Shortlisted for Blog Awards! & Quiet Fall Decor Now

Shortlisted for Blog Awards! & Quiet Fall Decor Now starts with a HIGH VOLUME WOOHOO! Thanks to you, Hello Lovely landed on the short list for BEST WRITTEN BLOG in the Amara Interior Blog Awards! So grateful and hope you will take a moment TO VOTE HERE. Instead of a bunch of fireworks, be soothed instead by a whisper-y love letter to designers, stylists, and poets inviting us to slow our pace. Why even bother? Since this head is ever in those autumnal clouds, I still believe a single image of beauty, viewed at precisely the right moment, has far reaching powers. An idea is sparked, a negative thought pattern shifts, endorphins are released, healing in the body or spirit begins…

…even at a minimum, we are aligning with art, architecture, and seasonal beauty. We can travel virtually when it is not safe beyond. (Above: Oh, Loi have mercy, your fall vibing is the bees knees!)

Quiet Fall Decor

But First…About That Nomination

Michele of Hello Lovely Studio reclining on Nollapelli sheets in a white linen robe from Serena & Lily. #nollapellisheets #hellolovely #whitelinen #whitebedrooms
I highly recommend selfies in natural light, reclining on these sheets in this robe.

I’m smilin’ since HELLO LOVELY made Amara’s Interior Blog Awards shortlist again for a category close to my heart.

Please vote! Hello Lovely is on the shortlist for Best Written Blog for the AMARA Interior Blog Awards 2021! #blogawards

If you have a moment to cast a vote for Best Written Blog, it would be swell to get closer to a win RIGHT HERE!

Michele of Hello Lovely at the AMARA Interior Blog Awards in Marylebone, London. #iba2018 #amarablogawards #blogawards
Sisters Jo and Michele at the AMARA Interior Blog Awards 2018

The last time the blog was on the ballot (in 2018), I was recovering from GB surgery. That didn’t stop me from jetting to London (3 weeks post-op!) for the beautiful awards ceremony. Another Chicagoan won that year, but it was impossible to feel like anything but royalty traipsing around that beautiful city with my beloved husband and closest friends!

Hello Lovely's sweet girls bedroom with floral quilt, farmhouse stool as table and rustic alder door.
Sweet little bedroom for my nieces in our home – I’ll show you more of the room soon.

Are You Decorating for Fall?

I am actually on my game this year…what has gotten into me? I mean, little fall touches in the bedrooms and candles everywhere. The porch isn’t done, but this is a stellar start when you’re a lazy decorator:

Pumpkins, mums in vintage galvanized buckets, and ferns on my fall front porch. Front door is rustic alder - Hello Lovely. #fallporch

Right? Since the photo, I added more pumpkins and pinecones, and I need a new doormat.

Maybe this one:

Hey There Pumpkin Door mat
Hey There Pumpkin Doormat, OliveCreativecompany on Etsy

or this?

Pretty Understated Fall Moments

Fall color is so fleeting which makes it all the more magical. Let’s all make an effort to get out there this year and snap photos of cute homes with colorful leaves (if you live in a place with seasons!).

Celia’s soft side of autumn (below) is a perfect example of a poetic and soulful vignette which shines rather than shows off…so inspiring.

Tone on tone ethereal magic in this fall vignette by After Orange County. #fallvignette #whitepumpkins #frenchcountry #autumndecor
After Orange County…learn to make these gorgeous cloth pumpkins from Celia!

I hope this assemblage of beauty will inspire you to seek out a new artful creator on IG or Pinterest since there is certainly always someone new to discover.

Ooooh, this looks so delish…

Still life beauty from plum jam makings - Volang - Lovely Life Sweden. #stilllife #plumjam #autumninspiration #slowliving
Lovely Life Sweden – Quiet Fall Decor Inspiration as well as Euro Inspired Beauty

With so much glorious simplicity and rustic elegance, who can resist the warmth of a bonfire or the promise of a quiet day of delicious aromas wafting from the kitchen where apples and cinnamon are baking?

Quiet European Country Whites & Neutrals

You may notice these collected moments do not hail exclusively from Europe; nor do they all employ the usual suspects of pumpkins and fallen leaves.

