Weekend Reading 9.20.20

By Kate Riley September 20, 2020

Like everyone, I’m saddened on the passing of Justice Ginsburg. She was a role model to me as a young attorney, and I always admired her brilliant mind. I loved the way she fought for gender equality and I respected her very much. Her legacy lives on, and we’re reminded in life we can be small but mighty and stand against injustice.

I’m almost done with a little DIY project, I built some art ledges for displaying smaller scale prints, I’ll share that this week. Meanwhile, here are the favorite links discovered this week:

This modern updated craftsman style home in Northern California.

Don’t miss this shed turned into a barn style home office.

Soft and minimalist: this Paris apartment renovation.

The difference between retro, vintage, antique, and antiquity explained.

A clever way to make Halloween candy distribution contactless this year.

I’m adding this Mexican casserole to my list of comfort food dishes.

Consider dedicating six hours a week to having a better relationship.

Scenic fall foliage destinations around the United States.


Statement Credenzas + Sideboards

By Kate Riley September 17, 2020

It’s that time of year when we all start planning our holiday entertaining. If you have a small group of family or friends coming over, maybe you’re thinking of updating your space to include a scene stealing new credenza or sideboard.

Sometimes referred to as “casegoods” in the design world, sideboards, buffets, consoles and credenzas are freestanding pieces that provide additional interior storage for everything from dishes to decorative objects. Sideboards have short legs or no legs and their design resembles cabinetry while modern credenzas have thinner taller legs. If you’ve ever wondered what the real difference is between a buffet, a sideboard, and a credenza take a peek at this Houzz article explaining the differences.


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There are many beautiful options available. Some of these are more affordable but most of these credenzas, sideboards, and buffets are investment pieces. What I also like about so many of these is that they are also great alternatives to basic media cabinets. These credenzas and sideboards are proof that a singular piece of furniture has the capability of making a statement and turning heads. They are incredibly versatile and can be used in foyers, hallways, home offices, living rooms, and dining spaces.


cane and wood buffet (also in black) 

slab marble & walnut veneer


tidewater cabinet

groove & gold buffet


pattern play console

cane & brass


lacquer runway sideboard

francesca media stand


harlequin sideboard

white & brass

textured green cabinet


hardwood carved burst

dias sideboard

blue swirl

sunburst buffet


walnut, white & gold sideboard


wood geometric console

carved credenza with lucite pulls

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