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Archive for January, 2013

Before & After {Chic Boutique}

I am still on a high over the recent feature on our latest chic boutique project in House of Fifty! Today I thought it would be fun to show off a few of the before and after images from the projects. I always love looking back on the progress of projects, remembering the challenges, exciting moments and of course the look on my client’s faces when the final look comes together.


This old historic Church in downtown Celina, TX was the perfect location for the boutique and coffee/bar that my clients had planned. The upstairs portion of the building was being used as a residential loft when they purchased it, and although there were a few cool design elements, they were not going to work for the layout we needed.


BEFORE:  This view of the gorgeous stained glass windows suspended in wall  screamed “main check out area”.  It was going to become one of our favorite focal points in the space and would be instantly seen as soon as you walked into the boutique.

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 AFTER:  Now, the custom cash wrap desk provides the perfect amount of work space for the employees and the entire sales floor and main entrance can be see from the area. I love that it helps to ground the space and it really does make the stained glass windows pop!







BEFORE: The main office was being used as the past owner’s master bedroom. the exposed brick wall are beyond amazing and made the perfect backdrop for the large scale art and lighting that we were going to add. The natural light was also a plus in the space!


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AFTER: Here is the exact same view of the room. We had to move a few walls and a powder bathroom around to make the entrance work, but it gave a a ton of usable space for office. The lounge area was a much







BEFORE: The downstairs coffee bar and bar area  was a blank slate.  The owners knew exactly what they wanted to do with the space but it needed a ton of TLC


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AFTER: Now the space is a warm and cozy coffee bar by day with an open lounge area and table for customers to catch up on work or with a friend.  By night, the bar becomes host so local bands and patrons looking to shake of a long day.










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House Of Fifty {Turquoise Firefly}

I am so excited to finally get ahold of the latest edition of House of Fifty! One of our latest design projects from Studio Ten 25 is being featured and wow, what a fabulous write up!  Over the past few year we have been working on a gorgeous boutique just outside of Dallas. It is owned by a husband and wife team that decided to make their dream of owning a clothing boutique (for her) and a coffee bar by day / bar by night (for him) a reality.

Head on over to House of Fifty to see more on the project, including TONS of gorgeous photographs from Melanie Johnson and styling by Jenny O’Connor!


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Why I {heart} Kelly Wearstler

If you haven’t heard of Kelly Wearstler, sit back and prepare to have your world rocked.

From books and blog to fabrics, fashion and killer interiors – Kelly is the ultimate decorista-fashionista. Everything she does is utterly fabulous: I have used her fabrics and home accessories for a ton of projects and have a few pieces from her jewelry and clothing line. Her blog is overflowing with inspiration, and gives you a behind-the-scenes look at how she works and becomes inspired. I am obsessed with her fashion and furniture; I would let her to take over my home and my wardrobe in a heartbeat! (We’ll just throw in some antlers and a great bar to get my husband on board.)


Here’s Kelly wearing a skirt made from her own fabric..seriously, could she be any more pulled together?

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How gorgeous is this?! I’m not much of a drinker, but I could seriously live in this lounge. It’s glamorous but also has a funky, retro feel.

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Her fabric lines from Lee Jofa and Schumacher are a mix of classic patterns, rich textural solids and total luxury.

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Love the colors, textures and finishes in this room!

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The Rug Company collection from Kelly Wearstler has beautiful basics as well as off the wall color.  I have used a few of the rugs from her collections…there are no words..they just complete the space.

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Details, details, details! Here pieces are art and the composition is always unique and visually interesting!


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Totally enamored with this color palette and all the chic, modern touches.

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Those shoes! Those walls! That carpet! My eyes go wide every single time I look at this staircase.

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Her latest book and an image of her inspiration project trays! I was totally inspired so I started using acrylic trays when working on the design development phase of a project. It’s the little things!


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Connect with Kelly Wearstler:

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Get The Look {A Fashionista’s Closet}

I think it’s safe to say that most girls dream about having a huge walk-in closet. Beautifully organized shelves to display all of our shoes, a cozy chair or ottoman to sit on while we are getting dressed and of course a fabulous chandelier to top it all off! I love that fashion and interiors come together so easily.  There are Decoristas and Fashionistas out there that blend the two together seamlessly.  They can bring us to our knees swooning over chic baubles and glitzy accessories, so I thought it was time to channel them both on today’s Get The Look!!!




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1. Blush Murano Glass Chandelier  2.Antiqued Silver Leaf Mirror  3. White Lacquered Chest  4. Flokati Pastel Pink Rug  5. White Mongolian Fur Pillow  6.  Versailles Wing Chair



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A Little Love From Vail

This past week I received an email from the talented Kelli Holtz that she featured Shop Ten 25’s Tiffany emerald art print from Austin artist Mary Lee in the very first issue of Vail Valley Home!! I love her selection of emerald pieces from cozy throw blankets to gorgeous malachite pieces and of course fabulous art!  Another great online read!  Thank you Kelli!!  You can see more emerald pieces from Shop Ten 25 HERE in our emerald “shop the look” section!

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Weekend Window {Inspired By Bees}

We’re still buzzing after the Paris Fashion Week this past October…It seems that black, white and yellow are setting the trends for 2013, as seen in Marc Jacobs’ for Louis Vuitton and Sarah Burton’s for Alexander McQueen. Burton took inspiration from the motif of a honey bee as an entire theme for the spring 2013 collection.  So, I decided to put together some “honey” accents, bold patterns and fun textures to create my own bee-inspired look from the Shop Ten 25 collection. Hope you enjoy!


