Shannon Berrey

Erin Glennon

Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Monday! Unbeknownst to me, my domain expired over the weekend {s#*t!!!} which meant this here blog was flying up in the virtual clouds inaccessible by no one. At least I hoped it was still out there....It also meant I had no email since they are both hosted in the same place. If you are a blogger and have ever lost your ability to access your blog, you know what a sickening feeling of dread you suffer. 
Thank you to all the kind folks who contacted me and said 'What the heck's going on?? You have disappeared!' It took a bit, but I'm now back. Grateful!

I have lots of clients that are very traditional in their design taste. They own lots of antiques, family heirlooms and sentimental artwork that have been in their families for decades. And they want to use as many as these pieces as possible when redecorating. It be quite a challenge to use these pieces and create a fresh, new updated look.  
 



Designer Erin Glennon takes on this approach beautifully. This South Carolina gal uses traditional pieces but incorporates contemporary accessories and pops of colo to create beautiful, livable spaces. She has a great portfolio, but her bedrooms are my favorite. 


























Beautiful, right? Just goes to show that traditional pieces can be quite timeless when partnered with updated linens, and fresh color. 


{all images via Erin Glennon




Decorating with dough bowls

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sorry for the silence! I have been in and out of Dr.'s offices and in and out of the hospital....some mysterious infection/virus has found my intestine a lovely special happy place and has wreaked havoc on me this past week. I have been S.I.C.K, ya'll. I still don't feel 'good' but, perhaps a bit better. And as I type this, I am fever-free for the first time in 6 days. So, thankful for small miracles.  

Before I got sick, I was adding some accessories to a remodel I have been working on. It is a big open concept kitchen/living/dining room with loads of windows. I am a big believer in decorating with plants in a home. I love bringing nature indoors and if a client is agreeable, I add plants as a last detail in almost all of my projects. 

As in all successful accessory styling, scale and proportion are everything. My client has an enormous trunk from RH that she uses as her coffee table.


This image is from their website. I'm not sure you can appreciate how big this thing actually is. But trust me, it is BIG. Instead of styling it with lots of little items, {what's up with your styling, RH????} I decided to use a huge vintage 4' dough bowl planted with ferns and other green lovelies. 



They can be used in tons of different ways. Simply place a potted plant inside.



Fill it with found objects like these old fishing floats.



Or some dried lavender.



And seasonally, it can be filled it with pumpkins, pinecones, or christmas ornaments.



Or make it functional - how cool is this dough bowl turned rustic sink?


I own several of my own dough bowls and they are also great to use as serving pieces {line them and serve a huge salad, fill with ice and fill with beer/water}. You can find them in all sizes and this particular one was the perfect size to sit on top of the massive trunk. 



Using 2 trash bags, I folded them, and placed them on the bottom of the bowl. I actually took the dough bowl with me to White Rabbit Botanicals and filled it with lots of different plants, playing around with color and size. All of the plants were in 2 different plant containers so I used 2 different sized ziploc bags and slipped each plant into a bag.  



I could have filled the whole thing with dirt and removed the plants from the pots and planted them. But, I thought this bag technique was perhaps a safer alternative. This way, when you water, there is no way the water can escape through the wood. 



I arranged all of the pots until I found a pleasing look -- taller in the middle, shorter on the ends. I love the way it turned out. All of the great greens and textures look so great against the old wood. 



You really can't see the black pots, but I did tuck some moss into any holes I saw. 

 

I don't have any pictures of it in its new home, but, I hope to soon. Do you own a dough bowl? What do you use yours for? 




Red, White and Better Homes and Gardens

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Excited that another BHG magazine has included my sharpie bathroom in their summer publication! {Thank you to the wonderful Lisa Mowry!} And the fact that Sherry {aka Sherika, Shaboomchakalaka, Shalayingdownthelaw, Shayfabralicious, Shabooyah} Hart {if you don't already -- follow her, 'cause she's hilarious and uber talented AND her sister was a playboy bunny!} also shares the pages of the magazine, well, if that's not keeping up with the Jones', don't know what is.






A few weeks ago I was invited do a little 4th of July photo shoot for the boutique, Humanite. Getting to hang out with Maris and all of the youngsters is always a treat. {I think the point was -- even old people can wear cute clothes}

'Hey there, tall curly girl in the red maxi dress! You sure are cute!' 

 

I love this DIY paper garland flag. So pretty simply taped to a wall.

I am thinking it's time to invest in a bigger front porch flag.   



This might just be perfect.




Rebecca and Josh got married!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The nuptials took place early in the warm evening of the last weekend of Spring. Summer Chapel is nestled deep in the woods of Whiteside mountain in Cashiers, NC. This wedding day had been years in the making for Rebecca and Josh, and with a large wedding party and a ton of friends and family that traveled hundreds of miles, we set up overflow seating under a tent right outside the tall, open windows of the original 1917 school house. 



I came to know the bride through her aunt {one of my favorite clients and people!} and loved that she selected  beautiful Cashiers, NC, the village where her family vacationed, as her destination wedding spot. This gorgeous area needs little assistance in preparation for a celebration, but I loved creating lots of personal touches in the way of painted signage and menus, custom painted pillows, twig monograms and moss covered flower girl baskets. 
After the ceremony, a reception followed at Canyon Kitchen in Lonesome Valley. This picturesque southern Appalachian farmstead, with it's sweeping green meadows, thriving gardens and the sounds of cackling hens throughout the granite walled canyons, is simply the perfect rustic spot for a celebration party. It truly is one of my favorite venues for a wedding celebration.








































































































Rebecca and Josh, it was such an honor to help you plan your special weekend. Your love is a true testament to perseverance, dedication, and devotion. 


If you have a wedding or special event coming up, and need a planner who would love to help create your perfect day, Shannon Berrey Design offers event design, creative direction, prop rentals, interior styling, logistical management, vendor curation, photo shoot direction, destination scouting, floral creations, custom painted anything (!) and much, much more! I would love to talk to you!
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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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