Brianna Thomas, Founder of Bloom in the Black

I’ll get straight to the point: I’m a little obsessed with design. All kinds! Homes, textiles, products, websites, stationary, you name it. I’m drawn to design like a moth to a flame.

It started with a childhood love of art and followed me all the way to college where I got a degree in graphic design. As far as jobs go, graphic design is pretty fun! But honestly? After a few years, it felt pretty limiting.

I started playing with the creative spillover and unleashing it onto whatever my current home was:

  • The adorable (quirky) apartment I had in college
  • The slightly less adorable apartment Matt and I moved to post-college
  • The gross “rip everything out and start all over” fixer we bought soon after
  • The dated 100-year-old Dutch colonial we transformed into a stunner
  • And now, our builder-basic “forever” home that we’re adding style and character to bit by bit

Personalizing your home is so incredibly satisfying! I made (lots of) mistakes but learned from every single one. People started asking for my advice and I grew more and more confident in my hobby.

So I started this blog to connect with people like you!

I’m guessing that, like me, you understand how important it is to feel GOOD in your home. There’s nothing worse than coming home after a long day and feeling stressed, annoyed, or ashamed of the place that you live.

So let me ask you…

Are you in a rut? Do you feel like your home doesn’t quite look like the effortlessly stylish pad you always imagined you’d have?

Whether you just need a few nips and tucks to your throw pillows or a full home face-lift, you’ve come to the right place. I’m guessing that:

  • You want a magazine look without copying page 6 of the Pottery Barn catalog.
  • You buy nice furniture but once it lands in your house it just looks kind of… meh.
  • You know what looks good when you see it, you just don’t know how to actually DO it.

YOU FEEL STUCK. AM I RIGHT?

You love to entertain and crave that picture-perfect backdrop for making memories, but between choosing the ideal family-friendly couch and trying to figure out what the “new black” will be next season, the joy of Instagram feeds and Pinterest boards begin to paralyze rather than inspire. It’s just. too. much.

You just want a simple path forward. You want to enjoy the process of making your house a dream home, not stress endlessly over it.

I got you. I was you! We’re going to get through this together.

To start, here are a few popular posts that you might find helpful, inspiring, or both!

FAQs

Do you offer interior design services?
Sorry, but I don’t!

Is your sponsored content for real or are these companies just paying you to say nice things about them?
Absolutely not. I only partner with companies I genuinely like, use, and would happily spend my dollars on. I turn down way more than I accept and all opinions expressed here are my own.

I feel like my house will never be done unless I fill it with a bunch of cheap junk or win the lottery. And even then…
Well, a few things there. First, is a house ever really done? Not really, your needs and tastes will always be evolving. That said, design can and should be tackled in waves. You can make a home that looks done and feels good without being truly finished. There is definitely a balance to be struck between disposable and dolla dolla bills. It’s all about making good choices and incremental changes. Think of this blog as a resource to guide your journey to “done.”

What does your tagline “make home your happy place” mean exactly?
It means designing a space that FEELS like home. Not just something that looks nice. Most of my content is about decorating, sure, but I also share the occasional recipe, organization hack, or entertaining idea to cover all of what home means. A house does not equal a home.

Have I seen your work anywhere besides here?
You might have! I’ve been featured several times on Apartment Therapy, as well as House Beautiful, Today.com, Hunker, FabFitFun, The Spruce, Shutterfly, The Financial Diet, and Mic.

Where can I find you on social?
Oh boy, I’m all over the interwebs! Here are the places I’d love for you to join me:

YouTube

Pinterest

Instagram

Facebook

TikTok

Twitter

LikeToKnowIt

Hometalk

Can I seriously email you?
Yes, you seriously can (and should!). I love hearing about your wins, things you might be struggling with, and ideas for content you’d like to see in the future. Seriously: [email protected]

I’m so excited to have you here!

Chat soon,

Brianna