SWELL SHOPPING: A WORLDLY RETREAT

June 3, 2017

Decorating

Worldly modern living room design by Betsy Brown on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Introspective Magazine)

This sophisticated living room by Betsy Brown shows off her warm, minimal approach to Southern decorating. The Alabama-based designer describes her style as “tailored and masculine” – adjectives not often used in the South’s interior design vocabulary, but her distinct style has certainly set her apart. I love this eclectic retreat she designed with a Liaigre sofa, Regency chairs, and 19th-century Dutch mirror. By rooting the space in historical silhouettes, Brown can gracefully incorporate more modern and unexpected pieces for her signature mix. See the full room a shoppable breakdown of the design below.

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WHERE TO SHOP SHOWROOM FURNITURE

May 30, 2017

Decorating

High-gloss green lacquer living room walls on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via La Dolce Vita)

When it comes to the luxury brand names inside the showrooms of design centers like ADAC in Atlanta, there’s a certain level of quality and craftsmanship that can be expected from these high-end lines that are sold to-the-trade. It’s often hard to shop these pieces without designer access, and even harder to source them online. Luckily, there are two websites bringing showroom access to digital marketplaces, and the sources below also include great mark-downs that make these pieces even more accessible. Find out where to shop exclusive showroom furniture after the jump…

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WIN $200 TO SHOP WAITING ON MARTHA

May 16, 2017

Decorating

Bar console with large pink art print in Waiting on Martha's home on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Waiting on Martha)

If you’ve followed my past two One Room Challenges you know I’m a fan of Waiting on Martha‘s chic home decor, entertaining, and accessories, and I’m excited to bring you another giveaway with WOM so you can deck out your home (or yourself) with pieces from her shop! I’m also SO thrilled to help celebrate her recent announcement that she’s opening her own brick and mortar in Atlanta this June! It will be in Vinings Jubilee, which is actually within walking distance from my mom’s house so I know I’ll be visiting frequently… But wherever you live, don’t miss your chance to win $200 to shop Waiting on Martha right here – just click through to find a selection of my favorites and the giveaway widget to enter the giveaway.

P.S. Save 20% off your next WOM order with code THOUSWELL20!

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: JULIA’S ROOM REVEAL

May 11, 2017

Decorating / One Room Challenge

Blue and green bedroom makeover with tufted headboard on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

DESIGN | TEXTILES | ARTWORK | STYLING

Week six – the big reveal – is finally here! Usually, the One Room Challenge season totally flies by, but this year definitely felt different since most of the project was done remotely. A HUGE thank you to my mom and little sister who unpacked all the deliveries, helped me set up the room over spring break, and thank you to my little sister for putting up with me while I Facetimed the photoshoot! She did a wonderful job on these photos, as you’ll see below… Back to the project, you’ll remember from my introduction that I tackled my older sister’s bedroom at my mom’s house. She’s a Junior in college now and it was about time to upgrade her room from a twin bed to a queen, and bring in an adult design and efficient layout for a serene retreat when she gets home! I settled on a green, blue and gold palette with some fabulous upgrades to the room from some of my favorite brands. Jump down below to get all the details on the space!

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SWELL SEASONAL: SPRING HOME DECOR EDIT

May 9, 2017

Decorating

Modern loft dining room with pink velvet chairs and LED light fixture on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Bang & Olufsen)

There’s nothing like the signs of spring to inspire redecorating – nature has its own way of redecorating too, with a bright new palette of fresh green leaves and pastel blooms. I’m embracing these colors with my third home decor edit, a collection of the best in new furniture, decor, and tableware. My fall and winter edits leaned towards more muted colors, so it was fun to bring in more saturation and floral motifs in this season’s selection. I also used the fresh color palette to include more traditional silhouettes in unexpected hues. As usual, I pulled from a variety of styles and sources in accent furnishings to inspire the smaller scale redecorating that can be changed up from season to season. Shop the edit below, and let me know what you’re eyeing to refresh your home for spring!
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