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

Painted Bookcases: Function + Fashion

Most homes have built-in or freestanding bookcases and usually they’re wood or white. But with a little color, painted bookcases can go beyond… Read more »

June 16th, 2016

How to Choose an Exterior Paint Color for Your Home

When painting a home, we often think of neutral as the perfect exterior paint color because neutral is safe. Neutral exterior paint colors are good… Read more »

Categories: Color, Examples, Inspiration, Planning Your Project

May 17th, 2016

Neutral Paint Colors That Help Sell a Home

As homeowners, it’s fun to personalize our interiors with bright or bold colors in our preferred shades of paint, but when putting a home on the market… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint, Inspiration

April 7th, 2016

4 Fresh Spring Paint Projects

Spring has officially arrived! Now that nature is in bloom and showing off its colors it makes each and every one of us crave more vibrant hues both… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration, Painting Tips

January 27th, 2016

Inspired By Tropical Paint Colors

In the midst of winter, the longing for warm weather brings to mind sandy beaches and blue waters. Interiors inspired by the same desire for a tropical… Read more »

Categories: Color, Getting Started, Inspiration

November 13th, 2015

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 »

Categories: Inspired by Epcot

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