Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley May 20, 2017

Greetings everyone, happy weekend to you! Mine is not very eventful other than some gardening in the yard today and a trip to the movies tonight with a friend. I’ve purposefully left a few weekends wide open with no plans so I can relax or go on spontaneous outings. After taking two big trips this year to Australia and Scandinavia I’m settling in for some down time at home this month.

I am working on finishing up the kitchen at the flip house in Vegas, the cabinets arrived and will be installed just as soon as I can fly out there to supervise it. Then the counters and tile go in. I also have to finish the master bathroom too! I want to have the house on the market this summer so the pressure is on and I’ll be back and forth throughout June and July. Favorite links from around the web below:


Such fabulous layered decor in this lovely home in Stockholm.

I love the styling and back story of this house.

Don’t miss this fabulous kitchen refresh!

A beautiful remodel decorated in black and white.

I say yes to matte black tile and grout.

I was inspired reading the stories from this road trip.

6 amazing coastal hikes around the world.

Some down-to-earth relationship advice.


Have a great weekend!

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!