I'm drawn to feminine details and the color pink, but I like my girly side tempered with a bit of quirk. Bold, graphic patterns, lovely forms, and a touch of offbeat humor are things I look for in art, all coupled with a modern sensibility. The pieces I like tend to all fit together under a "quirky feminine" umbrella, though they span decades, styles, and subjects. Some make me laugh, some make me wish I created them, and some are just beautiful to look at. About :
Nicole Balch is the founder of Making it Lovely, a design and lifestyle blog about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so. She is known for her feminine style, love of the color pink, and fearless mixing of patterns in her home and wardrobe. She lives in Oak Park, IL with her husband and two young kids. Making it Lovely was named one of the 50 World’s Best Design Blogs by the London Times Online, and one of the Top 50 Design Blogs for Moms by babble.com. Nicole's work has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, The Chicago Tribune Magazine, Time Out Chicago, ReadyMade, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Ladies' Home Journal, CS Interiors, and other publications.