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Luxe Interiors & Design {Vanities}

Thank you LUXE Interiors + Design​ for featuring our Ritz project in your “15 Rooms With Stunning Vanity Tables“. We loved going bold with this red lacquer vanity in our Ritz Carlton project. Since we were limited on space in this guest room, the vanity doubles as a nightstand and a great place for guest to sit and get ready too.


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Images: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

Downtown Modern & Minimal

I know it is a bit cliche to design a modern Downtown loft with sleek lines, minimal accessories and modern fabric. But, I love the overall feel and when looking out of the floor to ceiling windows and seeing the gorgeous Downtown views it becomes special. This Downtown Dallas loft was born to show off it’s gorgeous views from the inside without taking away the wow factor. So, we kept the overall look minimal and modern and loved the final feel of the cliche look that we wanted to achieve!  All Images: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25




















Before & After {Small Dining}

Love seeing one of our small dining spaces BEFORE & AFTER featured on House Beautiful Magazine​ online this week!




The Clients: Newlyweds and first-time homeowners seeking a stylish, modern look.

The Project: A small dining area off of the kitchen.

The Flooring & Walls: We started by replacing the carpet with dark espresso hardwoods, swapping out the dated lighting, and bringing in a fresh color palette of black and white with pops of turquoise and yellow to liven up the space.

The Lighting: The modern drum light fixture and simplistic white silk shades round out the space without taking over visually.

Images: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25








Black, White & Bamboo

I love the classic black & white combination. It can be a fit for any design style that you want to work with and is the perfect starting point for any accent color that you want to add. I love this vintage bamboo dining table and chairs, the cane back on the dining chairs is the perfect amount of texture too. We were fortunate enough to find this set updated with the glossy white finish, so it was ready to install. The dining chairs however, needed a little seat refresh! We wanted to use a black and white fabric, but stripes we not going to look right with patterns that we were already using in the living room. We decided to go with a black and white trellis pattern to break up the clean lines from the bamboo and to compliment the cane back on the chairs. Sometimes all you need is a little change to make a huge difference.














Images: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25


Finding The Perfect Pair {Dallas Morning News}

The monthly Home Team feature in the Arts & Life section of The Dallas Morning News is back! And this month, we are discussing our favorite and perfect pairings!


“Some things just go together: picnics and watermelon; America and apple pie; stars and stripes. We asked North Texas style makers about their perfect pairs. They’re not shy about combining everything from patterns and colors to styles and periods. It’s that mix, they say, that keeps a space fresh, unique and personal.”









Abbe Fenimore,

Studio Ten 25, Dallas

Creating a space for a bachelor can have its challenges, and designer Abbe Fenimore should know; she has done her share of them.

“Using a mix of color, bold graphic pattern and refined accents can easily be too much for the guy that wants to keep it simple,” she says.

So instead, she opts to use a color that he likes in a variation of tones to give the space depth while keeping the overall feel masculine.

“Adding a little leather and sleek metal lighting will round out the space and keep the textures more visually interesting,” Fenimore says. Images Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25.












Bigger Is Better

We recently shared a few tips on Apartment Wholesale Supply and tricks for creating a space that feels larger when things feel too close for comfort.

“Lack of space is one of the most common issues people face when it comes to their homes, and while investing in a bigger space seems like a simple solution, not everyone has the funds to make it possible. Interior designers, too, are all too familiar with this common woe among clients.

Fortunately, working with your existing space is not only possible, but preferable among interior designers, especially if you’re looking to give your home a much-needed makeover without emptying out your wallet. And there are several tricks of the trade anyone can master with ease.”


My favorite tip?

Mirrors: The Ultimate Home Expander

“It’s no secret that using mirrors or mirrored furniture can open up a space,” says interior designer Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25. “They bounce light around in rooms with little to no natural light, which creates a sense of space in small areas. Leaning a full-height mirror in a corner or behind another piece of furniture is a great way to open up a space.”


Here are a few of our favorite projects where we used mirrors to brighten up the space.




