The first time you light the fireplace for the season- pure magic. It would be more romantic by match, I’m sure, but this house came with a gas fireplace so the push of a button it is. Our cats can’t get enough of the warmth – But I’m mostly enjoying it because our heating system […]

October 30, 2017

Painted Plywood Kitchen Floors – Should I Do It?


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 […]

Enjoying Details (When You Can’t Yet Renovate)


October 26, 2017

I’ve posted about kitchen inspiration before, but it feels so much closer now that we are replacing the floors in a couple of weeks! From the beginning I envisioned a gray green color for the cabinets, mostly because it was neutral enough to make our small kitchen cozy but not busy. An all-white kitchen would […]

October 5, 2017

5 Muted Green Kitchens I Love


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


September 29, 2017

If you’re anything like me, HGTV is about the only channel you watch on television. So you’ve probably seen Ben & Erin Napier on their show, “HomeTown”, all about renovating old homes in their hometown of Laurel, Mississippi.  I mean, just look at them. They are the cutest. Why is Ben not smoking a pipe? […]

September 14, 2017

Collected Inspiration from HGTV Hometown’s Erin & Ben Napier


You know who rules the world in unique retail ambience? ANTHROPOLOGIE. That’s who. That’s why you go there and pay $480 for woolen finger puppets. But you’re with me right? You walk in, say something basic like “ugh it smells sooo good in here” and then head straight to the clearance aisle? [Fun fact one […]

Use This ONE Pantry Item to Fill Candle Holders


August 24, 2017

The time has come! I am still learning how to use my camera, so it took me a hot minute to take pictures of my best friend’s bedroom. You can read about the inspiration here, but let’s jump in! Before It was dark, a little too masculine, and had a door that went to pretty […]

August 21, 2017

Before & After – Eclectic Natural Bedroom


I just typed this whole stupid post up and it didn’t save WOWWW THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY. Okay but onto brighter things and me typing this for the second time. My best friend Sarah has pretty much let me have free reign decorating her house, and it has been SO FUN. You saw a snippet […]

Planning – Eclectic Natural Bedroom


August 15, 2017

It started with watching Gilmore Girls (again) a few weeks back. Then it turned into Googling “Taylor Swift fall outfits” (You just wait.) Then all fall heaven unleashed on my brain. source Um. Yes. It’s only August, which in South Carolina means you are still baking under the sun’s wrath like a piece of beef jerky. […]

August 9, 2017

I Can’t Stop Thinking About Fall


When we first moved in our house, there was a small hydrangea bush, neglected like everything in the yard had been. I never realized how ugly they are in the winter! It’s a big clump of sticks poking out of the ground. Regardless I was excited to cut blooms when it warmed up, but I […]

Keep Hydrangeas From Wilting With This ONE Tip


August 7, 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.