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    Thankful

    Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.  I hope you are sharing the day with your family and friends and counting your blessing! I love this table styled by Mandy from Waiting on Martha, makes me want to dig into the pumpkin pie!!

     

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    World’s Away {Lifestyle Photo Contest}

    I am back from High Point Market and can not wait to share all of the latest trends that were spotted! While I was attending market, I was so excited to be awarded the winner of World’s Away 2nd Lifestyle Photography Contest!!! I have been a HUGE fan of World’s Away from the moment I discovered their Hollywood Glam pieces that include antique mirrors, gold & silver leafing and tons of lacquered pieces!

    I entered a few of my latest projects that showcased pieces from World’s Away, but the Conrad Coffee Table in white lacquer from our Bella Lash Studio project caught the judges eye!!!  Here are a few pictures from the awards, and if you wanted to take a look at my favorite pieces…you can find them HERE.

     

     

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    The formal announcement!!

     

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    With the dapper Neal Edwards from World’s Away

     

     

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    Sharing my big win with one of my best girlfriends and Shop Ten 25 vendor, Paula Queen with Pyar & Co!

    And of course the star of the show, the gorgeous Conrad Coffee Table!!!! A BIG thank you to Melanie Johnson for always capturing my projects with her talented eye and artistic approach!!!

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    Happy Labor Day

    “Labor Day, an annual celebration of workers and their achievements, originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters. In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic living.”

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    I love this image, it represents the end of summer and hopefully the arrival of cooler temperatures! Wishing you all a safe and relaxing Labor Day! See you back on The Blog tomorrow!

     

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    Puppy Paintings

    I recently had the opportunity to work with Dallas pet portrait artist Melissa Smith for a custom portrait of Caddo & Ivy. When we began to work together on a portrait of Caddo & Ivy I knew that I wanted them sitting pretty on my favorite piece in our home. Our ivory croc velvet sofa is one of the first things you see when you walk into our home and the girls are not allows on it. I had a hard time getting them to pose but once we finally got the shot, Melissa began to do her thing! She perfectly captured the quirky little head tilt and funny facial expression of my puppy dogs.

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    My favorite part of the process was when she would send update images! It’s fun to see how the piece transforms and how she creates the details that make each puppy dog look like themselves.  Her BLOG is a must, I love seeing each piece transform. She captured every detail and a few of my favorite details are the feathering on Caddo and of course Ivy’s “what” face.  My FAVORITE part…knowing that 10% of the cost of this piece goes to support the non-proffit pet rescue of my choice, what a wonderful thing!  Having a custom piece of the girls in our home is something I will always cherish. Even when we our lives take us to new homes and when things began to change, I will always have this fabulous piece! There will be nothing better than my fur babies sitting on my favorite sofa!

     

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    Country Living {Dog Decor}

    You know I’m a huge animal lover, dogs especially! My “girls”, Caddo & Ivy  bring a lot of joy and happiness to our home so of course I have to include pictures of them and even a few fun illustrations around the house. Our living room walls have the most adorable silhouette prints of Caddo & Ivy, they are one of my favorite pieces in the room. I was super excited when Country Living asked me to be a part of their “Dog Decor” post on their website.  They pulled together a great round up of art, accessories and wallpaper that will help you show your love of dogs in your own home!  And if the silhouette prints in green aren’t your color, just head over the Simply Silhouettes and create your own piece in the color and style that works best in your home!

     

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    And speaking of fun illustrations of my girls, I LOVE this custom print that Inslee made for me! I have it framed in the Studio and it makes me smile every time I see it, especially since the girls are always hanging out the in the Studio with me!

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    And last but not least..these custom portraits from Luke Jervis rocked my world! I love the fun little details on the broaches and how each of them were captured perfectly…down to the intense stare! You can see more details HERE.

     

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    Trendspotting In Sunny LA

    It’s finally official and I am super excited to announce that  I have been selected as a SILESTONE TRENSPOTTER this year! I will be heading out to sunny LA in a few weeks to take in all that the DWELL ON DESIGN event offers and doing it with some pretty fab ladies too!!! Countertops, faucets, tile and tons of the latest kitchen gadgets will be on display!  Between the fabulous speakers (The one and only Michael Graves!!), touring a few AMAZING show houses and hanging out with the Silestone group I know the inspiration factor will be over the top!

     

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    NEW YORK, NY (JUNE 2013) – Silestone (www.silestoneusa.com), a world leader in natural quartz surfacing, will re-ignite its popular Trendspotters program at Dwell on Design, America’s largest modern design event, which takes place June 21-23 in Los Angeles.  This year, three new leading designers from across the country will become the 2013 Silestone Trendspotters — on the hunt for the latest products, design innovation and trends.

