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The mom-daughter duo of Bella B Home is all about honest-to-goodness design and giving the client the best possible collaborative experience. I chat with daughter Blair Britt on working with her mom, her design philosophy and about creating gorgeous tablescapes.


Q: First, tell me about your company.

BB: Bella B Home consists of me and my partner is my mom, Betty-Ann Kraft. We are a Mother-Daughter Interior Decorating Team. We started the company a little over 5 years ago as a hobby.

From when I was young, my mom and I always loved spending time together and we knew we had a pretty special relationship.

When we realized we both love to do interior decorating we decided to see if we can make this happen. So, we started with friends and family.

At first, we had 2 or 3 really small clients. We worked really hard; we have a good rapport with each other and we have a really good business ethic. We understand that our clients are letting us into their home and we want them to feel comfortable with us. We want them to consider us family; we want to be their family. Our goal was to make our client’s homes beautiful and to let them share in the experience. That’s why we came up with the name “Bella B Home” because that was beautiful (bella in Italian) and both our names start with “B”.

Q: Do you sometimes find it challenging to work with your mom?

BB: It is actually pretty easy for us! Her strong point is running the company, fabrics and window treatments, where mine is more creating the vision and bringing that to life. We can be extremely honest with each other and it works well for us.

Q: You are from a fashion background, so how did you transition from fashion into interior do you still draw inspiration from the fashion world?

BB: I have a degree Fashion Merchandising Management from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Then I also have a dual degree in Advertising and Marketing.

While I was in New York I did 2 different internships; one was for a special events firm and then I started taking some courses in event planning. After that, I did another course in design and space planning.

I was super fortunate I started out as a buyer and traveled all over. I had a great job and I was there 4 or 5 years. It was then that e-commerce started to boom and I switched over to an e-commerce buying company. I wanted to learn everything I could about running a business, how to manage my own website, how to do my advertising and marketing.

I’ve always loved the idea of having this beautiful home for entertaining, being able to do tablescapes and cooking in this beautiful setting, and creating that beautiful vision for other people. After I felt that I had learned what I needed to run my company, I decided that I was going to go for this dream that I had, and I did! It still shocks me to this day that it worked!

Q: What does your house look like and how would you describe your style?

BB: My personal style is definitely more towards neutrals. I love a good print; I like solids, and I like gray. I also like rustic and a little vintage. So I have a bit of mix up! I still have that vision in my head of string lights hung out back at night around a fire pit; lots of candle light, comfy and cozy. I like that idea of wrapping yourself in a blanket and being cozy with your friends and with your family. That’s just the vision I have.

Q: Do you have a favorite project that you’ve done up to date?

BB: I have a few! But one unique project was when we worked with a family with 4 daughters. When the dad built the home, he made sure all the girls’ rooms were the exact same size so nobody was fighting over anything. Even the closets and bathrooms were the same size. We basically got to do the same room 4 times but each with a different theme for each of the girls. It was so much fun and we just love them.
It was a blank canvas, same measurements, same everything but everybody wanted something different!

Q: You also do party decorating, tell me about that.

BB: Yeah, it’s like my hobby within my job and it’s my favorite thing to do. We do tablescapes for small events like a girls night or a party. They call us with an idea, wanting us to make the table look like it comes from Pinterest. We’ve done engagement parties, bridal showers, mother’s day and father’s day, Thanksgiving…we also do Christmas Decorating during the holidays. We specialize in decorating the full house for that special time of the year as well as decorating for Christmas Parties! We love being a part of this special time for our clients and we have the best time doing it.

Q: Do you have in your head the ideal client, what would that look like?

BB: It’s going to sound very cliché but we like nice people! When we go out we do a consultation, as much as they’re interviewing us, we’re interviewing them as well.

Are you a nice person, what is your family like, what are your goals, what do you want out of this, do we want you to feel a part of it? We want this to be fun, we don’t want this to be a stressful situation. We just promised ourselves and we’ve stuck to it till this day: we don’t want an experience that is going be negative or bad so we look for that client that we have a chemistry with, that we know we can work with.

Q: What makes you and your mom unique as a team and what makes you unique as a company?

