Well, friends. This just might be one of my favorite days here on IBC. Not only am I sharing my Holiday Home Tour 2016 and my Christmas Decorations with you, but today marks the official beginning of 12 Days of Christmas!

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Now, if that’s not exciting enough, I’m also honored to be participating in Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk. I’ve watched with wonder as she has hosted this tour for several years now. When I received an email from her asking me to join the seasonal fun, I was filled with holiday cheer. This year, more than 30 bloggers are sharing their Christmas decorations! . Each blogger has a unique style so it’s inspiring to check out all of the homes and their festive decor.

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If you’re currently on the tour and coming over from Ella Claire, welcome to Inspired by Charm (or IBC as we call it around here). Kristen of Ella Claire is amazingly talented, so it’s an honor to follow her on this tour. Wasn’t her home stunning? Check it out here if you missed it.

How Do You Decorate Your House for Christmas:

Okay, now that we’ve taken care of the preliminaries, let’s get on with the tour! (I recommend listening to one of my holiday playlists to set the mood while browsing. You can find them here.) We’ll start in the living room.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

As you might have noticed, thanks to a new rug, this space has a different look. Last year I celebrated the holidays with cool blues, teals, and greens. This year, things are feeling warm and cozy.

Before we go any further – I know how much many of you liked my previous rug. I loved it, too. However, I was ready for a change, and this rug from RugsUSA offered me just what I needed.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

With the new rug in place, I opted for traditional reds and greens to create a warm and cozy space that’s ideal for enjoying a Christmas movie on the couch with a big cup of hot cocoa in hand.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I also managed to squeeze a tree into this space. I found this slim flocked pencil tree that fit perfectly next to my couch. Decorated in hues to match the room, it’s the perfect festive accessory.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

The star of my mantel this year is this pair of elk antlers that I scored at a local thrift shop. I actually live in Elk County, PA so the antlers are quite fitting. In fact, one of largest roaming elk herds is about 30 minutes from my house.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Adorned with fresh greens, copper ornaments, and acorns, my mantel is dressed for the season.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

My DIY wood stockings also made a return this year. You can learn how to make those here.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Side note: Be sure to check out Shop IBC if you’re looking for product links. I’ll try and link up most things there to make it easy to find and shop for products.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Since I eliminated the aqua from this area, I also picked up a new lamp to better suit the space. I also couldn’t resist this #naughty pillow from Grandin Road.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Now, let’s turn on those twinkle lights. I tucked a dimmable strand of LED wire lights into the greenery around my mantel. They are awesome. You can find them here.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

My tree adds such a magical glow to this space. I’m so happy I was able to finally have one in this room. Those adorable wood ornaments are from Tree Hopper Toys.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Colorful Christmas Decorations for your Home:

Okay, let’s head over to the office.

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If you’re new to IBC, my house layout is a bit weird because it used to be a bed and breakfast. At one point this living room / office space combo was sectioned off by a bathroom. Then it became a gift shop. At this point it’s just a big fun space for me.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

This is where the blog magic happens.

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Over by my desk, things are looking the same. However, I found a new home for my printer (It’s in my closet thanks to wifi printing.), so I had a bit of extra space for decorating.

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These trees LED candles from Grandin Road look great on a wood tray embellished with fresh pine. The geometric himmeli wreath over my Stendig Calendar was a HomeGoods find! I love it.

In this room I added yet another tree next to my office table.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I create a entire post on this Fun, Festive, and Flocked Christmas Tree. It actually has a little surprise to it. If you want to check out it’s secret, you can do that here.

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This tree is mostly decked out in ornaments from the allen + roth collection at Lowe’s. They are carrying these beautiful geometric ornaments this year, and I just couldn’t get enough of them. That beautiful plaid ribbon was a HomeGoods find! It’s perfection!

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I also baked up this beautiful gingerbread village with a cake mold I found at HomeGoods. That’s another little sneak peek at things to come during this years 12 Days of Christmas! (So many things to look forward to, right? I’m such a tease!)

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My favorite nutcrackers returned to my perfectly pink dresser. Paired with the newest Elf print from Lindsay Letters, it couldn’t get more perfect. “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

As we move into the dinning room, you’ll notice I filled a white vase in my entryway with fresh winterberry. This stuff is just gorgeous. I want to put it everywhere. This is the first year I’ve used fresh pine and berries in my home. I’m not sure I can go back to faux!

