Summer Home Tour 2015


Well friends, it’s summer and time for another home tour here on IBC. It’s hard to believe that for the first few years of blogging I never did a home tour. Now, I have a full year of home tours under my belt.

I was looking through several of them recently and couldn’t help noticing how things change with the season and how much my style has evolved since last year’s Summer Home Tour. I think it’s also interesting to see the changes in my photography skills and editing style.

The other thing I really love about these tours is that they are usually done in conjunction with a group of really talented bloggers. While I’ve seen a few of the homes already, I usually wait until Saturday morning to dive into them all. Even though some aren’t my style, I have so much appreciation for the talent and hard work that goes into creating a home. They are truly beautiful spaces, so I encourage you to check them out. I promise tons of inspiration. All 30+ homes are linked up at the end of this post.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

For this year’s tour, I’m teaming up with the group of bloggers who are a part of an app called bHome. I haven’t talked about it here on IBC yet, but the bHome app is an online community of people who are passionate about home. It’s bloggers like me, brands like BHG and Domino, and readers like you! It’s free to join and download. It’s available in the AppStore and coming soon to Android. Feel free to check it out and see if you like it.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm
Okay, on with the tour! Not too much has changed since spring, but I figured you still might enjoy a look around. Plus, I’m hoping for new folks popping in, I hope this little tour will help you get acquainted and feel at home. As always, all of my paint colors can be found here.

Okay, grab your drink of choice and let’s do this!

gray living room

living room decor

As most of you know, my favorite space is my living room. (And, since someone will probably ask, I bought the rug from CB2 a few years ago. I don’t think it’s available any longer.)

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

One thing you’ll notice on this tour is the plethora of green leaves in my spaces. The foliage is from right outside my door so it’s free! I love the life, movement, and texture it adds to any interior.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

gold side table


Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Again, there aren’t loads of new things on this tour. To freshen things up for summer, I just moved around a few accessories, switched up the mantle, and added fresh greenery and flowers.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Same thing for my office space.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

You can’t see the large, dark worktable / island that’s in the office, but I’ve been considering swapping it out for a white dining table. I love this wood piece, but I think a table would function better. Plus, it would be great to have a white surface for photography. What do you think?

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Again, in the dining room, I just switched up the centerpiece with some more free foliage from my yard. One thing I love about the warmer days is opening all the doors and windows. The breeze that bows through this house feels incredible. I’m blessed with lots of doors and windows, so I let the sun and breeze in every way possible.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

gray dining room

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Just off my dining room is my side porch. It recently got a colorful and cozy makeover. In case you missed it, check out more of that space here.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Heading through the kitchen and out the back door, you see the new deck! This is probably the biggest change since spring. You can read more about it here.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Since I first shared the new deck, I have hung up patio lights, purchased a fireplace, and made plans for furniture. I’ll be sharing more on that soon.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Oh, and before we head back inside, I replanted my DIY hen and chick wall planter. It’s finally starting to fill in, and should look much better toward the end of the summer. You can read how I made it here.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Okay, back inside.

Over in the guest room, things are pretty much the same. This space has been driving me bananas lately because it’s not yet finished. I’m hoping to get in there soon and make some changes.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

I also have another guest room which has been untouched since I bought this house seven years ago. The goal is to get these two spaces looking on point before the next house tour. Think I can do it?

Over in my bedroom, I changed out a couple things since spring. I thrifted this amazing vintage dresser, and I seriously can’t stop staring at it. It’s the first thing I see in the morning and as odd at it may seem, it almost makes me giddy with happiness.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Over in my closet area, I finally paid some attention to the walls and hung a gallery wall of sorts above my dresser. I still need to switch out a few of the prints and pictures, but I’m pleased with the way it turned out.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Beyond that, I’ve been busy planting flowers outside, brainstorming ideas, and doing all those boring household tasks like cleaning, paperwork, etc. Oh, and for those of you who are new to IBC, I’m a big fan of baking and cocktail making, so be sure to check out some of my recipes here.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Summer Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

That’s about it, friends. What do you think?


