Shannon Berrey

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Thursday, July 25, 2013


I saw this image on Pinterest and thought it was the exterior of a beautiful little French boutique. I was so intrigued and I wanted to see the inside! 

Believe it or not, it used to look like this:



It started out as a modest 550 sq ft storage shed in the back yard when the Evans bought the property in Birmingham, Alabama. They knew instantly they wanted to turn it into a guest house/office. They made a few changes--a new roof, new windows and added an additional 250 sq ft. to the front of the space, just to name a few.  



Working with a yellow, gray and white color scheme throughout, it feels much bigger than it's actual square footage. As soon as you walk through the oversized sliding doors, you enter the office area.  Architect/homeowner Anna has the perfect spot for rolling out blueprints on this large table and an inspiration corkboard big enough for multiple projects. A wall of filing cabinets tucked under windows offers storage as well as a great drafting spot.   



The back of the building houses the guest suite which offers a kitchenette with a wall of shelves installed right on top of the windows. 

I love the way the sunlight lights up the glasses and dishware. The floors in the kitchen are painted with yellow and white stripes while the bedroom offers wall-to-wall sisal.  



A workspace, a bedroom, a seating area, a kitchen and a bathroom -- a beautiful, yet smart use of 800 sq feet wouldn't you say?


{all images via Southern Living}


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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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