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Home Away From Home

For the past year, we have put our Home Away From Home online design services on hold. We have been so fortunate to have our hands full with so many gorgeous projects, and had to put HAH on the back burner. With the new year and many new changes happening around The Studio, we are finally bringing the service back!!!

So if you live outside of the Dallas area and are looking for a little help pulling your home together, we would love to hear from you! We like to keep it simple, but help you make a big impact on your time frame and as your budget allows.  We provide you with the pieces you need, along with detailed information on how to pull it all together within a few short weeks.  Its the perfect way to get the Studio Ten 25 look. We are only taking a limited number of Home Away From Home projects, so send us an email (abbe@studioten25.com) if your wanting more information.

 

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It’s In The Details

One of our current projects has become ready for the final touches and little details that will help us pull it all together. We have put so much time, love and patience into this home over the past year so the final touches are going to be so fun to work on! We are in the process of finalizing art too, and finding the perfect piece has been an adventure. Here are a few shots of the main living space, all of the pattern & texture work perfectly together so getting the art right is a must!

 

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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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