The Inspired Hive

Inspiration for a creative home



Want to truly love your home? Want to decorate but not sure where to start? On a budget, and hoping to DIY your home decor?

You're in the right place! If you love DIY and interior design, you'll feel right at home here.

Photo of Nicole Brzuchalski- author of The Inspired Hive blog

Hi, I'm Nicole. Launched in 2013, The Inspired Hive blog is where I share creative ideas for decorating, design, and renovations. When we bought our first home, I decided to document the process. And now, I share DIY tutorials, decorating tips, and room reveals as I makeover our 100+ year old farmhouse, room by room.

I am particularly passionate about interior painting. I started helping my dad paint when I was a little girl, and I haven't stopped since! I love sharing my painting knowledge to help you tackle your home projects and create a home you love.

I would describe my style as Modern Traditional, but I truly love mixing styles from all eras. My goal is for this old house to feel storied and timeless, and that means picking up trends here and there from the last hundred years!
Antique secretary desk with vase of greenery, brass task lamp, and picture frame.

I love all things classic and vintage. I love to incorporate statement antiques in my spaces, but I'm very intentional about what I bring into our home. Waiting for the right piece to come along is part of the thrill of creating a room!

You can follow me on Instagram for behind the scenes updates.

My hope is that you will leave this site feeling inspired. Whether it's a DIY project, a decorating idea, or antique you want to hunt down. Sometimes the smallest piece of inspiration can spark the most beautiful ideas.

Ready to dive in? Here are some of my favorite posts!