Designer Abbe Fenimore is a Rue favorite. (Really – we named her one of our Top Designers to Watch!) Her firm, Studio Ten 25, is anything but boring and her portfolio is the ultimate color-lover’s dream. The spaces she creates are jam-packed with personality, as Abbe has mastered the art of blending colors, patterns, and textures. Since one of the top questions we get at Rue is how to make a bold statement without going overboard, we thought we’d check in with the Dallas designer. She is, after all, an expert in the matter. Today, she’s sharing the necessary steps to make that “wow-moment” you crave without looking, well, crazy.

Start the slideshow and you’re on your way to layered perfection.