Welcome to Hello Lovely Land.

I’m Michele, the 50-something professional writer and stylist behind the home decor blog HELLO LOVELY which inspires an audience of intelligent, design-savvy, and PIN-happy readers passionate about creating timeless and tranquil home interiors.

From my fixer upper in Chicagoland with its serene, mostly-white European inspired interiors, I aim to bring a real life renovator perspective to stories inspiring home decor, decorating, renovation and DIY.

Shop my house!

French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Cara White Sofa
Beachy White Felicity Sofa
Beachy White Armchair
Aidan Gray Collier Lamp
STOCKHOLM Framed Print
PARIS Framed Print
Light Grey Rattan Chair
French Tolix Style Metal Side Chair (Set of 2)
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
Reclaimed Elm Accent Stool
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute ARea Rug
Leather Club Chair
French Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Rustic Wood Accent Stool
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Magnus Table Lamp
White Honeycomb Mosaic Tile
Fireclay Farm Sink
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Wicker Patio Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Looking for furniture or an accessory you spotted on HGTV or Pinterest? I’m happy to try to source it…email me at michele (AT) hello lovely studio (dot) (com). Dig into the archives with the search box on the right in the sidebar…there are so many lovely decorating ideas to behold.

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Married to a Chicago attorney, we have two grown sons and live in a fixer upper we are renovating ourselves. We also made over a second vacation home in Arizona.

Creativity is my jam. I renovate houses, paint pictures, like working in my pajamas, bake cinnamon bread, play the piano badly, write articles for magazines, and tutor students (My master’s degree is in Counseling).

If you are journeying with breast cancer or love someone who is, you may be interested in exploring glimpses from my own journey with BRCA2 diagnosis.

I paint abstracts like the one behind me.

Sometimes the anti-cancer journey is manageable, and sometimes it’s a big ol’ mess.,,love keeps making it all okay. The video below was filmed in one shot like Vogue’s 73 Questions, and lets you peek inside our Chicagoland fixer upper.

You can also see my awkward Pharrell happy dance with our sweet shih tzu, illustrating I indeed graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Molly Ringwald School of Dance. Oy.

Michele of Hello Lovely Studio. Photo: Melissa James Studio

I’m so glad you’re here. Linger, PIN, soak up peace, and maybe stumble upon the unexpected.

Peace to you right where you are, friend.