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Archive for January, 2009

Sitting Pretty / Home Away From Home

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When Arden wrote to us for help with the living room in her new high rise condo we could hardly wait to get started! Arden describes herself as an ambitious career girl who’s fashion sense just doesn’t carry over to her home. Now that she has moved into her new condo, she is ready to upgrade from her mix matched furniture to a hip, elegant and stylish look that will have her proud to host a fabulous soiree.
Take a look at Arden’s design dilemma:
I came across your blog while I searching for design ideas to use in my new condo. I would describe myself as an ambitious career girl who’s fashion sense just doesn’t carry over into my home! I am ready to have more of a refined look in the new space and am committed to investing in quality pieces. In the past I have never wanted to spend money decorating because I have always rented. Now that I am in my first place, I am ready to invest in pieces that will become staples in my home. It’s crazy how easily I can pull an outfit and accessories together but when it comes to my home, I don’t know what to do!” I am drawn to neutrals but am open to small touches of color. I want the space to be glamorous, refined, but still comfortable to hang out in. The space will be used frequently to host my company and industry cocktail parties so it needs to be something that makes people say “wow” when they come in. I find myself drawn to the fabulous lobbies in boutique hotels, especially the grand draperies, cool wallpapers and fabulous details.
No purple, red or pink please! I also have issues with floral patterns and don’t care for chunky furniture. I do love mirrored and glass pieces but only in small doses. I am also open to wallpaper if it is neutral and I would like a few pieces of Art too. I was thinking the long wall to the left would be a good place. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! I would like to get started right way so I will be waiting as patiently as I can.
-Arden
We think  Arden will love our ideas and overall look for her living room.  She should be sitting pretty in no time!
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1. We started with the color palette for Arden’s living room. Nothing says glamorous more than refined colors, rich fabrics and a touch of shine! We suggest Arden leave her existing neutral wall color and creme trim and allow the furniture and accessories to bring in the touch of color she is looking for.  Now, for the breakdown.
2. Arden has the most amazing  hardwood floors with a deep walnut finish  in her condo. This hand tufted wool blend peacock rug will break up the expansive wood flooring and help to ground the main sitting area. The large pattern is bold in design but subtle in color. The eye of each feather will set the stage for the creamy neutrals and pops of sky and teal blue in the room.
3. Let’s move on to seating. This black velvet sofa has ruched detailing as well as a tufted back and base.  The metallic legs complete the stunning details that make this sofa scream boutique hotel.  At 81″ long, Arden should be able to comfortably seat three guest during a cocktail party.
4. This handsome pair of 1940′s Hollywood Regency high back chairs are the perfect compliment to the black velvet sofa. The winged side design and walnut lets will look fabulous with the existing floors and new style of the room.
5. Arden mentioned that she likes mirrored and glass pieces..but just a touch is all she is after. This stunning glass and forged iron silver leaf table will do just that. Considering the darkness and weight of the sofa, we don’t want to have a heavy piece in the middle of the sitting area. The openness of the coffee table will also allow that fabulous rug to be shown off as well!
6. We must continue to balance the heaviness of the sofa. These side tables will do just that! They have an antiqued mirrored top and gold finish that will tie in perfectly with the rug.
7. You can never go wrong with X benches! These Rococo style benches are covered in a tan linen with nail head trim and are going to be the perfect place for guest to sit and socialize during Arden’s cocktail parties! The style, color and thickness of the legs will balance out the sleek legs from the other pieces.
8. These sky blue, chocolate and gold lamps will make a bold statement next to the black velvet sofa. The ivory shade  picks up the chocolate stripe from the lamp and gives the shade a custom touch.
9. In Arden’s project questionnaire, she asked us to come up a solution for more lighting in the space. The room is flooded with a soft light from the floor to ceiling windows by day, so we need to create a soft glow for her evening parties. This Jet Black Crystal Chandelier will look amazing centered over the coffee table. The daytime light will make this piece a show stopper by bouncing light off of the crystals.  During the evening, it will continue to bounce light around the room and give Arden’s living room the “Wow” factor she is looking for.
10. Since Arden mentioned her love for boutique hotel lobbies and their fabulous wall coverings, why not add a stunning  yet simple stated pattern to the long feature wall! The first thing you see as you enter the apartment is the amazing view through the full length windows. To the left is an amazing fireplace complete with gold metallic mosaic tile details. This intricate  faceted  starburst design in cream and silver/gold will help to finish off that wall. The color and pattern are just simple enough and will blend in perfectly while adding  a bit of needed pattern to the space.
11. While we are talking walls, let’s talk about this black and gilded mirror! It will look amazing over the fireplace and should tie in perfectly with the starbust pattern from the wallpaper. Of course it will bring a bit of needed balance to the black velvet sofa and crystal chandelier too!
12. Arden asked for art  but she doesn’t have the wall space to display much. This 30″x40″ archival pigment butterfly print  will look amazing on the tall and narrow open wall opposite of the fireplace. The colors are perfect for the space and I love how it plays off of the eyes in peacock feathers on the rug!
13. One last final touch…draperies. These silk taffeta multistripe drapes in a soft teal blue are just what this room needs to feel complete. They will hang from floor to ceiling on each end of the windows and will soften the harshness of the modern windows.
In order to respect the privacy of our clients, Studio Ten.25 does not publish the private details (photographs, questionnaires or locations) of our clients Home away from home projects.

