Shannon Berrey

Stick a cork in it

Friday, September 16, 2011

We are having a fantastic time in Napa Valley and I may have finally discovered

a project for all of my collected corks.


And look at the great reuse of the wine labels....



One of my projects is being featured today over at Ms. Magpie Designs.  

This is a fabulous blog that I recently found. Sharon has great taste and style. Check her out!


Hotel Monaco

Monday, September 12, 2011


We have arrived in California during it’s Indian Summer and it couldn't be nicer!

We are staying at the most charming boutique hotel—Hotel Monaco, located

in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Check out the lobby and common areas.




I love the rich velvet upholstery and the unexpected color combinations.

Even though the hotel is grand in its size, hand painted finishes, marble

fireplaces, and beautiful oversized artwork, it has a wonderful comfortable

vibe to it. During ‘happy hour’, this room accommodates an enormous

amount of people very comfortably.  








 And this is our cute room.

Stripes on the walls, the bedskirt, the lampshades, the canopy, and the curtains!!

Would you ever think to use so much pattern? I am shocked at how much I love it!


Leather belts are used to hold the canopy in place. 

They are also used to decorate the cornice boards. 


How about the scale on that mirror?! 


 On the end of the bed are our bath robes--seriously could they have chosen anything better?!


And the details are not overlooked on the bathroom shower curtain.

We have seen and experienced so much of what this beautiful city has to offer.

This east coast girl is loving the west coast! And I also love that I got to spend yesterday

with my wonderful blogging buddy, Courtney. {more on that later!}


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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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