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I also picked up two of these gold peace signs from CB2. Given the state of the world these days, I couldn’t imagine a better way to greet my guests than with a sign of peace.

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I tied them up with black satin ribbon and more fresh pine.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas Decorations for your Dining Room:

Over in the dining room I opted for metallics, black, and just a touch of green.

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Going with mostly blacks and golds made me a little nervous since black isn’t a traditional Christmas color. However, with lots of sparkle, it came together better than I could have hoped.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

A few years ago, I never would have mixed gold, silver, and copper. This year, I broke the rules and just went for it.

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The inspiration came from various sources, but it all started with this Designer Lit tree from Grandin Road. It’s unique in that it’s lit with over 6,000 tiny LED lights. That’s not a typo. It really has 6,720 lights to be exact. (Unfortunately, it’s currently sold out for the year.)

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I’m not an expert at beautifully capturing Christmas tree lights (The the dreary gray weather wasn’t helping either.), but this is a stunner.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Pure magic!

It’s definitely not traditional, but when you’re decorating with gold and black, tradition kind of goes out the window.

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Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Along with lots of glimmering metallics, this tree has gold sequined unicorns, faux fur ribbon, and an owl tree topper. I’m so lucky I get to experiment with new trees every year. I honestly never expected a tree like this, but I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate around it.

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Over in the opposite corner of the room, I upgraded my $5 thrift store bar cart to something a bit more refined and larger for serving up holiday cocktails. (More about that soon! I’m trying to get one to giveaway!)

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Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I’ve set the table with a variety of things I found at HomeGoods. From the big mercury glass trees to the faux fur table runner to the dinnerware, black, white, and metallic never looked so chic. I’ll be posting more about this tablescape in the coming weeks over on the HomeGoods Design Happy blog.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I’ll also probably pop back in to talk more about this tree. There’s just so much holiday cheer. I can’t fit it all in one post. I did tuck a few presents under the tree topped with my free printable gift tags and DIY concrete ornaments.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Last, but certainly not least, I wanted to try something totally new this year.

Rainbow-Inspired Christmas Decorations:

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Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I decided to style my staircase banister with garland. This is something I’ve always wanted to do, and I’m crazy in love with it. I chose the soft pine garland from Grandin Road which has battery operated LED lights, complete with timer. Set it and forget it. (I’m sad to report that this garland is currently sold out for the year. However, you can check out some of their other garlands HERE.)

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With the green garland in place, I simply wrapped it with another garland of Christmas balls. (You might remember that I used it on my flocked tree a few years ago.)

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Two simple steps yielded this dramatic, colorful, and festive garland. If you come and visit me, you might find me sitting on the stairs gazing at it. (Please bring me a cocktail because I’m not moving.)

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I’d say my first staircase garland was a success.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

And that’s a wrap for my Holiday Home Tour 2016! I have a couple dedicated posts coming up where I’ll show you around my kitchen and take you upstairs, so please stop by in the coming weeks. The festive fun continues!

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Now, don’t forget to continue on the Holiday Housewalk. Next up is The Yellow Cap Cod. Sarah is such a talented decorator. You’re going to love how she’s decked her halls for the season. Head on over and check it out.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com



Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Thank you so much for joining me for all the festive fun today. If you want to see more of my home or how I decorate for other seasons, you can find all of my home tours here. If you’re on the hunt for more holiday inspiration and christmas decorations, click here for those posts.

Happy Holidays to my friends both old and new!

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  • laura janning at

    is it possible to love EVERY single thing and then some. Holiday perfection.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I think so! 😉 Thanks Laura!

      xo Michael

  • Layne at

    I just love everything you have done! The garland is especially fabulous, I would sit there and just stare at it too! Your whole house is really just magical. I really enjoyed seeing it-well, I always love any of your house tours!
    Thanks, and Happy Holidays!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You’re welcome to join me on the stairs anytime. Thank you!

      xo Michael

  • Chris at

    All I can say is Wow, Wow, Wow! Just beautiful. I absolutely lov your trees every year but the flocked pencil tree is so fantastic. I can’t stop scrolling through this post.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Chris!!

      xo Michael

  • Lisa Mothersead at

    I love the use of black and all the modern elements! Beautiful home! ?

