Looking Back…Looking Forward
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I WISH YOU ALL A FABULOUS 2011
While I was on vacation last week I asked a few of my favorite bloggers to help keep the Studio Ten 25 blog going by guest blogging. The topic: What are you looking forward to in 2011? They could talk about design, color or anything personal. I want to say THANK YOU to the fabulous bloggers for sharing what they are looking forward to in 2011.
So today I thought I would take a look back at my favorite blog post from 2010. I noticed that a few of my favorite bloggers were doing the same thing and I wanted to join the fun. Looking back on 2010 makes me smile, I have been so blessed to have wonderful clients, friends & family who support me and a fabulous network of blogger friends to keep me going.
We…well…I spent most of 2010 completing our home. After we moved in we ripped out the small garage and added a third bedroom and full bathroom. Living in your home during a remodel is a nightmare, so we took a year off to enjoy the new changes. As soon as 2010 arrived, so did all of the new furniture and accessories!
See ya tinky garage…..
After: The small garage in now a comfortable guest room!
Here is a look at my favorite posts from this past year.
Best of the City – Modern Luxury Dallas – Being featured in a local Dallas magazine was the perfect way to kick off 2010. It was my FIRST EVER magazine feature!
Home Office Update – This was the priority room in my client’s home when we started the project. From start to finish, this office took about six months to complete (waiting on back ordered pieces). The rug was so worth the wait, I have never loved orange so much!!
How do you work? – I finally had a home office to call my own this month. I love my home office, it’s where I am inspired and one of my favorite spots to catch up on my soap opera while getting through my to-do list!
Master Bedroom Update – We also finished updating our frumpy master bedroom. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this room now. It’s calming, comfortable and I love waking up here! My husband did have a few requests.
#1 “Let’s not go overkill on the mirrors.” I just had pieces cut for the tops of the night stands and dresser.
#2 “Make sure the puppies won’t ruin anything, I don’t want to hear your complain that something was ruined.” A white duvet that can be bleached…problem solved.
#3 ” Let’s reuse as much of our existing furniture as we can, this remodel thing is getting out of control $.”. Problem solved! My mom helped me update the headboard, that was the biggest change.
Kate Inspired Me – I was walking through Neiman Marcus in Downtown Dallas (where Style/Swoon hosted a fabulous party) and spotted this Kate Spade outfit. It was the perfect piece of inspiration for one of the projects I was working on. I loved the black and white with turquoise and yellow accents. Perfectly Chic!
Barking Hound Village Austin,TX – In 2009 I worked with BHV to remodel an old Dallas steakhouse and turn it into a chic doggy daycare and boarding facility. Now it was time to visit the existing Austin location and bring a fresh new look to the location. I think 2011 will bring more BHV locations…keeping my fingers crossed. I love working with Lisa & Jeremy Jones and Caddo & Ivy love going for daycare!
Cornice Board…funny name…fab design – I was so excited when the installation day for this cornice board came. I had been dying to use something like this in a project and my fabulous clients were on board…pun intended!
Dwell with Dignity – This was the first time I was able to get a front row seat to the amazing work that Dwell with Dignity does in the Dallas Community. Dallas Cowboy Martellus Bennett stopped by to give the boys a grand tour of their new digs! It was an amazing day, I will never forget the smiles on those young boy’s faces!
Custom furniture to the rescue – I was on a budget and time crunch on this commercial project so I turned to my local upholstery workroom to create pieces from our inspiration images. I could not have been happier with the results, custom pieces are quickly becoming a staple in most of my projects these days.
Before & After Dining Room- Whoo Hoo!! We finally finished out dining room / Entry and since it’s one of the first rooms you see when entering out home…it was really about time!!
Ten 25= Three – Dru and I celebrated our three year wedding anniversary and this post tells the story of how we named STUDIO TEN 25.
And it didn’t stop there! We were SO SUPER excited to have our home featured in The Dallas Morning News! Having photos of your house splashed across a section in the DMN is crazy! My hubby said “now we can finally stop buying stuff since the house is decorated!”….Um not so fast…..I still have a few tricks up my sleeves for 2011!
Home Away From Home, Guest Room Update – The online decorating side of my business has really taken off this year and this room was one of my favorites. I can’t wait to see pictures of the final installation.
Home for the Holidays Part 1 & 2 – I was flattered when the DMC asked me to participate in the 2010 Christmas Market Holiday House. I designed the dining room and the Hollywood Glam look was super Chic! I loved loved loved it, it was a fabulous experience.
I’m looking forward to a wonderful 2011, I have so many great things to share this year! Happy New Year