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I'm Briana, and I help people create unique, beautiful interiors in Columbia, SC. 

Pondering the "Feel" I Want Our Home to Have

Pondering the "Feel" I Want Our Home to Have

If you've followed along for any length of time, you know that I have an affinity for simplicity. My husband Madison and I are in the slow process of renovating our first 1940's small brick home, and keeping things simple has been a way to bring cohesiveness throughout. It felt like a mish-mash of additions and wall surfaces and popcorn ceilings, and I just wanted it to feel clean. 

So far I still love our choices, like painting all of downstairs one color, painting the dark panelling upstairs white, and replacing the kitchen floor. But I am ready to have some fun now that everything isn't either brown or yellow-tan and doesn't feel like such a hot mess. We have neutral rugs, a white sofa, and now it looks a little...boring. I knew it would head that direction before it got better, strictly because it takes time and money to go from a clean slate to a collected, personal home. Even eventually getting our popcorn ceilings taken care of is a much bigger expense because of asbestos testing and such. 

Because it's not our forever home, I am also often thinking of resale value in the back of my mind. That mindset is perfect for our permanent changes (tile, flooring, etc.) but not so good for furnishings. I don't want or need to live in a staged home, but for some reason I keep thinking that. *sigh* 

So I am thinking now, what do I really want my home to feel like? A manifesto, per se. There are the obvious desires; I want it to be lived-in and relaxed feeling. I already can't wait to get a darker slipcover for our white sofa because EVERYONE comes over and says "Oh, I am scared to eat on this!" *insert my sad face here* 

But I also want it to have a touch of mystery, of timelessness. Where you always have something to discover, something to wonder about. 

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A sense of romance and nostalgia...

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Mixed with doses of modern interest...

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Ahh. I get so giddy and impatient at times! But as always, the best things are worth waiting and working for.

Inspiration for Funky Sofas

Inspiration for Funky Sofas

Proof You CAN Mix White and Off-White

Proof You CAN Mix White and Off-White