My Home: Decor Ideas & Secrets From Around the House

My favorite part of my job at the moment has little to do with writing or researching decor inspiration to share. What I especially enjoy is hearing from readers, fielding questions in my inbox (about resources, paint colors, and decor to get a Euro-inspired lightened-up look), and helping others design their spaces. I am often asked about my own house, and even though I’d rather share gorgeous design work from more blog-worthy interiors, Decor Ideas & Secrets From Around My Humble Home addresses commonly asked questions.

Rustic oak Belgian antique cupboard in European country styled living room by Hello Lovely Studio
Decor Ideas & Secrets…in case you’re ready for the scoop.

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

Decor Ideas & Secrets From Around My Humble Home

What kind of wood flooring is it?

Our floors are 5″ white oak planks (a medium amount of character) with no stain, finished on site with just a matte sealer.

As soon as you step inside, you'll notice the European country influences and my love for white French country decorating! Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look.

Where did you buy your dining chairs and tables?

The white farm table and bench in the breakfast area are custom made from reclaimed antique barn wood. The metal chairs are HERE.

Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Design and photo: Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #minuet #whitequartz #benjaminmoorewhite
Flower market sign: Urban Farmgirl – decor ideas & secrets…hello lovely indeed.

Our round planked top dining room table is a cast-off from my sister. The Belgian linen slipcovered dining chairs (Belgian slope arm chairs) and oval backed Louis style chairs are all from RH.

Neutral Thanksgiving 2019 - Hello Lovely Studio.
Flatware:  MIRO; Linen Blend Napkins (Magnolia): HERE; Plates: Similar HERE.

These round dining tables are very similar:

Where did you find the shelving unit?

The industrial etagere in the dining room is from RH, made from reclaimed wood and iron.

Neutral Thanksgiving 2019 - Hello Lovely Studio.
The galvanized tubs serve as storage and can be brought into service for casual entertaining: FIND HERE, and the Christmas bells were from Urban Farmgirl.

The lantern pendant is actually an exterior lantern from Home Depot.

Neutral Thanksgiving 2019 - Hello Lovely Studio.
Decor Ideas & Secrets…hello lovely indeed.

Your favorite cleaning supplies?

I like the Meyer Lemon Essential Oils Collection and have used these products for decades.

Minuet Viatera quartz countertop in our classic white kitchen with Shaker cabinets and stainless appliances. #hellolovelystudio #whitequartz #countertops #kitchendesign #minuet #viateraquartz #lgviatera

What is the kitchen backsplash material?

It is polished venatino marble mosaic tile RIGHT HERE from Allen + Roth at Lowe’s.

Minuet Viatera quartz countertop in our classic white kitchen with Shaker cabinets and stainless appliances. #hellolovelystudio #whitequartz #countertops #kitchendesign #minuet #viateraquartz #lgviatera

My antiqued salt and pepper shakers are a favorite!

What are the details of your serene bedroom?

The master bedroom has a statement wall with reclaimed white painted pine (a peel and stick product called Stikwood “Hamptons” RIGHT HERE, cottage style furniture I hand-glazed with a wash of BENJAMIN MOORE Revere Pewter, pillows are vintage RH, Parisian Iron Gate lamps (RH) and custom white oak hardwood flooring. Find candlesticks RIGHT HERE. 

My serene Nordic French style bedroom with Benjamin Moore White walls and Stikwood accent wall. Hello Lovely Studio.

I placed two marble-topped 30″ vanities in the bathroom. Find a selection of globe pendant lights HERE.

My house with interiors painted Benjamin Moore white - Hello Lovely Studio.

Find clawfoot tubs  RIGHT HERE.

Serene European inspired country bedroom. Master bedroom with stikwood wood plank wall and knotty alder door to bathroom in Hello Lovely Studio fixer upper

Secret #1: Even though I still flirt with the idea of selling this house, I’m tempted to hold on to it forever. Watching the seasons change in the woods here and enjoying the wildlife are hard to beat!

Come shop my home - Hello Lovely Studio. #getthelook #hellolovelystudio #europeancountry #modenrfrench
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Name of your French kitchen chandelier?

It’s vintage, the finish is antiqued silver or pewter, and I have had it for years so I don’t remember the name of it! I am including some options in the same spirit.

Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Design and photo: Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #minuet #whitequartz #benjaminmoorewhite

*We pause briefly for a giggle*

Hahahahahahaha.