Serene elegant sophisticated white French kitchen with petite island and sconces flanking farm sink - The French Nest Co Interior Design. #whitekitchens #modernfrench
@thefrenchnestcointeriordesign

Instead, there’s a golden thread of timeless tranquility suggestive of European sensibilities running through them in this season of #cozyondown.

Rustic grey wood crate with white pumpkins for fall decor on a table - The French Nest Co. Interior Design. #frenchcountry #falldecor #whitepumpkins

For example, have you been watching The French Nest’s Jennifer feathering her Arizona-based nest? Oh my, lovely!

White French country bathroom with natural wood vanity and understated French country decor - The French Nest Co. #frenchcountry #interiordesign #whitebathroom #rusticelegance
The French Nest Co. Interior Design – Wallpaper: Sandberg; Vanity: Niche at the Grey House.

When this fairy’s blue eyes spied muted stucco and spice-hued climbing vines in a French village, her whole being suddenly began to rest…

Quiet chalky hues in fall within a charming French village - Maple and Macaron. #frenchcountry #fall #village
Maple and Macaron – Quiet Fall Decor Inspiration as well as Euro Inspired Beauty

…then this Taste of France further calmed her membranes:

Soothing muted tones of the stucco buildings in Montpellier - Taste of France. #france #montpellier #architecture
Taste of France…certainly a whimsical moment indeed.
Apple cake flatlay in beautiful warm autumn tones - Victoria Holmgren for Lovely Life Sweden. #autumnflatlay #applecake #slowliving
Viktoria HolmgrenLovely Life Sweden

Fall Quiet Beauty, France & Nat King Cole

Warm Autumnal Color Palette

I could never tire of the baby boos.

White pumpkins and Diptyque Figuier candle in my fall bedroom - Hello Lovely.
Hello Lovely

And you just can’t go wrong with them on a mantel:

This year I’m feelin’ that dusty rose as a fall accent…

A charming French country dining vignette in a wine cellar with design by EurotrashAnnie. #winecellar #frenchcountry #louischair #interiordesign
Eurotrash – Euro Inspired Autumn Decor Inspiration as well as Quiet Fall Moments.
Inspirational quote about pumpkins for fall and autumn by Thoreau on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #inspirationalquote #thoreau #pumpkin

Jewel Tones & Elegant Vibrancy

How do you like your fall pumpkins anyway?

(a.) In a cake? (b.) luscious pie? (c.) savory soup*?

*Seen this new yummy book by Drew Smith, SOUPOLOGY (Rizzoli, 2020)?) You’ll learn to master six broths which can be turned into 60 soups! Is it too lofty a goal to make 60 soups this autumn? (There is something terribly wrong with the food obsessed me. 🙂 Hahaha.)

Soupology (Rizzoli, 2020)

Or

(d) as a receptacle for richly hued fall blooms with a sexy split pomegranate reclining naked on the side?

(It’s d all day for me thanks to French Garden House!!!)

Falling for Falling Leaves

Is this your idea of beautiful falling leaves?

or does this variety below sizzle yer bacon?

Charming and colorful autumn outdoor vintage country inspiration with wheelbarrow and blooms - The Cottage Journal. #falldecor #autumngarden #wheelbarrow #countrydecor #cottagestyle
The Cottage Journal – Euro Inspired Autumn Decor Inspiration as well as Quiet Fall Moments.
Inspiring quote of encouragement on Hello Lovely Studio about flowers from Theodore Roethke. #inspirational #quote #kindness #encouragement #Roethke

Fall Baking

Try this delicious fall recipe for Pear Apple Crumble from Hello Lovely Studio for your next dessert or autumn get together!

While our kitchen has a farm sink, crystal chandelier, and subway tile…decor inspiration from deVOL gets the mind revving and imagining an Aga or a forest-lovely rich shade for walls like this:

Is a quieter, more tender green your cup o’ tea?

One of Hello Lovely’s followers on FB (you should totes follow here…whimsy galore!) said she made a corn cob wreath like the one below and watched squirrels leaping to her front door to feast.

That sounds like fabulous fall entertainment!

Inspiring quote of encouragement on Hello Lovely Studio about growing. #inspirational #quote #kindness #encouragement #personalgrowth #motivational

Speaking of wildly beautiful messes…I’m always inspired by Kymberley’s gorgeous work with its rustic edgy organic goodness.

