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One Sentence Interview: Kate Riley of Centsational Girl

 

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Kate Riley of CentsationalGirl.com is one of two bloggers that drew me into this whole blogging world. Her style very closely matches mine own. I can relate to every post she writes. I would describe her style as updated classic. Chic…without the shabby. Traditional…without the heaviness. Simple…but not boring. Truly love her and her blog. She has also become a bit of a mentor to me…which is invaluable in this world of blogging. Kate is humble, kindhearted and the type of gal you would love to share a bottle of vino with and just shoot the breeze ;)

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She was sweet enough to give us all a bit more insight about herself. Here are her answers….in almost one sentence;)

1. If you could bring back one trend from the past…what would you bring back?

Men and women dressing more tailored and more formally when out it public like they did in the forties and fifties.

2. If you were a dog…what kind would you be?

I’d most certainly be a scrappy little terrier, like a West Highland or Jack Russell, always running around getting into mischief.

3. Something you never leave out when designing a room….

Amazing light fixtures – overhead and on an end table or console, they’re the perfect punctuation.

4. If money were no object….I would buy _______ today….

If money were no object, I’d build a conservatory over our courtyard with a high pitched glass ceiling and rustic wood beams furnished with deep seat elegant fabrics and filled with plush pillows and textured accents influenced by nature and lush plantings and complete with a dramatic conversation piece light fixture.   Sorry for the run on sentence, I’m just obsessed with the idea because I’d never need a vacation if I had that.
5. If I wake up in the middle of the night…the first thing I think about is usually ___________…..

Have the kids kicked off their covers again?   Or how many more hours of sleep do I get (glancing at clock).

6. When I go in a friends house…I usually end up in the ______________… 

Kitchen making cocktails and whipping up some culinary treats.

7. My favorite way to eat ice cream is __________________…  

In my pajamas watching TV, two scoops of mint chocolate chip please.

8. One design regret I have is ___________________

My slightly cluttered yellow and blue French country phase of 2004.  Thankfully I was awakened from that period – I’m still a Francophile, but I hope a little more sophisticated these days and focused on grays, creams, and subtle metallic sheens.

9. What is your favorite thing about blogging?   

Meeting people who share my interests – love love love that side of the blogging adventure.

10. Coffee?Tea?Milk? What is your comfort drink?

Coffee with cream every morning, gotta have it, but I’ve cut back to one a day.

 

I know that I have talked about all sorts of projects that Kate has done in the past. I would encourage you to go see some for yourself…. at Centsational Girl. Thanks again Kate!!!!

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

One sentence interview with Kate Pruitt : NEW Series!

Just send it out into the universe…and see what happens. Those were my thoughts as I mulled on this new little series “One sentence Interviews”. You never know…maybe no one will respond…but then again…maybe someone WILL respond. I picked out some favorite bloggers of mine and I sent them a short email explaining my new series. The challenge…answer some fun, unique and random questions with just one sentence answers. We are all busy…so a short little Q and A is a fun way to learn a bit more about the people we have all come to admire in the blogging world without too much time lost :)

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First up is Kate Pruitt, she is the Senior Editor at Design*Sponge, a website dedicated to home and product design founded in 2004 by Grace Bonney. She has contributed over 80 design projects to the site, including over 10 new projects for the Design*Sponge book which came out last year. (source)

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Above Picture of Kate (what a little cutie )…working on an original no doubt…Below are some of her creations also…

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Using just one sentence to respond…here is how Kate answered….

1. If you could bring back one trend from the past…what would you bring back?

Sunken floor beds and sofas from the 70s.

2.If I were a dog…what kind would I be?

Cardigan welsh corgi – a big dog in a little dog body!

3.Something you never leave out when designing a room….

Textiles – all else being equal, textiles can completely change the style/mood of the room, and they are easy to switch up and make yourself!

4.If money were no object….I would buy _______ today….

A steam shower, but if money were REALLY no object, a big plot of land on the California coast to build an artists’ retreat.

5.If I wake up in the middle of the night…the first thing I think about is usually___________…..

Honestly? Rats. One time my cat brought a live rat into the house and let it loose in the bedroom at 4am, and now I hear the cat door at night and immediately expect a rat invasion…

6.When I go in a friends house…I usually end up in the ______________

On the floor, playing with his or her pets.

7.My favorite way to eat ice cream is __________________…

In between two freshly baked cookies.

8.One design regret I have is ___________________

My living room rug. It’s wool knit and very plush, but it sheds way too much and always looks dirty. Flat weave rug next time!

9.What is your favorite thing about blogging?

Taking an individual’s work that maybe 5-10 people have seen, and allowing thousands of people to see it, appreciate it, and actively support it. Nothing beats that feeling.

10.Coffee?Tea?Milk? What is your comfort drink?

Tea all the way. Earl grey with milk puts me right at ease :)

 

I cannot thank you enough Kate! I now want some ice cream and chocolate chip cookies!! You are so gracious and so talented!!

I would encourage you to visit Kate Pruitt over at Design Sponge….she is always up to something fabulous!

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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