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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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What’s New {Brass & Blue}

Shop Ten 25 is in major overhaul mode and we are loving all of the fabulous new additions! Brass & Blue is going to be hot this fall and you can find the shimmery metal and sleek hues of blue all through The Shop. Mirrors in bold cobalt, classic gold leafing on tons of pieces and art and accessories to help you pull in both metals and color! Keep an eye out for our new Designer Picks, How-To Videos and many more fabulous ways to be inspired to make a few changes in your home!








Kass Mirror | Luxe Lacquer Box | Dru Brass Lamp| Velvet Stool | Agate Print Pillows

The Right Pink

If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you have been seeing plenty of updates on our Downtown Dallas project. We love the unique and urban location of this town home, and of course we love that our client is requesting pink!!! We have had may conversations on how we want to incorporate the color, and the urban sophisticated shade is the one we both agreed on!

It all started with this Designer’s Guild Orangerie  wallpaper and fabric. We we all over it and after a few brainstorming sessions, the pattern made it’s way to the ceiling of the master bedroom!! Ummm…can you say FABULOUS??!! So maybe it isn’t your “cup of tea”, but when your a successful single gal with no man to put the kibosh on ANYTHING, you just go for it!!! Why not?



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The wallpaper is still being installed throughout the home and today, the leopard wallpaper for the master closet is being finalized!!! Now we just need to get all of those Louboutins up on the shelves!!

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So incase you are wondering what in the world this room is going to look like, here are the fabrics that we pulled to use throughout the room.  Looks bold…and it is…but once we layer this gorgeous pattern with simplistic white bedding and stunning white linen drapes and cornice boards…it will be AMAZING!!


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As if the floral wallpaper and major girl power palette weren’t enough. We had to step it up with one major piece in pink, but the right pink. We used Robert Allen’s Velvet Maze in Cerise. Yes, Cerise. I think it may be my new favorite shade of pink!!!  It’s perfect for this vintage loveseat…I may freak out once my client starts using it!




Instagram – Ones To Watch

I am flattered and really excited when FD Luxe included me on their “Ones To Watch” Instagram accounts of Dallas designers this week! Instagram is one of my favorite social media outlets so being included in a group with the amazing Michelle Nussbaumer, Jan Showers, Gonzolo Bueno, John Bobbitt and Joshua Rice is a huge honor!!!


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You can see more detail on the list HERE and if you aren’t already following Studio Ten 25 on Instagram, we would love to have you join!


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World’s Away {Lifestyle Photo Contest}

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!!!

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House of Rock {Trendspotting Giveaway}

On my recent trip to L.A. as a trendspotter for Silestone & Cosentino we were able to snag a private tour of The House Of Rock show house. I mean, it’s only list for 22 million….no problem coming up with a down payment for that…right!!!  The 10,ooo square foot 1926 English Tudor was previously owned by actress and singer Kathryn Grayson was given a major overhaul and and it’s rooms were  ”rocked” out by fabulous designers like Ralph Pucci and David Bromstad, who’s dining room design was beyond fabulous!!!!

So to celebrate my trip, we are giving away a $100 visa gift card and a $75 gift card to Shop Ten 25 !!  Entering is easy and we will announce a winnner on July 12th!


1. Instagram, facebook or tweet your favorite design trend and include the hashtag #ST25trendspotting,

2. Make sure to tag @studioten25 & @shopten25 too by July 8th so that we can easily find your entry!

3. Tell us why you love the trend your tagging!

4.  We will select our TOP 5 and post them  here on the blog for everyone to see! Once the votes are in, we will announce a winner.  The trend with the most votes will win the $100 gift card and the runner up will win a $75 gift card to Shop Ten 25!


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Something New To Talk About

Tomorrow is the big day for Dallas’ latest furniture showroom opening! Adriana Hoyos is the latest addition to the Dallas Design District and tomorrow they finally open their doors.  I have been working with their showroom manager, Baron Farah on the new DTV set and have fallen in love with their pieces…and Baron isn’t so bad either! Boys knows his stuff and is a blast to work with!

