NEW FROM KEVIN FRANCIS DESIGN: THE WHITE ELEPHANT SIDE TABLE

Matte white elephant side table, plaster style white stool table, elephant figurine stool table by Kevin Francis Design #elephant #whiteelephant #mattewhite #whiteplaster #sidetable #furniture #design

I am excited to launch a new product category on Kevin Francis Design with my first piece of accent furniture. This matte white elephant side table is a fresh take on a figurine stool table and features a plaster-style painted finish that makes this piece perfect for any room. Whether you stack a tray, coffee table books, or simply a coaster for drinks this table can go anywhere and makes a sculptural statement.
“NEW FROM KEVIN FRANCIS DESIGN: THE WHITE ELEPHANT SIDE TABLE”

MEGHAN’S APARTMENT: MEDIA ROOM MAKEOVER DESIGN PLANS

Dark green living room walls with pops of color, eclectic home decor, living room design on Thou Swell #livingroom #livingroomdesign #livingroomdecor #greenlivingroom #darkgreen #darkgreenwalls #greenwalls (via David Cleveland)

The last room left to be designed in Meghan’s midtown apartment is the media/guest room. Currently, it hold a navy velvet sleeper sectional, white dresser, and light blue Lucca maze area rug. As you might remember from her bedroom makeover, the walls in her apartment are a terrible beige color, so the first to-do will be painting the room. With a more cohesive color palette and a few simple additions from AllModern, I’m hoping the room will feel inviting but simplified – a cozy interpretation of minimalism!
“MEGHAN’S APARTMENT: MEDIA ROOM MAKEOVER DESIGN PLANS”

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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SWELL SHOPPING: PRETTY-IN-PINK LONDON LIVING ROOM DESIGN

Pink London living room design with blush pink walls, tan sofas facing each other by fireplace on Thou Swell #pinkroom #pinkwalls #livingroom #livingroomdesign #pinkpaint #homedecor #homedecorideas(via House & Garden, photography by Paul Massey)

This sophisticated living room in London is swathed in a beautiful neutral pink (looks a lot like “Stolen Kiss” in my paint guide), with a classic layout of sofas facing each other by the fireplace. The roll-arm sofas have bright pink ikat lumbars and an olive green ottoman between, bringing just enough color to the subtle warmth of the blush room. I love the black bust on the mantel and the very English jute rug below. Bring the look home with my design board below!
“SWELL SHOPPING: PRETTY-IN-PINK LONDON LIVING ROOM DESIGN”

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A FIRST LOOK AT HGTV’S DREAM HOME 2021 IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

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HGTV Dream Home 2021 by Brian Patrick Flynn with Belgard outdoor living in Newport, Rhode Island on Thou Swell #hgtv #dreamhome #homedesign #homedecorideas #interiordesign(Photos © 2020 Discovery or its subsidiaries and affiliates. All rights reserved.)

This year’s HGTV Dream Home celebrates its 25th anniversary, and the house is located in scenic Newport, Rhode Island. It’s such a dreamy location and the design takes inspiration from the Newport mansions, especially in the exterior design with coastal shingles and grey hardscaping materials from Belgard®. Designed by Brian Patrick Flynn, the house takes the year’s most significant design stories and brings them to life in creative ways in each room, from using Sherwin-Williams colors of the year to incorporating lots of outdoor living areas for backyard gatherings.

“A FIRST LOOK AT HGTV’S DREAM HOME 2021 IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND”

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WEST MIDTOWN PROJECT: DIY PAINTED TROPICAL WALL MURAL

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KILZ DIY painted tropical wall mural with palm trees using the Magnolia Home paint line in green and white, bedroom design by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell #wallmural #paintedmural #bedroomwall #bedroomdecor #bedroomdesign #tropicaldesign #tropicalwall #tropicalmural #diyproject #kilzpaint #magnoliahomepaint

I’ve always been inspired by flora – especially tropical plants in lush, layered landscapes. It might’ve been my recent trip to the Dominican Republic or my excitement for some return to normalcy this summer as vaccines continue to roll out – but when I saw the beautiful colors from the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines® paint line, I knew I could find all the right hues to create a hand-painted tropical mural in the guest room in West Midtown Project. I love this line because the paint colors are so well-curated, so you know you’re getting a classic color no matter what your palette becomes. I decided to go with two shades of green (Regal Leaf and Magnolia Green) and a warm, golden yellow (Cottage Feel) to add a contrasting pop to the design. See how I planned and executed this fun, painted mural below.
“WEST MIDTOWN PROJECT: DIY PAINTED TROPICAL WALL MURAL”

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