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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: MAKING SELECTIONS FROM HIGH POINT MARKET

Lauren Santo Domingo's Paris apartment with classic French interior design on Thou Swell(via Thou Swell – Lauren Santo Domingo’s Apartment Tour)

This first-ever virtual round of the One Room Challenge is supported by High Point Market, which I’ve covered here on the blog before. It’s one of the largest home design markets in the U.S. and happens each October. While I didn’t go this year, I did check out some of the new collections that debuted in the showrooms this fall. It’s always exciting to get a first look at what’s new and next for the design world, and High Point has some of my favorite showrooms. I sourced pieces for this virtual room design from a few favorites and some new ones I discovered. I pulled from a range of styles, silhouettes, and as you started to see last week, made some risky moves with my fabric selections. I’m hoping this higher risk will lead to a higher reward, but we won’t know until reveal day! For now, get a first look at some of the foundational furniture I selected for this room design from High Point showrooms below.
“ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: MAKING SELECTIONS FROM HIGH POINT MARKET”

WEST MIDTOWN TOWNHOUSE: THE BOLD KITCHEN RENOVATION REVEAL

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

Bold kitchen renovation makeover with wallpaper backsplash, black cabinets, green island, terrazzo countertops, and the Samsung Family Hub refrigerator #kitchen #kitchendesign #kitchenrenovation #kitchenmakeover

More-so than ever, technology is bringing a new frontier of functionality to our kitchens with smart, connected appliances! I’ve never had a “smart” fridge, so I was thrilled to learn about all of the features of the Samsung Family Hub refrigerators, which bring style and function to new heights in the kitchen. I’ve been obsessed with dark finishes on appliances for a while now, so I was excited to discover the Black Stainless Steel option on this french door refrigerator from The Home Depot for this West Midtown kitchen renovation. Refrigerators are not usually part of my design process, but this one added so much to the room by blending into the newly-painted black cabinetry. See the entirely new kitchen design and all the incredible features of this smart refrigerator below!


“WEST MIDTOWN TOWNHOUSE: THE BOLD KITCHEN RENOVATION REVEAL”

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.

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: VIRTUAL DESIGN FLOORPLAN & FINISHES

Inside Tangiers book - red striped banquette design on Thou Swell(via Inside Tangiers)

Welcome to the third week of this virtual One Room Challenge round, where I’m designing the living and dining areas of an airy loft in Atlanta’s historic Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts building. This week I actually had to start making some hard decisions about the furniture in my space, and the design took a turn in a much bolder direction (if the image above didn’t already give that away)! While I’m not ready quite yet to show you the actual design board for the living and dining rooms, the fabrics and finishes (especially the dining room paint color) will give you a hint of what’s to come in the design board reveals! See how I’m laying out this virtual space below, and let me know what you think of the daring new direction for the dining area…
“ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: VIRTUAL DESIGN FLOORPLAN & FINISHES”

ARTFUL INSPIRATION FROM ANTHROPOLOGIE’S FALL HOME COLLECTION

Fall home decor ideas from Anthropologie's artful autumn collection on Thou Swell #anthropologie #falldecor #homdecor #decorideas #falldecorideas #homedecorideas #interiordesign

With cozy fall days around the corner, it was a visual treat to explore Anthropologie’s seasonal lookbook with their signature dose of whimsy and artful elegance (and beautifully styled as usual). Inspired by the Anthro’s sculptural case goods, sherpa upholstery, and rich leafy wallpapers, I pulled together some of my favorite vignettes and products from their fall collection. Included in the mix are pieces from their exclusive collaboration with designer Christiane Lemieux, who’s “artisanal modern” collection is material-forward and full of nods to historic furniture silhouettes. Dive into all of the autumnal design goodness below!
“ARTFUL INSPIRATION FROM ANTHROPOLOGIE’S FALL HOME COLLECTION”

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INSTALLING TROPICAL MONKEY WALLPAPER IN MEGHAN’S ENTRYWAY

Tropical leaf and monkey wallpaper by Walls Republic in an apartment entryway accent wall on Thou Swell #homedecor #homedecorideas #wallpaper #tropicalwallpaper #monkeys #accentwall #wallsrepublic

I’ve been slowly adding new furniture and decor to Meghan’s apartment and the design is coming along nicely! You might have seen the new sectional that recently arrived in this Instagram post. Now that the living and dining area is almost done, I’ve focused my attention on the entryway which is a short, narrow hallway with just enough room for a small console table. We really wanted to make an impact in here, so I turned to my favorite statement-maker – wallpaper – from the Walls Republic website. They have a huge selection of patterns, but I wanted something leafy in here since it’s far from any windows. When I saw this tropical design featuring palm trees and monkeys, I knew it would make a really fabulous first impression for Meghan’s pad! Get a closer look at this fun wallpaper below.

P.S. Take 10% off your order at Walls Republic by using code KEVIN10!
“INSTALLING TROPICAL MONKEY WALLPAPER IN MEGHAN’S ENTRYWAY”

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