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TAKING TOAST TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH REVOLUTION COOKING

This post was sponsored by Revolution Cooking(TM) as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed are my own.

Revolution Cooking R180 R180 High-Speed Smart Toaster with three toast recipes for any time of day on Thou Swell #toaster #smarttoaster #cooking #kitchen #smartkitchen #touchscreentoaster #luxurykitchen #toast #recipe

Toast might be the most versatile food, and I’m thrilled to share three different takes on delicious toasts with the Revolution Cooking R180 High-Speed Smart Toaster. With precise control that takes into account the type of bread, starting temperature, and the desired doneness, the beautiful touchscreen on this toaster gives you the ability to perfect your final product! I loved exploring all of the options from waffles to English muffins, but I decided to take the average toast and share three recipes that will take you from morning to night with inspired flavor combinations. This new toaster is faster and uses less energy, smarter with custom browning and crispness, and locks in more moisture for a tastier toast. It’s the perfect gift for the foodie on your Christmas list – and you can now save 20% off the R180 Toaster with code REVCOOK20 until the end of December! Read on to see my three spins on delicious toast for any time of day.
“TAKING TOAST TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH REVOLUTION COOKING”

STYLISH HOME TOURS FROM SPAIN

Modern kitchen design in Barcelona with gallery wall, kitchen island, and ceiling beams on Thou Swell #hometour #spanishhome #eclecticstyle #interiordesign #spanishdesign #homedesign #housetour #spanishstyle #homedecorideas(Home Tour – Australian Simplicity in Barcelona)

After sharing 16 stunning home tours from France a few months ago, I thought I would dive into my archives again to share a roundup of the most stylish Spanish home tours. The Spaniards are brilliant at mixing new and old, and they often do it with a healthy dose of whimsy too! Many of the homes I’ve shared on Thou Swell are fun, eclectic, and play with contrasts of colors and styles without fear. It makes sense that a culture full of vivacious warmth would reflect the same in their interiors, and the personality really shines through in these tours below. Hop on below to tour these spaces from Madrid to Barcelona…
“STYLISH HOME TOURS FROM SPAIN”

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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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A FRESH & APPROACHABLE THANKSGIVING TABLE SETTING

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!

A fresh and approachable Thanksgiving table with Serena & Lily rattan placemats and decor by Kevin Francis O'Gara #thanksgiving #tablesetting #tablescape #thanksgivingtable #thanksgivingdecor #serenaandlily

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays simply because it brings together family and food, and that is one of my favorite combinations. I’ve always been the self-appointed table setter, and while I love a traditional Thanksgiving table setting with place cards and lush flower arrangements, sometimes it’s nice to pull things back with a more approachable style that welcomes everyone to the table. Maybe you’re hosting for the first time or celebrating Friendsgiving, but whatever the occasion a simple, neutral approach goes a long way. I infused this tablescape with Serena & Lily‘s fresh take on casual dining and I love how it includes lots of natural textures and warm colors that invite you to sit down and stay for a while.
“A FRESH & APPROACHABLE THANKSGIVING TABLE SETTING”

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FIRST LOOK: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS SHOWHOUSE 2019

Home for the Holidays Showhouse by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles first look on Thou Swell #showhouse #hometour #interiordesign #luxurydesign #atlantahomes #atlantashowhouse #holidaydecor #holidayshowhouse #holidayhome

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. I’ve always loved this showhouse because it’s fully decked out in holiday decor, making it the most inspiring kickoff to the season. This year’s home is a Buckhead renovation, which made the architecture of the house especially interesting. There were so many amazing details by Harrison Design, like the clerestory window in the incredible kitchen above, but you will be really stunned when you see the original house, which I’ve included at the bottom of the post! Jump in below to get a peek inside the house, and don’t forget to buy your tickets to visit the home in person to soak up all of the great inspiration from this year’s talented group of designers.
“FIRST LOOK: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS SHOWHOUSE 2019”

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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!

Jewel-tone Christmas tree holiday decor with tassels and boho style from SmithHönig in apartment living room by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell #christmas #christmastree #christmasdecor #holidaydecor #bohodecor #bohochristmas #tassels #smithhonig #apartment #apartmentdecor #livingroomdesign

For this year’s My Home Style Christmas tree blog hop (see my college apartment tree from last year here), I decided to bring the holiday cheer to my cousin Meghan’s apartment in Midtown with a jewel-toned theme full of boho style from SmithHönig. So far I’ve only shared the accent walls in Meghan’s living room and bedroom with Clare paint, so you’ll see that we’ve made lots of progress since then with the decorating and I’m so excited to share this new look inside the apartment! If you’re here from Delineate Your Dwelling on the blog hop, welcome – I am a 22-year-old design blogger based in Atlanta with a line of maze-inspired area rugs under my brand Kevin Francis Design (you can see the Lucca rug in this room)! Keep reading for all the details of this holiday look.

P.S. SmithHönig is offering 40% off storewide (excluding one-of-a-kind and wallpaper) plus free shipping this weekend!
“MEGHAN’S JEWEL-TONE MIDTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE”

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