Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley October 18, 2013

Hello and happy weekend! I’ve been busy behind the scenes working on something special and can’t wait to share it with you in November! Meanwhile, this living room makeover by Emily Henderson caught my eye this week, she is so talented at pulling a room together, I love the layers and cozy textiles, read about the transformation here.

curbly living room emily henderson


A few other links I enjoyed this week:

10 common practices of super achievers 

Insider tips for buying IKEA kitchen cabinets.

Edie’s thoughts on living more passionately.

Voices behind the great Disney characters. Also really looking forward to this.

Mr. Autumn Man (made me laugh)


My latest articles at Better Homes & Gardens:

decorate with bold pattern

overnight guests

Decorate with Bold Pattern

Ready Your Home for Overnight Guests


And if you have a minute to vote for this blog, I’d appreciate it! It is up for a Best DIY Blog award over at the Lamps Plus Facebook page, voting enters you for a chance to win a $500 gift card.

lamps plus sweepstakes


Have a fabulous weekend! 




  1. Hi Kate: I always enjoy reading your posts. I have what may seem a silly question but here it is:

    Where do you plug the lamps in when the furniture is placed well away from the walls?

  2. Great question Wendy! Hiding that cord is always tricky when not near the wall outlet, there are a few clever solutions, most require securing the cords under the piece of furniture and rug. One thing I’ve noticed in hotels is that the planners thought ahead and placed outlets in the floor knowing the seating areas and floor lamps would be more centered in the room. That’s great thinking :)

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