Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Hello, everyone! This is the first time I’ve ever participated in a blogger home tour series, and I couldn’t be more excited If you are stopping over from The Hunted Interior, welcome! Isn’t Kristin’s home fabulous? I am majorly in love with her outdoor space.

Gina of Shabby Creek Cottage is graciously hosting the 2014 Summer Tour of Homes. You can check out this post for links to the 25 bloggers who are participating in the series. Start there, and each blogger will guide you to the next person on the tour.

But before you do that, now that you’re here, you might as well have a look around my abode. Because I’m weird and the upstairs of my house is in a bit of a transition (meaning it’s a hot mess), we are going to stay on the first floor for this summer house tour. Sound good? Over the past year, there have been a lot of changes in my little house. For those of you who are new to Inspired by Charm, my house previously functioned as a Bed and Breakfast and Gift Shop. About a year and half ago, I closed my B&B and turned this big old 100-year-old house into my home.

This is going to be a photo tour so I will be brief with my words and let the photos do the talking. I will link up any relevant posts below the questions for more information and / or tutorials. If you have any other questions, please leave a comments and I will do my best to answer them.

Enjoy the tour and stay as long as you like. I’ll put on some coffee or pour a cocktail.

Kitchen

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Dining Room

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Nate Berkus Dining Room Makeover

Entryway

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

My New Barn Doors | Inspired by Charm

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Entryway Makeover // Barn Doors // DIY Bracket Sconce

Office

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

DIY Bulletin Board

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Clay Cactus Garden 

Living Room

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Bookshelf Styling //  DIY Artwork

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Coffee Table Styling

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Gold-Dipped Mason Jars // DIY Felt Ball Coasters

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Hallway

My Completed Gallery Wall | Inspired by Charm

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

My Completed Gallery Wall | Inspired by Charm

Gallery Wall

Patio

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Summer Home Tour | Inspired by Charm #STOH2014

Well, I certainly hope you enjoyed looking around today! Hopefully, on the next tour, I can get things together and take you upstairs where all the magic (or lack thereof) happens! Looking at the pictures, I’m reminded how much this house has evolved over the years. I am filled with a sense of pride, but also realize there are so many things to improve and lots of projects left to complete.

Now, don’t let the fun stop here. As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, there are 25 bloggers participating in this tour so go check them all out (links below). I sort of feel like a schlub when I compare my home to theirs. For me, it’s just an honor to be included in the tour.

If you are following this tour in order, next up is the uber-talented Jennifer Rizzo. I’m excited to see her happy space all ready for summer!

Thank you again for visiting. I’ll post the full list of bloggers below to make things super easy for you.

Monday, June 2nd
The Shabby Creek Cottage
The Nester
At The Picket Fence (Vanessa)
Thistlewood Farms
The Inspired Room

Tuesday, June 3rd
The Handmade Home
My Fabuless Life
Finding Home
In My Own Style
The Hunted Interior

Wednesday, June 4th
Inspired By Charm
Jennifer Rizzo
Madigan Made
Makely School for Girls
Funky Junk Interiors

Thursday, June 5th
Jones Design Company
Beneath My Heart
The Pennington Point
White Buffalo Styling Co.
Southern Hospitality

Friday, June 6th
At the Picket Fence (Heather)
Desert Domicile
Tatertots & Jello
Home Stories A to Z
Live Laugh Rowe


Comments

  • Carrie - Curate & Co. at

    LOVE your Summer Home tour! Your house & style are amaze balls! Your home is so vibrant & full of life it’s just makes me want to stay for a visit! Great job!!!

  • Lynette at

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  • Tim@DesignMaze at

    Just love it! Your home is cozy, personal, and charming! Love the layering of patterns, textures, mixes of different styles, and your space layout + vignettes. No corners are overlooked and yet the house is not over “styled”. I really enjoy the tour and thanks for lots of inspiration!

