Pink for Spring: Living Room Refresh

February 24, 2017

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 … Continue reading




Simple Ways to Brighten Your Home for Winter

February 9, 2017

Here we are in the midst of winter. The days can be long, cold and maybe a even a little dreary, but there are a few ways to lighten up your home. It’s easy to make an … Continue reading




Rugs 101: How to Read an Area Rug Label

June 30, 2016

Buying a new rug, either for your bedroom or the living room, can sometimes become a challenging task. There are certain elements one should always take into consideration to make the most out of this purchase: … Continue reading




Create a Family Room From Scratch with HomeGoods

August 18, 2015

A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to work with HomeGoods at their headquarters in Massachusetts to create a family room, dining table space, chalkboard wall and coffee station using products from HomeGoods. … Continue reading




5 Rugs That Set a Mood with Color and Pattern

April 2, 2015

With the growing popularity of hard surface flooring, area rugs are more in demand than ever. Many of us who have turned to ease-of-care hardwood, stone, tile, laminate and concrete (among many other durable floorings), like the … Continue reading




HomeGoods Finds Inspired by Hollywood’s Best Pictures

February 18, 2015

Hollywood’s biggest night is this Sunday, February 22, and it is one of the most anticipated for movie lovers. During this grand event, the film industry honors some of the year’s best cinematic achievements. For me, a “Best Picture” is a movie … Continue reading




11 Tempting Trends to Tickle Your Taste Buds

January 22, 2015

Trends are a good thing, if you don’t take them too seriously or invest too heavily. Why? Because a trend is like a temporary vacation at a permanent destination. We all love a change of … Continue reading




Change a Rug, Change a Room

January 21, 2015
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No time to paint? No worries — changing a rug is actually faster and less messy! We’ve been in our home for over two years now and decided not to repaint the freshly painted beige walls. We’ve … Continue reading




Learn to Decorate with Marsala, Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year

January 6, 2015

The reviews are mixed. Some of us love Pantone’s Color of the Year and others, well, not so much. Most of my home is in shades of burgundy, black, tan and sage, so I fall into the … Continue reading




Add 21st Century Trends to Early American Design

November 5, 2014

Give me an early American saltbox with rich wood furniture and primitive decor and I’m in my happy place. Ten years ago when we found our perfect house, my greatest decorating challenge was how to blend … Continue reading