Where do I find a similar bathroom console sink?

Ours is a DXV Oak Hill console sink, and you can find options HERE. The wallpaper is Thibaut “Lizette.”

Classic white bathroom with console sink, Venetian mirror, Thibaut wallpaper (Lizette), and simple decor - Hello Lovely Studio.

My Home!

White Slipcovered Sofa
French Country Wicker Trunk Storage
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
White Artichoke Lamp
Helmsley Bronze Door Hardware
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic French Confit Pot
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Knotty Alder Interior Door
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
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 Chairs (4)
Holborn Lantern Pendant
Rustic End Table
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Antiqued Sunburst Mirror
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Wicker Patio Chair
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing

Where can I buy your front door?

Pacific Entries 36 in. x 80 in. Rustic Arched 2-Panel V-Groove Stained Knotty Alder Wood Prehung Front Door
EXACT DOOR: Rustic Arched  Alder Exterior Door With Speakeasy: Find Here
Romantic, simple, French courtyard with pink accents for a tea party - Hello Lovely Studio.
Rockwell Bronze Handleset "San Jose"
HANDLESET: Find Rockwell Bronze Handleset HERE

Where can I find a similar rustic sideboard?

Ours is from Belgium, purchased from a local antique importer.

Rustic Decor: My Belgian Style Living Room. Interior Design: Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #belgianlinen #livingroom #interiordesign #europeancountry #rusticdecor #whiteoak #benjaminmoorewhite

This Point Sur option is a lovely one…

Concrete Lamps on Sideboard

Rustic Decor: My Belgian Style Living Room. Interior Design: Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #belgianlinen #livingroom #interiordesign #europeancountry #rusticdecor #whiteoak #benjaminmoorewhite
32" Concrete Base Table Lamp
Exact lamps: 32″ Concrete Base Table Lamp: FIND HERE
Rustic oak Belgian antique cupboard in European country styled living room by Hello Lovely Studio

Name of White Paint on Walls, Ceiling & Trim?

Benjamin Moore WHITE…it’s the pure white they use to mix other colors and has no undertones in it. You can get the same look with BEHR Ultra Pure White on the shelf.

Rustic Decor: My Belgian Style Living Room. Interior Design: Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #belgianlinen #livingroom #interiordesign #europeancountry #rusticdecor #whiteoak #benjaminmoorewhite

Do you like your Fireclay Kitchen Farm Sink?

I love it so much that I cannot imagine ever going back to stainless.

Shaker style white cabinets in simple serene kitchen with white oak floors and Viatera Minuet quartz countertops - Hello Lovely Studio.
30" x 18" Thick Wall Fireclay Single Bowl Farmhouse Kitchen Sink
Exact SINK: Signature Hardware’s Reinhard 30″ Fireclay Apron Front Farmhouse Sink: FIND HERE
Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Design and photo: Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #minuet #whitequartz #benjaminmoorewhite
Bridge Kitchen Faucet #bridgefaucet
EXACT KITCHEN FAUCET: Kohler Bridge Kitchen Faucet: FIND HERE

Kitchen Counter Stools

The Belgian linen upholstered stools are from RH, and the dark wood admittedly worked better in our former kitchen.

In our Lovely Tranquil Classic Kitchen is a mix of modern and vintage design elements. An industrial steel cart (painted Annie Sloan Paris Grey), Shaker cabinetry, marble subway tile backsplash, stainless pro appliances, fireclay farm sink, white oak hardwood flooring, and Viatera Minuet quartz on counters. #hellolovelystudio #whitekitchen #serenedecor #timelessdesign #modernfarmhouse #europeanfarmhouse #industrialcart #marblesubwaytile #whiteoak #viateraquartz #minuet #anniesloanparisgrey #steelcart
Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Design and photo: Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #minuet #whitequartz #benjaminmoorewhite

The lighter finish on these wood stools appeals to me more:

Bedard 24" Counter Height Stool
Counter Stool, Set of 2: FIND HERE.

Knotty Alder Interior Doors

Our knotty alder interior doors add so much character and warmth, and there are a few different places to shop for them including Wayfair here (and yep, that is my very own bedroom in the photo on Wayfair!) and Home Depot.

