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Our Latest Art Project

Other than pillows, art has become one of my favorite items to select for our design projects! Art can make a fabulous focal point in a room with bold pattern & color, or it can be a simplistic pieces that pulls the overall look together too. I love the versitility that it can bring to a space and when selecting the right piece for a client, there are so many factors to consider.

 

I stumbled across Andrea Pramuk on Pinterest a few weeks ago and knew that her pieces were perfect for the dining room of this bachelor pad!  Working with local artists is something I love to do and being able to support the Texas art community is important to me as a designer. Andrea is based out of Austin, TX and her work is beyond gorgeous!!  She mixes watercolor, oil, alcohol inks and cold wax to create her pieces, I love the depth and softness that she creates!

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Scale, color, texture and pattern are the main points to consider when selecting art. Since my projects tend to be layered with bold color and texture, the right piece of art is always the one thing that I obsess over. We recently began work on an Uptown Dallas bachelor pad and our client was immediately drawn to the pieces we selected for his space. Warm tonal colors keep the rooms sophisticated, while the playful watercolor patterns bring in a casual feel to avoid being a bit stuffy!  Most of the bachelors that I work with do not gravitate toward a ton of bold color and pattern, so layering the space with the right piece of art is always the best approach.

We needed two large scale pieces to really make an impact in the open dining room, and “Currents” was our favorite by far. Andrea was able to help us create the custom sizes we needed, being able to mirror the pieces made the overall look a bit more interesting while still being clean and tasteful!

 

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Here are a few of my favorite pieces from Andrea’s collection. If you are in the market for something unique and need to work with custom sizing, her selection is huge! From soft blush pinks and spring pastels to bold and deep blues and plums, there is sure to be something that catches your eye!

 

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Metallic Mix Up {2014 Trends}

Design trends for 2014 will be bold, shimmery and beyond chic. I love the mix of metallics in lighting and accessories. I think you will begin to see more metal mixing where gold and silver can coexist together making rooms more visually interesting. I love how the right mix of metallics compliment any aesthetic and keep spaces from falling flat.  Whether you lean towards minimal metallic accents or prefer to be bold with your metals, there are plenty of metallics to choose from in 2014. Here are a few of our favorites!  And keep an eye out for more of our favorite design trends in 2014 over the next few weeks!

Metallic Hide Trend

 

1. Gold Iron Mirror  2. Blossom Pendant  3. Equine Watercolor  4. Tortoise Lamp  5. Bamboo Bar Cart  6. Metallic Cow Hide

 

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Style Me Pretty {Fretwork Pillows}

Style Me Pretty’s Project Sofa is in full swing and is giving away a sofa from Social Society!! I was super excited to see that Kristin Jackson from Hunted Interiors included Shop Ten 25′s Fretwork Pillows in her look book!  The bloggers and designers they asked to pull looks together rocked it out too! So head on over to share or pin  you favorite HERE… and if you can’t wait to get your hands on Shop Ten 25′s Fretwork Pillow, you can find a few options HERE!!

 

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Love The Look {Green With Envy}

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GOING GREEN – GET THESE GORGEOUS PIECES

1. Saturn Starburst Chandelier  2. True Lime Art Print  3. Foley Green Lacquer Lamp  4. Emma Green Lacquer Dresser  5. Quatrefoil Emerald & Navy Pillow  6. Mani Emerald Pillow  7. Vintage Chinoiserie Sofa  8. Lola Quartz Side Table  9. DVF Climbing Leopard Rug

A Little Chic For Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, I love the time spent with my family and hearing my Grandma float around the house singing her favorite carols. Every family has their traditions, special decorations and ways they like to celebrate Christmas and today I thought I would share a few of them!

While visiting clients over the past week, I have been in awe of their gorgeous Christmas trees, decorations and special touches that make their home super chic for the season!  So today I am sharing a few of my favorite space, I love seeing the nontraditional color palettes they have chosen. They are chic yet still give you the warm fuzzies when hanging out.

 

I love the mix of purples, silver and white at Lash Maxx! The way she keeps her color palette cohesive with her space looks super chic and I seeing the new pieces that she adds each year to her decorations.


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A touch of orange and turquoise mixed with a flocked Christmas tree create a  chic Christmas look in my client’s formal living room!  I may have to place our tree in our front window next year, I love seeing a gorgeous tree sparkling through a window!   With large orange bulbs, monarch butterflies, gold graphic pieces and turquoise touches this tree is one of my favorites! The mantel in the room is dressed with real evergreen garland and given a chic look with oversize pinecones, gold leafed antlers and topped off with gemstones and agates!!

