Category Archives: Interiors

CAROLE RADZIWILL’S NEW YORK SANCTUARY

October 2, 2017

Interiors

Silver and blue living room in Carole Radziwill's New York City duplex on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Architectural Digest, photography by Gieves Anderson)

A subdued silvery palette with glimmering drops of jewel-toned accents define this NYC oasis for Carole Radziwill’s home, decorated with John Bossard. I can’t help but be reminded of my grandmother’s all-blue home in Florida when I look at this living room. The soft, luxurious touches of velvet upholstery and the gorgeous huge floral arrangements bring me right to the smell of fresh lilies and the comfort of spending time in her space.

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COLESY’S BLUE MOOD DORM: REVEAL

September 19, 2017

Interiors

Blue and white bedroom dorm room design on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

It has been such a joy to translate my friends’ personalities, tastes, and experiences into living space they love. While Olivia’s room featured blush and gold accents, Colesy wanted a cooler, blue and silver color palette for her dorm room in Cornell’s new Alpha Chi Omega house. It was fun to create two different schemes from the The Mine’s selection of furniture and decor, and curate the artwork for each room with Minted. The whole space is washed in blue, and I know it will be both a relaxing retreat and fun entertaining space that Colesy will be excited to come home to!

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OLIVIA’S LUSH BLUSH DORM: REVEAL

September 12, 2017

Interiors

Pink and blush dorm room design with tufted slipper chair and gallery wall on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

I love putting together the mood board for a room, but there’s nothing like seeing the finished product and feeling like you’ve made something perfect for your friend. Turning a temporary, cookie-cutter space into a personal retreat has been so rewarding! I’m so excited to share Olivia’s final dorm room reveal, which I completed with the incredible support of The Mine, Minted, Framebridge, and Jennifer Squires Ross. The room is totally Olivia, and seeing her at home in the new space is so satisfying! I can’t wait to show you all the details – see how the room turned out below.

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TOUR AN UNDERSTATED CALIFORNIA HOME

September 11, 2017

Interiors

Pierre Frey espalier wallpaper in California living and dining room on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via House Beautiful, photography by Victoria Pearson)

When you think of minimalism, you may think of serenity as white spaces, Scandinavian neutrals, and clean lines. This California home brings across a sense of another kind of minimalism, a calmness that comes from a kind of comfort and ease that grows as easily as almonds and pears on the West Coast. Frances Merrill has decorated a retreat in warm terracotta tones that evoke the warmth of a winter fire, a sunny villa in the south of Italy, and the burnish on a worn cowboy saddle all at once. Choices like the fantastical blue powder room or the whimsy in the rattan hanging chair against a botanical wallpaper are grounded by her earthy palette and cozy layers of pillows.

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A SOUTH CAROLINA SHRINE TO SPACIOUSNESS

August 22, 2017

Interiors

Double-story living room with concrete fireplace chimney and gallery wall on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Architectural Digest, photography by William Abranowicz)

John Mellencamp’s South Carolina home on Daufuskie Island uses open spaces and neutral colors to emphasize an almost monk-like sense of solitude and clarity. As a home designed for a musician, the openness allows the notes of his imaginings to echo all the clearer. The Atlantic views and broad sky flow in and out of the home easily, bringing landscape and living space together. Decorated by Monique Gibson Interior Design and designed by Neil Gordon Architect, the structure and setting tightly intertwine with a neutral, almost severe palette and masculine silhouettes.

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