Sunroom Writing Desk

By Kate Riley February 20, 2017

I bought my first investment house in Vegas a few years ago and I stay there whenever I visit. I’ve rented the home in the past but it’s vacant right now and for a few months. My favorite space in the house is the sunroom. When I’m there, I try to get a few hours of work done on my laptop so I wanted to give the sunroom more of a home office feel, especially since it will be rented full time by the summer.

My sweet cousin Natalie is in nursing school and she often comes over to study in peace and quiet, and she’s kind enough to water the plants in my absence. I thought a new desk in this space would serve her needs too. I bought this one from World Market and added a little ivory knob to the drawer too. Lamp, clock, and art are from Target.





I adjusted the furniture placement, moving the round thrift store table over to the left and the console table to a different wall. I also added some simple artwork above.





Writing desks are less bulky than the ones that offer drawers on the sides. What they lack in storage they make up for in their ability to showcase good looking legs. They also multitask! A writing desk can play the role of a console table, an entryway drop spot, and even a bedroom vanity, which makes a writing desk a very versatile piece.

More favorite (and budget friendly) writing desks below!




from top left: danish modern (multiple colors) / vera blue (also white) / darley / joshua / roberta / midcentury / hamilton / campaign (multiple colors) / white croc / marmouth


Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley February 18, 2017

Hello friends! Thank you for all the kind comments on the bathroom post earlier this week, I’m really love how it turned out! #bringingbrownback :)  Today we’re putting the finishing touches on the galley kitchen that I designed in partnership with a local non-profit that I volunteer for, I’ll be sharing that transformation very soon!

Also I’m preparing to travel to Australia next week. I’ll be out of the country for 9 days visiting my cousins who live down under. I look forward to escaping the rainstorms here in Northern California and enjoying the sunshine and sights that Melbourne and the Gold Coast have to offer. I have a few posts scheduled while I’m away, and I’ll be sharing some scenes on Instagram too.

Favorite links from the week below!


A few decorating tricks to get that designer look.

Renovation dos and don’ts.

This tile had me at hello.

A stunning cottage kitchen makeover.

Stylish home decor now available at… Home Depot?!

Single all her life and she rarely gets lonely. Bravo girl.

Also, 10 ways to keep your marriage strong.

Funny and true:  5 cynical marriage tips for every couple.