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WEST MIDTOWN PROJECT: ARTICLE’S ABISKO SOFA AND ARMCHAIR

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.

Modern living room design with blue sofa and armchair from Article, Abisko sofa and chair, navy blue sofa, townhouse design ideas by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell #article #myarticle #abiskosofa #bluesofa #moderndesign #livingroom #livingroomdesign #homedecor #homedecorideas

The West Midtown project living room is finally feeling like a polished, cohesive space thanks to some stunning new modern additions from one of my favorite furniture stores, Article. You might remember the amazing sectional that defines my apartment seating area from the same company. I knew their high-quality, modern furniture would be the best counterpoints to my mom’s antiques and their Fall/Winter 2020 collection did not disappoint. Not only did I find the perfect sofa and armchair for this room, but I also accented with a handsome mirror, planter, and side table to pull the space together with some beautiful textures. See how it all came together below!

P.S. Don’t miss Article’s Black Friday sale, happening now until November 30th!
“WEST MIDTOWN PROJECT: ARTICLE’S ABISKO SOFA AND ARMCHAIR”

MEGHAN’S HOLIDAY LIVING ROOM DESIGN AND CHRISTMAS TREE

Apartment living room Christmas tree holiday decor with pink and blue, maze rug, velvet stools, and tan sectional by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell #apartmentstyle #apartmentdesign #apartmentdecor #livingroom #livingroomdesign #livingroomdecor #christmastree #holidaydecor #christmastyle #homedecorideas


I am excited to join in on the My Home Style Christmas tree blog hop to share Meghan’s apartment living room design with her holiday decor! I shared a glimpse of the dining nook in this post but haven’t yet shown the other side of the room, including this new sectional and my Anatolia rug in blush pink. You might remember her Christmas tree last year, and the color scheme has definitely stayed consistent with her new apartment featuring shades of blue and pink. I love leaning into the jewel-tones in Meghan’s apartment, so the tree is full of navy blue and emerald green mixed with this year’s addition of champagne-gold tones. I also added boxwood wreaths to the windows for classic greenery that softens space. See more views of Meghan’s living room and my new decor additions below!
“MEGHAN’S HOLIDAY LIVING ROOM DESIGN AND CHRISTMAS TREE”

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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 contemporary and traditional design curated by an emerging voice in Southern design.

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: VIRTUAL ATLANTA LOFT DESIGN REVEAL

One Room Challenge virtual Atlanta loft design with striped red sofa, teal dining room, and designer furniture from High Point Market. Room renderings by Foyr. Interior design by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell #oneroomchallenge #highpointmarket #foyr #atlantaloft #atlanta #loftdesign #loft #interiordesign #virtualdesign #rendering #homedesign #homedecorideas #homedecor

Despite this round of the One Room Challenge being completely virtual, the past five weeks have flown by as always! Today is the final reveal day, and I couldn’t be more excited to share my design of an intown Atlanta loft, inspired by the Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts and the pretend professional client couple who I imagined this sophisticated home for. The loft provided me with an edgy, industrial canvas for layering in my “new Southern” style with a mix of periods and patterns and a fresh twist in the color palette. I even managed to include my own Amiens maze rug and two abstract paintings from my Ida Collection in the living room. Continue reading for all my sources from the showrooms at High Point Market and to see the rest of these amazing renders made with Foyr‘s Neo software!
“ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: VIRTUAL ATLANTA LOFT DESIGN REVEAL”

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NASHVILLE WEEKEND CITY GUIDE: 72 HOURS IN MUSIC CITY

This post is sponsored by the Noelle hotel, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!

Noelle hotel Nashville boutique hotel in Printers Alley, Nashville city guide on Thou Swell #nashville #travelguide #cityguide #nashvilleguide

Two weekends ago I paid a visit to my good friend who just moved to Nashville, and had such a great time getting to know her new city! I’ve only visited Nashville once before, but this time I got more familiar with this approachable city’s cute neighborhoods. Music City is full of interesting history, friendly people, and incredible nightlife! I stayed in the Noelle, a boutique hotel part of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio, and part of the MakeReady Experience group. This historic hotel was built in the 1930’s and has such amazing historical details. The hotel is completely renovated and I loved how the modern additions blend with the Art Deco architectural influences.

I didn’t have to go far for a local experience – the hotel has a speakeasy-style hidden bar, rooftop bar, lobby bar, full-service restaurant, and the cutest cafe for a quick coffee or bite to eat. I absolutely loved being steps away from historic Printers Alley, and just a few blocks from Broadway (the center of nightlife in Nashville). See more of my favorite neighborhoods and hotspots in my Nashville city guide below!
“NASHVILLE WEEKEND CITY GUIDE: 72 HOURS IN MUSIC CITY”

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INSIDE A HANDSOME HOUSTON HOME TOUR FULL OF WARM TEXTURES

Houston home tour full of warm textures by Marie Flanigan, modern Houston house, living room design on Thou Swell #livingroom #livingroomideas #homedecor #homedesign #homedecorideas(via Elle Decor, photography by Julie Soefer)

Inside this warm, modern Houston home, interior designer Marie Flanigan infused the contemporary abode with a mix of styles, textures, and subtle colors. The result is a handsome, sophisticated house that balances the resident’s modern and traditional approaches to design. The home is carefully curated but leaves room for the couple to continue to grow their collection of original artwork. Like many Texas homes, the rooms are gracious – but the use of warm woods in the interior finishes and antiques lends a welcoming warmth to the design that balances the large proportions. Step inside this elegant home below!
“INSIDE A HANDSOME HOUSTON HOME TOUR FULL OF WARM TEXTURES”

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