BEFORE & AFTER: GRACE’S COLLEGE BEDROOM DESIGN MAKEOVER

This post is sponsored by Tempaper and The Company Store, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep THou Swell running! A few weeks ago, I flew out to Fort…

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BEFORE & AFTER: GRACE’S COLLEGE BEDROOM DESIGN MAKEOVER

This post is sponsored by Tempaper and The Company Store, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep THou Swell running!

Grace's college bedroom design makeover, college decorating, temporary wallpaper, chinoiserie mural, white bedroom decor on Thou Swell #bedroom #bedroommakeover #bedroomdesign #bedroomdecor #collegebedroom #collegedecor #backtocollege

A few weeks ago, I flew out to Fort Worth to help get my little sister Grace get settled into her first apartment. As a rising Junior, it’s her first year living off-campus, so I wanted to make sure she had a stylish and comfortable place to come home to after her long days as a dance major! I started out with a very blank slate and gave her college bedroom a completely new look while keeping it light, fresh, and relaxing. I found fabulous removable chinoiserie wallpaper from Tempaper that was perfect for a subtle accent wall, and the coziest bath and bedding essentials from The Company Store to complete the look. See the transformation below!
“BEFORE & AFTER: GRACE’S COLLEGE BEDROOM DESIGN MAKEOVER”

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TERRACE DRIVE PROJECT: KITCHEN MAKEOVER WITH SAMSUNG BESPOKE

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

Blue and white kitchen makeover, Behr Blue Nocturne cabinets, DIY rental kitchen reveal with Samsung Bespoke navy glass refrigerator on Thou Swell #samsungbespoke #bluenocturne #kitchendesign #kitchenreveal #rentalkitchen #kitchenmakeover #homedesign #diyproject

The kitchen in Terrace Drive Project was the most daunting space to tackle, but unsurprisingly, turned out to be the most rewarding! All it took was some great inspiration, which came in the form of Samsung’s swanky new Bespoke refrigerator collection. These ultra-customizable fridges look like pieces of decor with sleek colored glass and metal fronts that can be mixed and matched to your choosing. With this small kitchen, I selected a single-column model with a navy glass front that set in motion a crisp new color palette for the space. See how the new Bespoke refrigerator inspired an astonishing before-and-after 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 contemporary and traditional design curated by an emerging voice in Southern design.

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BREEZY COASTAL STYLE FROM SERENA & LILY’S SUMMER TENT SALE

Guest room decor and bedding with tan quilt, blue sheets, and white duvet from Serena & Lily best-in-class bedding on Thou Swell by Kevin O'Gara #bed #bedding #bedroom #bedroomdecor #guestroom #guestbedroom #serenaandlily #sheets #bedroomideas #homedecor #homedecorideas(Blakely Plaid Pillow Cover)

Serena and Lily’s summer tent sale is back and the pickings are good! A lot of the sale is from their bed and bath linen collections, which I’ve long been a fan of (see this guest room update and the duvet cover in my apartment bedroom). There are some great discounts in this summer sale, including lots of cute pillow covers and a few pieces of lighting and furniture in the mix. I especially love their blue bocce ball set you’ll see below – how cute is that!
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WEST MIDTOWN PROJECT IN THE ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION

Double-story living room with blue sofa, green chaise, cowhide rug, Article Abisko chair, and sputnik chandelier by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell #livingroom #livingroomdesign #homedecor #interiordesign #homedesign #homedecorideas

I am excited to share a first full look at the West Midtown Project townhouse design, as featured in the AJC’s Private Quarters column this past weekend! This project has come a long way since my mom moved in, as you can see in the project introduction. The contemporary architecture made a perfect backdrop for her antiques to really stand out, and I always love collaborating with my mom because the result is always a great combination of new and old! You can find a full profile on the house and my mom’s favorite elements in the article here. See a tour of the house so far through my lens below, and stay tuned for the master bathroom renovation!
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SWELL SHOPPING: A DUSTY PINK PARISIAN RETREAT IN CHICAGO

Dusty pink living room design with velvet curved sofa, shearling armchair, pink oriental rug, and abstract painting on Thou Swell #pinkroom #dustypink #livingroom #pinkroom #homedesign #homedecorideas(via Architectural Digest, photography by Aimee Mazzenga)

Inspired by a Parisian salon, this high-rise condo in Chicago was wrapped in a sophisticated dusty pink wall color and filled with an eclectic assortment of contemporary furniture. The wall color is Farrow & Ball’s Peignoir, which I’ve color-matched to Behr’s Grey Ashlar paint color. It’s a chic, ashy backdrop for the pops of bright brass, pink, and celadon blue in this space. From the curved velvet sofa to the chunky white armchair, the emphasis in this sitting room is on striking silhouettes. See how I’ve pulled the look together below!
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