Deep richly colored rustic fall tablescape with gold flatware - Beautiful Mess Home. #placesetting #autumn #rusticdecor
Beautiful Mess Home – Euro Inspired Autumn Decor Inspiration as well as Quiet Fall Moments.

Outdoor Fall Dining

In spite of so many inspiring tablescapes, I have never orchestrated an outdoor fall party…it’s a romantic prospect though considering how easy Gwen Moss makes it look, oui?

Dramatic and moody fall tablescape with a book theme - Gwen Moss Blog. #tablescape #falltable #bookparty #entertaining
Gwen Moss Blog…certainly an enchanting book-themed tablescape for fall indeed.

Oh, fall trees, who can compete with your beauty!?!

This outdoor fall tablescape (Matilda soderstrom and Skillad Florals) is a romantic vision of rustic fall farmhouse fantasy in Sweden! Lovely Life Sweden blog. #autumn #tablescape #fallparty #rusticdecor
Photography: Matilda Soderstrom – Skillad Florals
Inspiring quote of encouragement on Hello Lovely Studio about smiling from Dolly Parton. #inspirational #quote #kindness #encouragement #dollyparton

What say ye about the green background of the quotes in this post? It’s Farrow & Ball’s Green Smoke (F&B samples can now be snapped up for 8 bucks!).

This color exploded on my radar the moment I glimpsed Charlotte’s freshened kitchen cabinets in her French farmhouse below:

French farmhouse kitchen with cabinets painted Farrow & Ball Smoke Green - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #kitchen #farrowandball #smokegreen
Vivi et Margot…Farrow & Ball Smoke Green painted kitchen cabinets by Neptune.

Can you EVEN get over the warmth of old reclaimed earthy pumpkin-hued weathered terracotta hex magic with the sophistication of the slightly mysterious green? See my story with glorious dark greens right HERE and sage green HERE.

If you have yet to discover French homewares at Vivi et Margot…your socks are about to be rocked, pumpkin.

Fall Decor Finds

If you follow Good Life of Design on FB, then you may have seen the happiest fall wreath on the planet gracing her front door.

Gracious host and talented interior designer, Kathy, shared her Williams-Sonoma find and encouraged us to get this look as well.

Charming fall decor on a front door with Farmers Market wreath - Good Life of Design. #frontdoor #falldecor #wreath #fallwreath
Good Life of Design…certainly breathtaking and dreamy indeed.

Can you even fathom how incredible this wreath looks on a yellow or lavender door!?!

Farmers' Market Herb Wreath
Farmer’s Market Herb Wreath…certainly a charming celebration of fall indeed.

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Pretty Autumn Things

Farmers' Market Herb Wreath
Williams-Sonoma Farmers Market Herb Wreath…certainly a vibrant expression for your front door indeed.
12 white pumpkins baby boo for fall
12 Faux White Pumpkins…certainly a staple in a French country fall home indeed.
14" square boxwood wreath
14″ Square Boxwood Wreath…certainly a classic wreath for all seasons indeed.
Velvet pumpkins
4 Plush Velvet Pumpkins…certainly a way to bring rich fall color to a tabletop indeed.

HELLO LOVELY LANDED ON THE SHORTLIST FOR THE INTERIOR BLOG AWARDS! Please cast a vote RIGHT HERE as I would be over the moon to win this category!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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17 Comments

  1. October 24, 2019 / 7:52 pm

    Michele, what an unexpected surprise to open your latest post and see my urn full of cloth pumpkins front and center! Thank you so much for featuring it among so much fall beauty. I went crazy pinning the images!! Always so enjoy your inspiring quotes as well.

    • Michele
      Author
      October 24, 2019 / 10:04 pm

      Celia – I am so inspired by your blog, creations, design talent, and curation of loveliness. Thank you for your support and friendship. 🙂

  2. Bebe Gambs
    October 4, 2020 / 9:09 am

    Michele, I think you are the one that loved Barn and Willow for curtains and roman shades.I cannot locate them on Etsy. How can I find them.
    Thanks, Bebe

  3. Joan Boyle
    October 4, 2020 / 8:07 pm

    Michele,
    Of the many blogs I read, I find yours to be the most beautiful, lovely, and stimulating. I’ve seen so many “fixer uppers” and DIY’s that I grow weary of them, and oftentimes just enjoy gazing at beautiful creations. Your photos provide that escape for me. I also appreciate the wonderful thoughts included, whether yours or quoted from someone else. They always seem to fill a need for reflection, humor, or inner peace. One of the readings today at Mass was Philippians 4:6-9. It so reminded me of you. You are lovely, indeed!

