Looks I’m Loving

By Kate Riley June 10, 2015

This month I transitioned my wardrobe to flip flops and tank tops, tis the season. I haven’t given my home a summer refresh other than putting away the winter blankets and fluffing a few toss pillows since I’ve been busy with bigger projects. We did install a retractable screen door on the French door in our kitchen that leads to the rear courtyard, and that my friends is life changing when the sun goes down. Cool evening breeze + no bugs = happy CG, that little luxury brings so much contentment.

Having added nothing new to my own home this season other than that screen door, I am living vicariously through the decorating ideas of others. Looks I’m loving…

Mismatched Painted Dining Chairs

mismatched painted chairs

craftberry bush

mismatched painted dining chairs



High Contrast Bathrooms with Patterned Tile Floors

quatrefoil tile bathroom floor

house and garden

dark vanity brass pulls patterned tile floor

amy bartlam


Botanicals Galore

ferns on mantel

hymns and verses

shelf of plants

better homes and gardens

For more inspiration on the topic of botanical filled planters take a peek at my latest article for Lamps Plus about stylish indoor and outdoor planters.

What looks are you loving this wedding season?


  1. I’m embracing the rustic in my art studio/garage in that the roof had to be jacked up and braced with a massive beam. A good deal of the drywall will be ditched in favor of the honesty of roof joinery.

    And as for the photos above, I love the simplicity of the two bathrooms shown, particularly the first.

  2. I love the mismatched chair look, especially when they are different colors too. Currently thinking about doing that in our house since we are in need of new dining chairs.

  3. Could you share some information about the retractable French door screen including brand, ease of installation, quality, etc.?

  4. We currently just built a farm house table and added mix matched chairs too – love!!!

  5. The mismatched dining chairs is one of my favorite trends and I will forever love that, in my opinion I don’t think that will ever go out of style. When I have a dining space I will definitely have this in my home! I love the bright green botanical look to, bringing the outdoors in is such a big trend lately and I’m loving every second of it.

    There’s to many trends out there to count that are so fun and unique!

    Lauren Baxter | LB Designs

  6. Hi Kate,
    Nice post! Would you mind sharing which retractable screen you decided to purchase. I am hoping to order one soon. Thank you

    • We chose a Legacy model by Phantom Screens – love it ! We had it professionally installed and it comes with a warranty.

  7. I am with Scott, could you please share the info about your retractable screen for the French doors. We just replaced our 16-year-old slider door with French doors a week ago. My husband is talking about adding a retractable screen and I know you always do your homework before buying and installing anything. You will save me some research, so thanks in advance! Happy Wednesday!!!

  8. The quaint little bookshelf jumped out to me. Thank you for all you share. I love it so much!

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