No matter how you found your way,
I am so glad you did.
I'm Michele, and
I'm passionate about providing
timeless and tranquil interior design
inspiration to create more peace at home.
Married to an attorney, we have two grown sons and live in
a cottage we are renovating ourselves in Chicagoland.
(Our sweet Bella Luna in the photo passed away recently.)
our current renovation
Creativity is my jam.
I renovate houses, paint pictures,
like working in my pajamas,
bake cinnamon bread, play the piano badly,
write articles for magazines,
and tutor students
(my master's is in Counseling).
A more official bio is here.
Hello Lovely began life
as a convenient (pre-Pinterest era) online
sanctuary to file away inspiration and ideas.
It happily bloomed into a popular hangout for
creatives, designfreaks, interior designers, artists,
peacemakers, dreamers, and lovers of beauty.
You'll find interior design and peaceful living
ideas along with one-off humor and humility here.
to promote more peaceful living,
to celebrate all things home and nesting,
to leverage the role of the artist in society,
and to pay the bills.
I'm passionate about timeless and tranquil ideas
to transform homes and hearts.
From a window at the Louvre.
Posts here spring from a well of diverse topics,
and evergreen favorites include:
art, interiors, and our home renovation.
If interior design tingles your jingles,
you will discover archival goodness from:
decorating ideas for farmhouse,
If you are journeying with breast cancer
or love someone who is, you may be
interested in exploring glimpses from
my own journey with BRCA2 diagnosis.
I paint abstracts like the one behind me.
Sometimes the anti-cancer journey is manageable,
and sometimes it's a big ol' mess.
Love keeps making it all okay.
Here is my latest video which was
filmed in one shot like Vogue's 73 Questions,
and let's you peek inside our Chicagoland fixer upper.
You can also see my awkward Pharrell happy dance
with my sweet shihtzu, illustrating I graduated
Summa Cum Laude from
The Molly Ringwald School of Dance.
Peace to you right where you are, friend.