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:


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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5 Ways to Add Style to Your Home Office

August 02, 2017
by Michael

Furniture and Home Accents Organization and Cleaning

I am in the process of styling the office in my new apartment and thought it might be fun and helpful to take you along with me. Design projects are always an exciting adventure for me, so today I’m going…

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5 Styling Tips for an Eclectic Bedroom

July 17, 2017
by Michael

Bed and Bath Furniture and Home Accents

As you know from my last post, I recently moved to a new apartment in Pittsburgh. Let me tell you, it’s been so much fun designing and decorating my new space. (I also love that I have five HomeGoods stores…

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Decor Hacks to Add Style to Your Bathroom

June 27, 2017
by Michael

Bed and Bath Furniture and Home Accents Organization and Cleaning

With just a few simple touches and minimal expense, you can quickly and almost effortlessly style your bathroom. In this post, I’m going to share a few designer decor hacks to add style to your bathroom. Photo by Inspired by…

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4 Tips to Add Color and Style to Your Porch

May 24, 2017
by Michael

Furniture and Home Accents Outdoor Living Seasonal Decor

As soon as the weather warms up, one of my favorite places to decorate in my house is my side porch. It’s directly off my dining room, so over the years I’ve spent many afternoons out there watching the world…

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5 Tips for a Cozy Guest Bedroom

April 19, 2017
by Michael

Bed and Bath Furniture and Home Accents

Two years ago, I repainted a guest bedroom in my house. I then added basic decor items: a rug, bed linens, lighting, curtains, and so on. The room was usable, but never felt completely finished because I never took the…

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4 Ways to Add Color to Your Winter Home

April 07, 2017
by Michael

Furniture and Home Accents

I don’t know about you, but I often find decorating during the months between the holiday season and spring to be a challenge. One part of me misses the lights and magic of the holidays, and another part of me…

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Welcome Spring with a Nature-Inspired Mantel

March 23, 2017
by Michael

Furniture and Home Accents Seasonal Decor

It’s official. Spring is here! Although I’ve been celebrating the new season for a few weeks now, I can say with a happy heart (despite what the weather might be doing outside), that spring has sprung. Inspired by the new…

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Pink for Spring: Living Room Refresh

February 24, 2017
by Michael

Furniture and Home Accents Seasonal Decor

If you follow my blog, Inspired by Charm, you probably know what my living room looks like. Thanks to my much-admired graphic rug, this space seems to have become synonymous with my work. For several years, whenever I shared an…

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