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 DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on February 24, 2017

DIY Chic Brass Toilet Paper Holder

This DIY brass toilet paper holder is going to thrill you. Not only is it the easiest, fastest DIY in perhaps the entire history of DIYs to complete, but it’s also one of the most rewarding end results. So chic! I should state here that, originally, this toilet paper holder was designed to be installed...

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

Space and Delineation in Design: Making it Seem More than What it Is

We all know how important the use of space is in great design – space affects the room’s functionality, visual appeal, and design capacity. In fact, to define space, it is: a continuous area or expanse that is free, available, or unoccupied; the dimensions of height, depth, and width within which all things exist and...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on February 21, 2017

Transparency in Contemporary Furniture: Modern Glass and Acrylic

There is a significant trend in interior design, and has been for several years now, involving the use of “invisible” materials, such as acrylic and glass. These substances are making a comeback particularly in contemporary furniture designs, sort of an updated throwback to mid-century designs. (You can learn about what does contemporary mean in the...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on February 20, 2017

DIY Metallic Accented Wooden Bowls

Add sophistication and style to plain, even worn-out, wooden bowls by touching them up with a modern bit of metallic. Choose your favorite metal – copper, gold, brass, chrome, nickel, whatever you like! – and turn your boring wooden bowls into something fit for a king. Or at least a living room shelf. This simple...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on February 15, 2017

Simple DIY: Cable Knit Throw Pillows Out of Old Sweaters

It’s that time of year again. The time when all things warm and cozy start to find their way into your daydreams and post-workday relaxation. This article will show you how to create a perfectly cozy throw pillow (or two, actually) out of a favorite, thrifted, or otherwise acquired cable knit sweater. In under an...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on February 14, 2017

DIY Marquee Sign with LED Globe Lights

There are so many ways to DIY a marquee sign right now. These projects can range from intense and long-term (think solid wood letters and nailed aluminum flashing for permanent marquee signage) to a sort of temporary “faux” marquee sign, with ornaments that look like lights but that don’t actually light up. This DIY Marquee Sign...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on February 10, 2017

Unique Ideas for Incorporating Analogous Colors into Your Home

If you’ve ever studied a color wheel, you’re likely familiar with the concept of analogous colors. Analogous colors are those colors that are located directly next to each other on the color wheel. For example, and a very simplistic one at that, yellowish green, green, and greenish blue would be considered analogous. There are many...

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