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Glamming it up

24 Feb

Behind The Shoot

22 Feb

Sitting Room Before & After

18 Feb

Because you asked…

16 Feb

Let It Be

1 Feb

Today I wanted to share how creating custom art from an existing piece is easy and affordable. I have worked with artist Chris Judy on commissioned pieces as well as recreations of his existing works.  You can see more details on his latest commissioned piece for one of my clients HERE & HERE.

Let It Be is one of my absolute favorite pieces from  Chris’ collection and it also happens to be the one most of my clients gravitate towards too.  Most of my clients are not looking to make an investment in commissioned art  but I think I have found a way to fill their need for “custom art” without breaking the budget. Chris is able to take a piece from existing collection, digitally change the colors and create a piece that is custom for the client. Each piece can be printed on canvas or archival paper and the sizes are made to fit the specified space.

Here is the original Let It Be

Here is the first custom piece we worked on. The client wanted to bring in a warm turquoise with pops of plum and lime green.

And a few images of it in the actually room it was customized for.

I am working on another bedroom in need of oversized art and turned to Chris for options. This guest bedroom has oversized furniture  and the teal, gold and ivory bedding look beautiful with the Venetian plaster and warm wood touches.  The room’s only blank wall is in need of a piece with rich color, bold scale and a contemporary feel.  We once again decided to work with Let It Be.

Here is the final draft, I can’t wait to see what my client thinks of the custom look.

Artistic details

27 Jan

Yesterday, I shared a few pictures from our moving day at a hip commercial office space. Since the space is located in a part of town that has an “artsy” reputation, it’s the perfect place for my client to run his creative business.

We are in the process of adding accessories and tons of color to the space. I picked up these colorful silk pillows from West Elm and they fit right into the artistic feel of the space. These three pieces are going to their new home today and will land on the office bunk bed! Nothing like a bunk bed to crash on after those long nights in the recording studio.

West Elm Water Splash Pillow




West Elm Tie Dye Stripe Pillow




West Elm Mongolian Lamb  14″x36″ Pillow

Moving Day {Dope Creations}

26 Jan

The past two weeks in the Studio have been absolutely crazy busy. I am so fortunate to have clients that think outside of the box and bring me along for the ride!  Stay tuned to the blog over the next few weeks because we have tons of great products, designerss and project features to share. I’m trying to organize the content, it’s all so fabulous and hard to narrow down for the blog.

One of our latest projects is going to ahhhmazzzing! This commercial office is located in one of Dallas’ most unique creative areas, Deep Elm.  Exposed brick, stained concrete floors and industrial railings make this the perfect space for my client’s business.  My client, Dope Creations will be running a clothing line out of the space as well as using a portion of the loft as a recording studio. My client’s colorful abstract art will be displayed throughout the space and can be see from almost every room in the loft.

Here are a few pictures from moving day. We are curently installing furniture, art and accessories and hope to have everyone’s office complete soon!  My favorite part of the space is the custom logo on the ping pong table. They hired a graffiti artist to crate the logo on the table as well as a few other custom pieces for the space. Hopefully their company website will be up soon, I promise to share all of the details.

Project Update: {Custom Wingbacks}

19 Jan

From inspiration to reality. When a client’s space challenges me on scale, I always turn to custom! The dining room we are updating is gorgeous with high ceilings and when we are done, it will be a gorgeous refined lodge like dining space.  The table is in great shape and my client loves the size and style. But, her dining room chairs are a bit blah and she was ready to kick the room up a few notches.

We are having the all wood chair transformed into a cozy fabric and leather combination.  Adding all leather wingback chairs to the ends of the table was something my client has had her mind on for a while. Since the scale of the existing chairs were a bit on the small size, finding a leather wingback that was in scale to them was becoming a pain.

Here is the inspiration for the dining room wingbacks.

I stopped by the work room to see how the frame shape was going and here is what the guys were up to…

On my next visit to the workroom, I was so happy to see the leather on the chairs. I love that the seat cushion is removable, this will help to make clean up after meals much easier if things spill. We are waiting on the nail heads and these gorgeous chairs will be finished and ready to go home.

Since using real leather can be costly, we decided to go with a leather look. Fabric manufactures have a wonderful offering of faux leathers on the market today. They are easy to use for upholstering, durable and keep your budget in check.  We selected Duralee’s version in Saddle.

Project Update / Rustic Tuscan

12 Jan

I wanted to share more progress and update you on this out of town project. I am beyond excited to see how everything comes together. The commissioned art pieces were recently installed and they look ahhmazing!  The pieces were named “The Experience”  and are the genius work of Dallas artist, Chris Judy. I worked with Chris throughout the four month process, you can see more of those details HERE.

As soon as you enter the front door, these stunning pieces sit on each side over the Regency Buffetts from Ebanista. Talk about making an entrance! Here is the view looking in from the Mediterranean style pool at night.

Here is a better look at each piece in the daylight. Looking forward to accessorizing now!

Let’s  take a look at a few more of the new additions. Back in October, I gave you a sneak peek of the pool area, main living room and some of the custom pieces in the guest casitas.

One of the guest rooms is almost complete! We are waiting on the accent pieces, art and the reupholstered “parrot” chair that my client loves.  The large Henredon bed was a piece that my client has had for a while, I love the arch and leather inset of the headboard.  We had custom bedding made in teal, gold and dark espresso browns. My favorite fabric is the Barbara Barry Poetic Plush in Cumin from Kravet, it really pulls it all together.

Since the bathrooms are all stone and Venetian plaster, I thought it would be fun to soften things up a bit. I used the Barbara Barry Poetic Plush again in one of the guest rooms to match the bedding…

And I decided to “branch” out with Eric Cohler’s Woods Print from Lee Jofa in the other bathroom.

I was happy to see that the new leather Chesterfield love seats from Old Hickory Tannery had arrived for the lounge area in the bar. They are very manly and will make the perfect place to guests to sit by the fire while sipping on a scotch. That’s how I imagine it anyway, I’m sure the guys will be drinking beer! This room will scream classic gentleman’s bar once all of the final pieces are in place!

We also received this hand carved console table from George Cameron Nash in the Dallas Design Center! It sits just behind the larger of the two sofas in the main living room.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you enjoyed the sneak peak and I look forward to sharing more as things progress!

Studio Ten 25 Is In The HOUZZ!!

6 Jan