INSIDE A CONTEMPORARY FARMHOUSE IN PASTORAL ALABAMA

Modern farmhouse dining room design in Mountain Brook, Alabama by Paul Bates and Melanie Pounds on Thou Swell #farmhouse #alabama #southernhome #hometour #homedesign #interiordesign(via Veranda, photography by Brian Woodcock)

On pastoral, meadow acreage in the countryside of Alabama, architect Paul Bates and designer Melanie Pounds conceived of a contemporary farmhouse designed for easy open-door living and entertaining. The light-filled house makes use of materiality to bring the neutral color scheme to life, and careful architectural details add character to the new-build design. Limestone floors in the dining room above transition to white oak, handsome paneling, and a few key cool-toned Farrow & Ball paint colors. Step inside this modern country home below.
“INSIDE A CONTEMPORARY FARMHOUSE IN PASTORAL ALABAMA”

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A GLOWY CANDLELIT SUMMER DINNER TABLE SETTING WITH PLASTI DIP

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plasti Dip. All opinions are 100% mine.

Glowy candlelit summer table setting with Phoenician Yellow PlastiDip peelable spray paint DIY project on Thou Swell #diy #diyproject #plastidip #spraypaint #yellowpaint #tablesetting #tablescape #dinnerparty

Inspired by the soft yellow “Phoenician Yellow” Plasti Dip spray paint, I created a glowing summer tablescape with yellow-painted vintage candleholders and vases. I had fun searching through my local vintage store for a few mismatched accents for the table like milk glass taper candleholders and a tin plate for holding a pillar candle. To unify these treasures I used the spray paint to create a matching set of yellow decor for the dinner table, which matched the warm glow of the candles. See how it all came together below!
“A GLOWY CANDLELIT SUMMER DINNER TABLE SETTING WITH PLASTI DIP”

Thou Swell is a 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 with an eye for classic Southern style.

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STYLING MADE SIMPLE: MY CURATED BOX WITH SULLIVANS HOME DECOR

Home decor box by Kevin O'Gara with Sullivans Home featuring faux plants, flowers, vases, tea towels, and a scented candle #homedecor #homedecortips #homedesign

Project by: Kevin Francis Design

I’m excited to share my collaboration with Sullivans for a curated decor box with some of my favorite products from their collections! This box gives you a range of accessories to make styling your home simple – from faux plants and flowers to bud vases, tea towels, and one of my own KFD scented candles. The curated box was conceived with year-round style in mind, so this decor is perfect for mixing into your home vignettes no matter the season. See how I styled all the pieces in my own apartment and use KEVIN25 to save 25% off when you shop the set.

P.S. Enter to win one of these boxes in my giveaway on Instagram!
“STYLING MADE SIMPLE: MY CURATED BOX WITH SULLIVANS HOME DECOR”

TERRACE DRIVE PROJECT: FINAL BEFORE & AFTER APARTMENT TOUR

Terrace Drive Project - colorful apartment tour, rental decor, home decor ideas, eclectic home tour on Thou Swell #apartmentdecor #eclectichometour #eclecticdecor #decor #decorating #homedesign

Project by: Kevin Francis Design

While I’ve shared much of the Terrace Drive Project apartment makeover through room reveals at various stages of the design process, I haven’t shown you just how far this little space has come yet! This final tour includes all the before pictures, and it’s amazing to look back and see what a difference the new design has made in this basement apartment. With its unique nooks and crannies, it took some creativity to make it a more inviting, livable home, and I love how the design reflects my friend Murphy’s personality – it’s full of color, fun, and a little bit of Southern charm! See all the small space decorating ideas below.

“TERRACE DRIVE PROJECT: FINAL BEFORE & AFTER APARTMENT TOUR”

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MY LATEST FAVORITE FINDS FROM THE THRESHOLD BY STUDIO MCGEE COLLECTION

My favorite home decor finds from the Studio McGee collection for Threshold at Target #homedecor #homedecorideas #decor #decorating #homedesign #studiomcgee #targethome

I recently revisited the Studio McGee collection for Target’s Threshold brand while browsing decor for a client project, and it reminded me of all the new and old pieces in the collaboration that I really love. I wanted to share a new roundup of the collection on the blog to highlight pieces both big and small that are great (and very affordable) finds from the beloved design studio. I’m impressed with the new furniture they’ve added this summer, and this collab is always my go-to when I need to style a room for a photoshoot. Check out room inspiration and my curated favorites below.
“MY LATEST FAVORITE FINDS FROM THE THRESHOLD BY STUDIO MCGEE COLLECTION”

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