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MAKE IT HOME SHOWHOUSE SNEAK PEEK

This post is sponsored by Invitation Homes, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Product was sponsored by the following brands: DHP Furniture, Home Depot, Rebecca Atwood, and St. Frank. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!

Make It Home show house sneak peek with Invitation Homes master bedroom design by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell

I flew home from school Sunday and headed over to the Make It Home show house first thing Monday to get installing my master bedroom! The house we’re designing is a great example of the quality of the rentals Invitation Homes manages in 17 markets across the country. It’s so exciting to bring MAJOR style with renter-friendly upgrades to this pretty standard master bedroom. See some sneak peeks of my design with shots of my install progress below.

P.S. Don’t forget to register for my workshop on May 15th to spend the afternoon creating an inspiring mood board to take home with you!

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Make It Home show house sneak peek with Invitation Homes master bedroom design by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell

The chandelier is probably the most talked-about fixture in the room, because it is completely LED so it has no bulbs! The light strip shines behind the fabulous crystals and makes for a super interesting centerpiece for the room.

Make It Home show house sneak peek with Invitation Homes master bedroom design by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell
Make It Home show house sneak peek with Invitation Homes master bedroom design by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell

Installing the removable wallpaper was a breeze with such a small scale pattern because I could worry less about matching up the panels since the seams don’t show as much in all the business. I would definitely recommend finding a busier pattern if the installation makes you nervous!

Make It Home show house sneak peek with Invitation Homes master bedroom design by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell

The very first thing I did in my room was unroll the super soft Lucca rug from my Labryinth Collection of maze-inspired area rugs. It was so exciting to see the pattern in an 8×10, because I hadn’t produced it in that size before! The color is so soothing and complements the wallpaper perfectly.

Make It Home show house sneak peek with Invitation Homes master bedroom design by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell
Make It Home show house sneak peek with Invitation Homes master bedroom design by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell

There are lots of nice pops of brass in the space, from the hardware on the campaign-style dresser (also a super affordable piece!) to the modern floor mirror. You might remember a different mirror in the design board, but with shipping delays, I looked for a new one and I’m so glad I settled on this one, which has a really substantial size and beautiful marble at the top and bottom.

Make It Home show house sneak peek with Invitation Homes master bedroom design by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell

Styling is always fun for me… I made a major Target haul for a lot of the accessories and found these fun leopard bookends from their Opalhouse collection. So chic!

Make It Home show house sneak peek with Invitation Homes master bedroom design by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell
Make It Home show house sneak peek with Invitation Homes master bedroom design by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell

The textiles in the room really upgrade the experience. While the bedding was more of a splurge, it was worth it for the Greek key detail, and it was on major sale at Overstock. The curtains were very budget-friendly, but with brass rings (rather than using rod pocket to hang them) they look much nicer.

Make It Home show house sneak peek with Invitation Homes master bedroom design by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell

My Target haul included a lot of their faux plants, which are a stylist’s best friend. No mess and they stay bright green! I love them in front of the mirror with the chinoiserie garden stool.

I can’t wait to share the final room design! I made some major last-minute additions to the design that really helped to define the room. Check out the “Showhouse” highlight on my Instagram profile to see behind-the-scenes!

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