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
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  • Colleen at

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

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It was from CB2.com a few years ago.

      xo Michael

  • 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

  • Karen S. at

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

  • Kendall S. at

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

  • Natalie at

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

  • Vicky at

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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 | http://www.dapperhipster.com

  • 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. 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

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

      xo Michael

  • gaby at

    Love your bedside table!! Thanks for the tour 🙂
    I definitely want more DIY !

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Courtney at

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

  • 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.

  • 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. 🙂

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