Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley July 7, 2017

Hello friends, I do hope you enjoyed your Fourth of July festivities. I’m spending the weekend here in Vegas with friends before I head back to California. I’m also meeting with a few subcontractors at the flip house and making progress on that kitchen, it’s going to be stunning!

Favorite links below:

I confess I prefer tropical indoor plants over the fiddle leaf fig.

I love all the intense blues in this Paris apartment.

A great DIY outdoor chair made with basic lumber.

Sarah’s bathroom makeover is really fresh update.

Wow, this young family is going on their 100th trip!

Ryan Gosling has a European doppelgänger :)

So cool, these pictures of life under water in Antarctica.

Women in their 40s and 50s are “perennials” (thank you Wendy).


Hooray for the White and Blue Kitchen

By Kate Riley July 3, 2017

This week we celebrate the Fourth of July and it’s my second favorite holiday, I love it! I look forward to all the food, fireworks, and festivities every year. I’m super excited to be hosting a giant party for all my cousins at the house in Las Vegas, it will be a blast. I suffered a mild injury this week. I was taking another self defense class and ended up with a mild sprain after a series of aggressive hits and blocks, ouch! That’s my excuse for not blogging this week, it hurts to type!!

Let’s look at some pretty blue and white kitchens this week my friends in celebration of the (red) white and blue. Like Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn, the blue and white combination is always classy, timeless, and chic. I’m looking forward to adding a blue backsplash to the white kitchen in my studio, and these beauties have me inspired. Enjoy the visual feast!


my domaine


becki owens


bethany nauert


the grit & polish


source unknown


kristin peake interiors


barbara Schwartz


artistic designs for living


heather scott home


coastal living



via ideal home


stone textile studio


via ideal home

Wishing you all a very Happy Fourth of July!

I’ll be back on Friday with some favorite links. :)