Shannon Berrey

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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Courtney

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Several years ago while visiting California, I made it a point to make a date with my west coast friend, Courtney Lake. Courtney was just getting his feet wet in the Interior Design world after a short stint in culinary school. After a fabulous lunch, he took us a on a little tour of some of his favorite San Fran. spots. Courtney is full of energy, incredibly intelligent, a fabulous dresser, walks at a slow run, and is passionate about life. It has been so exciting to watch his passion for design turn into a successful career. 




I was more than a little excited to open the new Rue magazine and see a big ole feature on Courtney! He got the opportunity to work on a model home for Blu Homes. Getting to design a model home is one of my very favorite projects. You learn who the developers target market is and then you get to create the fictitious family who will be living in your home. Then you visually construct their life through the selections. And in the end, your 'client' loves every single choice you make, never gives you any lip, and wants to nominate you for 'Designer of the Year'.  








Courtney managed to complete this project in a few short weeks {!} He shopped locally and managed to create a beautiful organic, natural, slightly masculine home.  


 

My very favorite vignette is this art station full of my favorite things -- an antler mount, a huge roll of paper, concrete, crayons, and vintage stools from an ice cream shop. LOVE!!! 














Great job, Courtney!!!!

To see lots more of this home, visit Rue Magazine 


{all photos via Rue Magazine}





A good egg

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter is sneaking up on us. Have you decorated your eggs yet? Just in case you haven't, and you are looking for some fun ideas, you are in luck! Today I am filling your easter basket with a round-up of some really great Easter egg ideas. 















































How about baking cupcakes inside your eggs??




And just in case you need a sign for your Easter Egg Hunt, you can download this free pretty printable over at Studio DIY: 




Enjoy!!



The Inn at Hastings Park

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Do you have 'one day I will..' dreams like I do?? There are several dreams that I would certainly love to entertain when I grow up {i.e. when both of my kids are in college}. One of those dreams would be to get my hands on a historic old building and renovate it into a beautiful B&B. It would boast beautifully appointed rooms decorated with the goods of local artists, gorgeous gardens, delicious {local} food, and amazing hospitality.   




Someone else had this same dream and just 2 months ago, the Kennealy family opened The Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington, Massachusetts. Under the design direction of Robin Gannon Interiors, it features 22 modern, individually designed rooms in three historic buildings. Built in 1888, the Main House was home to a descendent of one of Lexington's first families, who settled the town in the 1600s. The other house is the Isaac Mulliken House, named in honor of the spirited politician who lived there in the mid-nineteenth century. The third building at The Inn is the Barn, which is rumored to have been a casket factory at some point along the way.





So much of the sourcing hails from local New England craftsmen. The woven American flag rug can be seen in 3 of the rooms, which is appropriate, being that this is 'the birthplace of American liberty'.   














Each room offers a modern interpretation of the traditional New England Americana style. Guests will discover Sister Parish Designs and Peter Fasano wallpapers, as well as Dunes and Duchess candelabras and sconces, and O&G Studio wood furniture.
























Beautiful, right?? So tell me, what are some of your career dreams??


{images via Michael J Lee}





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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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