Hello and welcome to Sanctuary!  I’m Michelle Wood and as a professional photographer, graphic designer, and interior stylist, my passion in life is finding the beauty in everyday things and settings. I believe our homes should be simple, serene spaces that offer us peaceful refuge from the craziness of life. I really enjoy writing and I love teaching others how to create their own personalized serene spaces, and that’s why I started this blog. When you’re here, I want you to feel relaxed and inspired!

After many months of planning and designing this site, I’m beyond excited to finally start sharing it with you. If you want a little more Sanctuary in your life, please sign up for the weekly newsletter.  The signup boxes are conveniently located at the bottom of this post and on the right side of this site.

Also, make sure to follow Sanctuary’s Pinterest to see what kind of interior design inspiration gets me all hot and bothered.  I also recently started an “Our Future Home” Pinterest board in the event we end up moving in the next few years. You never know where life’s journey will take you so I always like to be prepared design-wise.  Plus, I love dreaming – it’s an ingrained Pisces trait so I literally can’t help it – and I thrive on creativity and change.

If you compare that Pinterest board to my “Our Modern Farmhouse” board, you’ll see how my design style has already evolved into my current design style and that’s how it should be.  We evolve as people due to life experiences, so why shouldn’t our design tastes evolve as well?  That’s the most fun part of decorating – trying out all kinds of new things!

And finally, make sure to follow my blog with Bloglovin!

Want to know the design sources of items in photos from my modern farmhouse? Well, I made it super easy for you!  Just click on “Shop My Farmhouse” (accessible in 3 areas of this site:  top menu, left small box on home page under the top large image, and on the right sidebar), and you can choose the room(s) you want to source.

I want you to know that I’m always accessible if you have any decorating questions or ideas for articles or DIY projects, so please feel free to Contact Me anytime. I actually DO respond, typically within 24 hours. I just LOVE helping people with decorating dilemmas so ask away! I’m here to share my decorating knowledge with you and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  My creative mind is always overflowing with crazy decorating ideas, and I’m so happy to FINALLY have an outlet with which to get them out of my brain and share with others that are just as passionate about interior styling.

On this blog, I will share home styling inspiration, DIY & craft projects, my decorating obsessions, gluten-free/allergy-free recipes (I have Celiac Disease & food allergies so the restaurant scene is not for me!), and other interior styling knowledge nuggets. I’m a creative-brained homebody so I’m always knee-deep in some kind of home project which, I ultimately discovered, is my way of relaxing. I really enjoy sharing decorating tips I’ve learned along the way with others and I want to help inspire YOU to create your own simple, serene spaces.

So grab a glass of wine, snuggle up on the sofa, and let’s do this! ❤︎




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