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Every designer works with clients in a different way. Some firms have a solid process, and some people are just winging it. The business side of design is undoubtedly the hardest part of being a creative entrepreneur! I’ve sat down with both experienced designers and people who are just getting started, and nobody has it […]

December 27, 2018

My 12-Step Process for Working With Interior Design Clients

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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

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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Do you have a too-tiny rug gracing your living room? Did you read my last post and cry because you didn’t measure, and now the rug you bought barely has enough room around your bed for you to put your feet on? It’s ok. Grab a tissue for your issue, because I’ve got a potential solution […]

I Love Layered Rugs

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April 4, 2017

SPOILER ALERT: I love this rug. Madison said it’s “stringy” but we don’t have a rug pad under it yet so I will not take it to heart. Plus I’m not even sure what that means. He liked our wool rug just fine (which you can see here along with before pictures of the living […]

March 31, 2017

Our New Jute Rug!

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Do you know how annoying it is to bring home the rug you just bought and realize it’s a magic carpet for your coffee table? How could this happen? It looked so big hanging up in the store! Same goes for the sofa you can barely walk around because it’s so giant. You may even […]

WAIT! Before you buy that…

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March 28, 2017

In the last post, I discussed quite possibly the easiest way to dress your windows, the clip-and-hang style. Today I’m talking about the ever-popular layering method that is both functional and works in a variety of rooms – the Shade + Drape combo. But first, let’s take a look at a few rooms with roman […]

March 22, 2017

Window Treatment Options – Part Two – Shade & Drape Layering

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Halfway through November and it is FINALLY feeling like fall here in Columbia, SC. Our yard is blanketed in pretty red leaves, and we finally had to turn the heater on! My husband Madison is just happy that he doesn’t sweat every time I ask him to help me do a project 🙂 We finished […]

Earthy Living Room Updates

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November 12, 2016

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.