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
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
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.
Images: Melanie Johnson for Studio Ten 25
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.”
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.
Wishing you all a safe and happy 4th of July! Let freedom Ring! Our offices will be closed July 2nd -July 6th!
As a designer, I love being able to get a first look at the new pieces from my favorite vendors. Once I spot something at market, it could be 6 months to a year before the piece is available and that is a long time to wait! Spotting fabulous pieces for projects is the best way to be inspired and when your client is shopping with you, it makes it so much easier to pull the trigger. I recently spent the day shopping with a client for their new home and we found quite a few pieces that will help us pull it all together! Here are a few of our favorites from the trip!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
I am excited to be included in Celebrate Magazine’s expert advice section this month! They asked three designers from J. Wheeler Designs, Coveted Home and Studio Ten 25 (me) to share our best advice for creating a lovely summer haven, indoors and outdoors. These ideas are simple, yet effective. Make your indoor and outdoor décor amazing this season with these easy tips!
Images Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25