This post is sponsored by At Home, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running! This past spring we picked out all the furniture for my mom’s…
This post is sponsored by At Home, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!
This past spring we picked out all the furniture for my mom’s loft media room in the Westside Townhouse from At Home, but the space didn’t really come together until I sought out the right accessories from the store this fall to give it a cohesive color palette perfect for transitioning the room into the cooler months ahead. To complement the beige sectional (armless sofa + chaise) and blue barrel chairs, I worked in shades of green with warm gold and neutral textures to warm the space up. I usually don’t do much decorating for Halloween, but I couldn’t resist adding in some fun seasonal pieces from At Home’s huge selection – the prices were too good to resist! I was able to deck the space out with a fresh new look without breaking the bank thanks to At Home’s fall decor event and I’m excited to share all the details below.
This post is sponsored by Lewis & Sheron, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!
My mom’s antique chaise is a really special piece of furniture that I have so many memories with, and one of the hardest decisions we’ve made with her furniture is whether to reupholster the piece. It’s been an idea mulling around in my brain for many years, but after my mom moved into this contemporary townhouse I knew it was finally time to give the chaise a fresh new look. While I will always love the beautiful Pierre Frey “Le Grand Corail” pattern that adorned the piece for the last few decades, I’m so thrilled to show you the new green velvet upholstery I chose for this piece in collaboration with Lewis & Sheron – my favorite fabric store here in Atlanta (with a new design center and redesigned website!). “UPDATING AN ANTIQUE CHAISE LOUNGE WITH GREEN VELVET UPHOLSTERY”
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.
Designer Kara Mann has launched a stunning new collection with CB2 with a distinctively feminine, 80’s modernist aesthetic. The collection features soft creams and blush, with lots of ruffled and fluted moments in the designs. There’s also a lot of silver – a metallic that just might be making a comeback. The collection feels elegantly retro, with subtle nods to the 80’s without constructing an overwhelming aesthetic. I love the romance of the skirted sofa, the modern curves of the lacquered bedframe, and the unique texture of the pitted aluminum dining table. Take a look at this new collaboration below. “KARA MANN BRINGS 80’S MODERNISM TO A COLLABORATION WITH CB2”
Take a spin around this punchy, colorful Austin family home full of fun home decor ideas. This white stucco cottage is only 1,000 square feet but is tucked into a forest of Live Oaks and features soaring vaulted ceilings throughout the house. Used as a weekend getaway for the Houston-based family of five, the infusion of bright color into the contemporary decor makes this cottage a cute escape. See my favorite details in the house below, like the birdbath repurposed as a sink in the eclectic powder room (might be my favorite space)! “TOUR A BRIGHT FAMILY HOME FULL OF PUNCHY COLOR IN WEST AUSTIN”
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plasti Dip. All opinions are 100% mine.
While it’s still too hot to enjoy a picnic in Atlanta, I’ve had picnic sets on my mind and so in preparation for cooler temperatures this fall, I partnered with Plasti Dip to share a fun DIY dipped vintage picnic set. I’ll take any excuse to visit an antiques shop or vintage store, so when I realized that the Plasti Dip Craft would be the perfect way to update old silverware and glasses, I headed around the corner to my neighborhood antiques mall to pickup the perfect mismatched set to create my picnic kit. With hotel silver and old bourbon glasses, I used the Plasti Dip paint to give them a colorful coating that protects them and gives a removable cover that I can switch up whenever I’d like to try a new color out! See how I completed this fun dipped project below, and watch my new YouTube video to see the project in action.