Shannon Berrey

Deulonder kitchens

Saturday, March 10, 2012










I've just recently discovered the gorgeous work of the Barcelona based Deuloner Design Group. They specialize in kitchens and 'iron' rooms {I like that term!}. Their attention to organization has allowed them to create impeccable storage compartments within their cabinetry which they customize according to each clients needs. I liken their design to an amped up Martha Stewart kitchen. Their color palettes are soft and soothing but they introduce a lot of texture in the selections: concrete, woven lampshades, slick marble, and stainless steel. And did you notice the lighting?? They light their spaces so beautifully. And the addition of all the glass walls and windows allows that gorgeous lighting to flow through the spaces so dramatically.       

And speaking of kitchens, we just did a little revamp of ours. I love the transformation and I'll share it with you next week. 

{all images via Deulonder}

Tackling a teenagers bathroom

Thursday, March 08, 2012

 It's a busy day! We are still waiting on the MRI results, but Maris is planning on running in todays track meet. This afternoon is also the season opening baseball game for Jack, which I am so excited about! Before these two events, I am trying to finish up a small kitchen cabinet remodel as well as finish an illustration. 

I am excited to be a new guest contributor to the fabulous site! In case you are not familiar with the site, here are a few facts: it features over 250,000 interior and exterior photos, they offer extremely informative articles written by industry leaders to help you through the design and remodeling process and you can browse through designers and architects portfolios and bookmark your favorites. 

So, while I sprint through a crazy Thursday, feel free to take a look at my latest post on Houzz:     


 {click on the picture to see the ideabook}   




Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I shared Maris' cast with you last week. She went back to the doctor at the end of last week and they took the cast off to reevaluate her arm. The xrays were a little vague so they are trying to decide whether it's broken or if it is a torn ligament. Broken is what we are hoping for. Broken means that she can continue on with her track season, but torn means that she would need surgery and she has to give up track.  

They put another cast back on and scheduled an MRI for today. We are keeping our fingers crossed.

On her way home from the hospital after getting the 2nd cast, she was already designing how to beautify the new blue cast. 

{Maris' cast drawings}

Ideas were plentiful: chevrons done in glitter, some sort of fish scales, lovely sentiments, ombre, and a reflective effect using mirror paint {is there such a thing!?} I had to do a lot of 'absolutely nots' on the glitter idea. Can you imagine that mess?? Glitter in the bed, on the furniture, in the thank-you.

She finally decided that she would prefer to start off with a slipcover for the cast. She hit the fabric department in Wal-Mart and bought some stretchy silver fabric. We just needed an 11" square.

{That's my lightning-fast assistant  in her lap} 

I'm fairly confident that directions are not needed as l can only assume that there is not a high demand for cast slipcovers....but, I will just say that stretchy fabric is needed. It's just a lot of trying on and nipping here and tucking there.


She rocks her new silver bling beautifully! 

You don't taste a day older than 99!!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

When an artist's bio reads 'enjoys playing with food both recreationally and professionally', I guess it should prepare you for this:



Using toothpicks, Judith G. Klausner carves the outlines of her cameos in the filling of the Oreo and uses sewing pins for the more intricate details.

Happy 100th birthday, Oreo!!

{images via Judith G. Klausner}

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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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