Serene Ethereal Chic Interiors to Inspire + Paint Color Suggestions

I injured my finger this afternoon while snipping hydrangea branches (nearly passed out from the blood and pain!) so typing is not the easiest. We will let the visual inspiration for Serene Ethereal Chic do the talking for the most part I guess! The good news is I have some gorgeous pink hydrangea blooms inside lifting my spirits. Hope your weekend was lovelier.

Farrow and Ball French Gray painted walls and kitchen cabinets in a classic traditional luxurious kitchen designed by Jessica Helverson Interiors.
Jessica Helgerson Interior DesignFarrow & Ball French Gray paint color (FIND IT HERE) in kitchen

Oh this amazing kitchen in a Brooklyn home!!! Can’t stop studying its thoughtful design!

Serene Ethereal Chic Interiors

Serene is something I’m ever pursuing, and keeping things spare always helps.

Serene breakfast nook with window seat, Belgian linen slope arm chairs, and round dining table - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio – Serene Ethereal Chic Photo Gallery of Interiors to Consider

Closets are perhaps the loftiest challenge when you’re after a soft, unfussy, airy look. And yet it is possible!

Gorgeous fantasy closet with builtins painted light blue and designed by Ann Wolf, architecture by Reagan Andre.
Reagan Andre Architecture/Ann Wolf Interior Decoration

Isn’t that light blue dreamy? Looks like Benjamin Moore Glass Slipper.

Beautiful grey painted custom millwork in the home office of a Toronto home - design by Collective Studio. #homeoffice #builtins #interiordesign #millwork #serenedesign
HGTV Canada/Collective Studio

Home offices can be serene too. The light grey is oh so soothing. Try BM Stonington Gray for a similar effect.

Beautiful serene bedroom with arched nook and creamy plaster - an airbnb in Biarritz - @oursroux.
In an airbnb in Biarritz @oursroux…hello lovely indeed.

Wouldn’t it be fun to incorporate an arched alcove for a bedroom like the one above? All that plaster is serene indeed, and if you’re looking for a color to emulate the look, peek at Farrow & Ball Strong White.

Beautiful serene staircase with architecture by Reagan Andre.
Reagan Andre Architecture/Marie Flanigan Interiors

A simple branch in an organic style vase speaks serenity in a stairway and seems to float on the acrylic stand. For that bright pure white, take a peek at Farrow & Ball All White.

Modern French & Modern Swedish Nooks & Neutrals

I find Belgian linen so versatile and calming…especially when paired with greys and a little gold. The wallpaper is called white trees, and I loved it so much in our former home, I used it in our new one – buy it HERE.

Lovely grisaille mural wallpaper from Photowall with grey trees on a white ground. I created a DIY accent wall in a guest bedroom, and the mood is timeless, serene and tranquil - Hello Lovely Studio. #wallpaper #mural #interiordesign #hellolovelystudio #grisaille #treewallpaper
Hello Lovely Studio

Will white + black + natural tones ever feel outdated? So timeless!

Betsy Brown designed neutral minimal modern European influenced living room with linen sofa, large potted tree, and olive velvet cushion.
@betsybrowninc…in case you adore a green accent.

Athena Calderone can do no wrong, and her bath is pure magic.

Sometimes a floral arrangement can be serene and ethereal as this arrangement of lunaria proves.

The Swedes know their way around chic serenity!

Beautiful Stockholm cityscape in winter by @maloucentaur.
@maloucentaur…in case you love traveling by way of a lovely photograph.

Beautiful Interiors to Tour in London

Wait til you see this gorgeous townhouse tour!

In the London home tour above, I loved the space the owner carved out for her office under the stairs. Here’s another example, and a bright white for a similar look is SW Extra White:

Betsy Brown designed staircase and desk workspace beneath.
@betsybrowninc/photo: Nicole Franzen

Leanne Ford is the serene queen when it comes to kitchens. The designs are always simple, chic, and minimal yet unexpected. Leanne loves Behr Ultra Pure White, and her current obsession is Behr Crisp Linen.

