Fave ORC Spaces

By Kate Riley May 17, 2017

It was such an honor and a pleasure being one of the featured designers in the most recent One Room Challenge. I’ll admit, it was a lot of work but it so worth it! I’m still enjoying waking up in my refreshed master bedroom every morning.

As you know there were Guest Participants (over 250 in blog land) who also accepted the 6 week challenge to makeover a space of their own. I was SO impressed going through all the links so I wanted to show some love to the guest participants who did an amazing job with their spaces. It was difficult narrowing it down, but here are just a few of my favorite spaces below!

I love Kristin’s sophisticated entry and living room makeover at Bliss at Home.



Visit this light and bright lake living room at Pencil Shavings Studio.



There’s a charming new breakfast nook at Place of My Taste.



Tour a fresh farmhouse style master bedroom makeover at The Southern Style Guide.



Loving the chic white and gold kitchen and dining room makeover at Creekwood Hill.



So many pretty details exist in Design Loves Detail’s home office makeover.



How relaxing is this simple and serene gray and white guest room at Decor Gold Designs.



So sweet! This soft pink little girl’s room at Refashionably Late.



I love the blush pink accents in this chic black + white nursery at Foxy Oxie.



The wallpaper and decor in this Palm Springs style living room by Michelle Gage are so fun!



There’s a happy kitchen with green tile backsplash at Jana Bek design.



Bre’s new modern vintage bathroom is so inviting!



Of course I love a classic blue and white bedroom, tour this one at Kelley Nan.



See the relaxing outdoor oasis and new pool at The Painted House blog.



As always the One Room Challenge brings us all so many inspiring spaces, congratulations to all the bloggers and designers! I can’t wait for the next round of rooms featured in October!


Trending: Metallic Base Seating

By Kate Riley May 15, 2017

I added chrome base club chairs to my master bedroom because the combination of navy fabric and shiny metal appealed to me. Counter stools are available in all shapes and styles, but the ones that have caught my eye lately add a bit of bling. We add metallic finishes to spaces with hardware, lighting, and faucets, why not with the bases of our chairs and counter stools too?

Contemporary brass based console and accent tables are nothing new, the design community has been decorating with them for years. Today it’s nice to see more and more metallic based seating options with stools and chairs featuring gold, silver, and copper bases as an alternative to iron or wood feet. The detail adds a pleasant shimmer and sophisticated touch, like the perfect piece of jewelry that makes the outfit.


tatum brown






dwell studio



kate marker interiors






becki owens

Some friends hired me to offer some design advice on furniture for their new home, and they also wanted metal based counter stools for their long island. They opted for chrome based stools to coordinate with their polished nickel hardware, but these are a few other favorites I spied in my search along with a few great chairs too.


mica gold club chair  /  rake brass  /  erin gold bar chair

sheepskin & gold director’s chair  / rose gold bar stool / safavieh velvet

 johnson acrylic / farah dining chair / nuevo chi stool

marcelle dining chair (set of two) / constantine stool  / gary bar stool

Which one is your favorite? Hard to choose, right?!