Shannon Berrey


Thursday, October 27, 2011

No, this isn’t the way we decorate our house for Halloween. Although, I’m sure my neighbors are somewhat always scared as to what they may drive by in my driveway…heck, who am I kidding, my husband is probably scared as to what he will come home to. There are always projects.

This is a clients childhood furniture—a bed, desk, dresser and bedside table that I am

 sanding, priming and painting for a new guest room in their mountain cottage. It is going to

 be a really fun transformation. I am hoping for an install next week so stay tuned.

At 9:30 last night, my son decided that he is, in fact, going to dress up for a Halloween party

 that is happening on Saturday night. ‘I need you to make this costume, mom. It's simple.’

Upon some investigating, I discovered I will need battery operated lights {only available

at Radio Shack}, gold spray paint, gold lame fabric, tons of hot glue, some kind of helmet,

 lots of cardboard, 2 cabinet knobs, 2 plastic cups, a sewing machine, and black mesh.



A million dollars to the person who can guess the costume.

Good Luck.

Meeting Grace: Design Sponge

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Grace visited Asheville yesterday. It was great to see so many locals as excited to

meet her as I was. 


She writes one of the most popular design blogs, Design Sponge, in the country and has just

 released a book which is filled with fantastic interiors and some great ‘how-to’ projects.   


Malaprops bookstore was filled with folks who joined in on a stamping project

with Grace’s direction.



I have seen Grace on the Nate Show, on her blog and in her ‘how-to’ videos, but

I was surprised at how tiny she is!!


She was so lovely and kind. She signed all of our books and we 'blog talked'.




Go get her book if you haven't already!!

{Thanks Maris for tagging along with mom and snapping pictures!}

Caitlin Wilson Textiles

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I have been anxiously waiting and am so excited that Caitlin Wilson's textile line has finally launched!

She has fantastic pillows and fabrics by the yard. Look at how beautifully all the pillows work together. 

You can browse all her goodies here.

Hello again, beautiful kitchen

Monday, October 24, 2011

5 years ago when we moved in to our current home, we had a plan. We were going to live here in our 'temporary' home for 3 years and then build a home. But, life had other plans. We had no idea

 that the housing market would still be where it is today, and that selling the house would probably

 be beyond impossible. So, we have hunkered down and realized we are staying put. But, it hasn’t

 kept me from dreaming about the kitchen that I would have designed for the new house. 



You have probably seen my dream kitchen as it has seen a lot of ‘web time’. It is the

beautiful kitchen of blogger, Joan, of for the love of a house    







She has beautifully renovated her New Hampshire home and she graciously shares

her resources for the kitchen with the readers of her blog—Ikea, Lowes, Scott’s, Restoration

 Hardware--just to name a few.  








To see more of my ‘dream kitchen’ and the rest of this beautiful home, check out

For the love of a house.  

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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