  • Beverly Ebersole at

    WOW! Love the transformation of your beautiful home. Thanks for the tour. Can’t wait to see the upstairs!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Bev! I can’t wait either! It will be nice to have things finished up and in order. Hope you are well!

      xo Michael

  • Elisa at

    I’m new to your blog, and you have a marvelous home. I love that you kept the integrity of the home yet it’s still updated for the times. LOVE the crisp clean color palette.

  • Terri at

    Absolutely beautiful!!! But I will admit…. I am smitten with the “Trim” … the “hardwood floors”….”the baseboards” … “the doors”.. “the door knobs”… and those “amazing windows” on each side of the fireplace!!! :) I am a sucker for Craftsman style homes anyway…. the way you have preserved the style of the home…. and then the decor!!! Welll… Just love it!!!! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Paige @ Little Nostalgia at

    BEAUTIFUL! Big old houses are my favorite, and I love how you kept that charm while still infusing some modern fun. I’m pinning a bunch of things right now… :-)

  • Melissa in North Carolina at

    Love it, Michael! Your use of color and simple design is perfection! Welcome back??!!

  • Jan at

    Love your home. It is so charming. I was wondering how you hang your plates on the walls. I didn’t notice any plate hangers on them in the dining room. Thanks.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Jan, great question! I used Flatiron Discs Invisible Plate Hangers. I buy them on Amazon.

      xo Michael

  • TERRY at

    Lovely pictures of your home! Thank you for sharing! What color is the hallway (acrylic table in front of barndoors) painted? Thanks!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hey Terry! I assuming you’re referring to the gray color? It’s Aloof Gray from Sherwin Williams.

      xo Michael

  • Terri at

    Absolutley fabulous! You sir, are beyond talented.

  • Elle at

    Your place has never looked better. I’m glad you’re on the tour.

  • Marty@A Stroll Thru Life at

    Oh I love it all. I especially love your color sense and how you mix patterns and textures. Such a light and bright home.

  • Karen at

    I never tire of looking at your fabulous house. I can’t think of one teeny tiny thing I’d change. It is fabulous in every way. Thanks for letting me look around.

  • Jennifer Rizzo at

    HI Micheal,
    I adore your home! I love how you mix old and new, the industrial and rustic and modern prints. I am a HUGE sucker for all of your architecture and the way you have your home laid out. I always loved your living room, but I really loved your entire home tour!

  • Alana in Canada at

    Oh goodness. Thank you so much for participating in Gina’s home tour. I’m looking back a bit through your archives–and you are a fellow Canadian? Hooray! The web needs more of us. You and I are kindred spirits, I think. I love the same mix of modern and traditional, colour and white space. But you, sir, are fabulous–I’m just bumbling along! So glad to have found you and your blog, I cannot tell you.

  • Eugenia at

    your home is so wonderful, i’m speechless! looks like the pages of the magazine! yet it feels so cosy and warm at the same time… truly in love with this space! well done, Michael, you’re such an inspiration to all of us!

  • Jeanine Dahl at

    Wow, I just discovered your blog today on the Summer Tour of Homes and love-love-love your clean, bright, eclectic mix! Thanks for sharing.

  • Stephanie at

    I have always lived in a big old 2 story and will say there is nothing better than spending my days in living history. I am smitten with the lazy susan on the patio table. Did you make it or is repurposed something? Thanks!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Stephanie! It’s actually an old wooden washing machine agitator. Totally a vintage find! Isn’t it great!?

      xo Michael

  • Funky Junk Interiors at

    Goodness… with every picture I nodded my head. I’m SO glad you were part of this tour Michael, this home makes one fantastic scroll!

    And you know I honed into anything old or vintage. You’ve married old with new beautifully! This is one of the most gorgeous tours I’ve ever seen. Are you ready for a few magazines to come calling? It’s coming!

  • Sarah @ 702 Park Project at

    Your whole house is stunning, but that light fixture in the entry way is killing it! I’m obsessed!!

  • karensunday at

    your home is beyond perfect so bright, just lovely!!!!!!!

