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Monday, April 23, 2012

I hope you had a great weekend! Our weather has been about as predictable as the secret service--rain, sun, and then last night surrounding towns had snow! I feel like sincere apologies need to be offered to my flowers and shrubs. They are trying their darndest to hang tough but they are suffering. To see some gorgeous flowers along with some great DIY projects, you need to check out this months Styled Magazine that just went live this weekend.

One of my favorite images from the magazine are these great knobs from Chocolate Creative.

 

 

 

Another great read that is just out -- the May issue of Southern Living. It's like opening a yearbook and reading all about your pretend friends!

 

There's an article on the colorful designer Katie Ridder's house.

 

A shot of the ever so stylish Barrrie Benson that I just featured last week. {It looks like she has tweaked her living room a bit in this shot}

And my fave of faves...Erika Powell of the crazy popular blog, Urban Grace Interiors. How great is this cozy nook in her home? Paint-by-number dogs on the wall---'nuff said.     

{images via Southern Living}

I got to spend Friday working at our Mustang Round-Up--the high school's fun day full of student Olympics, food and inflatables. This was Maris' team. 

I can't wait to see the t-shirts get exchanged for Prom dresses this Saturday!! Is it odd that I may be as excited as Maris and her friends for this weekend?? It has been so much fun to be involved in all of the decorations and planning. I have been having flashbacks of painting the photo backdrop for my own prom. Fun times! I will share some of the decor with you soon but I don't want to ruin it for the possibly one prom goers who read my blog.     

It's approaching!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Emily's new office

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Emily recently moved into a house that she is renting. Lucky her, the landlord allowed her to paint everything her choice of colors {of course, she did win Design Star so she sort of knows a little bit about what's up} She decided that the green dining room wasn't working for her. Actually, she decided that the room would serve her much better as an office.

She decided on navy walls. Loyal Blue {flat} by Sherwin Williams, to be exact.

She then installed Ikea flooring {$150!! You couldn't find a rug that big for that price!} What a huge difference already, right?

And then all of the Emily wonderfulness made it's way in.

 

 

If you want all the dibs on everything in the room, go check her here

{all images via Emily Henderson}  

The colorful Barrie Benson

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Do you remember the fantastic home of Charlotte Interior designer, Barrie Benson and her architect husband, Matt? i love it today as much as when I first saw it in Domino years ago. Barrie loves color and she uses it everywhere--on the walls, upholstery and large oversized artwork. It feels like my yard right now--just bursting with color! Not only is her house fantastic, but take a look at some of my favorites from her portfolio.       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Barrie has also designed some beautiful commercial projects which are just as incredible and youthful and full of saturated happiness. Poole Boutique in Charlotte is gorgeous is one of Barrie's projects and it is one of those boutiques where upon entering, I would gasp a little and wouldn't be able to look at the goods until I did complete 360's many, many times.          

 

 

 

 

To see more of Barrie's portfolio, click here.  

{all images via Barrie Benson}


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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