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As a homemaker, and a designer, I work within budgetary limits. Custom window treatments can be awesome, but when all you need is to dress a window simply and effectively, you can use ready-made options in your home with beautiful results. I recently had a two-hour consult with an amazing couple in a historic home […]

September 26, 2019

My Favorite Inexpensive Window Treatment Sources + How To Use

Decor

Jazz is drifting through our home as the rain comes down outside. Today’s lunch was a sort of whipped up tomato-cream-sauce pasta, so I looked up “Italian cafe” on Spotify to set the mood. It’s making our home smell and sound much fancier than it is at the moment – I’m sporting open flannel with […]

Rainy Day Thoughts

Business

June 7, 2019

I’ve been perusing Pinterest for nursery inspiration pictures, none of which are actually of nurseries. It’s strange. I would tell anyone else to go with their gut, buy what they love, and make things a little quirky – but I second and third guess myself on EVERYTHING. I keep going back to look at all […]

May 15, 2019

Too Much Inspiration Can Be A Bad Thing

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I am finally showing off our kitchen! It’s been finished for months but writing about it took a backseat after finding out I was pregnant (and the subsequent first-trimester nausea). But I’m back to feeling like myself and so happy to be able to share our quaint little kitchen with you! **HEADS UP – ALL […]

Before & After: Our Kitchen is Finished!

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April 23, 2019

I’m a self-proclaimed semi-crunchy person. I don’t let myself get stressed out about my entire life being non-toxic, but when I know better I try to do better. I like my house to smell fresh but I do NOT like artificial fragrances. When I snuggle up in my bed I do not want hormone disrupting […]

January 22, 2019

Make this EASY Non-Toxic Linen Spray (With Only 3 Ingredients!)

Life

Every designer works with clients in a different way. Some firms have a solid process, and some people are just winging it. The business side of design is undoubtedly the hardest part of being a creative entrepreneur! I’ve sat down with both experienced designers and people who are just getting started, and nobody has it […]

My 12-Step Process for Working With Interior Design Clients

Business

December 27, 2018

It’s been chilly lately, hasn’t it? I’ve been hunkering down inside, finally able to cook in our kitchen though it isn’t 100% finished. We hosted Thanksgiving at our home again this year; but why just have one Thanksgiving in the middle of kitchen renovations when you can have two?! Because we are crazy. We also […]

November 28, 2018

How I Decorate for Christmas (and a Kitchen Sneak-Peek!)

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I don’t have any finished pictures to post, but I do have a few photos to let you know what’s going on around our house right now! I’m going to fill you in on what’s happening as I cook and eat a pack of Top Ramen on my new cooktop (lol). Kitchen I’m waiting to […]

Choosing Our Kitchen Lighting

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October 29, 2018

It was white when we moved in, then black (I went through a weird phase), back to white again, and now its final color. I hope. You may have peeked at the botanical wall, but I’ll discuss that on a blog post soon! For now – please, oh please, can we stop and appreciate how […]

July 26, 2018

Why I Painted Our Brick Fireplace Green (+ My Color Source!)

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Any interior designer out there knows that the fight to source and sell quality items can be a challenge! Price can be an obstacle for some who are looking to buy well-made furniture that lasts, but I’m finding that even clients with a generous budget have a hard time understanding the value. Why is that? […]

Quality Furniture – Where to Find It and Why It Matters

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June 25, 2018

About Briana

Hey! I'm Briana, the author behind this blog.

I'm a self-taught interior designer from South Carolina who loves sweet tea, cats, and open windows on a nice day.

If you prefer a home with soul and life over a "perfect" home, then browse on my friend.