Shannon Berrey

Where do I hang my bathroom wall sconces?

Thursday, April 07, 2011

I showed you my new sconces yesterday and I had a few questions from folks
                        as to what height is best to hang their own sconces.                     


   1. The sconce location goes hand in hand with the selection of your mirror. Ideally, you 
would have the mirror on hand so that the placement of the sconces has a correlation
with the size of the mirror.

{House of Turquoise}

2. Generally, sconces are placed 64-66" from the floor.

{Nest Interior Design}

3. When you are flanking a mirror with sconces, they need to be the same distance from each side
of the mirror. You do not want to go beyond the width of your vanity {a pedestal sink would
be the exception}.  I generally try to keep the sconces within 36" of each other. 

{Phoebe Howard}

{new faucet, propped and ready!} 


I promise I am going to share market pics and stories with you as soon as I can catch up!  

Let there be light!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Today I wanted to share with you one of my very favorite parts of our guest bathroom
-- my new {old} sconces. Here they are before:

I found the pair on etsy, and it was love at first sight. The patina appeared perfect, the size, 
although a tiny bit taller than ideal was workable, and the price was great. 

They arrived and opening the box was accompanied by the 'happy dance' ! I immediately had
my electrician come over and he transformed them from plug-ins to hard wired and they
were in the perfect spot in no time. 

And you know I couldn't leave them 'as is', so I bought new shades, added a ribbon trim and
painted our monogram in black.


As soon as my new faucet arrives, I will post the entire room!


I can't wait to share with you pictures from Market and tell you who I got to meet!      

Don't you love a great bookcase?

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I know I do! I love to walk into a home and see a bookcase filled with books. There are so many
overlooked spaces in homes that could be utilized with bookcases. It adds such a layer of
 personalization and inspiration to a space. And even if you don't have a lot of books, there are 
lots of other pretties that could fill the shelves.
Check out some of my favorites.



{coco kelly}

In my house, my bookcases are filled with 40% books, 10% pottery and pictures, and 50% magazines.
Years and years worth of design magazines *sigh*





And really, kudos to the kid below...wouldn't this be the best hide and seek spot ever??


{the funny/sad part is--he's playing on his cell phone, not even reading a book!} 

Embrace the erase{r}!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Since we all currently live in the 'world of all things chalkboard', I think these beauties are a
certain beautiful necessity !! 

Brooke makes these colorful erasers out of wood and felt and sells them in her fun etsy shop 

WHAT??!!! You don't have a chalkboard????? No worries, she can help you out with those as well!

Check her out for other handmade goodies


I'm off to High Point to tackle the infamous Furniture Market! Stay tuned for the highlights! 

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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