Shannon Berrey


Monday, July 18, 2011

I'm so impressed with people who discover a need in the market for an item and then decide to
 create it themselves. This is exactly what happened when bloggers Danika and Cheryle went
searching for fretwork panels for a clients wardobe makeover. They were able to find some vintage
 panels, but knew that this would be a product that could offer others the chance to create a huge
 impact for a small amount of money. 

Thus, the creation last month of O'verlays

The panels are made out of a lightweight, flexible PVC composite and are paintable.

They created sizes theat are compatable with Ikea furniture--awesome.

There are so many fun ways to use these panels! 

Check out their website for pricing and dimensions.
Good Luck, ladies!

Sarah 101 Episode #2

Saturday, July 16, 2011
Did you catch Sarah's new series on HGTV last Saturday?!  It's at a strange time {4:30} but, I
TIVO it because all her shows should be taped and kept to watch over again and again.
She's just so darn good at this design thing.

Well, if you plan on tuning in today and you don't won't to see what she has planned, then leave
 my blog now! This is a spoiler alert, because I am about to show you pictures of the finished
Consider yourself warned, peeps.


Bear Lake Reserve

Thursday, July 14, 2011

5 years ago I was working for Centex Destination Properties. We were involved in building a new
resort in Tuckaseegee {halfway between Cashiers and Sylva}. It is a fantastic 2100 acre property
set on Bear Lake.  

The Clubhouse is what I am most proud of.    

The main level houses the lobby, a restaurant, private dining room, kitchen,
great room with a fireplace, bar and offices.
This is the Great Room:

On the other side of the dual fireplace is the bar.

We worked to infuse the rustic elements of the property with a contemporary edge. Notice the wooden
barstools upholstered with embossed leather and finished with nail head trim, metal custom-wrapped
fireplace etched with an acid stain, reclaimed wood floors, and glass tiles laid horizontally in the backsplash

I so wish that I was present during this photo shoot. It needs props and flowers so badly!   

On the other side, is the restaurant. The wall of glass doors to the left, slide open to extend the dining
area onto the porch, overlooking the pool. 

Behind this dual fireplace and folding doors is the private dining room.

It is a secluded, smaller, more intimate dining area.

Downstairs is the lounge area.  

The doors in the back left corner lead to the library.
{That metal tray above the fireplace in the Library used to hang above my fireplace in my last house!
 What we don't do for our clients, right?} 

There are wonderful outdoor fireplaces to enjoy.

{Jerry Jaynes Photography}

After the completion of the Clubhouse, I moved on to design the Mountain Lodges {below} which
are located just above the Clubhouse.

{Jerry Jaynes Photography}

It really is a beautiful resort. If you are interested in visiting or finding out more about
what they have to offer, then jump over to their website.

{pics 1-11 Gil Stose Photography}

Surprise! and Winning!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments, emails, and facebook comments regarding Maris' birthday.
She was so tickled with all the love!
It's always been so tough to plan her parties in the summer because her friends are always out of town. 
But, it was her 16th !! So I was going to try. Sure enough, a huge group were on a mission trip.
But, I was able to find a handful who were in town and so the surprise was planned for Sunday night at
her favorite place.     

Claymates. A great paint-your-own-pottery studio in Dillsboro.

They had the boards all ready for her!

Not only can you paint pottery, but they also offer glass fusing, candlemaking and t-shirt printing.

Maris has lots of nicknames. I had enough space on 1 of her cakes to include 3 of them:
marinater {thanks to her friend Ally}, mare-bare {family}, and spark plug {the radio announcers
at the bb games call her this-because she brings such a spark to her team}

She was gifted many sweet, thoughtful presents and was super excited to get a huge
make-up kit  {nobody tell her daddy!}

And of course, Taylor had to share the Justin Bieber love.

{I caught Sarah checking him out}

She has always wanted a phone in her room. So, she thought Robert's 'vintage' gift was hilarious.

Pretty appropriate, right?! 

With the kazillion things she is involved in, it made sense that we give her a new {old} car.
She was over the moon with her Acura.

Everyone posed with "White Beauty".

In honor of all her family in the mid-west...
The front of White Beauty got a little pink action and some bling thanks to pearly pink nail
 polish and 'diamond' screws.

It was such a fun party and I loved celebrating it with her great friends.


The night of Maris' birthday was the final game of our District 5, 13 yr old All-Star Championship. 
Guess who was victorious.

This was the banner taking a victory lap with some very happy ball players.

My dad was there {he was a college pitcher} and he was able to set the umpire
straight on more than a few {bad} calls. You go, dad!

Jack's team is now headed to the State Championship next week!


Are you super tired of posts about my kiddos? Sorry..there will be design posts soon,
I promise. 

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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