Weekend Reading 7.19.20

By Kate Riley July 19, 2020

Happy Sunday everyone. If you watched my Insta stories yesterday you saw a new fixer upper project just landed in my lap. I need to finalize some paperwork and collect a few bids, but I’ll have some space renovations to blog about soon!

Summer is flying by, days are super lazy and we’re all just mostly hanging out at home. I can’t believe my teens are back to high school in less than a month. Here in California, the district announced distance learning to start. It’s easier for me since my two kids handle their school work on their own, but oh my heart when I think of all my friends with elementary school kids, juggling homeschooling and their work schedule. It’s going to be rough for a while longer, let’s all remember to be kind to one another!

Favorite links from the week:

So much inspiration and eye candy in the Sunset Outdoor Summer issue!

Be still my heart: the blue zellige tile in this bathroom.

Well done! This open floor plan basement renovation.

These DIY built in bunk beds are so great!

The home, sets, and story behind The Golden Girls TV house.

Four creative uses for she sheds.

Very pretty! This lavender farm wedding (the open air chapel!)

“Cognitive dissonances I’m comfortable with.” :)

Installation and design mistakes that might make you crazy.

Does Covid make you want to scream? Let it out in Iceland.

The 87 “greatest” travel books of all time.

20 Eye Catching Wall Shelves

By Kate Riley July 16, 2020

I was on the hunt for a decorative wall shelf to hang in my bathroom, one that provided storage and display but also with artistic sculptural quality. I found so many great ones out there, I had to share.

Wall shelves have come a long way! No longer are we stuck with simple floating versions or shelves that sit on brackets. Step aside basic shelves and make way for all these shapes and styles from diamonds to octagons!


mid century geometric

matte black floating trio


honeycomb shelf

triangle & circle

farmhouse floating

gold metal two piece

booker climbing display

shelfmate collection



santiago wood shelves


floating lines

diamond floating

hexagon & oak

round wood display

center circle

walnut & gold

copper shelves

gold circle

octagon shelf

wood & metal


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