Shannon Berrey

Beachy yoga

Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy Monday!! I hope you enjoyed your last September weekend! I got to go to the beach with friends and we had a great time! 

Our silly selfie for our teenagers ;)  

Kathleen, Dana and moi 

To be able to get out of the mountains, sit with friends your age who have kids the same age, share stories of our successes and our challenges, to laugh until the tears show up .... girl time is just the best. And I've come to understand that the the older we get, the more we need them.


and speaking of kids......

 Victoria's Secret has a PINK Varsity line and Maris was selected to represent the Chi O's at NC State in the Ultimate Yoga Sorority contest that Victoria Secret is sponsoring! The gal with the most 'likes' on Facebook wins money for their sorority. So, if you would be so kind as to vote for her, we would really appreciate it!!! 

Simply, click here and 'like' her ginormous hair picture!!! {The 'like' is right underneath the picture} 

Thanks a ton!!!

crushing on

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Do you have music playing while you work? I have gotten to a point that having my favorite tunes in the background is almost a must when I am sourcing for my clients, cooking dinner, writing blog posts... you name it. I think that allowing the creative brain to wander a bit, the way that music so wonderfully transports us, is such a crucial part of getting 'in the zone'. At least this is true for me! 

Lately, I have been a bit obsessed with Ed Sheeran. It's on my Spotify non-stop. If you are a friend of mine, you have probably received completely random texts from me announcing my desire to see Ed in concert. {But, because you are a friend of mine, you know random texts coming from me are, well, completely normal.} 

I'm in green......



 I missed the sold out show a few weeks ago and now he's in Ireland and England touring the rest of the year. sigh.....

Since I can't see him live, I thought it would be fun to watch the video for his newest song, Don't. {Who watches videos anymore??} Well, holy moly, now I love it/him even more!!! This dancer is out of control!!!


And another video for you....this one is a local band, Mangas Colorado, made up of guys that went to high school with Maris. They are really good and released their first album at the beginning of the year. Maris and Jack, as well as Maris' roommate, Marissa, and many of their classmates, were part of the video that was made in the spring. This Too Shall Pass was shot in downtown Sylva and it is so much fun to see our local guys enjoying such success. 

{Just look for the chica who is having the most fun and all of the flying curls and Jack is to her right, in the plaid shirt} 

Do you guys listen to music while you work?? Share your favorites with me so I can quit my unhealthy obsession with my redhead, Ed.


Beautiful Boston Bath

Friday, September 19, 2014

Just because a designer is given an architecturally void space and a tight budget doesn't mean that an amazing transformation can't happen! Stephanie Sabbe of Sabbe Interior Design, was given a bathroom in a Boston Loft with the direction that no walls could be moved, and the basic layout needed to stay the same. 



The 'vanity' was a Craigslist dresser score that was outfitted with a porcelain vessel sink {I'm really into a square sink right now!} The faucets and sconces were mounted on top of the mirror {love} and the simple gold frame was mimicked as molding on the rest of the bathroom walls. 

BM Woodlawn Blue paint looks beautiful paired with the gold and the white. 

The floor is covered in a herringbone Carrara Marble and the shower in a simple white subway tile. So sleek.

And that's a Pottery Barn chandy {!} above the reclaimed gorgeous tub. 

What a beautiful bathroom!! 

Before pics via Stephanie Sabbe
After pics via Michael J. Lee

What does your jewelry say about you: Bullfinch and Barbury

Monday, September 15, 2014

I know many gals hearts do dips and flips at expensive baubles and blings. But, if you have been a blog reader for a little while, most of you know that I am so smitten with handmade, inspirational jewelry. Whether it is specially made by my kids when they were small, designed using special photos, or a quote to remember, I am so enamored by heartfelt accessories.   

I just discovered the jewelry designed by Lia Bowman of Bullfinch and Barbury. Each piece is dressed in lavish layers of vitreous enamel, creating a smooth, durable, glass-like surface with vivid colors and exquisite texture. Each one is unique with a rich painterly look. 


Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle and The further the distance the tighter the knot. {Bundle set}

Check out her other beautiful statements of resilience, confidence and strength. 

{not compensated - just love sharing other artists}

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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