Before you go, I need a HUGE favor from you. If you have few extra minutes, could you please leave me a quick comment below with some things you’d like to see in the coming months on IBC. I know that everyone is going to have a different opinion, but I’d love to hear what you think. Do you want more home decor? DIY? Crafts? More recipes? Baking? Cooking? More entertaining ideas? Party tips? More personal / life-related posts? Stick with a balance of everything? I know this is ultimately my space, but I am curious about what you like best. Any comments below would be so appreciated.

Again, all of the bHome bloggers’ beautiful spaces are below. Be sure to check them out and give them some love. Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for joining me for another home tour!

My Soulful Home
Home Made by Carmona
AKA Design
On Sutton Place

Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Garden Therapy
At The Picket Fence
Unskinny Boppy
Miss Mustard Seed
French Country Cottage

Housepitality Designs
Craftberry Bush
Cupcakes and Crinoline
Shabby Art Boutique
Setting For Four
A Healthy Life For Me

Southern Hospitality
Top This Top That
Rooms FOR Rent
Savvy Southern Style
Lilacs & Longhorns
Eclectically Vintage
Cynthia Weber Design

Maison de Pax
Buckets of Burlap
Love of Home
Edith & Evelyn
Inspired By Charm

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  • susan at

    Wow! Your home is gorgeous! I love the mantel and bookcases with the windows so perfect! I love your style! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      So sweet! Thanks Susan!

      xo Michael

  • Katie @ Little House of Four at

    WOW, I don’t even know where to begin! I always look forward to your home tours and they leave me speechless every time! You have such an eye for design and I love that you’re not afraid of color. SO much beautiful inspiration! Thank for so much for sharing.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Katie. πŸ™‚

      xo Michael

  • laura@top this top that at

    michael, first off I always love coming by to your blog. i love your use of color and how you accessorize in your home.I wanted to ask, the blue and white bedding, where is that from? And that aqua lamp. Love. To many like this are not tall enough but your’s is. Enjoy that new deck.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hey Laura! The bedding is from Pottery Barn. The lamp is from the Color Plus collection at Lamps Plus.

      Hope that helps! Thank you!! πŸ™‚
      xo Michael

  • debbiedoos at

    You have such a knack Michael for decorating. Truly gorgeous. I am inspired by your charm and love for decorating!

  • Kara at

    I have major house envy! Beautifully done. I love all the colors and how it’s pulled together. So many different colors….but not over done. Love it!

  • LUCY at

    SIGH….Michael, what else can I say about your space that I haven’t said before? You have a gift…xo

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That means SO MUCH coming from you! Thank you SO MUCH!!

      xo Michael

  • Bluwatergal at

    Beautiful tour ~ thanks so much for sharing. Your new deck and porch updates are perfect inspirations for summer! I love your decor, crafts and cocktail posts. Oh and the recipes too! Charm on!! Bwg ~~~

  • Vanessa at

    I always love everything you do!! πŸ™‚ As far as what I would like to see; I really love the balance of life, decor, recipes-etc. As a DIY’er I like to see projects, that helps me to think out of the box a little. You are doing a great job, just being yourself and doing what’s natural for you.

    FYI-would like more of your BB recipes -we eat breakfast for dinner all the time!

    Happy Weekend!

  • Ann at

    Oh Michael. This is utterly amazing…you are blessed with a gift and the best thing is that you are not wasting it. You are embracing it. Well done.

  • Shirley@Housepitality Designs at

    First of all I cannot think of a thing that you do not already so exquisitely present for our sheer enjoyment. You define perfection and inspiration. I am always in awe of the amazing way that you use color in your home. Now if you can only find a way to pass one of your amazing baked goods and a drink through the screen, I would be a most happy person!!!….Incredible tour…happy to party with you this week.

  • Kelly at

    Michael I love your home in any season! I am doing the same with all the lush greenery . Love that pop of fresh color! Speaking fresh LOVE your new outdoor space! So happy to be touring with you!

