Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley February 26, 2016

Hello and happy Friday! I’m finishing up a gardening project this weekend in our courtyard, making it a more welcoming space for morning coffee or afternoon tea, I’ll share some snaps next week. Also we close escrow on a house that we’re purchasing, I’ll share some pictures of the ‘before’ spaces in the coming weeks as well. I love home renovation so much and now I have another fixer on my hands that I get to transform top to bottom, I’ll be sharing that journey as I always do throughout the year. I’m very excited!

 indonesian daybed

This week’s favorite links:

So much beautiful tile in this house tour with Moroccan motifs.

 This elegant home is a nice medley of traditional and modern.

A charming renovated houseboat tour.

How fun is this geometric hexagon wall treatment?

I’m still loving bold tropical prints, I hope we see more of them this year.

13 ways to decorate around a piano.

Decorating a home using only IKEA.

Toddlerography will make you smile.


Enjoy your weekend!


DIY Leather Tassels

By Kate Riley February 24, 2016

I had planned to do this project over the holidays but ran out of time during the busy season so I returned to it this week. Leather tassels are a chic little accents with a variety of fashion or craft uses. My plan was to attach them to gifts for women friends and family but now I have a stash of them so I can do so in the future. They’re a simple DIY project anyone can do as long as you have the right supplies.

 diy leather tassels


Use a DIY leather tassel to accent a favorite handbag, clutch, or backpack.

 diy leather purse tassels

 leather purse tassels

Upgrade a key ring.

 tassel key ring