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 into your home this spring – plus a few pieces of furniture that they…

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SPRING REFRESH WITH THE STUDIO MCGEE FOR TARGET COLLECTION

The new Studio McGee for Target collection home decor with neutral textures and the modern farmhouse look on Thou Swell #mcgeehome #targethome #targetdecor #decor #homedecor #homedesign #homedecorideas #homedesignideas #interiordesign

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 into your home this spring – plus a few pieces of furniture that they really nailed. This armchair on casters makes a great accent chair, and I’m in love with the curved foot console table. With the signature McGee palette of soft neutrals and simple details, these pieces are easy to add to your decor mix and great for styling tabletops, shelves, or seating with their pillows and blankets. Shop my edit of the collection below – and hop on anything you like because pieces have already sold out!
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DECORATING DETAILS: CORDLESS LAMP & SCONCE SOURCE

Console table with green glass cordless lamp and artwork in Sarah Ruffin Costello's New Orleans home on Thou Swell #tablelamp #cordlesslamp #consoletable #vignette #homedecor #homedesign #neworleans(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 inviting, glowy atmosphere with face-level lighting that’s much more flattering than overhead, but it can be tricky to incorporate lamps in all the right places. Enter Modern Lantern, a company I was excited to discover because they’re seemingly the only place to shop classic lamps without cords (they run on rechargeable batteries). While their lamps and wall sconces are a bit pricier than your typical lamp, they are so handy when you really can’t plug one in. As I’ve shared before, the kitchen is an unexpectedly great place for a table lamp, and so is a dining table or console table. There’s also the odd side table in your living room that might need a lamp but is far away from the wall – all of these scenarios are perfect for a cordless lamp. It’s also helpful when you don’t want that cord in sight at all! See some table lamp vignettes and faves from the Modern Lantern website below…
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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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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!

Modern entryway decor with AllModern grey console table, blue velvet stools, and sconce lights on Thou Swell #entry #entryway #entrywaydesign #entrywaydecor #entrydesign #allmodern(Sources: Sconces, Mirror, Table, Poufs, Runner)

Now that you’ve been introduced to my mom’s new modern Westside townhouse, I’m happy to share the first space I’ve officially tackled in the house, the entryway. Since this is the first space you see when you walk in – for both my mom coming in from the garage and for visitors through the front door, I really wanted to polish this space up first. I found modern entryway decor from a clean and classic console table to fun plug-in sconces from AllModern to outfit this space and make it a chic little vignette. See how it all came together below!
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NEW PROJECT: UPPER WESTSIDE TOWNHOUSE INTRODUCTION

Atlanta Upper Westside townhouse project introduction on Thou Swell

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 architecture, it’s a really fun new space to contrast my mom’s mix of traditional and contemporary furniture. When we first toured the space, I immediately fell in love with the double-story living room with an enormous window that floods the front of the house with light. Above the living room is a great loft space that will be our media room area, and the metal floating staircase in the middle of the living area makes a great design statement. It’s going to be such a fun space to work in and I already have so many ideas (think: Soho House meets Southern style)… See all the “before” pictures below!
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SWELL SHOPPING: A STYLISH WORK-FROM-HOME SCENARIO

Stylish home office design desk decor with painted floor, gallery wall, and fluted walls on Thou Swell #homeoffice #desk #workfromhome #deskdecor #officedesign #officedecor #bedroomdesk #homedesign #homedecor
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(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 share an inspiring work-from-home scenario that caught my eye from the Kips Bay showhouse. I love this space designed by Sarah Bartholomew, and it includes some essentials for a good home workspace, whether you have the space for a dedicated office or can carve out a workspace from your dining room or kitchen. You’ll need plenty of light, and I love how Bartholomew placed matching floor lamps on either side of the desk. You’ll also want a comfortable chair (preferably something upholstered), inspiring artwork, and something green nearby. It’s proven that just the sight of nature has many health benefits! Take it from a professional work-from-homer – these details make all the difference when it comes to improving productivity when you live and work in the same place. Shop the look below!
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