MEGHAN’S REFRESHING BLUE & WHITE BEDROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL

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Soothing blue and white bedroom makeover reveal by Kevin O'Gara with Behr Waterfall light blue paint ceiling, four poster bed, gold giraffe lamp, and Behr Swiss Coffee warm white walls on Thou Swell #bedroom #bedroommakeover #makeover #roommakeover #bedroomdecor #bedroomdesign #interiordesign #homedecor #homedecorideas

Meghan’s bedroom in her new apartment is the first room I redesigned, and we are off to an amazing start in here with the help of AllModern decor… This new room design is providing the most refreshing inspiration for the rest of her apartment. It’s light and bright with a soothing color palette but stays cozy with an infusion of classic feminine style. Meghan is a modern girl but appreciates traditional style, so this room is the perfect reflection of her old-meets-new spirit. After painting the space with Behr Swiss Coffee on the walls and Waterfall light blue on the ceiling, doors, and fireplace, it feels SO soothing in here. I also incorporated a faux fireplace mantel by painting the wall above the fireplace, and it draws your eye up the wall making the space feel taller and brings the pretty blue hue down into the room to connect it with the pretty floral curtains. See the whole room reveal below!
“MEGHAN’S REFRESHING BLUE & WHITE BEDROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL”

WESTSIDE TOWNHOUSE: UPDATING THE LIGHTING WITH MODERN CHANDELIERS

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Modern loft living room in West Midtown Atlanta with double-story window, antique chase, and gold sputnik Liberty modern chandelier by Hudson Valley Lighting by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell #livingroom #livingroomdesign #townhouse #loft #loftdesign #antiques #traditional #sputnik #chandelier #hudsonvalleylighting #homedecorideas #traditionalhome #traditionaldesign #interiordesign

One of the most impactful updates you can make to an interior is lighting, because not only do light fixtures make a sculptural statement, they also change how the room feels from the way they disperse light throughout the space. When both elements come together to transform a room, it’s so satisfying! I knew that updating the light fixtures in the Westside Project living and dining room would be so key to setting the stage in the whole home for the new design scheme. I turned to Hudson Valley Lighting for some stunning modern chandeliers to set the tone for the townhouse design and provide the perfect pairings to the home’s industrial architecture. See how the Liberty sputnik chandelier and linear Bowery chandelier complement each other perfectly in the living and dining spaces below!
“WESTSIDE TOWNHOUSE: UPDATING THE LIGHTING WITH MODERN CHANDELIERS”

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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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BACK TO CLASS: COLLEGE BEDROOM DESIGN WITH THE HOME DEPOT

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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

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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!

P.S. Framebridge is opening TWO beautiful new stores in Atlanta this fall in Buckhead and West Midtown!
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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!
“REFRESHING BLUE & WHITE BEDROOM MAKEOVER: DESIGN PLAN”

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