Trendspotting: Still Life Floral Wallpaper

By Kate Riley December 19, 2016

Hello friends! What a crazy weekend it was with parties and events galore, I had to take Monday off just to chill and get my groove back :)  I’ve just a few little things to pick up before Christmas arrives and I still have to wrap all my gifts but I’m feeling pretty prepared so I intend to enjoy the twinkle lights and peppermints and all the other seasonal fun happening now until the end of the year.

Rather than more holiday related decor, today I wanted to take a peek at a trend I’ve spied popping up in the past year. It seems still life floral wallpaper is a thing. It’s everywhere from residential spaces to commercial studios and it makes for a striking focal point as a backdrop or accent wall. To me it feels like we’re looking at an enlarged oil painting, and these prints are a fresh approach to a throwback bouquet of old world like blooms.


dear designer


rue mag


glitter guide


danielle colding


rue mag


ad magazine


ashley woodson bailey


house of Brinson


sarah sherman Samuel


front + main



Capture the look with wall murals found in this Etsy shop and this Etsy shop, or shop for wallpaper at Ellie Cashman Design and Ashley Woodson Bailey.

Welcome Home Holiday Porch

By Kate Riley December 16, 2016

Weekend greetings! Today I’m joining in a welcome home tour and front porch feature hosted by Chris from Just A Girl. She invited several bloggers to showcase their front entries and porches and I was delighted to join up too.

I’m into the copper and rose gold tones this year. I love to mix metallics and in years past it’s always been a medley of silver and gold together but now I’ve introduced more warm metal tones to the show.


My porch is super simple this year, I added a fresh wreath and strung some twinkle lights in the potted plants that live here everyday. I painted the front door a few years ago in Benjamin Moore’s Knoxville Grey, I still love the mid tone gray blue shade with my home’s pale yellow exterior.

Here in Northern California it doesn’t snow but it rains a lot! It poured all day but I was able to snap a few pictures with a break in the rain. The geometric indoor/outdoor rug is from Overstock.





The front door wreath is a flocked fresh evergreen wreath purchased from a local lot, I added the rose gold glass ornaments and copper cowbells I found here.



“I gotta fever and the only prescription is more cowbell.”


Inside each planter I layered ornaments over the soil for a festive touch.

Just inside the entry is a dresser where everyday I drop my keys and phone. This month a holiday vignette is on display. Also a sneak peak of the Christmas tree in my living room, heavily flocked since 2010.




A very Merry Christmas to all! Enjoy this festive weekend which is meant for spending time with family and friends, thanks for stopping by!


Please visit these lovely ladies and their front porch tours featured this week:


Just a Girl   A Thoughtful Place   Yellow Prairie Interiors   Haneen’s Haven


Hi Sugarplum   Brooklyn Limestone   320 Sycamore   Southern Hospitality


Sunny Side Up   Marie Flanigan Interiors   The House of Silver Lining   Bower Power


Erin Spain   Honey We’re Home   Beneath My Heart   Home Made By Carmona   Decor Gold Designs


Thrifty Decor Chick   Tatertots and Jello


I’ll be back next week with a few more posts once I’ve recuperated from Sunday’s holiday party.