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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  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!!!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 🙂

  • 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! 🙁 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! 🙂

    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.

  • ginette4 at

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

  • 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!

  • Julie Blanner at

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

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      🙂

      xo Michael

  • val at

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

  • Becky at

    So fresh & summery! Love every detail 🙂

  • 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!? 🙂

    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

  • 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. 🙂 And that cat could totally be used as a weapon.

      xo Michael

  • 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 🙂

  • Lisa at

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

  • 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!
    Cynthia

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

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

      xo Michael

  • 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! 🙂

      It’s from FLOR.

      xo Michael

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