Jamie Birdwell Branson

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Birdwell-Branson is a freelance lifestyle writer who specializes in real estate, home decor, DIY, and travel. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Zillow.com, Elle Decor.com, Livability.com, Canadian Florist Magazine, and more. She is an avid antiquer and likes to fill her vintage home with the treasures that she finds. You can follow Jamie Birdwell-Branson on Twitter or Instagram.

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FEBRUARY 20, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
11 Breathtaking Ideas for a Wood Ceiling

Wood floors bring warmth and richness to interiors, so it's no surprise that wood has a similar effect when it covers the upper reaches of a room. Wood adds texture, color, and style to a...

FEBRUARY 1, 2019 | FRIDAY
Here's How Much People Spend on Popular Home Upgrades

Have you got the renovation bug? Remodeling parts of your home, or even just upgrading a few fixtures, can increase your property's value. More importantly, though, renovating can also ma...

JANUARY 30, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
9 Parts of Your Home to Check for Winter Weather Damage

The frigid temperatures and piles of snow outside can do more than put a damper on your mood—they also have the ability to do a number on your house. The winter months can stretch your ho...

JANUARY 23, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
10 Parts of the Home You Can (and Should) Renovate in Winter

The middle of winter may not seem like a good time to start a renovation project, but the season has a surprising amount of DIY appeal. Without vacations, outdoor activities, and other wa...

JANUARY 11, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Best Home Projects for Every Month in 2019

At the beginning of a new year, it’s only natural to have some lofty ideas about home projects you'd like to tackle. But an overambitious to-do list can lead to stress and major home impr...

DECEMBER 12, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
14 Paint Colors That Can Make a Room Feel Instantly Cozy

If there’s one word you want to be able to use to describe your home—especially in the winter—it’s "cozy." To cultivate a comfortable and cozy environment, a good way to start is by warmi...

DECEMBER 4, 2018 | TUESDAY
35 Postcard-Perfect Towns to Visit This Holiday Season

They say there’s no place like home for the holidays—but we beg to differ. If you’re hunting for some holiday spirit this season, look no further than these 35 postcard-perfect towns.

NOVEMBER 16, 2018 | FRIDAY
What It Was Like Inside the Homes of the Pilgrims

There’s a lot of folklore surrounding the first Thanksgiving, and plenty of lively debate. When did it actually occur? Was this meeting with the Wampanoags truly amicable? Did they really...

OCTOBER 25, 2018 | THURSDAY
14 Crazy Cleaning Tips That Actually Work

You may have your allegiances to certain brands of cleaning products, but are they really getting the job done? If you have an especially tough cleaning problem to solve and the supermark...

SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 | FRIDAY
12 DIY Step Stool Designs You Can Make

A step stool is the perfect tool for helping the short and tall alike to access those hard-to-reach places like the highest shelf of the kitchen cabinet, the top of the refrigerator, or t...