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 Best Of | by Brittney Smart, on March 28, 2017

Colorful Color: The Key Component to Stand-Out Design

Color is essential in interior design. You can have great architecture, but with poor color choices, the appeal of the room’s design will falter. You can have boring or unsightly architecture, but with excellent color choices, the design of the space can appear magazine-worthy. The quickest, the most dramatic, and the most reasonable way in...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on March 27, 2017

Area Rug Cleaning: Safe and Natural Rug Cleaning Ideas

As we begin yet another season change, many of us start to feel a bit of spring cleaning fever. If your house is like my house, the area rugs have taken a beating after a long, cold, and icy-wet winter. Here is a tutorial on how to clean area rugs. Please note that I have...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on March 23, 2017

DIY Copper Pipe iPad Stand

If you’re like me, you use the iPad in the kitchen pretty much every day. If you’re also like me, you’ve had to become quite creative in jimmy-rigging methods to keep the iPad from falling over in the midst of following your favorite online recipe for chicken parmigiana and marinara sauce. Those days are long...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on March 23, 2017

How to Decorate a Family Room for YOUR Family’s Needs

The family room is like the more casual, younger brother of the living room. Where the living room is often decorated with entertaining in mind, the family room is decorated with more “real life” in mind. (Of course, this can include entertaining, but the family room’s is more like the football-games-and-nachos kind of entertaining.) Family...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on March 22, 2017

Let’s Define Stylish in Home Design

“Fashions fade, style is eternal,” said Yves Saint Laurent. These are wise words and quite simple at their core. By itself, “stylish” is a rather abstract word and concept, I think. Not because we can’t understand what it means, but because it’s so personal to everyone. Everyone has a different approach to style in home...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on March 21, 2017

How to Clean Windows and Glass Naturally

There are few things more frustrating than spending your Saturday morning cleaning all the windows and glass in your house, only to find them streaky and spotty still. The truth is, for me, the best way to clean windows is to use a microfiber/chamois type cloth, which requires simply warm water, a wipe down, and...

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