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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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COLESY’S BLUE MOOD DORM: DESIGN BOARD

September 2, 2017

Decorating

Serene blue and white workspace by Coco Kelley on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Coco Kelley)

I’m so happy to share one of two dorm rooms I’m putting together for friends.
Colesy’s room is pulled together by shades of blue. Where I avoided prints and kept the shapes and textiles soft in Olivia’s lush blush room, Colesy has more geometric lines and a few prints mixed in to liven things up. Some choice selections from Minted’s great art and the seating cubes, rug, and cozy blanket balance these with softer, plusher details and hazy imagery. The stripes on the bedding pillow and the blue and white motif add a subtle nautical touch perfectly suited to a traveler. A campaign-style nightstand completes the cosmopolitan flair. While in Olivia’s room I started with a simpler off-white area rug, I chose a bolder patterned rug from Mowhawk Home to set the scene in Colesy’s room. From there, I pulled together a selection of art to bring some additional hues to the color palette from Minted then filled out the look with furniture and decor from The Mine. Click through to take a look at the whole mood board and let me know what you think in the comments!

P.S. Save an extra 20% when you buy a dorm set on The Mine until 9/4/17 with code BACK2SCHOOL20!

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OLIVIA’S LUSH BLUSH DORM: DESIGN BOARD

August 31, 2017

Decorating

Pink decor in living room with Kate Spade wall decor and brass chandelier on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Kate Spade)

I’m delighted to share my mood board for my friend Olivia’s dorm room! Dorm room decor is a special kind of a challenge. The layout is limited, the space is petite, and everything has to be exactly how it was when the inhabitant moves in—so it’s hard to change much with my favorite tools like paint or furniture choices.

This room is going to be pulled together by the shade of blush that’s the perfect match for Olivia’s personality and style. On-trend (some might call it “millennial pink”), warm, and elegant, the sense of femininity it brings ties right into the playful prints on the throw pillows and the light and delicate artwork I’ve picked out for the walls. I’m partnering with The Mine for all of the decor – and there’s definitely lots to be found in their huge selection (see all of their curated dorm room decor here). Lots of soft textures and mirrored surfaces will help keep the room cozy but bright. I chose solid pale colors to keep the room from being dark and to help the space seem as large as possible. The area rug from Mohawk Home and cozy blanket fulfill some of my dorm room must-haves too. Click through to enjoy the full mood board and don’t forget to let me know what you think!

P.S. Save an extra 20% when you buy a dorm set on The Mine until 9/4/17 with code BACK2SCHOOL20!

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: ART AND A DESK

April 27, 2017

Decorating / One Room Challenge

Easy DIY desk with green and gold desk legs from PrettyPegs on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(Roman shade, Burl frame, Table lamp, Desk chair)

Welcome to the fourth week of my older sister’s bedroom makeover for the Spring 2017 One Room Challenge! In case you’re just catching up, you can find my design boards for the room here and get the lowdown on all the textiles in the space here. Yesterday I outlined some of my tips for choosing the right lighting for your bedroom, and you’ll get some more shots of the modern lighting from west elm, like the great brass lamp above, in this post. I’m also sharing the details on those pretty green and gold table legs from Pretty Pegs and how I put together the desk. Finally, you’ll get a look at the art selection in the room, including some fabulous copper art shelves from Minted! Click below for more.

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