Shannon Berrey

Timeless Paper

Monday, August 01, 2011

With the upcoming Gala that I am decorating for, I have had party on the brain for
 several weeks. If I wasn't a designer, I think I would love being an event planner!
I thought I would share some fun namecards from a company I have had saved in
 'my favorites' for a while--Timeless Paper.

You've heard me say it before--It's all about the details: in decorating your home or for a party,
and I think these little delicate paper cut cards would be the perfect way to find your seat.

Maybe it's the way they simply perch on the edge of the glass or their nod to nature designs...
wouldn't they just be the talk of the party?

Emily started the company several years ago and when success ensued, she brought her husband,
 as well as several other employees, on board. Every single piece is handmade from start to finish. 
And the namecards are only one of many items she creates. Check out the handmade menu cards.  

And these bees--wouldn't they bee perfect for a little girls 'Cute-as-can bee' party! 

Visit Emily's blog/website to see all that she has to offer.

So tell me--if you could be anything other than what you are right now,
what would you be??

{all pics via Emily's site}

Laurel magazine: in the Rambles

Friday, July 29, 2011

Forgot to tell you guys that I am in this magazine this month:

They showcased a home I designed 4 years ago. In all honesty, the house is way more beautiful
in person. It is owned by a great family and it was one of the most fun projects {and probably the
biggest home--6400 sq ft!!} I have ever worked on. I haven't been back to it in years and I wasn't
present for the photo shoot. AND, I never hired a photographer to take 'after' photos for my
portfolio---bad, horrible, huge mistake. Lesson learned....

It would be so interesting to sit in on a magazines decision making meeting as to which pictures
 are used and the reasons behind it. For instance, this home has gorgeous multiple fireplaces, an
 open beautiful kitchen, fun kids rooms, a massive inviting entrance foyer with a lovely staircase...wish
 they had photos of that! *sigh*   

If you want to see the whole article and read the interview, click here.

**I had a problem with the link, but think it's fixed now!

A new Sarah is tomorrow on HGTV {at least for us Americans!}
 Episode 4 is the redo of Andrews bedroom.

 I spot one of my very favorite fabrics of all times on the upholstered bed--Chiang
Mai Dragon! 


Have a great weekend! 

Kind of like magic..

Thursday, July 28, 2011

They arrived today...

The contents in these 6 boxes will decorate a 13,000 sq ft ballroom at Harrah's Casino
 in a mere 2 weeks. 

400+ people will be attending our fundraiser 'Here's to Hollywood Gala', as we raise money
 for our local hospital.  

No pressure.  

Lovely lakehouse

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Designer Meg Braff may be based in Manhattan, but she's a southern girl at heart.
Every summer she packs her family of 4 boys and husband up and heads to their 
Mississippi lakehouse. The house has seen 3 generations of Meg's family and is 
tagged 'Bikini Point' by her Uncle.

Meg gave the house a recent face-lift with a 4-bedroom addition, but being very careful
 to keep the charm of the existing home. The original brick floors got a glossy recoat
 while the walls and ceilings were covered in Benjamin Moores White Dove.

Because family gatherings can bring 40 people to the lakehouse, a lot of seating
 was necessary. Meg outfitted the deep hearth with custom cushions and she used
woven cubes that can be moved around for additional seating. 

In the family room, the walls are covered in a grasscloth wallpaper and then painted
blue. I love how keeping the trim, the walls, and the bookcases the same color
 creates such a lovely calm. .   

It's fun seeing the formal style of the sofa paired with the rustic coffee table and
twig lamp. A great example of how fabrics can unify even the most unlikely of pairings.   

The punchy fabric in the guest room looks so great and unexpected used on the bedskirt.
 Because it is a busy pattern, it could be overwhelming, but is beautifully balanced by using
the simple white bedding.  

{all pics via Southern Living

To see more of Meg's work, view her website here. 

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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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