can’t pull an outfit together as easily as I can pull together a fabulous design for a client’s room?

I am constantly moving around and need my outfits to to say “I can climb a ladder with out flashing anyone, get on the floor to layout samples without my bits showing and break a sweat during an installation while still look professional doing all of this!” I think you’ll be surprised to see that even though I love bold color….I like to keep it simple when it comes to outfits. I save the big drama looks for fun nights out on the town!

 

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I wanted to share a few of my favorite pieces and looks that keep me pulled together on those long installation days as well as presentations days. If you follow me on Pinterest, you have probably noticed that I have a board dedicated to outfits and have most likely worn them…exactly!  You won’t be seeing any pictures of me on the blog showing off outfits, but I do secretly wish I had one of the many awesome fashion bloggers make a look book for me. For now, I will just have to stalk them and stick with my favorite looks from Pinterest!

Here are a few of my favorite spring looks!

 

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All white with a nude heal…yes please! I like to save this one for shopping and presentation days. I love these Articles of Society white skinny jeans….the price is amazing and I snagged a few pair to get me through the summer.

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Pretty much my go-to look. I love a flowy and lightweight T and those shoes…I have them and I LOVE them! A great statement necklace, wrist stack and worn jeans make me feel like I can easily take on any task the day throws at me.

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Another spring favorite. I love my denim jacket and wear it often!

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Mother’s Day is around the corner and I have three lovely mothers to shop for each year. Each of them have their own unique style so finding a great gift that is not only thoughtful, but useful can be challenging. I love sending them cards & flowers, but fun gift always lets them know how loved they are by all of us!

Here are a few of my favorite gifts that are sure to make my favorite ladies smile this Mother’s Day! Being a designer makes it easy to find something pretty to sit around the house, but sometimes a girl just needs a funky necklace or something chic to sip her wine from!

 

 

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Missoni Maremma Candle  Turquoise Necklace  Cozy Texture Throw  Best Mom Ever  I Owe My Mother Dish  Illume Laurel Candle

Double Old Fashioned Glasses  Morning Bouquet Tray  Lacquer Agate Box

 

 

 

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Purple Rain, not my favorite Prince song but still one that brings back major memories. My favorite Prince song is Delirious! Dancing in the living room while Prince blares from the pink 80’s Sony cassette boom box will forever be a memory from my teenage years. I’m sure my latest Itunes account charges full of Prince songs will be no different than anyone else that loved his music.

I wanted to share one of the master bedroom projects from our portfolio. When we asked Dallas artist Amee Calloway to create a custom piece for this room with a purple color palette, she knocked it out of the part. Once the news of Prince began to take over social media, Amee posted this…

“About a year ago I named this painting “Purple Rain”, for many reasons but mostly because I was jamming out to Prince while painting! So sad today.
Thank you Studioten25 for the opportunity!”

Sigh…..

 

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Art Deco elements are making a comeback and I love how easily they blend with modern and eclectic pieces. With a mix of bold color, classic lines and glitzy lighting, this formal sitting room is the perfect place to entertain or just give your guests a little something to turn their head at.

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As I posted last week, I am sharing my 3 favorite pieces from Emporium Home this week at Highpoint Market along with 5 other awesome designers. Today is my day to reveal my favorites, but it was not easy to narrow it down to just three. The Emporium Home line is stunning and I can’t wait to incorporate a few of their gorgeous pieces in our own remodel this year.

 

This morning, EH shared one of their favorite project images from my portfolio. They choose this beautiful entry from our latest bachelor pad project and wow, it really does scream Emporium Home!  Shop all of the pieces to help you GET THE LOOK of this sleek blue entry as well as my favorite pieces from Emporium Home. All Images: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

Pandora Pyrite Tray | Blue Acrylic Acrobat Lamp | Gold Spore Mirror | Luxe Lacquer Box | Blue Lacquer Console Table (Similar)

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The Hunted Interior’s  spaces always have us swooning! Snag a few leopard pillows in The Shop!#yestoleopard #shopten25 #prettypillows

All images Via: The Hunted Interior

 

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I am sharing my 3 favorite pieces from Emporium Home this week at Highpoint Market along with 5 other awesome designers. Follow Emporium home on Instagram to see all of our pics and a few project images showcasing their gorgeous pieces.  I’ll be back soon to reveal my 3 favorites!

 

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