Shannon Berrey

Friday's fabric frustrations.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Say it 3 times fast. Then help a sista out.

I scored these great chairs for a client. They feel very Missoni inspired, don't ya think?

I am now selecting the sofa. The problem is, they look good with so many different fabrics!

Love this nubby charcoal linen.



But, it looks so crisp with this fresh stone fabric.

And look how punchy it becomes with this citrus yellow {minus the 'floor sample'

 throw pillows} piped in a gray-blue! This, however is a hard cell for Mr. Client.


Which direction would you go?

{iphone pics = wonky colors}

Listen up.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I looooooooooooooooooove Adele. I mean I really love Adele.

 But when I heard these 2 sing her song, it rocked my face off.

Listen. Enjoy. But, hold on to your face.



Now, while you are in your happy place, gaze at this face for a minute:








{Beau in the front, Bella in the back}


Your Thursday is officially better.


You're welcome.




CornerStone: Artefact

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


When I first walked in to Artefact, an architectural salvage store in Cornerstone on the edge

 of Sonoma wine country, I wasn’t prepared. You know when you enter a store, or a house or

maybe just a fabulous space and you are instantly consumed with endorphins?? You want to

immediately come face-to-face with the owner because you know that you have a common bond

 and you are destined to become friends...

Well, that’s how smitten this blogger was when she regained her composure upon walking in. 


 This gigantic hand greets you upon entering. And see the peek of chalky blue off to the right?

 It's a 20' wall of stacked vintage chairs *awesome*

This art installation is backdropped with loads of ropes. Look closely and you can make out

 the wooden legs of the gal carrying 75 tons of wooden…{?} stuff all while still checking

 herself in  her hand mirror. 




These silver skulls almost changed my mind about Halloween decor! 

If you are really lucky, you'll get to meet the shop dog, Axel. 


Artefacts is right outside the fantastic store, Zipper, that I wrote about here and next to Keating Winery. 



This little gem is located at the southern gateway to Napa & Sonoma wine country. CornerStone

 Sonoma is an eclectic collection of shops, wineries and a gourmet cafe set amidst nine acres

 of garden installations created by the world's leading landscape architects. If you are lucky

enough to be in the area, I strongly recommend visiting.  

Wedding Dress paintings: Kristina Bailey

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My brothers best friend of 25+ years got married this year. Doug's mom recently posted a

picture of a wedding gift that Doug and Michelle received on Facebook and I thought it

was such an awesome idea that I wanted to share it with you.



A watercolor painting of the brides dress!

For the most part, a bride packs up her wedding dress and it gets placed in the back of the guest

room closet with hopes that maybe one day her daughter might entertain the idea of wearing

THE dress on her own special day.


Thanks to artist Kristina Bailey, the dress that we always dreamed of, shopped

hours for, and wore on our most special day, can now be part of our decor.

 This talented ladies 8x10 paintings have been featured in Southern Lady,

Atlantan Bride Magazine, and Daily Candy.



Kristina grew up in Macon, Georgia and after receiving her BFA in Fabric Design from the

University of Georgia, she interned in New York City in the textile and fashion industries.

She then spent her days dying fabrics and embellishing clothing surfaces, an experience

 that would later greatly influence her painting. An opportunity in visual merchandising

 with a national fashion accessories company brought her back home to Georgia where

she currently lives with her husband in Atlanta.



 To order your own dress painting or an awesome gift for a special bride, contact Kristina at

 her website here. But hurry, she will be going on maternity leave soon!

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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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