Today The Dallas Morning News featured Dwell With Dignity’s Thrift Studio in a fabulous two page COLOR write up. I say COLOR because I love the fact that they didn’t go with the standard black & white. All of the vignettes in the Thrift Studio are so full of color so I’m happy to see them all in print! You can see the full write up by the lovely Jamie Knodel HERE. If you are in Dallas, pop on over to Dwell With Dignity to snag a ticket to the big April 18th preview party! The first hour of VIP shopping has already sold out but you can still grab a ticket for the rest of the preview party shopping event!
Here are a few pics from today’s article online….
I can’t wait to share all of the final images of the STUDIO TEN 25 space….but of course I have added a few fun sneak peeks under the article. You know I love to show off the details! AND, if you take a look on our NEWLY DESIGNED website, we have a few more fun inside look from the vignette too!
Now that Spring is officially here, we should be bringing in a few pops of bold color to liven up our homes. I love using art, pillows and a few glitzy accessories to brighten up a space and make the existing pieces in a room feel fresh and updated. Today’s Weekend Window focuses on BOLD color that can bring that pop of Spring in easily! But if too much color isn’t your thing, we have shown you a few fabulous pieces that can add texture while still updating your look for the new season.
So excited to announce the new look over at www.studioten25.com!!!! We have been busy getting a fresh update added to our design site and I am so excited to see it up! Tons of great videos, before & afters and many many many gorgeous project images with tons of details!!!
A HUGE THANK YOU to the amazing, talented and super fab Rose from Bittersweet design boutique!!!! She rocked this mutha!! Keep your eye out too…the two of us have quite a few things up our sleeves! We would LOVE to know what you think about the new layout!!!!
Mark your calendars! Dwell with Dignity Thrift Studio preview party is 4/18 at the Dallas Design District. Come support a great cause and shop for treasures from some of the best designers in Dallas and special sponsor One Kings Lane.
I am so honored to have been asked to design a vignette this year for the second time! My space is huge (30″ x 15″) and I had a lot of ground to cover. The before and after pieces have been my favorite part of the design. Taking something that looks absolutely pitiful and seeing it transformed into a gorgeous piece that someone can bring home always makes me smile.
Here is a little bit more of a sneak peek of the overall space from our VINE app showing details that help pull it together. I can’t wait to share all of the final images of the space on the 18th!! If you are in Dallas, you must snag a ticket so that you get first dibs on all of the gorgeous pieces!
I recently shared the BEFORE & AFTER of the wingback chairs. You can see more HERE. I can’t thank Megan Adams enough for donating the fabric. Today, I wanted to show off the transformation of the round back chairs that are being used in my vignette.
BEFORE: They were a ratty yellow fabric, torn to shreds and in need of a major overhaul! But I loved their shape and knew that with a little love they could be come something chic.
AFTER: We snagged this textural ivory linen fabric from the donation fabric pile in the Dwell With Dignity warehouse but the chairs were screaming for a little something extra! So when we had a little extra navy fabric left over from the sofa update, I knew it had to become the contrasting cording….
A before and after all in 1 minute and 34 seconds! I am so excited to finally share this video version of one of our latest project updates. The Lash Maxx space was super tiny the first time I began to work with my client, but we made the best of the small space and added plenty of glitzy details. When the space behind the studio became available, my client jumped on it and we began the design for the expansion.
You can see more details on the design process and BEFORE & AFTER images HERE . We are showing off our design concept renderings, detailed drawings of custom elements and fabulous art work from Laura Dro and Stephanie Jimenez and pillows from Aphro Chic, Enjoy the show!!!
I love the simplicity of this dining room. The bold textual elements and glitzy touches help to pull the overall Contemporary look together. I personally love a bit more color but would totally go for this look in a formal dining room.
Yesterday I stopped by the DLiving set to talk about bringing in vibrant accessories in your home for Spring. We talked about changing out or adding small rugs for added color and pattern, bringing in bold agates, bud vases and colorful lamps. I showed off the new Dhurrie rugs from The Rug Company, Tons of fabulous geodes, vases and frames from Mecox Dallas and chic textural containers and a bright yellow lamp from Arteriors Too.