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All images via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

Fabulous Rugs Underfoot

Thank you​ for including our Downtown Dallas Loft in your latest post!

“Updating living spaces can begin on the floor. Adding a new rug is easy and can have a big impact. From the foyer and through every room in the house, rugs make a big design statement and a welcome change. What could be easier? Just choose the one that’s just right for your room, roll it out and enjoy!”










Images: Melanie Johnson Photography

Behind The Design {DHome}

Thank you D Home for the fabulous feature on the new Little Hipsters children’s boutique!! Stop by 3111 Cole Ave in Uptown Dallas to see the eclectic space and snag a few fabulous pieces for your little hipster!










Images: Melanie Derr Johnson
Fabulous Finds: Scout Design Studio
Custom Pieces: JC’S Upholstery

Boho Chic Nursery {Style Me Pretty Living}

Love seeing our latest nursery project featured on Style Me Pretty Living recently!



My clients had a clear vision for their baby’s nursery from the moment we sat down at our first design meeting. We started with the color palette, balancing the expansion of coral and turquoise from the rest of the house into the nursery to create a cohesive flow, while also giving the room a personality of its own. We settled on a boho chic feel which was achieved through classic textures paired with birds and butterflies, a fun way to take the baby from her first steps and into toddlerhood. The classic grey and white palette of the furniture will allow the pieces to grow with the room and the blush pink walls were just enough to make it girly without taking over. Adding a touch of whimsy with a cozy nook at the window was a perfect way to bring in some adventurous colors while topping off the space.


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Photography: Heather Hawkins Photography | Design: Abbe Fenimore / Studio Ten 25 | Accent Table: Arteriors Lola | Butterfly Fabric: Schumacher | Chandelier: Murray Feiss | Changing Table: Newport Cottages Beverly Collection | Chenonceau Buttercup Linen Fabric: Pindler Fabrics, Gumdrop In Capri | Coral Striped Fabric: Kravet Charade In Hibiscu | Crib: Newport Cottages Beverly Collection | Crib Bedding: Rickshaw Design | Dresser: Newport Cottages Beverly Collection | Grey Pouf: Land Of Nod | Maarid White Beaded Ceiling Light: Lamps Plus | Mermaid Rug: Shop Ten 25 | Mesa Glider: Baby Bliss | Mirror: Wisteria Faux Bois Mirror | Mirrored Bird Mobile: Pottery Barn Kids | Paint: Vaspar: Zephyr Pink | Side Cabinet: From Her Grandmother | Window Seat Cushion Fabric: Kravet Stone Harbor In Cotton Candy

Dallas Morning News {June Home Team}

The Dallas Morning News started a new designer home team series that runs the first Saturday of each month.

Emily Hewett of A Well Dressed Home, Dallas,

Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25, Dallas,

Barbara Gilbert of Barbara Gilbert Interiors, Dallas,

Ashlina Kaposta of Ashlina Kaposta Interiors, Dallas,

Elaine Williamson-Romero of Elaine Williamson Designs, Dallas,

We are now in the 4th month of the home team series and I am loving the feedback that has been received. Five Dallas designers (including yours truly) are asked to discuss the latest trends and share tips and tricks for making them work in your home.

This month focuses on Tile and how to incorporate the best look for your space.

Some design elements are easy to change — paint, fabric, accessories. Tiles and countertops, not so much. You want to make sure you get them right, but that doesn’t mean you have to steer clear of color or personality.

From floor to ceiling and kitchen to office, there’s no shortage of places where tiles work. With diverse styles and materials from sturdy and practical to decorative and showstopping, there are almost infinite looks and combinations to be made with tiles.





If you want something a little more exciting than the basic subway tile but are not sure how to still keep things basic, try a simple pattern. We used a bold mirrored moroccan tile from Ann Sacks over the stove but kept the overall feel minimal by using a more simple linear tile throughout the remaining areas of the kitchen back splash.








We instantly feel in love with the Arabesque pattern and used the soft white glass version to bring a little interest to this kitchen. We didn’t want to go overboard with the back splash, but also didn’t want to settle for the standard subway tile either.