It is currently 2:01 am. I write this while up with my new daughter, mostly because I have to find a better way to stay awake during feedings than scrolling through celebrities’ instagrams. Except Jennifer Anniston has an Instagram now which is pretty exciting. Besides Instagram, I have been going through the archives of Cafe […]

November 20, 2019

I Had a Baby!


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 […]

My Favorite Inexpensive Window Treatment Sources + How To Use


September 26, 2019

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


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


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!


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!)


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


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!)


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


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!)


July 26, 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.