     

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    From inspiring color to creative patterns and innovative textures, together the Silestone Trendspotters will utilize their collective experience and keen eye for great design to instantly report on emerging trends and innovative products at Dwell on Design through their own blogs and social media channels as well as the Silestone digital platforms, using the hashtag#SilestoneTrends. The up-to-the-minute insight will allow other architects and designers who can’t attend to stay informed on the newest products and trends for their design projects. Additionally, consumers and design enthusiasts can get a sneak peak and join in the design conversation on the SilestoneTrendspotters.com where all #SilestoneTrends updates and insights will appear before, during and after Dwell on Design.

     

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    This year’s Silestone Trendspotters are renowned designers with distinct and compelling design aesthetics from three important U.S. markets: Chicago, Dallas and Sacramento.

    Julia Buckingham Edelmann founded the full-service interior design firm Buckingham Interiors + Design, specializing in historic restorations and homebuilding in Chicago.

     

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    Kerrie Kelly is an award-winning interior designer and author who founded Sacramento-based Kerrie Kelly Design Lab in 1995. She has authored two books: Home Décor: A Sunset Design Guide, and the newly released My Interior Design Kit.

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    And me…Abbe Fenimore  is the Dallas-based designer behind Studio Ten 25, combines vibrant colors, rich textures and her own special unique aesthetic to create stunning commercial and residential spaces. She also founded Shop Ten 25, a well-curated online store featuring accessories and designer furniture that she often uses in her own design and home.

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    Be on the lookout for all our updates after Dwell on Design next month! We’ll be posting using #SilestoneTrends and of course I plan to keep you updated on all of the fabulous find through my INSTAGRAM, TWITTER,  FACEBOOK! I have even set up a Board on my PINTEREST just for the event! I’ll be pinning my favorite Silestone installations as well as all of the inspiration from The Show! 

     

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    My Memorial Day

    We spent the long weekend visiting friends out of town and I was able to stop by a client’s lake house to add a few finishing touches too!  We were also able to throw in a much needed date night with friends, my husband got in a little golf, tons of pool time with the puppy dogs and a few long naps too.  I am thankful for my father, grandfather, cousins and uncles that have served our country and given us the freedom to enjoy these fabulous long weekends. Having the United States Military as a major part of my family’s life has been a blessing on long weekends like this.

     

    Here are a few pics from our weekend…Swimming, date night and a party after the golf tournament!

     

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    Ivy Banks

    Ok…so I’m only a dog mom (we don’t have any kiddos), but I love celebrating our puppy dog’s birthday. Does that make me a doggy mom blogger?!

    Today’ is Ivy’s 4th (apparently 30 in human years) Birthday so of course we have to celebrate.  Although I’m sure she could care less, she loves all of the extras that come along with a doggy birthday. We celebrate with fun things like an extra long dog park visit, a doggy cupcake from sprinkles and a few extra chew chews through the day. Here she is just after opening her present, a new can of tennis balls! This girl loves to get her fetch on!

     

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    I think the true dog parties are so funny, but I’m not sure I would ever do something like that….until I see these fabulous ideas! Doggy Bags, fire hydrant goodies and tons of puppy snacks…so cute. And  if you need more help planning a real dog party, there a books for that! Dallas’ Kimberly Schlegel Whitman created Dog Parties: Entertaining your party Animal for tons of ideas on posh parties for your posh pups!

     

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    Dogs Attend Britain's Biggest Tea Party For Blue Cross Animal Charity

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    Love It and Leave It

    I love this time of year in the design industry. Everyone is looking back at the trends they are ready to leave behind, those pesky colors, patterns and worn out pieces that just need to go.  They are also focusing on what’s next for the upcoming year and what will make an impact on the design industry.

    So, when Ryan over at the DHome blog asked me for a list, and you know I have a list…and it is a long one! It’s hard to narrow it down, so I just put it all out there and keep my fingers crossed that no one comes running after me with their chevron pillows! You’ll have to read the post to get that one!

    Here is a look at my “love it and leave it” picks so pop on over to the DHome blog to get more details…

     

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    Wrapping Up The Holiday Season

    I’m officially back at it after a long and wonderful break.  It was great to take some much needed time off to visit family, host many guests in our home and of course enjoy the down time!  Here in Texas, we had a White Christmas and it really did remind me that the spirit of Christmas is really the greatest gift.

     

     

    Speaking of gifts, I wanted to share a few that really touched my heart. I have been fortunate enough to work with wonderful people. People that have continued to inspire me and I have loved sharing so many positive work experiences with them!  My darling friend and rep from The Rug Company surprised me with these Toubkal Studio Collection Pillows, they look so fabulous on our sofa…and of course the girls love them. That’s the true sign of a great gift right? Ha!

     

     

    I also received a handmade gift from another vendor that has been a bright spot for Shop Ten 25 this past year. Mari Robeson is the talented illustrator that created the category pieces for our  Shop home page. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her work and was beyond excited when she gave me the thumbs up to add her pieces to The Shop.  I arrived home from visiting family out of town and opened this gorgeous macaroon tea towel calendar from Mari.  It went up on the cork board ASAP…it’s just to fabulous to get dirty!!  You can snag one of your own HERE…she even has a print if your looking for something to hang!

     

     

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