Knotty and Nice Alder Wood

Beautiful alder cabinets and trim I have been sharing peeks at our fixer upper progress on Instagram (@HelloLovelyStudio), so you may already know the door…

Mom’s Swedish Accents {Holiday Decorating}

With all the posting about Scandinavian style holiday decorating, I keep mentioning I grew up in a home with all sorts of Swedish touches…so I…

6 Tips for an Enchanting Holiday

What a treat to share holiday tipsand magic from my friend Tina ofThe Enchanted Home,a beautiful blog and shop whereclassic, traditional, and timeless designreign supremely…

Simple, Romantic and Thrifty Holiday Tablescape

Since we are back to renovating the fixer upperin full swing, it’s tricky finding time to considerdetails like holiday tablescapes for Thanksgivingand Christmas. Affiliate links…

Choosing the Perfect Quartz Color for Countertops

How to choose the perfect color of quartz for kitchen countertops or bathroom countertops? Not always the easiest task. There are tons of choices. But…

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 52}

Lots of peeks today even though it’s not quitereveal time with shiny happy picturesof styled polished spaces;my best estimate now is Christmas, andI’ll be so relieved to…

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 24}

Can you believe it has been 6 months since we bought this crazy quirky cottage to reno? We have made progress on the main floor,…

Holiday Inspiration {a wintry pub party}

Every year, we join close friends in their charmingEuropean style home decked out for the holidaysfor their annual W I N T R Y  P…

My Home: Thanksgiving {2014}

This year for the Thanksgiving tablescape I departed from a typical romantic/feminine decor style and opted for a youthful and simple black and white scheme.…

Home Tour: Sophisticated Holiday Home {Pamela Pierce}

Interior designer and editor of Milieu, Pamela Piercehas a lovely holiday decor sensibility that moves me.The emphasis? Natural, rustic with modern, and neutrals. Isn’t her…

Holiday Decor 2014: Passion for Pom Poms

Obsessed with tufted wool pom pom holiday wreathssince spying an Anthropologie one a few seasons back,I was determined to create my own this year. The…

Personal Reflections & My Holiday Home 2013

For me, Christmas is not about fancy wrapping paper or a jolly man negotiating our chimney. It’s about the birth of the King of my…