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 May 10, 2021

How to Incorporate Ceiling Beams into your Style

Exposed ceiling beams are an interesting architectural feature and have the ability to make a space feel utterly unique. Sometimes, though, you might wonder if your individual design style fits into a space with ceiling beams. Say you’re on the hunt for a great apartment and you’ve found a perfect candidate…but you’re not sure if...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on May 6, 2021

The Benefits of a Pastel Color Palette

It may not be bold. It may not be invigorating or exciting. But in its own way, a pastel color palette can be a gorgeous, unique interior design scheme. Styling your space with a softer side has all sorts of advantages, both aesthetically and physically. Here are just some of the primary benefits of decorating...

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Posted in Best Of | by Brittney Smart, on April 27, 2021

52 Ways Incorporate Shabby Chic Style into Every Room in Your Home

Shabby chic style, also sometimes known as farmhouse or cottage style and very similar to French country, is a very forgiving, warm, and friendly décor style to have. Many people are drawn to shabby chic styled spaces because they not only embrace imperfection, but they celebrate them. What is shabby chic design? The easiest way...

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Posted in Office Design Ideas | by Brittney Smart, on April 15, 2021

40 Cubicle Decor Ideas to Make Your Office Style Work as Hard as You Do

A wise person once said, “They can take the cubicle out of your home, but you don’t have to let them take your home out of the cubicle.” Okay, maybe no one ever really said that, but it’s true nonetheless. Of course, when you’re at work you’re focused on working. But there’s something about working...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on April 13, 2021

How to Make a Headboard – A Step-by-Step DIY Tutorial

A bed hardly seems complete without a headboard. Large or small, simple or ornate, the headboard can really set the tone for the entire bedroom. If you’re ready for a change in headboard, or if you’ve lived without one altogether for far too long, this is a pretty straightforward DIY project that you can have...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on April 8, 2021

DIY Gold Leaf Marble Hex Trays – Fast & Easy Upgrade!

Most of us are very busy people, but we still enjoy beautiful things and doing things ourselves. This DIY project incorporates all of those features – fast, easy, and pretty – in one simple and luxe-looking item. All you need are a few materials and a few minutes, and you’ll upgrade the sophistication of your...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on April 6, 2021

DIY Industrial Bathroom Light Fixtures

Lighting is an often overlooked but key component of a home’s style. The possibilities of lighting designs are virtually limitless, the key is finding what speaks to you + enhances your space + stays within budget all at the same time. This tutorial provides a step-by-step guide on creating your own custom light fixture (this...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on April 5, 2021

Step-by-Step Guide to Planting a Window Box

This summer, make your home’s exterior fresh and gorgeous by planting those window boxes! (If you don’t have window boxes yet, check out this tutorial on how to make your own for an easy DIY!) If you’ve always wondered how to achieve that professional and luscious look in a window box but aren’t quite sure...

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