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.
20 Standout Stair Railings and Why They Work Full story

Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on June 28, 2021

20 Standout Stair Railings and Why They Work

Stair railings are a necessary part of the architecture of your home if you have stairs. They are important, even required, for safety purposes. But you don’t have to sacrifice your style for cookie-cutter stair railings! Here are ten fantastic stair railings that enhance the style and décor of the surrounding spaces while still fulfilling...

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Step-by-Step Guide to Planting a Window Box Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on June 19, 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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35 Ways to Make a Ceiling Look Higher Full story

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on June 11, 2021

35 Ways to Make a Ceiling Look Higher

If your home has ceilings that are inherently low (such as in a basement), or if your ceilings are of average height but you might want them to look taller, you might have been looking into ways to give the appearance of height. There are as many different ways to help with this allusion as...

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5 Things to Keep in Mind when Choosing an Entryway Rug Full story

Posted in Rugs & Carpets | by Brittney Smart, on June 11, 2021

5 Things to Keep in Mind when Choosing an Entryway Rug

Call it a foyer, an entryway, an entrance hall, but whatever you call it, it’s the space between the great outdoors and your well-thought-out home that’s not always easy to style. This can be particularly true for rugs, because you must consider not only the natural elements, but also the style of your home…and tastefully...

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60 Ways Incorporate Shabby Chic Style into Every Room in Your Home Full story

Posted in Best Of | by Brittney Smart, on May 28, 2021

60 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 to...

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20 Ways to Create a French Country Kitchen Full story

Posted in Kitchen | by Brittney Smart, on May 25, 2021

20 Ways to Create a French Country Kitchen

If you love style that is warm, comfortable, and beautiful all at the same time, you’re likely a fan of French country designs. A French country kitchen is no different – in a place that has historically been the working-horse of the home, the kitchen designed in a French country style evokes a familiar, friendly...

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How to Incorporate Ceiling Beams into your Style Full story

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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The Benefits of a Pastel Color Palette Full story

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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