  • Stacy Risenmay at

    Your house is hands down one of my all time favorites in all of blogland. It is so fresh and fun!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      And did you see someone’s FABULOUS BOOK made a guest appearance!? πŸ˜‰

      xo Michael

  • Cindy at

    Your home is just lovely, inside and out! What a warm and welcoming home! I enjoyed visiting and sharing today’s bHome tour with you!

  • Ursula @ Home Made by Carmona at

    Oh my! Your home literally has me breathless. Like, “dang, now I’m going to have to redo my entire home to look like that” kind of breathless. It’s perfect. Just perfect. Ok so, I live in the neighboring state, when can you get here to do mine?? lol!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Ursula!!

      xo Michael

  • Sophia at

    I love all your posts, but my favorite are the home decorating! Your style is da bomb!

  • Monica at

    Dear Michael,
    1) your bedroom is so handsome. Full stop.
    2) that first picture of the kitchen… oh! lovely!
    3) whatever you’re inspired to post is good. I come here because your voice is uniquely you and interesting.
    Happy Friday! I hope you and the cats are well!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I really appreciate hearing that! Thanks Monica!

      xo Michael

  • Jeanette Bruffett at

    So many spaces are coming together so beautifully! Thank you for having the courage to post these tours! I would love to see more decorating..especially outside areas since its summer and thats where my focus is. Cannot wait to see your deck all decked out πŸ˜‰ I also like your personal posts and the yummy cocktails you make.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much for the feedback and kind compliments Jeanette!

      xo Michael

  • Amanda Taylor at

    I love it all! So, a balance of everything works for me πŸ™‚
    Also, I’d be giddy over that dresser too! Gorgeous!

  • Elle at

    I love the color palette and mix of old and new on your porch. What a beautiful place to relax. Lucky you!

  • Emmalee Szwedko at

    Dear Michael,
    LOVE your blog and style! My 13-year-old daughter and I have tried several of your recipes…the cinnamon cake is one of our favorites. Where is your kitchen/back door rug from?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

      It’s from FLOR.

      xo Michael

  • Cynthia @ A Button Tufted Life… Cynthia Weber Design at

    I am always inspired by charm… but today I am inspired by Michael!
    I adore your clever and effective use of colour!
    Layered, textured and filled with interesting unexpected whimsy… so lovely!
    Thank you for the tour. I am so happy to be a part of bHome with you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That is beyond sweet, Cynthia! Thank you so much!

      xo Michael

  • Lisa at

    Love you house! I wouldn’t change a thing. Beautiful!

  • Jill G at

    Love the blue and gold!

    I’d like to see more personal posts, maybe some diy on plant/flower arranging, also I’d love to find out where you shop for home decor and any tips/tricks you have πŸ™‚

  • Megan at

    Love, love, love your home. If I could pick any of these homes on this tour to live in, it would be yours. Hands down. The colors, furniture, bright, well lit rooms… All of it! Even the large brass cat, although I think my almost 2 year old would use it as a weapon.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That is quite the compliment, Megan! Thank you so much. πŸ™‚ And that cat could totally be used as a weapon.

      xo Michael

  • Jess at

    Your home is so beautiful. Even on a computer screen I can tell how warm, inviting and personalized it is. You have a real eye for style. When can you come to Wisconsin to decorate my house!? πŸ™‚

    Your blog is on my (very small) must read list so please keep doing what you’re doing! If I HAD to pick topics, I would say decorating, DIY, personal life and cooking/baking recipes.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Jess, thanks so much for your wonderful compliments and I appreciate your feedback on IBC content. It really helps!

      xo Michael

  • Becky at

    So fresh & summery! Love every detail πŸ™‚

  • val at

    wow. what a beautiful space. keep up the good work.

