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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 […]

June 7, 2019

Rainy Day Thoughts

Business

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 […]

Too Much Inspiration Can Be A Bad Thing

Decor

May 15, 2019

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 […]

April 23, 2019

Before & After: Our Kitchen is Finished!

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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 […]

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

Life

January 22, 2019

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 […]

December 27, 2018

My 12-Step Process for Working With Interior Design Clients

Business

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 […]

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

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November 28, 2018

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 […]

October 29, 2018

Choosing Our Kitchen Lighting

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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 […]

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

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July 26, 2018

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? […]

June 25, 2018

Quality Furniture – Where to Find It and Why It Matters

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*Sources + paint colors are listed at the end of the post, but read to get the story on this vintage-inspired nursery.  My best friend’s baby boy, George Carter Chastain, has officially arrived! As soon as Sarah found out she was pregnant we began dreaming up his nursery, and it is one of the warmest […]

Before & After – My Best Friend’s Green Nursery

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June 23, 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.