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 August 23, 2016

50 Decorating Ideas You Didn’t Know You Knew

While many of us scour the design world resources for tips and tricks to do this and that to our homes to make them “perfect,” what is actually true is that, most of it, we already know or have heard before. This is an article to remind you that you may already be a good...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on August 17, 2016

Calming Colors: Decorating with Soothing Shades of Blue

If you have had the opportunity to lounge on the perimeter of a body of water this summer, I’m almost positive you’ve felt the calming influence of the water. This isn’t in your imagination, either. As the natural “color” (or, at least, the appearance) of water, the color blue is associated with cleanliness and elicits...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on August 15, 2016

Bohemian Style in a Modern World

Bohemian style (aka “boho chic”) is well known for its vibrant, colorful, eclectic aesthetic, full of patterns and textiles and displays of accumulated global goods. But many of the elements of bohemian style can actually be transplanted onto a rather contemporary space with surprising success. Certain elements of this laid-back look can work to warm...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on August 11, 2016

DIY Hand-Painted Flower Vase – a Fast and Easy Project

Some DIY tutorials are more about the overall idea itself than about the process; this tutorial is one of them. A black-and-white striped vase is nothing groundbreaking, frankly. But the beautiful thing about this particular project is its pure and utter uniqueness – even though black and white stripes are classic and have been around...

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Posted in Living Room | by Brittney Smart, on August 5, 2016

Define and Highlight Your Style with Living Room Accents

As one of the most trafficked spaces in a home, the living room is primed to showcase your style preferences. The large pieces in your living room definitely play a role in the tone and appeal of the space, but it’s the living room accents that play a critical role in defining and highlighting your...

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Posted in Bathroom | by Brittney Smart, on August 3, 2016

DIY Bathroom Makeovers: Step-by-Step Tutorials

The bathroom is an important, but often overlooked, space. Design-wise, its décor and style might seem pretty cut and dry – you’ve got your shower, your tub, your sink, your toilet, and/or your bidet. It might seem that there’s only so much you can change when designing around those things. The truth is, you can...

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Posted in Bathroom | by Brittney Smart, on August 1, 2016

Finishing Touches to Fully Complete a Bathroom Makeover

When the hard, labor-intensive projects are completed, it’s easy to pat yourself on the back for a job well done and walk away from a newly renovated bathroom, relishing the fact that you’re 95% done and you deserve a break. While that is definitely true – you did a wonderful job, the room is looking...

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