 

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This eclectic yet chic living space is one of my favorites. I love the playful and modern color palette and geometric baubles in the garland and around the room. The bottle brush trees and vintage deer collection on the mantle keep the look playful and I’m sure a favorite of the kids!.

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The Glam Pad {Orchid}

Now that Pantone has named Radiant Orchid as 2014′s color of the year, we are seeing the gorgeous color pop up everywhere!  This past year, we designed a girly glam lash extension studio here in Dallas, and I LOVE that we used a gorgeous lavender color throughout the space! The Glam Pad recently featured the project on her blog and so I thought it would be fun to share the feature as well as a few of our favorite projects that pop with purple!!

 

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More Trending {High Point Market}

Today I wanted to show off a few more of my favorite trends that I spotted at High Point Market. Last week I showed off a few of my favorite hide pieces as well as a little animal magnetism.  I love how manufactures are consitantly coming up with ways to take classic lines, shapes and functional pieces that have always been available, yet make them new and fresh.

Lacquer was everywhere at market this fall, yet it didn’t come across as cheap and cheesy like it can easily do. Sleek finishes in bold colors and sophisticated styles caught my eye. Lacquer brightens up a pieces and it brings in just the right amount of reflectivity to any room.

 

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1. Anna Green Lacquer Bar Cart  2.Foley Lacquered Lamp  3. Estelle Orange Lacquered Tray  4. Gold Lacquer Lago Chair

 

Color trends have been the big deal, especially since Pantone names a color of the year keeping the design world on its toes. Purple, teal and emerald green were big color players at market this year but purple was by far my favorite. I love how it varied from soft and chic lavenders to rich warm plums. Purple looks great in all tones and even as a monochromatic look but I love it most in small doses.

 

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1. Bella Vetro Purple Chandelier  2. Art Print  3. Voyage Plum Rug  4. Chair  5. Indica Lavender Pillow  6. Kaori Pillow

Love From Lonny

The November issue of Lonny Magazine is up online and SHOP TEN 25′s Frigg Mirror was included as one of Executive Editor, Irene Edward’s favs! I love her glitzy glam selections, she is a lady after my own heart!!  Head on over and check out the issue and don’t forget to spot our Frigg Mirror on page 50!!

And if you are looking for a few glitzy glam pieces to brighten up your home, our Hollywood Glam “Shop The Look” section in The Shop!
 

 

 

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Buying A Rug {Expert Tips}

When the Vivant asked me to share a few tips on selecting the right rug for your space, I was really excited to chime in!

If you have ever undertaken decorating a room, you have likely asked yourself: “What size rug should I buy?” Well, I focused on the top questions that we receive from our clients at Studio Ten 25 and hopefully you find a few tips that will help you along the way!

“Choosing the right rug size for your space can be challenging because the task alone brings up so many questions. What size is the right size for my room? Will this pattern be too much or just right? Do I really want to spend this much on a rug or go with a smaller size to save money?”

See the entire article HERE on The Vivant’s Website!

 

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Golden Glow

I love the warm golden light from the sun that fall brings. And when seasons change, so do the colors that make each one of them warm, bright or cozy. Fall is my favorite season! I love unpacking my boots from storage, adding mums and pumpkins to our front porch and the smell of leaves as the began to fall from the trees. A warm golden yellow instantly reminds me of fall and I am considering adding a few pops of the happy yet cozy color to our home this season.

So in honor of this fabulous yellow room and flirty floral accents, we thought it would be fun to pull a few pieces together to inspire you. Mixing traditional pieces with modern, colorful and eclectic pieces can help you create a space that feels collected and comfortable.


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1. Baubles Art Print  2. Carved Anenome Vase  3. Lavible Dot Pillow  4. Geo Tangerine Pillow  5. Citrine & Blue Ikat Pillow  6. Yuma Disc Vases  7. Peacock Lacquered Wood Tray  8. Yellow Submarine Lamp Finial

 

 

 

And if the monochromatic yellow color scheme isn’t bold enough for you, here are a few fun pieces that can compliment while still staying flirty with florals.

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1. Jardin Panel  2. Cordova Lamp  3. London Chair  4. Ginger Jars  5. Decorative Boxes  6. End Table  7. Fortune Garden Stool  8. Ojai Pillow  9. Ikat Pillow