This past three day weekend gave me a bit of time to organize The Studio a bit. We are getting ready to start a major remodel on our home and deciding what to pack for storage has become a bit of a pain. The Studio has to be the most challenging space to pack and I am having to narrow down the pile of project files, fabrics and office supplies to keep with me over the next few months.
Of course I became sidetracked when I found one of my very first projects that helped launch Studio Ten 25! I love this bachelor pad and how bold the color and pattern were. This Downtown Dallas loft opened so many doors for me and it will always be special to me! We converted one of the bedroom closets into a mini-recording studio, commissioned a fabulous watercolor of Eva Mendes and created the perfect crash pad for our client and his friends to hang out in.
When it came to decorating this 1,500 square foot loft, he knew exactly what he wanted – a hip and modern feel with edgy yet comfortable pieces to lounge around on. The bedrooms are minimal yet comfortable and provide a nice place to crash after a late night on the town. But the crowning glory of this loft is the high-tech toys, a pool table, arcade area with Mrs. pac man no less and an in home recording studio that resides in the master closet.
Since it is typical of loft apartments to be bare and industrial, I wanted to provide more texture, color and interest. I combined a variety of different wood tones, bright fabrics and colorful accessories. The effect is warm and trendy, and it avoids the predictable and uninspired look of a matching suite of furniture. By designing a few custom details and evoking a feeling of the great urban surroundings, we softened this loft’s hard edges, brought in tons of color and created a space that has both good looks and the details for an urban social getaway. All I want to know is….Can I be added to the guest list at your next house party?