Shannon Berrey

I'm on CNN!! What??!!!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

  

 

CNN's website has a brand new 'Living' Section

 

 

and I am so excited to be featured in a story on Bedrooms this week. {way to represent my fellow North Carolina designers!}. Do you remember this guest bedroom I did for a clients mountain home? It's still one of my faves!    

I also contribute to the story and discuss what I like and don't like in the bedroom .. hmmm...

Check it out here. I'll bet you'll recognize some of the other bloggers that are included.

 

{Is it weird that I now feel smarter?} 

 

 

Stepping up their game: The Land of Nod

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

 

It's so refreshing to see a company that sells great products {ie great buyers} up their game by pulling out innovative new marketing. I feel like Land of Nod has done a little 'reinvention' this year. I have always been a big fan of the company. Jack still has LON furniture in his bedroom {I promise Jack that we are redoing your room this year} that is 10 years old...but, it's so well made that it's been hard to part with.

 

 

 

Last months catalog came and I knew it looked different...but then I opened it and I was like 'this is goooood!!!' It felt more like a magazine than a catalog. They have started a new monthly feature called Real Families/ Real Kids where they visit bloggers {!!} homes and shoot their catalog photos from here. Great. Great. Great. idea.

 

     

 

We get to watch as Rachel Myers of the sweet blog, Finding My Feet, transform her daughters room with the help of  accessories and textiles {and stylists!} from the Land of Nod.

 

 

 

 

February's catalog arrived over the weekend and I got just as excited. This month they visit the home of Trina McNeilly of LaLaLovely. 

 

 

 

 

It hasn't made it to their website yet, so you will need to get on your bifocals and check out my photos :)

 

 

And they even got the talented chalkboard artist, Dana Tanamachi {remember this post} to personalize the space.

 

 

Trina also helped to redecorate the home of her friends, the Lyons family, with some LON love.

 

 

 

 

Not only is the catalog full of LON products but, they are combined with the homeowners lovely existing items which make it so much more personal and believable. There are also links to learn tips and how-to's to create the accessories made by the bloggers. Did you know LON had their own blog???

    Very, very impressive Land of Nod. I hope this will be a series that they plan on continuing with each catalog this year.  

 

{I am in no way connected to or endorsed by LON--just giving kudos to a well deserved creative company. BUT, if they want to work with me...}

 

 

Creative headboards

Monday, January 28, 2013

 

I am thinking about new furniture for Jack's room {poor Jack...I have been *thinking* for years...} and I have been playing around with the idea of incorporating a non-traditional headboard. Upholstered headboards have certainly had the spotlight for many years, but a headboard can be repurposed from such a variety of different materials.There are some pretty creative ones out there.

 

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 I love the lighted headboard {last image} -- Jack, not so much. Maybe a fun client will let me do something similar...

Have you ever made your own headboard? Do share.

  

Beautiful storage: Lucy and Company

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

 

It seems that there is a lot of cleaning up, reorganizing and revamping that happens in January, right? As you know, I love decorating kids rooms. One of the challenges that goes into designing a teenagers room is finding a place for all of their stuff. One of my favorites, designer Beth Keim of Lucy and Company, just shared a fantastic install of a teenagers room. 

 

There was so much stuff that needed to be stored in this small 12 x 12 room.

 

  

Beth's vision: "a bit Parisian, a bit Bergdof Goodman, a bit Audrey Hepburn and a dash of Vogue"

 

 

Her twin bed was traded for a queen bed which is nestled in a custom built wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling storage unit. perfect!!

 

 

 

Even the new vanity is flanked by it's own floor to ceiling storage. But my favorite part of the room, is the collection of photos above the desk/vanity. Originally, Beth was going to use a series of shoe sketches, but she wanted to go for something a bit more personal. Beth works with a fabulous photographer, Mekenzie France, and they decided to take shots of some of the teenagers 'pretties' as well as have her pose for a photo shoot. They were then displayed in simple black frames. The collaboration was perfect. What teenager doesn't want to have her own photo shoot?!?    

 

 

A few close-ups of the photos.

 

 

To see more of this project visit Lucy & Company here.  

 {images via Mekenzie France via Lucy & Company}

 


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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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