Brittney Smart

Brittney Smart

Staff Writer
Brittney is a wife, a mom of four young children, a writer and editor (B.S. degree in English/Technical Writing), and a lover of interior design. She thrives on finding inexpensive ways to DIY her own home into a stylish yet family-friendly space.
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Posted in Bathroom | by Brittney Smart, on July 29, 2016

35 Ideas for a Unique and Chic Bathroom

For many people, the bathroom is not generally the most exciting, inspiring spaces in a home to decorate. I mean, you’ve got your standard white porcelain items, your sink, and your shower/tub, right? Not a lot of personality even available, so why even try? I’ve got good news – this is wrong! There are many...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on July 28, 2016

Apartment Decorating to Suit YOUR Style

If you live in an apartment, you have likely spent some time considering how to go about decorating your space to make it comfortable, functional, and reflective of you. That’s called interior design. In other words, interior design is the art and science of enhancing interiors…of a space or building, to achieve a healthier and more...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on July 26, 2016

DIY Bamboo Plant Support Fence or Decorative Lattice

For those lucky enough to have a healthy, thriving raspberry or tomato plot, it might seem that you could hardly want for anything else in life. Delicious! But a challenge that comes with having a productive raspberry patch is containing it. This particular raspberry patch is small in square footage, as far as the plants...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on July 25, 2016

Earth Tones with a Twist

What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “earth tones”? Does it make you want to toss your sneakers and deodorant to the curb and start out on a walk-a-thon across your country? Probably not something that extreme, but the term definitely tugs on many people’s organic heart-strings. If you’ve heard the phrase...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on July 21, 2016

How to Install Board and Batten

Board and batten detailing a charming aesthetic on the walls. It has been used in interior and exterior designs for many years, adding timeless appeal and interesting architectural elements to otherwise ho-hum walls. If you love the look of board and batten but are uncertain on its installation ins and outs, this tutorial will walk...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on July 18, 2016

How to Install a Modern Porch Light for a Warmer Welcome

Anything that emits light is going to attract attention. This is particularly true of a porch light – drivers and passengers in passing cars will notice it, guests and visitors will notice it, your own family members will notice it, and basically anyone who sees and/or approaches your house is likely to notice the porch...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on July 14, 2016

How to Smooth Textured Venetian Plaster Walls

There is certainly a place in design for textured walls; however, not all textured walls are created equal, and not all designs thrive with a textured wall. If you have textured walls, specifically Venetian plaster textured walls, and you’re looking to smooth them out, there is a simple strategy for creating flat walls. Simple, but...

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