BB: We are the complete opposite in every way, shape or form but our values and who we are could not be more similar. She’s instilled a lot of positive and amazing things in me and I feel very blessed every day that I could do what I do and I know she would agree with me on that statement.

The dynamic between the two of us sometimes really is very unspoken. I know what she’s thinking, she knows what I’m thinking.

Having an interior designer is a luxury, it is something that people are super blessed to be able to do. Our goal is to make that experience a happy one.
-Blair Britt

What we really want at Bella B is to be like a family. Everybody that we use, every single company that we work with is a family business or they’ve been in business for over 40 years. It’s a trust thing with us – we need to know that we can trust them in our client’s home when we’re not there and that we trust that they’re going to come thru for our client.

So, the biggest thing about us would be our value, our heart, the way we care and the fact that we want to have a really fun experience with you in designing your home.


How to pick the right sofa for your family. This is one of the questions that is always brought up when we start decorating a living room.

Size, comfort, durability, functionality….the list could go on!

For Bella B Home, we like to play with any of the spaces we decorate and give them a feel that they might not have chosen on their own!

We like to use different fabrics for different needs and unique designs tailored to our clients esthetic!

Here are some of our favorite layouts and why we chose the design we did! Tell us your thoughts or share your sofas with us!

5337 (2)This is a two story living room that we absolutely transformed! This family wanted to enjoy both their fireplace as well as the media unit! Why not try two L-shape sofas by Precedent to make both worlds collide! Both sofa’s you can lounge and relax on looking in either direction or everyone can sit together and enjoy tons of family time!


This was a formal living room that was requested by our client.  Two of the same sofas, tufted backing, sleek arms, rolled arm pillows and a neutral grey fabric make this formal room into a conversation area that is chic yet practical! These Precedent sofas really make the difference!  IMG_4234

For this room, our client request slip covered sofa’s for easy to clean! We chose to do a larger sofa and a smaller sofa for the size of the room, we chose a wonderful fabric accompanied by a thin trim to make the sofa come to life! Lee industry custom slip sofas are so incredibly comfortable!6388

This room is lush and plush and these two sofas from Century were well worth every penny spent! The loveseat on the left and the sofa on the right are paired with a crushed light grey velvet material and down cushions to make you never want to get up! We chose the smaller sofa on one side so there would be walk way and the larger sofa near the window to make the space look wider! Port 2

Have you ever sat on a l-shape sectional and your significant other is enjoying the chaise while you have to sit on a regular cushion?? This couple wanted comfort and we felt that they both should have a chaise of their choice! Mixed with Precedent custom fabric and Bernhardt custom pillows, we are a sucker for this comfortable cozy sectional! 6396

We all need some print in our life! Do you have a fun media room or game room that you want to jazz up? Why not throw the most comfortable sofa in there and add a super fun print to make this sectional the main focus in any room! We added in the curve for maximum seating when there is a pool tournament or a super bowl being watched!4922

Now if prints are too much for you but you love this design we also did a very similar sectional for a media room, in a crushed microfiber to enjoy cozy nights home while watching a movie!DSC04039


So many homes today are two story living rooms! Here are two completely different ways to address the room, space, size and family needs for seating! One we did a circular sectional to seat up to 7 to 8 with little kiddies. The other we did more of a loveseat and sofa mixed with chairs to create again a seating of 7 to 8 but in a completely different style!!

Bella B Home


When you hear wallpaper, we all know the answer is NO!!

But honestly, it is the greatest thing since slice bread! Especially Peel & Stick wallpaper from Tempaper Designs!

So here is the 411 on all the details….

First you pick from their array of amazing designs, there literally is on to fit everyone’s personality and room style! Once you order and it arrives….the fun begins! Measure your wall top to bottom, then unroll the wallpaper, take a straight edge ruler and box cutter (too cut off where you need too….leave a little extra at the bottom to be safe). Roll that paper up so its easy to use. Place the top of the wallpaper at the top of your ceiling, remove a little bit of the adhesive and place it on the wall. Then slowly start taking the wallpaper down…a little at a time…..you can even use a wallpaper brush to smooth everything out! BOOM you are all done!! NO GLUE, NO MESS! Simple and EASY! You must take your time and have full concentration but the results are just too pretty for words!!!


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Patio Furniture!