  • Julie Blanner at

    It’s so bright and cheerful, Michael! I love all of the greens. Happy Summer!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at


      xo Michael

  • Vanessa at

    Michael every.single.detail is perfection and yet none of it has that ‘perfect’ feel to it if that makes sense! LOL! It is so obvious that you have poured over carefully creating each space and choosing each piece but what is also obvious is just how welcoming and accessible it all is. That, in my opinion, is the definition of great design! Such an honor to be part of the tour with you this week!

  • ginette4 at

    Love your home..pops of colour well done
    bHome username; ginette4

  • jenw at

    Ahhh! I can finally comment! Your blog does not like the out dated IE browser on my work computer, and since I check your blog on my lunch hour I never get to comment! πŸ™ I like the balance of posts that you’ve struck on IBC…a little of everything. The decor and DIY posts are my favorite, but I’ve also made a couple of your recipes with success so I don’t want to see those go! πŸ™‚

    I really like your closet gallery wall. I like that you used a mirror, as is traditional over a dresser, but off set it so it’s more a piece of the whole gallery. It’s really nice.

  • Sue at

    Beautiful home tour! I wish you could come over and redo my house! I always feel like you inspire me with something when I read here ( like using foliage from outside… so easy and simple but I wouldn’t have thought to do it myself). Like pretty much everyone else said, I think you have a really great balance on your blog. I also love your blog for your “unique voice” and it’s fresh and exciting to see you continually evolve and grow in your interests and style. As always, very inspiring to me πŸ™‚

  • Sandy at

    i’ve been following your blog for the past six months and I have enjoyed the decorating of each room and your deck. I really am anxious to try many of your recipes. Keep inspiring. You are doing what you love and it shows.

  • Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique at

    Michael, your home is a true joy and reflection of you. Interesting pieces and collections at every turn, full of colour and movement and obviously decorated through passion, not to conform to a current trend… I love that. Definitely one of my favourites on the bHome summer tour.

  • Yvonne @ StoneGable at

    Oh my goodness, Michael. Your home is a breath of freshly colored air! I love EVERYTHING about it!!! Your eye for detail is masterful!!! You have chosen every element in your your home with such decor wisdom and love and it sure shows. I’m going to take some extra time to pour over your home this weekend!!!

  • Julie at

    I love your home. As for what I like to see on your site: I LOVE all the DIY posts and also I enjoy your personal life posts too. I would love to see more gardening/plants posts as well; but I love your blog, and it’s one of my favourites!

  • Mel at

    Looks great as always!

    I would love to see more DIY and maybe some more outdoors stuff!

    Love how the porch turned out and I agree that the red seems to work great with the brick colour.

  • Billie Jo at

    Your style is amazing! I was wondering if you can tell me where you got the beautiful small round side table in the bedroom? Thank you and what an eye you have for decorating.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! And yes, it’s from West Elm. They have two sizes, it’s the smaller one. I’ll be putting a “Shop this Post” slider at the end of the post linking up some of the pieces in my space.

      xo Michael

  • Cassandra E at

    I’m just visiting from Bhome. (Cassandra E) Maybe I’ll return! I love your home. True, it’s not my style, but what you have done is impeccable. I love the wall colors and all your finishing touches. Since I haven’t been a visitor before, couldn’t tell you what I’d like more of, but I think whatever you serve up will be inspired!

  • Debra W at

    I agree with everyone else, LOVE everything about your blog just as it is. If I had to choose anything to add; it would be a more personal note about you, your life, etc. You have a very refreshing honesty about yourself that I admire. Your home is absolutely beautiful. Love how it is light and airy. So welcoming and comfortable. And just the right amount of color. You are very talented. πŸ™‚

  • Kay at

    Ditto to everything that the other comments posted above! I love your home — the colors, furnishings, accessories — EVERYTHING. Just looking at your rooms inspires me. What can I do in my home that will make it more interesting – more Michael-like.

  • Courtney at

    Just love your home Michael!! So fun, colorful and charming- and loving the pops of coral!

