AT HOME WITH A DANISH FASHION STYLIST

January 30, 2017

Interiors

Stylish modern dining room in Denmark with leather chairs and LED light fixture on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Elle Decoration Sweden, photography by Ditte Isager )

The apartment of model-turned-stylist-turned-influencer marketing entrepreneur Pernille Teisbaek is a fresh expression of savvy Scandinavian style, with the glamour of an eye for designer finishes. Just like the interiors of her apartment, Teisbaek leans towards a minimal aesthetic – but she loves to “mix it up with something urban like Balenciaga or Joseph for a classic, feminine look” as she explained in an editorial with Matches Fashion. In the dining room above, an angular LED chandelier hangs above the simple table, surrounded by leather chairs in the style of Arne Jacobsen’s classic Series 7 chair. I love the funky palm sculpture in the corner of the room, it adds a nice contrast of shape and texture to the modern furniture. Tour the rest of the home below.

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SWELL SEASONAL: WINTER HOME DECOR EDIT

January 29, 2017

Decorating

Eclectic living room with patterned ottoman and Serge Mouille light fixture on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Max Kim-Bee portfolio)

Now that it’s almost February it’s time for my winter home decor edit. It’s been nearly three months since I shared my very first “Swell Seasonal,” and there have been many new releases and collections launched since the fall. I learned towards cool, silver and grey-toned pieces in this edition, but it’s also infused with warmer tones and natural materials that a winter palette always needs. The cold weather always inspires a little cozying up, and I often feel the urge to bring more layers into the decor, whether it be dazzling lighting, a solid side table, or an infusion of dramatic velvet upholstery. If you want to simplify at the same time, choosing a pale, neutral palette can make a great canvas for an interior rich in detail. Take the living room above, with every surface attended to, whether it be floor pillows under the ottoman, art hung on the bookcase or decorative columns on the wall. Attending to these impactful elements can bring life to your home this winter. Shop the edit below!
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SWELL SHOPPING: LAYERED TWIN BEDROOM

January 27, 2017

Decorating

Layered twin bedroom design with round mirrors and console table via Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Birmingham Home & Garden, photography by David Hillegas)

I’ve recently been thinking about refreshing the twin bedroom at Tye Street, and I’ve been eyeing this layered bedroom from a very stylish lake house in Alabama. Although the faux taxidermy above the twin beds in the bedroom now are fun, I love the look of simple round mirrors above each bed in this inspiration, especially with the stacked black and white photography. I also think a console table is so perfect go to in-between twin beds since it’s long enough to accomodate two people. With the layers of neutral patterns and a little fresh greenery, this bedroom edges on eclectic with a clean finish. See how to recreate the room and shop it all after the jump.

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MODERN MEETS RUSTIC IN AN ASPEN HOME

January 25, 2017

Interiors

Orange lacquer coffee table in a modern rustic mountain house in Aspen on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Veranda, photography by Max Kim-Bee)

Infusing the wild, natural elements of the Colorado mountains into a modern home can be a challenging task, but designer Richard Hallberg did just that in this second home in Aspen, and succeeded in creating a serene retreat that harmonized with its setting. The traditional twigs and antlers approach to decorating a mountain house was approached with a new perspective, using the more natural elements sparingly to preserve their strikingly sculptural qualities. In the sitting area above, the bold color blocked elements of the modern artwork and lacquered coffee table take the wood and hide armchair and antler side table in a sophisticated direction. The rest of the all-white elements, like the home’s snowy white flokati rugs and pale upholstery, make this getaway quite serene.

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A SPRING PREVIEW FROM THE ADAC SHOWROOMS

January 22, 2017

Atlanta / Decorating

Christian Liaigre St. Barts house on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(Christian Liaigre on Elle Decor)

Two weeks ago I stopped by Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) for their annual Spring Preview, an event that features the best new collections from their top showrooms at the center. Although most products at ADAC are to-the-trade, they represent the “runway” design that has a major influence on ready-to-ship pieces from national retailers and often showcases the highest levels of detail and craftsmanship. I spotted some exciting new releases from some of my favorite showrooms, including Bradley, Janus et Cie, Jerry Pair, and Peacock Alley. Check out the preview event booklet, and see my product picks below.
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