  • Matilda Joyce at

    A. Love the newly neutral living room. It looks fab, and the wood lamp base adds so much warmth.
    B. I never would have thought I’d love black in Christmas decorating, but it all looks wonderful.
    C. That garland is everything! ?

  • Lucy at

    Each photo is better than the next and I want to move on but I keep scrolling to the top and looking at the post over and over again. You are incredible Michael.

  • Julia@Cuckoo4Design at

    Oh my goodness! So many amazing details to drink in. I always enjoy your fabulous mix of traditional, vintage and modern with no lack of color. You are so good.

  • Antonella | White House Crafts at

    Michael, I really love your home, especially your office. You have great style, and three trees! I am envious of all that space haha. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! I was really fortunate to be able to squeeze them all in.

      xo Michael

  • Angela D. Boone at

    Your home tour is lovely, as usual. I love your trees, especially the one with the trucks. Where did you find the plaid wrapping paper?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      The green and red plaid is from Target and the black and white plaid is from JoAnns.

      xo Michael

  • Jennifer Rizzo at

    Thank you so much for being on the tour and sharing your awesome home with us! I love your touches of red in your living room and that stairway garland!!! I am in LOVE!!!!! Seriously, it’s awesome!

  • Brooke Christen at

    You are awesome. I always love your home tours. You kill me with three trees and that amazing garland and all so unique and gorgeous. Merry Christmas! And I will be entering to win your giveaway!

  • Laura Jo at

    Oh my gosh, I just LOVE it all!! Your attention to detail is inspirational. I don’t know which tree is my favorite, they are all so beautiful! I’m new to your blog but I’ll most definitely be a regular now. You are so talented! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  • melissa newell at

    THAT Garland – #swoon! Loving the pop of green everywhere too…fresh! Love the tour..thanks

  • Sarah at

    Where did you find that garland (both the LED cedar version and the ornament one) They look awesome and I’d totally love to copy that look.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      The LED garland is from Grandin Road, but it’s sold out for the season. The ball garland was something I found at a local gift shop. However, I did see it on eBay last year.

      xo Michael

  • Vanessa at

    This is the day I have been waiting for…whoop, whoop! I adore the living room, I mean…I cold seriously take a cozy nap in there. Of course all the trees are amazing as always. I LOVE that you use your Christmas past stuff in different ways-so awesome! Merry Christmas!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much, Vanessa! I hope I lived up to your expectations. I’m always so nervous about disappointing people. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement! It means so much to me! <3

      xo Michael

  • Becky at

    WOW!! Love it all–love the pops of color and that staircase garland is simply divine!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks for your permission. Mic dropped. Cheers!

      xo Michael

  • tanya at

    I Need those Santa tags!!!! Where do o get hem!!! Love it all!

  • Margaret at

    Thought it’s not exactly “christmas” decor my favorite are the floor pouffs!

  • Cassie Bustamante at

    i don’t even know where to start because it’s all just so amazing and perfectly done. you do holidays better than anyone, michael…. seriously! i wanna come over! oh and LOVE those peace signs!

  • cathy claus at

    i have never seen a home decorated for the holidays where my head was spinning trying to take it all in, not wanting to miss a trinket! You outdid yourself this year! and there’s more! oyyyyyy everything is perfect! Gorgeous and impeccable taste!

  • Connie Thompson at

    Love Love Love the colorful staircase garland

  • Jodi at

    Everything looks AMAZING! I especially love the banister. So good!!

  • Diane@InMyOwnStyle at

    Hi Michael – you never disappoint, especially at Christmas time. Can I come join you and sit on your staircase? It is simply fabulous. All those colors make my heart go pitter patter.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Diane, you are welcome here ANY TIME!!! 🙂 Thank you so much.

      xo Michael

  • Pat Schwab at

    Loving your merry home. Pat S

  • Susan Abney at

    I think you have outdone yourself! This is the most beautiful decorating I might have ever seen. All that sounds like exaggeration, but It’s just stunning. I wish I had a home with your pieces and color schemes … just breathtaking really. Love isn’t a strong enough word and there is so much inspiration here!

