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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? […]

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

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 […]

April 4, 2017

I Love Layered Rugs

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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 […]

Our New Jute Rug!

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March 31, 2017

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 […]

March 28, 2017

WAIT! Before you buy that…

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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 […]

Window Treatment Options – Part Two – Shade & Drape Layering

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March 22, 2017

Hey everyone! I made a few small updates to our front living room that I’ve shared on Instagram, but I thought I would give you an overall peek at how far it’s come! Just to recap, our old home has two living rooms: one in the front right by the entry, and one in the […]

December 11, 2016

New Living Room Chairs

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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

Hey everyone! Hope you enjoyed your weekend 🙂  This past weekend, my mother and brother came down to visit and celebrate my GORGEOUS mom’s birthday. The last time they stayed at our house was the night Madison and I got married, and my poor brother ended up staying in our Florida room (not our guest […]

September 19, 2016

Guest Bedroom Before/Progress

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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.