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Magical Mirrored Furniture

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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Image: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

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Image: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

 

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Image: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

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

Work It {Finishing Touches}

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

Instagram Inspiration

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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Put A Ring On It

I can’t wait for our remodel to be complete, although it will be about a year before we are able to officially move back into our home. More on all of that later! It will be so fabulous to finally host Thanksgiving, entertain friends and use all of the pretty trinkets that I have been stockpiling a few of them. Accessorizing a table is something I love doing, and being able to create a gorgeous place for my friends and family to enjoy time with each other over a great meal fills my heart with joy. Lately, I have had a wee bit of an obsession with napkin rings…maybe it’s because our dining table is in storage. They are after all, one of my favorite finishing touches on a well dressed table. Here are my top picks.

 

 

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  1. Golden Glam Napkin Rings  2.Quartz Cuff Napkin Ring  3.Beauty & The Beast Napkin Rings  4. Malachite Napkin Ring  5. Gold Ring Moonstone Napkin Ring 6. Jade Tassel Napkin Ring  7. Turquoise Coral Napkin Ring

 

Man Crush Monday

Finding affordable pieces for my bachelors has always been a challenge. They want their place to be stylish and don’t mind making the investment on the key pieces, but are not always ready to blow out the budget on everything. Men are big on function, and if it just happens to look cool they are good with that too.
Moving out the overstuffed faux leather sofas, futons and stinky recliners can make install day tough for a bachelor set in his ways. But I have found a source for pieces that will have them sinking into the sofa, kicking their feet up and not feeling like everything the loved was just ripped away from them.

Enter Article, formally Bryght! Modern and Mid-Century pieces that are well made and actually comfortable. I love the mix of leathers, durable fabrics in great color palettes and sleek accents. Oh, and the prices are spot on for keeping the budget in check. I pulled a few pieces from the line in this bachelor inspired man cave, I think he’s going to love!!  Shop the look below.

 

 

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Sven Green Sofa | Mara Pendant | Gold Sticks Art | Dhoni Brown Suede Pillow | Tarak Leather Pillow | Antler Mounts | Whyr Walnut Coffee Table | Worthington Leather Chair | Dallas Chandelier | Amber Agate Pillow |Cararra Marbled Pillow

Can we please just stop…and take a moment with this sofa?

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Acrylic, Brass & Mirrored Beds

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: Pinterest

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Image: Collins Interiors

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Work It {Wardrobe Additions}

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!

Pink…It Does a Space Good

Pretty pink, bold floral and happy little birds are no joke on this April Fools Day. I’m pretty much obsessed with  Moissonnier’s pieces, they bring out the traditional side of me while still making my bold and color loving side smile!

 

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Marble {Latest Obsession}

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Photo Marble Wallpaper | Photo marble outfit | Marble Wingback  |  Marble Side Table |  Blue and Green Marble Paper | Pink Agate Image | Gold Leaf & Marble Table  | Velvet Marble Pillow  | Gold Leafed Coffee Table  | Marbled Rectangular Box

 

 

Life In Lavender

Glam School indeed. One of our beyond gorgeous and stylish clients is on instagram as @lifeinlavender (you must follow for all things fashion and fabulous) looking Fabulous in those gorgeous gold leaf and pink velvet chairs we used in her living room! Her site will be up soon…and you know I will be sharing. Love having beyond fabulous and stylish clients!! ‪#‎studioten25‬‪#‎prettyinpink‬ ‪#‎iminlovewiththis‬ ‪#‎getitgirl‬ ‪#‎girlcrush‬

 

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