Kate Riley

Kate Riley writes daily about her adventures in decorating and DIY projects on her blog Centsational Girl. Kate’s designs have been featured in Better Homes & Gardens and on The Nate Berkus Show.

Kate's Inspiration

Nature, like this gorgeous Ginkgo

Kate's Latest Post

Colors From Italy

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to travel to Italy, you know it is one of the most inspiring countries on earth, filled with rich history and full of… Read more »

October 20th, 2015

Suggested Ways to Mix Warm and Cool Tones

Combining colors can be tricky so today’s tips offer suggested ways to mix warm and cool tones to achieve balance in a space. Basic color theory states… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration

September 17th, 2015

Serene Grey Paint Colors

Grey hues have been popular for years, taking over beige as a preferred neutral in design. Serene grey paint colors are the perfect backdrop for… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration

August 11th, 2015

How to Decorate with Complementary Colors

Rooms decorated with complementary colors definitely attract attention because of their energy. To decorate with complementary colors you need know only… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration

July 17th, 2015

Summer Inspired Paint Colors

Summer is a season that bursts with color, we invite it into our relaxed interiors and see it everywhere in bloom outdoors. Summer inspired paint colors… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration

June 11th, 2015

Sea Inspired Paint Colors

In summer many flock to the oceans for their refreshing waters and soothing properties, it’s no wonder we seek sea inspired paint color on our walls… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration

February 3rd, 2015

Painting a Cement Floor

Many a basement or commercial space possesses cement as flooring, but rather than carpeting it, covering it, or leaving it a dull gray there is a way to… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint

December 30th, 2014

Serene Bedroom Paint Colors

One emotion most people want to feel when they enter their bedroom is relaxation, and when considering their walls they seek serene bedroom paint… Read more »

Categories: Color

November 10th, 2014

Inspiring Autumn Color Palettes

Fall is an inspiring time for anyone who loves autumn color, it’s when nature puts on a big show and reveals its warmer hues. As the air gets chillier,… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration

November 6th, 2014

Tips on Painting a Staircase

Painting a staircase is a project anyone can tackle in a weekend with patience and the right products. When faced with an old carpeted staircase down to… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint