Love Letter to Belgian Linen: Living With Natural Wabi Sabi …

If you live with Belgian linen upholstery, clothing, bedding, towels, or linens, then you already know. Linen made in Europe is truly wondrous with slubby…

DIY French Script Stenciled Wall

Oui, oui, the writing is on the wall, y’all…and if these walls could talk, they would whisper in a French accent. DIY French Script Stenciled…

7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody

7 Satisfying Highs for a Hopelessly Happy Homebody is an ode to those who find their comfort and solace from all things home! Traveling, wandering,…

Shop My Home: European Inspired, White French Country Decorating Resources

Five years ago, we traded our great big French country home for a Chicagoland fixer upper (half the square footage and property) to renovate ourselves.…

Stikwood Bedroom Wall DIY: Super Easy & Fast!

There are before and after decor projects that deliver BIG dramatic “afters,” and then others which bring room-changing, mood-changing more subtle results. This DIY project…

Hello Lovely Master Bedroom Renovation

Although I shared this fixer upper makeover with you three years ago, I have just updated the links and photos in hopes it will help! Hello…

Hello Lovely Bathroom Renovation: Before & After

Our DIY master bath renovation in this Chicagoland fixer upper required a good chunk of time since, like the rest of this place, everything had to…

20 Beautiful White Sofas for Living Room Inspiration

Whether you favor a laid back beachy look with a white cotton slipcover or a more elegant Belgian linen, a comfy lovely white sofa can…

3 Tips for Casual Safe Summer Outdoor Entertaining

Do summer entertaining tips feel silly at this juncture? Summer 2020 here feels slightly science fictiony and months away from “business as usual.” Yet some…

European Country French Decor in Our Renovated Home

Our home is neither fancy nor fussy and came with all sorts of cottage quirkiness. Over the years, I have identified its design style with…

Before & After: Hello Lovely’s Home Renovation

This is part two of my before and after renovation story with photos illustrating our whole house DIY renovation. Part one is RIGHT HERE. Before…

Before & After: Our European Country Style Fixer Upper

It has been five years since we bought our Northern Illinois fixer upper after downsizing from twice the square footage and land. The years have…