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A Creative Home..with Artist Katie in Carrollton, Virginia


Today, I’m sharing a lovely home with you all- oodles of rustic charm mixed with modern living. Katie is an artist with a classic and crisp sense of design; and you can see that both in her home and her art. Hope you enjoy this feature and get some inspiration! To me, her space is all about bright (natural) lighting, structured simple…

A Creative Home with artist Menw from Maastricht, Netherlands- a home tour and creative interview series via SurelySimple.com

A Creative Home with Paperhugger Menw from Maastricht


Hi everyone! Today I have a fascinating home tour lined up for you! Menw is what she calls a ‘paperhugger’ because she loves and collects all things paper! Her interests are diverse though- from vintage stationery, stamps, wax seals, art, botanicals, pens, postcards, snail mail, and so much more. She is also a hoarder of stationery and art supplies, but let me…

A Creative Home..with Melike of Easy Interior - a Creative Home tour + interview series via surelysimple.com

A Creative Home..with Melike of Easy Interieur in Berlin


Today, we have Melike of Easy Interieur sharing her gorgeous Scandinavian inspired home with us! I’ve included pictures of her home from last winter and right now in spring to show you how versatile her decorating is. (Key: The darker tones are clearly winter times and the bright images are beckoning spring!) What is really captivating about this stylist is that…

milk and cereal - What Does The Word 'Resolution' Mean in 2017? Lifestyle essay article via surelysimple.com - tips for the New Year

What Does The Word ‘Resolution’ Mean in 2017?


Hi everyone! It’s a brand new year with brand new thoughts, goals, and the R-word, err, Resolutions! Do you make resolutions? Do you keep ’em? Or do you make a big fat resolution only to forget it five minutes later? Resolutions are tricky. We talk about goals and we manage to work on them, but I don’t know- I’ve never…

Studio Space / A Creative Home..with Artist Michelle Fleur in Perth, Australia // Surelysimple.com

A Creative Home..with Artist Michelle Fleur in Perth, Australia


Excited to have Michelle Fleur on the column, A Creative Home, today! I found Michelle’s work on instagram (where else?) and let me tell you, she is an amazing artist. I really respect artists who take one subject and dissect it thoroughly, exploring every facet, every small detail. What’s Michelle enthusiastic about? Whales! 200 of them, in fact. She actually illustrated 200…

A Creative Home..With Calligrapher Jen Sweeney


I’m so excited to start a new column on the blog! ‘A Creative Home’ aims at exploring the facets of living a creative lifestyle. One thing that I’ve been interested in for a while now is how creative folks live and work. Whenever I visit anyone’s house, you can call me super-fascinated (or maybe a little nosey haha!) but I always…

Be Your Own Best Friend


Hello! I am starting a series of essays, which you will see here on Surely Simple- in the Positive Living Column. I think it’s extremely important to focus on positivity. Today I’m talking about a topic which is of the most prime importance. Be your own best friend.  Now, you may be wondering, why is this even important? Well, I’m…

11 D├ęcor rules of thumb


Hello everyone! You might have noticed, there’s not a lot going around here on the blog. Well, that’s debatable, because I am working on a lot of projects right now- blog related and also I’m practically renovating my home studio from scratch! Hence, I thought I’d share some tips that have now become some unspoken guidelines in my mind. This…

Fruity Citrus Floral Vases: 3 Ways


Now you may be wondering, what is that title?! Well, it’s exactly what this post is all about – stating the obvious. While planning for parties and whenever friends come over for brunch/lunch/teatime/dinner..I never seem to get one thing right. Flowers. First of all, I forget to buy ’em in time, and then when I do, I just plop them…