I stumbled upon this amazing house tour while being held up in the Nashville airport this past weekend. First and foremost I need to thank God that our pilot had enough Spidey sense to realize that our plane was not maintenaced properly. We were litterally on the runway when the pilot decided for us to deplane because “He had a bad feeling” about some clicks that he heard from the underside of where he was sitting. Causing him to stop the plane and take us back to the airport. Turns out the part of the plane that connects to its front wheel by the nose was terribly rusted, causing it to come basically detached from the plane. I was told that by the attendant working the flight that morning who I was entertaining with facts about HGTV’s Smart Home. She also said that if he had not turned around, the front wheel of the plane more than likely would not have been there when we were in the landing process in Chicago…. It could have been really bad you guys and I would have been on TV for a totally different reason then usual.

Soooo, with hours to wait to get home and absolutly nothing to drown out the annoyed passengers around me, I stumbled across this stunning home in South Carolina. This home belongs to designer Angie Hranowsky. It caught my eye because anyone who is from the southern half of the US knows that its primarily traditional there. We’re talking carved woods, maroon paisley, tassles, and gingam check traditional “yawl”. Not poking fun – I love it there and miss living there, but still its hard to find something as funky and beach hip, as what I about to show you.

Dope Right? Heres what I am crazy about: The selected color scheme for the lower level. The use of violets, reds, and blues FLAWLESSLY. That brass hood. O – M – Damn. It is so good, it made me want to rip out my crappy microwave/hood combo just for reason enough to invest in some sparkly like that. The kitchen cabinet handles. I think it was a stroke of genius to put the money into that vs. amping up the character of the cabinets themselves. The four poster bed, not going to say much about it because my pal Jessie Miller is about to rock one of these for a project, and I will be all over that. The violet built ins. It is so hard to get homeowners to see past the two step of oak and white built ins, so this example is a touch of amazing.

Be Blessed!

Tiffany B.






  1. NICE! I love the colors.

    Glad you are safe! WOW!

  2. You’re so right about homeowners not going for something like the violet built-ins. They add instant character – why are we afraid to step outside of our home decor boxes?! I live in NC right now, and whenever I nanny for folks I definitely check out their decorating choices. Lots of gilded frames, paisley and wicker. I appreciate the funk here for real.

  3. I LOVE the violet color scheme as well but I’m always afraid to bring in more “feminine” colors into my home because I don’t want it to look like just a girl lives there (I live with my boyfriend). Any tips for finding the balance?

    You can see my apartment here: http://honeyforbear.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/eclectic-apartment-style/

    I’ve tried to do a more industrial version of the shabby chic look that I love so that it doesn’t seem so gender exclusive.

    • The guys are usually really happy with a masculine paint color like Gray, black and Navy. It works wonders.
      Also things that are less curvy and straight are great for guys. Such as table legs, etc. In your home, believe it our not you are almost there!
      Paint- are you allowed to?
      Wallpaper – even better
      Drapes – they should be thicker – Ikea has great options here, for your big window I would say at least 2 pr.
      We need a large scale art piece behind the sofa
      Area Rug – a large one is needed underfoot. It looks like at least an 8×10

      I hope this helps

  4. I love the purple colors and the wallpaper up the stairs is awesome! Each room looks so cozy. Definitely gave me some inspiration for my own place 🙂

  5. I love the design specially the purple ones… The combination of color you use, it’s warm, simple, and lovely. This gives me more ideas about home design. 🙂