Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley August 18, 2017

Greetings! Back to school went well this week, it’s nice to return to a regular routine, again having some solo hours during the day to get back to work at blogging. My catch up to do list is quite long but I’ll be up to speed soon I hope.

It’s another beautiful weekend here in the Bay Area, tomorrow I’m headed to San Francisco for a family event, the weather looks like it will be perfect, yay! I’m also finishing up a makeover of my powder room, I’ll have more to share on that next week (fingers crossed I can get it done!).

Favorite links below!


This laundry room made my jaw drop, so good.

Have you been following Kim’s home remodel? Beautiful!

Another great IKEA cabinet kitchen renovation.

So pretty, the tropical botanicals in this wedding.

I’m inspired by these pocket pools, can I have one too?

Reflections from a shopaholic who went a year without shopping.

Cassie’s mother daughter photo shoot is so adorable.

Interesting: this question is considered rude by most of the world.

Things every woman should stop doing.

How perfect: Prince got his own color of purple.

Made me laugh: when God created millennial earth.

Have a great weekend!  xoxo

Mix It Up: Black + White Pillows

By Kate Riley August 16, 2017

Black and white is still going strong as a popular palette, it looks chic and it’s easy to pull off, all you need to do is mix patterns in this neutral monochromatic palette.

With autumn around the corner, layer woven, kilim, or mudcloth fabrics for added texture and warmth. Get the look seen in the inspiration images below by mixing square covers with a lumbar shape.


source unknown



h&m via sfgirlbybay


via purple area




front + main

Favorite black & white patterned pillows available online:



from top left:  1  /  2  /  3  /  4  /  5  /  6  /  7  /  8  /  9  /  10  /  11  /  12

You might also like: Etsy sources for mudcloth pillows.