Kevin Francis O’Gara is inspired by a mix of traditional and contemporary design, and loves dogs, dinner parties, and big windows.

Kevin is the brother of two sisters and the best friend of a chocolate brown standard poodle. With a childhood love for interior environments – especially homes, and after voraciously pinning interiors throughout his early teens, Kevin decided to create a platform to write and produce his own content. In 2013, 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 hometown Atlanta, Kevin shares his fresh eye for design and passion for beauty.

Kevin studied in Cornell University’s interior design and hospitality management programs. With a passion for transformative design and development, he brings a unique residential perspective to projects ranging from interior design to product development.

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Atlanta Magazine HOME: January 2020 Issue
Atlanta Magazine: August 2016 Issue
Apartment Therapy: Colorful Atlanta House Tour
Apartment Therapy: Dorm Room
BHG: 6 Ways to Paint a Boring Hallway
Ballard Designs: How to Decorate Podcast Guest
Design*Sponge: Tropical College Apartment
Design*Sponge: Before & After Bungalow
Design*Sponge: Before & After Master Bedroom
Domino: Dove Hill Dining Room
Floor Coverings International: Interview with Kevin O’Gara
France & Son: Sitting Down with Kevin O’Gara
HGTV.com: Top Rental Design Trends
House Beautiful: One Room Challenge Reveals
MyDomaine: Small Room Ideas
Real Simple: Mid-Century Bookcase Hack
Simply Buckhead: Old Soul, New Style
Style Me Pretty Living: Pool House Makeover
This Old House: Elegant Ceiling Upgrade
Quality Bath: Top 24 Design Blogs 2018

For inquiries, please email kevin@thouswell.com.

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