Nordic French white bedroom with light grey, linen, and white. Stikwood on wall, alder doors, cottage style furniture, and white oak flooring. #hellolovelystudio #bedroom #frenchcountry #nordicfrench #stikwood #serene #romantic #whitebedroom
Rockwell Bronze Helmsley Door Knob Set
EXACT HANDLESET: Rockwell Bronze Helmsley Egg Door Knob Set: FIND HERE
Nordic French white bedroom with light grey, linen, and white. Stikwood on wall, alder doors, cottage style furniture, and white oak flooring. #hellolovelystudio #bedroom #frenchcountry #nordicfrench #stikwood #serene #romantic #whitebedroom

Here’s the barn door in our lower level:

Knotty Alder Barn Door #alder #barndoor
EXACT BARN DOOR: Knotty Alder Sliding Barn Door Set: FIND HERE.

Secret No. 2: I love our alder doors so much that I don’t know how I am going to leave them behind when we move someday! They are so charming and give this home a much needed identity.

Linen Slipcovered Chair

Nordic French white bedroom with light grey, linen, and white. Stikwood on wall, alder doors, cottage style furniture, and white oak flooring. #hellolovelystudio #bedroom #frenchcountry #nordicfrench #stikwood #serene #romantic #whitebedroom

The Belgian linen chair and pillow are RH, and here is a similar set of 2 chairs:

Linen slipcovered side chairs.
Linen Chairs: FIND HERE.

On the bed are two Piu Belle coverlets…here are some possibilities:

Piu Belle Bedspread.
Piu Belle Bedspread: FIND HERE.
Overby Coverlet
Grey Waffle Knit Coverlet: FIND HERE.

Breakfast Nook Resources

Sometimes I I have my small round dining table in the kitchen, and other times I move in the big farm table. Belgian slope arm chairs are from RH, and I have included other options as well below.

Window seat with linen pillows in European country inspired serene kitchen. Come see more of my home in Hello Lovely House Tour in July. #hellolovelystudio #timeless #tranquil #interiordesign #europeancountry #europeanfarmhouse #simpledecor #serenedecor
Set of 2 similar Linen Dining Chairs: FIND HERE
Rustic Round Dining Table
Rustic Round Dining Table: FIND HERE
Bridgers 59" Floor Lamp
Bronze Floor Lamp Options: FIND HERE.

Do you still like your quartz countertop?

I sure do – read this to see why.

Quartz Countertop in Kitchen: Viatera - Minuet
EXACT Quartz Countertop in Kitchen: Viatera “Minuet”

Secret No. 3: I struggled with choosing a white quartz and can’t even tell you how many samples were brought home. What a blessing when my sister’s Minuet counters were installed making it possible to see a large expanse of the material! Sometimes it’s all about perfect timing!

Modern Stainless Vent Hood

Modern Stainless Range Hood
SIMILAR HOOD: Modern Stainless Range Hood: FIND HERE[

More Kitchen Resources

Min Frig Beverage Cooler
SIMILAR FRIG: Mini Frig Beverage Cooler: FIND HERE
Everyday Dishtowels
EXACT Cleaning Cloths: Everyday Dishtowels: FIND HERE –  These make great casual napkins.

More Dining Resources

Our serene white kitchen with windowseat has a tranquil breakfast area with small round wood table, Belgian linen slipcovered armchairs, and floor lamp. #hellolovelystudio #serenekitchen #windowseat #europeanfarmhouse
Hello Lovely Studio. Favorite Finds in Our Home!
Agda Classic Elegant Traditional Upholstered Dining Chair
Louis Style Dining Chairs: FIND HERE.
Belgian linen dining chairs and a farmhouse lantern above table. Come see more of my home in Hello Lovely House Tour in July. #hellolovelystudio #timeless #tranquil #interiordesign #europeancountry #europeanfarmhouse #simpledecor #serenedecor
Samarth Indoor 3-Light Lantern Pendant
Similar lantern: 3-Light Lantern Pendant

Secret No. 4: While we don’t eat in our dining room often, I use this space for reading and occasional blogging. A space traditionally called a ‘formal dining room’ can become just about anything you desire!

