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By The Fire

It snowed in Dallas last night and it was magical! It was also cold, so of course we had a fire going to keep warm. I love how far fireplace accessories have come. There are so many stylish and functional items out there to choose from.

My favorite fireplace accessory is andirons. They are usually used in pairs to lift up the logs above the hearth in order to improve air circulation for better burning. These adorable dog andirons are my absolute favorite and I’m pretty sure Santa is going to be bringing them over this year!!  And, we are pretty stoked to see them featured in DHome this month too!






Sneaky Saturday

Today is SNEAKY SATURDAY at Shop Ten 25!!! 25% off side wide TODAY ONLY!!!

Use Code: “SNEAKY” to snag everything fabulous!!


Sneaky Saturday

Color Theory {Icy Blues}

With the chilly temperatures moving into the South and Winter showing up a little early, icy blues are the perfect companion. I love the multiple tones of blue, turquoise and icy blues mixed into my home for the Winter. They pair well with any color palette and bring in a bit of brightness without taking over. Here are a few of our favorite icy blue tones from Shop Ten 25. You can also SHOP BY COLOR and scout from all of our beautiful blue piece.











Turquoise Chandelier | “Light Blue” Art Print | Sitting Foo Dogs | Monteverde Pillow | Seismograph Aqua Pillow | Turquoise Linen Stool | Striped Chair | Framed Blue Agate | Turquoise X Vase


Holiday Collection

With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to start thinking about decoration your home! I always fight the massive overload of Christmas decorations that take over the day after Halloween each year. But, time always gets away from us and then we are rushed to find last minute gifts, decorations and pieces that make our home fabulous this time of year!


Our Holiday Collection offers festive pillows, chic trimmings and plenty of gifts to get you through the season!! AND we are offering 15% off SITE WIDE through December 1st to help you stock up on  your favorites!




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Elephant Pillow


Emerald Snowflake Pillow

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Gold Antler Ornaments

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Geode Ornament Set



Shop Ten 25 {Holiday Collection}

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High Point Market {Fall 2014 Trends}

Last week we were in North Carolina for Fall High Point Market. It’s HUGE and finding the time to see it all is nearly impossible to do in three days. But, we gave it our best shot and today I wanted to share my favorite trends.  High Point Market has been called “Fashion week for furniture” and it did not dissapoint this Fall. As a designers, we have access to new introductions 6 months to a year before they are available in the retail market.  It is inspiring, exciting and a great way to stay on top of what is new and next in the design world.

The are obvious trends, like the ones you see plaster all over Pinterest and design blogs that fade out over time. And then there are the trends that will continue to make a statement and become classic design elements in the worlds of design.


A WALK IN THE WOODS:  Lacquered, distressed, textured and exotic woods continue to make an appearance and you will see the most fabulous pieces make a statement. My favorite, the modern & classic silhouette accented with gold leafing, acrylic and lacquer.


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Ambrosia Chairs  | Lotus Mirror  | Hudson Chest | Woodgrain Pillows| Matrix Armoire | Grotto Table



HEAVY METALS: Chrome, polished nickel and stainless steel have a new friend. Brass has been making a comeback and from the looks of it, here to stay. The warm tones and mix of gold leafing and polished finishes are the perfect addition to any space.


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Valerie Console | Ireland Bar Cart|  Nikos Mirror | Mineral Mounts | Maddy Vase | Maxine Stool | Dorwin Chair



FUR AND FEATHERS: Texture was big this Fall at market and you are seeing fur and feathers popping up all over the place. Fur has a new updated look with deep tones and luxurious pieces that are affordable and stylish too. Feathers are making a big appearance in rugs, lighting and art with exquisite detailing and artsy elements.


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Feather Chandelier| Feather Rug| Indigo Dreams Art Print| Feather Pillow | Faux Mink Throw | X Bench | Alpaca Pillow



COLOR OF THE MOMENT: Blue! I have been obsessed with upholstering our living room sofa in a chic cobalt velvet lately.  I think my instincts are right on, because this beautiful hue is here to stay but in a super chic way. Acrylic accents, bold furniture pieces and textural hides were all over market. Blue is the new black!


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Cobalt Mirror | Stepping Stones Table | Tipsy Stool | Acrobat Table | Blue Agate Pillows | Lacquer Box| Daphne Chair



CHAIN LINK: This killer trend is a classic and manufactures are showing plenty of it with their new collections. My favorite pieces are the chain link furniture collection from Bernhardt. I love how they choose a large scale link for their desks, etageres and hardware.  Since chain link can be bold and aggressive, using it in small doses of brass will easily bring the updated industrial look to your home.

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Chain Link Mirror| Chain Bucket| Chain Lamp| Fontana Desk| Rocco Boxes | Link Rug


Fall Ready {Before & After With Peacock Alley}

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!!!

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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?


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Seventeen Magazine {Sorority Before & After}

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.

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Take a look at the BEFORE & AFTER transformation of the common areas of the house.  Images Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25



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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.

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 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.


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Designer Picks {Dwell With Dignity}

This month, we are sharing another one of our Designer Picks from Shop Ten 25 and the timing is perfect because it is a big month for them! Dwell With Dignity is a Dallas-based non-profit dedicated to helping families escape poverty and homelessness through design, one household at a time. And we are so thrilled to have them featured in our Shop.

Not only are we sharing their Designer Picks for The Shop today, but we are  excited that their Fall 2014 Thrift Studio is up and running here in Dallas!!

Thrift Studio is a not-like-any-other-thrift-store THRIFT STORE. Kicking off with our preview party on October 9th, Thrift Studio is a bi-annual 30 day pop-up shop created to provide financial viability and fundraising for Dwell with Dignity through selling donated furniture, housewares, accessories and high end designer finds to the public. All proceeds  benefit the future work, growth, organization and structure of Dwell with Dignity.

Each Thrift Studio has a cast of fabulous designers who design and install vignettes using items from our warehouse as well as items they have donated from their own inventory or through their industry connections.  All items are for sale to allow Dwell with Dignity to help families escape poverty & homelessness. If you are in Dallas, you can grab tickets HERE.


You can shop Dwell With Dignity’s Designer Picks HERE and check out their Q&A in our Fall lookbook too!


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Style Bistro {Tastemaker}

So excited to be featured as a tastemaker on Style Bistro this week!!! I was able to share a few little things about me and a little something from Dallas Esthetician Renee Rouleau that I can’t live without!!  Renee’s product line is beyond amazing and keeps my skin in check while working long hours!


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