Best of 2015

By Kate Riley December 28, 2015

Post Christmas greetings everyone! This week I’m in Las Vegas staying at the house we remodeled, finishing up one last project. I’m also visiting with many family members and friends that live in the area. I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and are squeezing in some relaxing down time between now and New Year’s Eve.

Today my friend Rhoda is hosting a “Best Of” party like she does every year so naturally it’s a good time to feature a few highlights from 2015. Looking back I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to work on transforming several spaces including two bathrooms and two kitchens, and also I loved designing and featuring new fabric patterns. There will be more to come in 2016 but let’s take a look back shall we?

Here’s the list of favorite projects over the last 12 months:

Spring Fabric Collection

spring fabrics krd


Gray + White Kitchen Remodel



Master Vanity Makeover



Laundry Room Refresh



Bathroom Remodel



 Shelter Family Room



Blue & White Sunroom



Kitchen Remodel #2

white and gray kitchen remodel


Studio Tour

olive green studio bookshelves


Fireplace Makeover

coastal family room fireplace


And these two new prints for the “Fabric of the Month” series:

new prints

 dotty / painted paisley


And the top Design & Decorating Articles from the year:

top decorating articles 1

five (more) ways to update a bathroom / 20 ways to make a bed / modern farmhouse style / modern ceiling fans

top decorating articles 2

paint it black outdoors / modern desert style / styling traditional wood furniture / wallpapered laundry rooms

Find these decorating articles and many more in the Style Files, there are links to all from the navigation bar. You’ll also find all of my DIY, craft, and fabric projects from the past year categorized on the Projects page.

I’m taking this week off but I’ll be back on Monday January 4th to share a fab DIY project we finished this week … see you then.



  1. you are not kidding when you do a ‘best of/highlights!’ sweet memories. love the blue and blue/grays you dabble in so much. happy new year. centsational girl! i’ll be there reading :)

  2. The Master Vanity Makeover is one of my favorites! Looking forward to your upcoming posts this 2016. Keep on rockin’, Kate!

  3. Every project looks amazing, as I am sure you are aware. I love the overall minimal feel with pops of color. I am still a big fan of the white and gray, I am a black and white sort of person. Have a good New Year!

      • Wow! Great find, it’s gorgeous! And loved revisiting these projects- I’ve been a reader for a long time but only just recently bought our first place. So it’s a great source of inspiration and motivation for me :)

  4. Amazing, love everything about your blog. What is/where did you get that painting in the first picture? I love it! Thanks!

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