HomeGoods Blogger: Michael

My HomeGoods:

The Colonnade at State College — State College, PA

My Blog:

Inspired by Charm

Favorite HomeGoods Finds:

Lamp with green chevron shade

What's Michael's story?

As a designer and lifestyle blogger, I am able to do all the things I love in one career. From designing to cooking and from creating to actually living, I truly love what I do. With a hospitality background, I know what it means to make a house a home and how to make people feel comfortable, welcome and happy. Designing and creating should be a fun and fulfilling process!

If my decorating style was a song, it would be:

A mix between country and pop. A song that sounds familiar. A song that makes you feel at home and happy, while still energetic, alive and exciting. Maybe Taylor Swift meets Mumford and Sons?

Three things that make my home happy:

I have a weakness for armchairs with fun patterns (I want one in every room of my house).
I also love accent tables.
While I’m not sure if this counts as furniture, I’m a light fixture junkie.


Also by Michael:


Tips for a Spooky Chic Halloween Table

September 10, 2018
by Michael

Entertaining and Recipes Seasonal Decor

All Hallows’ Eve is almost here. That’s why I’m sharing ghoulishly good tips for styling a spooky chic Halloween table! I so enjoy decorating for Halloween! One reason is that it’s such a forgiving holiday. Nothing needs to look “perfect”…

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Tips and Tricks for Styling the Coziest Bed

September 06, 2018
by Michael

Bed and Bath

Whether you’re hosting guests or creating a comfy retreat for yourself, here are my top tips and tricks for styling the coziest of beds. As I’ve mentioned here on Design Happy, I recently purchased a new home. After living in…

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My #GoFinding Adventures for my New Home

July 19, 2018
by Michael

Bed and Bath Furniture and Home Accents Organization and Cleaning

I recently purchased a new home which has been a wonderful experience. Being a lifestyle blogger, having a new and blank space is certainly an exciting opportunity. Naturally, I’ve been making many trips to HomeGoods for decorative and functional items…

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Celebrate the Summer Solstice in Style

June 01, 2018
by Michael

Entertaining and Recipes Outdoor Living Seasonal Decor

It feels like winter just ended so it’s hard to believe that summer is almost here. Regardless, I’m thrilled to welcome this new season into my life and home. That’s why today I’m sharing creative decorating ideas to help you…

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A Sweet Treat for Mother’s Day

May 07, 2018
by Michael

Entertaining and Recipes Gifting

Mother’s Day is almost here so today I’m sharing a few ways to make Mom feel important and loved. With a few simple touches, you can create a little magic for your Mom (or any special Mother in your life).…

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Celebrate National Peach Cobbler Day

April 13, 2018
by Michael

Entertaining and Recipes Kitchen and Dining

Did you know that today is National Peach Cobbler Day?! It is! And since peach cobbler is a quintessential summer dessert, I wanted to teach you how to make it. To keep things interesting, we are giving it a little…

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Spring Decorating Inspiration from the HomeGoods Bloggers

March 30, 2018
by Michael

Furniture and Home Accents Seasonal Decor

Spring is in the air! That’s why my fellow HomeGoods bloggers and I (Michael from Inspired by Charm) have come together to bring you spring decorating inspiration from our homes to yours. Each of us loves to hit up HomeGoods…

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An Elegant and Cozy Easter Table

March 19, 2018
by Michael

Entertaining and Recipes Kitchen and Dining Seasonal Decor

With Easter just a couple weeks away, I’m excited to bring you into my apartment to show you how I created an elegant and cozy Easter table. Photo by Inspired by Charm Photo by Inspired by Charm A while back,…

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Mixed Berry Pot Pies for Your Valentine

February 01, 2018
by Michael

Entertaining and Recipes Gifting Kitchen and Dining Seasonal Decor

“Dripping berry pies are my love language.” The other day when I posted this sentiment on Instagram my heart sang when I saw how many of you agreed. That’s why today I’m so excited to present a delicious recipe for…

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Three Smoothie Recipes to Kick Start Your Day

January 24, 2018
by Michael

Entertaining and Recipes Kitchen and Dining

If you’re anything like me, you may be looking for ways to get healthier this year. Whether it’s heading to the gym, taking more walks, or improving your diet, every little change can help. One of my goals for 2018…

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