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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

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








Decorating Small Spaces {Real Simple}

Looking for tips to help pull your small space together? We are excited to be included in Real Simple​ ‘s “8 Decorating Mistakes To Avoid In A Studio Apartment”! This loft style home has soaring ceiling and tons of natural light.  Using furniture pieces that fill the space without overpowering it can be a challenge.  The key to making small spaces work, is to create zones that function for the way you live. Choose pieces that can perform a few functions that way you are not having to fill the small space with things that do not work for you. Incorporating mirrors is another great trick to open up the space and give the impression that the room is larger than it really is.


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Images: Melanie Johnson 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.






Pretty Paper {Petal Pusher}

We have used Hygge & West’s Petal Pusher wallpaper in gold on a few projects and are smitten. The soft floral pattern fills the space with a super chic feel and the metallic gold takes it to the next level. Our client’s were going for girly chic spaces, so this modern take on a floral was the perfect fit to pull the rooms together. Being bold with wallpaper can be easily achieved without going overboard. Just keep the pattern simple, tonal and go for it!


This small powder bathroom was dark and since it is built in under the stair case, it had a cavelike feeling that was not chic at all. So we covered all of the walls with the gold Petal Pusher paper to brighting it up. I love the bold pattern in this small space, it really did create the wow factor that our client was after while bringing the chic look that she wanted too.  The glitzy light fixtures bounced the perfect amount of light off of the metallic paper as well.


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The Bella Lash Studio here in Uptown Dallas is located in a old house that was loaded with charm. But, it was lacking in the girly chic department so we brought in the Gold Petal Pushers paper to make the best of the unique ceiling and walls in the space. We used the pattern as an accent wall in the main lobby, it was the perfect way to greet clients as they entered the space. The soft floral pattern paired well with the other graphic patterns and soft pink & turquoise accents.

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We carried the floral pattern into the treatment rooms and I love how taking it all the way across the angled ceiling opened up the dark space. Again, the glitzy lighting draws attention to the metallic finish on the wallpaper and opens up the space to create a soothing treatment room for their clients as well as a fabulous place to work all day!

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Interior Illustrations

I have been a huge fan of designer and artist Mari Robeson for quite a while now. We carry a few of her fabulous pillows and illustrations at Shop Ten 25 and even have her pieces in our own home. I love working with Mari and her collections never disappoint.  I recently asked her to help me with a  few project illustrations, and she knocked it out of the park!!! If you are looking for illustration, custom fabrics or unique art pieces pop on over to The Shop to see all of her gorgeous pieces!