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1. Horn Lamp  2. Framed Bee Print  3. Agate Sculptures  4. Black Chippendale Arm Chair  5. Honeycomb Rug  6. Black & White Faux Fur Pillow  7. Black Bee Pillow  8. Black & White Zig Zag Throw

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Using Yellow To Tell A Story

Today’s blog is all about AphroChic. This is one of my favorite vendors because 1) this line adds a uniquely modern and soulful element to a space, and 2) the room scenes are happy and bright, with just the right amount of yellow to accent their products. These scenes don’t just stage products, they draw you in with their balance of warmth, comfort and luxury. I’m sold!!  You can see more AphroChip pillows HERE.



This scene features several of AphroChic’s fabulous pillows. I love how the yellow wall covering works with the other patterns and colors in the room. And the touches of tribal create a space fit for a seasoned world traveler.



 Images Via: AphroChic



Adore the gold in the wall covering and on the pillows; even the floor ties into the ebb and flow of the colors and patterns. Even with sparse, simple furniture, this space feels so well-curated and tasteful without being overly fussy.



Images Via: AphroChic


There are so many things to love about this scene, especially the Haze ikat print in Mimosa. And this mood-lifting print makes me think about all the happy times spent around this table.



Images Via: AphroChic



What a great, laid-back scene. And check out that great pillow – even the dog can’t help but stare at it!



Images Via: AphroChic



Ahh.. now this is a scene I can really see myself replicating! So simple, cozy and stylish. And look how that sunshine is forced to compete with the Haze ikat pillow in Mimosa.


Images Via: AphroChic

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A Few Of My Favorites

Since we are talking yellow this week and showing lots of love to the happy color, I wanted to share a few Studio Ten 25 Projects. I have always loved yellow but finding the right time and place to bring it into a client’s space has always been on their terms. Most of my clients are very specific on the colors, textures and overall look they want for their home , and they helps to make my job easy. So when yellow is on the list, it really brings a smile to my face.


This office space was designed for Dwell With Dignity’s first ever Thrift Studio. At the time, was working on a client’s home where were going with yellow accents.  I was inspired by the color and wanted to take it to the next level with this project. I think the flamestitch chair was my absolute favorite piece in the vignette!



Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25




 Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25




Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25




 Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25



I was SUPER excited when Cottages & Bungalows wanted to feature this master bedroom last fall! I loved the custom yellow and ivory graphic patterned headboard that we had made using fabric from Kravet. The warm yellow touches really did help to create a sophisticated yet chic master for my clients!


 Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25



 Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25




 Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25


And then there was this open loft space! I loved that we were able to bring in the yellow Greek Key rug and use the bold yellow lamps in the master bedroom. The living room also received a few pops of yellow.  We kept the overall feel neutral but the yellow accents really do shine in this space.  You can see more HERE.


Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25




Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25



 Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25




Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25



Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25




 Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25

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Saying Yes to Yellow At Home

Maybe I am pining for springtime a little more than usual, but I am totally taken with yellow interiors right now! I’ve always loved the color yellow, and I especially love it for interiors. It’s a versatile enough that it transitions easily from wallcoverings and art to pillows and accessories. It’s a color that refuses to go unnoticed, which makes it perfect for eye-catching accents. Here are some of my favorite yellow interiors! (Disclaimer: We’re not responsible for any cravings for lemonade, lemon meringue pie, custard, bananas or a sunny, tropical vacation.)

 I love how the yellow accent on the walls bursts forward in this room full of neutrals; it totally pulls the room together. And the mixture of traditional and contemporary pieces fantastic.

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Image Via: Modern Antique Style



This room is so fun, it makes me a little giddy. I love how they combined the yellow chair with the yellow chandelier. Your eye almost struggles to decide which piece it wants to look at. This also draws attention to the cool wall art. And the little yellow accent on the zebra print chairs is like cherry on top.


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So chic, right?! I love how this color combination enhances the vintage vibe in this room. From the yellow console and window treatments to the brass furniture and marigolds, everything is working together to create a luxurious, retro space.



Image Via: Style Muse



This room has just the right combination of sun, sand and surf! And we are coveting that table.



Image Via: Costal Living



Talk about “wow factor”. These Murano glass lighting fixtures definitely add some opulence, while the yellow cushions make the entire space feel a little more casual and approachable. And look how it pops in this room full of blue. Gorgeous!


Image Via: House of Turquoise



Remember when we said that yellow is one of those colors that refuses to be ignored in any shade? Yeah.. try not to eyeball that banana cream ottoman. And it looks like that cool wall art is in on it, too – notice how that dominant yellow shape is totally pointing. Yeah, they are totally in cahoots.



Image Via: Knight Moves Blog


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Get The Look {Yes For Yellow}

I have a feeling that 2013 is going to be a great year for a ton of fabulous trends. Last week I loved talking about a few of my favorites, but I today I wanted say hello to yellow.  Other than fuchsia, the bold hue is one of my favorite accents and I think we will be seeing more of this sophisticated color as we move into 2013.  I’m  on a mission to bring a touch of this happy color into our home this year.  I’m thinking our guest room is due for an update…hope my hubby isn’t reading this!  I love today’s Get The Look, that headboard is to die for, right?!


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1. Spiral Mirror  2. Brass & Black Table Lamp  3. Flamestitch Pillows  4. Ebony Faux Sable Throw  5. Sabre Walnut Chest  6. Lily Headboard

Room Image Via: Soledad Suarez de Lezo Interiors

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