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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 […]

November 28, 2018

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

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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 […]

Choosing Our Kitchen Lighting

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October 29, 2018

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 […]

July 26, 2018

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

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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? […]

Quality Furniture – Where to Find It and Why It Matters

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June 25, 2018

*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 […]

June 23, 2018

Before & After – My Best Friend’s Green Nursery

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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 […]

Natural, Classic, and Warm Kitchen Inspiration

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May 10, 2018

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 […]

March 20, 2018

Inspiration for Painting Our Brick Home

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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. […]

It’s Decided – We’re Renovating Our Kitchen

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March 6, 2018

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 […]

January 29, 2018

The ONE Major Way Pinterest Deceives You

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If you follow me on instagram, you know we had to say goodbye to my childhood dog on Thursday evening. I won’t get too sappy on here, but she was that childhood pet that you’ll never forget. My brother and I named her Sobe after the energy drink when we were kids, and she was just […]

Where I Found Our $500 Anthropologie Sofa

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December 31, 2017

About Briana

Hey! I'm Briana, the author behind this blog.

Teaching you how to create a dream home without getting caught up in the trap of perfection is my passion. 

I'm a self-taught interior designer from South Carolina who loves sweet tea, cats, and open windows on a nice day.