Rustic Stone Inspiration & Random

My husband has a secret dream to learn stone masonry, and I have a secret dream that my husband will learn stone masonry! 🙂 There is just nothing like this rugged construction material for adding rusticity, age, texture, heft, and richness to any number of interior and exterior projects. The images you’ll see here are from a brand new release from Rizzoli that may inspire you!

©Stone Houses: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes by Linda Leigh Paul, Rizzoli New York, 2018
©Stone Houses: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes by Linda Leigh Paul, Rizzoli New York, 2018

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Rustic Stone Inspiration

Gorgeous New Book!

Stone Houses: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes by Linda Leigh Paul, contains 25 projects around the globe which celebrate this design element. Inside this new title, you’ll find homes hailing from an island off the coast of Maine as well as in Switzerland, South Africa, Scotland, and Ireland.

©Stone Houses: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes by Linda Leigh Paul, Rizzoli New York, 2018
Courtesy of RizzoliUSA. ©Stone Houses: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes by Linda Leigh Paul, Rizzoli New York, 2018
©Stone Houses: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes by Linda Leigh Paul, Rizzoli New York, 2018
Image courtesty of RizzoliUSA. ©Stone Houses: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes by Linda Leigh Paul, Rizzoli New York, 2018
©Stone Houses: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes by Linda Leigh Paul, Rizzoli New York, 2018
Courtesty of RizzoliUSA. ©Stone Houses: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes by Linda Leigh Paul, Rizzoli New York, 2018
©Stone Houses: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes by Linda Leigh Paul, Rizzoli New York, 2018
Image courtesy of RizzoliUSA. ©Stone Houses: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes by Linda Leigh Paul, Rizzoli New York, 2018
©Stone Houses: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes by Linda Leigh Paul, Rizzoli New York, 2018
Courtesy of RizzoliUSA. ©Stone Houses: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes by Linda Leigh Paul, Rizzoli New York, 2018
©Stone Houses: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes by Linda Leigh Paul, Rizzoli New York, 2018
©Stone Houses: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes by Linda Leigh Paul, Rizzoli New York, 2018

Brene Brown Goodness

And now for the random. I watched an interview with Brene Brown the other day that resonated. It’s here, and if you take the time to watch it, it gets especially interesting when she discusses BRAVING. Even though this is a topic of hers from a couple of of years ago, I never looked closely at the acronym she uses to define and develop trust. So I’m including her infographic (below) as well. People need help in learning to have constructive conversations. Here’s a lovely place to begin.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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10 Comments

  1. Shelby Allen
    July 12, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    Lisa Dirkes, illustrator of “The Little Tern”, was my friend. She was a wonderfully talented and sensitive illustrator. A single mother of five beautiful children, she passed away several years ago from breast cancer. Her children carry on her legacy and her work can be found on her Facebook page.

    • michele
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 4:17 pm

      What a gifted artist she was – I learned of her work a decade ago via Rachel Ashwell, whom I know she worked with. Thanks for this update, and I will certainly seek out that FB page. 🙂

  2. Tracy
    July 12, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    Thanks Michelle for all the great hints and products. You are a blessing to your readers. I’m sorry your July has been hard for you and I pray for peace right back to you!

    Ps. I too hope your husband learns masonry. Could you incorporate it into your lovely existing home? I’ll bet you could. 😉

    • michele
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      Thank you so much for the encouragement. xox

  3. Teresa
    July 12, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    I am so happy that I found your blog. I look forward to reading your posts. You add so much to the lives of all your readers. Thank you for what you do.
    Brightest Blessings ALL-Ways!

    • michele
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      Blessings on you too. Thanks for reading.

  4. Kathy
    July 12, 2018 / 6:56 pm

    Love and prayers to you and your family, Michele. Thank you for always brightening my day. I love to check my messages and see something from Hello Lovely.

    • michele
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      Grateful for you and the prayers. Thanks so much for the kind words.

  5. July 13, 2018 / 7:52 am

    I’m going to look into The Little Tern to send as gifts! Thanks! I also love those terra cotta pots, they look old and French. Great ideas, have a happy Friday:) Better days are ahead.

    • michele
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 5:14 pm

      It is a powerful story of insight with the sweetest watercolor art. Thanks, friend. xox

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