Shannon Berrey

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

I know, I know...I have been such a bad blogger. apologies. But, I am eating, sleeping and thinking all things rustic, springtime, mountain wedding!! It's only a few days away and I am busy checking in flowers, finishing flower girl baskets, checking in with vendors and praying the rain away. I can't wait to share all the details with you next week. But for now, if you want to see some 'behind the scenes' pics, follow along on my instagram

{image via The Paper Cub}


Friday, June 06, 2014

What the what????????????

These are succulents and stones made out of felt, people!! All made by hand, by the uber talented Monika Popowitz. She has always been an avid rock collector, loving the sentimentality and the stories associated with the finds. A few years ago, she left her graphic design job to pursue her first expression of creativity - sewing. She crafts and molds these incredibly realistic beauties and sells them in her Etsy shop, Miasole

So here's the thing....I actually have a really healthy, happy yard full of flowers and shrubs. Not to mention loads of inside ferns, chinese evergreens, schefflera, corn plants, peace lilies, and snake plants, but......I can't keep a succulent alive to save my life!! The plant that is supposed to be foolproof, does not thrive in this fools home. It's making these felt lovelies even more appealing! 

You might remember when I tried my hand at a felt corsage and boutonniere for last years prom. I loved the way they turned out and now want to give felt succulents a try!!

Visit Monika's etsy store, Miasole, here.

{images 1-9 via Miasole}


Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Several years ago while visiting California, I made it a point to make a date with my west coast friend, Courtney Lake. Courtney was just getting his feet wet in the Interior Design world after a short stint in culinary school. After a fabulous lunch, he took us a on a little tour of some of his favorite San Fran. spots. Courtney is full of energy, incredibly intelligent, a fabulous dresser, walks at a slow run, and is passionate about life. It has been so exciting to watch his passion for design turn into a successful career. 

I was more than a little excited to open the new Rue magazine and see a big ole feature on Courtney! He got the opportunity to work on a model home for Blu Homes. Getting to design a model home is one of my very favorite projects. You learn who the developers target market is and then you get to create the fictitious family who will be living in your home. Then you visually construct their life through the selections. And in the end, your 'client' loves every single choice you make, never gives you any lip, and wants to nominate you for 'Designer of the Year'.  

Courtney managed to complete this project in a few short weeks {!} He shopped locally and managed to create a beautiful organic, natural, slightly masculine home.  


My very favorite vignette is this art station full of my favorite things -- an antler mount, a huge roll of paper, concrete, crayons, and vintage stools from an ice cream shop. LOVE!!! 

Great job, Courtney!!!!

To see lots more of this home, visit Rue Magazine 

{all photos via Rue Magazine}

Invisible threads

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

photo via Free People

I think my career path, has been anything but predictable. An artist/designer can lead a colorful crazy path, and as long as you are open-minded, it can take you on some amazing adventures. The true beauty of creativity is that it can be used in so many wonderful ways. I always feel so blessed to have people invite me into their lives and allow me to design their homes -- to create a personal, lovely sanctuary where their family memories will be made, their parties will be celebrated, and their dinners will be shared. It really is a trusting, personal collaboration. True friendships are often made. And then sometimes when those same families grow, and their kids become engaged, I get invited to design the most special day of their lives {!!} Right now I am working on one of those special weddings that will happen in a few short weeks. I feel so blessed to be able to share my gifts with those in my life and look forward to a future of stretched threads full of new projects. 
If you have a special event coming up and want it to be fabulous, let's talk! 

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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