{Artist Inspiration} Drawings From Alicia Carrier

Recently, I commissioned a set of four lovely drawings by artist and bloggist, Alicia Lynn Carrier The above two are part of my set of…

{12 Classic Home Decor Inspirations} Sarah Richardson

Love Sarah Richardson? Me too! Sarah Richardson has been a key fixture of the Canadian design world since starting out in 1995, working behind the…

{Classic Interior Design Inspiration} Michael Del Piero {…

Michael del Piero designed this stunning home on Chicago’s north shore. Peace to you right where you are. ~michele

{Artist Inspiration} Irene Diamente

Many many thanks to the lovely Italian artist, Irene Diamente, who painted this adorable watercolor of our beloved and Italian named, Bella Luna.   It was…

{Books} England’s Hideaways

Someday I will see England. Until then, I can experience its glory thanks to images and commentary in England’s Hideaways: Discovering Enchanting Rooms, Stately Manor Houses, and Country…

{Modern Rustic Decor Inspiration} Michael Del Piero {…

While I have blogged about this designer’s work in the past, Chicagoan Michael del Piero’s rooms are simply too stunning for just one glance. Loving…

{Architectural Inspiration in Chicago} 20 North Wacker

all images mine Chicago’s Lyric Opera House Snapped these while in the city yesterday. Truly an architectural lovely welcoming tenors, sopranos, and a great law firm. The Lyric…

DIY: Hello Lovely Macarons {attempt no. 2}

Les Macarons, attempt deux! Just short of perfection, and just for the party via Today’s Creative Blog! Happy results after the following adjustments to attempt #1: Adjustment…

DIY: Hello Lovely Macarons {attempt no. 1}

Re: Les macarons A. not the easiest Paris cookie to make…i double-stuffed my chubby meringues, which was a little excessive. B. were lonely in their existential…

{My Art} At ONE GIRL

In love with this rug, but let’s not obsess about that right now…meet One Girl.   Or when she’s feelin’ saucy, OG.   No…not ORIGINAL…

{My Home} Lovely Vintage Treasures

Tag sale lovelies…old child’s chair, conch shell lamp, silver ice bucket, old hammer, and furnace sign set me back $4. Lovely blue eggs and nest…

Tranquil and Classic Home Decor Inspiration {Sarah …

I am in the ‘dreaming’ phase of two or three decor projects and soaking up inspiration from Sarah Richardson*. *Sarah Richardson has been a key…