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    Art – Finding The Perfect Piece

    I have been receiving quite a few emails lately asking about art. Where to find it, how to select it and what options are available.  Art is such a personal decision and you may fall in love with a piece because of the pattern, color or maybe it is an artist that you love. Budget is always a factor and if you don’t have thousands of dollars sitting around in your “art fund”, prints can be a great option. I’m sure there are tons of people out there that are not a fan of budget art, but I find that it allows my client’s to finish off their space with something that they can afford and are completely happy with.

    These days, websites like art.com, easy.com and even shopten25.com are go to places for affordable art prints. Watercolor, archival paper and even canvas options are available making it super easy for anyone to find a piece that works for them.  I’m constantly being asked by clients to help them find art that is unique and not easily found at every home furnishing store. Today I thought I would show off a few of my favorite art installation and give you a little insight to why we ended up selecting each piece.

     

    We recently installed this custom sized canvas Peacock Print in Blue from Laura Dro over a console table. The space is primarily lavender but we wanted to mix it up a bit with fuchsia and a few bright pops like yellow and a bit of green.  Now we are able to bring in a few accent colors throughout the space and of course create the wow factor for everyone that steps into the space.

     

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    I recently posted details from the new D TV set for D The Broadcast and D Living.  A monochromatic space was the foundation for the set but you know me,  pops of color found their way in. I have been working with Dallas artist Megan Adams Brooks on quite a few fun projects (stay tuned for more on that soon) so when I began to search for art she was my go to girl!  ”Fetish” is a gorgeous silk piece with amazing colors  and texture, I would love to see her create a print of this one!  But for now, Megan has a few other print options available HERE.

     

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    I am in love with this boutique project! The art pieces we selected completed the space and did their job of pulling it all together. We worked with Black Crow Studios to create this custom sized watercolor piece for the huge blank wall in the back office.  And just to keep the pink going, we brought in the needlepoint Flamingo by Suzy Hoodless from The Rug Company. Sometimes taking a risk pays off and this time…we think it did!

     

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    Changing out art with the seasons can be fun too. This sitting room stays minimal in the winter and fall months but boasts a fabulous bold art print (Stairway To Heaven) from Dallas artist Chris Judy. It is pretty masculine but with the soft blues, I was able to tone it down with the Kelly Wearstler Fern Tree pillows.

     

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    For the Spring and Summer months, I thought it would be nice to bring in something a bit more feminine.  I toned down the pillows   with a few of my favorites, Wavy Ikat and Baubles Green from Megan Adams and selected something bold in color for the art.  This original canvas painting (Confetti), also from Megan Adams was perfect. I love the bits of yellow, teal and deep fuchsia.

     

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    And last but certainly not least is one of of my favorite abstract prints from Austin, TX artist Mary Lee. Red Vim was a pieces we had commissioned for a client’s guest room. We need something as bold and dynamic as the room and since my client loved red, we  new it was a must have!  We loved it so much, that we now have it available as a print in canvas and on archival paper.

     

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    Looking for something a little less serious? Here are a few of our favorite pieces from artist that make us happy!! 

    Mari Robeson is a killer watercolor artist! Her prints are super chic and the perfect pieces for layering a bookshelf, wall above your desk or to brighten up a tiny powder bath!  We are big fans of her watercolor room illustrations too! You can find more of Mari’s prints HERE.

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    Maybe your a fashionista at heart. Stephanie Jimenez creates some of the most stunning fashion illustrations around, we love them so much that we have had her create a few custom pieces for our clients!

     

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    Weekend Window {For The Decorista}

    We all have a little Decorista in us and pulling your home together is just as important as what you wear when you leave the house each day.  I love seeing what a few of my favorite Decoristas are up to, what pieces they are obsessing over and how they end up styling their own homes.  So today’s Weekend Window celebrates the Decorista in all of us.  I think it is safe to say that a touch of brass, over the top chic pillows, bold art and sleek seating will make any home feel pulled together! Here are a few of our favorites!

