Apartment Tour | Living and Dining Room


It's been awhile since my last post, life happened and I took a little break from blogging. But I am back and I thought I'd start things off with a sneak peek of my new apartment. I moved into my own space at the beginning of June, with just my bedroom furniture and a few dishes. Slowly over the last few months I have acquired furniture and furnishings (a big thanks to my parents) and made this space my own. The bedroom and kitchen still need a little work, so I'll save that part of the tour for another day.

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The main part of my space is open concept, you start in the living room and that leads into the dining/eat-in kitchen. I knew when I first toured the apartment, that if I moved in I would want a sectional. I felt like it would really help define the living area. I also knew I wanted to put my desk off the back, so I'd be able to have a little work station. For me a couch needs to be deep set and extremely comfortable. This particular sectional met all of my expectations and after being marked down over 50%, I knew it was the one for me.
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The chair, book shelf and little table were from my previous bedroom. We gave the chair a little face lift, by applying a couple coats of grey paint and a nice faux hide fabric to the cushion. A few little tweaks was just what it needed for it to fit in perfectly with my new decor. I decided to fill up the bare walls with a collection of personal photographs and quotable prints. I've been so blessed to be able to travel all over the world and I wanted to feature images from some of my favorite places.
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One thing that I knew I wanted to include was translucent items. Because the space is smaller, it helps that my desk chair is see-through, it doesn't obstruct your view when looking into each space. I like my little tray as well because it keeps things organized and in place without chopping up the surface area of my desk.
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The cow hide rug is from my previous bedroom, when I first walked through the space I visualized it under the kitchen table and I was so happy when it ended up working out.  I got the table on sale from Target, it was seriously a steal at 75% off. The chairs are from Ikea. I originally had the white version of my desk chair in mind, but they were $70 a piece. Not really in the budget. So, I wandered through Ikea and found these guys, they had a similar look but they were only $15 a piece. I love the contrast between the white chairs and the texture of the cow hide and the steel and wood table.
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I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my space. I am so happy with how it has turned out so far. It is a true reflection of my style and I absolutely love coming home to it every night.

xo,
Briony

I love my Momma!


What can I say about my momma... She is a constant source of love and encouragement in my life. She can make me laugh so hard I can't breathe just by driving in the car with me, she is an incredibly funny/fearless dancer, she is always willing to give more, do more, love more. She has played the role of my comforter, friend and sounding board. She is irreplaceable!

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Love you Mom!


Beauty // At Home Scalp Treatment


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I have a lot of coarse, thick, curly hair, and my scalp tends to run on the dry side. This has always been my nemesis, it's a horribly frustrating thing to have to deal with but it is a reality. I've found a few products that work really well for me but I recently ran out of them and I was in desperate need of a solution. This led me to google and there I found a few tips on at home scalp treatments. I didn't have ingredients that matched perfectly so I modified to suit my needs. I have to say I was very impressed with the result. After leaving it on for 30min and then washing it out of my hair, I could instantly see and feel a difference.

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This treatment is incredibly easy. It has a limited number of ingredients and it truly has given me such great results.

Step One - Mix Ingredients
4 tablespoons softened coconut oil, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon sugar

Step Two - Brush Your Scalp
Most sites suggested a scalp treatment bristle brush, in nylon or natural either will work. As you can see from the above pic, I didn't have the right tools, so I had a make it work moment and used my tangle teaser. The point of brushing your scalp is to stimulate blood circulation and loosen any dry skin.

Step Three - Paint on the Treatment Mixture
I separated my hair into sections, starting at the top and moving my way down my head and around the back. I didn't have a snazzy color applicator tool, so I used an actual paint brush. I felt it did a decent job and it required no spending. Which is a check in the pro column, in my book.

Step Four - Massage & Let it Set
Once you've painted on the treatment, rub it in with your fingertips in a circular motion all over your scalp. If you have a spouse or significant other, or just a friend that is willing... this portion can be really luxurious if someone else does the massage. Let it set for 20-40min.

Step Five - Rinse, Wash & Style
You are ready to go.

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I'd love to hear if any of you try this at home, or if you have some great at home remedy's you think I should try. Let me know in the comment section!