It is currently 2:01 am. I write this while up with my new daughter, mostly because I have to find a better way to stay awake during feedings than scrolling through celebrities’ instagrams. Except Jennifer Anniston has an Instagram now which is pretty exciting. Besides Instagram, I have been going through the archives of Cafe […]

November 20, 2019

I Had a Baby!


Jazz is drifting through our home as the rain comes down outside. Today’s lunch was a sort of whipped up tomato-cream-sauce pasta, so I looked up “Italian cafe” on Spotify to set the mood. It’s making our home smell and sound much fancier than it is at the moment – I’m sporting open flannel with […]

Rainy Day Thoughts


June 7, 2019

I’m a self-proclaimed semi-crunchy person. I don’t let myself get stressed out about my entire life being non-toxic, but when I know better I try to do better. I like my house to smell fresh but I do NOT like artificial fragrances. When I snuggle up in my bed I do not want hormone disrupting […]

January 22, 2019

Make this EASY Non-Toxic Linen Spray (With Only 3 Ingredients!)


As I’m typing this on my phone, I’m sitting poolside at a resort in southern California sipping a margarita like a semi-classy person. Madison (my husband), his parents, and I are here to visit his side of the family and to vacation and it is seriously wonderful. The weather is beautiful and cool in the […]

I’m Homesick in California


July 30, 2017

When it comes to my creativity, I HATE being vulnerable. Like I can sing in front of 500 people and that doesn’t make me nervous, but if someone were to ask me to write lyrics to a song and sing it to one person, I would throw up. I have had to intentionally grow in […]

July 18, 2017

A Pictureless Post


Warm weather has graced South Carolina. I am in love. I open all my windows and eat outside every time I can.  I guess spring is where I feel most myself. I’m not freezing all the time, I can read a book under our umbrella, and I don’t feel guilty for just drinking sweet tea […]

Spring Around Here


April 18, 2017

“We think of beautiful spaces and comforting traditions as spiritually unnecessary and underestimate the profound importance of a safe place for growing minds and souls.” –Sarah Clarkson in “The Life Giving Home” I have a hard time explaining in words why creating my home is important, why it matters deeply. To some it’s merely decorating; […]

October 11, 2016

Why “Home” Is A Worthy Cause


via  here If you are reading this, thanks for following through on your overwhelming excitement/boredom to check out this experiment of a blog.  This blog will hopefully be home to a community of people who can help each other (and myself) discover design and beauty both high and low. The goal? To never stop looking […]

I’m Now Blogging!


July 8, 2014

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.