CHARLESTON WEEKEND TRAVEL GUIDE: 72 HOURS IN THE HOLY CITY

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

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

The past few months I’ve been lucky enough to be in-and-out of the Holy City (a nickname given for its many churches) for a new interior design client I’ve been working with. I extended my last site visit to have a belated birthday celebration at the end of July and had my friends come down for a couple of days to really enjoy the city for a weekend. With the fabulous Grand Bohemian Hotel as my launchpad, I was able to enjoy some amazing meals, shopping, and activities to share in this weekend guide. There’s so much charm in this coastal city, so bookmark this Charleston travel guide and make it your next getaway!
“CHARLESTON WEEKEND TRAVEL GUIDE: 72 HOURS IN THE HOLY CITY”

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BEFORE & AFTER: GRACE’S COLLEGE BEDROOM DESIGN MAKEOVER

This post is sponsored by Tempaper and The Company Store, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep THou Swell running!

Grace's college bedroom design makeover, college decorating, temporary wallpaper, chinoiserie mural, white bedroom decor on Thou Swell #bedroom #bedroommakeover #bedroomdesign #bedroomdecor #collegebedroom #collegedecor #backtocollege

Project by: Kevin Francis Design

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!

“BEFORE & AFTER: GRACE’S COLLEGE BEDROOM DESIGN MAKEOVER”

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BREEZY COASTAL STYLE FROM SERENA & LILY’S SUMMER TENT SALE

Guest room decor and bedding with tan quilt, blue sheets, and white duvet from Serena & Lily best-in-class bedding on Thou Swell by Kevin O'Gara #bed #bedding #bedroom #bedroomdecor #guestroom #guestbedroom #serenaandlily #sheets #bedroomideas #homedecor #homedecorideas(Blakely Plaid Pillow Cover)

Serena and Lily’s summer tent sale is back and the pickings are good! A lot of the sale is from their bed and bath linen collections, which I’ve long been a fan of (see this guest room update and the duvet cover in my apartment bedroom). There are some great discounts in this summer sale, including lots of cute pillow covers and a few pieces of lighting and furniture in the mix. I especially love their blue bocce ball set you’ll see below – how cute is that!
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SWELL SHOPPING: A DUSTY PINK PARISIAN RETREAT IN CHICAGO

Dusty pink living room design with velvet curved sofa, shearling armchair, pink oriental rug, and abstract painting on Thou Swell #pinkroom #dustypink #livingroom #pinkroom #homedesign #homedecorideas(via Architectural Digest, photography by Aimee Mazzenga)

Inspired by a Parisian salon, this high-rise condo in Chicago was wrapped in a sophisticated dusty pink wall color and filled with an eclectic assortment of contemporary furniture. The wall color is Farrow & Ball’s Peignoir, which I’ve color-matched to Behr’s Grey Ashlar paint color. It’s a chic, ashy backdrop for the pops of bright brass, pink, and celadon blue in this space. From the curved velvet sofa to the chunky white armchair, the emphasis in this sitting room is on striking silhouettes. See how I’ve pulled the look together below!
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FULL BLOOM: CARAWAY COOKWARE’S LIMITED-EDITION COLOR DROP

Caraway limited-edition full bloom pastel cookware with gold handles on Thou Swell #caraway #cookware #pastel #cooking #kitchen #kitchendesign

You might remember when I got the most beautiful cream cookware to match my kitchen. They’re from the brand Caraway who makes gorgeous non-toxic ceramic nonstick pans (see a whole set in action in my YouTube video here). They’ve just released a limited-edition “Full Bloom” color collection with GOLD handles for the first time and I’m obsessed with these pretty pastel hues! These colorways won’t stay in stock long, so head over to Caraway’s site to check them out and save 10% off now!

**Update** Caraway no longer offers gold handles, however GreenPan offers a similar product with gold handles.



Caraway limited-edition full bloom pastel cookware with gold handles on Thou Swell #caraway #cookware #pastel #cooking #kitchen #kitchendesign

“FULL BLOOM: CARAWAY COOKWARE’S LIMITED-EDITION COLOR DROP”

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