Socially Driven: Exploring My CHICAGO

Michele of Hello Lovely Studio Today I’m partnering with Mercedes-Benz to share my version of Chicago. Find my #MBSociallyDriven story on IG right here. If you…

Personal Reflections: FRESH

Hello Lovely Studio It’s time for fresh. Fresh and new. Fresh sheets. Fresh flowers. Fresh secrets for you. Sheets: Judy Ross Textiles  “Brushstrokes” for Garnet…

Paris & Stockholm Prints {Lovely Finds from Minted}

As you know, we are: just about done with the Chicagoland fixer upper and in the process of making over an Arizona getaway. Our design direction…

My Ektorp Sofas Get a Luxurious Ikea Hack from BEMZ

BEMZ Belgian Linen Slipcover on Ikea Ektorp Sofa If you caught my post on Valentine’s Day, then you know I just returned from Arizona, where…

Valentines Day Recipes & Gift Idea for Valentine’s Day

1. Vanilla Cake for Two It is one-something in the wee hours of the morning, and my little tummy is growling as I consider these…

Choosing Cabinet Hardware & A Fixer Upper Update!

Soooo happy to be in the sunny desert loveliness of Arizona at the fixer upper once again since a gloomy January in Chicagoland can be…

DIY: StikWood Wood Plank Statement Wall in Our Bedroom

DIY: StikWood Wood Plank Statement Wall in Our Bedroom is all about our master bedrooms’ DIY statement wall project in our fixer upper! This post…

Best and Easiest Ikea Hacks {Bemz}

For me, the best and easiest Ikea hack comes from Bemz, an innovative company offering customized slipcovers for Ikea sofas, armchairs, chairs, and more. Bemz has…

Choosing Wood Doors for the Fixer Upper {DIY}

I posted about my affection for knotty alder the other day and our decision to upgrade doors here at the fixer upper to a rustic door style, and…

Lovely Finds: Piet Boon {The Jane}

In another life, high-end contemporary restaurant THE JANE, designed by P i e t  B o o n, was a chapel in a military hospital. Can…

{Garden Inspiration} Vanderbilt Mansion & Garden

When I was in Hyde Park with a writer’s group in late May, my beloved tagged along and we happily toured some local treasures including…

I Won an Ikea Contest!

Ikea recently crowned me one of their winners in the TOGETHER WE EAT contest where I submitted my story and recipe for Swedish Pancakes. To get…