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Home Away From Home / Online Design Services

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Let us design your home….
away from home
Like what you see on our website but don’t live in the Dallas / Fort Worth area?  No problem, our home away from one e-design services provide you with everything you need to complete your space online.
…Does the thought of hiring a designer overwhelm you a bit?
…Do you know your style & what you like but not sure how to pull it all     together?
…Do you doubt yourself while shopping for furniture, draperies or even    when selecting a paint color for your home?
Our home away from home packages will allow you to sit back, take it all in and finally get excited about completing your space on your time & budget!
What comes with each home away from home package?
You will receive a custom finish board, floor plan and shopping list which details step-by-step exactly what needs to be done to complete your room. Just send us a few pictures of your room and we’ll provide a personalized finish board with color scheme solutions, affordable furniture and accessory suggestions as well as other design solutions for the space.  We consider your style, color choices, budget and lifestyle when selecting items for the room. Maybe you want to work with what you have, we can do that too by suggesting items that pull everything together. You will also receive a “Shopping List” of links to purchase the recommended products.  Everything you need to create your room will be emailed to you along with instructions on implementing these items in your space.
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Getting Started
1.  Submit Payment through PayPal (link provided by each package)
2. Fill out & submit the Design Questionnaire
3.  Email Photos, questionnaire & measurements of your room to abbe@studioten25.com Then What?When we have received your Questionnaire, payment, room measurements and low-resolution photos, we will begin the Design Process.  Studio Ten 25 will pull together your finish board along with all the detail you need to complete your space.
All information is sent electronically.
Rates
Living / Family Rooms, Bedrooms, Kitchens, Home Offices & Media Rooms
$450
Dining / Breakfast Rooms, Entryways, Hallways & Bathrooms
$350
Trade-Only Furnishings & Fabrics
Sometime you have your heart set on a special fabric, furniture line or lighting fixture that is only sold to the trade.We can provide you with trade-only furnishings & Fabrics, so please let us know if you are interested when you submit your questionnaire  email so we will know to include these items in our shopping list.  If this is the case, we will order the items for you & have them shipped toyou for a small mark-up.
Questions
If you have any questions before you begin the process, please don’t hesitate to email Abbe@studioten25.com TermsAll designs are non-refundable, but if you have any questions and need any extra help within the first two weeks after you’ve received your Design Plan, please let us know.  If you need more guided assistance throughout the project, you can hire us on for an hourly fee of $100 for phone calls, emails & extra research.
Here is what we will need:
* 4-5 pictures of your room
* Overall dimensions of the room along with a drawing of each wall.
Please show wall height, location of doors and windows locations.
* Provide 4-5 images or links of inspirational rooms
Check out some of our previous projects
We look forward to hearing from you!us design your home….
away from home
Like what you see on our website but don’t live in the Dallas / Fort Worth area?  No problem, our home away from one e-design services provide you with everything you need to complete your space on line.
…Does the thought of hiring a designer overwhelm you a bit?
…Do you know your style & what you like but not sure how to pull it all     together?
…Do you doubt yourself while shopping for furniture, draperies or even    when selecting a paint color for your home?
Our home away from home packages will allow you to sit back, take it all in and finally get excited about completing your space on your time & budget!
What comes with each home away from home package?
You will receive a custom finish board, floor plan and shopping list which details step-by-step exactly what needs to be done to complete your room. Just send us a few pictures of your room and we’ll provide a personalized finish board with color scheme solutions, affordable furniture and accessory suggestions as well as other design solutions for the space.  We consider your style, color choices, budget and lifestyle when selecting items for the room. Maybe you want to work with what you have, we can do that too by suggesting items that pull everything together. You will also receive a “Shopping List” of links to purchase the recommended products.  Everything you need to create your room will be emailed to you along with instructions on implementing these items in your space.
………………………………….
Getting Started
1.  Submit Payment through PayPal (link provided by each package)
