Shannon Berrey

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Do you have music playing while you work? I have gotten to a point that having my favorite tunes in the background is almost a must when I am sourcing for my clients, cooking dinner, writing blog posts... you name it. I think that allowing the creative brain to wander a bit, the way that music so wonderfully transports us, is such a crucial part of getting 'in the zone'. At least this is true for me! 

Lately, I have been a bit obsessed with Ed Sheeran. It's on my Spotify non-stop. If you are a friend of mine, you have probably received completely random texts from me announcing my desire to see Ed in concert. {But, because you are a friend of mine, you know random texts coming from me are, well, completely normal.} 

I'm in green......

  

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 I missed the sold out show a few weeks ago and now he's in Ireland and England touring the rest of the year. sigh.....

Since I can't see him live, I thought it would be fun to watch the video for his newest song, Don't. {Who watches videos anymore??} Well, holy moly, now I love it/him even more!!! This dancer is out of control!!!


   



And another video for you....this one is a local band, Mangas Colorado, made up of guys that went to high school with Maris. They are really good and released their first album at the beginning of the year. Maris and Jack, as well as Maris' roommate, Marissa, and many of their classmates, were part of the video that was made in the spring. This Too Shall Pass was shot in downtown Sylva and it is so much fun to see our local guys enjoying such success. 

{Just look for the chica who is having the most fun and all of the flying curls and Jack is to her right, in the plaid shirt} 




Do you guys listen to music while you work?? Share your favorites with me so I can quit my unhealthy obsession with my redhead, Ed.



 

Beautiful Boston Bath

Friday, September 19, 2014

Just because a designer is given an architecturally void space and a tight budget doesn't mean that an amazing transformation can't happen! Stephanie Sabbe of Sabbe Interior Design, was given a bathroom in a Boston Loft with the direction that no walls could be moved, and the basic layout needed to stay the same. 


Before



After

The 'vanity' was a Craigslist dresser score that was outfitted with a porcelain vessel sink {I'm really into a square sink right now!} The faucets and sconces were mounted on top of the mirror {love} and the simple gold frame was mimicked as molding on the rest of the bathroom walls. 



BM Woodlawn Blue paint looks beautiful paired with the gold and the white. 



The floor is covered in a herringbone Carrara Marble and the shower in a simple white subway tile. So sleek.



And that's a Pottery Barn chandy {!} above the reclaimed gorgeous tub. 



What a beautiful bathroom!! 


Before pics via Stephanie Sabbe
After pics via Michael J. Lee




What does your jewelry say about you: Bullfinch and Barbury

Monday, September 15, 2014

I know many gals hearts do dips and flips at expensive baubles and blings. But, if you have been a blog reader for a little while, most of you know that I am so smitten with handmade, inspirational jewelry. Whether it is specially made by my kids when they were small, designed using special photos, or a quote to remember, I am so enamored by heartfelt accessories.   



I just discovered the jewelry designed by Lia Bowman of Bullfinch and Barbury. Each piece is dressed in lavish layers of vitreous enamel, creating a smooth, durable, glass-like surface with vivid colors and exquisite texture. Each one is unique with a rich painterly look. 




 


Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle and The further the distance the tighter the knot. {Bundle set}

















Check out her other beautiful statements of resilience, confidence and strength. 


{not compensated - just love sharing other artists}




Bathroom art

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Decorating for teens is hard. Sometimes an opportunity arises where we can subtly inspire our teens to do better through thoughtful artwork. Here are a few I have selected in case you are shopping for new bathroom artwork for your precious teens. 








You're welcome.


{all images from the great etsy shop, Hairbrained Schemes}




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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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