7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody

7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody is an ode to those who find their comfort and solace from all things home! Traveling, wandering, exploring, and adventuring beyond home is honorable, healthy, and fun. But when you let yourself off the hook for being more of a solitude butterfly than a social one because there’s no place like home…

Beautiful dark grey wicker chairs with linen pillows on patio by Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Hello Lovely Studio – Rattan Patio Chair With Ivory Cushion: FIND HERE…certainly rustically elegant indeed.

…you can perhaps live in a way that is satisfying for how you’re naturally wired.

Ingredients for fresh mint tea in my white kitchen - Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Hello Lovely Studio. 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody…personal reflections as well as a tour of my home.

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7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody

Serene white kitchen with #Belgianlinen armchairs and window seat by Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Hello Lovely Studio. 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody…personal reflections as well as a tour of my home.

Happy Homebody High No. 1: Pajamas

Could I have a future in over 50 pajama modeling? I can dig it and would be willing to work on my abs if you’re listening, J. Crew.

Michele of Hello Lovely Studio in white men's style pajamas.
Hello Lovely Studio…in case you have not seen the two thousand photos of me in pjs.
j.crew: vintage pajama set, right side, view zoomed
Vintage Pajama Set, J. Crew…certainly comfy indeed!
Rainbow pajamas. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Rainbow Pajama Separates, Macy’s…certainly retro indeed!
j.crew: vintage pajama set, right side, view zoomed - Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
White Vintage Pajama Set, J. Crew…certainly cozy indeed.
Twill Menswear Sleep Pants in Pink - Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Twill Menswear Sleep Pants, Abercrombie…certainly lovely indeed.

Homebody High No. 2: Simple Pleasures

Relaxing outdoors and bird watching…

French inspired pea gravel #Frenchcourtyard with lavender, bench, and stone wall by Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Hello Lovely’s French-inspired Pea Gravel Courtyard. 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody…personal reflections as well as a tour of my home.

Seeing the seasons change…

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Feeling warm and cozy when it’s cold outside…

Light dusting of snow on hill in front of rustic modern cottage - Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Hello Lovely Studio. 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody…personal reflections as well as a tour of my home.

And eating in, not out!

Gorgeous graze and cheese boards and charcuterie platters with wine for a party by Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…certainly delicious indeed.
My classic white kitchen with industrial steel cart, marble backsplash, and Shaker cabinets. Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Hello Lovely Studio. 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody…personal reflections as well as a tour of my home.
Tolix style stacking industrial farmhouse dining chair. #farmhousedecor #diningroom #diningchair
Stacking Industrial Farmhouse Chair, Amazon…certainly friendly priced indeed.

Happy Homebody High No. 3: No FOMO

Confession: often I feel more lonely in a large group of people than by myself at home. Maybe it’s just my age, ambivert-ism, and already living a full life, but I rarely experience FOMO.

Belgian style in my living room with French fireplace, arched windows, and white oak flooring. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody! #modernfarmhouse #Europeanfarmhouse
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…certainly cozy indeed.
Knotty alder front door with speakeasy at Hello Lovely Studio's DIY renovated cottage. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Hello Lovely Studio. 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody…personal reflections as well as a tour of my home.

Homebody High No. 4: Creative Junction

Home is where this homebody feels creative…it’s where my books, paints, and piano are after all.

My vintage piano I painted Benjamin Moore White Dove in my studio with a weathered shutter and bust of Diana on a pedestal - Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…certainly peaceful indeed.
White painted piano in my studio - Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Hello Lovely Studio. 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody…personal reflections as well as a tour of my home.
White decor in my studio/guest bedroom with French farmhouse style - Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
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Happy Homebody High No. 5: Strength & Energy Rejuvenation

I have family members who absolutely come alive in crowds and get energy from social engagements. However, I’m a homebody who re-energizes at home.

Belgian linen armchair and stone fireplace in renovated cottage by Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…certainly rustic indeed.
White oak flooring and #Belgianlinen furnishings in rustic elegant cottage with open floorplan - Hello Lovely. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
My great room – Hello Lovely Studio…certainly lofty indeed.
White modern farmhouse kitchen with white oak floor and marble subway tile - Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Hello Lovely Studio. 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody…personal reflections as well as a tour of my home.

