Shannon Berrey

Great Headboards

Monday, August 22, 2011

In searching for a bed for a girls room, I came across these lovely 
regency-style headboards in great fabric options.











The design is called the 'Murdoch' and it is done in an espresso finish. It's a great
deal--a queen size, depending on your fabric choice ranges from $242-$282. 
Overstock, peeps. 

Jacks room: numbers

Friday, August 19, 2011

I showed you the great wallpaper book I grabbed while at Screendoor yesterday.
Today I wanted to show you a couple of the other goodies I came home with.

My son is a huge sports nut. He plays Soccer, Baseball, Travel Baseball and Basketball.
His room is decorated in honor of his passions. 

I wasn't certain exactly what these were when I saw them, but I knew I liked them.

The first thing I thought was 'Courtney and Robert would totally dig these!!!'

I thought it would be fun to buy his sports number {15} and mount them in his room.

Jack walked in and said 'those are so beastly!!' {for those who are not currently parenting
 a teenager, this reference shows great approval}. He thinks maybe they came from a sports
arena and that they designated the sections {????}



We are in a bit of a transition in Jack {and Maris'} room due to the fact that we got new
carpet last week. {Thank-you, Lord!} Since we had to take everything out for the installers,
it was a good time to do a little redecorating. Not a lot of changes, but since this room was
 done 5 years ago, it gave us a chance to redo it a bit for '13 year old Jack' and pack away
 '8 year old Jack'. **sigh**

This 'locker wall' stayed the same. The vintage lockers were found at Oddfellows many 
years ago. They weigh about 50,000 pounds--no kidding {so maybe I kid a little}. In
between is a tool cabinet from Lowes. All the X-Box goods are stored in here. 



I painted a football field on the opposite wall.  

And another Screendoor find...this lamp that I fell in love with about 5 years ago. I
think it is so fun! Somebody with a great sense of humor must have put this one together.

  

The base could have been the bottom of a doctors rolling seat, maybe? 
There is a little vintage saucer in the middle. 

 

And let's not overlook that great turquoise bowling ball!



I am super excited to be accompanying some new blogger friends
 to Screendoor next weekend!

The Ultimate Guide to Wallpaper

Thursday, August 18, 2011

One of my very favorite places to shop for vintage pieces is Screendoor in Asheville.
After I get through perusing the goods, I spend time in their fabulous bookstore.
 


 
They have tons of decorating books. And the best part--their prices are all
 40-50% off the printed book price.

     
I discovered this hefty {254 pages!} gem. 

 
Notice what it's selling for at other stores?





Inside the front cover, the paper looked really familiar.





It looks like the one Emily Henderson used in the guest bedroom makeover on her HGTV
show a few weeks ago.



{Secrets from a Stylist}

The book traces the history of wallpaper, how to use it to create certain effects, as well as how to hang it.
 It also includes loads of beautifully papered rooms.   













It also includes over 150 full-size reproductions of the best contemporary wallpapers. 








You best believe Mai Chiang Dragon was included!





I haven't REALLY read it all yet. But, I can not wait to delve into it.
If you need to get some creative juices flowing, I highly recommend it!

more feathers...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ironic that today finds yet another post about feathers!

This time, though, I was begrudgingly removing them. 
From my daughters hair.

 Is this all the rage where you live?

I credit this guy with starting the craze.

 

My daughter had accumulated a lot of feathers.

A lot.

One might not even know how many were actually attached.
She has been blessed with a load of hair.
 About the amount of 5 people combined.

I get the feather love.
But, I explained to her that the idea was to catch a subtle glimpse
of one or two. Not wear the whole bird on your head.
Subtlety and teenagers don't go hand in hand.

I digress.

We found out that feathers are now banned when playing volleyball
 and her first game was yesterday. 
Apparently, another player might find the hair accessory fowl or even distracting.

I also think that removing them made her much lighter, which allowed her to do a lot of this.

  
 
{She's in the blue}

And it worked!
We intimidated them even without our feathers and came out victorious!

Go mustangs! 

Are feathers a big deal where you live???


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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