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The Power of Art

They say art is subjective. But, I believe that it can provoke an aesthetic emotion that will have you saying “this is the one” when you see it. Selecting art for client’s home is an experience that we must share together and can often be challenging. By the time we begin selecting art for a space, the space already has its look and the color palette is in place. Once we have a location for the installation, we start with scale and then move into the overall look and style of the piece.

Here are a few art stories from past Studio projects. I love sharing the details of how we selected a piece and why it was perfect for that space. There are so many options out there and it can be overwhelming. I think its important to select a pieces or pieces that catch your eye and immediately have you saying “yes”!

 

All Images: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

 

Pretty In Pink: This gorgeous and girly lash lounge and brow bar has a simple black and white color palette. We used bold pops of leopard and fuchsia to finalize the overall look with pillows and accessories. The back wall looked a little blah, so we had local Dallas artist, Amee Calloway create a chic pieces that would brighten up the space with the fuchsia we loved and bits of gold leaf!

 

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Masculine Blue:  This dining room needed art to fill the wall and bring in a simple pattern. Our bachelor client wanted something simple that still made a statement, and I think we found it! We spotted this pieces from Austin artist Andrea Pramuk and had it sized to fit the space!

 

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Watercolor Magic: Large scale art is always a “yes” when working in smaller spaces. This lobby had plenty of bold color and graphics, so we needed a softer pieces to compliment the color palette without taking over the walls. We selected this watercolor on silk from Dallas artist Megan Adams Brooks and had it framed in acrylic. It is the perfect size for the mirrored console and I love how it balances out that side of the room!

 

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The Fashion Industry {And Its Careers}

Today I’m so excited share that I am once again part of a new publication from Michele M. Granger, who is author of several books about working in design and professor of Fashion and Design at Missouri State University.   I met Michele after she found my interview with Anne Sieder from Pretty Haus years ago.  She liked it so much that she decided to feature it in the Interior Design section of the new edition of “Fashion: The Industry and its Careers”. Now in it’s 3rd edition, “The Fashion Industry and its Careers” is bigger and better. AND, one of our Studio projects now graces the cover of the book!  You can buy a copy HERE & HERE, and if you want to check out any of Michele’s past editions you can find them HERE.

 

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Here is a little more about the book. We are also excited to be featured in the Interior Design section on page 370!!

“The Fashion Industry and Its Careers, 3rd Edition, offers an exploration of the fashion industry – from raw materials to marketing to the ultimate consumer – and explores fashion careers across the board. For each career covered, readers will learn about what to expect on the job, required education and training, and the relationship of the role to the industry as a whole. The third edition is fully updated with recent developments in technology, world economics and globalization and effects on industry sectors and career opportunities. Through current, applied industry information and personal assessments throughout, students gain a critical understanding of what careers match their aptitudes, skill sets, and interests – and how to begin down a path to a successful career in the fashion industry. “

Pretty Powder Bathrooms

Powder baths are one of my favorite little rooms to design. They are the perfect place to go bold with color, a graphic wallpaper and a fabulous mirror. I wanted to share a few of my favorites from recent design projects from The Studio. Each of these is a reflection of our client’s style and aesthetic. When we begin to discuss the overall feel for the powder bath, out client’s aways ask for a space that will impress their guests.

 

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Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photo for Studio Ten 25

This bachelor pad needed a powder bath that felt modern and minimal. Our client wanted this bathroom to tie in with the rest of his home without going to overboard. We brought in oversized art for color and to emphasize the hight ceilings. Simplistic lighitng and accessories keep the room from feeling to fussy. Most men like to keep it simple!

 

 

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Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photo for Studio Ten 25

The gorgeous hardwoods need a little something to bring them to life, and this gold metallic graphic wallpaper does just that. Neutral tones create a soothing space and show off that gorgeous freestanding sink. A few polished nickel scones, acrylic accessories and simplistic mirror keep the space from feeling to busy and allows the wallpaper to be the star.

 

 

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Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photo for Studio Ten 25

Lavender grasscloth wallpaper and a mint marbled wallpaper on the ceiling were the perfect compliments to the antique table made vanity. The natural grasscloth brings in just enough texture to balance out all of the tile in the bathroom. The art is now the star of the room and industrial touches complete the rustic chic feel that our client wanted.

 

 

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Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photo for Studio Ten 25

The ultimate ladies room! We took this powder bathroom from crusty to chic! The black and white hex tile floor were the first design element that we selected and the room just took shape from there. A touch of leopard, a pop of bold fuchsia and a gold starburst light fixture tie into the rest of the client’s studio space.

Eye Do {Pure Wow}

Loved seeing one of Pure Wow’s editors write up about Lash Maxx on their site today! Caroline received the perfect set of fluffy lashes from our client Claria recently. She of course gushed about how fabulous the experience was and gave Studio Ten 25 a shout out for the gorgeous space too! You can read all about Caroline’s visit to Lash Maxx’s new studio on PURE WOW!!

 

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the Lash Maxx Studio that will give you the overall feel.  Not much better than black, white, gold and fuchsia accents!!! Of course we had to throw in a little leopard and a few feathers!  Images via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

 

Want to see the installation day and how we pulled it all together? Watch it all happen HERE 

 

 

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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