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 How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on February 3, 2016

Pros & Cons of Monochromatic Décor

As you may or may not already know, monochromatic decor is where one color is selected as the foundational color and any color used in the space is part of that color’s colorway. In other words, one color’s family is used on almost every surface or textile in the space. Of course, this doesn’t mean...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on January 29, 2016

DIY Jewelry Holder out of Spice Rack – IKEA Hack

You’ve probably seen a number of ways to use IKEA’sBekvam spice rack for things other than, well, spices. Today’s DIY project features this versatile piece as a chic DIY jewelry holder. Whether for yourself, for a daughter, a friend, or a neighbor, this makes a fabulous addition to any jewelry collection. And the best news of...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on January 29, 2016

Fall Into Orange: Living Room Accents for All Styles

The fall season is a time when we likely start gravitating toward warmer, fall-toned colors – golds, browns, deep reds, and of course oranges ranging from pumpkin to burnt sienna to cinnamon. While we may enjoy these colors and want to bring them inside, especially at this time of year, it can be difficult to...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on January 27, 2016

What Elegance is in Today’s Design…and How to Achieve It

At its core, elegance is the characteristic of being “graceful and stylish in appearance or manner.” Elegance is attractive, mature, and sophisticated while still being approachable. Elegance, particularly in design and personal style, is one of the first qualities that outsiders notice, and elegance certainly causes a favorable and lasting first impression. But the word...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on January 25, 2016

DIY Natural Wood Floor Polishing Cleaner

Many commercial wood floor cleaners produce sub-par results in treating your beautiful hardwood floors well. Some are abrasive, others contain wax (and, after many “cleanings,” end up coating your floors with excess wax and making them dull), still others fail to actually clean the wood floor. Plus, commercial cleaners can be harmful to the environment...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on January 20, 2016

Are White Walls Right for You? A Helpful Hints Guide

Despite what we see in abundance in photographs, it is not necessarily true that white wall paint will instantly make every room feel bigger and brighter. Photos have the capacity to make a space look ensconced in natural light, which is inherently more attractive. But the photo might not tell the real story. Here are...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on January 19, 2016

What Does the Color Green Mean?

Color is so important in home design. It has the power to set the tone, focus, and energy level of a space. Interestingly, one color in particular has more shades than any other: green. Green is also the most common color found in nature, and it is the second most common favorite color (right behind...

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