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    Archive for December, 2011

    Weekend Window {A Shiny New Year}

    Shiny, sparkly, and mirror surfaced…. that’s how I like to ring in the New Year!! New beginnings and fresh starts merit the clean, bright surfaces of mercury glass globes, gold leafed chandeliers, and silk embroidered pillows. I love the gold – silver – black color combo of today’s collage. It’s simple and straight-forward and yet still totally chic! I also love the idea of mixing metals such as yellow gold and mercury silver to keep things fresh and interesting. It’s the New Year… try a new look and while you’re at it, make it shiny!!
    Happy New Year everyone…. See you in 2012!!

    1. Whitehouse Mirror 2. Casper Arm Chair 3. Go Links Pillow 4. Mercury Glass Finials 6. Wire Pendant

    Want to search the shop by today’s color pallet?  Here they are!

    Our Favorite Gold Pieces | Our Favorite Silver Pieces | Rockin Black Pieces | Chic Mirrored Loves

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    Finding Birds

    I have been working on the design plan for a client’s new lake house for the past few months. Now that the construction is wrapping up, it is time to finalize all of the details!  The finishes, furniture and fabric have all been finalized so now it is time to move onto the final touches.  The lake house is in Louisiana and we are going with a classy, chic and cozy feel for the house. Here is a sneak peak of the overall look for the house.



    While shopping with my client recently, we ran across Louisiana artist Elaine Gleason. Her pieces are absolutely perfect for the house and bring a bit of Louisiana state pride into the home without going overboard.   Here are a few of my favorites, now we just need to find the perfect spot!



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    Thinking About The Butlers Pantry

    This week has been slow around The Studio as we take a little vacation before the new year. I have been spending a bit of my free time this week cleaning out my office and organizing bits and pieces for exciting new projects.  I have been obsessed with a client’s new home and can’t stop thinking about all of the fabulous updates we are going to do through the next year.  With all of the rooms on the “to-do” list for the home, the butler’s pantry is becoming one of my favorites.  I have big ideas for this long and narrow hallway space! I’m seeing sparkly accents, fabulous hardware and a touch of turquoise. Even though this butlers pantry is tucked away, it is sure to be one of the most glamourous spots in the house!  Take a look at my favorite inspiration shots for the space.


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    Shop Ten 25 After Christmas Sale

    Today is a BIG day at SHOP TEN 25!!  We are getting ready for the new year so it’s time to mark down all of our Holiday pieces to make way for more fabulous items. Everything is in stock and ready to ship…and marked down 40%!!!! Don’t worry about entering a fancy code, we have already reduced the prices so they are ready to go. Happy shopping and I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!




    Merry Christmas From The Studio

    A big THANK YOU to all of you for reading the blog, supporting The Studio and shopping Shop Ten 25. We have had a wonderful 2011 and look forward to sharing more of our design projects, fabulous new Shop pieces and plenty of our favorites with you in 2012!!



    We wish you a Merry Christmas…

    And a Happy New Year! A Merry Christmas from our family to yours, wishing you a joyous day filled with love and laughter!




    Weekend Window {Merry & Mod}

    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all my dear readers!! It’s finally time to unwrap those much anticipated presents under the tree and celebrate the joys of friends and family with delicious foods and drinks!

    I love the idea of Christmas decorating with a twist – holiday decor that sits just outside the boundaries of our traditional go-to’s such as hunter green and ruby red. Take THIS and THIS post from this week, for instance… there’s nothing more interesting during the holidays than decor that catches your attention and veers away from the ordinary. I chose this collection of goodies from the shop with a strong red – white color combo in mind. A hint of soft, mint green creates a feeling of familiarity when paired with the red and white while the playful modern shapes give the look some punch and retro glam. I would love this look for my home during Christmas!! How about you?
    Cheers to an extraordinary holiday!!

    1. Sunburst Mirror 2. Merry Velvet Pillow 3. Pebble Double Bulb Vase 4. Snowflake Rug 5. Glove Chair

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    Finding Beauty Outdoors {Oh Christmas Tree}

    We don’t get boatloads of snow here in Dallas often but the chilly weather, christmas lights and holiday buzz in the air still bring the joyous feeling of Christmas to the city even if we don’t have a White Christmas. Another thing we don’t see in the city much is the randomly decorated tree. This past week we drove to Arkansas to spend Christmas with my family and I though it was sweet to see how someone had decorated a random tree with decorations (sorry I do not have any pictures…snapping pics with the iPhone while a dog sleeps on your lap isn’t easy). So today, I wanted to share the beauty of an outdoor Christmas Tree.  Mother nature mixed with a few simple ornaments and a string of lights is absolutely beautiful. I hope you are enjoying the Holiday Season!


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    Pink and Chic Christmas

    Four more days until Santa pops down the chimney and drops off all of the goodies on his list! I love this time of year because of the visits with family, last minute shopping and the smell of spice in the air. Every year when I add to our Christmas decor, I find myself dreaming of more chic and glamourous pieces. But, I have a husband that loves the outdoors, rustic elements and manly accents so going chic for Christmas is not an options.  One day I will take over my design studio with pink, white and glitzy Christmas decorations…but for now I will just admire these fabulous pink and chic looks. The last picture is my favorite! I would have loved a pink Christmas Tree as a little girl.


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    Image Via: Inspired Mrs. Stevens





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    Image Via: The Sweetest Occasion


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    Seasonal Glamour

    I stopped by a client’s space last week to say hello and fell in LOVE with her Christmas decoration.  This is a perfect example of bringing in decor that works with your interiors. We used silver, white and lavender along with mirrored pieces to bring in the glamorous look my client wanted.  Her decorations are in the same color palette and bring in the festive Holiday feel without straying from the already glamorous look of the space. I love the monochromatic feel that the garland and ornaments create too. You can see the original images of the space HERE.