Shannon Berrey

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

I have long been a fan of the extraordinary fashion muse and decorator, Iris Apfel. So it was a
 real treat to receive a double dose of her greatness this month--first in an article in June's
 Architectural Digest and then on an episode of Martha's 'vintage fashion' show.  

This lady lives as fearlessly as she dresses. Her apartment in NYC is full of her
 collected artwork, antiques and outfits.

Amen, sister!!

Years of buying trips to Europe has added to her collections. First, as head of her own interior-design
 business and later as cofounder, with her husband Carl, of Old World Weavers, a manufacturer
 of handcrafted archival fabrics for the carriage trade.

Showcasing her vintage clothing on Martha. 

Well into her 80's, she is not slowing down. Her new line of costume jewelry is getting
ready to launch, she is a visiting professor at The University of Texas at Austin, and
she has a traveling clothing exhibition.

I would love to spend an hour with this lady and listen to just a few of her colorful stories!

{pics via Architectural Digest


Thanks so much to Denise of The Painted Home for featuring me today over at her blog!!
You can check it out

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Denise commented on 19-May-2011 04:53 PM
Love LOVE your blog! You are amazing. That room that you did with the paint by numbers......just over the top. Finally, someone who loves color. My daughter hand paints furniture and uses lots of color. It's very popular here. Not so much other place.
Off to browse your archives.
shannon berrey commented on 19-May-2011 06:26 PM
Denise--thanks so much! I appreciate neutral rooms as well as colorful ones! It all depends on my client's desires and the Paint-By-Number client LOVES color!
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