Decor Inspiration: Michael Del Piero {in Milieu}

If you subscribe to Milieu magazine, edited by
designer Pam Pierce, then you know this
fall’s issue is exceptionally lovely.
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I can’t believe it has been 3 years since this
lovely magazine Milieu launched.

Remember that unforgettable first issue!?!

This anniversary issue of Milieu features one of
my favorite hometown designers:

Michael Del Piero.

Design by Michael Del Piero

Isn’t this client’s collection of Chinese mortars glorious?

Hello Lovely has been keeping up with

Del Piero’s work for many years

and is crazy about her signature color

palette and way with Belgian minimal style.

Find more of the Chicago designer’s projects here.

One of my favorite rooms by Del Piero was

the garden room she did for the

Lake Forest Showhouse in 2015.

How genius is this giant living masterpiece hovering above the table in lieu of a chandelier?

How does she manage to make a space feel

otherworldly (and supernatural if you ask me)

while at the same time natural and intimate?

The abstract plaster work panels are like

nothing I have seen (ancient yet alien)

and inspire me

to try my own hand at something

equally paradoxical.

So sculptural, and it feels as though the table is
rooted and growing from the floor.

In Del Piero’s own home,
that soothing putty Paris grey
is so restful as a backdrop
for her incredible art collection
and travel finds.

That Fortuny drape covered table kills me!!!!

I’m just dying with the simplicity and peace here.

And one more Del Piero designed room from
the Hamptons Showhouse:

The artful chandelier makes me smile,

reminding me of a bad hair day which

somehow just works.

I hope you are well as summer turns to autumn.

After a few weeks in the desert, I am back home

and back to work getting organized in my studio.

I hope to be creating in there very soon

and will share what lovely may come.

The reveal for the fixer upper is bound to be close!

Peace to you right where you are.



  1. September 17, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    Stunning work!! Every room is beautifully edited and curated. I love the mix of nature and neutral. Happy weekend, my friend. xo

  2. September 18, 2016 / 5:00 am

    i so agree. thanks for stopping, friend. xox

  3. September 19, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    I love everything about this home!! What style and panache. I'm inspired to style my bookshelves with all of my Mom's handmade pottery now instead of books! Wish me luck:)

    • September 24, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      i think a good percentage of Milieu subscribers will be clearing out the books to make way for stoneware!! ha!

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