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By Kate Riley March 18, 2016

Hello! I’m excited to be traveling back to Las Vegas this weekend, I’ll be out in the desert for a few days getting started on demo on the interior of the second house we bought. The first outdoor project is already complete, we’ve had the pool remodeled in our absence by the same team that did the last one and it looks fab, I’ll share some pictures soon. This weekend is another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ featuring some favorite spaces and creative projects, enjoy!

I love this tiny kitchen’s complete renovation featured at Remodelista, proof you can pack a lot of style into a tiny space.

 small kitchen remodel


Bravo to Kim at Sand and Sisal for her dramatic staircase makeover, such a fresh clean look compared to the ‘before’ and inspiring to those with old carpet on the stairs.

 painted staircase makeover


Make a modern hairpin leg desk to tuck into any space with Thou Swell.

 diy hairpin leg desk


Build a focal point wood crate frame with Sarah from The Winthrop Chronicles.

 diy wood crate


Construct this vintage inspired shelving unit with plans by Jaime at That’s My Letter.

 vintage inspired shelving


Build this DIY industrial cubby storage unit (both frame and bins) with Pneumatic Addict.

 diy industrial storage unit


Get organized with these custom fit DIY wood drawer dividers, tutorial by Christene at Keys to Inspiration.

 diy wood drawer divider


Make your own modern multitasking peg board with a step by step found at Miss Red Fox.

 diy peg board


I love this balloon chandelier by A Subtle Revelry, such a fun party decoration!

 balloon chandelier


Enjoy your spring weekend!


Shapely Statement Mirrors

By Kate Riley March 16, 2016

I so love a great statement mirror as a decorative choice, especially ones with unique frames. They are focal points in any space, one that draws your eye to that corner of the room and says “look at me!” Just like great art, a mirror is a no fail option for placement above a dresser, mantel, desk, or bed.

Round mirrors are a nice contrast to angular furnishings like desks or dressers, it makes sense to contrast the many rectangles found in those pieces with different shapes like hexagons or circles. Instead of a plain frame, consider an eye-catching one, something shapely or textural, or in a metallic tone or jewel tone.

 black and white desk gold chair


 cream dresser gold mirror


I’m a big fan of the round statement mirror especially one with an interesting frame, most recently I hung a gold chain version in the studio and a faceted mosaic mirror above my mantel.

 kate mirrors


I rounded up a dozen more focal point favorites:

 shapely statement mirrors


From top left: lilliput / vector gold / metal shrine / hutton mosaic / hanging hex / double scalloped / rope mirror / gloss white / eternal whitewashed / gold geometric mirror / geode / nailhead linen


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