Decor Inspiration: Serene, European Inspired, Simple Lovely Interiors

Neutral Decor Inspiration

How about a bunch of simple lovely moments,
many of which were found via one of my
all time favorite blogs: Decor De Provence?

Neutral Decor Inspiration

Blogger Desiree has the best eye and
collects inspiration from around the globe
as evidenced by these images.

Her own home and work were recently
 featured in Country Living magazine,
and I’m a big fan of them both.

Neutral Decor Inspiration

Neutral Decor Inspiration

Neutral Decor Inspiration

What makes it simple lovely for me?
A spirit of tranquil beauty that doesn’t show off.

Neutral Decor Inspiration

Neutral Decor Inspiration

Neutral Decor Inspiration

Neutral Decor Inspiration

Neutral Decor Inspiration

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Neutral Decor Inspiration

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Neutral Decor Inspiration

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Neutral Decor Inspiration

Neutral Decor Inspiration

Neutral Decor Inspiration

Neutral Decor Inspiration

Desiree’s own kitchen and office below

Neutral Decor Inspiration

Neutral Decor Inspiration
Neutral Decor Inspiration

Neutral Decor Inspiration

Neutral Decor Inspiration

Neutral Decor Inspiration

Neutral Decor Inspiration

On a personal note…

Things are bare around here…
I have donated/sold half of my things,
as it felt time to let go and begin
a new simple lovely chapter.

Of course there is a bittersweetness
to the process, but what a gift
when your true treasures
come into clearer
focus without
excessive
clutter.

I am exhausted and will be
moving into a temporary home
as we consider a new address.

I hope to adapt quickly and peacefully,
and I thank you dearly for all the encouragement.

Peace to you right where you are. 

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21 Comments

  1. April 22, 2015 / 9:53 am

    Beautiful and so charming….like a breath of fresh spring air, I totally get the appeal. How exciting for you to be starting a new chapter!! I am sure its bittersweet, moves always are…but I have a feeling its onto bigger and better things, change is good, keeps you young:) Best of luck in the days ahead as you forge a new path…….

    • May 2, 2015 / 4:02 am

      Merci, Tina. I hope to make the next space enchanting a la the enchanted home. 🙂

  2. April 22, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    Michele thank you for the beautifully selected photo essay. Change for us too with updates and remodeling. I've been donating lots and its been healing and freeing. Even in your temporary home you will fill it with beauty and grace because sweet woman that's who you are.
    xoxo,
    Vera

    • May 2, 2015 / 4:03 am

      Oh Vera, how kind you are, you lovely one!

  3. April 22, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    I'm all for simple, lovely moments are there are so many of them here today, Michele. I'm thinking about you and the change you are facing. Never easy, but to get to the wonderful things that life has in store for us next, necessary. It's pretty uncomfortable, though. Sending peace and calm your way – the best part is that you have so much beauty, you will certainly carry it with you wherever you are. XOXO

    • May 2, 2015 / 4:04 am

      Thanks, Jeanne. Hopefully the hardest part is over. Homeless we are!

  4. April 22, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    These are all so "it". Don't you just love that white tubular fireplace! I've been wondering how you are doing. Moving…. ehhhhh , so much work, and such a big transition. I hope you find your new home soon, it's hard to think of you in a temporary space.

    Cindy

    • May 2, 2015 / 4:06 am

      Ha! I will post pics soon so my friends don't fret too much. It is a limbo time for sure. Love to you, Cindy.

  5. April 22, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    Don't you just love Desiree's style? Always so soothing & calming. So similar to you. I so understand your downsizing, but as freeing as it is, it's always difficult to make these changes. As women we are tied to our "nest". May you find the perfect nest for your new home.

    • May 2, 2015 / 4:06 am

      Thank you, lovely lady.

  6. April 22, 2015 / 11:48 pm

    I like the way French style will juxtapose .. adds so much interest to any space. Desiree's certainly has an amazing eye for décor. That fireplace is amazing and I love the art work in the first photo. Beautiful photos! Hope you are enjoying your day Michele! xxL

    • May 2, 2015 / 4:07 am

      Thanks, Leslie. Des is a superstar!

    • May 2, 2015 / 4:08 am

      A www, I miss visiting you, Teresa. I hope to be done with the move stuff soon.

  7. April 28, 2015 / 12:34 am

    Simple and so soothing!! I'm a fan…..you know I am 🙂

    Enjoy this new chapter, and stay fabulous.

    Happy spring, Michele.

    xoxox
    L

    • May 2, 2015 / 4:09 am

      You wrote the book on simple lovely, loi. Or you could! Let's do it!

  8. April 29, 2015 / 12:47 pm

    Michele these images are so serene and sublime. I wish you all happiness in the next chapter and adventures ahead for you! Thank you for all you do to inspire us!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    Giveaway from The Enchanted Home!

  9. May 5, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    Wow, this house is so gorgeous and I can see why you love the blog. The white is so stunning with the details and decor. I want to have a house like this one day. hehe. Great post and I hope you get some rest because moving is so exhausting and definitely so stressful!

    xoDale

    xoDale

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