Thou Swell

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

  • FIRST LOOK: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS SHOWHOUSE 2019

    FIRST LOOK: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS SHOWHOUSE 2019

    Earlier this month I had the pleasure of getting a first look inside the 11nth annual Home for the Holidays Showhouse with Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta....

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  • MEGHAN’S JEWEL-TONE MIDTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE

    MEGHAN’S JEWEL-TONE MIDTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE

    This post is sponsored by SmithHönig but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! For this year’s My Home Style Christmas...

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  • BELMONT AVE DINING ROOM PAINT & PANELING WITH BEHR

    BELMONT AVE DINING ROOM PAINT & PANELING WITH BEHR

    This post is sponsored by The Home Depot, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! I have yet to introduce my dad’s...

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  • NEW AFFORDABLE DECOR FROM ONE KINGS LANE OPEN HOUSE

    NEW AFFORDABLE DECOR FROM ONE KINGS LANE OPEN HOUSE

    I’ve always counted on One Kings Lane for elegant style and lots of great inspiration – plus access to to-the-trade brands that you can’t find anywhere else. They’ve just announced a new in-house...

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  • A CHIC HALLOWEEN VIGNETTE FOR EASY ENTERTAINING

    A CHIC HALLOWEEN VIGNETTE FOR EASY ENTERTAINING

    I typically don’t do much decorating for Halloween, but when I got the chance to set-up a vignette with Amazon Alexa I ended up having a lot of fun celebrating the holiday with a subtle variation...

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  • A GORGEOUS GUEST ROOM REFRESH WITH SERENA & LILY

    A GORGEOUS GUEST ROOM REFRESH WITH SERENA & LILY

    This post is sponsored by Serena & Lily but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! Now that Grace is at college, her...

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  • A NEW SCENTED CANDLE THAT’S PERFECT FOR FALL

    A NEW SCENTED CANDLE THAT’S PERFECT FOR FALL

    This post is sponsored by Votivo but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! Just as the temperatures dropped I received a...

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  • FIVE IDEAS FOR WHAT TO HANG ABOVE YOUR BED

    FIVE IDEAS FOR WHAT TO HANG ABOVE YOUR BED

    (via All Sorts Of) The space above the bed on the wall provides an often awkward hole in the room which can be hard to fill with the right piece that will bring balance to the room (and a...

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  • LATEST PINS x KFD LABYRINTH RUGS

    LATEST PINS x KFD LABYRINTH RUGS

    (Knossos maze rug in Sky blue, image via Architectural Digest) I love imagining my debut Labyrinth collection of maze-inspired area rugs in homes across the world, so I thought it might be fun to...

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  • SWELL SHOPPING: A COZY CORNER WITH BUILT-IN SHELVES

    SWELL SHOPPING: A COZY CORNER WITH BUILT-IN SHELVES

    (via Pappas Miron) This cozy library corner of a living room by designer Pappas Miron is giving me all the fall feels! The pretty curves on the velvet sofa give the space a soft modern edge, and I...

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  • FALL STYLE FROM THE SERENA & LILY FAMILY AND FRIENDS EVENT

    FALL STYLE FROM THE SERENA & LILY FAMILY AND FRIENDS EVENT

    While I usually turn to Serena & Lily for classic coastal style and their signature blue-and-white palette, their latest catalog featured some really sophisticated rooms with a subtle fall color...

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  • MEGHAN’S APARTMENT: ACCENT WALLS WITH CLARE PAINT

    MEGHAN’S APARTMENT: ACCENT WALLS WITH CLARE PAINT

    This post is sponsored by Clare, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! This summer my cousin Meghan migrated south to...

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  • MY FAVORITE SOURCES FOR UNIQUE FURNITURE HARDWARE

    MY FAVORITE SOURCES FOR UNIQUE FURNITURE HARDWARE

    (via Kate Spade) When it comes to the quickest and easiest ways to update your decor, paint usually comes to mind, but there is a finer detail that is just as fast and makes a big impact when it...

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  • CLASSIC STYLE IN A HOUSTON HOME FOR NEW YORKERS

    CLASSIC STYLE IN A HOUSTON HOME FOR NEW YORKERS

    (via Elle Decor, photography by Kerry Kirk) For a couple from New York, Paloma Contreras brought a fresh, but classic approach to the couple’s new Houston home. Contreras’ signature blend of...

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  • THE SECRET TO A (REALLY) GOOD GALLERY WALL

    THE SECRET TO A (REALLY) GOOD GALLERY WALL

    (via Architectural Digest) While the term “gallery wall” may feel like a buzz word in the design world, the fact of the matter is that this decorating trick for filling empty wall space is not...

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  • 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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