Thou Swell is fueled by the mix of traditional and contemporary design and a love for flowers, dinner parties, and big windows.

The blog was founded by Kevin O’Gara, the brother of two sisters and the best friend of a chocolate brown standard poodle. With a childhood love for beautiful homes and after voraciously pinning interiors throughout his early teens, Kevin decided to create a platform to write and produce his own content. At age 15 he created Thou Swell, named after the famous jazz standard and inspired by the song’s spirit and nostalgia. In just a few years Thou Swell has become a destination for interior lovers and entertaining enthusiasts. Sharing home and garden, decorating, entertaining, and a little of his travels at home and beyond, Kevin shares his fresh eye for design and passion for beauty.



Atlanta Magazine HOME: January 2020 Issue
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