Kitchen Runners with Personality (Under $100)

By Kate Riley August 7, 2019

I’m helping my client put the finishing touches on her kitchen. The fun part has begun, you know the party where we get to add all the accessories. She has a L shaped kitchen very similar in shape to the one below, and she needs a runner in front of her sink. I love when I’m hired to go shopping for busy people, so I recommended this one.

My kitchen also has a long row of cabinets with a sink in the middle and I’ve had a runner there for years. I found it at HomeGoods and it was a steal, it has a nice grip underneath and a pretty pattern. Most people have kitchens that are neutral, which in the long run is a smart design choice. Kitchen runners are the perfect opportunity to add both color and personality, they play the role of punctuation mark in a functional space.

image of vintage blue rug via Lulu + Georgia


These runners below all under $100 and guaranteed to add a dose of color and/or personality to your kitchen too.

denim & jute / multicolor abstract / bungalow rose

black geo chindi / navy medallionloomed abstract

distressed red / floretta boho / moroccan diamond

boho dots / floral medallion / loomed multicolor 


Jewel Tones: Deep Greens

By Kate Riley August 5, 2019

I’m really enjoying the last month of summer but always looking ahead to the next season. Entering fall, richer colors and jewel tones return to our attention: those deep greens, blues, wine and amethyst hues. In a library space I’m pulling together (slowly) I’m waffling between a deep green and a deep blue and these inspirational spaces have me leaning towards #teamgreen.

Six months ago I was on a quest to find the perfect green for my office, and I did, but as we coast into fall the deeper hues are calling to me. Forest and hunter and olive and emerald. You know what looks really great with dark green? Natural wood, brass tones, black accents, bits of soft pink, and don’t forget greenery. I present deep greens paired with those elements for your visual enjoyment today.

le clair decor

nathan jac

how we live


diy playbook

angela rose home


red online

old brand new

love create celebrate

m house development


Painting walls is no biggie, it’s just paint after all, but if you’re thinking of using deep green on a smaller scale, consider cabinets and furniture instead. Six years ago I painted a small campaign desk a glossy shade of kelly green and I still have that desk, it’s a favorite piece and it lives in my son’s room.

brook wagner design

katie hackworth

salvaged inspirations

paige jones


elizabeth dot design


Jen at City Farmhouse rounded up some deep green paint colors by Sherwin Williams head to her blog post for these green paint colors!


Do you have a favorite shade of deep green? If you’ve used it in a room or on a project, please share about it in the comments!


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