FINISHING MY LIVING ROOM DESIGN WITH MODERN ACCENTS

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Modern living room accents from AllModern with cream velvet ottoman stools, grey velvet barrel chair, and vintage Turkish rug by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell #livingroom #livingroomdecor #modernaccents #allmodern #decor #homedecor #homedesign #livingroomdesign #interiordesign

After getting my new sectional I was eager to fill in my new apartment living room with the finishing touches that would round out the sitting area and make this section of the room feel complete and inviting! Since it’s the first room you walk into, I really wanted the room to be a reflection of my style, so I was excited to mix in modern accents from AllModern to really set off the vintage Turkish rug that grounds the living space. See my new additions below!
“FINISHING MY LIVING ROOM DESIGN WITH MODERN ACCENTS”

14 CHARCOAL GREY ROOMS THAT YOU WILL CRUSH ON

McAlpine House tall entry hall with double-story iron window and globe pendant light with grey walls on Thou Swell #hall #hallway #entry #entryhall #greywalls #interiordesign #architecture(via McAlpine House)

Dark grey is a color that I absolutely love from open modern rooms to sharp traditional ones. It’s versatile and timeless – although straying into lighter shades of this hue can quickly downgrade a space from designer to builder-grade. The depth and boldness of a charcoal grey is what makes it so special. You can fill a dark grey room with dark pieces for moody layers, or brighter hues for pops of contrast that will bring the space to life. It can cool off a room with blue undertones or add natural richness with green undertones like the dramatic hall above. I used dark grey in my dad’s old Cabbagetown bungalow and it upgraded the living room and entry hall with a sophisticated nuance that almost every visitor commented on. Read on to see these gorgeous grey rooms!
“14 CHARCOAL GREY ROOMS THAT YOU WILL CRUSH ON”

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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 modern and traditional design curated by an emerging voice in Southern design.

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INSIDE CAROLINE GIDIERE’S CHIC MOUNTAIN BROOK HAVEN

Caroline Gidiere white brick house in Mountain Brook with cream shutters and boxwoods on Thou Swell #house #exterior #brickhouse #whitehouse #whitebrick #boxwoods #graveldriveway #veranda(via Veranda, photography by Brian Woodcock)

Nothing makes me more excited for spring than a fresh, flower-filled home tour, and the Mountain Brook home of Caroline Gidiere is just that. With fresh blooms on tablescapes, fabric, and in the elegant gardens, this house is an ode to tradition while balancing the stuffiness that can sometimes accompany it. The lawyer-turned-decorator was inspired by the Wyeth House in Williamsburg when she built this house with architect James F. Carter, and the simplicity of the exterior with matching cream paint on the brick and shutters creating a refreshing ethos that carries throughout the property. Step inside Gidiere’s Alabama home below!
“INSIDE CAROLINE GIDIERE’S CHIC MOUNTAIN BROOK HAVEN”

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WHAT I BOUGHT AT FINAL CUT: GEORGIA ANTHROPOLOGIE OUTLET

Round marquetry dining table from Anthropologie outlet in Georgia in apartment entryway with abstract painting and floral dining chairs by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell #entryway #diningtable #roundtable #marquetry #anthropologie #homedecor #interiordesign

Last month my mom and I took the trek out to Augusta, GA for the Final Cut outlet, a hidden gem full of scratch-and-dent deals from the URBN family of brands (Urban Outfitters, Free People, Anthropologie). If you haven’t heard of Final Cut don’t be surprised – they only have two locations and no website, just Instagram and Facebook pages highlighting their inventory. They operate in big warehouse spaces and are mostly dedicated to Anthropologie home pieces that have been slightly broken, damaged, or returned, although you’ll also find tables full of sample clothing from Anthro and Free People. You can also find a few pieces from the Urban Outfitters furniture collection, although the selection is predominately Anthropologie furniture. See inside the warehouse and the pieces I brought home below!
“WHAT I BOUGHT AT FINAL CUT: GEORGIA ANTHROPOLOGIE OUTLET”

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THE ARTICLE GABA SOFA IN MY NEW LIVING ROOM

This post is sponsored by Article, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!

Artlce Gaba sofa modular sectional sofa design in apartment living room with big windows, vintage Turkish rug, and blue velvet pillows by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell #article #gabasofa #livingroom #livingroomdesign #apartment #apartmentdesign #homedesign #homedecor #interiordesign

The second I saw the living room in my new apartment, I knew I wanted a long sofa wrapping around the perimeter of the space to provide lots of inviting seating that would take complete advantage of the space. I love the idea of a modular sofa that you can customize to your room, and I also knew the piece would have to be fairly low to avoid blocking the plethora of windows around the room! When I saw Article’s Gaba Sofa, I knew I’d found the perfect piece for my new apartment, with an elegant low profile, fluffy back cushions, and a light yet durable fabric that could hold up to Leo’s antics! Get a first look into my new apartment’s living room below.
“THE ARTICLE GABA SOFA IN MY NEW LIVING ROOM”

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