Don’t let their location in the Design District run you off, they are also open to the public!  I love that they even have an in stock and ready to ship program so if you are looking for a killer sofa, dining table or something new for your bedroom you can snag it now! Although they call their pieces “high end”, their prices are affordable and their finish options are GORGEOUS!!!! I have my eye on a few pieces…


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As a furniture designer, Adriana Hoyos has created collections inspired by her native Latin America –dark and vibrant –colored woods, earthy tones and exotic materials- along with an international taste for elegance and simplicity of clean lines. The cornerstone of her inspiration is this melding of global textures and arts. Hoyos’ work has caught the attention of the international press and has been featured in media such as Architectural Digest, Florida Design, Interior Design, Ocean Drive, Hola Decoracion, CNN Espanol and numerous periodicals in the US, Latin America and Europe.

Hospitality design has become a specialty delivering interiors for international hoteliers such as TRUMP, Starwood, Swissotel, Marriott and Hilton.


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The Grafito chair is one of my favorite pieces and makes the perfect lounge chair! I love how the design on the back incorporates the Adriana Hoyos logo too…so sleek and a little sneaky!


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We used the Coco rectangular coffee table in Mink, two of the Chocolate end tables in Champagne and the Carmelo Console table in Mink on The DTV set.  We love the pieces so much that we went back for the Cafe Sofa in a white lacquer to use in the opening for D The Broadcast!


Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25 



Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25 



Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25 

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It’s In The Details

Making it to the end of a project and seeing it all come together is one of the best feelings to me. We recently photographed one of the latest Studio projects and I couldn’t wait to share the details.  My client has a fabulous collection of Chinese Art Deco Rugs. The rugs are a mix of vibrant colors, and traditional motifs, and completely bold. They command your attention as well as a need for bold color and fabulous accessories!  So we brought simplistic basics with all of the furniture and tied it all together with the pillows, lighting and little details around the house. Can’t wait to share this one!


















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D TV {The Set}

I am ecstatic to finally share a few photos from my latest project! I’ve never created a set for a TV show before, so designing the new set of D Living and D: The Broadcast brought on a lot of new, unexpected challenges for me.  I was glued to the TV yesterday morning to see the two new shows launch and of course to check in on the set that has been a major part of my new year!









I wanted the set’s Living Space to feel cozy and contemporary. But more importantly, I wanted it to have the “D” look that their readers have grown to love and expect.  One of my favorite elements is this custom modular sofa from JC’s Upholstery Dallas, we spend many hours pulling the details together and I am in LOVE with it!  The Amli Lemon and Key Aqua pillows from The Rug Company add some fun color and texture and I love that they are a bit oversized too.  We got the perfect coffee table and side tables from Adriana Hoyos and I can’t wait for the new showroom to open in The Dallas Design District this month!  The stunning silk artwork from Dallas artist Megan Adams Brooks adds a sophisticated burst of color (P.S. her prints and pillows are now available at Shop Ten 25).





The area between the Living Space and Kitchen needed some love, so we installed a great accent wall from Total Design & Mfg Dallas.  And you know no room is complete without a gorgeous rug, so we brought in the Catella rug from The Rug Market  to pull it all together.







We also created a Talk Table area for the hosts. I know this is my first Talk Table and all, but I think this table from Adriana Hoyos looks fantastic in this space. The ladies look fabulous in front of the new downtown Dallas backdrop, I love the big red “D” logo too! And you know I had to throw in a few antlers, this time they are painted a silver metallic and were the perfect finishing touch to dress the coffee table.






This sleek, ultra-modern kitchen from Poggenpohl Dallas looks great, and we added some finishing touches to make it feel more lived in (and a little less sterile). Now local chefs have a place to whip up a yummy meal and show us all of their inside tricks!








