NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE HOME DECOR FINDS

Classic white bathroom with subway tile, fern, glass sconces, and wicker basket storage on Thou Swell @thouswellblog #bathroom #bathroomdesign #classicbathroom #classicdesign #interiordesign(via Amara)

The annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing, running from July 19 through August 4, with amazing deals across all of their products categories. I like to focus on the home section each year, with a roundup of some of the most stylish finds in their collection. This sale is great for stocking up on gifts, like candle sets and cute entertaining accessories. If you’re an avid entertainer yourself, check out all of the Anthropologie products included in the sale – they are some really pretty pieces I’m crushing on myself! I always see lots of great home essentials as well, like bedding and bath towels, which are always great to find on sale. The Nordstrom At Home brand has great essentials to stock up on. Another great brand that’s part of the sale this year is Surya, with lots of great deals on their beautiful area rugs. Shop all of my favorite finds below, including the very cutest Smeg retro kettle!

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“NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE HOME DECOR FINDS”

VERSATILE X BENCHES FOR ANY ROOM OR STYLE

Classic blue and white bedroom design with wicker x bench at foot of bed by Serena & Lily on Thou Swell #bedroom #bedroomdesign #wicker #wickerbench #xbench(Costa X Bench via Serena & Lily)

The classic x-bench is one of those pieces that you can use in almost any room of the house. It’s a versatile space-filler – but it doesn’t waste space either as it brings multiple functions with it’s small footprint! Often styled in pairs, these benches can be placed under a console table in the entryway, in lieu of a traditional ottoman or side table in the living room, flanking a dresser, at the foot of the bed, or in the bathroom by the bathtub or vanity. They come in lots of shapes and sizes, and you can find a mix of materials used for the base, from acrylic to polished metal. I searched high and low for cute x-benches and I have to say, I was most impressed by this one for the variety of colors, detail, and price point. Check out all my finds below!

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“VERSATILE X BENCHES FOR ANY ROOM OR STYLE”

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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AN EXUBERANT MILES REDD DESIGN IN THE BAHAMAS

Miles Redd entryway with blue and white design in Bahamas home tour on Thou Swell #bahamas #blueandwhite #milesredd #entry #entryway #entrydesign(via Veranda, photography by Melanie Acevedo)

Miles Redd is one of my favorite designers and one I especially look up to given that he grew up in my neck of the woods here in Atlanta. In this incredible Baker’s Bay house he brought his exuberant, saturated look to the Bahamas, and it’s an island vibe that I totally dig. The entryway above might be my favorite space, with playful stripes on the statement-making light fixture. I also love the powder room he designed with a wallpaper made to look like Turkish tiles. It’s a wonderfully busy and dramatic for a special small space. In the living room below, you’ll find pops of yellow as the bright accent color, which brings the coastal blue-and-whites to life. Take a full tour of this Miles Redd home below!

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12 WORLDLY TAKES ON RED WHITE & BLUE ROOMS

Floral wallpaper in an English master bedroom with canopy bed and robin's egg blue accents on Thou Swell #englishbedroom #englishdesign #masterbedroom #bedroom #bedroomdesign #wallpaper #floralwallpaper(via House & Garden)

To celebrate the Fourth of July I thought I would pull together some beautiful red white and blue rooms from around the world, showing how our flag’s classic color combination is a timeless trio that brings a marriage of warm and cool to interiors of many styles. I’ve found the combination in many home tours I’ve shared, and while sometimes the colors are used as the base of a more complex color palette (like the bedroom above), often it’s just a dash of red that helps bring interest to a predominately blue and white space. Red is such a powerful color, that even in photo styling you’ll find that all it takes is one detail like a flower or the spine of a book to bring the whole room to life. Discover all of the interior below!

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THE BEST FOURTH OF JULY HOME DECOR SALES

Classic blue and white bedroom with striped rug and canopy bed on Thou Swell #bedroom #bedroomdesign #blueandwhite #bluebedroom #interiordesign(via Amy Berry)

I can’t believe it’s already July – summer is flying by for me! This week is always a big one for me because not only does it mark about halfway through the summer, but it’s also both my birthday and the Fourth of July! I can’t believe we’ve made it this far and I still have lots of summer projects that have yet to be completed, but I am excited to take a few days to celebrate and relax before the last few months of the season. I rounded up the best home decor sales out there, so whether you’re making some midsummer improvements or want to up your entertaining game this summer, there’s lots of great deals to be found from some of my favorite retailers below.

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