Shannon Berrey

Bathroom art

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Decorating for teens is hard. Sometimes an opportunity arises where we can subtly inspire our teens to do better through thoughtful artwork. Here are a few I have selected in case you are shopping for new bathroom artwork for your precious teens. 








You're welcome.


{all images from the great etsy shop, Hairbrained Schemes}



Inside Laurel Nest

Monday, September 08, 2014

After seeing the beautiful exterior of Laurel Nest, it definitely sets the scene that inside will be just as special. Entering Laurel Nest, you are welcomed into a vaulted ceiling foyer bathed in light. The staircases newel post is actually a rustic Goldilocks and the 3 Bears inspired carved walnut coat rack. 'Once upon a time they lived happily ever after' is stenciled up the risers of the stairs. 


In the Living room, architect Michael Faust designed this large fireplace to mimic a riverbed. Look closely and you will see driftwood woven throughout, including sculptural roots in the corners. I would have loved to watch this being installed! 






There is something so inviting when numerous finishes are used in a kitchen. All of the earthy textural components of this kitchen - the plastered walls, the reclaimed beams, the stacked stones, the slick farmhouse sink, and the limestone floors, combine so beautifully. And I love the unexpected accordion steel light pendants. 






The Master is Bill's favorite room. It truly reflects his Scottish heritage as well as the culture of the Highlands area. 






The see-through fireplace in the master, can also be enjoyed here, in the master bath. The sunken silver travertine covered soaking tub is at the base of the fireplace - so wonderfully inviting. It also features heated floors and a wine fridge 



More beautiful stonework is featured in the shower as well as a river rock floor which is simply open, no shower door needed! It feels just like a rustic spa.



When designing the guest room, Bill kept his mom, as well as Little Red Riding Hoods grandmother in mind. It's loaded with English antiques, floral wallpaper and tons of embellishments. 



Layers of vintage rugs, needlepoint pillows, stacks of oil paintings, handmade tiles inset into the fireplace, and multiple ornate mirrors -- It's all soooooo good!



And what may be my favorite room, this guest room features lots of whimsy - from the old advertising signs to the suspended bicycle. I also love the sketches of their dogs and that great duvet. 



The mix of luxury and comfort, the incredible attention to detail -- all tucked into the woods. It really does feel like a fairy tale!






Deals and steals

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Checking out all of your FB and Instagram posts, it's hard to believe so many of the kids are back in school already! We are shopping for new room accessories for Maris as she is moving back to college this weekend. She will be living in the sorority house this year and, apparently, this room will be even smaller than last years dorm room. This rug may end up being wall-to-wall carpet. sigh...


{FYI--while shopping, this is how you decide if a rug will work in a college room}


While shopping for her new pretties, I have come across some great sales that I wanted to share with you. First up, Golly Bard's is offering 25% off everything in her etsy shop today. She has long been a favorite of mine and creates beautiful watercolor nature paintings. 
 


Serena and Lily are having a private sale today before it hits the website tomorrow. There are some awesome discounts -- wallpapers are 50% off, paint is 65% off, as well as some great furniture and bedding sales. I have been watching and considering these kids chairs for a project for a while. Now on sale!

 


Lindsay Letters has extended her 'Christmas in July' sale and has some fun holiday prints and cute t-shirts at great prices. 





And while on the computer finding these great deals, I have had a bit of a peeping Tom {cat}.....


I title this one "Kitty Purry does curtains'

And now that this view has been discovered, the curtain rod has a new best friend. They hang out together.
 a lot. 

Have you discovered any great sales? Let me know!!




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





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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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