Good Housekeeping reached out to a handful of designers and asked us to share our favorite go-to paint colors. Selecting the perfect paint color for your space can be a challenge, but with these simple neutrals you will be inspired to get going on that paint project you have been putting off.
My go-to neutral, Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter. We used this sophisticated color in the Sorority House remodel a few months ago. It works great with multiple color palettes and I love the grey undertone!
Images Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25
When our clients are ready to update their kitchen, the backsplash is always my favorite selection in the specification process. Do we go bold? Stay classic and simple? Or mix in a bit of both? I say both!
This Lucian Arabesque glass tile from Ann Sacks is the best of both. It bring in a bold pattern, yet the simplistic white glass finish keeps it from taking over the entire kitchen. We have used this pattern in the glass as well as the ceramic and I love how different it looks in both finishes.
Images Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25
Looking for a little Ikea inspiration? We love seeing how chic their pieces can be, especially when you are on a budge. We used the Malm Dresser in a client’s master bedroom and made a few small changes to glam it up!
This master bedroom is one of our favorites and it came together without blowing our client’s budget. The Malm Dresser from Ikea was a great price point and since we needed a simple black dresser without spending a ton of money, it was perfect. After splurging on the white silk headboard, custom velvet drapes and stunning wallpaper, we had to get creative.
We had a custom mirror cut for the top of the dress to give it a more custom look. The acrylic pulls from Anthropologie were the perfect way to step up the glam and bring in a little more function too.
You can see more Ikea Malm pieces that make a great impact in a room HERE!!!
All images: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25
I had the pleasure of filming a before & after segment with TV Host Hilary Kennedy that It was going to run on a new Dallas-based TV show but unfortunately, the show never made it on air. But, that doesn’t mean that I can’t share the segment and show off the fun before and after look in my own sitting room!
Before & After : Easy updates using your own pieces from Abbe Fenimore on Vimeo.
Here are a few images of the room before and after the updates as well as an inside look of the shoot!! And of course we wouldn’t leave you hanging on where to snag these gorgeous pieces!
Watercolor Pheasant Prints | Gold Leafed Coffee Table | Amethyst Lamps | Hummingbird Alexander McQueen Pillows | Antler Box
We have had our hands full with installations and long to-do lists the past few weeks. Seeing pieces make it to their new home always makes us happy, and I know our clients are happy the wait is over! This guest room has come together little by little over the past few months. Unfortunately it has taken a back seat to the other rooms in the home, but now we are finally pulling it together! I love the black and white color palette that we started with and with the addition of the emerald green accent color, it is really starting to look fabulous!!
Now that fall has arrived and the warmer summer temperatures are beginning to cool down a bit, it is time to start thinking about updating your home for the new season! Making small changes throughout your home without completely redecorating can be easily accomplished. Peacock Alley has been my go-to resources for linens and bedding when working with our design clients. So when they asked me to show of our master bedroom fall updates using their new Braga collection, I jumped at the chance!!!
You can see all of at the fabulous BEFORE & AFTER details on the Peacock Alley blog today. And if you are looking for something easy that can transition you into fall easily, the Braga collection is perfect!! All of the pieces that we used in our fall updates are linked on the post and you can even snag Shop Ten 25′s new Glamazon Lamp too!!!
BEFORE: Our summer bedding is bright and light weight. I love that we can easily change out a few pieces to warm up the space and create a few more layers for the chilly fall temps!
AFTER: I love the addition of the Braga collection pieces for fall. The king shams and king blanket bring in a casual look and the linen with frayed edges is beyond fabulous!!! The gorgeous agate Glamazon lamps, a few new throw pillows and that gorgeous turquoise mohair throw blanket really bring in the cozy! Don’t cha think?
The Alpha Delta Pi Sorority House at The University of North Texas was in serious need of an update. And, of course we are super excited to see the transformation featured on Seventeen.Com this week!!
When the sorority contacted me to help with their remodel, I knew this was a project that I had to consider. After doing a walk through and going through the to-do list, I knew it was going to be a fit. Sorority house are typically designed with a more traditional color palette and lots dark heavy furniture to accommodate all of the members. My sorority house in college was the same, a mix of random pieces that didn’t fit the space properly. This house was no different when we started the design plan and the oversized and worn out furniture really needed an updated.
The girls wanted a modern and bright color palette that worked with the official azure blue and white colors of the sorority. The entry was dark and didn’t have any personality. We painted all of the trim a soft white and used an updated greige paint color to brighten up the dark space. Clarke & Clarke Augustus wallpaper in azure blu perfectly mixes the traditional trellis pattern with a modern feel that the girls were going for.
Take a look at the BEFORE & AFTER transformation of the common areas of the house. Images Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25
FORMAL DINING ROOM / KITCHEN BEFORE
The kitchen was the biggest update in the house. We removed the wall that separated the formal dining room and the kitchen to allow for larger groups and events. We decided to incorporate a large center island with built in storage and plenty of seating for them to entertain as well as gather for meals during the day. New pantry lockers provide each of the girls that live in the house a place to store groceries. Updated appliances, new built in china cabinets and sleek cornice boards were also elements that helped to pull the large space together.
FORMAL DINING ROOM AFTER
MAIN LOUNGE AREA BEFORE
In the main lounge area, we needed to incorporate plenty of seating in the main lounge area as well as storage and pieces that could be easily moved around to accommodate different groups. We started with a completely new floor plan for the room by relocating the existing TV from the corner to the side wall. This allowed us to open up the room and bring in a seating arrangement that allowed the ladies to conduct meetings, hang out or host events. Accent chairs, x benches and an ottoman coffee table brings in plenty of extra seating and allows for great conversation with larger groups. All of the finishes and fabrics are durable and with the azure blue front and center, the girls can have pride in their sorority with out going overboard on the sorority’s symbols and colors.
LOUNGE AREA AFTER
I love when our clients are open to going bold with the spaces in their home. We have been working on the living room, master, entry and roof top patio for this fabulous Dallas Farmer’s Market town home (can’t wait to share), but the guest room has been our latest room to pull together. The graphic Kelly Wearstler Channels wallpaper was the first thing we started with. We knew that we wanted a basic black and white color palette, but didn’t really get much past that at the time. How do you make something so aggressive work…you just go for it really.
So, here are a few of the installation photos of the room so far. Next week will be a big install week at the house and I can’t wait to show off the WOW details that this guest room will have!
How is it Wednesday already? We have been working on quite a few awesome projects over the past few weeks, so my poor blog has been a bit neglected. I think it’s only fitting that I go big with a new project installation video, don’t you?
If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you have noticed the shots from our latest bachelor pad project. Installation day was so crazy, and our client was pretty easy going when it came to accessorizing with bold pillows, sophisticated bedding and gold leafed accents. Now you know we had to document the big day and show off the entire space with short video. The images are being edited and I am ready to show it off, so sit tight. Take it all in…it’s full of manly man goodness!
Azure Bachelor Pad from Abbe Fenimore on Vimeo.
We are getting close to finalizing the installation at Dallas’ new children’s boutique, Little Hipsters. The wallpaper is up, the draperies are hug and the custom fixtures are in place. I am in love with all of the fun details throughout the space and can’t wait to see all of the chic little dresses and t-shirts fill the space!! Here are a few pictures of the latest progress.