We have been so fortunate to have so many wonderful projects in the works this year. Between installations and photo shoots, this summer has flown by and we are looking forward to wrapping up a few more great homes. I’m not as consistent with TheBlog as I have been in the past, I have only wanted to post things that make me happy and really stay true to what Studio Ten 25 is all about.
Our online boutique, Shop Ten 25 is in the process of being updated with new features and I love being able to include so many of the gorgeous pieces in our Studio projects. Today, I wanted to share a few images from our recent project installations. I love showing off the progress of a project, I get pretty giddy when pieces are delivered and the room starts to come together.
Here are a few of our favorites from the past few months, we also share them on our Instagram account. So if your feeling social and want to see what we are up to on a daily basis, that is the best place to see us in action!
The New Rooms Magazine is finally out on newsstands and I am so excited to finally share the details. Our turquoise and orange family home is featured in the issue and I love how they choose to layout the feature. Overall room shots, vignette details and a fabulous inspiration board are all packed into the feature. A big thank you to Melanie Johnson Photography and Hilary Walker for helping me pull the home together for the shoot! I’m beyond excited, I pretty much cleaned out the Alberstson’s by our home.
You can find ROOMS at your local grocery store or book store! The issue is not playing around either, it is full of gorgeous project features and I love how they added inspiration board to each project too. They made it easy to be inspired and source all of the lovely pieces featured too!
We started working on this high rise bachelor pad this past spring and it was in serious need of an update. First, we needed furniture that actually functioned for him. We needed the space to set the tone for the blue & grey color palette that we were using. We recently photographed this space and I can not wait to show it off!
BEFORE: The entry felt stark and the wonderful high ceilings were not being played up. Everything felt short and didn’t really give off a fun bachelor pad vibe.
AFTER: A custom navy lacquered parsons console was the first piece we selected and everything just came together from there. Killer acrylic lamps with a blue accent, bold gold mirror and an bench to soften the space really helped to create a space that works here. The mirror draws you eye up and plays off of the high ceilings while bringing in some much needed texture.
He needed a place to crash while watching T.V. that allowed him to get the most out of the awkward space. So instead of trying to place rectangular pieces in this round room, we worked with the curves of the space and selected a sectional with a curved center!
BEFORE: This room has amazing views of the Dallas Design Center as well as North Dallas so we needed to completely change the configuration to show off that view! The dark and muddy color palette was also doing nothing for the space. It felt dark and completely wrong for our bachelor.
AFTER: Open, airy and completely masculine! Neutral and durable fabric gave us the start we needed to bring in the blue, grey and brown accents that carry through the entire space. Now you can actually enjoy sitting in this space while taking in the view.
I was over the moon excited when D Home selected our Ritz Carlton Bachelor Pad as one of their Texas Paint & Wallpaper Life in Color Contest winners. We submitted a few of our colorful projects early this spring and had our fingers crossed that one of them would catch the eye of D Home and Texas Paint & Wallpaper! Five Dallas designer, including Moi were selected as winners and you can see all of the colorful images in the latest issue of D Home. To be included in a group with amazing ladies like Jan Showers, Tracy Hardenburg, Denise McGaha & Michelle Nussbaumer is flattering to say the least!
Head on over the D Home online to see all of the colorful projects! Or if you live in the Dallas area snag a copy too, this is one fabulous issue!
Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25
Location of Project: The Tower Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, Texas
When Abbe Fenimore’s client told her that his favorite color was red, she wasn’t super excited. “It is my least favorite color,” she says. “Red can be wrong in a lot of ways if it’s not done right.” So she went to work, creating a back wall crafted from cowhide by Edelman Leather. In the event that he might sell the condo one day, the homeowner didn’t want the leather permanently attached to the wall. “We used some major staples. A team comes in occasionally to readjust it because it pulls,” Abbe says. “He loves textures. He’s a car dealer. He’s very into topstitching, and he’s very particular about textures and fabrics.”
