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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

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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

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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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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

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

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.