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!!
Now that fall has arrived and the warmer summer temperatures are beginning to cool down a bit, it is time to start thinking about updating your home for the new season! Making small changes throughout your home without completely redecorating can be easily accomplished. Peacock Alley has been my go-to resources for linens and bedding when working with our design clients. So when they asked me to show of our master bedroom fall updates using their new Braga collection, I jumped at the chance!!!
You can see all of at the fabulous BEFORE & AFTER details on the Peacock Alley blog today. And if you are looking for something easy that can transition you into fall easily, the Braga collection is perfect!! All of the pieces that we used in our fall updates are linked on the post and you can even snag Shop Ten 25′s new Glamazon Lamp too!!!
BEFORE: Our summer bedding is bright and light weight. I love that we can easily change out a few pieces to warm up the space and create a few more layers for the chilly fall temps!
AFTER: I love the addition of the Braga collection pieces for fall. The king shams and king blanket bring in a casual look and the linen with frayed edges is beyond fabulous!!! The gorgeous agate Glamazon lamps, a few new throw pillows and that gorgeous turquoise mohair throw blanket really bring in the cozy! Don’t cha think?
The Alpha Delta Pi Sorority House at The University of North Texas was in serious need of an update. And, of course we are super excited to see the transformation featured on Seventeen.Com this week!!
When the sorority contacted me to help with their remodel, I knew this was a project that I had to consider. After doing a walk through and going through the to-do list, I knew it was going to be a fit. Sorority house are typically designed with a more traditional color palette and lots dark heavy furniture to accommodate all of the members. My sorority house in college was the same, a mix of random pieces that didn’t fit the space properly. This house was no different when we started the design plan and the oversized and worn out furniture really needed an updated.
The girls wanted a modern and bright color palette that worked with the official azure blue and white colors of the sorority. The entry was dark and didn’t have any personality. We painted all of the trim a soft white and used an updated greige paint color to brighten up the dark space. Clarke & Clarke Augustus wallpaper in azure blu perfectly mixes the traditional trellis pattern with a modern feel that the girls were going for.
Take a look at the BEFORE & AFTER transformation of the common areas of the house. Images Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25
FORMAL DINING ROOM / KITCHEN BEFORE
The kitchen was the biggest update in the house. We removed the wall that separated the formal dining room and the kitchen to allow for larger groups and events. We decided to incorporate a large center island with built in storage and plenty of seating for them to entertain as well as gather for meals during the day. New pantry lockers provide each of the girls that live in the house a place to store groceries. Updated appliances, new built in china cabinets and sleek cornice boards were also elements that helped to pull the large space together.
FORMAL DINING ROOM AFTER
MAIN LOUNGE AREA BEFORE
In the main lounge area, we needed to incorporate plenty of seating in the main lounge area as well as storage and pieces that could be easily moved around to accommodate different groups. We started with a completely new floor plan for the room by relocating the existing TV from the corner to the side wall. This allowed us to open up the room and bring in a seating arrangement that allowed the ladies to conduct meetings, hang out or host events. Accent chairs, x benches and an ottoman coffee table brings in plenty of extra seating and allows for great conversation with larger groups. All of the finishes and fabrics are durable and with the azure blue front and center, the girls can have pride in their sorority with out going overboard on the sorority’s symbols and colors.
LOUNGE AREA AFTER
I love when our clients are open to going bold with the spaces in their home. We have been working on the living room, master, entry and roof top patio for this fabulous Dallas Farmer’s Market town home (can’t wait to share), but the guest room has been our latest room to pull together. The graphic Kelly Wearstler Channels wallpaper was the first thing we started with. We knew that we wanted a basic black and white color palette, but didn’t really get much past that at the time. How do you make something so aggressive work…you just go for it really.
So, here are a few of the installation photos of the room so far. Next week will be a big install week at the house and I can’t wait to show off the WOW details that this guest room will have!
How is it Wednesday already? We have been working on quite a few awesome projects over the past few weeks, so my poor blog has been a bit neglected. I think it’s only fitting that I go big with a new project installation video, don’t you?
If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you have noticed the shots from our latest bachelor pad project. Installation day was so crazy, and our client was pretty easy going when it came to accessorizing with bold pillows, sophisticated bedding and gold leafed accents. Now you know we had to document the big day and show off the entire space with short video. The images are being edited and I am ready to show it off, so sit tight. Take it all in…it’s full of manly man goodness!
Azure Bachelor Pad from Abbe Fenimore on Vimeo.
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.
This master bedroom was the perfect balance of sophistication and edgy chic. Our clients wanted a master bedroom that would be a retreat at the end of a long busy day. We started by having the room painted Benjamin Moore’s Grey Owl to coordinate with the Clarke & Clarke’s Cameo wallpaper that we selected. The combination of new paint and wallpaper on the back wall instantly updated the space and gave us the perfect starting point for the room’s design.
BEFORE: Nothing but the bed here folks. It was pretty pitiful, and they eventually used an empty printer box as a nightstand. Poor things, they really needed a place to relax and of course to at least place a lamp! Builder standard peachy walls were the worst part of the room. We loved the existing bed they had, so we decided to change the walls, add a subtle metallic wallpaper to the back wall and rock out the grey and aubergine color palette.
AFTER: I love how tailored the headboard looks now. The white lacquer nightstands, all white bedding and white Mongolian fur bench gave the room a bright and updated feel. Since we didn’t want to go overboard with the aubergine accent color, we kept it simple with just a few pieces. The glass lamps were the perfect scale for the night stands and mixed well with the textural pattern of the mirrors. A few glitz pillows and a luxurious throw blanket were the finishing touches.
Images Via: Melanie Johnson Photography
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!!
Images Via: Heather Hawkins
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.
It was so nice to wake up to Design Chic’s Tuesday blog post! It always brightens my day when others are inspired by our work and pretty pieces from Shop Ten 25. I have been a big fan of their blog for quite a while now, and being featured is flattering! If you haven’t discovered Design Chic’s blog, you must pop over for great design inspiration!!