We have been gradually installing furniture, art and draperies in our latest bachelor pad project! This place has killer views of Dallas and sophisticated cobalt blue, grey and brown color palette; making it perfect for our bachelor! We started with clean lines and durable fabrics in a neutral color palette for each space. Cobalt blues, sophisticated grays and crazy cool accessories are going to pull it all together.
Here are a few sneak peeks from our latest installation. Once the art, draperies and final touches are in I promise to share more. Follow us on Instagram for all of the details too!!! We love this one so much, that we gave it it’s own hashtag. Search for #andrewblue to see everything bachelor pad!
Matouk recently posted a few of their favorite masculine & tailored bedrooms on their blog. I am excited that they asked to include our Dallas Ritz Bachelor Pad in the round up. They reached out to a handful of designers for tips on how to create a sophisticated and masculine bedroom, and I love all of the ideas! You can head on over to The Matouk Blog to see more masculine rooms and tips on how to pull the look together in your home!!
“Abbe Fenimore, the designer behind Dallas-based firm Studio Ten 25 used a rich red and brown color palette to give this bedroom a distinctly masculine appeal. She adds, “The striped wall and custom headboard provide a striking and bold look, and the tone on tone bed is softened with fur pillows to add an element of comfort and luxury.”
Melanie Johnson Photography
We have been busy with multiple project installations and I love seeing the space come together piece by piece. Sometimes clients don’t want to purchase brand new pieces for their space because they want something a bit more unique that they can make their own. We stopped by Dallas’ Again & Again and snagged these two chairs on clearance!!
BEFORE: We we began the search for lobby seating for Lash Maxx’s new location and these two chairs were just what we were looking for. Obviously, they were in serious need of a makeover. Although they were faded, worn and a little beat up the frame was in great condition.
AFTER: Hot pink velvet and a metallic gold finish turned these two chairs in to glitzy glam lobby pieces! They are super comfy and bring in the bold color and over the top chic feel that the space needs. The installation is about 90% complete and this week we will bring in all of the finishing touches with lighting, art and accessories!
And…just because I LOVE the way this is looking, I thought I would share a sneak peek of the space. I love the oversized mirror, black & white strip, metallic wallpaper and of course the stunning pink agate lamp!!!
Photographing a project is a ton of work and although we usually end up using the overall rooms shots and vignettes of my favorite places in each room, the details are my favorite. I have worked with Melanie Johnson for about 7 years now and she knows me so well, that photographing my design projects with her is easy breezy! I’m not saying there isn’t a lot of preparation and organization that goes into photographing a space, but when you work with someone that knows you so well it becomes effortless! She rocks the detail shots and when finalizing my selections for each shoot, I make sure to snag as many of them as I can. Of course it doesn’t hurt to have someone like Hilary Walker come by and style each room either. I have had to face the fact that I just can’t do everything around The Studio. So letting these ladies do what they are good at, makes it much easier to enjoy the process of capturing each project!!!
Here are a few of my favorite details from our latest shoot! Pink velvet, leopard, metallic tufting and chunky amethyist details were the super stars!!!
Our bold bachelor loft is being featured as “The Room Of The Day” on Houzz and we couldn’t be more excited! Our client gave us a very short time frame to pull the space together, so inspiration and in stock items were key! Head on over to HOUZZ to see all of the details what it took to furnish the downtown loft in just 3 weeks! You can also see the entire loft on our HOUZZ page project features!
I am obsessed with Kelly Wearstler’s Channel wallpaper! I love the random abstract feel and the watercolor feel to the brushstrokes that make up the pattern! We pulled the trigger and decided to go for in our client’s guest room. It’s bold, but that is what we were going for!
When we began to narrow down our choices for the room, I started to search for the wallpaper in other installations. I found this bedroom & this living room image, and knew that the design was perfect for our client!
Image Via: Pinterest
Image Via: Pinterest
Here are a few images of the paper as it was being installed! We are in the process of buttoning up the overall design for the too and I can’t wait to share more as the room comes together!