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THE ARTICLE GABA SOFA IN MY NEW LIVING ROOM

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Artlce Gaba sofa modular sectional sofa design in apartment living room with big windows, vintage Turkish rug, and blue velvet pillows by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell #article #gabasofa #livingroom #livingroomdesign #apartment #apartmentdesign #homedesign #homedecor #interiordesign

The second I saw the living room in my new apartment, I knew I wanted a long sofa wrapping around the perimeter of the space to provide lots of inviting seating that would take complete advantage of the space. I love the idea of a modular sofa that you can customize to your room, and I also knew the piece would have to be fairly low to avoid blocking the plethora of windows around the room! When I saw Article’s Gaba Sofa, I knew I’d found the perfect piece for my new apartment, with an elegant low profile, fluffy back cushions, and a light yet durable fabric that could hold up to Leo’s antics! Get a first look into my new apartment’s living room below.
“THE ARTICLE GABA SOFA IN MY NEW LIVING ROOM”

BEFORE & AFTER: DOVE HILL FINAL HOME TOUR REVEAL

Mix of new and old in living room in Buckhead Atlanta in townhouse renovation by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell #livingroom #livingroomdesign #interiordesign #homedecor #homedesign #livingroomdesign #townhouse #atlanta

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. The house was such a great collaboration with my mom as I worked with her furniture and art collection to reupholster pieces, let go of others, and bring in some fresh new additions that brought the whole look together. In the end, it became a mix of old and new, modern and traditional, all with a feminine Southern touch that reflects my mom perfectly. We really loved our time in this house and are ready for our next adventure in West Midtown (my mom closes on a new townhouse on Friday!). It’s super rewarding to see these before and afters… see them below and then head over to the Style Me Pretty feature for absolutely every angle of the house!
“BEFORE & AFTER: DOVE HILL FINAL HOME TOUR REVEAL”

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Kevin Francis O'Gara is founder of Thou Swell, an Atlanta lifestyle and interior design blog named for an old jazz tune, sharing home, garden, and entertaining projects and inspiration. Stop by to find an avant-garde mix of modern and traditional design curated by an emerging voice in Southern design.

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SWELL SHOPPING: LIVING ROOM WITH A LIGHT TOUCH

Cream living room design by Maria Santos Studio in spanish apartment in Madrid with facing sofas, linen sofas, cream rug, and greenery on Thou Swell #livingroom #livingroomdesign #creamlivingroom #creamdecor #interiordesign #homedesign(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 highlight the light touch in this space. The color palette rests easy in cool, pale neutrals, with floating side tables in lieu of a coffee table, pale woods, and linen slipcovers on the pair of slope-arm sofas featuring simple striped throw pillows. The bookcases are beautifully styled with books and objects but gives everything space to breathe. I love the disco balls on the top shelf – I made sure to include one in the design board below! Shop the look below.
“SWELL SHOPPING: LIVING ROOM WITH A LIGHT TOUCH”

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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!

Dark brown walls in apartment study media room design by Kevin O'Gara with Cranes wallpaper, green velvet ottomans, gold mirror, and Antelope rug on Thou Swell #study #studydesign #livingroom #livingroomdesign #apartment #apartmentdesign #library #librarydesign #mediaroom #mediaroomdesign #traditionaldesign #wallpaper #brownwalls #neotraditional #interiordesign #homedesign

It’s finally reveal day for my New Year New Room Challenge study design! I’m so grateful for this challenge for pushing me to complete my first full room design in my new apartment, and I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out. When I first imagined this space, I knew I wanted a cozy, dark lounge that was perfect for working, reading, and watching movies. Plus I was dying to paint a room dark brown, so I jumped on the opportunity to create my dark chocolate haven with this space. Get all the yummy details of my truffle brown apartment study design below!
“NEW YEAR NEW ROOM CHALLENGE: APARTMENT STUDY REVEAL”

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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!

Brown study living room design with sectional, Cranes wallpaper, vintage gold mirror, and green ottomans on Thou Swell #livingroom #livingroomdesign #study #studydesign #wallpaper #brownwalls #sectional

This year’s New Year New Room Challenge is stretching out one more week so luckily I’ve got extra time to prepare before the big reveal next Tuesday! I’ve had lots of exciting furniture deliveries come in over the past week so I’ve been busy assembling pieces and placing decor in my apartment study. I’ve started hanging out in here in the evenings and it’s been so cozy! I wanted to give you a look inside the room at some of the design moments coming together and also give you a shoppable design board for the accessories defining the space. I love styling and these details are really pulling everything together! See it all below.
“NEW YEAR NEW ROOM CHALLENGE: INSTALL PART TWO”

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