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The Fashion Industry {And Its Careers}

Today I’m so excited share that I am once again part of a new publication from Michele M. Granger, who is author of several books about working in design and professor of Fashion and Design at Missouri State University.   I met Michele after she found my interview with Anne Sieder from Pretty Haus years ago.  She liked it so much that she decided to feature it in the Interior Design section of the new edition of “Fashion: The Industry and its Careers”. Now in it’s 3rd edition, “The Fashion Industry and its Careers” is bigger and better. AND, one of our Studio projects now graces the cover of the book!  You can buy a copy HERE & HERE, and if you want to check out any of Michele’s past editions you can find them HERE.




Here is a little more about the book. We are also excited to be featured in the Interior Design section on page 370!!

“The Fashion Industry and Its Careers, 3rd Edition, offers an exploration of the fashion industry – from raw materials to marketing to the ultimate consumer – and explores fashion careers across the board. For each career covered, readers will learn about what to expect on the job, required education and training, and the relationship of the role to the industry as a whole. The third edition is fully updated with recent developments in technology, world economics and globalization and effects on industry sectors and career opportunities. Through current, applied industry information and personal assessments throughout, students gain a critical understanding of what careers match their aptitudes, skill sets, and interests – and how to begin down a path to a successful career in the fashion industry. “

Times Two Design {Lamp Challenge}

When Lauren from Times Two Design asked me to participate in their lamp challenge, I immediately said yes. I have been a huge fan of Times Two’s pieces for a few years now, and knew immediately where I was going to use the lamp. I selected the turquoise mini-slag lamp and it is perfect in our guest room. The timing couldn’t be more perfect and I’m excited to show off the new look!





BEFORE:  The dark bedding was too heavy for the bright room, and the vintage turquoise lamp was just too large for the night stand.  I loved the velvet stripe on the headboard, so keeping that and bring in fresh updates was the plan.






AFTER: A fresh new vibe! I love crisp white bedding, so I mixed in a few pieces from Peacock Alley with Kelly Wearstler’s teal Katana Pillows to brighten it up. Scale is one of the  most important design elements in a space, so it was time to get it right.  A few colorful books, a stunning quartz mounted on brass and colorful art from Cocoa and Hearts helped pull it all together. Now we have a guest room with a super chic night stand and a turquoise slag lamp really bring the wow factor to the room!

















And if your looking for a few chic pieces to add from Times Two Design’s collection, your in luck! Here are a few of our favorites from the line that will make styling any night stand or coffee table a breeze! Trays are the perfect way to bring in a pop of color and are a great place to organize multiple pieces. I’m in love with their acrylic agate trays and have used them a few times in client’s homes.







Boxes also make accessorizing easy. We used this black lacquer box with blue quartz in a client’s entry space to bring in a bold pop of color. Boxes are so easy to layer and look great on top of a stack of books too.






Compact Charm

Small spaces can be tricky and little overwhelming when trying to make the most of the space. When Ligne Magazine asked me to share a few tips on how to make the most of two compact spaces, I was ready to chat! Our client’s small off kitchen dining area and dark narrow entry were a bit of a challenge. But with a few creative moves, we were able to open both spaces up and create a space that our client’s were happy to show off!



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Image: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25 


DHome {Best List}

Being named one of DHome’s Best Designers for 2015 is such a great honor. For the 4th year, I have been included on the Best List along with other fabulous designers. DHome teams up with more than 250 local showrooms each year to select the 99 top experts in the business. I am fortunate to have so many wonderful vendors to work with, without them I would not be able to meet deadlines and pull my client’s homes together so seamlessly.

The latest issue of DHome is on newsstands now, so pick up a copy and check it out!







Fabulous florals

With all of the cold rain, sleet and random snow days here in Texas, we are very ready for Spring! Florals have been on our “yes” list for a few months now, and we have a feeling that they are here to stay for quite a while. Our latest master bedroom project has major flower power. The Designers Guild Orangerie pattern was the jumping off pattern for this room’s color palette. We used the bold floral on the ceiling, and tied it in below with pillows and a custom ottoman! Looking to add a pop of Orangerie to your home? You can find the pillows HERE.









Pretty Powder Bathrooms

Powder baths are one of my favorite little rooms to design. They are the perfect place to go bold with color, a graphic wallpaper and a fabulous mirror. I wanted to share a few of my favorites from recent design projects from The Studio. Each of these is a reflection of our client’s style and aesthetic. When we begin to discuss the overall feel for the powder bath, out client’s aways ask for a space that will impress their guests.


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Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photo for Studio Ten 25

This bachelor pad needed a powder bath that felt modern and minimal. Our client wanted this bathroom to tie in with the rest of his home without going to overboard. We brought in oversized art for color and to emphasize the hight ceilings. Simplistic lighitng and accessories keep the room from feeling to fussy. Most men like to keep it simple!



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Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photo for Studio Ten 25

The gorgeous hardwoods need a little something to bring them to life, and this gold metallic graphic wallpaper does just that. Neutral tones create a soothing space and show off that gorgeous freestanding sink. A few polished nickel scones, acrylic accessories and simplistic mirror keep the space from feeling to busy and allows the wallpaper to be the star.



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Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photo for Studio Ten 25

Lavender grasscloth wallpaper and a mint marbled wallpaper on the ceiling were the perfect compliments to the antique table made vanity. The natural grasscloth brings in just enough texture to balance out all of the tile in the bathroom. The art is now the star of the room and industrial touches complete the rustic chic feel that our client wanted.



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Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photo for Studio Ten 25

The ultimate ladies room! We took this powder bathroom from crusty to chic! The black and white hex tile floor were the first design element that we selected and the room just took shape from there. A touch of leopard, a pop of bold fuchsia and a gold starburst light fixture tie into the rest of the client’s studio space.

Eye Do {Pure Wow}

Loved seeing one of Pure Wow’s editors write up about Lash Maxx on their site today! Caroline received the perfect set of fluffy lashes from our client Claria recently. She of course gushed about how fabulous the experience was and gave Studio Ten 25 a shout out for the gorgeous space too! You can read all about Caroline’s visit to Lash Maxx’s new studio on PURE WOW!!


Here are a few of my favorite shots from the Lash Maxx Studio that will give you the overall feel.  Not much better than black, white, gold and fuchsia accents!!! Of course we had to throw in a little leopard and a few feathers!  Images via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25


Want to see the installation day and how we pulled it all together? Watch it all happen HERE 



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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 ( 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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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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