Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley December 20, 2013

It’s time to get cozy by the fire y’all – that is after all the shopping and wrapping is done! Our big party is tomorrow so we’re in full celebration mode right now, but I wanted to pop in and share a few favorite reads from the week.

cest noel


Quiz: can you name these 10 Christmas movie houses?

Decorating with the Color of the Year, Orchid.

12 handy tips for hanging artwork

Simple ways to protect your privacy.

Take a tour of both the Twitter and Pinterest offices.

Celebrities in classic paintings, clever!

Would you step into the void?

2013 National Geographic photography contest winners.


Also, my articles at Better Homes & Gardens . . .


stylish settees

Fresh Looks for Banquettes

Shop Stylish Slipper Chairs & Settees

Enjoy your weekend!

*The Christmas bell garland is from Style Me Pretty, for more inspiration and features stop by Best of DIY.



  1. Thank you for the wonderful reading ideas, I am sure I will spend some QT there later this weekend.
    Happy Holidays to you and your family. I can’t wait to see what the new year brings for your posts!

  2. As always, thanks for more great suggestions – I was trying to follow the link for “Fresh Looks for Banquettes” and it leads me to a different advertising page each time…..not sure if this is a quick fix on your end or an issue on mine but I really want to read that article, maybe I will try to find it through BH&G!

  3. Kate – a few of us over at bhg’s site were hoping yo could tell us where the first tufted banquette is from in your post there??? Can you help?

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