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Wednesday calls for a dapper workspace, don’t cha think? I appreciate that men ask for a space to function before we address the ” fabulous” part of the design process. Ladies usually start with how they want the space to look, so we work backwards with the guys. We always find a way to pull in the fabulous, and the end result is a great room that functions and looks fabulous too! This home office was once a screened in porch, but the space was not being used. A small construction project became the resolution in the end, and with all of the floor to ceiling windows this room are perfect.
And since we had so much natural light in the room, we were able to bring in the warmer tones that he wanted in the space. We started with the graphic Beaton Brown rug from STARK and incorporated a glass top desk that would keep the small space from feeling too cramped. Two barrel backed accent chairs upholstered in an faux ostrich leather, brass accents and a bold pop of color with the art created the perfect workspace for him.
Get The Look of a contemporary dining room in just four easy steps.
1. Start with a neutral drum shade to create a warm ambiance. 2. Add a vintage Persian rug in a floral pattern to create a focal point and add softness underfoot. 3. Velvet swoop chairs translate both comfort and style. 4 And top it off with a versatile buffet for easy access to food and drink when hosting.
And don’t forget a few vases of fresh flowers to finish off your look! Here are a few pieces we love to use on our dining table…
These Alessandria Bowls are perfect for orchids or small arrangements
Happy Hands Vase, we say yes please !
Want a chic master bedroom? Get the look with these 5 pieces from Shop Ten 25
If your not into junking up your bookshelves, but still want a completed, look today is your lucky day. Using fabric or wallpaper on the back of bookshelves is a great go-to when making your shelves look complete . Select a pattern that is simple and neutral if you want to go with bold books, art and accessories on your shelves. If minimal is the look your going for, the wallpaper can have a bit more flare with pattern and color. From bold and beautiful to simple yet chic, hopefully these stylish shelves will inspire you.
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, awelldressedhome.com
Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25, Dallas, studioten25.com
Barbara Gilbert of Barbara Gilbert Interiors, Dallas, barbaragilbertinteriors.com
Ashlina Kaposta of Ashlina Kaposta Interiors, Dallas, thedecorista.com
Elaine Williamson-Romero of Elaine Williamson Designs, Dallas, elainewilliamsondesigns.com
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.
I love the images showing how an outfit translates to a particular room style, I we are playing around with that a bit today. Jewel tones, brass and updated polka dots are all over the spring runway so we thought it would be fun to pair them with our favorite pieces. Now you can love the look when you go out and keep your home looking chic too. You can shop all of the pieces from our Spring Look Book by clicking on the images below.