2. Fill out & submit the Design Questionnaire
3.  Email Photos, questionnaire & measurements of your room to abbe@studioten25.com
Then What?
When we have received your Questionnaire, payment, room measurements and low-resolution photos, we will begin the Design Process.  Studio Ten 25 will pull together your finish board along with all the detail you need to complete your space.   All information is sent electronically.
Rates
Living / Family Rooms, Bedrooms, Kitchens, Home Offices & Media Rooms
$450
Dining / Breakfast Rooms, Entryways, Hallways & Bathrooms
$350
Trade-Only Furnishings & Fabrics
Sometime you have your heart set on a special fabric, furniture line or lighting fixture that is only sold to the trade.
We can provide you with trade-only furnishings & Fabrics, so please let us know if you are interested when you submit your questionnaire  email so we will know to include these items in our shopping list.  If this is the case, we will order the items for you & have them shipped to you for a small mark-up.
Questions
If you have any questions before you begin the process, please don’t hesitate to email Abbe@studioten25.com
Terms
All designs are non-refundable, but if you have any questions and need any extra help within the first two weeks after you’ve received your Design Plan, please let us know.  If you need more guided assistance throughout the project, you can hire us on for an hourly fee of $100 for phone calls, emails & extra research.
Here is what we will need:
* 4-5 pictures of your room
* Overall dimensions of the room along with a drawing of each wall.
Please show wall height, location of doors and windows locations.
* Provide 4-5 images or links of inspirational rooms
We look forward to hearing from you!
us design your home….
away from home
Like what you see on our website but don’t live in the Dallas / Fort Worth area?  No problem, our home away from one e-design services provide you with everything you need to complete your space on line.
…Does the thought of hiring a designer overwhelm you a bit?
…Do you know your style & what you like but not sure how to pull it all     together?
…Do you doubt yourself while shopping for furniture, draperies or even    when selecting a paint color for your home?
Our home away from home packages will allow you to sit back, take it all in and finally get excited about completing your space on your time & budget!
What comes with each home away from home package?
You will receive a custom finish board, floor plan and shopping list which details step-by-step exactly what needs to be done to complete your room. Just send us a few pictures of your room and we’ll provide a personalized finish board with color scheme solutions, affordable furniture and accessory suggestions as well as other design solutions for the space.  We consider your style, color choices, budget and lifestyle when selecting items for the room. Maybe you want to work with what you have, we can do that too by suggesting items that pull everything together. You will also receive a “Shopping List” of links to purchase the recommended products.  Everything you need to create your room will be emailed to you along with instructions on implementing these items in your space.
………………………………….
Getting Started
1.  Submit Payment through PayPal (link provided by each package)
2. Fill out & submit the Design Questionnaire
3.  Email Photos, questionnaire & measurements of your room to abbe@studioten25.com
Then What?
When we have received your Questionnaire, payment, room measurements and low-resolution photos, we will begin the Design Process.  Studio Ten 25 will pull together your finish board along with all the detail you need to complete your space.   All information is sent electronically.
Rates
Living / Family Rooms, Bedrooms, Kitchens, Home Offices & Media Rooms
$450
Dining / Breakfast Rooms, Entryways, Hallways & Bathrooms
$350
Trade-Only Furnishings & Fabrics
Sometime you have your heart set on a special fabric, furniture line or lighting fixture that is only sold to the trade.
We can provide you with trade-only furnishings & Fabrics, so please let us know if you are interested when you submit your questionnaire  email so we will know to include these items in our shopping list.  If this is the case, we will order the items for you & have them shipped to you for a small mark-up.
Questions
If you have any questions before you begin the process, please don’t hesitate to email Abbe@studioten25.com
Terms
All designs are non-refundable, but if you have any questions and need any extra help within the first two weeks after you’ve received your Design Plan, please let us know.  If you need more guided assistance throughout the project, you can hire us on for an hourly fee of $100 for phone calls, emails & extra research.
Here is what we will need:
* 4-5 pictures of your room
* Overall dimensions of the room along with a drawing of each wall.
Please show wall height, location of doors and windows locations.
* Provide 4-5 images or links of inspirational rooms
We look forward to hearing from you!

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