Then…the major spring before & after happened on set! I spent the rest of the show changing out pieces to on the set to step up the color factor! Take a look at the BEFORE & AFTER shots and be prepared for a major eye-candy overload…we are sharing our sources too!
BEFORE: D TV launched in February of this year and we went with a sophisticated color palette that included a modern graphic rug, bold turquoise seating, art and gorgeous classic tables! You can find details on where to pick up these pieces HERE from our past blog post and HERE on the DHome Blog.
And now to the accessories! I have to give a big THANK YOU to MECOX DALLAS for providing all of the colorful and glitzy accessories for the lounge area! The handblown green and yellow glass knots are the perfect pieces to stack on books, I love how they visually fill a space without looking to chunky. They have a variety of sizes and colors to pick from too!
And these large geode pieces mounted on acrylic bases with brass detailing are beyond amazing. I am seriously going bring a set of these home! I love that Mecox carries pieces like this from local artists too. If the deep pink pieces are not going to work in your space, stop by and talk to the guys about selecting a color that you want, it’s pretty easy! And while you are there, you HAVE TO check out the other trinket boxes, acrylic vases and trays all adorned with colorful geodes!!
And last but not least, these colorful ikat bone inlay trays! They come in a ton of colors as well as multiple sizes. I used them for a pop of color stacked with books and alone on the coffee table to bring in a bit of color too.
The second annual Kibble and Cocktails is back, bringing together chef-crafted bites, freshly mixed beverages and cute canines, all in fabulous Dallas Design District location.
The April 9 party will feature culinary treats from Nick & Sam’s, FT33 and Nosh, among others, and cocktail pairings concocted from spirits from the William Grant & Sons family of liquors (which includes Hendrick’s Gin, Stoli and Milagro tequila).
Now for the reason for the party… DFW Rescue Me will have tons of adorable puppy dogs for you to consider for adoption. Yep, you can pick up your next fur baby while you help to support this great organization!
The Details on Kibble and Cocktails:
What: A sweet party featuring dining and cocktail stations, a raffle and super-adorable dogs
When: Tuesday, April 9, 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Maison Kiki Gallery, 1111 Dragon St., Dallas
How: Tickets are $100, get yours here!
Why: Because you can party and support DFW Rescue Me all at once!
DFW Rescue Me is one of my favorite local non profit organization whose goal is to reduce the number of animals euthanized in Dallas. Their goal is possible by spaying / neutering, adoption programs and educating about responsible pet ownership. Each year 5-7 million animals enter shelters nationwide. 3-4 million of those are euthanized, simply because no one wants them.
Have you flipped through the latest issue of Rue Magazine? We are so exited that one of their associate editors, Kelli Ryder featured one of Shop Ten 25′s pillows!! The Pink Bobo Circle Pillow looks fab in this Pearl Hotel Inspired round up! Love the bright colors paired with the textural neutrals!
I love when my favorite shopping spots expand and launch new ways to snag their gorgeous pieces! Mecox is one of my top local Dallas spots to snag furniture, accessories and unique pieces made by local designers too! They have launched their new website and they are celebrating with 20% off through April 7th! YAY!!!
AND, if you are in DALLAS…..They are also having a warehouse sale in april. most of the items are discontinued, vendor samples or damaged… but there are other items that don’t fall into those classifications. markdowns will range from 30% to 75%, and probably average around 50%. the sale will be friday through sunday, 12p to 5p over two weekends: 4/12- 4/14 and 4/19- 4/21. Mark this on your calendar for sure!!!
Loving all of the new pieces and as always…the Room Ideas that let you shop each piece easily to pull the look together! Mecox has locations in Dallas, Houston, Chicago, East Hampton, Los Angeles, New York, Palm Beach and South Hampton too! So even if you don’t have a location to visit near you, now you can see it all online!!!