Shannon Berrey

A beautiful first impression

Monday, December 15, 2014

You know what they say about first impressions?! Your foyer is the first thing your guest will see and there is nothing as welcoming as a big bright beautiful foyer!   

This is the beautiful foyer of the Coastal Living Showhouse in California designed by Betsy Burnham Design. It is huge and therefore offers a great spot to include a library. I would love to snuggle up in that comfy chair and read a book in the warmth of the  sun that comes streaming through the loads of windows. 

I never tire of a painted checkerboard floor. This one is done in Pratt and Lambert's Swiss Coffee and Steel Wool.

The grays play so well with the blues {which, fyi, is the color that is consistent throughout the rest of the home} And speaking of grays--the walls are painted in Dovefeather {P&L} which is one of my favorites.

You get a perfect sense that this is an approachable, beautiful family home just by stepping into this foyer.

It makes you excited to see where following these gorgeous stairs will land you, right??

{images via Coastal Living}

Next Issue

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Have you guys gotten all of your Christmas shopping finished??? Yeah, me either. 

I have been told that I am really, really hard to buy for. I'm not sure exactly what that says about me, but I guess I would probably agree. One thing that I have given up this year because, well, they are so expensive, is my addiction to buying decorating magazines. When I added up what I was spending each month on my favorites, it was a bit shocking. Plus, you can get so much visual inspiration loveliness online with Pinterest. But, I'm not going to lie, I love reading the stories about the people whose homes are featured in the pages of the magazines. And I like seeing the whole house, not just one pinned image. I actually will pick the longest line when checking out at the grocery store just so I can peruse the latest Traditional Home!! 

So, imagine my excitement when I just discovered the new app called Next Issue. For $9.99 a month {the cost of 2 magazines!!} you get online access to over 140 magazines!!!!  This is a joint effort by 6 of the best publishers -- Conde Nest, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Communications and Time Inc. Here are some titles included in 'my favorites'. 

Seriously good titles, you guys!!!!

You can read every issue of each of these magazines every month {including back issues}!!! They are offering a one month free trial {I am free trialing it currently} as well as gift options of 1, 3, 6 or 12 month options. If you have a hard to buy for creative on your list, this would be a great gift!!! Check out all of the magazines included here.

{This is not a sponsored post and I am not getting any kickback! Just sharing a great gift idea!}

A Wolfpack welcome

Monday, November 10, 2014

I hope you enjoyed the last of the falling golden leaves this weekend! We are on a bit of a road trip so we got to do nothing but stare at them for hours! It's funny how you don't notice the enormous maple trees on the highways until the fall, and then you spend the time wondering their age, who exactly planted them there and all that they have seen {or is that just me?} 

I also got to paint a pillow for the newest Wolfpack on the planet! His sweet parents have been my friends for years and I'm so excited for the arrival of their 4th !!  

Welcome to the world little Jeremiah!!! 

It's November!

Monday, November 03, 2014

I hope your last weekend of October was well spent! We enjoyed great food, a hay ride, a haunted corn maze, a fundraiser, snow {?!}, pumpkin carving, leaf looking, a costume party and fun dancing! 
 a weekend. 

But, I am sooooooo excited to welcome my very favorite month of all....


Let's start counting, friends!!!!

Shannon Berrey Bio
I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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