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Hope you find something lovely to inspire and PIN (are you following my boards?) in this mix of interior design goodness from Say Hello Lovely to Popular Stories You May Have Missed.

Patina Living photo of Steve Giannetti with Sophie on built-in window seat bench at Patina Farm. Photo by Victoria Pearson. #patinafarm #stevegiannetti #windowseat #europeancountry #interiordesign #modernfarmhouse
Steve Giannetti, author of PATINA STYLE, PATINA FARM, and PATINA HOMES – photo by Victoria Pearson for PATINA LIVING
Patina Homes by Brooke Giannetti and Steve Giannetti (Gibbs Smith, 2021) book cover. #interiordesign #brookegiannetti #frenchfarmhouse
Patina Homes (Gibbs Smith, 2021)

Popular Stories on Hello Lovely You May Have Missed!

So much gets shared on this inspiration blog, and if you blink, you could miss a treasure trove of beautiful design goodness!

Luxuriously sumptuous modern French bedroom with velvet and linen pillows and ring chandelier by Christopher Boots. #modernfrench #bedrooms
Read about MODERN FRENCH style HERE – MILIEU (Interior Design: Jill Egan, Architecture: Kirby Mears, Produced by: Shannon Bowers, Photography: Laura Resen, Written by: David Massello)

And if you have been away from social media and internet browsing, you may have even missed the memo that we moved! Yep – see this to see the new place we bought in the fall. The only before/after I have shared thus far is my closet:

There will be plenty more stories about the new house, but we have been deep in the hard work of renovating so it is impossible to do it properly AND create posts which involve styling/photographing/calm and are so time consuming. We are in the middle of our kitchen renovation, and if you are not a DIYer, all I can say is GOOD FOR YOU, SMARTYPANTS! Because this is not fun at all. đŸ™‚

atticus poetry quote about love, life, and being alive and enough - on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #atticuspoetry #atticusquote #lovequote #relationshipquote

Not sure I’ll ever have the opportunity or budget to stay at this place, but I would love to tour it or eat at one the restaurants. Step inside an amazing hotel in Hampshire, England called Heckfield Place:

Moon Bar at Heckfield Place is painted in midnight blue and features a disco ball and mirrored bar. #bars #englishcountry

A very different kind of guest house in the South of France has imaginative, eclectic design:

Provence chateau exterior of a magnificent vacation rental in Avignon - Haven In. #frenchchateau #provencearchitecture #frenchcountry #southoffrance
Tour a breathtaking chateau HERE with eclectic interiors – photo: Haven In.

The older I grow, the more I think that if you spend your day with the determination to have a good time, you will undoubtedly change the world for good. đŸ™‚

Funny E. B. White quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #funnyquotes #humor #quotes #ebwhite

CoastalGrandmother everything trended all summer, and if you love the sets of Nancy Meyers movies like HOME AGAIN, consider this:

Calm vignettes like this inspiring one have enchanted my Pinterest followers:

French Nordic living room vignette with candles, pale colors, grain sack pillows, linen and serene style by Villa Jenal. #frenchnordic #livingroom #scandistyle
Ideas for getting French Nordic style HERE – photo: Villa Jenal

There’s just something irresistible about cozying on down with candles, a good book, and a mug of deliciousness on a rainy day, and I think that shot with the bleached eucalyptus captures the quietness.

Annie Dillard inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

See what timeless kitchen inspiration has me inspired in THIS:

Beautiful timeless natural kitchen by Ashley Montgomery Design. #timelesskitchens

There are plenty of days I live in pajamas (thanks to a work from home job and chronic illness) so calm and cozy finds are always on my radar.

It won’t be long until I begin turning my attention toward our bathroom which will be gutted. I love the timelessness of something like this:

Old world style shower in a bathroom in a French chateau - Haven In. #stoneshower #bathroomdesign #oldworldstyle
see more of Château Mireille – photo: Haven In

The ups and downs of modern life can make us all prone to cynicism, despair, and hopelessness. And when I get down, it always feels as though I am locked out of gratitude. Just seeing all of the inspirational messages (Count Your Blessings!) can make things worse since I am temporarily numb.

So this is helpful:

Inspirational Ann Voskamp faith quote relevant for Christmas on Hello Lovely Studio. #annvoskamp #faithquotes #christmasquotes #christianity #gratitudequotes #thanksgiving

Get inspired for the holidays with this French Christmasy romp:

French Christmas dining table with candlelight, rustic stone walls, and traditional furniture - Le Moulin Bregeon. #frenchchristmas #frenchcountrydiningroom #holidaytables

Most of my prayer these days is silent surrender or simply:

Anne Lamott inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #annelamott #inspirationalquotes

It’s not that I don’t recognize the beauty and power of specific, detailed prayers that are conversations with the divine. It’s just that so many times when strength is gone, when anxiety comes, there is a prayer beyond language where we can sense the spirit in us praying the words.

