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I’m Michele, and Hello Lovely is my personal blog of INSPIRATION FOR INTERIORS…beautiful ideas to create timeless, tranquil, and lovely homes.
As an admirer of timeless and tranquil design and a fan of all things related to home, I’m passionate about sharing interior design inspiration and projects which expose and educate us about design, consider creative possibilities, and introduce us to designers. My aim is also to help you see the potential for peaceful and lovely interiors, both literal and figurative. Life is a bumpy ride, so let’s venture beyond the superficial and material to feed your soul and bring light to shadowy places.
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I have a master’s in counseling, and in another life, I was a professional counselor, tutor and freelance writer. More than 500 of my parenting and education pieces have appeared in 100+ print magazines. Now, I’m a real life renovator who shares my own home projects and our fixer upper adventures!
My handy husband and I live in a fixer upper with European Country interiors we’re transforming entirely ourselves DIY style with a sense of humor firmly in place! My better half is a dynamo who can build or fix ANYTHING. Our two sons are all grown up and still my world. I am one of those blogging-in-pajamas kinda bloggers (I’m trying to grow up. I am. Probably.)
Find me early in the morning or late at night devouring gorgeous design and blogging!
Our white, serene, minimal kitchen…see it here. My happy places? Faith and family. I often share personal reflections, sometimes about health (I have the BRCA+ genetic mutation a la Angelina Jolie and opted for a mastectomy and hysterectomy to lower my cancer risk) or spirituality. Sometimes the anti-cancer journey is manageable, and sometimes it’s a big ol’ mess. LOVE keeps making it all okay.
I love sharing sources for lovely decor finds, and it’s easy to support this one-woman-show-of-a-blog. I’m a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. USE THIS LINK to begin shopping for anything at all – not just products here! Order what you already intended to order, and it won’t cost you extra while Hello Lovely earns a few pennies. Merci!
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My fondness for European-inspired white interiors, timeless and tranquil beautiful home decor, and European country or French farmhouse everything is hard to miss. In my spare time, you’ll find me painting an abstract seascape, baking deliciousness (mostly G-free), or composing at the piano.
Whether you feel design-buzzed or peaceful-like as we go deeper into various interior design styles with home decor inspiration and decorating tips, my ultimate hope is you will feel supported and encouraged to create more peace at home. Stay in touch!
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Peace to you right where you are.
Significance of the ballerina slippers you’ll often glimpse on Hello Lovely? This photo is one of my favorites I snapped of a ballerina I styled. I collect dead pointe shoes and danced as a sugar plum fairy in 6th grade…ballet was NEVER my strong point (I have hips and am not flexible!). Yet for me, pointe shoes represent feminine strength and a fierce work ethic–qualities I admire.
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