  • Kimberly Sneed at

    I love it ALL! I’ll be moving in next week, mmmkay? :)

  • Stephanie at

    Michael, It IS great. I always love the up cycled stuff the best. Thanks!

  • Megan at

    Beautiful! I love all of your colors and personal touches. I wish I could have your house!

  • pam grieco at

    Michael,
    I’ve been following you for a while now — and I just love the way you style…… Your house has such a great energy that I wish we were friends and I could come have a tea with you…
    Love what you’ve done and can’t wait to see the upstairs!
    Pam

  • Vanessa at

    Michael your home is AMAZING!!! I am completely obsessed with the light fixture in your hallway!! Just kept staring at it. LOL! So thrilled and honored to be part of this Summer tour of homes with you!
    Vanessa

  • Gwen, The Makerista at

    Your home is so gorgeous! Light and bright, yet colorful and full of personality. When can I move in? :)

  • Andrea at

    So fun – love discovering new inspiration! Thank you! Do you have a secret place to get those fabulous vintage street signs you use in your kitchen? (please say yes, please say yes!) I’ve been hunting for just those types of signs at flea markets, and stalking some places on the internet and can’t seem to find what you have!
    Andrea

  • Deb @ PaperTurtle at

    Hi Michael! I’ve followed your blog for a while so I’ve seen a lot of these rooms take shape. I loved your home tour because it was fun to see the rooms all together and how your first floor is laid out. Love all the personal details and your style! Well done!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You certainly have Deb! Thank you so much!! :)

      xo Michael

  • Lynne at

    Michael, I came over from The Hunted Interior to tour your home. This is my first visit to your blog and it won’t be my last! Your home is so fresh and fun! There are so many great ideas to soak up here. Thanks for sharing your home with us – I thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • Rhoda @ Southrn Hospitality at

    Michael, your home is so, so charming and just utterly clever. I love everything you’ve done with putting your own stamp on it and it still has the charm of an old house. You should be very proud of what you have accomplished!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That means so much coming from you Rhoda! Thank you very very much!

      xo Michael

  • Caitlin @ Desert Domicile at

    I’ve seen bits and pieces of your home here and there but I love seeing it altogether! Your home is so gorgeous and full of inspiration! I’m trying not to pin every image but I can’t help myself haha

  • Maralyn Woods at

    I have been with you for quite some time and it has been great watching your wonderful old home become what it is today. Absolutely stunning. It was so much fun to examine every picture and discover all the little projects we got to see you create over the last several months. You are so talented and I’m happy you are sharing that talent with us.

  • Stacey at

    Loved it all! You are so creative and your home is really welcoming. Great ideas. :)

  • cassie at

    it looks awesome! i have not visited in a while and LOVE the new to me color in the dining room. mine is also charcoal, and i have bentwoods i have been thinking of painting black…. i might be convinced! gorgeous home, michael!

  • Lindsay at

    Your home is just to die for! I love the attention to every single little detail. My dream is taking a big 100 year-old house and redoing it, so I’m going to live vicariously through you!

  • Lisa~ at

    Love X 100!!! As always, it’s fantabulous. Lisa~

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much!!

      xo Michael

  • Jedi Mama at

    Gah!!! Jesus didn’t give me the spiritual gift of home decorating, even though that’s the one I wanted the most. And since I accidentally found your blog through this whole fun, summer house tour thing that’s going on… I’ve come to realize that your style is also my style. So come on over for a cup of coffee, and I would be more than happy to let you use my house as a guinea pig in a complete Redecorating-palooza! Now THAT could be a blog party, huh?! You can show BEFORE snapshots of my house, with mismatched throw pillows that would send HGTV hosts into shock, and then you could work your magic and show AFTER pictures, where the HGTV crew sighs in happiness. Your house is adorable… and I might just covet all the CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN, because we have a two-year-old son and a thirteen-year-old son… enough said there on the condition of our floors and bathrooms!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha! It sounds like you have it all figured out! And I really appreciate that you love my style. Sometimes I question my decisions, so I appreciate that someone else appreciates it. :)

