Weekend Reading 5.29.22

By Kate Riley May 29, 2022

It was a really hard week, wasn’t it? With the heartbreaking news from Texas, I was so very angry about the murders and frustrated by repetition of these kinds of crimes. I was on my way home from Spain when I heard the news and then the jet lag hit me hard, so I honored my heart’s desire to mourn and my body’s desire for rest for a few days.

My teens will be done with school in a week and we will be shifting our focus to renovating the house in Florida. I’m ordering materials and lining up contractors for the space makeovers I’ll be working on. Of course I’ll be sharing it all on the blog and Instagram so stay tuned for those coming transformations.

Favorite links from the week:

Beautiful brass details in this bistro inspired kitchen.

A beautiful makeover, turning this shack into a backyard studio.

Even more lovely brass accents in this wood & white kitchen.

Plastic trays + chicken wire + floral clippings = stunning table centerpiece.

The loveliest English garden with a mown grassy path.

Music room inspiration.

Simple and lovely: pretty fruit displays.

So cute: kids giving good advice.

How to decline misaligned opportunities with grace and firmness.

51 experiences to inspire your next trip to Europe.


  1. As the only stylist, blogger, entrepreneur, I have followed for a few years now, this native Floridian is inspired by your love of travel and your decorating style! Happily surprised for you and your family when you said relocating to the west coast here-your going to love it and I cannot wait to see what you do with your curb appeal here in Florida. All the best to you and yours Kate!!

  2. You’re right. It was a tough week. Thank you for acknowledging that. I do love your style. I’m very partial to all of the plants!

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