Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley August 18, 2019

Hello everyone, I’ve returned from Peru! I arrived home yesterday and settled back in with a hot bath and a snuggle with my kids. What an adventure! I will share some photographs from my trip to the Sacred Valley soon. And I simply cannot wait to share images of the textiles I saw when I was there. Color and pattern like I’ve never seen!

Meanwhile it’s good to be home, I have no long distance travel plans for the fall so I’ll be enjoying the season here in my hometown. September and October are my favorite months in wine country, and I’ll be out and about enjoying it all!

Favorite links from the week:

This beautiful urban farmhouse remodel combines charm with contemporary finishes.

New windows and a black + white palette transform this Seattle home.

Cat lovers, check out these cat bridges and shelves! (More about the shop here.)

Creative DIY: make this yarn macramé wreath.

Business choices: listening to your gut and ignoring unsolicited advice.

Reasons to reconsider booking a flight through third party travel sites.

27 explorers share the best places they’ve ever traveled.

She’s a 63 year old expat living in Mexico for $1,000 a month.

Moms, read this reflection on setting aside time.


Beyond Basic: Stylish Storage Bins

By Kate Riley August 14, 2019

Midweek greetings my friends! I’m wrapping up my trip to Peru and spending my final two days in Lima, then I’ll be home by Saturday. Now that fall is just around the corner, we will all soon be pulling out our coziest blankets. I keep mine rolled up in a basket next to my sofa.

I’m always on the hunt for storage solutions that add textural interest and are not plain or boring. Every room needs a catchall! These picks are all new favorites.

rattan baskets from the citizenry

tonal stripe set of three baskets


ombre triangle weave / macrame catch all

geo tonal catch all / espresso & natural

wicker dots / chevron belly basket


tilda two tone / two tone rattan

gray mesh / mod geo

modern swahiliarrow motif – set of 2


I’ll be back on Saturday for another weekend roundup!

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