About Michael

Michael Wurm, Jr. is an interior designer, cook, DIYer, and writer behind the lifestyle blog Inspired by Charm. After earning a degree in hospitality management, working for a luxury hotel brand, and purchasing and single-handedly operating a successful bed and breakfast (which he closed in 2012), Michael found his true calling in his blog. His motto in both life and design is “Be who you are.” His approachable and no-fuss recipes and ideas encourage others to “throw away the instructions” and stay true to their individual style. Michael lives in his hometown of St. Marys, PA with two cats, an addiction to sweets, and a love for anything gold.

About Inspired By Charm

Inspired by Charm began in 2009 as a way for Michael to journal his experience as an innkeeper. Over the years IBC has grown into a source of inspiration for many, including 3 million followers on Pinterest. Inspired by Charm offers imaginative recipes, decorating ideas, DIY projects, and entertaining advice. The blog and its creator have been featured by Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart, Apartment Therapy, Mashable, Houzz, The Huffington Post, and others.

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All layouts on this blog are created solely for Inspired by Charm (IBC). IBC promotes sharing of information and loves when others enjoy these creations enough to post links on their own sites. The exact layout or designs may not be used in another post without permission or without noting the origin. All photos and text created by IBC must be credited and linked to the original post. IBC reserves the right to moderate comments that are deemed inappropriate, such as spam links. Offensive, unkind, or unrelated comments or language will also be removed.

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