Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley January 22, 2016

Hello friends, not much happening in my world this weekend other than enduring the rain and cozying up with my kitty and Netflix. I’m happy to have a weekend with no projects to finish or events to attend. Cheers to two quiet days living in pajamas just watching the rain fall outside.

niche arched vanity

Favorite links:

I found this elegant home and *sigh* completely fell in love.

Do you love coastal style spaces? Don’t miss this portfolio of homes.

Wow what a makeover! I’m smitten with this contemporary family room.

There’s a lot of style packed into this 635 square foot apartment.

A charming hacienda in Joshua Tree you can rent on AirB&B.

“Take time with your art collection” and more decorating tips.

8 companies to help you hack your IKEA furniture.

15 pianos that suit their space.

How beautiful are these tree branch shelves?

Have a lovely weekend!

~ Kate


Kitchen & Bath Trends 2016

By Kate Riley January 20, 2016

Yesterday I attended the International Builder Show (IBS) and National Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) both taking place simultaneously during Design & Construction Week at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and let me tell you it’s HUGE. There are tens of thousands of people in the industry that attend. All the major brands you can think of are set up booths, it’s a once a year opportunity to see all the new design and home improvement products and also meet with the reps that work for these major brands and I was SO excited to be there.

I also attended an influencer presentation on design trends which was insightful (see notes at the bottom). I mingled and photographed what I saw and I was like a kid in a candy store. I’d rather fondle tile and faucets and flooring and cabinets than any other products in the world!

I had a press pass and took a ton of pictures so I could share them with you. First here’s a peek at some emerging trends based on products and displays seen on the floor:

Mineral/gemstone & shimmer finishes

 metallic geometric backsplash

 ann sacks faucets


Relief Sculptural Tile

 raised relief tile gray vanity

 raised relief backsplash



Wood Cabinets with Flat Drawer/Door Fronts

 dark wood veneer cabinets

 maple wood contemporary cabinets

   push latch wood cabinets

Matte black cabinets with brass hardware/faucets

 black cabinets brass faucet

 black cabinets brass hardware


Trends from 2015 that remain strong:

Geometric/Graphic Backsplash Tile

 geometric tile

  geometric pattern tile

 blue hex tile walker zanger