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…

Parisian Café Chairs in Black: Chic Outdoor Refresh

You already know I am mostly a queen of restraint when it comes to decor, indoors or out. But look at nature! Thank goodness she…

French Inspired Courtyard, Bistro Dining Sets & Garden Finds

French Inspired Courtyard, Inexpensive Bistro Dining Sets & Garden Finds revisits where I was last summer. It will hopefully provide outdoor resource help as we…

How to Choose the Right White Quartz for Kitchen Countertops

When last I wrote about my journey to find the best white quartz for our kitchen countertops, I never anticipated how much interest there is…

Fireclay Farm Sinks: Is it Smart to Invest in One?

In this new dawn of constant hand washing, I am more grateful than ever for the beautiful kitchen sink I chose for our fixer upper’s…

15 Smart Reasons to Choose Minuet Viatera Quartz

Since I field so many questions about this particular white quartz countertop we chose for our renovated kitchen, I’ll try to enlighten you as best…

Grisaille PHOTOWALL Wallpaper Mural Accent Wall

When Swedish wall-art company Photowall asked me to take a peek at their highly customizable wallcoverings, the timing was truly divine. Today’s Grisaille PHOTOWALL Wallpaper…

9 Home Renovation Spiritual Lessons Learned

9 Home Renovation Spiritual Lessons Learned are reflections drawn from our work on house projects over the years. This wisdom can surely be learned across…