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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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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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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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Bold & Bright

Since the blog has been filled with gift guides over the past few weeks, I thought it would be fun to show off a few project updates. This past week a client’s T.V. room was about 90% installed and let me tell you…IT IS BOLD, BRIGHT and I LOVE IT!!! It is so fun when a client throws their hands up and says “let’s just go for it”. And go for it we did!  Forgive the iPhone pics, but I don’t want to give too much away just yet!

I’m a huge fan of mixing pattern, color and textures and this room has been the perfect place to bring all of those design elements in. We painted the room and installed one of Kravet’s Perfect Plains in a teal linen for the drapes.  Pillows are always a great way to bring in color and pattern, so of course we used Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Adras Ikat from Schumacher. I love that her puppy dog, Boscoe decide to pose in front of them too!






I think my favorite part of the room has to be the addition of the Paul Smith Swirl Rug from The Rug Company! The bold pattern and color really made a huge impact on the new pieces in the room…and I think it is a keeper!



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Pretty New Pillows

Yesterday I was out and about sourcing for a few client’s and spotted these fabulous new pillows…or as The Rug Company calls them…cushions!  All under $150 each, these new cushions from their Studio Collection are my new favorites!!  I’m pretty sure they will end up in a few of The Studio’s current projects, I love my job.







My favorite flat weaves

I have been in the process of updating the overall look Studio and I think I am going to go with a cotton flat weave or a  Dhurrie rug.  Dhurrie rugs are flat woven, meaning that they have no pile. They can be made from wool, cotton or synthetic materials and can be hand woven or machine made. These rugs are usually reversible. The pattern on the front can be viewed clearly from both sides. Authentic Dhurries are made in India and are made of wool or cotton and come in a variety of sizes.   West Elm has some of the most fabulous Dhurries and I love all of the graphics!

Andalusia Rug


Izmir Rug in Slate


Ankara Dhurrie



You can find flat weave rugs all over the place but my favorites are from The Rug Company and Madeline Weinrib. I love that these vendors offer a lower price point while still bringing the bold designs, colors and quality they are known for. We are fortunate to have a West Elm and The Rug Company Showrooms here in Dallas.  I stopped by The Rug Company last week as they were getting in their new Dhurries….





I am in love with the HUGE selecting that Madeline Weinrib has in her cotton collection. I have tried to use her rugs multiple times but didn’t have the 18 weeks to wait for one of them.  They are gorgeous!!

Orange Over Easy


Light Blue Megan



Pink & Orange LuLu


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Adding Orange

Thank you all so much for your emails and comments about the tangerine article from The Dallas Morning News. I loved seeing how one bright and graphic piece inspired so many of you to consider adding a bold color to your home.  I thought it would be fun to share a few simple ways to add bold and even graphic pieces to your home without going overboard.  Since tangerine and orange were the topic of the day, I though I would show you a few of my favorite pieces.

There are two ways really that you can bring in a bold color like orange to your room. Let’s start with BOLD shall we. If you are starting out with good basics in your room and are willing to make the investment to change a few pieces out, here are a few ideas.  Accent chairs, light fixtures, rugs and paint and wallpaper will be the key elements to going bold in your room.


Chandelier | Orange Wallcovering | Udaipur Orange Rug | Orange Wingback Chair



If that is a bit much for you but you still want the pop of color, you may want to KEEP IT SIMPLE. By changing pillows, adding throw blankets and a few accessories you can bring in the bold look of orange with out going overboard.  Here are a few simple looks and accessories to inspire you. I love finding unique and graphic pieces that can keep your room interesting and add just the right amount of orange.


Sitting room |  Bedroom |  Warm Art PrintAthens Stripe PillowZig Zag Pillow | WastebasketLamp Orange throw

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Obsession: Peacock Light

I am a huge fan of The Rug Company and have used quite a few of their gorgeous rugs over the past year.  Now that I am in the process of changing up The Studio office…I can’t stop thinking about their Peacock rug from Matthew Williamson! It’s so fabulous it comes in light…and dark…swoon!


And since I am a big fan of TRC and follow their blog…my obsession kicked into overdrive when I spotted this custom Peacock Light stair runner! Seriously? Ahhhmazing and just gorgeous. Now who will let me create a custom stair runner for their home??


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This One? Or That One?

This week we are putting the final touches on a project and I wanted to see what my lovely readers thought about the options.  I stopped by to see Oscar and Michael at The Rug Company here in Dallas to select a few rug options for a client’s living room. We have narrowed it down to two gorgeous pieces and I thought it would be fun to get your vote.

First we have the Ponti Rug. I love the graphic pattern, I tried to use the red version of this beauty in a previous project but it didn’t work out so I am excited to try it again.


The second option is the Mohair Sable rug. Stunning, simple and tons of sheen. Even though this rug is basic, the sheen and texture really pull the space together.


Here are both of the rugs in the space.  With the rich wine red mohair chairs, fawn leather sectional and sleek linear wall tiles…both of these rugs really do work. Although I love the mohair rug and the way it makes the space feel sophisticated and sleek, the Ponti rug is fabulous too. I am a sucker for a great graphic rug so I hate to pass this one up…I just can’t decide.

What do you think??? I would love to hear your thoughts. I will post images of the winner next week!!!



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Bring on the Dhurries…

The Rug Company is know for fabulous high priced rugs designed by leading design and fashion stars including Kelly Wearstler, Diane Von Furstenberg and Allegra Hicks. But, Today they launch their new Studio Collection line with a collection of Indian dhurries. I love how they are  giving even the budget conscious shopper access to affordable high style!

The new dhurries are available in seven color ways  and prices start in the $300 range and up!  The first seven designs in the debut collection, known as ‘Udaipurs’, will be joined by ‘Asan’, ‘Haveli’, ‘Chevron’ and ‘Jali’ dhurries in early 2012. Each rug, hand-made from 100% cotton, is GoodWeave certified and comes in five standard sizes ranging from four by six feet to nine by twelve feet.

Stop into a showroom or learn more about the new line on The Rug Company’s website.


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