  • Valerie Hill at

    I so enjoyed scrolling through your holiday images. I feel like I could connect with each space for various reasons. You have captured elegance, current trends as well as a comfortable and approachable vibe. Well done!

  • Nat at

    Love love love the classic style you went with this year. Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Loni at StyleLyfe at

    Aww, I LOVED your old rug. Your home looks beautiful. I hope you didn’t get rid of the old rug though! 😉

  • Lisa Walnock at

    Could you please tell me where you got the knitted turrets!!! Love!!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Lisa, you’ll have to help me. What do you mean by knitted turrets? I THINK you mean the poufs on the floor in my living room. You can find them on my shop page (towards the bottom): https://inspiredbycharm.com/shop

      xo Michael

      • Ealine at

        I think the reader means “tuffets” as in the old nursery rhyme “Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey ….”.

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          Thanks Ealine. I figured it out. Turns out it was a friend of my Mom that asked the question. We had a good laugh.

          xo Michael

    • Elaine at

      I think you mean “tuffets”, right? Just guessing!

  • Judy at

    Will you come and decorate my house? Beautiful. We have the same style and taste.

  • Kari Judd at

    I really Love all the Holiday Decorations!

  • Delores Clark at

    Love the flocked trees!!

  • Gina M at

    I love your photos and styling of your house for Christmas. I must say that the stair garland is my very favorite. I love all of the bright colors. I saw the wreath you decorated in the rainbow hues that I love as well!

  • Brenda at

    I love your style!!! I always get excited when I see you post something new!!! I love the peace sign hanging from your barn doors, I have barn doors and would love to get some like that. Where did you buy them from?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I found them at CB2.com. However, it looks like they are currently sold out.

      xo Michael

  • Jenna at Wife in Progress at

    Oh Michael! It’s all SO pretty! The flocked tree seems to be the thing this year (I have one too) and it just adds that perfect soft element. I ADORE your staircase garland too, the colors are so fun and festive!

  • liz at

    I am simply amazed at how you manage to create totally different trees every year – your creativity genes must be working in overdrive! Your home is so beautiful, and I am in love with the staircase garland. So happy you kept the pink dresser as it is one of my favorite pieces. A wonderful home tour with lots of great ideas!

  • Charlene Fledderman at

    Wonderful – love it all – Christmas time is my favorite time of year- love to decorate, wrap, and enjoy family and friends!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Charlene!!! Thanks so much for stopping by! So glad you enjoyed the tour!

      xo Michael

  • Amanda Taylor at

    You make the best Christmas trees! Love the garland too 🙂

  • Kelly Elko at

    Wow Michael you brought it this year! I LOVE the led tree and need one in my life and your bannister is stunning! So many good things – you’re officially off the #naughty list!!

  • Ellie at

    Michael where can I purchase an owl tree topper? He is just too adorable.

    So enjoyed your ever so special Holiday Home Tour 2016!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Ellie, there’s a link in the post above where you can find him. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • JoeyfromSC at

    You out-do yourself very year!! It looks stunning. I adore the wooden ornaments & plan to order some from their website!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Aren’t they great!? It was love at first sight.

      xo Michael

  • Trish Parrell at

    Michael, you are amazing!! I wish you could come decorate my home ?

  • Rebecca at

    You have a very beautiful home.

  • Deborah Rupp at

    Everything is so beautiful! Thank you!

  • Julie Blanner at

    I’m not sure how you do it, but your Christmas tours amaze me every time. Your decor is always so thoughtful, creative and beautiful. I especially love how you repurposed decor from previous years! truly inspiring.

  • Gail at

    I have so been looking forward to seeing your Christmas tour this year. Love the gray rug and the new look and feel it gives the living room! I also love how you have used green as a primary accent color with the metallics! Beautiful.

  • Barb Rajchel at

    I feel very fortunate because I’ve experienced IBC’s Holiday Home Tour in real life. From the minute you walk in the door, the smell of fresh pine puts you in the spirit of what’s to come! And believe me, it’s some of Michael’s best work. Idea after idea comes front and center, and yet it takes time to appreciate every little detail.

