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Design Shuffle {Guest Blogging}

15 Jan

I’m honored and excited to be guest blogging on Design Shuffle today!  If you have been intrigued with online design and wanted to to know more about the process, pop over to their fabulous site to see the post. See how online design can give you access to an interior design with out the design fees involved.  This up and coming service allows you to design your room on your time & budget!

At Studio Ten 25, we call our online design service HOME AWAY FROM HOME! We would love to talk to you about putting the finishing touches on that unfinished room!


A few of my favorite Home Away From Home Projects


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Looking Back…Looking Forward

1 Jan

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.

JANUARY 2010

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!

FEBRUARY 2010

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!

AUGUST 2010

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 2010

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!!

OCTOBER 2010

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!

NOVEMBER 2010

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.

DECEMBER 2010

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

-Abbe

Home Away From Home – Hollywood Regency

9 Nov

Voila!

4 Oct

A few weeks ago, Emily contacted us for help with her backyard patio.  She was hoping to put the finishing touches on the space before a large family event so we had to select items that were available quickly.  See more of her before details HERE.

I was so excited to see the “after” pictures of her patio and couldn’t wait to share them.

Here is the BEFORE picture of the patio. The new cushion fabric was great but the area looked unfinished and lacked a cozy feel.  The furniture arrangement also needed a little rearranging too.

AFTER:  By relocating the chairs, the space feels more open and looks more balanced.

We added a simple outdoor rug that compliments the color from the bricks and stone table tops.  It helps to ground the space and create more of a social area.

I LOVE the pillows that Emily went with, the colors are perfect and the pattern looks great year round. The green garden stools are also a great addition and can be used as accent tables or extra seating.

She used down inserts in all of the pillows because the patio is protected from the weather. A great idea for an outdoor space that is used daily, standard outdoor pillows can be stiff so the down creates more of a cozy place to lounge.

Put it on paper…digitally

20 Sep

I’m finally getting time to sit down and create project boards with my photoshop program! I’m trying to be patient with all of the details I have access to, but it’s such a great tool for creating finish boards.

Here is a quick look at one of my recent commercial projects. I am soo excited about this space and can’t wait to see the changes take place!!!  This is a fabulous Uptown Dallas business (I will share details later) and my client is ready to finish up this glam space.  Yep, I see a few mirrored pieces in her future!!

THE FLOOR PLAN: CREATED AT ICOVIA.COM

Late Summer Update…Home Away From Home

14 Sep

Emily’s back porch is absolutely gorgeous but in need of some serious color. She recently had her existing patio furniture recovered but wasn’t sure what to do next. The space felt awkward and plain so she asked me to pull together a few ideas to spruce the place up.

The brick floors and columns create plenty of texture against the white house so we needed a way to make the space feel connected to the architectural elements.

I created two floor plan options for her to try. I suggested that she try each one, photograph it and then take a look at the images to select the layout that feels more comfortable.

Options #1: Blues and greens brighten up the muted cushion fabric while the mix of pattern, stripes and a solid compliment the white graphic pattern.  I know the garden stool is somewhat cliche  but it brings in interest, color and can be used as a side table. Emily LOVES Jill Rosenwald’s Hampton Links earthenware and I think they are perfect coffee table accents.

Option #2: Reds and greens. I think this is my favorite scheme because the warmer color palette ties in perfectly with the brick and stone tops on the iron coffee and side table.

Update on a Texas Lake

29 Jul

It seams like forever ago that I sat down with my clients to discuss the overall design for their new lake house.  Well, installation day is upon us (next week) and I can’t wait to see everything pulled together.

Cliffs_Possum_outside2

My clients purchased a Modern home on Texas’ Possum Kingdom lake earlier this year and since it was “move in” ready all we had to do was fill it full of furniture. They plan to enjoy the remainder of the summer and fall weekends at the lake house with their children as well as other family and friends. The house will be the perfect get away from the city life back in Dallas.  This house has all of the features that make it the perfect Texas lake house; amazing hand scraped hardwoods, a 20′ high stone fireplace and a stunning view of the dock with lake access.  The design wish list included a comfortable feel, large lounging area for the kids and storage.  My clients entertain as well so they wanted to space to have a touch of refinement for the fabulous parties they will have.

Here is a sneak peak at the finish board for the main family area…enjoy!

Jennifer