Shannon Berrey

Christmas love

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

{my mom circa 1960ish}

Here's hoping your many glasses of eggnog leads you to express your love and gratitude for everything you have been blessed with this holiday season -- even your lovely, tinseled tree. Bottoms up!!  

{and let us just be reminded that stripes are a chic trend that is simply a classic!} 

Neon Christmas at The Public House

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The exterior of this historic 1818 Federal style home is beautiful. But, it certainly offers no insight on the eclectic, fun Christmas decor that is going on inside!

The Public House, as it is referred to, is the Huntsville, Alabama home of interior designer, Lauren McCaul

I love her use of neon pink to decorate for Christmas! This fabulous banner was made with pink and orange flagging tape
{It's called 'tape', but it's not sticky. It's a super thin plastic and it's cheap! Remember when I made chandeliers with it for the Prom??}

I'm in love with her decorating style. And I'm also in love with the use of Lindsay Letter's holiday artwork scattered throughout!! 

I am a long time fan of Lindsay's and I always look forward to her holiday collections. Speaking of....
Check out this year's 12 Days of Christmas paintings that she is offering as printables. 


Until Christmas, this complete download is only $15{!!} and then it will be $50. You get the option of different sizes, as well as gift tags. These would make great gifts!! I have already purchased mine and I have a million different ideas on how I'm going to use them!

A beautiful first impression

Monday, December 15, 2014

You know what they say about first impressions?! Your foyer is the first thing your guest will see and there is nothing as welcoming as a big bright beautiful foyer!   

This is the beautiful foyer of the Coastal Living Showhouse in California designed by Betsy Burnham Design. It is huge and therefore offers a great spot to include a library. I would love to snuggle up in that comfy chair and read a book in the warmth of the  sun that comes streaming through the loads of windows. 

I never tire of a painted checkerboard floor. This one is done in Pratt and Lambert's Swiss Coffee and Steel Wool.

The grays play so well with the blues {which, fyi, is the color that is consistent throughout the rest of the home} And speaking of grays--the walls are painted in Dovefeather {P&L} which is one of my favorites.

You get a perfect sense that this is an approachable, beautiful family home just by stepping into this foyer.

It makes you excited to see where following these gorgeous stairs will land you, right??

{images via Coastal Living}

Next Issue

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Have you guys gotten all of your Christmas shopping finished??? Yeah, me either. 

I have been told that I am really, really hard to buy for. I'm not sure exactly what that says about me, but I guess I would probably agree. One thing that I have given up this year because, well, they are so expensive, is my addiction to buying decorating magazines. When I added up what I was spending each month on my favorites, it was a bit shocking. Plus, you can get so much visual inspiration loveliness online with Pinterest. But, I'm not going to lie, I love reading the stories about the people whose homes are featured in the pages of the magazines. And I like seeing the whole house, not just one pinned image. I actually will pick the longest line when checking out at the grocery store just so I can peruse the latest Traditional Home!! 

So, imagine my excitement when I just discovered the new app called Next Issue. For $9.99 a month {the cost of 2 magazines!!} you get online access to over 140 magazines!!!!  This is a joint effort by 6 of the best publishers -- Conde Nest, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Communications and Time Inc. Here are some titles included in 'my favorites'. 

Seriously good titles, you guys!!!!

You can read every issue of each of these magazines every month {including back issues}!!! They are offering a one month free trial {I am free trialing it currently} as well as gift options of 1, 3, 6 or 12 month options. If you have a hard to buy for creative on your list, this would be a great gift!!! Check out all of the magazines included here.

{This is not a sponsored post and I am not getting any kickback! Just sharing a great gift idea!}

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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