Thou Swell

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

  • SPRING REFRESH WITH THE STUDIO MCGEE FOR TARGET COLLECTION

    SPRING REFRESH WITH THE STUDIO MCGEE FOR TARGET COLLECTION

    The highly anticipated Studio McGee collaboration with Target’s Threshold in-house home decor brand has launched online and in-stores. It’s full of simple, classic accessories perfect for layering...

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  • DECORATING DETAILS: CORDLESS LAMP & SCONCE SOURCE

    DECORATING DETAILS: CORDLESS LAMP & SCONCE SOURCE

    (via One Kings Lane) Sometimes the best place for lamps is the most inconvenient place to stash a cord or find a wall outlet! Table lamps and sconces are absolutely imperative for creating an...

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  • WESTSIDE TOWNHOUSE: CREATING A MODERN ENTRYWAY

    WESTSIDE TOWNHOUSE: CREATING A MODERN ENTRYWAY

    This post is sponsored by AllModern, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! (Sources: Sconces, Mirror, Table, Poufs,...

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  • NEW PROJECT: UPPER WESTSIDE TOWNHOUSE INTRODUCTION

    NEW PROJECT: UPPER WESTSIDE TOWNHOUSE INTRODUCTION

    After we sold Dove Hill my mom purchased a townhouse with an exciting, completely different design direction in the Upper Westside of Atlanta. With some industrial elements in the open, modern...

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  • SWELL SHOPPING: A STYLISH WORK-FROM-HOME SCENARIO

    SWELL SHOPPING: A STYLISH WORK-FROM-HOME SCENARIO

    (via The Zhush, design by Sarah Bartholomew) Home office design – or lack thereof – have become especially important these days as we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID19, so I wanted to...

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  • FINISHING MY LIVING ROOM DESIGN WITH MODERN ACCENTS

    FINISHING MY LIVING ROOM DESIGN WITH MODERN ACCENTS

    This post is sponsored by AllModern, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! After getting my new sectional I was eager...

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  • 14 CHARCOAL GREY ROOMS THAT YOU WILL CRUSH ON

    14 CHARCOAL GREY ROOMS THAT YOU WILL CRUSH ON

    (via McAlpine House) Dark grey is a color that I absolutely love from open modern rooms to sharp traditional ones. It’s versatile and timeless – although straying into lighter shades of this hue...

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  • INSIDE CAROLINE GIDIERE’S CHIC MOUNTAIN BROOK HAVEN

    INSIDE CAROLINE GIDIERE’S CHIC MOUNTAIN BROOK HAVEN

    (via Veranda, photography by Brian Woodcock) Nothing makes me more excited for spring than a fresh, flower-filled home tour, and the Mountain Brook home of Caroline Gidiere is just that. With...

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  • WHAT I BOUGHT AT FINAL CUT: GEORGIA ANTHROPOLOGIE OUTLET

    WHAT I BOUGHT AT FINAL CUT: GEORGIA ANTHROPOLOGIE OUTLET

    Last month my mom and I took the trek out to Augusta, GA for the Final Cut outlet, a hidden gem full of scratch-and-dent deals from the URBN family of brands (Urban Outfitters, Free People,...

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  • THE ARTICLE GABA SOFA IN MY NEW LIVING ROOM

    THE ARTICLE GABA SOFA IN MY NEW LIVING ROOM

    This post is sponsored by Article, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! The second I saw the living room in my new...

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  • BEFORE & AFTER: DOVE HILL FINAL HOME TOUR REVEAL

    BEFORE & AFTER: DOVE HILL FINAL HOME TOUR REVEAL

    I’m excited to share the final reveal of Dove Hill Project on Style Me Pretty Living today! This project was so huge for me – the first involving renovations of any kind – and I learned SO much....

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  • SWELL SHOPPING: LIVING ROOM WITH A LIGHT TOUCH

    SWELL SHOPPING: LIVING ROOM WITH A LIGHT TOUCH

    (via Maria Santos Studio) I love every detail of this subtle Spanish apartment by Maria Santos, but I wanted to break down the cream living room design for my latest swell shopping feature and...

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  • NEW YEAR NEW ROOM CHALLENGE: APARTMENT STUDY REVEAL

    NEW YEAR NEW ROOM CHALLENGE: APARTMENT STUDY REVEAL

    Products for this challenge were sponsored by Milton & King, Mohawk Rugs, and The Home Depot. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! It’s finally reveal day for my New...

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  • NEW YEAR NEW ROOM CHALLENGE: INSTALL PART TWO

    NEW YEAR NEW ROOM CHALLENGE: INSTALL PART TWO

    Products for this challenge were sponsored by Milton & King, Mohawk Rugs, and The Home Depot. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! This year’s New Year New Room...

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  • A WARM AND WELCOMING MODERN RETREAT IN DALLAS

    A WARM AND WELCOMING MODERN RETREAT IN DALLAS

    (via Garden & Gun, photography by Lisa Petrole) For a recent Dallas divorcée, designing a new home meant defining a new direction. The design of this new build reflects a thoughtful approach to...

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  • NEW YEAR NEW ROOM CHALLENGE: INSTALL PART ONE

    NEW YEAR NEW ROOM CHALLENGE: INSTALL PART ONE

    Products for this challenge were sponsored by Milton & King, Mohawk Rugs, and The Home Depot. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! This week’s progress in my new...

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  • FRESH START: MODERN STATEMENTS FOR EVERY ROOM

    FRESH START: MODERN STATEMENTS FOR EVERY ROOM

    (via Nate Berkus Interiors) It’s the New Year and it’s time to take a look around the house and identify those key pieces of furniture that need replacing. A big furniture purchase takes a bit...

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  • NEW YEAR NEW ROOM CHALLENGE: STUDY DESIGN BOARD

    NEW YEAR NEW ROOM CHALLENGE: STUDY DESIGN BOARD

    Products for this challenge were sponsored by Milton & King, Mohawk Rugs, and The Home Depot. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! (via Lonny Magazine, design by Tim...

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  • FLOR MODULAR RUG TILES JUST GOT SUPER CHIC

    FLOR MODULAR RUG TILES JUST GOT SUPER CHIC

    (Roadside Attraction in Haze) I’ve been a fan of FLOR for many years (you can see their rug squares in my old old old bedroom here), but when I opened their most recent catalog I was so impressed...

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  • NEW YEAR, NEW ROOM REFRESH: APARTMENT STUDY

    NEW YEAR, NEW ROOM REFRESH: APARTMENT STUDY

    Products for this challenge were sponsored by Milton & King, Mohawk Rugs, and The Home Depot. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! (via Thou Swell – A New Orleans Home...

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