    You’ve done a truly amazing and inspiring tour! Michael. you should be very proud. I know I am.


  • Courtney at

    Absolute love!!! Gorgeous home Michael!

  • Teresa at

    BEAUTIFUL and so creative, as usual. You inspire me, Michael.

  • Pam at

    ❤️ There are no words! ❤️ Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous ❤️

  • Vanessa Hunt at

    Unbelievably fantastic!!! Seriously every inch is Christmas perfection but that flocked tree??? Truly my favorite!! You are so incredibly talented Michael!

  • jen at

    Omg, this is incredible! Ever inch is perfection, in love with so many things, ok everything! Happy Holidays!!! Jen

  • Jill at

    Every room is so pretty! I love it all!

  • Brynne | The Gathered Home at

    You seriously rule the Christmas decorating world! I look forward to your Christmas posts every year – super-long time reader, infrequent commenter! 🙂 I’m dying over every last detail in this post!

  • Melissa Michaels at

    Michael, YOUR HOUSE IS A DELIGHT! Every detail is so festive and well thought out. Even your SITE is decked out. And YOU are decked out popping into the sidebar with your Santa hat. I love it all. Great job! Thank you for the tour and all the fun you put into your tour. Thank you!

  • Bre Doucette at

    DROOLING!!! Like seriously, I couldn’t get enough. I know you loved my blue, but that rich green – amazing!! And love your mixed metals!!

  • Christy at

    I’ve looked through this post numerous times today. Your home is beautiful and the Christmas decor is to die for! Thank you for the inspirations.

  • Kim G at

    truly wonderful!

  • Shauna at

    Always a treat to tour your home Michael. LOOOOOVEEEE that stair garland! I’d bring you wine while you ogle over it but I’d have to hop a plane to do that…lol! Merry Christmas!

  • Theresa at

    This is my first introduction to your blog & may I say “Amazing!” You truly have a natural gift & an inspiring eye for design. Job well done.

  • Kristen at

    Your entire house is beautiful but that staircase garland is stunning!! Well done, enjoy the holiday season!

  • Cindi at

    Love the snowball garland AND the red garland on the fireplace, along with everything else you’ve done! Amazing job.

  • Jennifer @ Town and Country Living at

    Michael, I always enjoy seeing your Christmas trees and your stairway garland is AMAZING! Your #naughty pillow stole my heart!

  • Reenie at

    Absolutely stunning. I always love looking at your home and especially your Christmas trees. Love all the different combinations.

    I didn’t see where the lil red truck ornaments came from.

  • Lisa at

    Love your home and the way you decorate it! This year’s traditional theme is so warm and gorgeous. I also totally used your previous Christmas trees as inspiration when layering my wribbon etc. Love it!

  • Julie at

    Good grief, Michael, there is just SO much goodness here! Every detail is amazing, as always. I especially love the #naughty pillow and the Buddy the Elf art. But, seriously, that garland is killing me! My mouth literally dropped open when I saw it. You are fantastically talented, and I love following your blog and Instagram! Happy December to you 🙂

  • Shannon Fox at

    So in love with every single aspect and image of your decor and the tour.
    It was joy to see it all. Merry Christmas!!

  • Kimberly Duran at

    Every single detail is just perfection! The tree in the dining room though. OMG. xxx

  • Sandra at

    I always look forward to your home tours! Magical! I love your simplicity!

  • Sandee at

    Hi Michael I just finished your house tour and WOW WOW WOW!!! Your home is just beautiful!! You have soo much Xmas stuff so where do you keep it all???I especially loved that CUTE OWL on the top of one of your trees; where can I get one?? Also those elk antlers on your mantel are really eye catching!! Everything in your home is captivating; you are very very talented. I do not have a blog but I LOVE to read and see the the in side of other peoples homes. It”s almost like being a “peeping tom” [ha ha ] So enjoy your wonderful home this Xmas! Take care! Sandee from Fairfax Va.

  • Rachel at

    Best most favorite tour. ever. Everything about your home and the way you captured it makes me feel happy. Also– your blog in general is completely adorable– the festive header and footer, and then you, with santa’s cap, encouraging me to subscribe. Michael… you are insanely talented.

