TERRACE DRIVE PROJECT: FINAL BEFORE & AFTER APARTMENT TOUR

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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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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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Charleston weekend travel guide with the best places to stay, eat, and shop in the Holy City on Thou Swell #charleston #southcarolina #charlestontravelguide #travelguide #weekendguide #charlestonsc #discoversc

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BEFORE & AFTER: GRACE’S COLLEGE BEDROOM DESIGN MAKEOVER

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A few weeks ago, I flew out to Fort Worth to help get my little sister Grace get settled into her first apartment. As a rising Junior, it’s her first year living off-campus, so I wanted to make sure she had a stylish and comfortable place to come home to after her long days as a dance major! I started out with a very blank slate and gave her college bedroom a completely new look while keeping it light, fresh, and relaxing. I found fabulous removable chinoiserie wallpaper from Tempaper that was perfect for a subtle accent wall, and the coziest bath and bedding essentials from The Company Store to complete the look. See the transformation below!
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TERRACE DRIVE PROJECT: KITCHEN MAKEOVER WITH SAMSUNG BESPOKE

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Blue and white kitchen makeover, Behr Blue Nocturne cabinets, DIY rental kitchen reveal with Samsung Bespoke navy glass refrigerator on Thou Swell #samsungbespoke #bluenocturne #kitchendesign #kitchenreveal #rentalkitchen #kitchenmakeover #homedesign #diyproject

The kitchen in Terrace Drive Project was the most daunting space to tackle, but unsurprisingly, turned out to be the most rewarding! All it took was some great inspiration, which came in the form of Samsung’s swanky new Bespoke refrigerator collection. These ultra-customizable fridges look like pieces of decor with sleek colored glass and metal fronts that can be mixed and matched to your choosing. With this small kitchen, I selected a single-column model with a navy glass front that set in motion a crisp new color palette for the space. See how the new Bespoke refrigerator inspired an astonishing before-and-after below!
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