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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!



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.

RU 1 option


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.

RU option 2 -


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

Shop Ten 25 Has Been Stylyzed


Stylyze is a fun new way to bring color into your life. Stylyze lets you to create beautiful Styleboards that can help you pull together all of your favorite pieces of inspiration by color and style.

Stylyze has partnered with industry leading paint companies, product companies (Like Horchow & Crate & Barrel) , and boutique companies (Including Shop Ten 25) with fabulous products so that you can bring your inspiration to life! Shopping for products online should be fun and personal. You should be able to shop by color, and get intelligent recommendations that match your personal style. Compare products in your own workspace. Chat with your family and friends about options. Purchase concepts that inspire you.

Stylyze is about transformation and will change the way you shop online by making every shopping experience personal. Hope on over and check it out! Setting up an account is easy and I love how quickly they pull color palettes together! Here are a few of the style boards from Shop Ten 25!




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Frame Of Mind

Seeing others create amazing looks with Shop Ten 25 pieces always makes me happy. Recently, the gorgeous Maya from The MCB Project has been creating killer collages for her “Frame Of Mind” series we are blown away! Here is my favorite look, of course I am drawn to the bold color, chic graphics and that yummy yellow outfit!


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One Piece Two Ways {Circles}

op2w-blue and yellow





Ondulation Silk Rug

BOHO CHIC: 1. Kiss The Sky Art Print  2. Little Print  3. Happy Flowers  4. Shelly Table Lamp  5. Blue End Table  6. Garfias Chair  7. Isla Pillow  8. Crewelwork Pillow  9. Orimon Pillow

TRIBAL INSPIRED: 10. Abstract Art Print  11. Elephant Art Print  12. Bandeau Table Lamp  13. Zebra Citrine Pillow  14. Multi Square Pillow  15. Tangerine Pillow  16. Blair Side Table  17. Gio Chair

Puppy Paintings

I recently had the opportunity to work with Dallas pet portrait artist Melissa Smith for a custom portrait of Caddo & Ivy. When we began to work together on a portrait of Caddo & Ivy I knew that I wanted them sitting pretty on my favorite piece in our home. Our ivory croc velvet sofa is one of the first things you see when you walk into our home and the girls are not allows on it. I had a hard time getting them to pose but once we finally got the shot, Melissa began to do her thing! She perfectly captured the quirky little head tilt and funny facial expression of my puppy dogs.




My favorite part of the process was when she would send update images! It’s fun to see how the piece transforms and how she creates the details that make each puppy dog look like themselves.  Her BLOG is a must, I love seeing each piece transform. She captured every detail and a few of my favorite details are the feathering on Caddo and of course Ivy’s “what” face.  My FAVORITE part…knowing that 10% of the cost of this piece goes to support the non-proffit pet rescue of my choice, what a wonderful thing!  Having a custom piece of the girls in our home is something I will always cherish. Even when we our lives take us to new homes and when things began to change, I will always have this fabulous piece! There will be nothing better than my fur babies sitting on my favorite sofa!





















Color Crush {Coral & Turquoise}

We recently finished pulling this fabulous Dallas 30′s Bungalow together and have been swooning over the photo shoot  images from Melanie Johnson!  The multiple shades of turquoise and coral kept the home sophisticated while the fun art and accessories brought in tons of texture and ramped up the chic factor.  So in honor of our latest project obsession, we wanted to share a few of our favorite pieces.  I am in LOVE with the turquoise Diana necklace from Brighthouse Baubles & as a matter of fact I rocked my yesterday (THANK YOU AMY!!). I can imagine my client lounging around in her new home  in a billowy white dress, the Diana necklace around her neck and of course lounging on her new Kaori pillow!  Although I’m pretty sure she is curled up on her new sofa with her hubby and puppy dog…I secretly dream that each of my client’s dress for their home!
Turquoise & Coral


Top Left: Brighthouse Baubles Diana Necklace   Middle Left: Clarke & Clarke’s Indira Wallpaper   Room Image: Studio Ten 25  Bottom Left: Benjamin Moore “Oceanfront”  Bottom Middle: Benjamin Moore” Crazy For You”  Bottom Right: Pyar & Co Kaori  Pink Pillow

One Piece Two Ways {Climbing Leopard}

The latest edition of Modern Luxury Texas Interiors Magazine is out on news stands. I’m excited that they asked me how I would spruce up my space for summer if money was no object. I have been obsessed with Diane Von Furstenberg’s Climbing Leopard Rug from The Rug Company for a while…now I just need that money tree to pop up in our back yard!!  So in honor of this gorgeous rug, I thought it would be fun to pull together two looks to compliment the rug. A masucline feel that is sophisticated, modern and sleek and a fun feminine look with bold pops of color and playful pieces.



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TRC Leopard




1. Agate Fuchsia  2. Agate Teal  3. Cleo Table Lamp  4. Bagua Table  5. Gustav Leather Chair  6. Blue/Cream Pillow  7. Ombre Taupe Pillow  8. Indica Pillow


9. True Art Print  10. Framed Abstract Art  11. Ananas Table Lamp  12. Jujubee Pink Pillow   13. Citron Embroidered Pillow  14. Zahara Pillow  15. Glass & Iron Side Table  16. Delphine Accent Chair

Weekend Window {Citrus Splash }

Summer time  is in full swing down here in Dallas! The long, hot and muggy days are not going away anytime soon and the “cold fronts” are laughable at times. So today’s Weekend Window will hopefully inspire you to mix a cold drink on a chic shaded patio. Or, maybe you will be inspired to brighten up your own patio!



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1. Fetish Art Print  2. Orange Lacquered Boxes  3. Abstract Art Print   4. Green Apple Table Lamp  5. Faceted Glass Bowl  6. Gold Leafed Bar Cart  7. Boho Arista Pillow  8. Green Wishbone Chair  9. Lime Green Rug  10. Orange Tile Pillow  11. Florida State Pillow  12. Chotu Orange Pillow

Get The Look {Library Inspired}

I love this library from the 41st Annual Cathedral Antique Show in 2012. It was designed by  Lindsey Coral Harper from Lindsey Coral Harper Interiors . Her jumping-off point for the room was the Eskayel Madagascar rug from Doris Leslie Blau!  The Madagascar rug is made from Banana Silk! So if a silk rug is out of your price point, a rug made from Banana Silk will give you that gorgeous silk sheen without breaking the bank.  The banana leaf fibers are mixed synthetic fibers that help to accentuate the detail of the design. You can see more pieces made from Banana Silk HERE.


Now on to this gorgeous library…Lindsey was going for a rich, jewel-toned room, glossy from floor to ceiling. And how about that gorgeous deep plum pink paint color that she pulled from the carpet?  The color is Mulberry by Benjamin Moore and since the rug had other rich colors and a lot of platinum, she used black and white to balance it.  Of course this gorgeous room was perfect for our GET THE LOOK series and with a rug as gorgeous as this, we had to pull it all together!



GTL Library



GTL-Antique cathedral





1. Zanadoo Brass Chandelier  2. Pheasant Eye Curtain  3. Succulent Wall Art  4. Aloe Root Wall Art  5. Gord Table Lamp  6. Baroque Storage Box  7. Alessandria Bowl  8. Violet Dresser   9. Bengal Bazaar Pillow  10. Double Snake Linen Pillow  11. Sand Leather Chair  12.Eskayel Madagascar rug from Doris Leslie Blau  13. Emmy Brass Tray  14. Bombay Hurricanes  15. Jujubee Pink Pillow  16. Turkish Delight Pillow  17. Kaori Purple Pillow