Weekend Reading

April 6th, 2015

Hello and welcome to another week! It seems odd to publish this on a Monday but my weekend was so filled with activity I couldn’t find a moment to sit down and post my link favorites. We had a revolving door of guests for three days straight – how nice it was to have so many coming to our home to visit, share a meal, and stay awhile. I find as the years go by and so much seems to happen online that I crave the face to face connection found in setting aside time to be with people I care about.

I hope you all had an equally lovely Easter weekend as well. I have a furniture makeover project to share tomorrow but meanwhile, here’s the link roundup I meant to post on Friday.

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I’m loving the traditional style and soft shades of blue in this home tour.

Just in time for warmer weather, one chic patio reveal with several DIY ideas.

Expert advice on choosing a sofa.

Tobi Fairley shares how she does it all.

Why successful creative people say No.

This bizarre viral bromance story made me smile.

Cherry blossoms in bloom in Japan.

The best grandma ever.

Some favorite April Fool’s Day posts:

decorating trends according to cats;

a tissue dispenser necklace;

and a trip to Home Depot fashion post.


And thanks so much to many of you for your compliments on the new fabric patterns.

Have a great Monday!

Spring Fabric Collection Lookbook!

April 2nd, 2015

Hello all and happy Easter weekend to you! I pulled together a Lookbook of the eleven new fabric patterns, I’m really excited to share it with you. This is yet another way I love to express my creativity, through the design, styling, and photography of original fabric patterns. I hope you’re inspired by all the color and print combinations!

spring fabric collection kate riley designs

Here’s the Spring Collection Lookbook published on Issuu, enjoy!


I’ll be uploading more pictures to my portfolio site on Friday if you’d like to browse more styled shots of the fabrics, wraps, and wallpapers. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about the process. Enjoy the Lookbook!

xo ~ Kate