Shannon Berrey

Lovely Lowes lighting

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

 

I was trekking through Lowes to get some paint yesterday and saw some new light fixtures that were fun.  

The price points on these metal pendants are great and I think they could easily be spray painted to coordinate with other schemes. Think fun stripes, polka dots or even glam them up by adding gold leaf to the inside. Lots of possibilities!    

Very Ikea-esque, don't ya think?! And for those of us who live many hours away from an Ikea, we appreciate your knock-offs, Lowes.

These little ice cube sconces would be fun flanking a girls vanity. Thirty smackers, ya'll.  

For that price, you can throw in a couple of ice cube pendants or the tiny disco ball pendant {it's actually prettier than my cell pic} Good job, Lowe's, keep it coming! 

Tiny house: Jessica Helgerson

Monday, August 13, 2012

I am working with a few clients right now that are downsizing. I really appreciate the idea of simplifying ones life, getting rid of extras, and surrounding yourself with only truly meaningful loved pieces. I have actually contemplated this idea myself lately...do we really need this much space?  

Designer Jessica Helgerson strongly believes in leaving a tiny footprint.

'The house is an interesting experiment in reduction and reuse not only because it is only 540 square feet or because it was remodeled using nearly exclusively reclaimed materials, but because the building itself is now being recycled for the fourth time. It was first built in the early 1940s as part of Vanport Village; a quickly erected development built to house shipyard workers. When Vanport Village flooded in 1948 this particular little house was floated down the river to Sauvie Island, where it became the goose-check station. Years later it was remodeled to become a rental house.' **

 

In 2008, Jessica and her architect husband, Yianni, bought the tiny house as a weekend getaway for their young family. Every square inch of the home was considered,utilized and redesigned. It didn't take long before the family decided to make this their permanent home.

Can you believe that a sectional of this size is in a home with 540 sq feet?? They were designed to be deep so that they also function as beds for guests and another added bonus--all of the toys are hidden in drawers under the sectional. genius.  

 

 

 

Jessica claims that all roofs in Oregon want to be mossy, so they embraced the idea and took it one step further, actually planting the roof with moss and ferns that grow along the Oregon River Gorge. It adds a beautiful fun layer of extra insulation.

The house sits on a five-acre farm, deep in lush grass and surrounded by garden patches, beehives, chicken coops, and an outdoor wood oven. They have big dreams for Wild Goose Farm {affectionately named by their son, Max} and once a month they entertain large groups with outside farm tables and curated evenings filled with food from great chefs that reflect their love of food, drink, and design.

 

I think I could really buy into this tiny house living idea...what about you?

 

{images via bliss, ** jessica hegerson}

Magnetic wallpaper: Sian Zeng

Friday, August 10, 2012

At first glance, these wallpapers just look like beautiful, soft vintage interpretations of nature, which I am crazy about. But, there is actually an added bonus!  

They are actually part of a magnetic woodland wallpaper collection! Sian Zeng prints the papers with eco-friendly inks and then they are attached to a magnetized liner. The fairy tale-esque feel of the illustrations would be a perfect background to a childs room, and goodness knows kids would have such a wonderful time creating their own their tales with the set of magnets that accompany the papers. But, they are so sophisticated that I could see them being applied in all areas of the home.  

 

 

 

To see the whole collection visit here.

Guess what today is?

Thursday, August 09, 2012

 

{pinterest via thedailynail}

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{artware}

Jack is a freshman this year. sadface. And I'm really nervous that his first day of high school just might feel a little like this for him.  

{scotchmilk}

Back to school is a fun party theme, don't ya think?   

 

{one charming party}

{amy atlas}

 I am off this morning to take a picture of all of the senior girls {Maris is a SENIOR!!} in their senior girl shirts {duh} before school starts.  

 It's going to be a fun year!!


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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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