BACK TO CLASS: COLLEGE BEDROOM DESIGN WITH THE HOME DEPOT

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BACK TO CLASS: COLLEGE BEDROOM DESIGN WITH THE HOME DEPOT

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

Back to class college bedroom dorm decor interior design inspiration with grey bird wallpaper, blue decor, retro mini-fridge, and modern style on Thou Swell #backtoclass #homedepot #homedepotxbacktoclass #homedepotpartner #dormdecor #dormstyle #collegestyle #collegedorm #collegebedroom #apartment #apartmentdecor #bedroomdecor #bedroomdesign #dormdesign

Going back to school might look different for college students this year… I know many students (including my little sister) who will be spending even more time in their dorms or apartments as some classes move online! Whether you’re in college or just left, putting together a stylish and functional space is more important than ever, and I’m excited to share some ways in which you can pack in more style for your budget and space with The Home Depot’s Back to Class selection. I designed this college bedroom with student-friendly upgrades that are perfect for renters, small-spaces, and easy on the wallet. Get all the room design details below!


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PRESERVING MY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES WITH FRAMEBRIDGE

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

Architectural drawings in gold frames by Framebridge on Thou Swell #frames #framing #goldframe #homedecor #homedecorideas

I grew up in a saltbox-style home that my great-grandfather built here in Atlanta when it was just a small town. My parents bought the house from my grandmother and renovated it, adding a guest house above the garage where my grandmother eventually lived when I was growing up. The house was on top of a hill and was a mix of old heirlooms, me and my sisters’ artwork, eclectic touches, and family memories. Each spring, six cherry trees bloomed around the house throwing pink light into the rooms. This home was formative in defining the meaning of “home” for me and will always be a touchstone in my passion for residential design.

The day we moved out of the house I grabbed an old bucket of architectural drawings – sketches of the renovations my parents completed on the house, the landscaping plans, and even some old floorplans with my mom’s notes in pencil on top. After years of dragging this old bucket of drawings around, I finally have my own place to hang them in, and turned to Framebridge to preserve them in classic gold frames!
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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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REFRESHING BLUE & WHITE BEDROOM MAKEOVER: DESIGN PLAN

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(via Thou Swell – Guest Bedroom Refresh with Serena & Lily)

You might remember when my cousin Meghan moved to Atlanta last summer and we painted her living room and bedroom with two great colors from Clare paint. She actually moved to a new building this year so we have a new space to work with and I’m excited to share the first room we’re working on – her bedroom. I’m working with her existing bed, desk, and a faux fireplace so I turned to AllModern for some fun accent pieces and decor to give the space a new look. We are also repainting the space from boring beige to a refreshing warm white and pale blue combination, with a high-gloss finish on the ceiling and doors to bring a polished touch to the room. See the design board with all the additions I’m introducing to this bedroom and the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at the painting process!
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A FAMILY ROOM MAKEOVER WITH THE QUEER EYE FURNITURE COLLECTION

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

Queer Eye furniture collection family room makeover with modern decor, grey sofa, cream armchair, glass table, gold lighting on Thou Swell #queereye #queereyefurniture #queereyecollection #dhpfurniture #walmartfinds #homedecor #homedesign #interiordesign #familyroom #roommakeover #beforeandafter

I’ve always wanted to be part of the Fab Five, and I’m so thrilled to share a Queer Eye-inspired makeover for my best friend Emma with the new Queer Eye furniture collection that launched this week, exclusively at Walmart! The collection is full of affordable, contemporary pieces that make a subtle statement and can mix into any space or style. Emma’s sunroom was the perfect place to bring in a lighter touch and new, comfortable seating.

The modern furniture mixed in perfectly with some of their older pieces, like the coffee table made of hand-painted Italian tiles Emma’s great-grandmother brought back from a trip. This room hadn’t been changed in 13 years, so I was so thrilled to give it a true Queer Eye makeover to create a fresh space for Emma and her dad to hang out in! Check out my YouTube video for a behind-the-scenes look at the whole room makeover below.


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MY DORM ROOM DESIGN FOR THE HOME DEPOT SUMMER CATALOG

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

Kevin O'Gara modern dorm design for The Home Depot summer catalog with gray gingham duvet, blue storage bench, cowhide rug, and map wall hanging on Thou Swell #dorm #dormroom #dormdesign #backtoclass #homedepot

I’m so thrilled to share the dorm design I created with The Home Depot for their summer catalog – a room I produced with their incredible styling team from scratch. Inspired by the old buildings which housed my dorms at Cornell, the room features a vintage-style window – although in contrast to my old dorms, this room has a beautiful city view! The design features a mix of modern and traditional style, layered with pattern and pops of color to bring the space to life in a cozy setting. I chose a map wall tapestry, tufted headboard, and a white nightstand with a stylish x-detail. A blue storage bench provides style and function at the end of the bed, and a faux cowhide is layered on top of a practical patterned area rug. The workspace features a modern desk and bookshelf from the Donnelly collection and a mirror on the wall to provide a built-in vanity station. You can shop the entire look on The Home Depot website, where all of these stylish, affordable decor pieces are for sale!

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