AN ELEGANT BLEND OF NEW AND OLD IN A MEMPHIS COLONIAL

Traditional foyer entry design with antiques and bleached oak floors in elegant Memphis colonial house style on Thou Swell #hometour #housetour #traditionalhome #interiordesign #homedesign #homedecorideas #traditionaldesign #homedecor(via Architectural Digest, photography by Alyssa Rosenheck)

Designer Sean Anderson brought a contemporary elegance to this traditional Memphis colonial-style home using a subtle color palette and an eye for editing the owners’ antiques and art collections to reveal an airier, lighter touch throughout the home. Anderson had the shutters painted on the home’s facade for a tone-on-tone look, bleached the hardwood floors, enveloped the rooms in warm white paint, and reupholstered existing furniture. While the kitchen was given an entirely modern renovation, the warm wood tones in the design create a ntural transition to more traditional spaces in the house. Step inside this elegant home below!
“AN ELEGANT BLEND OF NEW AND OLD IN A MEMPHIS COLONIAL”

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TERRACE DRIVE PROJECT: VINTAGE-INSPIRED MOHAWK HOME AREA RUGS

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

Mohawk Home vintage-inspired area rug in small-space apartment design by Kevin O'Gara in Buckhead Atlanta #vintagerug #arearug #rugdesign #mohawkhome #interiordesign #apartmentdesign #homedecorideas #homedecor

Project by: Kevin Francis Design

A lot has changed in Terrace Drive Project since I added the beautiful paint colors in the living room and bedroom, and another important surface has now been covered with the addition of these vintage-inspired area rugs from Mohawk Home. Since Murphy’s apartment has tile throughout the space, the addition of rugs to define each area and soften the rooms was key to making the space feel homier. These beautiful rugs have classic vintage designs with lighter color palettes to keep the rooms bright. Get a first look at the colorful apartment design and see what both of these new rugs add to each room below!
“TERRACE DRIVE PROJECT: VINTAGE-INSPIRED MOHAWK HOME AREA RUGS”

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ETSY FINDS: 5 STUNNING SHOPS FOR HANDMADE CERAMICS & POTTERY

Modern living room with handmade ceramics on Thou Swell #handmade #ceramics #handmadeceramics #etsy #homedecor #homedecorideas #homedesign #livingroom #decor(Via Bed Threads)

Handmade ceramics are an amazing way to bring a unique, artisan touch to your accessory game, and Etsy is one of my favorite places to discover small studios around the world. Whether you want to refresh your “shelfies” or update your coffee table decor, a handmade bowl or vase can be the perfect way to add something unique that levels up the whole vignette. There are so many ceramicists on Etsy creating intricate hand-painted pieces or scultpural statements – although the search can sometimes be overwhelming! I compiled my five favorite shops that I’ve discovered over the years for you to peruse… and pro tip – if you “heart” a couple of favorite finds Etsy will recommend similar shops to help you discover more!
“ETSY FINDS: 5 STUNNING SHOPS FOR HANDMADE CERAMICS & POTTERY”

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A PLAYFUL LAKE HOUSE FULL OF BESPOKE DESIGN IN AUSTIN

A playful lake house in Austin, Texas full of bespoke design on Thou Swell #lakehouse #austin #austinlake #texashouse #texashome #colorfuldesign #colorful #interiordesign #homedesign(via Luxe Magazine, photography by Casey Dunn)

In this lakeside home in Austin, a small renovation project turned into a completely new build when rot was found in the walls. The owners reimagined their abode with FAB Architecture and designer Fern Santini, inspired by a grownup version of summer camp. With a mix of Texas limestone, glazed-glass walls, and a punchy color palette, the home encapsulates a casual, playful retreat full of entertaining opportunities. The hall above combines the entryway, music alcove, and multiple seating and dining arrangements, and opens up the home to the landscape and lake views. See the rest of this fun, colorful home tour below! “A PLAYFUL LAKE HOUSE FULL OF BESPOKE DESIGN IN AUSTIN”

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SWELL SHOPPING: THE MOST CHEERFUL GREENVILLE LIVING ROOM

A cheerful, colorful living room design in Greenville, South Carolina - shop the home decor ideas on Thou Swell #colorfuldecor #colorfuldesign #livingroomdecor #livingroomdesign #livingroom #interiordesign #homedecorideas(via Southern Living, photography by Laurey W. Glenn)

In this cheerful house in Greenville, SC, the colorful living room design caught my eye with its vibrant hues. I love a nuanced color palette, and the unexpected combinations of periwinkle blue, teal, pink, lime green, and yellow all live together so happily in this space! With the bright, clean foundations of the white sofa, neutral rug, and paisley wallpaper, the room has a really fresh feel that looks so inviting. See how to bring this look home with my design board below!
“SWELL SHOPPING: THE MOST CHEERFUL GREENVILLE LIVING ROOM”

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