Blogger Inspiration: Sanctuary

How on earth did I get my fix
before this addiction to blogs?
300 magazine subscriptions (you get the idea)
and watched a ton of Bravo and HGTV.

bonus confession:
Prior to design and fashion blog obsession I was hooked on
gorgeous cupcake blogs…know these? Ah, the pastry porn.

I do love a beautiful blog!

There are a hundred reasons
I am compelled to pay a daily visit to

Let’s begin with the gorgeous styling and sensibilities at her home in Finland:

nuts for the Farrow & Ball wallpaper in her daughter’s room

Alexander Van Burge

Then throw in a trained eye for understated beauty
leading to posts with the loveliest images of home,
of life around the planet.

Alexander Van Burge

Thank you, Rebecca for this haven
suspended in the blogosphere
where quiet inspiration flows
wide and deep.

Your site has been a restful rendezvous

of mine for years now, and I am so grateful.

Have a beautiful blog addiction to share?

Peace to you right where you are.



  1. April 17, 2012 / 2:03 pm

    I think I'm now hooked on Rebecca's Sanctuary too!!!
    The breathtaking simplicity makes me want to clear everything away and get my brushes and white paint out…so dreamy.
    Thank you Michele for the introduction!

  2. April 17, 2012 / 3:59 pm

    ooooh, you're welcome. when my blog grows up it wants to be just like sanctuary!


  3. April 17, 2012 / 4:16 pm

    A beautiful blog addiction? Uh, yepper! YOU! I love hello pretty and visit daily for my fill of lovliness & laughter. Much love, Lisa

  4. April 17, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    You could say I am obsessed. I do love my daily blogtime!
    Love these interiors and I also love the wallpaper!

  5. April 17, 2012 / 6:19 pm

    So pretty and peaceful looking…all that white makes for such a soothing calm environment. I think my fix was through zillions of design mags and books (still is but a little less so) Can't imagine a week without my daily stops into my favorite places…yours included Michele!

  6. April 17, 2012 / 6:28 pm

    I don't mind sharing your blog with the world! (:

    I am not surprised that the beautiful blog Sanctuary is a favorite of yours. It is all that fresh, sane and creative calm that you both have in common.

    Tomorrow is a big day for me. Will soon call you and tell you why!

    Love to you,


  7. April 17, 2012 / 7:56 pm

    Can't wait to go over there… i'm in love with those shiny white floors… you find the most amazing blogs!


  8. April 17, 2012 / 8:45 pm

    Hey Michele,

    i saw your question to Sherry about the musty dough bowl… try kitty litter… it totally completely works on musty old furniture cabinets… might work if you put it in the dough bowl awhile… the old fashioned kitty litter…


  9. April 17, 2012 / 9:58 pm


    I can't wait to pop over to Sanctuary. Beautiful home indeed. I always enjoy your posts and you addition of a little humor here and there 🙂


  10. April 17, 2012 / 11:22 pm

    What a gorgeous and new to me blog…can't wait to head over!!

  11. April 18, 2012 / 12:24 am

    I love to many blogs to mention besides the comments box here isn't long enough. But yours is one of them!I'm heading over to Sanctuary now that you've given us a glimpse!


  12. April 18, 2012 / 12:46 am

    ooohh! so lovely, off to check it out 🙂

  13. April 18, 2012 / 12:51 am

    This is a new blog to me, thank you for the intro. I feel that way about your blog too. I always look forward to my visits here. Love you,

  14. April 18, 2012 / 6:22 am

    Love the photos! Nice idea putting lots of candles on a chair. The last photo is very dreamy… nice!
    Have a great day! Hege x

  15. April 18, 2012 / 10:35 am

    Thanks for sharing this. I finded around your website and found your blog is excellent. There are a lot of info for me to study, thanks for your great share.

  16. April 18, 2012 / 11:26 am

    Hi Michele! Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving such sweet comments behind. Love your blog 🙂 And thank you for sharing another beautiful blog. I could spend all day surfing… 😉

    hugs Jenny

  17. April 18, 2012 / 12:21 pm

    Yay! I'm getting two for one today. I'm going to follow you if I'm not already and then hop over to Sanctuary. Both very lovely blogs! I was just thinking this morning how between pinterest and blogging, I hardly need magazines any more. Love it!

  18. April 18, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    Those are compelling reasons…so beautiful! I'm going here now!

  19. April 18, 2012 / 5:34 pm

    Oohhh… This blog looks beautiful! I am off to check it out! There are so many blogs I love! I am so glad I got into it. Before blogging, I also watched a ton og HGTV!! Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment on my blog yesterday! 🙂 So lucky to have supportive blog friends!

  20. April 18, 2012 / 9:35 pm

    i love rebeccas blog too :))

  21. April 18, 2012 / 9:57 pm

    This is calling me
    as I attempt to live
    more lightly and
    purposely and, yes,
    cleaned out a shelf
    today. Slow and steady,
    that's me. I need me
    some in-spie-rae-shun!
    Thanks for providing it,

    xo Suzanne

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