Homebody High No. 6: Quiet reflection

What feeds my soul is a measure of solitude, stillness, and quiet – and these things feel more nurturing and natural at home than in the hustle-bustle of life beyond it.

Window seat with linen pillows in a soft, serene, romantic kitchen by Hello Lovely Studio. Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!
Hello Lovely Studio…certainly serene indeed.
Rustic Round Dining Table
Rustic Round Dining Table: FIND HERE…certainly lovely indeed.
Rustic Decor: My Belgian Style Living Room. Interior Design: Hello Lovely Studio.  Come explore 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody!#hellolovelystudio #belgianlinen #livingroom #interiordesign #europeancountry #rusticdecor #whiteoak #benjaminmoorewhite
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio. 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody…personal reflections as well as a tour of my home.
Dining room with round table and easy, simple, serene European country decor. Come see more of my home in Hello Lovely House Tour in July. #hellolovelystudio #timeless #tranquil #interiordesign #europeancountry #europeanfarmhouse #simpledecor #serenedecor
Hello Lovely Studio…certainly cozy indeed.
Linen slipcovered side chair
Similar Linen Slipcovered Chairs: HERE…certainly classic indeed.
Agda Classic Elegant Traditional Upholstered Dining Chair
Louis Style Dining Chairs: FIND HERE…certainly French inspired indeed.
Classic Indoor/Outdoor Pendant
Classic Indoor/Outdoor Pendant, Pottery Barn…certainly rustic indeed.
Bolton Indoor/Outdoor Lantern
Bolton Indoor/Outdoor Lantern, Pottery Barn…certainly lovely indeed.
Viatera Minuet quartz countertops and farm sink in white serene Shaker style kitchen by Hello Lovely Studio
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Happy Homebody High No. 7: Comfy Bed

Sipping tea or wine in a comfy bed is definitely hard to beat and classic homebody heaven.

My serene Nordic French style bedroom with Benjamin Moore White walls and Stikwood accent wall. Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely’s Rustic Romantic Bedroom with Stikwood and Knotty Alder Doors.
White Matelasse quilt - a beautiful addition to a romantic, serene, classic bedroom with French inspired style.
White Matelasse Quilt…certainly sumptuous indeed.
Faux Natural Fiber Indoor/Outdoor Pillow
Indoor/Outdoor Pillow, Pottery Barn…certainly rustic indeed.
Montauk Panel Bed
Rustic Wood Panel Bed: FIND HERE…certainly simple indeed.
My serene Nordic French style bedroom with Benjamin Moore White walls and Stikwood accent wall. Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio. 7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody…personal reflections as well as a tour of my home.

Shop my Home!

Swedish Wood Electric Candelabra
Evergreen Bucket
Courtney Lamp Base
Capri Blue Candle in Mercury Glass
Flameless Candles & Remote
Antiqued Brass Candlesticks
Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
Helmsley Bronze Door Hardware
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Gertrude Wood Bench
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Oak Laminate Flooring
Knotty Alder Interior Door
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
Rustic Wood Candleholders
French Linen Dining Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
Faux Bois Candleholders
Grainstripe Pillow
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
Belgian Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Magnus Table Lamp
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Round Woven Placemat Set
Antiqued Sunburst Mirror
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Wicker Patio Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool
Be patient with yourself...inspiring quote on Hello Lovely Studio
Your time to bloom is now.

Lots of Homebody Types are Introverts

Rustic alder wood door and #stikwood wall and romantic decor in cottage style bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio
Hello Lovely’s Rustic Romantic Bedroom with Stikwood and Knotty Alder Doors.
White Bathroom with vintage style and clawfoot tub by Hello Lovely Studio
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio
Rustic teak stool. #farmhousestyle #farmhousestool #rusticdecor
Teak Stool…certainly versatile indeed.
Give like the sun and the whole world grows tall - inspiring quote about giving
Mmmmmm…that’s a great thought.
Knotty alder door in serene white bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio
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Round metal accent table with accordion style legs and campaign style.
In case you’re in the market for a Similar Side Table: Find it HERE!

Shop my Home!

