SWELL SHOPPING: AN EXUBERANT BLUE LIVING ROOM IN SPAIN

(via Elle Decor, photography by Pablo Sarabia) In a lively historic apartment in Madrid, Spain, designer Jorge Vasquez utilizes bold contrasts of color, form, and style to define his home. The living room, with original basalt-and-marble floors and pine doors,…

The Weekly Wish List

SWELL SHOPPING: AN EXUBERANT BLUE LIVING ROOM IN SPAIN

An exuberant blue living room in Spain by designer Jorge Vasquez, shop the look on Thou Swell #livingroom #livingroomdesign #spain #madrid #interiordesign #livingroomdesign #homedesign #homedecor(via Elle Decor, photography by Pablo Sarabia)

In a lively historic apartment in Madrid, Spain, designer Jorge Vasquez utilizes bold contrasts of color, form, and style to define his home. The living room, with original basalt-and-marble floors and pine doors, features playful trim swathed in a cool, saturated mid-blue (similar to Farrow & Ball’s Parma Grey). The floral armchairs and modern mirrored coffee table make an energetic pairing in this space, which inspired the design board below full of finds you can shop directly. See this exuberant living room design below.
“SWELL SHOPPING: AN EXUBERANT BLUE LIVING ROOM IN SPAIN”

Shop the Look

INSIDE A CONTEMPORARY FARMHOUSE IN PASTORAL ALABAMA

Modern farmhouse dining room design in Mountain Brook, Alabama by Paul Bates and Melanie Pounds on Thou Swell #farmhouse #alabama #southernhome #hometour #homedesign #interiordesign(via Veranda, photography by Brian Woodcock)

On pastoral, meadow acreage in the countryside of Alabama, architect Paul Bates and designer Melanie Pounds conceived of a contemporary farmhouse designed for easy open-door living and entertaining. The light-filled house makes use of materiality to bring the neutral color scheme to life, and careful architectural details add character to the new-build design. Limestone floors in the dining room above transition to white oak, handsome paneling, and a few key cool-toned Farrow & Ball paint colors. Step inside this modern country home below.
“INSIDE A CONTEMPORARY FARMHOUSE IN PASTORAL ALABAMA”

Shop the Look

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.

CURRENTLY LOVING

A GLOWY CANDLELIT SUMMER DINNER TABLE SETTING WITH PLASTI DIP

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plasti Dip. All opinions are 100% mine.

Glowy candlelit summer table setting with Phoenician Yellow PlastiDip peelable spray paint DIY project on Thou Swell #diy #diyproject #plastidip #spraypaint #yellowpaint #tablesetting #tablescape #dinnerparty

Inspired by the soft yellow “Phoenician Yellow” Plasti Dip spray paint, I created a glowing summer tablescape with yellow-painted vintage candleholders and vases. I had fun searching through my local vintage store for a few mismatched accents for the table like milk glass taper candleholders and a tin plate for holding a pillar candle. To unify these treasures I used the spray paint to create a matching set of yellow decor for the dinner table, which matched the warm glow of the candles. See how it all came together below!
“A GLOWY CANDLELIT SUMMER DINNER TABLE SETTING WITH PLASTI DIP”

STYLING MADE SIMPLE: MY CURATED BOX WITH SULLIVANS HOME DECOR

Home decor box by Kevin O'Gara with Sullivans Home featuring faux plants, flowers, vases, tea towels, and a scented candle #homedecor #homedecortips #homedesign

I’m excited to share my collaboration with Sullivans for a curated decor box with some of my favorite products from their collections! This box gives you a range of accessories to make styling your home simple – from faux plants and flowers to bud vases, tea towels, and one of my own KFD scented candles. The curated box was conceived with year-round style in mind, so this decor is perfect for mixing into your home vignettes no matter the season. See how I styled all the pieces in my own apartment and use KEVIN25 to save 25% off when you shop the set.

P.S. Enter to win one of these boxes in my giveaway on Instagram!
“STYLING MADE SIMPLE: MY CURATED BOX WITH SULLIVANS HOME DECOR”

Stay in Touch

Recent Projects

Never Miss a Post

Please wait...

Thank you for signing up!

TERRACE DRIVE PROJECT: FINAL BEFORE & AFTER APARTMENT TOUR

Terrace Drive Project - colorful apartment tour, rental decor, home decor ideas, eclectic home tour on Thou Swell #apartmentdecor #eclectichometour #eclecticdecor #decor #decorating #homedesign

While I’ve shared much of the Terrace Drive Project apartment makeover through room reveals at various stages of the design process, I haven’t shown you just how far this little space has come yet! This final tour includes all the before pictures, and it’s amazing to look back and see what a difference the new design has made in this basement apartment. With its unique nooks and crannies, it took some creativity to make it a more inviting, livable home, and I love how the design reflects my friend Murphy’s personality – it’s full of color, fun, and a little bit of Southern charm! See all the small space decorating ideas below.

“TERRACE DRIVE PROJECT: FINAL BEFORE & AFTER APARTMENT TOUR”

Shop the Look

Product Roundups