Category Archives: Interiors

CLEAN CUT GLAMOR IN A SPANISH APARTMENT

June 13, 2017

Interiors

Glamorous blue and gold modern living room in Madrid on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Nuevo Estilo, photographu by Pablo Sarabia)

Bright metallics light up the living room in this suave Madrid apartment, full of lots of velvet upholstery and sculptural, modern furniture that create this clean-cut mix. While the decor ventures into a saturated color palette with complementary pairings like the blue and yellow above, the apartment’s spacious floor plan and airy architecture lets these bold color choices breathe easy. I love the versatility of the modular sofa in this half of the living room. See the other half of the space and the stunning dining room after the jump!

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A RENAISSANCE FOR HOTEL DESIGN

June 6, 2017

Interiors

Modern bedroom design at the Renaissance Atlanta Airport hotel on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

I spent a brief week and a half in Atlanta in-between coming home from college and leaving again. While home I was excited to catch up with friends and family before I departed for L.A. It was just the perfect timing since I got the opportunity to spend a night at the new Renaissance hotel by the Atlanta airport, where me and my little sister got a chance to really catch up and enjoy the fresh design of the new hotel. Just like all of the Renaissance locations, the hotel’s design is infused with the culture and vibes of it’s setting. This location features a streamlined new look with sleek modern elements and a lifestyle approach to the hotel’s design. “The new Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel design, layered with wit and personality, is indigenous to Atlanta and will serve as an authentic contemporary Southern experience that will surprise, delight and intrigue guests, allowing them to relax and be entertained in style,” explains Lauren Rottet, President of Rottet Studio, the firm in charge of the project. See my favorite shots of our stay after the jump.

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A MONACO FLAT FULL OF RETRO GLAMOUR

Interiors

A glamorous Monaco living room with modern leather sofa and brass coffee tables on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Humbert Poyet)

This fabulous apartment in Monaco draws from a European mid-century sensibility, playing with retro silhouettes and an emphasis on luxe materials like polished brass and travertine marble for a cosmopolitan mix. The home also incorporates a unique art collection with pieces in every medium, from painting and photography to graphic prints. In the living room above, the neutral room is brought to life with bright magenta on the velvet accent chairs and a strong blue from the large artwork above the leather sofa. I love how the old-world patina of the aging architecture in the photograph seems to infuse character into the sleek living room. Tour the rest of this flat after the jump.

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LONDON HOME WITH A LUSH TERRACE

May 8, 2017

Interiors

(via Rue Magazine, photography by Nathalie Priem)

This London home is the merger of two separate duplexes, carried out by Bertolini Architects to create a single residence connected to the incredible garden in the backyard. With such a private escape from the surrounding city, the verdant terrace becomes the focal point of this home, with minimal decor keeping things simple indoors. The home also uses a predominately white palette to carry the light from the front of the home to the back, especially in the basement which is partly underground but includes access to a lower patio in the backyard. By carving out a garden entrance for the basement, the renovation allows for more garden views and extra light to flow through the bottom floor of the home. Take a full tour after the jump.

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MASTERFUL VIGNETTES IN MANHATTAN

May 1, 2017

Interiors

Slim metal console with oversized vase and Louis XVI armchair on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Architectural Digest, photography by Brittany Ambridge)

The couple behind Montreal-based design firm Les Ensembliers brought all of their most beloved furniture and accessories to decorate their Manhattan pied-à-terre. Through their collections displayed around the flat, the couple’s exquisite taste and ability to create interesting interior compositions comes through. The main room in the apartment acts as the entryway, dining room, and living room. The vignette above gives a glimpse of the glorious architecture in the flat with the Greek key border on the floor and detail on the fireplace surround. You get a glimpse of the mix of patterns in the space from the Zebra on the side chair, curtain in the doorway, and Oriental rug, while the neutral textures on the oversized vase, marble mantel, and gray upholstery play off of each other. Click through to see more of this energizing pied-à-terre!

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