About the Author

Kate Riley


Kate Riley is better known around the blogosphere as Centsational Girl. Kate writes daily on her popular blog about all things related to interior decorating, home improvement, and do-it-yourself projects. She also writes a weekly column for Better Homes & Gardens on the latest in interior design. Kate will build or paint anything from small crafts to large spaces and her work has been featured on the Nate Berkus Show, in several magazine publications, and online at other popular home design sites such as Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, and HGTV.

Christmas Decorating Ideas: A Silvery Winter Palette for the Mantel

Posted by: on November 14th, 2012 | 10 Comments

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point. For the Holiday Edition of the Style Challenge we invited Kate Riley of Centsational Girl to share her Christmas decorating [...]

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Before and After: A Kitchen Makeover for a Cause by Centsational Girl

Posted by: on August 8th, 2012 | 7 Comments

Kate Riley pulled off a stunning kitchen makeover as part of a project to help women in need. We know Kate from her awe-inspiring design and DIY blog Centsational Girl, and we’ve been pleased to have her as a guest contributor here on the Apron blog. In addition to writing for her blog, conquering mind-blowing [...]

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5 Essentials for a Cozy Outdoor Cabana

Posted by: on April 23rd, 2012 | 8 Comments

In celebration of all things patio, Kate Riley from the DIY and home improvement blog Centsational Girl shares her tips for building an outdoor space that feels comfortable and inviting for you and your guests.  We live in Northern California’s Wine Country and grow our own grapes in the backyard. When we spied the Home Depot [...]

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