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 Inspiration for Summer Porch Entertaining

April 15, 2021
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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Delicious and Unique Spring Dessert Recipes

March 19, 2021
by Michael

Entertaining and Recipes Seasonal Decor

With spring nipping at our heels, I thought it would be fun to put together a spread of delicious and unique spring dessert recipes and I hope one of these desserts will make it to your table. Delicious and Unique…

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Tips to Create a Sweet Treats Display for Valentine’s Day

January 28, 2021
by Michael

Entertaining and Recipes

Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up on me. That’s why this year I’ve planned ahead and created two unique, colorful, and tasty displays of sweet treats to celebrate this love-filled day. I’m so thrilled to be able to share…

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Elevate Your Everyday: Coffee and Tea Snack Board

December 26, 2020
by Michael

Entertaining and Recipes Kitchen and Dining

These days most of us are spending more time at home. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be boring or bland! Inspired by HomeGoods’ Gourmet Food section, I’m sharing a beautiful and delicious snack idea you can…

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Kitchen-Inspired Christmas Decor and Gift Ideas

December 11, 2020
by Michael

Furniture and Home Accents

When it comes to Christmas, the one place in my home where I spend the most time would have to be my kitchen. Whether I’m whipping up another batch of Christmas cookies or entertaining friends and family, the kitchen is…

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Delicious and Easy Homegating Ideas and Recipes

November 13, 2020
by Michael

Furniture and Home Accents

Homegating is the new tailgating. As we spend more time at home this year, there’s no reason why we can’t enjoy some of the activities we still love. We just have to get a bit creative. I’m excited to share…

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Ideas for a Fresh and Colorful Easter Table

February 18, 2020
by Michael

Entertaining and Recipes Furniture and Home Accents Kitchen and Dining Seasonal Decor

For me, spring can never come too soon. Even though winter is likely to still hang around here in Pennsylvania for a couple of months, I’m already thinking about sunshine, warmer days, and the colors of spring. Today, I’m excited…

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Creative Hostess / Secret Santa / Yankee Swap Gift Ideas

December 03, 2019
by Michael

Furniture and Home Accents

I’m here to help with your holiday gift-giving challenges. Join me as I share 8 creative hostess, Secret Santa, or Yankee Swap gift ideas! I don’t know how it is for you, but as much as I love giving gifts,…

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My Fall Baking Essentials

September 17, 2019
by Michael

Furniture and Home Accents

Fall baking season is upon us. I don’t know about you, but as soon as the temperatures start going down, there is nothing I want to do more than to spend all weekend in my kitchen baking my favorite fall…

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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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