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.                     


{Domino}

   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!} 

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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
transformation
-- 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!

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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.


{aplaceforustodream}


{cococozy}


{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*

     
{lonny}


{canadianhouseandhome}


{isuwanee}


{elledecor}

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


{3.bp.blogspot} 

{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 
 PlayingGrownUp 



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

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


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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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