  • Victoria Wagner at

    Love your blog!

  • Vicki at

    Gorgeous! And was that a marshmallow wreath I saw? Magical!

  • Rachel at

    Beautiful! Is that a brass Santa on the hearth?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yep! He’s from CB2. You can find a link here: inspiredbycharm.com/shop

      xo Michael

  • Mary Aiello at

    It is magnificent and just stunning. What a massive labor of love!
    Can you please give the item number of the garland used for the steps? And how many ball garlands did you use?
    A fellow former St Mary’s ite

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Mary, The pine garland from Grandin Road is currently out of stock for the season. It was called ‘soft pine’. I not longer have the item number. I used about 7-8 of the ball garlands and 3 of the 9ft soft pine garlands.

      xo Michael

      • Mary at

        Thanks Michael, I did see soft pine garland in 6 ft lengths and was wondering if it was the same?
        Again sincere thanks for sharing and being so helpful!

  • kristin salazar at

    WOW Michael, your home is absolutely stunning all decked out for Christmas, no detail was missed. Thanks for opening up your gorgeous home for us!

  • Ronda at

    Simply magical!

  • Rachel C at

    I have to ask – what did you do with the old rug? Are you shipping it directly to my house? 🙂 But honestly, is it for sale?

  • Elaine at

    OH MY!!! Do I ever love your home!! I love everything and that garland on the stairs is gorgeous! Your style of decorating is absolutely FEARLESS and is a joy to behold! It is so unique, warm yet sophisticated and is so intriguing because it is so different and unlike anyone else’s! Bravo and Merry Christmas from Ontario, Canada! You nailed it!

  • Oscar @OscarBravoHome at

    Michael, Michael, Michael…. ? You NEVER disappoint ! You can do no wrong! Beautiful trees !

  • Susan at

    Your home is gorgeous Michael! The garland on the stairs is perfect and yes I’d leave it up all year LOL

  • Whitney at

    I love it! Especially the copper ornaments on the mantle and the gold sequined pillow on the couch. Very festive. My living room is black, white, emerald green, and gold all year. So, I think your dining room looks great. I add red at Christmas but maybe I won’t next year… Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Joyce Fodor at

    This sounds as if I’m stalking … I’m not… You said you live in Elk County. Would you house be in Ridgeway? There are so many beautiful homes there. We spend many weekends at Benezette.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hey Joyce! No worries. 🙂 I’m actually in St. Marys. But yes, Ridgway has some beautiful homes!

      xo Michael

  • Pam Clark at

    I’m your newest and biggest fan!!! LOVE your trees….and that stairway garland is absolute perfection!

  • Jenn at

    This is SO beautiful as always!! I love every inch of it (and I think I’m off to buy me some of those rose gold balls!!)

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  • Debra at

    I’ve been feasting on Christmas decor blog posts this week but yours truly stands out in creativity and originality. What a magnificent job you’ve done! Bravo for not following the herd.

  • Ardith at

    Hello, Michael. You’ve done it again. This year’s Christmas decor is fresh, energetic, colorful, modern. Well done you. Cheers and Happy Holidays, Ardith

  • Saundra McKenzie at

    I have looked at each picture a dozen times- simply gorgeous!

  • Amy Lambermont at

    Love your style and mix of old world / new world charm! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Sandi Benoit at

    These are all beautiful….

  • vikki parman at

    Beautiful a clean and refreshing look

  • Patti at

    Your home is so lovely and your Christmas decorations are perfect! You got skills! ?

  • Meg at

    Oh my gosh, What are you doing in elk county PA? I grew up there and didn’t know there was any style in existence up there! I have been following you for a long time and had no idea. Your web site is amazing! Keep it up!

  • Libby at

    I’m not a red/green christmas fan but OMG have you given this combination a fresh spin. Love your ideas in every room. Thanks for the wonderful inspirations.

  • Michelle at

    Hi! I’m deep in an IBC Christmas rabbit hole, so commenting three years too late. Every Christmas post is so good! Randomly though, can I ask where the wooden bowls on your dining room table are from? Totally expecting them to not be available anymore but there’s always a chance!

  • George Marshal at

    Michael, I always love seeing your Christmas trees and your stairway garland is AMAZING!

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