Leanne Ford Designed white serene kitchen with area rug and oversized pendant over sink.
Leanne Ford/Photo: Erin Ash Kelly

Old World style and serenity can sometimes be thoughtfully merged.

Modern French farmhouse living room by Eleanor Cummings with Swedish antiques and white painted beams - Milieu. #livingroom #modernfrench #frenchfarmhouse #europeancountry #texasfarmhouse
Modern farmhouse in Round Top by Kirby Mears and Eleanor Cummings.

Pretty Design Resources

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Blomstermåla Leaf Trellis wallpaper - Galerie Wallcoverings. #frenchnordic #wallpaper #trellis
Blomstermåla Leaf Trellis Wallpaper, Galerie Wallcoverings
Blomstermåla Leaf Trellis 33' L x 20.87" W Wallpaper Roll
Leaf Trellis Wallpaper, Galerie Wallcoverings

Were you aware that checkered patterns and ginghams are having a moment that is stretching long?

Light and airy Swedish style home office. #homeoffice #interiordesign #swedishstyle #oldworldstyle #serenedecor
Photo: Luke Smith
Light blue Swedish check fabric (color is Skylight) from The House of Scalamandre. #swedishfabric #gingham #checkeredfabric
The House of Scalamandre

My mama has this fabric on her Swedish dining chairs, and it just never gets boring to us.

Light blue Swedish check fabric (color is Skylight) from The House of Scalamandre. #swedishfabric #gingham #checkeredfabric
Fabric: Swedish Linen Check Fabric, The House of Scalamandre

Swedish Accent Chest

It is difficult to not crush on scalloped cuties like this…and the hardware!

I showed you my pretty Amber Lewis x Loloi rug next to my bed for fall, and this herringbone pattern could be sweet in any number of spaces:

What sort of lamp gets your heart racing? Slightly fancy formal?

Or unfussy and sculptural?

For a Queen’s Boudoir!

My friend Coleen will create a future heirloom for you:

Paris Photo Pillow French Marriage Document Dated 1874 For Sale
Paris Photo Pillow, Swede Collection
2010s French Gray Secretary Desk For Sale - Image 5 of 5
French Gray Secretary Desk, Swede Collection

Gold With Pale French & Swedish Palettes

A design trend we’re seeing everywhere in kitchens is larger pendant lighting instead of lots of itty bitty shades hanging over monstrous islands.

I have always wanted one of these beauties:

Wouldn’t it be gorgeous over this?

Gustavian Drawer Double Dresser
Gustavian Drawer Double Dresser, Modern History Home

Elegant & Timeless Console Tables

Gustavian Console Table
Gustavian Console Table, Modern History Home

Need an idea for a modern fine art print to bring a little Stockholm chic to your space? Here’s one I own:

Did you hear that the animals from Patina Farm made it safely to their new home in Patina Meadow? So exciting to watch the Giannettis reimagine a new adventure after following every step of the way when they created this serene dream:

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
Velvet and Linen/Giannetti Home

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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4 Comments

  1. Jeannie
    October 3, 2022 / 6:48 am

    Lovely indeed! I pray your finger is healing while you enjoy your cuttings. No pun intended. Love your blog. It is my absolute favorite.

    • Michele
      Author
      October 3, 2022 / 2:54 pm

      Hahahaha – I am not usually so squeamish about blood – every couple of years I have to head to ER for stitches since I do so much chopping with a chef’s knife. But gardening now? This one required an emergency Xanax!

  2. Deb Wostmann
    October 3, 2022 / 8:43 am

    Ouch, hope your finger heals quickly. Hopefully, those hydrangea keep your spirits up. They would mine. Happy Monday.

    • Michele
      Author
      October 3, 2022 / 2:50 pm

      Thanks so much. Still can’t believe I snipped my pinky finger as if it were a twig! Almost passed out, but was able to get husband on phone to help. Arranging the hydrangeas inside makes me very happy as I heal.

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Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
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Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
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Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
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