Behind the Blog

Meet Kevin O'Gara editor of Thou Swell, top Atlanta lifestyle blog.

Kevin O’Gara is editor and founder of Thou Swell. He’s inspired by a mix of traditional and contemporary design, and loves dogs, dinner parties, and big windows. Kevin is the brother of two sisters and the best friend of one spunky wired-hair fox terrier. After voraciously pinning and reblogging interiors throughout his early teens, Kevin decided to write and produce his own content. In 2013, he created Thou Swell, named after the famous jazz standard and inspired by the song’s spirit and nostalgia. In just a few years Thou Swell has become a destination for interior lovers and entertaining enthusiasts. Sharing home and garden, decor, food and entertaining, and a little of his hometown Atlanta, Kevin shares his fresh eye for design and passion for beauty. As Thou Swell has gained a loyal following, Kevin is proud to have had the opportunity to work with national brands such as Target, Black+Decker, and Behr.

Kevin has recently been admitted to Cornell University’s Design and Environmental Analysis program. With a passion for history, english and design, he is most interested in the area where the built world and social and environmental impact overlap. Accompany him on his journey by staying tuned to Thou Swell by Bloglovin, Feedly or email.

Recent Partnerships
Thou Swell has partnered with EBTH, bunglo, Behr, Bellwether, Black+Decker, Target

Recent Press
Thou Swell has been featured on Buzzfeed, Style Me Pretty Living, Apartment Therapy, and Design Sponge

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