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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 {Emerald Green}

    The word is out and every designer, fashionista, and color enthusiast out there is buzzing… Emerald Green is our 2013 Pantone Color of the Year!! How about that? More jewel-tones. I love it! There have been some awesome posts out there featuring this saturated hue so, I thought, why not join in the fun. Here are a handful of emerald green selections from the Shop for you to enjoy.
    So, what do you think? Are you loving this color or did Pantone miss the mark?

     

     

     

    1. “True Green” Special Edition Art 2.Foam Cased Vase 3.Louis Vuitton Purse Print 4.Andu Malachite Boxes 5. Ikat Zig-Zag Pillow 6.Green Slither Chair

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    Weekend Window {Boo Fest}

    Creepy crawlies and scary spookies are right around the corner. I may not be dressing up in any fancy costumes this year, but it sure is fun to indulge in a part of the Halloween festivities. Orange, black, and metallics turn out to be a really gorgeous color palette when you apply it to home decor! AND, don’t forget about our BIG anniversary sale going on through Sunday! 25% off EVERYTHING through Sunday.

    Happy Halloween-ing!

     

     

    1.Warm” Painting 2. Agate Bronze Lamp 3. Converge Nickel Votives 4. “Black & White (and a bit in between)” by Celerie Kemble 5. Metallic Drum Garden Stool 6. Black Lacquer Block Cocktail Table 7.Black & White Faux Fur Pillow 8. Orange Jute Fringe Pillow

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    Weekend Window {Pantone Fall}

    This season has a line-up of gorgeous of colors!! Announced by Pantone, the go-to for color trend forecasts, they include saturated jewel-tones alongside softer pastels and strong neutrals. I just couldn’t help but share my own collection of products inspired by the palette. Want to see more of Pantone’s fall color report? See it here.

     

     

    1. Mary Lee / Light Blue 2. Chole Bowls 3. Foam Cased Vase 4. Brown Zig Zag Pillow 5. Fuchsia Honeycomb Pillow 6. Green Linen Stool 7. Shagreen Leather Lamp

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    Weekend Window {Summer Neons}

    Summer is in full swing and there’s nothing that I love more when the heat is gettin’ me down than a shot of serious neon colors! These are just a few that I’m in love with right now. I mean, how could you not be happy when looking at these shades? Give your home or wardrobe a Summer makeover with a few bright moments of neon color and I guarantee you’ll feel better… or at least more cheerful! Have a great weekend everyone!

     

     

     

    1. Jellyfish Chandelier 2. Mary Lee Print 3. Pink Greek Key Pillow 4. Green Butterfly Pillow 5. Ivory & Orange Zig Zag Pillow

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    Weekend Window {America The Beautiful}

    Can you believe it’s almost July??!!! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to crack open a cold drink, start-up the grill, and sit back and relax while watching some gorgeous fireworks. It won’t be long before I’m actually doing that! The 4th of July is right around the corner and in celebration of such a significant day for all American friends, I thought I would share a collection of patriotically colored pretties that hit the mark on style while missing the target on cheesy. Today’s post is an example of how to achieve that look. Hope you enjoy your Summer holiday!

     

     

     

    1. Mary Lee, Deep 2. Red Crackle Lamp 3. Starburst Mirror in White 4. Large Garden Stool 5. Blue Vivacious Pillow

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    Weekend Window {Spring Awakening}

    No two ways about it… Spring has arrived in North Texas!! The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the grass is growing (and fast too… lawn mower, here we come!). Today’s Weekend Window is inspired by just that – the growth, vibrance, and joy of Spring time. For those that celebrate, Easter is coming up this weekend as well. I can’t wait to toss my boots and sweaters for sundresses, fabulous colored denim and a sassy pair of wedges. How about you? Will you be wearing Spring pastels this weekend? You can be sure that I’ll be donning both very soon!

     

     

     

    1. Mary Lee Bright Art Print 2. Capiz Pendant 3. Paulette Aqua Glass Lamp

    4. Ice Glass Coffee Table 5. Needlepoint Zig Zag 6. Back Bay Blue Needlepoint Pillow

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    Weekend Window {The Art of Mary Lee}

     

    A great piece of artwork goes a long way when designing a room. The selection of a piece of artwork is highly personal and completely subjective but undeniably an important element in any room.
    For the past several months, I’ve included the artwork of Mary Lee in the shop and I am thrilled to finally feature her in a Weekend Window post! Not only do I offer Mary’s work in the shop but I have commissioned her for multiple client projects through Studio Ten 25 as well. I can tell you that without a doubt that she is a joy to work with and a stunning artist!! Her style is abstract, organic, thoughtful, and energetic. I love using her pieces as a jolt of energy and life in rooms that are very neutral and uncluttered. Take the few pieces below for an example… Keeping your upholstery and accessories simple and monochromatic will give your artwork all the more impact! If you prefer a more layered look, try hanging one of these pieces on a striking tone-on-tone wallpaper… you’ll be surprised at the difference it makes!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

     


     

     

    1. True 2. Deep 3. Lifted 4. Dickinson Club Chair 5. Crosby Chocolate Console 6. Elexis Crackle Gunmetal Lamp

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    Weekend Window {Spring Color 101}

     

    I know it may seem crazy to think about, but Spring and all it’s glory will be here before you know it!! Soon our days will be longer, warmer, brighter, and greener. I can hardly wait! In perhaps hasty anticipation, I thought it would be nice to share a few Spring colored items that were recently added to the shop.
    When decorating for warmer weather, I like to choose just few cheerful colors and play around with the intensity of them. Some soft and muted, others bold and vibrant. Much like the hardy Spring flowers that poke their heads through the cold Winter ground, these pops of fresh color will be a pleasant reminder in your home that things are about to change!!

    1, Lifted Art Print 2, Orange Wastebasket 3, Pebble Vases 4, Orange Placemats 5, Pink Java Pencil Case

    6, Dove Ziggy Pillow 7, Tangerine Ziggy Pillow 8, Houndstooth Pouch

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