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Shop Ten 25 in High Gloss

2 Feb

Imagine the high pitched scream and multiple OMGs  that came from my office the moment I noticed Shop Ten 25’s pillows in the premier issue of High Gloss Magazine!  I have been counting down the days until HGM finally launched it’s premier issue and it was well worth the wait.  This online magazine was founded and built by the design industry and blogging world’s most fabulous. Design, travel and fashion…what more does a girl need?

Of the 20 pillows that made the “Roll Call”, Shop Ten 25 had five pieces that made the grade!   If you haven’t had the chance to check out High Gloss’ very first issue, then head on over to the site and take a peek! And make sure to check out pages 34-35!

See them in The Shop | St Thomas Yellow Linen | Lulu Raspberry | Ogee Green PillowMarcella Blue BargelloLeopard Pillow

Looking Back…Looking Forward

1 Jan


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!!

MARCH 2010

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.

APRIL 2010

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!

MAY 2010

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!

JUNE 2010

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!

JULY 2010

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.


September was a fabulous month!  I had another feature in Modern Luxury Dallas where I was able to talk about my obsession with Woodson & Rummerfield!

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


Guest Blogger: {Paloma Contreras from High Gloss Magazine}

29 Dec

{One of My Favorite Images from the Upcoming Premiere Issue of High Gloss Magazine}

It may go without saying that the thing I am most looking forward to in 2011 is the official launch of my new digital lifestyle magazine, High Gloss. I can’t wait to see what everyone thinks of our first issue and to watch it grow and progress over the course of the next 12 months. Deciding to start the magazine, creating an amazing team, and working on the first issue has been a complete leap of faith, an incredible learning experience, and the most fun I’ve had in quite some time. So, what am I looking forward to the most in 2011? Besides sharing High Gloss with our readers and hopefully inspiring them to live as stylishly as possible, this is what tops my list.

1. Working with my Amazing High Gloss Team

{High Gloss Editors Kyle Knight, Shannon Wollack, Paloma Contreras and Art Director, Ashley Steen at Maisonry in Napa- Erin Gates and Lauren Rauter were unable to join us on that trip.}

I’m sure every editor in chief must feel like her team is the best, but I really have the most incredible, talented, passionate team out there. I hand-picked each of the amazing editors on the High Gloss team and while I thought I knew how talented they were when I invited them to join this venture, they have floored me with their creativity and fabulous ideas.

2. Conceptualizing Photo Shoots and Working with Some of the Best Talent in the Business

{Dinner in Napa After a Big Shoot- From Left: Art Director, Ashley Steen, Stylist, Maura Nealon, Editors, Shannon Wollack, Paloma Contreras, Kyle Knight and Stylist, Jennifer Keszler}

One of my favorite things about working on High Gloss has been coming up with the concepts for our stories and being very hands-on at photo shoots. Styling has become one of my favorite things to do and I absolutely love collaborating with our photographers, interior designers, floral designers, etc.

{Working on a photo shoot with the amazing interior designer, Tia Zoldan, stylist, Jennifer Keszler and renowned photographer, Grey Crawford was an experience I will never forget. It was such a surreal, amazing day.}

3. Traveling for High Gloss

{Laguna Beach, California}

I absolutely love to travel. It is my favorite thing in the world, so the fact that being the editor in chief of High Gloss requires me to travel quite a bit is just the icing on the cake. Within a period of three weeks, I visited both Southern and Northern California. We have a lot of exciting shoots planned for 2011, so naturally, it will be a year filled with travel. I’m also hoping that my husband and I will be able to return to London and Paris in 2011. He has been so incredibly supportive and I would have never started High Gloss without his unconditional support. I am so blessed to have such an amazing husband!

{St. Helena, California}

Thank you for having me today, Abbe! I hope that 2011 is a wonderful year for everyone!

On The 4th Day Of High Gloss

13 Dec

This is so good that I had to add a second post today! Pop on over to the soon to launch High Gloss Magazine’s 12 days of Christmas Giveaway!  Today, SHOP TEN 25’s Faux Malachite Boxes are on the list so hurry and enter for your chance to win!!

And, subscribe to High Gloss to keep informed on the big launch in January! This magazine will be everything interiors, fashion and travel!  I can not wait to see the first issue!