It’s HERE!!! It’s FINALLY outdoor PATIO season.


Outdoor spaces are an extra “room” in our homes, an extension of what our home can offer and a place where we can decorate. It’s a place where we can have fun with color, accessories and fabrics!

This is my personal FAVORITE time of the year! I try to have people over once a week so we can sit outside and enjoy this beautiful season!

To me, my patio is another room in the house. It is as if I had an extension to my living room! This area should be a place where you can relax after a long day at work or with the kiddies! It can be an extended dining room, a lounge area with plush pillows, candles, fun accessories and a fabulous outdoor rug or it can be BOTH!!! Best of both worlds is always perfect! We do love to make all events around food and yummy drinks so why not have an outdoor space that people never want to leave!

If you are in the suburbs or a city, or if it is a large space or small; you can make the best out of that outdoor space!


THINK lanterns, planters, texture, fabrics (such as canopies), or even peel and stick wallpaper or contact paper on a divider from a city neighbor! ANYTHING to create an oasis of happiness and enjoy Mother Nature!

Even though it is a luscious space make sure to make it your own regardless of size and keep it simple and sweet! Don’t overcrowd!! And make sure to extend your colors from your home, remember it’s an outside extension living area.

And please make sure to add light! Even if you are on a budget, string lights can make a space look like a piece of heaven! We are OBSESSED right now with Fire-Pits! Who isn’t?? A relaxing space with a little heat on a chiller night, makes you feel like you are at a bond fire! If you are on a roof deck, large solar lamps are EVERYTHING this season!

Here are a few of our favorite spaces and furniture that makes us super happy for this outdoor season!


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Photography by: Bella B Home, Brown Jordan, Frontgate, Lane Venture, Restoration Hardware, Summer Classics, Telescope Casual and Zuo Mod!

Have fun!

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Photography by: Bella B Home, Restoration Hardware, Telescope Casual, Zuo Mod, Brown Jordan, Frontgate, Lane Venture and Summer Classics!


Painted Trim, Colored Interior Doors & Wallpapered Ceiling!

Spring is almost here! The SUN is shining, we “sprung” ahead, and the daylight lasts longer!

What does this mean???


Every spring, I get the itch to want to do SOMETHING….ANYTHING in my home! Just a dash of newness!

Here are 3 simple and easy tips to creating some freshness without breaking the bank!

Paint your wood trim in a color!

Bella B Home is OBSESSED, how can you not be! YES I still love crisp white trim, as it is so classic but I also love how the subtle hint of color can make any room pop!



Want a POP of color but you are still loving neutral colors in your house? This is the perfect way to add a dash of difference and a whole heap of eye candy to your home!


WALLPAPER your ceiling!

This does not have to be how ceiling wallpaper used to look….Peel & Stick your ceiling for your WHOLE room to change and look different!


Enjoy freshening up your home!

Bella B

Olivia Pope’s Scandal Living Room

TGIT!!! Scandal is back! Which means I’m currently freaking out with excitement!!

When thinking about WHERE IS OLIVIA POPE, I started to think about how much I love her apartment and how could Bella B Home find similar pieces; but with a Bella B Home Twist!!





Let’s take this section by section.

First and most importantly, let’s pick the PAINT! Benjamin Moore has a beautiful color Misted Green, that is very similar to Olivia’s apartment. I would add a twist and make one wall a dash darker to give the space a little dimension. Carolina Gull is the perfect accent to Misted Green! It is just a DASH deeper but works like a charm!

Misted Green:


Carolina Gull:


Like Olivia’s apartment, we would want to stay classic to the “Washington, D.C” theme but dress it up a tad!

For the one side of the apartment they have placed great tufted armed chairs.

Olivia’s Apartment:


Bella B Home would suggest Lee Industry chairs with a dash of presidential navy at the bottom! We are LOVING these chairs, paired with a sleek and sophisticated dusted gold side table by Interlude home! Let’s not forget to add in a fun abstract painting from Ballard Designs. This painting pulls in all of our colors to help bring this seating nook to life!

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Next let’s look at the Sofa and Chairs!

Olivia’s Apartment:


We love the seating arrangement, its different yet SOOOO Olivia Pope!