     

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    1. Vesper Brass Cone Pendant  2. Kaleidoscope Art Print  3. Twisted Brass Accent Table  5. Black & Brass Leather Chair  5. Jujubee Pink Pillow  6. Frequency Pillow  7. Peacock Feather Lumbar Pillow  8. Turquoise Tray

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    Weekend Window {Tribal Touches, Sophisticated Agates}

    We got a taste of tribal touches and sophisticated agates on the runway and in our favorite design publications this past Fall, but I think we are going to see more of these two in 2013! Some versions of these trends tend to go more neutral in color, while many have  gone bold with large prints and colors.  I love them mixed together with the right amount of bold color and simplistic neutrals to keep the overall look balanced.  We have added so many fabulous pieces in The Shop to help you bring in as little or as much of the tribal and agate trend to pull your space together!

     

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     1. Agate Bronze Lamp  2. Fluer Print in Magenta  3. Agate Boxes  4. Stone Platters   5. Bargello Avenue Pillow  6. Fuchsia Graphic Pillow  7. Blue and Brown Garden Stool

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    Weekend Window {The Art of Laura Dro}

    I love finding new artist and when they are as passionate about their work as I am about The Shop, it is a perfect match.  Finding unique and special pieces for The Shop is always a priority for me. So when our latest addition, Laura Dro and her stunning art pieces showed up in my in-box I couldn’t say YES fast enough.  One look at her bold and colorful pieces and you can’t help but become filled with inspiration!  Her pieces are even set to make their BIG debut this coming fall with The Land Of Nod! This collection includes prints in bold Ikats, whispy florals and gorgeous peacock feather interpretations.

    It’s easy to see how Laura’s pieces can finish off any entry, brighten up a chic living room or rock a gallery wall up any staircase! We are thrilled to welcome her and can’t wait to see what you all think of her pieces. Head on over to her designer section of The Shop and take it all in…they will knock your socks off!

     

     

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    1. Fluer Print in Teal  2. Zanadoo Brass Chandelier 3. Turquoise Mongolian Fur Pillow 4. Haze Mimosa Ikat Pillow  5. Orange Peacock Pillow  6. Citrus Art Print  7.Resin Antlers   8. Turquoise Linen Stool

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    Q&A with Laura Dro of Laura Dro Designs

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    We are so excited to announce the addition of Laura Dro Designs & Art to Shop Ten 25! Laura has a great eye for color and design, and her original artwork delivers a big dose of color, texture and wow factor to a room. We caught up with Laura this week to get some insight on her background, what she loves most about her work and her biggest sources of inspiration. Don’t forget to follow her blogFacebook, Pinterest and Twitter (@LauraDroDesigns). Then head over to Shop Ten 25 to check out her collection!

     

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    What’s your story?

    Laura Dro: I grew up in Jacksonville, FL near the sunny Atlantic Beach and received my B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Florida. I think growing up in Florida instilled the bright and vibrant colors that influence my artwork. I have always worked in a creative field; from working as an art teacher to working at an Art Consulting firm in Chicago. I couldn’t stay away from the art industry! I always knew I was destined for a creative career where my hands were covered in paint, but it took me several years to hone in on what I really wanted to do. Painting and creating textile designs is a great combination for me. I can pick up the paint-brush and create a great painting and then use that as inspiration for new patterns.

     

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    How did you become a designer?

    Painting and exploring the arts has always been a constant in my life.  Putting a paintbrush to canvas is second nature and is something I’ve done since I was little.  In college, I learned the technical side of painting. Afterwards, I really took the time to develop my style.  It wasn’t until I was designing stationery and wedding invitations in 2009 that I really started to develop a love of my artwork on different types of products.  That experience made combining art with textile designs a natural next step for me!

     

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    What draws you to art and textiles?

    I love that the possibilities are endless!  It’s never monotonous to me and I love challenging myself.  There’s always a new look or trend, and I love interpreting those with my own style! It’s also exciting to see my artwork develop for a product or discover a new series of paintings. My favorite aspect of my job is knowing that someone chose my artwork to hang in their home. It’s a very humbling feeling.

     

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    Where do you find inspiration for your work?

    I am very inspired by interior design and home . There are so many wonderful things you can fill your home with. I also love venturing outside of my comfort zone. It gives me such a different perspective on things, which is just what every artist needs!  Travel has also influenced my artwork and designs.  Seeing different cultures and textiles from trips to Greece or Paris plays a big role in my work.

     

    Describe your style.

    Color is where it all starts for me! My paintings, designs, and artwork are a versatile blend of modern and classic designs with fresh and vibrant colors.

     

     

     


     

     

     

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