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:


Stylish Ideas for a Small Office

July 15, 2019
by Michael

Furniture and Home Accents Organization and Cleaning

You don’t need a big space to create style and function. Whether you’re heading off to college or putting together an at-home workspace for your next creative adventure, today I’d like to share a few stylish ideas for a small…

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Stylish Inspiration for Summer Porch Entertaining

June 07, 2019
by Michael

Outdoor Living Seasonal Decor

Once summer hits, I try to spend a lot of time outdoors. That’s why I think it’s important to make outdoor spaces as comfortable as indoor ones. I recently visited my local HomeGoods to pick up new goodies for my…

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Fresh Decor Ideas for Spring

April 12, 2019
by Michael

Furniture and Home Accents

Spring is on the horizon, and I am thrilled! After a cold and gray winter, I’m excited to bring more light, color, and life into my home to welcome this new season. Photo by Inspired by Charm I moved into…

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Eclectic and Colorful Spring Entertaining

March 06, 2019
by Michael

Entertaining and Recipes

One of my favorite things about spring entertaining is the color. After a long, gray, snowy winter I’m more than ready to infuse bright hues and a little whimsy into my home decorating. I thought it would be helpful to…

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A Bloody Mary Bar Cart for New Year’s Day

December 20, 2018
by Michael

Entertaining and Recipes

I am always looking for enjoyable, creative, and delicious ways to ring in another year! That’s why I decided to celebrate this January 1 with a Bloody Mary Bar. Photo by Inspired by Charm I don’t know if you’ve noticed,…

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5 Steps to a Beautifully Decorated Christmas Tree

November 23, 2018
by Michael

Seasonal Decor

Decorating Christmas trees is near the top of my list of favorite things to do during the holidays. For the past several years on my blog, I’ve been sharing one or two trees every year. That’s a lot of trees…

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Tips for Styling a Festive Holiday Table

November 09, 2018
by Michael

Kitchen and Dining Seasonal Decor

‘Tis the season for holiday entertaining! Today I’m excited to give you a peek at my dining room with tips for creating a festive holiday table! Photo by Inspired by Charm Call me crazy, but I love tablescapes. Because I…

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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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