Thou Swell

Atlanta fabulous interior design blog by Atlanta native Kevin Francis O'Gara

  • THE BEST FRENCH HOME TOURS

    THE BEST FRENCH HOME TOURS

    (Home Tour – At Home With Pierre Frey) Since around the beginning of the year I’ve started exclusively featuring home tours from Southern designers, to focus on the New Southern style that...

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  • 10 FABULOUS VARIATIONS ON A STRIPED ROOM

    10 FABULOUS VARIATIONS ON A STRIPED ROOM

    (Steven Sclaroff via Dering Hall) Stripes are always flattering – vertically that is. Without realizing it, out of all the rooms I hand-picked for the roundup, all but one feature vertical...

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  • FAVORITE PIECES FROM THE GQ x CB2 COLLABORATION

    FAVORITE PIECES FROM THE GQ x CB2 COLLABORATION

    (Elemental Wood Desk) If we are going to apply gender norms to furniture collections, it might be said that CB2’s latest collaboration with GQ provides a masculine counterpoint to their...

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  • BESPOKE ATLANTA TUDOR WITH A SOUFUL TOUCH

    BESPOKE ATLANTA TUDOR WITH A SOUFUL TOUCH

    (via Veranda, photography by Simon Upton) The contrast of dark wood against lime wash that makes Tudor homes so distinctive was cleverly captured and communicated, elegantly, in this 100-year-old...

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  • TIMELESS THREE-SEATER SOFAS UNDER $1000

    TIMELESS THREE-SEATER SOFAS UNDER $1000

    (via Jojotastic, design by Anne Sage) Buying a new sofa is one of the biggest investments–furniture wise–that you’ll make in a new room. While it’s important to invest in something that will last,...

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  • TIMELESS THREE-SEATER SOFAS UNDER $1000

    TIMELESS THREE-SEATER SOFAS UNDER $1000

    (via Jojotastic, design by Anne Sage) Buying a new sofa is one of the biggest investments–furniture wise–that you’ll make in a new room. While it’s important to invest in something that will last,...

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  • GALLERY WALL MADE EASY WITH PLOTT CUBIT

    GALLERY WALL MADE EASY WITH PLOTT CUBIT

    This post is sponsored by Plott but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! I love discovering new products that bring...

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  • GALLERY WALL MADE EASY WITH PLOTT CUBIT

    GALLERY WALL MADE EASY WITH PLOTT CUBIT

    This post is sponsored by Plott but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! I love discovering new products that bring...

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  • HOW TO MAKE A RENTAL FEEL LIKE HOME

    HOW TO MAKE A RENTAL FEEL LIKE HOME

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve had lots of experience over the years with rentals, from houses to apartments. Over time I’ve learned...

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  • HOW TO MAKE A RENTAL FEEL LIKE HOME

    HOW TO MAKE A RENTAL FEEL LIKE HOME

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve had lots of experience over the years with rentals, from houses to apartments. Over time I’ve learned...

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  • THE BEST SOURCE FOR DESIGNER THROW PILLOWS

    THE BEST SOURCE FOR DESIGNER THROW PILLOWS

    (via Thou Swell – Beyond the White Lampshade) When it comes to the custom details that take a room up a notch, designer throw pillows are one of the elements that can play a big role. Designers...

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  • THE BEST SOURCE FOR DESIGNER THROW PILLOWS

    THE BEST SOURCE FOR DESIGNER THROW PILLOWS

    (via Thou Swell – Beyond the White Lampshade) When it comes to the custom details that take a room up a notch, designer throw pillows are one of the elements that can play a big role. Designers...

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  • EDGY ELEGANCE IN A LAKE MARTIN HOME

    EDGY ELEGANCE IN A LAKE MARTIN HOME

    (via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, photography by Erica Dines) On Lake Martin in Alabama – one of the largest man-made lakes in the country – Susan Ferrier brought her signature edgy elegance to a...

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  • EDGY ELEGANCE IN A LAKE MARTIN HOME

    EDGY ELEGANCE IN A LAKE MARTIN HOME

    (via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, photography by Erica Dines) On Lake Martin in Alabama – one of the largest man-made lakes in the country – Susan Ferrier brought her signature edgy elegance to a...

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  • SWELL SHOPPING: BRIGHT & LAYERED MASTER BEDROOM

    SWELL SHOPPING: BRIGHT & LAYERED MASTER BEDROOM

    (via CC and Mike) I love the fun layers of pattern infused into this bright master bedroom. From the pillows on the bed to the inviting end-of-bed seating area with a chic armless sofa, the room...

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  • SWELL SHOPPING: BRIGHT & LAYERED MASTER BEDROOM

    SWELL SHOPPING: BRIGHT & LAYERED MASTER BEDROOM

    (via CC and Mike) I love the fun layers of pattern infused into this bright master bedroom. From the pillows on the bed to the inviting end-of-bed seating area with a chic armless sofa, the room...

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  • KEEPING DOVE HILL CLEAN WITH BONA ESSENTIALS

    KEEPING DOVE HILL CLEAN WITH BONA ESSENTIALS

    This post is sponsored by Bona, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! While we’ve been living in Dove Hill for over...

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  • KEEPING DOVE HILL CLEAN WITH BONA ESSENTIALS

    KEEPING DOVE HILL CLEAN WITH BONA ESSENTIALS

    This post is sponsored by Bona, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! While we’ve been living in Dove Hill for over...

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  • DOVE HILL PROJECT: MASTER SUITE VANITY ROOM

    DOVE HILL PROJECT: MASTER SUITE VANITY ROOM

    This post is sponsored by At Home, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! The last space to be completed in the master...

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  • DOVE HILL PROJECT: MASTER SUITE VANITY ROOM

    DOVE HILL PROJECT: MASTER SUITE VANITY ROOM

    This post is sponsored by At Home, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! The last space to be completed in the master...

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