Summer Home Tour 2015

Interiors

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?

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE ON IBC?

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!

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

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

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

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

Friday
Maison de Pax
Buckets of Burlap
Love of Home
Debbiedoo’s
Edith & Evelyn
Inspired By Charm

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  • Elle at

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

  • Amanda Taylor at

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

  • 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 😉 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

  • 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

  • Sophia at

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

  • 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

  • Cindy at

    Michael,
    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!
    Cheers,
    Cindy

  • 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!? 😉

      xo Michael

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Vanessa at

    I always love everything you do!! 🙂 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!

  • 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 ~~~

  • 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

  • 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!

  • debbiedoos at

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

  • 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!! 🙂
      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. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • 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

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