Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley March 10, 2018

Happy weekend everyone! Today I’m up in Lake Tahoe with a group of friends, it’s girls’ weekend! We’re snuggled up in a cabin enjoying the snowy landscape, but hoping to get out and do some skiing. It’s so beautiful here! I’ll try to share some of the views on Instagram. Meanwhile… a few favorite links!


Such lovely layers of muted color and texture in this bungalow tour.

I loved reading the story of this converted school bus.

Don’t miss these HomeGoods shopping tips.

Isn’t this a lovely stair rail detail?

Wow, what a beautiful design with denim.

15 things to know when starting a small business.

Skating on thin black ice (that sound!)

25 lessons from 25 years of solo travel.

Home listing photo dos and don’ts.

8 rules for doing everything better.

Who will you impact?

Everyone is going through something.


Planter Season

By Kate Riley March 8, 2018

Spring is coming my friends! March always makes me happy for that reason. I bought a few more green plants this week, I’m a big believer in every room having something living in it so I scatter them around my house.

Some of my little green friends do better in filtered light, others thrive in direct sunlight, it’s a learning process, but I just keep rotating them to figure out where they are happiest.



Last spring, I bought a few planters at CB2 including the basket planter and the ceramic trio (pictured above) and also this marbleized planter that holds and orchid in my bathroom. (They’re still for sale at CB2 if you want to snag one for yourself, I love all of them.) I’ll probably buy a few more as my plant collection grows. Thankfully there are so many good looking options.








images: west elm  / all modern  / cb2 / overstock / anthropologie / etsy


Here’s a group of eye-catching planters for the home, great patterns, colors, textures….



gold dot / carved wood / marbleized gold

brass with stand / matte silver faceted / marble & cement

concrete / mid century wood / gold geo / pink gold

blue dot / farmhouse / orange earthenware

knit texture / black stoneware / mini cactus

Also follow this search on Etsy, it turns up a lot of great planters from creative makers.