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STYLING THE COZIEST ELECTRIC FIREPLACE WITH HOLIDAY DECOR

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!

Holiday fireplace decor with a traditional white electric fireplace from The Home Depot, gold lanterns, Christmas garland and wreath, and gold bar cart on Thou Swell #holidaydecor #holiday #holidays #christmas #christmasdecor #fireplace #fireplacedecor #holidayfireplace #livingroom #livingroomdecor #homedecorideas #holidaydecorideas #THDfireplaceholiday

Some of my favorite holiday memories take place around the fireplace in my childhood living room – it’s one of the most cherished symbols of the season for many people. With the help of The Home Depot, I added an electric fireplace to the West Midtown living room to create a cozy centerpiece for holiday decor. The subtle flickering flame on this traditional freestanding fireplace adds visual warmth to the space, with the option of real heat to warm up the room. The traditional white mantel tied easily in with the room design, and provided a surface for bringing Christmas cheer to the room with a wreath, garland, and gold bar cart. See how I decked out this cute fireplace in the living room below!

“STYLING THE COZIEST ELECTRIC FIREPLACE WITH HOLIDAY DECOR”

DIY KITCHEN ISLAND BAKING STATION TUTORIAL WITH THE HOME DEPOT

This project 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!

DIY kitchen island baking station, green cabinet with floating shelves and gold sconce, easy do-it-yourself tutorial with The Home Depot on Thou Swell #kitchen #kitchenisland #kitchencart #bakingstation #baking #kitchendesign #diykitchen #diyproject #homedepot

There’s been a renaissance of home cooking recently, and whether you’re learning to bake homemade bread on the weekends or trying new weeknight dinner recipes, countertop and cabinet space can quickly become precious real estate in the kitchen! I love the functionality of a kitchen cart as a mobile island, island addition, or extra workspace, so I wanted to build off of this versatile piece and design a customized DIY kitchen island baking station that could make an easy, stylish addition to any kitchen big or small. This project can be easily personalized and is a great way to test out a fun cabinet color in your space (I used Behr’s Perennial Green). Check out my instructions below and in my workshop video!

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“DIY KITCHEN ISLAND BAKING STATION TUTORIAL WITH THE HOME DEPOT”

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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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A LIGHT & BRIGHT DINING ROOM UPDATE FOR HEDGEWOOD HOMES

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

Light and bright dining room update with AllModern home decor accents, white wishbone chairs, black chandelier, and framed artwork on Thou Swell #diningroom #diningroomdesign #diningroomideas #farmhousedining #modernfarmhouse #kitchendiningroom #diningroomstyle #homedecor #allmodern

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Hedgewood Homes over the past year as a social media director and manager of their luxury furnished rentals here in my neighborhood in Atlanta for their brand Hedgewood Stay. The houses are beautifully appointed by Hedgewood co-founder Pam Sessions, so I was thrilled to get a chance to collaborate on the “Telfair” rental to design a light and bright dining room refresh with decor from AllModern. I sourced new dining chairs, sculptural vases, framed artwork, and modern accessories to give the space a new look. Check out the before and after and all the new design details below!
“A LIGHT & BRIGHT DINING ROOM UPDATE FOR HEDGEWOOD HOMES”

IN THE GARDEN – MY SIGNATURE SCENTED CANDLE COLLECTION LAUNCH

IN THE GARDEN scented candle collection inspired by the traditional Southern garden with boxwood, hydrangea, jasmine, damask rose, and jasmine by Kevin Francis Design #southerngarden #garden #gardening #candles #scentedcandle

I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce the launch of my debut scented candle collection, In the Garden. Inspired by the flora of the traditional Southern gardens I grew up with, I created a signature set of iconic garden scents layered with lush leaves and light florals. From the classic boxwood to climbing jasmine, these sophisticated bouquets take you on a nostalgic journey through some of the most enduring flora of the Southeast. I’ve had these scents on my mind for years now, and am so excited to share them with you through this new collection. Shop the candles now on Kevin Francis Design, and read on for more details on each fragrance.

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“IN THE GARDEN – MY SIGNATURE SCENTED CANDLE COLLECTION LAUNCH”

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WEST MIDTOWN PROJECT: ARTICLE’S ABISKO SOFA AND ARMCHAIR

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

Modern living room design with blue sofa and armchair from Article, Abisko sofa and chair, navy blue sofa, townhouse design ideas by Kevin O'Gara on Thou Swell #article #myarticle #abiskosofa #bluesofa #moderndesign #livingroom #livingroomdesign #homedecor #homedecorideas

The West Midtown project living room is finally feeling like a polished, cohesive space thanks to some stunning new modern additions from one of my favorite furniture stores, Article. You might remember the amazing sectional that defines my apartment seating area from the same company. I knew their high-quality, modern furniture would be the best counterpoints to my mom’s antiques and their Fall/Winter 2020 collection did not disappoint. Not only did I find the perfect sofa and armchair for this room, but I also accented with a handsome mirror, planter, and side table to pull the space together with some beautiful textures. See how it all came together below!

P.S. Don’t miss Article’s Black Friday sale, happening now until November 30th!
“WEST MIDTOWN PROJECT: ARTICLE’S ABISKO SOFA AND ARMCHAIR”

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