Shannon Berrey

Well, hello Dolly! A tween room redo

Monday, January 19, 2015

I finally have pics to share with you of the recently finished fun bedroom that was completed for a sweet 10 year old. It's a great old farmhouse with beadboard walls and ceilings and dark wood floors. When we started, it was aaaaallllllllllllll pink.

BEFORE


 I didn't realize it, but even the walls were a soft pink {I thought it was simply all of the pink reflecting on white walls!} Everything was moved out and the walls got coated in white.



When discussing with Miss Client what her dream room would look like, her reply was 'everything aqua chevron and no pink'..... hhhmmmm.....I know that we have all seen a whole lot of chevron over the last few years, but she was very persistent in what she wanted. Her dream was to have them painted on all the walls, but with old beadboard walls, that was not an option that would turn out well. So, we comprised and created a large headboard that was mounted to the wall and painted with oversized chevrons.    

AFTER


The fun bedding is the Novogravtz line at Wal-Mart {!} I love all of the bold patterns and colors and they are super affordable.  



I added a painted chartreuse yellow band to the lampshade. And the little canvas is covered in a piece of scrapbook paper and vinyl stick on letters. super easy. 



The vanity was found in another bedroom. I painted it aqua. I made the chalkboard out of a piece of masonite and added some trim that was painted orange. Little LED wired lights were wrapped around the edge. 







I made the string art from a piece of scrap wood that I stained.






She is BIG into nail art, so a little lucite polish holder was attached to the side of the vanity.



She is also a huge owl lover. I love these little owl knobs that look hand carved that I found on etsy. 






The gold chair is also from the 9 by Novogratz collection and is a steal for only $149!!. I made the pillow by painting the black stripes on white fabric, fusing the aqua fabric and adding the words with a paint pen.  



I made some pom-pons out of purple yarn and added them to the corners.



The ball garland was made using 2 different sized styrofoam balls. I bought lots of complimentary colors of embroidery floss and wrapped each ball until it was completely covered. Using a ginormous needle, I threaded them onto twine.  









I made tissue paper tassels and clipped them onto a strand of lighted clips along with favorite photos. This looks so pretty lit up at night! 



The curtains were made from Premier Prints jojo fabric. I kept them super casual by attaching them to a wooden rod using rings and clips. 



And my favorite part of the room -- the painting of Ms. Parton!! Miss Client loooooves Dolly, so I painted a large canvas using the same aqua, orange and chartreuse paints used in other parts of the room. 












We reused 2 of the original pink bookshelves and painted them orange. They were then hung behind the door. This provides plenty of great storage. 



The striped rug is an 8x11 indoor/outdoor Capel rug. I bought the pleated white bedskirt and added a little aqua band to the bottom.  The chest, at the end of the bed, was the homeowners. It was given a coat of orange paint and offers more storage.  



A happy, fun, Dolly inspired room that suits Miss Client perfectly!!








Beautiful Boston Bath

Friday, September 19, 2014

Just because a designer is given an architecturally void space and a tight budget doesn't mean that an amazing transformation can't happen! Stephanie Sabbe of Sabbe Interior Design, was given a bathroom in a Boston Loft with the direction that no walls could be moved, and the basic layout needed to stay the same. 


Before



After

The 'vanity' was a Craigslist dresser score that was outfitted with a porcelain vessel sink {I'm really into a square sink right now!} The faucets and sconces were mounted on top of the mirror {love} and the simple gold frame was mimicked as molding on the rest of the bathroom walls. 



BM Woodlawn Blue paint looks beautiful paired with the gold and the white. 



The floor is covered in a herringbone Carrara Marble and the shower in a simple white subway tile. So sleek.



And that's a Pottery Barn chandy {!} above the reclaimed gorgeous tub. 



What a beautiful bathroom!! 


Before pics via Stephanie Sabbe
After pics via Michael J. Lee




Sexy Barn: Rafael Novoa

Tuesday, March 25, 2014





Hold on to your cowboy hat and {monogrammed} boots, my friends. You are about to enter into the sexiest barn reno eva. The team of designers at Rafael Navoa took on the challenge of renovating this 300 year old Pennsylvania barn and turning into a gorgeous, expansive residence. Keeping as much as they could, they juxtaposed old world European elements of design with a contemporary to minimalist direction of style.





As you arrive to the property, you immediately notice that this is a barn with some serious contemporary flair. The designers ability to mix and isolate both extreme styles bring an exciting aesthetic.








Maybe my favorite feature are these sliding glass and steel front doors.





Just what makes an interior 'sexy' ?? Smooth, reflective surfaces, gorgeous low lighting, metals, rich wood, smoky sophisticated grays, crystal chandies, streamlined furnishings....

Welcome to sexy, ya'll ...... 









I don't play the piano, (not well anyway} but, I can't imagine a more inviting spot to sit and play than in this elevated music area. Look at all of that light. 
  




And a little closer look at the metal stair risers that get you to all that sunshine... 





I love how the track lighting runs along most of the beams, but the heads are very small and completely non-intrusive. 













The living room is really the only place that color shows up. For the most part, the home is filled with whites, cream, and grays. The upholstery here boasts cool teal blues. Imagine sailing along the warm waters...there's a certain sexiness you feel on your skin when the sun washes over you when you are lying on a boat, in the sun and breeze, loose and carefree. When this teal blue is used in interiors, I am instantly transported to the water.... {Mama needs a vacay!!}    











































Downstairs leads to stone walls, concrete floors and low ceilings. It's dimly lit and very intimate -- a very inviting spot to host a party. 

listen..



can you hear it?? 




John Legend is crooning 'All of Me' from the speakers under that lit bar. Oh yes he is. 







If you want to see more images from this barn, or other projects from Rafael Novoa, visit here.





Classic bathroom redo: Before and After

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I love it when readers share their Before and After's with me!! A friend that I grew up with sent me some pictures of his bathroom as it appeared a few months ago.



Bless his heart. 
let's talk about this.... 2-toned wall tile in flesh and pinky brown. lots of it. ugh. very commercial white tile with ginormous grout lines. fairly contemporary vanity and mirror.
 A strange hodgepodge that equals a not so lovely combo.



He ripped pretty much everything out. He added wainscoting to the walls and painted them a crisp white. Classic subway tile was added to the shower and it continued all the way to the ceiling. 



Beautiful volcanic ash rectangluar tile was installed on the floor. I really love the fact that he went with this shape AND that he laid it lengthwise. It's a much more interesting shape than the generic 'square' and it helps to make the room appear bigger when laid in this direction. Because the room is relatively small, the addition of the frameless glass shower doors allows the room to also feel bigger verses a shower curtain, which, would hide a good 15 feet of space. 




The walls were painted with BM Patriotic White which has really soft blue/gray undertones. A pedestal sink, new mirror, toilet and a stainless light fixture complete this classic, lovely bathroom renovation.





Great job, Scott!






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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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