    • Michele
      Author
      October 6, 2020 / 2:38 pm

      What a blessing to receive from a friend on this balmy, heavenly autumn day – thank you for your uplifting words, for bring the Word, and for taking the time to add to the beauty here. I am reminded that Eden is right under my nose – oh that I would more often have eyes to see its paradise. xox

  4. Amy
    October 4, 2020 / 11:48 pm

    Such a feast for the eyes of colorful fall inspiration, humor (the corn loving Michael Jordan squirrels…ha!), & inspiring quotes! Enjoyed every morsel!

    • Michele
      Author
      October 6, 2020 / 2:36 pm

      Love having you here no matter what the blog topic is and so grateful for the time you take to spend in this pocket of the internet. xox

  5. October 6, 2020 / 4:30 am

    I love euro desserts and designs. Most European restaurants have a design like this.

  6. Marilyn Soto
    September 29, 2021 / 6:59 am

    Great cozy fall post to cozyondown with. You’ve Got my vote!

    • Michele
      Author
      September 29, 2021 / 9:13 am

      Thanks so much, friend. Enjoy the cozy and season’s wonder. xox

  7. Amy
    September 29, 2021 / 10:19 am

    Green Smoke would be such a lovely hue to paint the wooden chairs around our teak wood dining table (a little more unexpected than black) … it’s such the perfect soothing green. Love all the folks you highlighted & their creativity. I’m totally with you on having that outdoor festive meal amongst nature (pictures of these always inspire) though I’ve yet to pull it off…Maybe this fall… you’ve inspired me yet again!

    • Michele
      Author
      September 29, 2021 / 6:32 pm

      Yes! That green is so interesting and alive and mysterious. I fully intend to plan an outdoor dinner that serves as a backdrop for happy memories if I can help it! Thanks for visiting with your beautiful energy, Amy. Keep me posted on what you’re up to with house stuff as I love hearing about it.

  8. September 29, 2021 / 8:55 pm

    Michele, first, congratulations!!!!!! I am off to vote for your blog. This is your year by dear, I can feel it! As for the rest of this post, I have 8 tabs open and ready to explore.

    Happy Fall my friend, thank you for always sharing your love, light and beautiful spirit with the world. I am blessed to have followed you since the good old days of blogging.

    • Michele
      Author
      September 30, 2021 / 3:48 pm

      Thank you so much, Elizabeth. I am so fortunate to have known you for so long and followed your gorgeous lifestyle blog filled with recipes that are comforting and just my style. Can’t wait to journey with you in your new home and watch it blossom. Come visit me if you are in the area as it would be so fun to connect! xox

  9. Amy
    September 30, 2021 / 8:33 am

    You are so sweet to be interested. Landscaping is our next feat! As we speak our neighbor on the mtn is putting in an irrigation system and sodding the front yard area (really it’s the two areas on either side of our driveway). So I’ve been pouring over landscaping pictures of late & today will call another neighbor to get the name of the lady who helped her with their landscaping. As per usual, I don’t want the cookie cutter look…haha! But I do love hydrangeas & also different ornamental grasses like Pampas grass. And out back would like to use pea gravel coming out from under our deck in to the backyard for a courtyard type feel and possibly have a low stone wall separating that area from the rest of the backyard. What say you? Any ideas/advice? Any particular person/place to look online for great pictures/ideas?! You always seem to find the best sources for everything! 🤗I’m all ears!

    • Michele
      Author
      September 30, 2021 / 3:46 pm

      I’m not at all qualified to even discuss landscaping since I have so little experience. I designed our little courtyard to be as low to no maintenance as possible, and it’s the extent of my domain outdoors! It’s fun though because I can keep it tidy and so many creatures join me in it. I would suggest Pinterest – when you search the design style of your home you’ll find all sorts of unexpected helpful images and ideas. When you find a Pin you like, make sure to scroll a little underneath to see what Pinterest suggests as similar: this is what tends to be a treasure trove! Thanks so much for all of your support and friendship. xox

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