Posts by: Kate Riley

Black and white is still going strong as a popular palette, it looks chic and it’s easy to pull off, all you need to do is mix patterns in this neutral monochromatic palette. With autumn around the corner, layer woven, kilim, or mudcloth fabrics for added texture and warmth. Get the look seen in the inspiration

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Lake House Style

On August 14, 2017 By

If you’ve followed my Instagram stories, you know I was up in Lake Tahoe for a few days, it was the perfect end to summer. I was with a group of girlfriends hiking trails and hanging out on the water, and it was bliss. I’ve been thinking about investing in a little cabin up there

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Weekend Reading

On August 11, 2017 By

Hello hello! Hope your August is treating you well! I’m off to Lake Tahoe for the weekend to celebrate a best friend’s birthday then it’s back to school and back to work next week. I made a lot of progress on the house in Vegas this week, mostly little things like meeting with plumbers and

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DIY Tiered Plant Stand

On August 7, 2017 By

You know every house has an empty corner that could use some decor. Here’s an idea: fill one of those corners with greenery by building a DIY tiered plant stand. This is my second project in partnership with Arrow Fastener where I’m using their tools to create something to inspire and I love how this one turned

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Weekend Reading

On August 4, 2017 By

Weekend hellos! I’m feeling a little sad that my favorite season is coming to an end. I love summer so much, and once those Back to School ads start popping up it’s a reminder that the lazy days are almost over. I’ve had such a great summer so far, combining work with travel and relaxation.

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I was helping a friend rearrange her bookshelves in her family room and I was going through my step by step process with her. How to style a bookshelf is something people genuinely struggle with, asking themselves. “Oh God and open bookshelf, what do I put there that actually looks good?” Bookshelf styling is a

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Why I Love Teenagers

On July 31, 2017 By

I’ve been in and out of airports all month. First to Las Vegas to work on the flip house, then to Atlanta for the Haven Conference, then to Savannah to visit my brother’s family, and I just got back from Boise, Idaho late last night. It’s been a lot of traveling, it’s exhausting but I

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Weekend Reading

On July 29, 2017 By

Hello friends! This weekend I’m in Idaho at the Mountain Home Country Music Festival. I’m also visiting some of my family here in Boise. This is my first visit and I’m loving it, what a charming city! I’m disappointed that I missed Keith Urban’s performance last night, they canceled it due to an unexpected lightning storm, I’m

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I offer design consulting services for locals, and one of my clients is moving into a new construction home in two weeks. She told me she desperately needed my help finding a foyer chandelier for her two story home. Her entry light fixture is one of those basic contractor specials they install in the house

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Weekend Reading

On July 23, 2017 By

Hello! I just wrapped up the Haven Conference in Atlanta, I was there for three days mingling with some of our favorite bloggers and attending a few sessions, and I had a wonderful time. I always walk away from a conference inspired but also overwhelmed with all the information I gather, it takes me a few days to come down

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