      Thanks!!
      xo Michael

  • Julia@Cuckoo4Design at

    The first time ever? I think you should do more house tour series because your house is total eye candy. I could look at it over and over again and as a fellow cat lover I totally need that cat on your mantel. Love it so much. Did you find it thrifting?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Awww! You are so sweet Julia! Thanks. Maybe I’ll have to do more. Everyone seems to have enjoyed this. Yes, the cat is solid brass. I found it at a thrift shop in Portland, Oregon last fall. Isn’t in the best!?

      xo Michael

  • Traci@BeneathMyHeart at

    Love, love your home, Michael! Every room is filled with warmth and charm!

  • Stephanie at

    this home looks wonderful! some of the elements are not quite my style, but overall it looks wonderful. And may I please know where the living room rug came from? I NEED it in my life! Pretty Please?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you Stephanie!! The rug is from CB2.com :)

      xo Michael

      • Michelle at

        Oh that rug!!! I just searched high and low for one just like it and it’s not available anymore! We just renovated a 1905 2-story farmhouse and this rug is PERFECT for our family room. So sad I can’t find it anywhere :( If you ever decide you don’t want it, I’d buy it from you!! I’m serious! It’s beautiful!!
        Your whole house is just lovely!!

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          Hey Michelle! It was from CB2.com – and yes, unfortunately it’s no longer for sale. Thanks for all the love.

          xo Michael

  • Claire @ A Little Claireification at

    I just love every picture and every little corner. Your pics are always so fantastic. I know it has been a labor of love but you have done such an amazing job. I am always intrigued by your clear acrylic entry table. I would never have thought to place that there and it just works so well. Thanks for sharing the tour with us! xo

  • Alana in Canada at

    Sorry, don’t know why I jumped to the conclusion you were in Canada. Came back today for another look around, anyway! Could you do a post on your paint colours? I would love to have it ll in one place! Thanks.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      No problem Alana! Haha.

      Yes! I’m working on putting a post like that together. It should be up soon!

      xo Michael

  • girlfromwva at

    Love the paint colors! Your home is so cozy & comfy looking; I think I am in love with your patio, though!!! Love the red.

  • Alysa at

    You make me want to go buy a bunch of colorful accessories right now. I lean far to often to neutrals. Your home makes me smile.

  • Myriam at

    Wow! Amazingly beautiful … Love every detail, and touches of color. Very inspiring!

  • Kim@NewlyWoodwards at

    LOVE IT. Your home is so “you,” love seeing it all together.

  • Beth of designPOST interiors at

    I am just going to second every compliment you have gotten so far! Your house is so crazy good! It looks like it took you 100 years to add all of those carefully thought out layers and the best part is I know you place those vignettes in your sleep…that’s having “the eye”. I love the minty paint color in your office- what is it??

  • Monnaie at

    Nice home interior designing and interior furnishing!

  • Paula at

    Swooon, Swoon, SAwooon! Thanks for sharing

  • April at

    All of the pictures were beautiful! My favorite part was the living room. Can you tell me where the colorful rug comes from?

  • Annie Kuehn at

    Oh my goodness, I love that pig planter. Does anyone know where I could get it.

  • Rachel at

    Where did you buy your dining room curtains? Would like something like that in navy for my dining room.

  • Cara Marie at

    I love your summer home tour. Your home is so warm and inviting. The living room is so bright and refreshing, it feels like summer. Thank you for sharing.

  • Josie Gillentine at

    Hi Michael,

    I love absolutely everything about your home! It is simply beautiful, and I’m very inspired! Would you mind terribly sharing the color for the walls in your gorgeous dining room?

    Thank you!

    Josie

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Of course! They are Dior Gray from Benjamin Moore. :)

      xo Michael

  • carol jane at

    Michael,, your home is gorgeous! So light and bright and HAPPY! Please can you tell me , how do you hang your plates?