Resources for Bathrooms

Archer 20" x 31" Aluminum Wall Mount Medicine Cabinet with Mirrored Door
EXACT MIRROR: Kohler Archer Mirror/Medicine Cabinet: FIND HERE
Allen + Roth Kenross Bushed Nickel Sconce. #vanity #sconce #vanitylight #brushednickel #coastalstyle #vanitysconce
Allen + Roth Kenross Brushed Nickel Sconce: FIND HERE.
Marble Hex Mosaic Floor Tile
EXACT TILE: Marble Hex Mosaic Floor Tile: FIND HERE
Kohler Elliston Shower Set in Brushed Nickel
EXACT SHOWER FIXTURES: Kohler Elliston Shower Set in Brushed Nickel: FIND HERE

Master Suite

Stikwood Reclaimed Pine Wall Decor, Hamptons/White
In case you like our accent wall…STIKWOOD Hamptons – Reclaimed Pine Peel & Stick Planks for Wall: FIND HERE.
Knotty alder door in serene white bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio. #knotty #alder #door #eggknob
In case you’re in the market for a similar Side Table: Find it HERE!
White bathroom vanity. Hello Lovely Studio.
White bathroom. Hello Lovely Studio.
This slatted wood bench is from Ikea (Molger), and I painted it Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter. 3-leg teak stool: Homegoods; Candle (Diptyque Oyedo is a gorgeous citrus scent) is RIGHT HERE; rustic Accent Stools: FIND HERE.

This bench below is in a downstairs bath.

Bamboo Bathroom Bench.
Teak Bathroom Bench: FIND HERE.
Carrara marble top on vanity in white bathroom. Hello Lovely Studio.
Bathroom Faucet: Kohler Purist with Cross Handles (Chrome): FIND HERE.
32" Single Bathroom Vanity Set
THIS VANITY IS SIMILAR: 32″ Single Bathroom Vanity With Top: FIND HERE

Martha Stewart sconces selected for our master bath were sweetly affordable.

Martha Stewart Living Seal Harbor Sconce. #vanitysconce #bathroomsconce #marthastewart
Martha Stewart Living Seal Harbor Sconce: FIND HERE.
Picadilly 59" x 28.75" Soaking Bathtub
THIS TUB IS SIMILAR: Clawfoot Tub: FIND HERE
Victorian Wall Mount Clawfoot Tub Faucet
THIS TUB FILLER IS SIMILAR: Tub Filler: FIND HERE
Purist Shower Fixtures
Purist Shower Fixtures

EXACT PRODUCTS: Shower head (Purist): FIND HERE
Purist Rite-Temp Pressure-Balancing Shower Faucet Trim: FIND HERE

Purist Widespread Bathroom Sink Faucet with Low Cross Handles and Low Gooseneck Spout
EXACT PRODUCT: Kohler Purist Bathroom Faucet with Cross Handles (Chrome): FIND HERE

Secret No. 5: Don’t forget eBay for things like bathroom fixtures – lately it seems every product is out of stock, but you can luck out and find floor samples or nearly new examples (people remodel all the time!).

Our Shower Floor Tile

Calacatta Herringbone Marble Mosaic Tile in White
THIS IS NEARLY IDENTICAL: Marble Herringbone Mosaic Tile: FIND HERE

Patio Chairs

Rattan Patio Chair with Ivory Cushion
EXACT PRODUCT: Rattan Patio Chair With Ivory Cushion: FIND HERE
Rustic oak Belgian antique cupboard in European country styled living room by Hello Lovely Studio
Rustic Decor: My Belgian Style Living Room. Interior Design: Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #belgianlinen #livingroom #interiordesign #europeancountry #rusticdecor #whiteoak #benjaminmoorewhite

Turkish Hand Towel

Our beautiful new bathroom design with classic, elegant, spa-like style was created by us DIY style from an ugly, dark, basement space. #renovation #DIYhome #beforeandafter #consolesink

Secret No. 6: I’m looking for a small cottage to fix up as a future summer home and investment! So fun to watch for cuties on the market!

Peek at Sting’s exquisite Tuscan property!

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Country Wicker Trunk Storage
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
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22 Comments

  1. January 9, 2020 / 8:17 am

    Hi Michele,
    Your home is such a beautiful blend of classic, modern and farmhouse! You make it look easy, my friend! Have a great day ๐ŸŒž

    • Michele
      Author
      January 9, 2020 / 11:16 am

      Thank you, Holly. Keeping it simple is my favorite. Hugs to you, beautiful soul.

  2. Sandra Hinds
    January 9, 2020 / 8:44 am

    Love your house! Thanks for sharing!

    • Michele
      Author
      January 9, 2020 / 11:16 am

      Thanks so much for reading – it’s wonderful to have you here.

