Knock, knock

Hey everyone! Thank you for stopping by Contemporary Charm. Blogging wasn’t something I planned on getting into, let alone blogging about interior design, but let me explain.

The past four years I’ve been consumed with pharmacy school. Literally. Eat, sleep, breathe, study, repeat. When people asked me what my hobbies were, I never knew what to say. Who has time for hobbies? I might say something like baking or traveling, but never decorating. You see, I lived in an apartment where I didn’t feel the need to “spruce up” because it never felt like my home. I also never felt “creative enough” to style a room and be proud of it (I’m a science geek, c’mon). Instead, I chose to put my spare time and cash into things like shopping and other weekend festivities (no comment). This all changed last May when I finally graduated pharmacy school and moved into a home with my boyfriend Kevin in Charlotte, NC. What was I supposed to do with all this spare time on my hands? I swear, overnight I became smitten by decorating my new house. Ideas of color palettes, pillows, light fixtures, you name it, are constantly flowing through my head. Now, I spend my weekends [window] shopping at HomeGoods and Crate and Barrel. When I discover an online home sale, I get more excited than Christmas morning. Home decorating has not only become my hobby, but something that genuinely makes me happy, and hey, I’m not half bad at it! So now, instead of stressing about studying for boards and finding a job, I’m busy channeling my new found creativity into crafting my perfect oasis. So the short side of the story is, why not start a blog?

After some deliberation and brainstorming, Contemporary Charm was born. The purpose of this blog is to share my personal experience designing and decorating my home as well as provide tips and inspiration that I find helpful for decorating any home. My style is a hybrid of contemporary, rustic, and farmhouse with a hint of charm, of course. More to come on this, but for now I’ll leave you with a sneak peak of my mini home tour! Thanks for reading!

My “Contemporary Cottage”
The Entry — Say hello to my pup, Drake!
Guest Bedroom #1
Guest Bedroom #2
The Dining Room


Disclaimer: Y’all, I’m not a trained interior designer or photographer, nor did I study either in school. I’m just a nerdy pharmacist who happens to enjoy home decorating and wants to share it with you 🙂


13 Replies to “Knock, knock”

  1. Way to go GG Summer! I too love design! I play with it every chance I get. Like you, I have my day job, but when I’m not doing my thing in the advertising world I am scouring websites, blogs, magazines, local fabric stores, TJ Maxx, Home Goods, etc. etc. I have gobs of old furniture peices just waiting for a new life which I hope to get busy with after the holidays. I’m looking forward to following your blog and hope sometime in the near future we will get a chance to finally meet each other. Until then, your mom will keep me posted on all things “Summer”! Xoxo, GG Michelle

  2. Oh man, sounds like we are a match made in heaven!! Let me know if you get around to fixing up any of your furniture pieces. I would love to see the transformations! Thank you so much for reading! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! My boyfriend, Kevin, made it for me and then I stained it. It’s nice when you get a little help!;) I saw the centerpiece you posted on your page…looks great! I love the handles. Thanks for stopping by!

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