Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley March 17, 2019

It’s officially spring break for me and I’m spending this week in Hawaii with Matt and the kids. We’re vacationing on the Big Island and it’s the one Hawaiian island I haven’t explored so I’m excited to get out and about! I’ll be sharing on Insta of course, and please email or message me if you have a favorite spot here, I’d love to know!

I’m not sure I’ll have much time for blogging this week, but being on this island might inspire something related to tropical style! Stay tuned! Meanwhile, here are some favorite links spied around the web!


Wow, the vibe of this San Diego home and its stunning indoor outdoor transition!

Check out the well designed interiors and pool of this hotel in Brisbane.

This cake looks so beautiful and delicious.

Pi is 31.4 trillion digits and counting!

The benefits of weight training for women.

These reasons are precisely why I love taking solo trips.

Lesser known scenic national parks without the crowds.

An inspiring example of endurance: she’s one tough grandma!


Slim Console Tables

By Kate Riley March 14, 2019

Last month, I bought an inexpensive black metal console table for my studio – I needed something slim in my tiny entry as a spot for dropping my keys and phone in the morning when I come to work. Underneath this skinny table I toss my shoes and backpack, I love having all my stuff in one place and easy to grab when I leave.

All of us come home with our keys and phone and packages in hand and need a drop zone for setting them down. It can be tricky to find a table for a small entry or foyer that serves that purpose, but I found a few more for you!


slim black console table

Standard depth console tables jut out into a space and can eat up more of a room than you wish them to. Slim console tables also serve another purpose: they are perfect for areas where you don’t need seating but instead seek to fill the lower half of wall space. Above them you can hang art or photography or a flat screen TV and below use the console for a minimalist display of decorative objects.


bronze & wood console

metal & faux marble


urban metal console

metal & maple veneer

Here are a few more consoles in slimmer profiles (15” or less) that will help anyone create a drop zone in a narrow foyer, or fill a blank wall without taking up too much space!


metalwork console / gold & faux marble

rustic a frame / curved console

metal & faux marble / hudson console

white and glass / acacia mid century

gold & walnut / white mid century


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