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Spring Color On DLiving {Before & After}

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.





AFTER:  After spotting this Sellarsbrook Yellow rug at The Rug Company Dallas showroom, I knew it would be the perfect jumping off point for creating a new look for spring.  The Sellarsbrook Blue and Birdie Blossom pillows tied in the spring them too and I love any excuse to change out pillows. 











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.





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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, and even 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.







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!








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.





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.





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.




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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D TV {The Set}

I am ecstatic to finally share a few photos from my latest project! I’ve never created a set for a TV show before, so designing the new set of D Living and D: The Broadcast brought on a lot of new, unexpected challenges for me.  I was glued to the TV yesterday morning to see the two new shows launch and of course to check in on the set that has been a major part of my new year!









I wanted the set’s Living Space to feel cozy and contemporary. But more importantly, I wanted it to have the “D” look that their readers have grown to love and expect.  One of my favorite elements is this custom modular sofa from JC’s Upholstery Dallas, we spend many hours pulling the details together and I am in LOVE with it!  The Amli Lemon and Key Aqua pillows from The Rug Company add some fun color and texture and I love that they are a bit oversized too.  We got the perfect coffee table and side tables from Adriana Hoyos and I can’t wait for the new showroom to open in The Dallas Design District this month!  The stunning silk artwork from Dallas artist Megan Adams Brooks adds a sophisticated burst of color (P.S. her prints and pillows are now available at Shop Ten 25).





The area between the Living Space and Kitchen needed some love, so we installed a great accent wall from Total Design & Mfg Dallas.  And you know no room is complete without a gorgeous rug, so we brought in the Catella rug from The Rug Market  to pull it all together.







We also created a Talk Table area for the hosts. I know this is my first Talk Table and all, but I think this table from Adriana Hoyos looks fantastic in this space. The ladies look fabulous in front of the new downtown Dallas backdrop, I love the big red “D” logo too! And you know I had to throw in a few antlers, this time they are painted a silver metallic and were the perfect finishing touch to dress the coffee table.






This sleek, ultra-modern kitchen from Poggenpohl Dallas looks great, and we added some finishing touches to make it feel more lived in (and a little less sterile). Now local chefs have a place to whip up a yummy meal and show us all of their inside tricks!








D The Broadcast  airs at 9 a.m.  and D Living at 10am weekdays on KTXD/Channel 47, which is also on U-Verse, DirecTV, and Dish Channel 47; Time Warner Channel 24; Verizon Channel 18 and Charter Channel 22. You can watch the show on KTXD’s website and take a look at the opening HERE…the ladies look gorgeous and so does that fabulous Adriana Hoyos sofa!!!  You can also see Tim Rogers review of the first show HERE…make sure you pay close attention to the part where he says “the sets looked great, especially the kitchen.”  I may not have gotten a shout out, but I am on cloud nine to see that the set is getting great reviews!!!


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Changing Art

Have I mentioned how much I love my job?  There is nothing better than seeing that big smile on a client’s face as things begin to come together in their home.  But, my own home is really becoming a drain. I am fortunate to have a husband that doesn’t mind me making changes every now and then…but it’s about to get crazy around here in 2013. I have plans…big plans for this place.

Things are being ordered, custom designed and the waiting game begins. So, while I patiently wait for a few things to show up I have pulled the trigger on a few instant change.  Just last weekend I added a new piece of art over our sitting room sofa.  I have been working with Dallas artist Megan Adams to create a pillow offering and collection of art prints for Shop Ten 25…so stay tuned for that soon!  While we were selecting pieces, I spotted this gorgeous teal and fuchsia piece and loaded it up to see how it looked over the sofa.


BEFORE:  Warmer tones and a soft texture graced the top of our sofa.

Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25



NOW: A lighter color palette with tons of texture. And Miss Ivy approves, I think that seals the deal. I love the change and how bright and cheery the room feels. I think it will be a great addition to the room and will look fabulous with all of the changes that will begin in a few months!