SWELL SHOPPING: LIVING ROOM WITH A LIGHT TOUCH

(via Maria Santos Studio) I love every detail of this subtle Spanish apartment by Maria Santos, but I wanted to break down the cream living room design for my latest swell shopping feature and highlight the light touch in this…

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SWELL SHOPPING: LIVING ROOM WITH A LIGHT TOUCH

Cream living room design by Maria Santos Studio in spanish apartment in Madrid with facing sofas, linen sofas, cream rug, and greenery on Thou Swell #livingroom #livingroomdesign #creamlivingroom #creamdecor #interiordesign #homedesign(via Maria Santos Studio)

I love every detail of this subtle Spanish apartment by Maria Santos, but I wanted to break down the cream living room design for my latest swell shopping feature and highlight the light touch in this space. The color palette rests easy in cool, pale neutrals, with floating side tables in lieu of a coffee table, pale woods, and linen slipcovers on the pair of slope-arm sofas featuring simple striped throw pillows. The bookcases are beautifully styled with books and objects but gives everything space to breathe. I love the disco balls on the top shelf – I made sure to include one in the design board below! Shop the look below.
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NEW YEAR NEW ROOM CHALLENGE: APARTMENT STUDY REVEAL

Products for this challenge were sponsored by Milton & King, Mohawk Rugs, and The Home Depot. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!

Dark brown walls in apartment study media room design by Kevin O'Gara with Cranes wallpaper, green velvet ottomans, gold mirror, and Antelope rug on Thou Swell #study #studydesign #livingroom #livingroomdesign #apartment #apartmentdesign #library #librarydesign #mediaroom #mediaroomdesign #traditionaldesign #wallpaper #brownwalls #neotraditional #interiordesign #homedesign

It’s finally reveal day for my New Year New Room Challenge study design! I’m so grateful for this challenge for pushing me to complete my first full room design in my new apartment, and I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out. When I first imagined this space, I knew I wanted a cozy, dark lounge that was perfect for working, reading, and watching movies. Plus I was dying to paint a room dark brown, so I jumped on the opportunity to create my dark chocolate haven with this space. Get all the yummy details of my truffle brown apartment study design 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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NEW YEAR NEW ROOM CHALLENGE: INSTALL PART TWO

Products for this challenge were sponsored by Milton & King, Mohawk Rugs, and The Home Depot. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!

Brown study living room design with sectional, Cranes wallpaper, vintage gold mirror, and green ottomans on Thou Swell #livingroom #livingroomdesign #study #studydesign #wallpaper #brownwalls #sectional

This year’s New Year New Room Challenge is stretching out one more week so luckily I’ve got extra time to prepare before the big reveal next Tuesday! I’ve had lots of exciting furniture deliveries come in over the past week so I’ve been busy assembling pieces and placing decor in my apartment study. I’ve started hanging out in here in the evenings and it’s been so cozy! I wanted to give you a look inside the room at some of the design moments coming together and also give you a shoppable design board for the accessories defining the space. I love styling and these details are really pulling everything together! See it all below.
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A WARM AND WELCOMING MODERN RETREAT IN DALLAS

Minimalist kitchen design with red counter stools and marble waterfall island in modern Dallas home tour on Thou Swell #dallas #dallashome #hometour #homedesign #interiordesign #moderndesign #minimalist #minimaldesign #kitchen #kitchendesign #modernkitchen #modernkitchendesign #moderndesign(via Garden & Gun, photography by Lisa Petrole)

For a recent Dallas divorcée, designing a new home meant defining a new direction. The design of this new build reflects a thoughtful approach to contemporary style in a city full of tradition. The home highlights views of a sleek rectangular pool in the backyard and a giant red oak in the front, fondly nicknamed Big Red. Without losing the warmth of traditional design, the home uses natural light, local limestone, and a dose of minimalism to forgo fussiness for a refreshing twist on a Southern home. See inside this unique modern house below!
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NEW YEAR NEW ROOM CHALLENGE: INSTALL PART ONE

Products for this challenge were sponsored by Milton & King, Mohawk Rugs, and The Home Depot. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!

Apartment study wallpaper install with Cranes by Milton and King on Thou Swell #study #studydesign #apartmentdesign #apartment #wallpaper #wallpaperinstall #miltonandking #cranes

This week’s progress in my new apartment study included finishing the walls with new paint and the amazing Cranes wallpaper from Milton & King (see the room before). I also opened up the first few packages from The Home Depot with the first pieces of furniture and decor for the room! Before I move anything in, I want to lay down the new rug from Mohawk Rugs, so I’m waiting on that package to arrive so I can start installing furniture. I have yet to decide on the artwork I’m hanging in this room, but I have a gilt Federal-style bullseye mirror my grandfather made that I’m hanging on the wallpapered wall – get a glimpse of it below!
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