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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? […]

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

Okay. I know in this post I said I was happy with the vinyl tiles in our kitchen, but I preemptively spoke. I would never in a million years use them ever again. People have luck using them, but not me! Since we installed them, they have shifted around a TON leaving noticeable gaps everywhere. I […]

May 10, 2018

Natural, Classic, and Warm Kitchen Inspiration

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This weekend my lovely and generous mom came down from Greenville to help me pressure wash the house while Madison finished up our kitchen floors. Pressure washing is absolutely the most satisfying job, especially at our house where there was a TON of moss and dark spots where leaves had sat forever on our concrete […]

Inspiration for Painting Our Brick Home

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March 20, 2018

A near consensus across America leaves Mondays and January + February in the “hated” category. I am learning to be a fan of both, especially this year. This business is still very small and I love when I work, so Mondays aren’t my thorn, but the last months of winter drag on like nobody’s business. […]

March 6, 2018

It’s Decided – We’re Renovating Our Kitchen

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I know some of you read this blog or follow me on Instagram and want to know how much it would really cost to get one of your rooms done by a designer. Let me go ahead and break the news to you – it is not cheap! As much as I love Pinterest, it […]

The ONE Major Way Pinterest Deceives You

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January 29, 2018

I remember picking out furniture for this house when Madison moved in nearly a year before we were married. It all needed to be cheap and able to withstand the Dorito crumbs and beer spills associated with three single guys living together. Without giving any thought to, “Oh, I might have to live with this […]

December 12, 2017

Inspiration for Funky Sofas

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If you’ve followed along for any length of time, you know that I have an affinity for simplicity. My husband Madison and I are in the slow process of renovating our first 1940’s small brick home, and keeping things simple has been a way to bring cohesiveness throughout. It felt like a mish-mash of additions and […]

Pondering the “Feel” I Want Our Home to Have

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November 30, 2017

Lately I have been focusing much more on the mood and interest of our home than the technical design aspects. I’m finding that breaking the rules creates the relaxed atmosphere I crave. Everything isn’t “just so”. Granted, rules are best broken when you first know what they are. You can tell if a small-scale piece […]

October 26, 2017

Enjoying Details (When You Can’t Yet Renovate)

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Fall is officially here! We had a week or two of a special kind of cool weather, but it’s gone and I’m back to wilting by 2:00 p.m. My consolation is that it will have to get cooler soon enough, so I can experience magic weather once again.  I had the chance to install drapes […]

Before & Progress – Lake House Client

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September 29, 2017

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.