D The Broadcast  airs at 9 a.m.  and D Living at 10am weekdays on KTXD/Channel 47, which is also on U-Verse, DirecTV, and Dish Channel 47; Time Warner Channel 24; Verizon Channel 18 and Charter Channel 22. You can watch the show on KTXD’s website and take a look at the opening HERE…the ladies look gorgeous and so does that fabulous Adriana Hoyos sofa!!!  You can also see Tim Rogers review of the first show HERE…make sure you pay close attention to the part where he says “the sets looked great, especially the kitchen.”  I may not have gotten a shout out, but I am on cloud nine to see that the set is getting great reviews!!!


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How To Go Rustic Glam

I know I throw the term Rustic Glam around quite a bit. Maybe it’s because I have a serious outdoorsman for a husband and it’s my way of finding a middle ground, especially since I tend to lean towards the girly glam side of things.

A true rustic interior tends to be a bit too “lodge-y” for me but I do love the textural furniture, dark, earthy colors, exposed beams and a mounded deer head in small doses. A rustic look can be cozy and clean, but it can go junky cabin in no time. When I say rustic glam, I am refering to a  subtle, sophisticated yet still cozy interior that appeals to the outdoor lover as well as a self professed glamour girl. I can totally appreciate the outdoor touches, but I’m just not willing to go “cabin in a box” if you know what I mean.

I thought it would be fun to share a few key points that will help you bring in the rustic look while still keeping your love of modern, classic or traditional in check. Here are  a few ways to bring in the rustic glam!


Brining in wood elements is the most obvious way to add a few rustic touches to your room.  I love all of the glitzy interpretations of birch, driftwood and Aspen trees out there today. The look can be a fabulous “wood” look or you can always pull the trigger on a real driftwood table or console.


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Image Via: Nautical Cottage  Similar Table HERE  and  HERE 




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Solid Linen or a fun “rustic” print fabric are a few of my favorite ways to bring in the rustic glam look. Simple solid linens and nubby cottons area great basics but what about adding a fun yet sophisticated antler print?  If upholstering your existing or new pieces in a bold pattern isn’t your thing, try bringing in a print with your draperies or accent pillows.  I love this Antler  fabric from  Eric Cohler for Lee Jofa is one of my favorites!!  You can go simple by using it as an accent pillow or bold with drapes!


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A little walk in the woods or a touch of faux bois never hurt anyone…or any room!  My husband gave me a HUGE high five after I had the accent wall of our dining room done in Cole & Sons Woods Wallpaper.  It is a sophisticated rustic glam look that keeps the dining room from being too formal. It is one of the first rooms you see when you walk into our home, I love the impact it makes.


Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25


We also used Phillip Jeffries GORGEOUS  metallic woods grasscloth boutique dressing room. We were going for a rustic glam look and it was the perfect way to go a little rustic without being too masculine . You can see more of this gorgeous boutique in the latest issue of House of Fifty.


Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25



This faux bois rug looks great in this large open entry space. Rugs are a great way to bring in texture and pattern without being to theme-y.  I love how this rug is casual but still works with the more sophisticated antique pieces and architecture of the home.

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Image Via: Talk of The House  Rug Via: Shop Ten 25

Bringing in touches of fur or hide  is one of my favorite ways to go rustic glam. There are tons of faux and real options out there to choose from as well as pieces that can go more girly if you don’t want your room to feel like a dude ranch. One of my latest faux fur obsessions is from Peacock Alley, I adore the Lucca and Bella pieces that they have!

The Lucca is a softer blend of chocolate and taupe  while the Bella has a bit more depth and texture.  I love how they toned down the girly glam bed that I styled for Peacock Alley’s Designer challenge.





We also used the Bella throw in a super masculine and rustic master bedroom project.  Again, the texture was perfect and really did warm up the space. It looks great with the custom Walnut bed and red accents that my client wanted.





And for the hide lovers, there are also tons of options out there. A cowhide rug, upholstered stool or throw pillows are easy ways to bring in the rustic element without going over board.   The metallic hides are some of my favorites and a perfect rustic glam mix.  You can find a few fun options HERE and HERE.




And I saved the best for last, cowhide pillows. I am a sucker for a fabulous and these graphic cowhide gems are from the hide master himself, Kyle Bunting!


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