Best of Black Floral

By Kate Riley February 19, 2020

I wore the best little black floral dress when I was wandering around Palm Springs, variations on that kind of pattern are my favorite. I was reminded how many black floral pieces I have in my closet including jackets, tops, and shoes! Black floral is my jam when it comes to what I wear but there’s a great selection of modern black florals in home decor too.

Floral and botanical patterns always feel fresh in spring and summer, the light backgrounds are lovely, but the black background gives a floral a moodier feel, don’t you think? I love these fresh interpretations on this classic motif!

shower curtain / gold trim chair / bluebonnet print

zinnia quilt / art print / daphne rug

floral wallpaper / arm chair / roses wall art

garden pillow / embroidered curtain

black floral seville curtains / roses suitcase / wall tapestry

Weekend Reading 2.16.20

By Kate Riley February 16, 2020

Another late weekend reading post, but I couldn’t help but spend extra time in the sunshine. The last two days have been those sunny yet mild early spring days that make me want to be outside.

I started running again. Right now, it’s more like jogging then walking, jogging than walking. I used to be able to run the 3½ mile loop around my neighborhood without stopping so it’s a new goal to be able to do that again. I have to mix up my fitness routine every few months or I get bored, so I’m back to running a few times a week, especially if it’s a sunny morning.

I had a great trip to Palm Springs! I walked through a few iconic hotels and drove around the famous neighborhood of mid century style houses with the painted doors. I like the dry desert atmosphere and I did a lot of meandering. It was a short but welcome getaway!

Favorite links from the week:

Heather shared some great tips on styling a display cabinet.

This is a lovely bathroom remodel!

A helpful tutorial on how to install a stair runner (great rug choice too!)

43 new recipes to upgrade your weeknight chicken dinner.

Yet another study that explains why people who are active are happier.

So awesome: South Africa’s female anti poaching unit.

Beyond Sonoma, Napa, & Paso Robles: 14 under the radar wine country destinations.

Eight warning signs of a dishonest person.

A few prompts to help you have a hard conversation.

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