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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Hedgewood Homes over the past year as a social media director and manager of their luxury furnished rentals here in my neighborhood in Atlanta for their brand Hedgewood Stay. The houses are beautifully appointed by Hedgewood co-founder Pam Sessions, so I was thrilled to get a chance to collaborate on the “Telfair” rental to design a light and bright dining room refresh with decor from AllModern. I sourced new dining chairs, sculptural vases, framed artwork, and modern accessories to give the space a new look. Check out the before and after and all the new design details below! “A LIGHT & BRIGHT DINING ROOM UPDATE FOR HEDGEWOOD HOMES”
I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce the launch of my debut scented candle collection, In the Garden. Inspired by the flora of the traditional Southern gardens I grew up with, I created a signature set of iconic garden scents layered with lush leaves and light florals. From the classic boxwood to climbing jasmine, these sophisticated bouquets take you on a nostalgic journey through some of the most enduring flora of the Southeast. I’ve had these scents on my mind for years now, and am so excited to share them with you through this new collection. Shop the candles now on Kevin Francis Design, and read on for more details on each fragrance.
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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.
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.
The West Midtown project living room is finally feeling like a polished, cohesive space thanks to some stunning new modern additions from one of my favorite furniture stores, Article. You might remember the amazing sectional that defines my apartment seating area from the same company. I knew their high-quality, modern furniture would be the best counterpoints to my mom’s antiques and their Fall/Winter 2020 collection did not disappoint. Not only did I find the perfect sofa and armchair for this room, but I also accented with a handsome mirror, planter, and side table to pull the space together with some beautiful textures. See how it all came together below!
I am excited to join in on the My Home Style Christmas tree blog hop to share Meghan’s apartment living room design with her holiday decor! I shared a glimpse of the dining nook in this post but haven’t yet shown the other side of the room, including this new sectional and my Anatolia rug in blush pink. You might remember her Christmas tree last year, and the color scheme has definitely stayed consistent with her new apartment featuring shades of blue and pink. I love leaning into the jewel-tones in Meghan’s apartment, so the tree is full of navy blue and emerald green mixed with this year’s addition of champagne-gold tones. I also added boxwood wreaths to the windows for classic greenery that softens space. See more views of Meghan’s living room and my new decor additions below! “MEGHAN’S HOLIDAY LIVING ROOM DESIGN AND CHRISTMAS TREE”
Despite this round of the One Room Challenge being completely virtual, the past five weeks have flown by as always! Today is the final reveal day, and I couldn’t be more excited to share my design of an intown Atlanta loft, inspired by the Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts and the pretend professional client couple who I imagined this sophisticated home for. The loft provided me with an edgy, industrial canvas for layering in my “new Southern” style with a mix of periods and patterns and a fresh twist in the color palette. I even managed to include my own Amiens maze rug and two abstract paintings from my Ida Collection in the living room. Continue reading for all my sources from the showrooms at High Point Market and to see the rest of these amazing renders made with Foyr‘s Neo software! “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: VIRTUAL ATLANTA LOFT DESIGN REVEAL”