THE FIELD TO VASE DINNER PARTY TOUR

February 2, 2017

Entertaining

Field to Vase dinner party tour with American Grown Flowers on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

I recently learned about the beautiful Field to Vase dinner party tour organized by American Grown Flowers, and when I saw these photos I fell in love with the beautiful photos of their flower-filled tables. Each dinner is hosted by an American flower farm, with local flowers lining the table and locally-grown food served for each course. As they describe on their website, “Along with lively conversation among dining companions new and old… You’ll meet others who are passionate about preserving American Grown Flowers, farmland and our country’s floriculture roots.” Sounds amazing, right? Their 2017 schedule is live, and it’s coming to flower farms in Minnesota, California, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Virginia, and Florida this year. The tour starts on March 11, and continues until November 18, 2017. Find out more about their dinner party tour on their website, follow along on Instagram, and see more photos of past dinners below.
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TRENDING NOW: MODERN LED LIGHTING

February 1, 2017

Decorating

Traditional living room with modern LED chandelier on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(Upton LED chandelier)

When you think of LED lighting you might think of Christmas lights or maybe high-tech light bulbs, but the highly-efficient light technology is making its way into light fixtures in high-end and middle market designs alike. As the technology and light color has improved, its proven to make a versatile alternative to conventional light bulbs, especially for sleek, detailed and circular fixtures. I absolutely love how the LED lighting has opened a whole new set of possibilities for the shape and profile of sconces, pendants, and chandeliers, and I can’t wait to see how the trend will expand! Check out my favorite pieces – many of them new releases for 2017 – in my product guide after the jump.

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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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