I'm Rebekah Hall Scott, and Butter Yellow Home is my interior design blog. Butter Yellow's name comes from the color of the kitchen in my parents' house, a room with a bay window to the backyard and a round wood table. The name also communicates the way I think a home should feel: indulgent, satisfying, and intentional. A lot of effort goes into one stick of butter, and a lot of effort goes into creating the spaces we return to each day.
Since I was a child, I've always paid attention to my surroundings and delighted in making a space feel like mine. I remember hanging a favorite Easter dress by a wire hanger on the wall of my purple bedroom because I wanted to look at it all the time. This urge stayed with me through teenage bedrooms, college dorms and the fairy-light-strung homes of my early 20s.
When my husband and I were preparing to move into our first home together in 2017, I started obsessively reading home tours on Apartment Therapy while working the desk at my customer service job. I spent hours dreaming of ways to decorate and arrange our 1.5 bedroom rental, a grayish-pink Victorian on a corner lot with gorgeous stained glass in the front windows. Each story I read opened a new neural pathway, showing me new ways to think about my space and helping me learn what I liked and disliked.
In 2018, I started freelance writing for a local home magazine, Como Living. I wrote a handful of stories about homes in Central Missouri, and my favorite was a profile of a cool couple who had painstakingly restored their Craftsman home with period accurate details and vintage furniture. Later that year, I published my first story in Apartment Therapy about downsizing from our rental home in Columbia to the sweet, itty bitty apartment we moved to in Little Rock. This led to three more stories for Apartment Therapy, and later, a story in Dwell Magazine about a historic-modern fusion home on the tallgrass prairie of eastern Kansas.
After working in journalism and communications for the last five years, all while thrifting and reading about interior design on the side, I felt it was time to combine these passions again. I now write regularly for At Home in Arkansas Magazine about the work of local interior designers and crafts people in the state, and I share lots of interior inspiration on my Instagram stories, @beknasty. Butter Yellow Home is a place for me to write stories about people whose homes wouldn't necessarily be featured in a traditional glossy magazine. It's a place for me to share the joy that interiors bring me, whether through interviews and home tours or through deep dives into design elements that captivate me. I hope you'll stick around and find some joy here, too. — RHS