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Framing

We have been working on a few finishing touches for a few client’s homes over the past few weeks. I love selecting the perfect frame for all of the great art that we have been collecting for them, and now things are finally coming together! From accent pieces to large scale groupings, the right frame can really help to pull it all together and bring a little glitz to the room.

We recently picked up these gorgeous pieces and I can not wait to see them installed! Here are a few sneak peeks of the pieces that we are working with! With Christmas quickly approaching, it’s time to get these beauties up on the wall before Santa visits!

 

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The Little Things {Guest Room Ready}

This time of year we have quite a few house guests that stay with us through the holiday season. Getting the guest room ready so that our guests feel at home is pretty easy to do with a few simple changes.  Our clients have become more aware of the importance of making their guest feel at home too. So they often request that we bring in a few easy pieces to help them feel at home when visiting.

This guest room began with basics like white & grey, and then we layered it with bold pillows & art. We then added a chic throw blanket to keep with the tonal grey palette and a linen chair int he corner for guest to sit if needed. I love the casual linen bedding too, the pieces are easy to wash and look great with a little wrinkle.  They make the bedding low maintenance, yet still comfortable for visitors.

You can shop the pieces from this gorgeous grey guest room from the links here:

Grey Greek Key Throw Blanket | Grey Cow Hide Dresser | Grey Linen Accent Chair (similar) | Suzani Hermes Pillows | Navy Fretwork Pillow | Watercolor Art (similar) | Linen Bedding

 

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Images Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

Classic Backsplash

When our clients are ready to update their kitchen, the backsplash is always my favorite selection in the specification process. Do we go bold? Stay classic and simple? Or mix in a bit of both? I say both!

This Lucian Arabesque glass tile from Ann Sacks is the best of both. It bring in a bold pattern, yet the simplistic white glass finish keeps it from taking over the entire kitchen. We have used this pattern in the glass as well as the ceramic and I love how different it looks in both finishes.

 

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Images Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

When in doubt {Ikea}

Looking for a little Ikea inspiration? We love seeing how chic their pieces can be, especially when you are on a budge. We used the Malm Dresser in a client’s master bedroom and made a few small changes to glam it up!

This master bedroom is one of our favorites and it came together without blowing our client’s budget. The Malm Dresser from Ikea was a great price point and since we needed a simple black dresser without spending a ton of money, it was perfect. After splurging on the white silk headboard, custom velvet drapes and stunning wallpaper, we had to get creative.

We had a custom mirror cut for the top of the dress to give it a more custom look. The acrylic pulls from Anthropologie were the perfect way to step up the glam and bring in a little more function too.

You can see more Ikea Malm pieces that make a great impact in a room HERE!!!

 

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All images: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

Before & After {Chic Sitting Room}

I had the pleasure of filming a before & after segment with TV Host  Hilary Kennedy that It was going to run on a new Dallas-based TV show but unfortunately, the show never made it on air. But, that doesn’t mean that I can’t share the segment and show off the fun before and after look in my own sitting room!

Before & After : Easy updates using your own pieces from Abbe Fenimore on Vimeo.

 

 

Here are a few images of the room before and after the updates as well as an inside look of the shoot!! And of course we wouldn’t leave you hanging on where to snag these gorgeous pieces!

 

Watercolor Pheasant Prints | Gold Leafed Coffee Table  | Amethyst Lamps | Hummingbird Alexander McQueen Pillows | Antler Box

 

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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

 

Emerald Accents

We have had our hands full with installations and long to-do lists the past few weeks.  Seeing pieces make it to their new home always makes us happy, and I know our clients are happy the wait is over! This guest room has come together little by little over the past few months. Unfortunately it has taken a back seat to the other rooms in the home, but now we are finally pulling it together! I love the black and white color palette that we started with and with the addition of the emerald green accent color, it is really starting to look fabulous!!

 

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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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Fall Look Book {Shop Ten 25}

It’s here!!! The 2014 Fall lookbook for Shop Ten 25 is live! We have pulled together a handful of fabulous tips, inspiration and included a few of our vendors and favorite designers to help us get your home ready for fall. When I started Shop Ten 25 in 2008 with a $100 e-commerce template, I had no idea that it would take off and become a huge part of my life. We are still a small exclusively online boutique, and I love that I am able to fill The Shop with pieces that I love and would actually use in my own home.

We hope you enjoy the lookbook, and we look forward to bringing you more inspiration and design tips as the seasons change!  I have to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our amazing vendors that keep us inspired and of course to all of the designers out there that work with us to bring great style to their own clients.

And now….it’s time to show it off!!!

 

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Little Hipsters {Checking In}

We are getting close to finalizing the installation at Dallas’ new children’s boutique, Little Hipsters. The wallpaper is up, the draperies are hug and the custom fixtures are in place. I am in love with all of the fun details throughout the space and can’t wait to see all of the chic little dresses and t-shirts fill the space!! Here are a few pictures of the latest progress.

 

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