This post is sponsored by Votivo but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! Just as the temperatures dropped I received a package of candles and a…
This post is sponsored by Votivo but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!
Just as the temperatures dropped I received a package of candles and a diffuser from Votivo with their new fall scented candle Venetian Leather. This combination of saffron, suede, and sandalwood is absolutely perfect for the changing seasons and I’ve been burning my new candles every day since. I also set up their reed diffuser in our living room, which is right off of the entryway and makes coming home so inviting with its warm woody notes. See how I styled the candle on the desk in the Dove Hill living room and learn more about Votivo below.
The space above the bed on the wall provides an often awkward hole in the room which can be hard to fill with the right piece that will bring balance to the room (and a counterweight to one of the largest pieces of furniture you own – your bed). While artwork is a safe and well-traveled route, I’ve compiled a couple more ideas to consider that might spark inspiration for the perfect piece for your room or bed. After all, every space is different and bedrooms are the most personal spaces to consider in the house. Take a look at these five ideas for what to hang above your bed and let me know which one strikes your fancy! “FIVE IDEAS FOR WHAT TO HANG ABOVE YOUR BED”
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.
I love imagining my debut Labyrinth collection of maze-inspired area rugs in homes across the world, so I thought it might be fun to bring my daydreams to life with a little Photoshop magic. I placed my rugs in some beautiful spaces from my latest pins on Pinterest, and the intricate maze patterns instantly created statements in each room. I love seeing how the original designs translate across styles and how the classic colorways blend with each room. In the first space (above), I showcased how the Knossos rug in Sky blue looks as a runner in a stunning stair hall in Los Angeles. Hop below to see the other rugs in each room! “LATEST PINS x KFD LABYRINTH RUGS”
This cozy library corner of a living room by designer Pappas Miron is giving me all the fall feels! The pretty curves on the velvet sofa give the space a soft modern edge, and I love the depth the dark grey gives the built-in bookshelves full of beautiful books and objects. I’m really getting into the whole cream and tan family this season and I think it makes a beautiful pairing with jewel tones like the pretty emerald pillow on the sofa. Get cozy for the colder months with velvet-on-velvet and loads of inspiring books like the coffee table books I’ve picked out below… it’s time to hibernate and this corner is calling my name! Shop the look below. “SWELL SHOPPING: A COZY CORNER WITH BUILT-IN SHELVES”
While I usually turn to Serena & Lily for classic coastal style and their signature blue-and-white palette, their latest catalog featured some really sophisticated rooms with a subtle fall color palette that made me excited for the cooler months ahead. The rooms they styled featured deep forest greens, warm pink and yellow (like the bedroom above), and materials like suede, fringe, and tassels to amp up the cozy factor. The great news is that right now everything at Serena & Lily is 20% off, thanks to their annual Friends & Family event. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite products and rooms to inspire you below – don’t forget to use code GUESTPREP when you check out! “FALL STYLE FROM THE SERENA & LILY FAMILY AND FRIENDS EVENT”