  • Tina at

    Love your home. Could you share where you got the 10-globe, multi length light that is in your foyer? I would just LOVE one for my mudroom!

  • Jennifer at

    I was wondering if you could tell me where that amazing carpet in the living room is from? I’m super inspired by your use of colors and patterns for the nursery im planning.

    Thanks!

    Jenn

  • jessica at

    Hi Michael! I have loved your home over the years since the beginning of the blog and this new look is so fresh and airy! I adore how it is infused with homemade and diy goodness! Cheers!

    ~j

  • Stacey at

    This home is lovely! Could you tell me where the large colorful living room rug came from?

  • Jackie at

    Michael, can you tell me where you get the miniatures that you have in your potted plants? Adorable :)

  • Megan at

    I am about to drop a large portion of my paycheck on the cb2 triangle rug you have in your living room. Do you mind me asking how it is holding up? The reviews are really mixed online but I adore the pattern. Thank you so much! Your house is amazing!

  • Lisa at

    Things look great! I love the white barstools. Please tell me you found them somewhere online! I have been looking for simple, classic spindled bar stools for so long. Thanks so much!

  • Faith at

    I love absolutely everything in your home! (I literally can find nothing that didn’t make me smile.) I would move in today if you’d let me. (I don’t think my family would like to see me leave though, haha.) I want to ask about your living room though. I love the rug and the soft seating. From where are those?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Faith! What a wonderful compliment. :)

      The rug is from CB2.com and the couch is from WestElm.com.

      xo Michael

  • Katie @ Little House of Four at

    Hi Micheal, I’m thrilled that I found your blog! Your house is absolutely gorgeous and has so much character. I was in awe going through your summer home tour. You have so many awesome vintage finds and I just love how you mix all the fun patterns and colors together. So much great inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home! Katie

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much Katie!!

      xo Michael

  • laura at

    hi there,
    great house!!
    can you please let me know where yougot your double hung barn doors/hardwear? its exactly what we need! thanks,
    laura

  • Lauren at

    Adore EVERYTHING about your home! I’m due in January with my first baby girl and the poufs in your living room would be fabulous for her nursery! Where can I find them?!

  • Julie ABresch at

    Hi Michael,

    Love your decor! I’m currently tackling my 1942 home room by room and seems we have very similar style. I like to call my style “personally eclectic” :)
    Just wondering where you purchased your light bulb chandelier in your hall?

    Thanks so much!

    Julie A

  • susan at

    Your entire home makes me smile. So lovely and welcoming. Is the wall the fireplace on also the Aloof Gray by Sherwin?

  • Meredith at

    WOWOWOWOWOWOW! I just found your blog via thehandmadehome.net and there is NO BETTER GIFT on a Monday morning (procrastinating work) than seeing such incredibly inspiring and colorful home decor. I am so happy I found you! We are in the process of a living room/office makeover, and I am going to use your pics as inspiration. You are awesome and I am feeling so happy right now!

    If ever I can gift you a print from my store to add to your amazing art collection, I would be truly honored. Or, perhaps a pillow from my society6 store? http://www.society6.com/printsbypoppymae

    Have a great day!

  • Tera at

    So beautiful! I know this is a little late, but could you please tell me where you found your table and chairs? I’ve been searching for something similar.
    Thank you!
    Tera

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Of course! The table is from Pottery Barn (Sumner Dining Table) and the chairs are from Overstock (search black wishbone chair).

      xo Michael

      • Tera at

        Thank you!! Love your gorgeous house so much!

  • Julie at

    Michael, I don’t know if you already mentioned where you got your living room rug, but it’s amazing! Do you mind sharing? Thanks!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Julie – it’s from CB2.com However, they aren’t currently selling it.

      xo Michael

  • Lauren at

    Love everything! Those poufs would be perfect for my living room. Can you tell me where you got them? Thank you!!

  • gogo at

    Your home is such a breath of fresh air! It is happy, unique, and oh, so cozy. You have quite a talent:)

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