We are OBSESSED with this Vanguard Sofa! It is so similar to Olivia’s, yet it very current with the trends that are out there now! We paired it with three great chairs from Bernhardt! Two wing like chairs with a dash of studding to add a twist and a delicious teal chair with a pillow to die for!

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For the Coffee Table we decided to go a little more rustic to pick up with the legs in the seating area!


We are pairing this with a more subtle rug and fabulous mixed side tables!




Lamps…we are loving these!!

Mixing the shades but still keeping with the color theme!


For the TV Unit we wanted to go with a strong blackish-brown media unit from Restoration Hardware to tie into the tall shelving unit from Ballard Designs!



For the console table and art work we are LOVING this unit!

It is the same as Olivia’s, there can be no other one!

Olivia’s Apartment:


Bella B Home:


Paired with this beautiful painting from Ballard Designs…YES, PLEASE!!


To finish the room, you need the perfect window treatments! We would stick with the cornice flat boxed treatments along with this luscious fabric to pull the entire room together!

Olivia’s Apartment:


Bella B Home:


Add in this gorgeous sconce and your room is complete!!


Rich, Traditional, Warm and VERY OLIVIA POPE!

But let’s not forget the wine….

Our PICK of the WEEK for a delish Scandal WINE!

Spellbound Petite Sirah!


Now tell us your thoughts!!

It’s Handled…..

Bella B Home!

GO USA! Happy 4th of July!

There is so much USA pride right now between the World Cup and the 4th of July approaching this weekend, one can not be thankful enough to live in this great country!

The Fourth of July is best known as Independence Day and commonly associated with family & friends, BBQ’s, fireworks, beaches, pools, picnics, concerts, parades and so much more! It is a summer tradition that we wait all year for, primarily because its FINALLY SUMMER!

If you are celebrating USA in the World Cup & the 4th of July this weekend…have fun, loosen up and enjoy all that quality time with family and friends!

But like Bella B always says, show off your great assets…SIMPLE & EASY ways to make your home, party, and get together a blast without breaking the bank!

Let’s start with some fun foods. Who isn’t having a BBQ or a Picnic this weekend?

Here are some really simple and easy fun foods to incorporate into the weekend, that will have your guests wanting more, more, more!

Grab a few glasses from your cabinet in your kitchen, layer ketchup at the bottom and throw french fries on top! One of the best ways to display fries for a BBQ kinda weekend!


Try making this sweet and refreshing Salsa to show some 4th pride and knock the socks off of your guests!

Its a Blueberry, Strawberry, Jicama Salsa – add in some mint, dash of olive oil, hint of honey if you want it a little sweeter and a touch of salt and lemon and you are on your way to deliciousness!


What party isn’t complete with sweets? Here are a few great ideas for that touch of sweet on a warm summer night! Nothing too heavy, just a touch of sweetness that is a must after any meal!



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What comes after FOOD…DRINKS! You must have a great refreshing drink for your guests!

This is a great way to bring some color to the table and to your party.

You can make either one of these drinks below with or without alcohol and all it requires are simple ingredients!


  • ICE
  • MINT
  • Both Cranberry Juice & Lemonade – 1 drink can have one juice, the other drink can have the other

ALL DONE and you instantly have a variety of drinks for your guests.

Hint: you can add sparkling water to jazz up the bubbly taste or one of your favorite sparkling wines like Prosecco!



If you want to add a little more fun to the drink and get fancy…this is a really fun drink to make and again…simple and easy!


Pineapple and Berry Sparkling July 4th Refresher!

Makes 1


  • 6 ounces sparkling water or white wine

  • 1 ounce pineapple juice

  • lemon wedges

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • Pineapple

  • Raspberries

  • Blueberries


  1. On a small plate, combine sugar. Run a lemon wedge along the rim of a glass, then dip rim into sugar. Carefully fill glass with ice.
  2. Pour sparkling water & pineapple juice into the glass. Squeeze remaining lemon wedge into drink & stir to combine.
  3. Add raspberries, blueberries and pineapple.

Next comes decor…

It’s a great time to feel the pride, so why not show off the RED, WHITE, & BLUE!


July 4th





And hey…if you don’t have any Red, White, & Blue….you can still have an amazing 4th with a great classic picnic with loved ones!