Swedish Wood Electric Candelabra
Evergreen Bucket
Courtney Lamp Base
Capri Blue Candle in Mercury Glass
Flameless Candles & Remote
Antiqued Brass Candlesticks
Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
Helmsley Bronze Door Hardware
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Gertrude Wood Bench
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Oak Laminate Flooring
Knotty Alder Interior Door
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
Rustic Wood Candleholders
French Linen Dining Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
Faux Bois Candleholders
Grainstripe Pillow
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
Belgian Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Magnus Table Lamp
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Round Woven Placemat Set
Antiqued Sunburst Mirror
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Wicker Patio Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Wishes From a Heartful Homebody

Since my heart is so often tender, I would love to let the wonder and wishes overflow a little bit right here.

I wish you:

the blessing of beautiful living in the shelter you call home,

sweetness, this very moment, to counter any bitterness within your being,

heartfulness to soften the beautiful edges of your soul,

loving kindness, lavishly overflowing from hidden wholeness within and…

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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10 Comments

  1. Teresea
    July 3, 2019 / 8:05 am

    Just wondering if you know why there are pop up ads on your feed that you can not cancel out of. They cover a portion of your pictures. Love your site, but these ads in the middle of your lovely pictures are so annoying. Is it just on my reception or do others have this issue

    • Michele
      Author
      July 3, 2019 / 10:58 am

      That’s awful if ads are covering up images, and what a pain in the butt. I’ll research this further. Thanks for putting up with the changing landscape – if I decide to get another job, I could go back to hobby blogging, but I’d have no time to blog. I suppose this is why folks prefer IG, where there are tons of ads but at least the images aren’t covered!

  2. Susan
    July 3, 2019 / 8:15 am

    I just found your site from a Pinterest link. A kindred spirit. I really admire the absolute beauty you surround yourself with and the kindness shining from your soul that comes through in your writing. I look around at my surroundings and, though I aspire to that French esthetic, mine looks very โ€plastic-yโ€. I will study what you have done and see how I can make changes. I am absolutely in love with your courtyard! Can I ask what product you used for flooring in your home?

    • Michele
      Author
      July 3, 2019 / 11:07 am

      So happy to have you here, Susan. I love hearing from new followers and helping – do feel free to email me if you ever want an opinion or suggestions. The hardwood is white oak finished on site by a true artisan, left natural (so no stain) and sealed with a matte poly. We have also used (gasp!) a wide plank laminate that looks like real white oak in two bedrooms where I wanted to swap out the carpet for something easy, cheap, and installed QUICKLY by us (and not a master artisan!)since guests were coming. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Kathleen Dike
    July 3, 2019 / 9:18 am

    As I have grown wiser(prefer wiser to older) I am much more content to be home. Do not need a lot of people around to make me happy. Life is a garden and a good book!

    • Michele
      Author
      July 3, 2019 / 11:10 am

      I recall listening to that introversion expert in the video I shared who mentioned that most of us tend to drift more toward the introverted end of the spectrum as we age. ‘Life is a garden and a good book’ makes great copy and sounds like an excellent title for your book…a memoir? ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Janelle
    July 3, 2019 / 9:18 am

    This is an especially touching post to this homebody as I sit on my back porch enjoying my tea, watching the birds and the flowers growing in my garden this morning. I always find peace and stillness in your words and images. Thank you, Michele

    • Michele
      Author
      July 3, 2019 / 11:16 am

      I’m so glad you can sense the peace and so grateful you took the time to bless me with these words. The birds here own the place! I don’t think I have written about it yet, but lately, when I sit quietly in the courtyard, the birds aren’t put off by my presence there and visit the mirror on the ground in the gravel leaning against the house. They don’t bump into it since I stenciled it with script – but they admire themselves and linger…

  5. July 3, 2019 / 9:58 am

    This post is so beautifully You Michele! Itโ€™s great to know who you are and how to rejuvenate your soul ๐Ÿ’—

    • Michele
      Author
      July 3, 2019 / 11:21 am

      Learning who I am seems to be an ongoing thing. It’s funny too. Not all homebodies are introverts. In my family of origin, we are all extreme homebodies, yet we fall all over the spectrum of introversion-extroversion!

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