Limestone flooring, antique wood doors, groin vault ceilings, plaster walls, Swedish antiques and French farmhouse allure in Brooke Giannetti's Patina Farm home - Velvet & Linen. #patinafarm #frenchfarmhouse #limestonefloors
Inspiration for French country interiors including favorites from Velvet and Linen/Giannetti Home

Ideas about transformation and spiritual formation are never far from my thoughts. There are moments when I think “good gracious, people do NOT change…they just don’t.” I mean those defense mechanisms we create in childhood endure.

Faith, spirituality and inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #inspirationalquotes #spirituality #christianity #faithquotes #rumi

Neural pathways become these well trodden roads we travel. Yet there are moments I recognize personal growth in myself as a complex spiral-like mystery that refuses to take a linear form.

La Bastide de Marie - lovely and timeless French farmhouse in Provence. #frenchfarmhouse #frenchbastide
La Bastide de Marie – see more Provencal inspiration HERE

I think of the times I have changed my mind about important matters as my consciousness evolves. I remember how trials have shaped me and made me braver.

Inspirational quote by C. S. Lewis about courage on Hello Lovely Studio.

And I realize how all of us are fighting these battles whether we acknowledge them or not.

Repose Gray (Sherwin Williams) light grey cottage exterior and Dorian Gray door - Bell Sheep Studio. #reposegray #doriangray #greypaintcolors
Find ideas for grey paint colors – design: Bell Sheep Studio – Front door paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Dorian Gray – Siding paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Repose Gray.

And this fills me with compassion. For you. And for me.

Brené Brown inspirational quote about kindness, imperfection, vulnerability, authenticity, and self-care. #personalgrowth #brenebrownquotes #vulnerability #selfcarequotes

We’re living through times where everywhere you turn, there’s reinforcement to stick with those who are just like you, to isolate from those who are not.

Rustic outdoor fall tablescape with long farm table, candlelight, and sheepskin over benches - Williams Sonoma. #falltablescape #farmhousefall #outdoorentertaining
Fall tablescape ideas including this one via Williams Sonoma

And I’m not sure where I would be today if I lived in such isolation. If I did not know the stories of folks far different from myself.

Beautiful and inspiring quote about kindness on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #kindnessquote #quotes

Their stories have changed me, deepened me, softened me, perplexed me, challenged me, and stretched me to see in fresh ways.

White kitchen with brass hardware, marble counters, herringbone hardwoods - design by the Fox Group. #whitekitchens #herringbonefloor #modernfarmhouse
Timeless white kitchen ideas like this one from The Fox Group

And seeing in a pure way is still what I long to do.

Inspirational quote about nature's beauty and wisdom by John Muir on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #quotes #johnmuir #naturequotes

I keep getting it wrong, and this keeps me quite humble.

Thanks so much for reading me with tenderness.

Need a relaxing blue paint color idea?

Benjamin Moore Smoke paint color on a lovely light blue bathroom vanity cabinet - Jennifer Beaudry Design. #benjaminmooresmoke #bluepaintcolors #calmpaintcolors
Paint color: Benjamin Moore SMOKE @jenniferbeaudrydesign
Try the most relaxing paint colors - shared on Hello Lovely Studio. #calmpaintcolors #benjaminmoorepaintcolors #bestsellingpaintcolors

Step inside this Parisian style mansion HERE!

Parisian style mansion in Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco.

Find more wise quotes from Brene Brown’s new book in THIS.

Atlas of the Heart Brené Brown quote about empathy, courage, boundaries and emotion on Hello Lovely Studio. #brenebrownquotes

So many gorgeous country French kitchens shared! See THESE pins for more inspo!

Alabaster (Sherwin Williams) paint color in a French country bedroom by Brit Jones on Hello Lovely Studio. #alabaster #sherwinwilliamsalabaster #paintcolors

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
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
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
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
Tray Side 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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2 Comments

  1. Amy
    August 18, 2022 / 11:03 am

    Rich thoughts from the heart & from living life! Thanks! Your posts are always so warm, encouraging, uplifting, & thought provoking! The interiors you highlight of your own & others reflect that same spirit!

    • Michele
      Author
      August 18, 2022 / 2:48 pm

      Love having you here, friend. Hope you are having a relaxing week and feeling as restful as these Patina Farm interiors! đŸ™‚

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
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
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
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
Tray Side 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