Hi. I’m Brittany. I have a white dog. I also have a husband, Justin, and two black dogs. We live in a bungalow in Springfield, Missouri. Thanks for visiting. This is us with two of our dogs, Fatty and Jellybeans.

The third one came later. This is Pepper.

Here’s a little bit about my home style philosophy:

It should tell a story: This means a few things things to me. One, I have an older home and lots of vintage furniture, so I like to imagine the lives my stuff lived before it got to me. Second, I like to shop garage sales, flea markets, estate sales, etc, so I have a story for how I found most everything in my home. Each piece holds the memory of a small adventure, the joy of a bargain, a rare find, or the perfect detail. Finally, home style tells the story of who you are, where you’ve been, and what you love.

It should be affordable: Let’s face it, life has lots of unavoidable expenses that make it hard to find spare cash you can commit to spending on furniture or decor you may not really need (at least not in, say, a Maslow’s hierarchy kind of way). My home style is about the kind of decorating real people can afford and about strategies to recycle or resell to get from the look you have to the look you want to have.

It should be personal: The style of your house should please you and no one but you. My aesthetic is colorful and classic with strong mid-century influences. But whether you dig wall-to-wall concrete or legit ’70s shag carpeting, I support you.

It should be timeless: Participating in decorating trends can be a fun way change things up and keep your home feeling current. That said, looking mostly for timeless pieces (in your preferred style, of course) will save you money in the long haul and make it easier to sell whenever you decide to upgrade a piece.

If you like what you find here, leave a message and let me know! You can also contact me with questions via email at brittanymbeck {at} gmail {dot} com. Thanks for visiting!