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    Loving Leopard {Before & After}

    A few weeks ago I shared a few pics of these gorgeous barrel back chairs after their transformation.  My client knew that she wanted barrel back chairs for her living room but we just couldn’t find the right pieces. Finally, Scout Design Studio came to the rescue and helped us pull these lovely leopard pieces together!

    BEFORE: Just a simple barrel back chair in a dingy brown velvet fabric screaming for an update. They were already on a swivel base but needed to be just a bit higher to work with the scale of the other pieces in the room.

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    AFTER: Scout worked their magic and lifted the chairs by adding a high gloss black base, fortunately we were able to keep the swivel feature! This leopard velvet from Duralee Fabrics had been the fabric selection for the chairs from day one and it looks perfect on the chairs! Bold? Yes! But they are the perfect addition to this lofty living space!  We are still installing pieces to pull this space together and hope to have it finalized soon, I can’t wait to share!!

     

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    Manly Man Inspiration

    We are working on a fabulous high-rise space for one of our bachelor clients and it is going to be oh so manly! Imagine this…21st floor, floor to ceiling windows and sprawling views of downtown Dallas. Yea, sounds horrible right? We are knee deep in the design development phase and perfecting the space plans for all of the rooms on the “to-do” list. Beyond presenting a space plan to our client’s, I love pulling inspiration boards together. It is a great way to communicate visually with our clients and it really helps us to stay on track in regards to overall style.

    We are going for a casual, yet sophisticated feel and working with a navy, grey and ivory color palette. Rich wool fabrics, luxurious leathers and a mix of metals will help to bring in the texture we need to layer the sleek accessories and lighting.

     

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    Inspiration

    When we pull a look together for a client, I think it’s very important to give them a feel for the space visually. We can show them pieces and tell them how great they will look together, but that isn’t always the best way to communicate the look. An inspiration board is the best way to show them the direction of each space, and of course I always include my favorite pieces! Here are a few fun spaces that we have been pulling together for a current project.  I’m in love with the bold regency chic look of the black, emerald green and brass..it’s going to be stunning!

     

     

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    A Butterfly Transformation

    We recently installed the first phase of a client’s main living and dining area and I am so excited about the way it is coming together! We snagged a few gorgeous vintages pieces from Scout Design Studio here in Dallas that helped us create the urban chic feel we are going for. One of my favorite additions to the dining area is the dining bench. I love mixing in a bench in an open space like this. It keeps the space open and allows for guests to socialize easily when hosting a party.

     

    We selected this Stella bench with nickel bamboo legs and gave it a simple update with a fun fabric! The Christian Lacroix Butterfly Parade fabric was hands down, the winner when looking at fabric options. I love the way  it looks with the cobalt velvet chairs and chunky grapevine table base too!

     

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    Pink Velvet {Before & After}

    Taking something from drab to fab is pretty easy when you add gold trim and bright pink velvet!!! This gorgeous chair was transformed into a super girly chic piece for a client’s living room, and wow is all I have to say about it. A classic bergere style chair is always a good idea, but we needed to make these two ladies a bit more spectacular.

    The classic lines and detailed carvings received an update with a gold metallic finish and the muslin fabric was ready for a major overhaul!

     

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    We selected Designer’s Guild Glenville Velvet in Peony. It was the perfect bubble gum pink that my client was after and the textural sheen from the viscose gives the chairs that over the top glam that we were after. Looking forward to showing this fabulous room off soon!!!

     

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    Popping Up Again

    If you missed the last issue of Luxe Interiors, you can catch our Dallas bachelor pad on their website! High Octane is the perfect tile for the write up about our client’s Ritz Carlton home and his love for fast cars!!

    You can see more HERE and get an inside look at images that were not featured in the article HERE.

     

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    A House Now Beautiful

    So excited to see that House Beautiful online has featured a fun before and after from one of our projects! This small dining room was blah, boring and needs a fresh new look! Head on over to read more about the BEFORE & AFTER on House Beautiful’s site!!!

     

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    Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

    Here are a few more after shots from the dining area! Enjoy!

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    Mid Century Dining {Before & After}

    I have been showing progress shots of this project for a few months now and it is finally finished!!  The dining room was one of the biggest transformations in the home so I thought it would make a great BEFORE & AFTER.

     

    BEFORE:  Although I love the large vaulted ceiling in this room, the large scale dining furniture was just a bit much for the space. The dining set was part of my client’s family and they did their best to make it fit into their home by upholstering the seats with a cowhide and adding a fun chandelier, but it just wasn’t working for them.  The “baby boy” blue paint color was off too and the yellowish tone of the original hardwoods was not a favorite of my client’s either.

     
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    AFTER:  With super chic grey stain on the floors, an updated wall color and a furniture overhaul…this dining room became the Mid Century chic room that my client was after. The oval tulip table has a custom walnut top that brings in more warmth than the marble top that is came with and the classic Mid Century shaped chairs were upholstered in a GORGEOUS metallic linen to bring in the chic we were after.  I’m pretty sure the dining chairs are my favorite pieces in the new dining room!!A bright white console compliments the white silk drapes and really helps to brighting up that dark corner. We reused the client’s existing chandelier and large mirror since they were perfect for the new look.

    With a few simple additions like the geometric art, deep teal lamps (similar) and accessories this dining room is prefect for entertaining and sure does catch your eye as soon as you walk through the front door!!

     

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    Before & After {Black, White & Girly Girl}

    I love seeing pictures of a client’s home before they have purchased it. This master bedroom was pretty basic, but we had big plans to transform it into an over the top girl girl room! Large scale furniture works well in the space but it really drives me crazy when draperies are installed just above the window in a room with high ceilings. It just breaks up the room too much for me.

     

    BEFORE: Here is a picture of the master from the home’s MLS listing. There are not any other layout options for the room so the bed had to go in the same place.

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    INSPIRATION: Since we have a so much space and tall ceilings, we needed to go big with the bed’s headboard.  Of course we were going for  lots of pink, glitzy lighting and a fabulous black & white striped love seat at the end of the bed!  New brass drapery rods with acrylic finials installed just under the crown moulding and glamourous white linen drapes are on the way!

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    ALMOST AFTER: All of the major pieces are in place now and the room is starting to come together!  Wait until you see the gorgeous black glass migration console from John Richard that we recently installed, it is perfect!!!  I am obsessed with the pink  Robert Allen silk velvet fabric that we used on the headboard.  The amethyst lamps from Times Two Design introduce the pop of deep purple that will help tie everything together!

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    Pretty Pink Chair

    I love going through detail shots of pieces from project photo shoots. Knowing how bad something was before and how pretty and chic it has becomes is a great feeling. My client and I knew that we were using pink for the main color palette when remodeling her lash studio and pink velvet chairs were on the top of our list! We snagged these gorgeous chairs on ebay, the velvet was in excellent condition but the wood frames were pretty tattered and worn. A fresh coat of glossy white paint and a little love on the velvet made them look brand new!!! The curved back and swoop arm detail make them the perfect place to perch while waiting in the lobby!

     

     

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    Wallpaper | Mirrored Console   | Coffee Table | Mongolian Fur Pillow | Sofa | Blue Velvet X Bench Fabric

    Images Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

    And here is a look at the before condition of the chairs. Not too bad but since the stains on the fabric were removed easily and a simple coat or two of paint took care of the yucky finishes, these girls were easy to update!

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