  3. Joanna
    January 9, 2020 / 8:09 pm

    You put so much of yourself into your beautiful home. How can you leave it? Iโ€™m thinking you might want a home with more of that French feel, non? Wherever you go, I hope you keep blogging.
    Blessings,
    ~Joanna

    • Michele
      Author
      January 10, 2020 / 12:43 am

      We’re happy with the house and aren’t sure if we’ll let it go or not – time will tell, but I’ll be blogging! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. January 15, 2020 / 7:31 pm

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next weekโ€™s party too!

    • Michele
      Author
      January 15, 2020 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you, Marilyn. See you then!

  5. January 16, 2020 / 5:42 pm

    Just gorgeous inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing at TFT. So happy to feature you at this week’s party. Have a beautiul weekend ahead!

    • Michele
      Author
      January 16, 2020 / 6:37 pm

      Thank you so much, Amber! I appreciate it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Rachelle
    January 31, 2020 / 7:43 am

    You nailed the Euro look!!!!
    It would be hard to move if it was my own home.

    • Michele
      Author
      January 31, 2020 / 9:03 pm

      Thank you, Rachelle! I’m always dreaming about the next project, and we moved all of the time as a kid, so I guess it is in my blood. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great to have you here!

  7. Stacy
    March 20, 2020 / 8:53 am

    Hey! We are painting the exterior of our 2400 sq ft home today (during the quarantine) and I want farm house French provincial. I need the perfect white-it needs to have cream undertones as I have a milk chocolate/tan roof. but I want to buy it from Home Depot or Loweโ€™s. Can you help with a color?

    • Michele
      Author
      March 20, 2020 / 1:36 pm

      Exciting! I would try Sherwin Williams Alabaster (Lowe’s or Home Depot can get the color from the computer and mix it). I think the natural sunlight will naturally give you the yellow cast you’re after so you don’t have to go too yellow with the choice of white. Let me know how it goes!

  8. Mimi
    January 27, 2021 / 7:35 am

    My heart skipped a beat when you shared your last secret because I was hoping it said, โ€œ Iโ€™m looking for a small cottage to fix up to write blog posts about & if you have one and are interested in my services, please contact me!โ€ Of course there is only one tiny caveat, I have no money to pay you! I do have lots of cool antique/vintage finds that may make the job easier though.

    • Michele
      Author
      January 27, 2021 / 10:13 pm

      Awwww – I would be happy to help you with your cottage. Email me and tell me more! If this job didn’t demand so much time or I had a staff – how fun would it be if I simply flew all over the planet with a little fairy wand, white paint, my noggin full of shemes, and we just decorated our hearts out!?!

      • Mimi
        January 28, 2021 / 5:38 am

        How sweet. Thank you. Your style is the best out there. I think the wand is key here. Iโ€™m going to email you soon. Mimi

        • Michele
          Author
          January 28, 2021 / 11:30 am

          Looking forward to it, Mimi. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Amy
    January 28, 2021 / 11:03 pm

    Beautiful, inviting, peaceful, tranquil…would love to share a cup of coffee or hot tea with you there! ๐Ÿ˜Š I agree…watching seasons change in the woods and enjoying wildlife are some pretty special perks to come with a home!! I would miss that so much after having and enjoying it on a daily basis.

    • Michele
      Author
      January 29, 2021 / 1:51 pm

      I would love that, Amy. I hate to complain about the cold weather and accumulation of snow since the season brings all sorts of beauty and balance and magic. The grey days can be dismal though, and when I go too long without Mr. Sun, my spirits sink. What I am seeking to do as I mature is allow each day to be what it is and not more. Sounds so simple but I make it difficult!!! I’m either trying to re-wind or fast-forward when all of the fruit is in “play.” xox

  10. Amy
    January 29, 2021 / 10:35 pm

    Grey days can do that to all of us…amazing how much sunny days just make us feel better! But I get what youโ€™re saying about being content no matter what! Have you every heard of Elizabeth Elliott? I remember her sharing once about contentment and the first thing she said was …โ€donโ€™t complain about anything, not even the weather!โ€ Ha! Lots of good truth in that simple statement!

    • Michele
      Author
      January 29, 2021 / 10:40 pm

      Bet I could benefit from reading her thoughts on contentment. This is definitely a season where it is easy to fall into despair – no shortage of bad news anywhere. I have heard of complaints being ‘love letters to the devil’ but that never seemed to keep my mouth from flappin! ๐Ÿ™‚

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Country Wicker Trunk Storage
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing