Category Archives: Holiday

THINK PINK (DECOR) FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

February 6, 2018

Decorating / Holiday

This post is sponsored by World Market but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!
Inviting living room with blush decor on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

I updated the living room with a new layout, blush decor, and fresh accessories this month just in time for Valentine’s Day, and my whole family fell in love with the result! We lightened up the room by replacing the leather armchairs for our linen pair, and swapping our beige and teal sofas, creating a neutral canvas to completely redefine with the perfect accents. I headed to my local Cost Plus World Market Cumberland and picked up basically every pink thing I could carry (my cart was actually stacked about twice it’s height in pillows) and filled the room with the warm hue. While it was certainly inspired by the upcoming holiday, the look is something that we plan to keep around! See the living room layout before, and get all the details on the new decor after the jump.
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PERFECT VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS & GIFTS

January 22, 2018

Holiday

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

Valentine's Day cards and gift guide with American Greetings on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and I have a few ideas for thoughtful card-and-gift pairings for any loved one in your life. I headed over to my local Target store to peruse their card section and found these cute cards by American Greetings to inspire some sweet gifts that make a great match for each card! The two bottom cards (above) are their regular cards, but I couldn't resist picking up that fun bear card at the top from their premium collection. It has a handmade look and feel that I love! For each card, I've highlighted 4-5 little gifts that jive with the card's design, so check out my mini gift guides below - and don't forget to stop by the card section next time you're at Target to find American Greetings cards to spread some love this Valentine's Day!
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SWELL GIFT GUIDE: HOST WITH THE MOST

December 17, 2017

Holiday

Minimal dining room with shelf styling on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Nicole Franzen)

My third and final gift guide for the year is for the host with the most. It’s full of unique home and entertaining pieces that are perfect for giving your favorite host and hostesses who already have the essentials. With mixed metals and black and white, all these pieces fit in perfectly in any home (but stand out with stylish designs)! From a set of hilarious cocktail napkins to an exclusive gold gradient martini glass that will wow guests, this guide has thoughtful, unexpected gifts for the entertaining expert in your life. Continue reading to shop the guide.

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A MONOCHROME HOLIDAY ENTRYWAY

December 15, 2017

Decorating / Holiday

Monochrome holiday entryway decorating on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

I love exploring different color schemes when it comes to holiday decorating, but monochrome is one that I’ve never tried out. With my dad’s entryway featuring so many shades of grey, it was the perfect opportunity to feature some icy-white decor from Pier 1’s Snow Day Christmas collection. It features decor with icy crystals, festive flocking, and silver accents that are perfect for the Tye Street entry hall. With the LED light-up Snowy Branch Tree creating a glowing statement on the console the space feels perfectly decorated for the season without disrupting the hall’s sleek greyscale palette. See all the festive details below!

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SWELL GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE JETSETTER

December 14, 2017

Holiday

Historic Parisian apartment on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via French by Design)

My second gift guide is for the traveler – whether the jetsetting boss or the avid explorer. Full of travel accessories and functional style for arriving put-together and organized, this guide includes beauty, home, and luggage essentials that are perfectly giftable. From a Foreo cleansing device for keeping that complexion clear and wrinkle-free to one of the chicest tassel keychains, this guide has thoughtful, unexpected gifts for your favorite jetsetting friend or family member. Continue reading to shop the guide.

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