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

Nine Soothing Bathroom Paint Colors

For any makeover, choosing the right bathroom paint colors can be challenging. Often you’ll approach a project with one color in mind, but it will take… Read more »

September 13th, 2016

Get Cozy With These Fall Paint Colors

Designers and homeowners looking for new paint colors seek to be inspired by fall color trends in fashion and interiors. Our desires to incorporate… Read more »

Categories: Color, Examples, Inspiration

August 4th, 2016

Falling in Love with the Color Red in Paris

Ah, Paris…The City of Light is one of those dream destinations that every one should visit at least once in their lifetime. The color red can be seen… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration

June 29th, 2016

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 »

Categories: Color, Examples, Inspiration, Painting Tips

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