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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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Pretty Pictures

I thought it would be fun to share a few of the image from our Rue Magazine feature on TheBlog today. I love this home, the bold color layered on classic basics create a stunning space where this young family can relax together and entertain easily too.  Visit Rue Magazine for more details on the home and links for shopping all of the gorgeous pieces!!

 

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Images Via: Heather Hawkins

 

Rue Magazine {7 To Watch in 2015}

When Rue Magazine asked to include one of our latest projects in their Anniversary issue, I about fell over. I have flipped through the online pages of this chic magazine from the day it launched, so to be included in such a special issue was unreal!  Not only is having one of my projects included a great honor, but being named one of their “Top 7 young designers to watch” blew me away. To be included in such a diverse and talented group is special.  We each bring our own flare for design to our projects, and I love seeing how other designers work too.

You must check out the issue, if you haven’t already. And of course take a look at one of our chic and colorful projects too! We loved putting so much love into this young family’s first home together. Gorgeous  navy layered with & gradient grays set the tone for the bold fuchsia, turquoise and deep purple accents that pull each room together.

Don’t forget to check out all of the fabulous pieces, Rue allows you to shop for you favorite pieces directly from their pages!

A HUGE thank you Heather Hawkins for creating such beautiful images, they perfectly reflect the feel of our client’s home.

 

 

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Exciting Details

We recently had one of our spaces photographed for an upcoming publication and I CAN NOT wait to see the end result. So, I thought it would be fun to share a few details from the home until we can show the whole things off!!! All images via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

 

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