Colorful West Village living room with folk art and spring home decor on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Elle Decor, photography by William Waldron)

I’m finally starting to believe it’s spring (now that warmer weather has made its way up into Ithaca) and this West Village home tour full of spring spirit, from the latest issue of Elle Decor, certainly lifted my mood last week! From the playful applications of color and pattern to the floral touches in this cheerful apartment, there is something to be said about embracing color once more as the landscape does the same. It’s home to Erin Beatty, a fashion designer with a background under Tory Burch and then for eight years under her own label, who brought on Brooklyn-based firm Work+Sea, a creative duo that produces both interior projects and a whimsical wallpaper line, to lead the design. Their unique curation style fits perfectly with Erin Beatty’s love for color and pattern, and together they created a confident and comfortable family home.


Custom banquette dining room with striped wallpaper and gallery wall with sconces on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

I love a dining banquette, and this custom-designed piece was upholstered in Maharam fabric, creating an playful pair with Work+Sea’s Watercolor Stripe wallpaper. I love the light touch on the gallery wall, which is generously spaced and incorporates two sculptural wall sconces into the mix for a warm touch. Below, a custom wallpaper inspired by Rousseau’s jungle paintings (he might be my favorite artist), steals the spotlight in the bathroom. With such a large scale, the pattern feels completely embracing.

Wallpaper inspired by Rousseau jungle painting in small powder room on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
Colorful floral bedroom decor with custom wallpaper, tufted blue headboard, and spring home decor on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

The bedroom feels like stepping into a field of flowers. Another custom, large-scale floral wallpaper, this time in grasscloth for extra texture, sets the scene, while pastels cover the custom headboard and bed linens. The result is light and airy, and feels freshly bloomed!

Colorful living room with large yellow painting and red ottoman on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

This living space breaks up a sectional from DwellStudio into two chaises, seated on a bright area rug with pops of warm hues brought to the room with the painting and ottoman. How do you like this take on spring home decor?


  1. The dining banquette looks like a cafe, and I love cafes! Love the bright colours of the room in the last photo 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Posted 4.24.17

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