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Southern Charm {Before & After}

I love looking back at images from the beginning stages of a project, they always remind me of how so many small and even large details can make a major difference.  Today. I wanted to share a few  BEFORE & AFTER spaces from our Cottages & Bungalow’s “Southern Charm” feature.

 

BEFORE: THE FRONT PORCHThe basics were here, but since this is the front “room” you see as you approach the home. I love how open and roomy this porch is, but it just needed to be pulled together.  The oversized canvas porch swing is perfect for taking a lazy nap on weekends or for extra seating when entertaining.

 

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AFTER: A few oversized pillows made with Perennials outdoor fabric bring in texture, pattern and color to the area. They also make the wood seating a bit more cozy when sitting for longer periods of time.  Custom outdoor linen with bold sequins and beading brought in a bit of glitz and glam to the space while a metallic leather ottoman is the perfect place to prop your feet up!

 

 

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Here’s The Issue {Southern Charm}

The latest issue of Cottages & Bungalow’s Magazine  is on news stands now,  and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see one of Studio Ten 25′s projects featured! Who can resist a little Southern Charm? An interior designer (me) and a wardrobe stylist (my client), what a combination!! I think that is what makes this home so special to me. I learned so many things from her, and her perspective on design opened my eyes to how easily fashion and interiors can work together. Our shopping trips together were epic, and it is amazing what can happens in a space when you just let go and don’t force each and every detail.

This Dallas prairie style home had all of the space, natural light and architectural details that our client wanted.  She is a wardrobe stylist and personal shopper here in Dallas as I mentioned earlier, so she has a great eye for stylish pieces and loves taking risks with color and texture.  We spent months shopping for just the right rugs, lighting and accessories to compliment the home and making it a place that reflected her personality and style.  The result is a fashion forward home that screams southern charm!

Narrowing it down to my favorite pieces or favorite room in the home is not an easy task. There are so many special custom pieces and unique details throughout the entire home. If your out and about, pick up a copy and take it all in! We share tips for using bold color and how to layer texture with art and accessories too. The feature also give you a better insight to the changes we made throughout the home without compromising all of the gorgeous architectural details.

 

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Sweet Dreams

Baby Corinne’s nursery is finally complete and we are preparing to photograph the space soon. I wanted to share a little sneak peek of the room with a few of the final touches before it receives the full glamour treatment. With soft blush pink walls,  modern furniture & plenty of special details baby Corinne will hopefully make the transition from Mom & Dad’s room soon!  I promise to share the final images of the room and before and after shots once we have them!

And P.S., that is a mirrored bird mobile you see on the right side of the images!!! It is so baby chic!

 

 

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Workin’ It

Home offices have become a major part of the way we live these days, and they are always on the “to-do” list of our clients. We love designing home offices for our clients, its a great way to create a look and feel that is an extension of the home. Home offices can be a challenge, because they always require we thought out storage and function solutions.

This home office was designed for one of our bachelors. He needed a place that was easy to work in and he didn’t want dark & heavy pieces, so that was a challenge when it came to concealing clutter.  We used pieces from Room & Board to create an L-shaped table desk. I love the crisp white marble tops and modern metal legs. We added storage units on wheels that will make it easy for him to access files and office supplies. A sleek bookshelf brings in a bit of warmth and style, while adding a bit of storage for printer paper and pieces that he may need access to on a regular basis.  Here is the overall look that we presented to him.

 

 

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BEFORE: This room was just used as a bit of a catch all room. Nothing fancy, but loads of potential and we were ready to make the best off the soaring windows, natural light and fabulous Dallas views!  The perfect blank slate if you ask me!

 

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AFTER: A modern & masculine home office that gives our client plenty of room to spread out and place to store the clutter that can take over an office. And, now he can leave the office door open without being ashamed of what visitors will see as they walk by the room! I LOVE the art from Natural Curiosities, the book collection is the perfect way to add a bit of color, simplicity and an office feel.  Thank you Melanie Johnson for the fabulous images!

 

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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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The Little Things {Guest Room Ready}

This time of year we have quite a few house guests that stay with us through the holiday season. Getting the guest room ready so that our guests feel at home is pretty easy to do with a few simple changes.  Our clients have become more aware of the importance of making their guest feel at home too. So they often request that we bring in a few easy pieces to help them feel at home when visiting.

This guest room began with basics like white & grey, and then we layered it with bold pillows & art. We then added a chic throw blanket to keep with the tonal grey palette and a linen chair int he corner for guest to sit if needed. I love the casual linen bedding too, the pieces are easy to wash and look great with a little wrinkle.  They make the bedding low maintenance, yet still comfortable for visitors.

You can shop the pieces from this gorgeous grey guest room from the links here:

Grey Greek Key Throw Blanket | Grey Cow Hide Dresser | Grey Linen Accent Chair (similar) | Suzani Hermes Pillows | Navy Fretwork Pillow | Watercolor Art (similar) | Linen Bedding

 

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Images Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

Good Housekeeping {My Go-To Paint Color}

Good Housekeeping reached out to a handful of designers and asked us to share our favorite go-to paint colors. Selecting the perfect paint color for your space can be a challenge, but with these simple neutrals you will be inspired to get going on that paint project you have been putting off.

 

My go-to neutral, Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter. We used this sophisticated color in the Sorority House remodel a few months ago. It works great with multiple color palettes and I love the grey undertone!

 

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Images Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

Classic Backsplash

When our clients are ready to update their kitchen, the backsplash is always my favorite selection in the specification process. Do we go bold? Stay classic and simple? Or mix in a bit of both? I say both!

This Lucian Arabesque glass tile from Ann Sacks is the best of both. It bring in a bold pattern, yet the simplistic white glass finish keeps it from taking over the entire kitchen. We have used this pattern in the glass as well as the ceramic and I love how different it looks in both finishes.

 

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Images Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

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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