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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:


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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10 Designer Decor Hacks: Holiday Place Settings

November 18, 2017
by Michael

Furniture and Home Accents Kitchen and Dining Seasonal Decor

Holiday decorating can be overwhelming. You have to take care of the Christmas tree, outdoor lights, the mantel, stockings, and so on. And if you’re hosting a meal during the season, you have to set the table, too. Today, I’ve…

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A Holiday Dessert Bar Cart in 5 Easy Steps

November 16, 2017
by Michael

Entertaining and Recipes Kitchen and Dining Seasonal Decor

‘Tis the season for holiday entertaining. One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to gather with friends and family and treat them to an array of tasty confections. Today, I wanted to share a creative…

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Before and After: Building an Entryway

November 06, 2017
by Michael

Furniture and Home Accents

About five months ago I made the transition from a four-bedroom, 100-year-old home in a small town to a two-bedroom, newly built loft-style apartment in the city. Needless to say, decorating this new space has been both fun and challenging.…

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Add Spook to Your Chic: 5 Tips for a Haunted Halloween Table

October 04, 2017
by Michael

Kitchen and Dining Seasonal Decor

I think Halloween is such a fun excuse to celebrate! And I’m not alone. Over the years, people have created lots of unique and clever ideas and products surrounding this bewitching holiday. Today, inspired by All Hallows’ Eve, I’ve pulled…

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Fall Entertaining: Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Glaze

September 12, 2017
by Michael

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

Fall is undoubtedly one of my favorite seasons. As much as I enjoy the pleasures of summer, fall brings lots things I love together at the same time: comforting flavors, mild temperatures, bold colors, all things cozy, and pumpkin-everything. It’s…

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