Shannon Berrey

A good egg

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter is sneaking up on us. Have you decorated your eggs yet? Just in case you haven't, and you are looking for some fun ideas, you are in luck! Today I am filling your easter basket with a round-up of some really great Easter egg ideas. 

How about baking cupcakes inside your eggs??

And just in case you need a sign for your Easter Egg Hunt, you can download this free pretty printable over at Studio DIY: 


The Inn at Hastings Park

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Do you have 'one day I will..' dreams like I do?? There are several dreams that I would certainly love to entertain when I grow up {i.e. when both of my kids are in college}. One of those dreams would be to get my hands on a historic old building and renovate it into a beautiful B&B. It would boast beautifully appointed rooms decorated with the goods of local artists, gorgeous gardens, delicious {local} food, and amazing hospitality.   

Someone else had this same dream and just 2 months ago, the Kennealy family opened The Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington, Massachusetts. Under the design direction of Robin Gannon Interiors, it features 22 modern, individually designed rooms in three historic buildings. Built in 1888, the Main House was home to a descendent of one of Lexington's first families, who settled the town in the 1600s. The other house is the Isaac Mulliken House, named in honor of the spirited politician who lived there in the mid-nineteenth century. The third building at The Inn is the Barn, which is rumored to have been a casket factory at some point along the way.

So much of the sourcing hails from local New England craftsmen. The woven American flag rug can be seen in 3 of the rooms, which is appropriate, being that this is 'the birthplace of American liberty'.   

Each room offers a modern interpretation of the traditional New England Americana style. Guests will discover Sister Parish Designs and Peter Fasano wallpapers, as well as Dunes and Duchess candelabras and sconces, and O&G Studio wood furniture.

Beautiful, right?? So tell me, what are some of your career dreams??

{images via Michael J Lee} excited!

Monday, April 14, 2014

There is a brand new exciting site on the horizon and it consists of some of my favorite bloggers and makers. is launching in May under the creative direction of the one and only, Danielle Krysa, also known as The Jealous Curator. This is how she explains the site: 
 'On GREAT.LY it’s the tastemakers that have the shops and do all of the selling, so that the makers only have to worry about doing what they truly love doing… making! And for the tastemakers – they spend their days searching the world for beautiful things to write about, but rarely get paid for those discoveries {selling ads only goes so far}… so we’re aiming to make this a win-win-win situation! Makers make and earn. Tastemakers sell and earn. Buyers get one, clean, curated, non-cluttered market place filled with amazing products from all over the world brought to them by the tastemakers that they already follow.' 


Pretty cool, right?? And just to get you more excited, here are some of the folks already on board:

If you want to set up your own boutique on, they are searching for Makers! Visit The Jealous Curator for all of the details.  

(images via The Jealous Curator}

Bits and Pieces

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

I certainly didn't plan to stay away from the blog this long, but when Spring arrives, life always seems to get busier than I remember. Which is silly really, because it happens every single year. 

We have been enjoying warm days and the pretties that Spring is just starting to offer. The grass got it's first haircut and the tulips are just exiting their prime.  

I have had great visits with dear friends {love you, Jill and Angela!}. I love the ladies in my life and am so thankful for them! {Even if they are trying to add to my waistline with their gifts of cheesecake, macaroons, and enormous slices of cake!}. 

I have been doing some painting projects. Here is a pillow that I painted of a client's alma mater that just made it's way to Tennessee. 

And I was excited when this showed up yesterday. No matter what the age we are, we always love to get care packages from our moms, right??


And guess who is headed to Disney tomorrow to compete in the High School Show Choir competition???? 

One hundred of our very best!!! They sing, they dance and they perform like rockstars! Here they are {Jacks on the left} killing it to Justin Timberlake's 'Suit and Tie' !!

Hope you are having a great week!

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