I was so excited to see our client’s new pillows from Shop Ten 25, that I immediately opened them and put them out in our sitting room! I couldn’t not wait to see the all of the gorgeous sequin detailing on the Nirakar Pillows! Our client owns the lash studio that we recently finished and fell in love with these pillows because they reminded her of lashes!!! I love pink, too bad I can’t talk my husband into adding more of it to our home!!!
The November issue of Lonny Magazine is up online and SHOP TEN 25′s Frigg Mirror was included as one of Executive Editor, Irene Edward’s favs! I love her glitzy glam selections, she is a lady after my own heart!! Head on over and check out the issue and don’t forget to spot our Frigg Mirror on page 50!!
And if you are looking for a few glitzy glam pieces to brighten up your home, our Hollywood Glam “Shop The Look” section in The Shop!
The latest issue of LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN is out on newsstands and we are BEYOND EXCITED to see our Dallas Bachelor Pad featured! This swanky pad brings a masculine vibe with a custom cowhide wallcovering, black walnut furniture and the perfect amount of red to pull it all together. Located in one of the residential towers at the Dallas Ritz Carlton, this unit has killer views of Uptown Dallas, super swanky rugs (think art on the floor) and technology out the wazoo! I have to admit…I kind of wanted to move in after it was all said and done!
I can’t say thank you enough to all of the fabulous reps and vendors that worked with us to create the perfect out of town crash pad for my client. And when photographer Nick Johnson popped into Dallas to photograph the space, I never imagined how much I would learn about photographing a space…it was a fabulous day! I have been so fortunate to work with others in our industry that get me, my client’s needs and the overall direction that we are both going when planning their new homes. So with all of that being said…let me introduce STUDIO TEN 25′s latest!! You can see more details in all of Luxe’s Texas publications: DALLAS | AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO | HOUSTON
Here are a few of my favorite detail shots from the origional shoot with Melanie Johnson from Melanie Johnson Photography. I always love the way she captures the special pieces in each project. She has such an amazing eye and I love working with her!
We recently sat down to chat with Cristin from Simplified Bee to talk about designing for families. I love working with clients that want to live in their spaces, not just walk past them admiring how pretty they look. Being able to use a space daily, create much needed storage for children’s toys yet still being able to entertain friends in the evenings is always at the top of the list when designing for families. Head on over to Simplified Bee to read more tips on designing functional spaces for family…and shop the look too!!!
I am back from High Point Market and can not wait to share all of the latest trends that were spotted! While I was attending market, I was so excited to be awarded the winner of World’s Away 2nd Lifestyle Photography Contest!!! I have been a HUGE fan of World’s Away from the moment I discovered their Hollywood Glam pieces that include antique mirrors, gold & silver leafing and tons of lacquered pieces!
I entered a few of my latest projects that showcased pieces from World’s Away, but the Conrad Coffee Table in white lacquer from our Bella Lash Studio project caught the judges eye!!! Here are a few pictures from the awards, and if you wanted to take a look at my favorite pieces…you can find them HERE.
The formal announcement!!
With the dapper Neal Edwards from World’s Away
Sharing my big win with one of my best girlfriends and Shop Ten 25 vendor, Paula Queen with Pyar & Co!
And of course the star of the show, the gorgeous Conrad Coffee Table!!!! A BIG thank you to Melanie Johnson for always capturing my projects with her talented eye and artistic approach!!!
For the second year in a row, Silestone has teamed up with designers from across the country to report on the latest design trends. From inspiring color to creative patterns and inventive textures, the Silestone Trendspotters use their expert eyes to see ahead of the curve. We attended Dwell on Design in LA with Silestone in June. Now I am bringing the hottest trends back to Dallas and sharing my wonderful experience!
Join me tomorrow October 23rd at 5:30pm when I present my favorites, findings and latest kitchen trends at Cosentino Dallas. This event is open and free to attend and you are welcome to come early to look around the center and see all the latest and greatest from Cosentino. Please RSVP to design promoter, Sarah Marek.
Styling coffee tables, side tables and shelving in my client’s homes is one of the final steps to pulling the overall look together. It is the time to bring in personal items and pieces that are unique and colorful. Here are a few styling tips to brighten up that boring table or shelf.
-I use a lot of books, I love the extra color that they add to a space as well as the opportunity to create height and a lived in feel too. If you don’t have many around the house, try stopping by your local discount book store or shopping online sites like amazon.com for great deals on your favorites.
-Trays are also a big favorite, when you want to bring in multiple pieces without creating a junky look, trays are a great way to organize them all in one place!
-Fresh flowers. Ok, so we don’t all live in a soap opera set..but crabbing an affordable bunch of flowers next time you run in the grocery store can really make a difference. Flowers make me happy and I love the way they soften a space!
All images via Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25
The Dallas Morning News recently asked me to chime in on collecting art and how to budget for it. Most of my clients worry about finding art that really pulls the space together without breaking the budget. Not everyone wants to spend a large percentage of their budget on art, so finding pieces that look like a million bucks is always the task. Most of the time we end up using smaller pieces on canvas or even simply framed to make a statement. I love layering with the smaller pieces of art on bookshelves, behind an awkwardly scaled lamp or accessory on a table and even inside nooks that need a bit of color.
“There is no right or wrong way to collect art in my opinion. If you love it, invest in it. And the reality is that something is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it”
Personal pieces are my favorite. Try adding artwork from your children or special pieces that you find out shopping, it really does bring a personal aspect to the space. If you have something laying around but the size isn’t right, frame up your favorite part of the piece and let it take on a whole new look.
Grouping a few of your favorite pieces together is another way to visually fill the space without having to worry about finding a large pieces. It is a great way to add pattern and color within the right scale for a small or oddly shaped space.
Don’t overlook the opportunity to do something custom and unique to you and your space. There are quite a few illustrators and artist that can be found on etsy.com and digging around through Pinterest will also expose you to artist that can create something personal for your space.
Going big can also be fabulous! I love the impact that one or more large scale pieces can make in a room. Going big can be a bit more of an investment, but wow does it look fabulous!!
We have been beyond busy trying to pull our client’s homes together for the upcoming holiday season! When all of the main pieces are in place, it’s time to pull it all together and I love seeing the reaction on our client’s faces when they walk in to see it! Here are a few our favorite pics from our recents projects and the lovely spaces that make it all come together.
We have recently been putting the final touches on Dallas’ Bella Lash Studio and I can’t wait to show off the final look. Here are a few sneak peek images from the installation day, over the top girl glam. We pulled in a few of our favorite mirrored pieces, a little lacquer, tons of metallic accents and the perfect amount of pink, Yes please!