Shannon Berrey

Hotel Monaco

Monday, September 12, 2011


We have arrived in California during it’s Indian Summer and it couldn't be nicer!

We are staying at the most charming boutique hotel—Hotel Monaco, located

in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Check out the lobby and common areas.




I love the rich velvet upholstery and the unexpected color combinations.

Even though the hotel is grand in its size, hand painted finishes, marble

fireplaces, and beautiful oversized artwork, it has a wonderful comfortable

vibe to it. During ‘happy hour’, this room accommodates an enormous

amount of people very comfortably.  








 And this is our cute room.

Stripes on the walls, the bedskirt, the lampshades, the canopy, and the curtains!!

Would you ever think to use so much pattern? I am shocked at how much I love it!


Leather belts are used to hold the canopy in place. 

They are also used to decorate the cornice boards. 


How about the scale on that mirror?! 


 On the end of the bed are our bath robes--seriously could they have chosen anything better?!


And the details are not overlooked on the bathroom shower curtain.

We have seen and experienced so much of what this beautiful city has to offer.

This east coast girl is loving the west coast! And I also love that I got to spend yesterday

with my wonderful blogging buddy, Courtney. {more on that later!}



Sunday, September 11, 2011

And we're off!!

Friday, September 09, 2011


We are trading coasts for some much needed R and R.

I will share our adventures with you…


Have a wonderful weekend!


{pic via etellstales}

Fall ing

Thursday, September 08, 2011


It has been in the 60’s here this week. With a little nip in the air, it finally feels like Fall

is really close. Some of my flowers are still hanging on—but just barely. But, I don’t

 mind because I know that soon the turning leaves will paint my mountainsides.

Until then, let’s enjoy these beauties.







I don’t know anything about this installation other than it completely intrigues me.



I can't wait to kick around in the leaves. And when I do, I would love to win a big fat

 Sundance lottery and sport these winners.


 Oh Fall, I can't wait to hang out with you again....


{pics 1,2,3 via Colour My Life}

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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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