Shannon Berrey

Blooming walls: May flowers

Monday, May 07, 2012

Isn't it amazing....the april showers that we endured restlessly, have rewarded our patience with the most amazing May flowers.







I know that these beautiful budding blooms will only be around for a few more days. But here are some fun rooms showing ways that you could enjoy lovely flowers {at their peak!} all year. 

{Gild and Grace}

{martha stewart}



{house and home}

{house to home}

{front and main}

{house to home}




The large scale of these blooms makes this fresh and modern. What do you think? Is it something that appeals to you?

Tween Dream

Thursday, April 26, 2012

You guys are in for a treat! Courtney took on the challenge of converting a laundry room into a new bedroom for her tweenager niece. She calls the transformation 'Boutique Chic'. I call it beautiful.This was a true labor of love and I am pretty sure she is up for *Best Aunt Award*. Check out the amazing Before and Afters: 
















Stunning, right??!!

It certainly doesn't look like a room full of deals and steals and DIY's, but, that's exactly what it is! Check out Little Glass Box for all the details and more pictures. 

Eddie Ross's yard sale bedroom

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Some of you may recall that last summer Eddie Ross put out a facebook message that announced he was looking for a room that he could makeover using items from the up and coming 127 Corridor Sale {aka the World's Longest Yard Sale}.

Elizabeth Harris was the lucky High Point gal that Eddie selected. She had lived with her very traditional bedroom since getting married. But, with the years that passed, she craved a room that was lighter and brighter. Eddie saw huge potential.


Saving money, Eddie kept the bed and bedside table and lacquered it with fresh white paint. He added canopy rails on which he tied blue buffalo check fabric panels.



Dark bedding was traded in for a white duvet and pillows in coral, floral and blues.


Elizabeth got rid of the TV, and now the space is used as a beautiful work space.  

The fireplace wasn't given a lot of love or attention before.  

Now it's the focal point of the room with the addition of coral matted art, a patterned rug, painted and reupholstered vintage chairs, and colorful accessories. The awkward little space to the right of the fireplace became the new home for an antique screen that Eddie painted and added the same coral color with little painted inserts.  


The original dresser was lacquered white and got a new menagerie of accessories thanks to more yard sale deals. A bamboo mirror, wall pediments, and figurines--also received a new color. The lamps were garden canisters when Eddie found them. After he had them wired, they became lovely lamps that he topped with ribbon trimmed shades.  

And one last before shot:

Such a beautiful transformation. He continues to inspire me.

You can read more about Eddie's process and his shopping deals on his blog. And you can also check out Southern Living's story.  

{all images via Eddie Ross}

Part 1: client basement addition and mainfloor painting, and well, basically it's all getting redone...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Want to see a house that I am working on? This vacation cottage is getting a major facelift. The original  5 year-old home had 1 floor which consisted of 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living/dining room and kitchen.

Dining room before:

Which opens to the living room.


And the Kitchen is through the plastic.

This big hole is the staircase to a completely new lower level. 

 A lower level that was created by jack hammering into the rocky earth. for days.

{for those of you that aren't familiar with 'mountain home building' on the sides of mountains-- it is no joke.

New Bar area

New Bedroom

New Bath

Other side of Bathroom: 

New Bonus/Game Room

This is the new bottom deck that opens off of the new downstairs living room.

Every inch of the walls and ceilings of the original cottage interior are getting repainted a fresh white. I failed to get pics of the upstairs bedrooms, but they are getting new furnishings as well.  

These pictures were taken right before Christmas. I took new pictures when I was out over the weekend--it's looking great! Stay tuned.

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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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