  • Rachel Showers at

    I adore your outdoor spaces! I have an odd space in my backyard and you have given me some great places to start. I would love some more entertaining and cocktail ideas. Confession…I had 2 friends over and I made quite a few of the cocktails you have added. I host outdoor movie nights every Friday through October and could use l a lot more tasty adult beverages. Thank you in advance for all of your hard work.

  • Lisa @ Shine Your Light at

    Michael I love your home! It’s so colorful and fun, and has so much personality!! I love all your typography art and all that beautiful natural light!

  • Kim at

    Michael, I love touring your home because it is filled with color. So nice to see that and also the whimsy added. I love a touch of whimsy in each room so things aren’t so stiff. Glad to be a part of bHome with you.

  • Whitney at

    Looks great! I prefer your decorating and DIY posts but my favorites are your posts involving plants and outdoor spaces. I feel that most blogs spend little to no time on that besides-“I added a plant.” I would love for you to continue with posts about your outdoor spaces and specifically what plants you are using inside–both potted and cut flowers/branches. I’m so glad your hens and chicks planter is back up!!! I’ve been wanting to try that. Let us know if there are any tips you have learned. Thanks!

  • Tracey at

    Hi Michael,

    I was so excited to find your blog over the weekend! I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed my free time reading it as much as I could. Your home is so charming and cozy! You’re so very talented and I look forward to your future blog posts. Thank you for sharing your gift with the rest of us!

    Tracey (From KY)

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much Tracey! Happy to have you following along.

      xo Michael

  • gaby at

    Love your bedside table!! Thanks for the tour πŸ™‚
    I definitely want more DIY !

  • Tracey (From KY) at

    I would love to see a blog post on your fave top 10 purchases of all time. It can be a great furniture find ,or a small little decor item that you scored at Target etc… A picture of the item and where you found it I think would be fun to know. πŸ™‚

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I love this idea Tracey! Adding it to the list. Thanks!!

      xo Michael

  • Fauzi Putra at

    The thing that I look forward every season is Home Tour and I find it always great man.
    Looks so cozy and colourful indeed. love love love

    @ziiarch |

  • Karen at

    I looked at all the other blogs on the home tour list hoping to find another similar to yours to follow but yours is still my absolute favorite. It’s so unique and colorful. No one else holds a candle to it!

  • Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline at

    I wanted to pick one thing to say, “oh, I really love that,” but I can’t narrow it down ~ I love it all. Everything looks so fresh with a touch of bold and the mini pie in the cast iron skillet with ice cream ~ the perfect ending to my visit.

    I’m so happy to have been a part of the bHome tour with you!

    Have a wonderful week ~ hugs, mb

  • Heather at

    Your use of pattern, color and texture is so inspirational Michael! I love your wishbone dining room chairs and that vintage dresser would make me smile everytime I looked at it too! Stunning!! I’m so thrilled to be a part of the amazing bHome team with you! Happy Summer! ~ Heather

  • Vicky at

    I haven’t seen your blog for a long time and the changes to your home are amazing!

  • Natalie at

    Where is your living room coffee table from? love that room!

  • Kendall S. at

    Hi! What color is that green piece of furniture in your dining room? It is so beautiful! Thanks!

  • Karen S. at

    Beautiful! Where is the mirror from over the fireplace in the living room?

  • anna at

    love the pop of colors! where did you get the white and yellow pouf in the living room from ?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      They were from Target a few years ago.

      xo Michael

  • Colleen at

    I would LOVE to know where you got your geometrical multi colored area rug! πŸ™‚ I love everything about your home – Thanks!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It was from a few years ago.

      xo Michael

  • Allison at

    What color paint is the livingroom?? Live it!

  • Louisa at

    You said the blue lamp is from Lamps Plus but which color is it? Also, how did you get the lamp shade in the same color?

  • Christina at

    Your home is beautiful! You’ve been an inspiration to me for some years now πŸ™‚

  • Dorie at

    I’m several years late on this, but WHY did CB2 stop making this amazing rug? I love it. Wanna sell it to me? Surely you’re tired of it by now? πŸ˜‰

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I agree. So many people have adored this rug.

      xo Michael

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