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


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


January 29, 2018

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 […]

December 31, 2017

Where I Found Our $500 Anthropologie Sofa


My best friend Sarah is pregnant! She’s due to give birth to a baby boy in May, and of course Madison and I are over the moon excited to have them just a block away. I cannot wait to pinch baby cheeks and buy tiny baby shoes. On a side note, if you’d like to […]



December 17, 2017

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


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


November 30, 2017

For you color-lovers out there, you are probably laughing reading this post title. Mixing off-white and white seems about as dull as can be, but those details matter! The first time I mixed white and cream was in our guest room. The headboard and end-of-the-bed quilt are creamier, while the coverlet and sheets are stark […]

November 10, 2017

Proof You CAN Mix White and Off-White


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 […]

Painted Plywood Kitchen Floors – Should I Do It?


October 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)


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 […]

5 Muted Green Kitchens I Love


October 5, 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.