{Artist Inspiration} Melissa James

Transitioning into autumn is the perfect time to be treated to a cozy collection of photographs from Melissa James, a dreamy Chicago artist who happens also to be…

{Modern Decor Inspiration} Piet Boon: French Alps Retreat

It is dark and stormy outside, and my thoughts are turning toward warm and cozy visions of fall and even the chilly season beyond it.…

Art Tour of My Paintings {My Art}

In my last post, I mentioned I finally began organizing my studio, which I put off doing for a year since the renovation left me with…

Before the Fixer Upper: Our Prior French Country Home

I have been organizing the studiohere at the fixer upper, and it has beennecessary to let go of more belongingswhich don’t fit in this smaller home.…

Modern Decor Inspiration: Piet Boon {Portugal Villa}

Piet Boon designed this gorgeous holiday villa in the south of Portugal with serenity in mind. Holiday villa? Eurospeak for vacation house. The villa’s winning ingredients?…

{Home Decor Inspiration} Michael Del Piero – in Milieu Magazine

This anniversary issue of Milieu features one of my favorite hometown designers: Michael Del Piero. If you subscribe to Milieu magazine, edited bydesigner Pam Pierce, then…

Books: Segreto Vignettes {Leslie Sinclair}

  It is not everyday one gets to shout over the web “CHECK OUT MY BLOGGY FRIEND’S NEW BOOK!” but today it’s my pleasure to…

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 48}

GOOD MORNING, GOOD PEOPLE, and welcome back to Hello Lovely’s fixer upper journey where we remain at work renovating a sweet beat up cottage which happened to…

Modern Decor Inspiration: Piet Boon {5 things to know}

The latest book from Piet Boon is Piet Boon Studio and is so breathtakingly lovely, you better believe I hopped up on my kitchen table 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…

Bread, Beauty, and Healing {Personal Reflections}

  Yesterday was a tough day.   The days prior were not too lovely either.   But oh, this morning. This morning, after a meditation…