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Hello Lovely Studio.

I’m Michele, and Hello Lovely is my personal blog of INSPIRATION FOR INTERIORS…beautiful ideas to create timeless, tranquil, and lovely homes.

European country inspired entry with rustic alder front door with speakeasy. Come see more of my home in Hello Lovely House Tour in July. #hellolovelystudio #timeless #tranquil #interiordesign #europeancountry #europeanfarmhouse #simpledecor #serenedecor
Welcome to my little blog, Hello Lovely! This courtyard was swallowed up in weeds when we bought the place…now it’s a European country inspired, blissful place for contemplation.

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 educate us about design, suggest creative possibilities, and introduce us to designers. My aim is to help you see the potential for peaceful and lovely interiors, both literal and figurative. Life is at times a bumpy ride, so we’ll venture beyond all the superficial to feed your soul and bring light to shadowy places.

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Living room decor with white oak flooring, white decor, Belgian style, and Belgian linen furniture in rustic elegant cottage with open floor plan. Design: Hello Lovely Studio. #belgianlinen #livingroomdecor #whiteoak #whitedecor #modernfarmhouse #minimal #hellolovelystudio
I do like airy and white! White oak flooring, Belgian linen upholstery, and BENJAMIN MOORE “White” paint on walls.

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!

Michele of Hello Lovely Studio.
Michele (I stenciled this wall with a gorgeous Fortuny pattern!)
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
The window seat is a favorite perch. Our dining room is off the kitchen, beyond vintage French doors I snagged for $38. Mama can shop!!

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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!

Sassy in favorite pajamas!
White kitchen with Shaker cabinetry, polished marble subway tile, farm sink, and quartz counters. Design: Hello Lovely Studio. #whitekitchen #kitchendecor #modernfarmhouse #farmsink
Need help choosing white quartz? See this story to help (and it’s NOT a sponsored post…just my honest experience.)

Above is 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.

French inspired courtyard with lavender, pea gravel, bench, and stone wall. Come see more of my home in Hello Lovely House Tour in July. #hellolovelystudio #timeless #tranquil #interiordesign #europeancountry #europeanfarmhouse #simpledecor #serenedecor
I am hopeless as a gardener so expanses of pea gravel are my friend. I actually enjoy organic weeding (no chemicals here) and drift into a meditative weed trance.

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Belgian style in my living room with French fireplace, arched windows, and white oak flooring. #modernfarmhouse #Europeanfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #europeancountry #livingroom #interiordesign #belgianlinen
Our living room has a very simple, serene, spare, rustic yet elegant European country feel. More frugality evidence here. That little side table with the lamp? Picked it up at a garage sale for a buck. Painted the top to resemble zinc. Boom.
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
About this cozy breakfast area…we thought this kitchen would work just fine for the two of us emptynesters. Then our adult sons moved home mid-renovation! But there are worst things than rubbing elbows with yer favorites. Similar chairs HERE. Similar dining table HERE.

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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.

White kitchen with serene, timeless, European inspired decor by Hello Lovely Studio.
My kitchen’s current look…it evolves!

Some favorites!

Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Weathered 4-Door French Cabinet – 71″
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
French Country Wing Chair
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
French Linen Upholstered Dining Chair
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Loveseat
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Galvanized Console Table
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 Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Oak Accent Stool
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered 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
French Country Wood Mirror
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Scrubbed Look Wood Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool
European country inspired serene bedroom with Stikwood Hamptons on wall. Come see more of my home in Hello Lovely House Tour in July. #hellolovelystudio #timeless #tranquil #interiordesign #europeancountry #europeanfarmhouse #simpledecor #serenedecor
I’m sure there are folks who didn’t believe me when I wrote about this project. But it’s true. We planked this killer wall in 3 hours. By far, the easiest DIY in the whole house. Read more about our master bedroom with rustic reclaimed wood wall: STIKWOOD Hamptons – Reclaimed Pine Peel & Stick Planks for Wall: FIND HERE.

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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Michele of Hello Lovely Studio.
Michele. These Belgian linen slipcovers from BEMZ transformed our Ikea Ektorp sofas…highly recommend!


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.

Ballet slippers, denim, and vintage bracelet. Styling and photo by Hello Lovely Studio.
Photo by Hello Lovely Studio.


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