Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley August 1, 2014

Hey all! I’m so excited, tonight my guy and I are headed downtown to see Journey and Steve Miller Band rock at Mandalay Bay, it’s going to be so much fun! At last an opportunity to change out of paint and dust covered clothing…. New flooring and fixtures are getting installed next week at the house, I’ll share another update soon.

I hope to spend a few hours relaxing outdoors on Sunday, we’ve been going at such a fast pace these past two weeks. This outdoor scene looks like the perfect place to enjoy an August weekend! 

outdoor sofa


Favorite links from the week …

Designers predict color trends for 2015.

A great interview with one of my favorite design teams Tilton Fenwick.

Universally charming: Dutch doors.

I just love all the light in McDreamy’s home.

How wonderful is the modern mountain mural in this nursery?

I am smitten with these removable wall tiles. Thinking jade in the bathroom!

Life changes —> blog changes, bravo.

50 habits for a happy life.


My latest articles at Better Homes & Gardens and Lamps Plus:

brown and color

oak cabinets

What Colors Go With Brown?

Decorating with Oak Cabinets

wood flooring

dorm room lighting ideas

Decorating Choices with Wood Floors

Dorm Room Lighting Ideas

Have a lovely weekend!



  1. I just saw Journey and Steve Miller band when they were in KC! It was an awesome concert! Met the keyboard player for Steve Miller and he was super nice! You will have a great time!

  2. Would you be able to give me advice! My husband and I have a chocolate brown sectional. Not my favorite color but it works since we have a toddler who likes to make tons of messes! I want to revamp our living room but am having a hard time with colors to go with it. Would you please help by recommending colors for the pillows rug and such. I for the life of me cant find the right colors. I want so desperately to have a warm living room and stray away from the eyesore vibrant that we have now. I hope you can help, your blog is such am inspiration.

  3. Hi Kate,
    Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for including my piece on happy habits. ;) Love your stuff and I’m officially inspired to re-do my domicile!

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