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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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FIRST LOOK: FRAMEBRIDGE AND CB2

April 19, 2017

Decorating

Kate Worum modern art print gallery wall, Framebridge for CB2 on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(Art by Kate Worum)

A special collaboration launched this week between Framebridge and CB2, featuring five contemporary artists from photographers to painters for an exclusive print gallery full of lively modern pieces. Many of the artists I was already familiar with (and whose work I love), but it was fun being introduced to a couple new faces and seeing their work together as an expansion on CB2’s art selection. Framebridge clued me in on this exciting partnership a few weeks ago, and I’ve been so excited to share it all with you now! I also got the chance to choose one print to style myself, so stay tuned to my Instagram to find out which piece I chose (hint hint: it’s one of Benjamin Grant’s mesmerizing aerials). Click through to see all of the artists in the collaboration and shop my favorite pieces.

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CONVERTIBLE GUEST ROOM DESIGN REVEAL

December 17, 2016

Decorating / Interiors

Blue and green guest room design with folding screen on Thou Swell

Reveal day is here, and I couldn’t be happier with how my guest room design turned out! I was a little nervous that it wouldn’t come together just how I imagined, but the details worked themselves out and the final result is something I’m super proud of. As you might remember from the original design board, I was really going for a soothing blue and green look that would inspire rest and relaxation for anyone lounging or sleeping in the space. I wanted to take full use of the daybed and make it a convertible piece that could easily transition between sofa and bed, and the lack of accent furniture in the before pictures below will also show how the room needed some help being a living room as well. Since the room was originally a movie room, the orientation of the room worked for watching movies, but wasn’t necessarily the most efficient or well-designed use of space. By placing the daybed by the stairs (my mom’s brilliant idea), it gave me much more room to expand the seating area. All improvements aside, the biggest impact of this project might be simply bringing a cohesive color palette to the room through a mix of blue and green hues and patterns. I couldn’t have done it without my mom for receiving all of the large packages and picking up pieces while I was studying away in Ithaca, and the amazing sponsors for this project. At Home for accent furniture, Dash & Albert for the area rug, DecoratorsBest for wallpaper and fabric, Home Depot for blinds, plants, and planters, Minted for art and pillows, Shelby Dillon Studio for pillows, and World Market for the daybed cover and… more pillows! Click through to see how the space came out.

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MY DORM ROOM REVEAL

September 28, 2016

Decorating / Interiors

Dorm room decor, before and after makeover on @thouswellblog

I know I’ve been MIA for the past week, but I’ve got a big post to share (finally!). I have been working on the last couple of weeks to finish up the last details of my dorm room design, and I’m so excited to finally share the whole room today! Now that the room is done I finally feel like I have created a personal retreat for myself that has completely redefined my room and provided a comfortable ‘home’ for me here at college. Although I’ve had many late nights in the library or studio already, I’m always happy to head back to my dorm room. A huge thank you to the wonderful sponsors who collaborated with me on this project, including the bedding and area rug from Annie Selke, art prints and curtains from Minted, removable wallpaper from WallsNeedLove, and furniture and decor from At Home. Pulling these sources together, I sucessfully executed the neutral, layered vision from the design board I shared in August. Make sure to see my introductory dorm room post, and find the before pictures and the rest of the room after the jump!

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JESSICA BRILLI ART & FRAMEBRIDGE

September 20, 2016

Decorating

Jessica Brilli art with Framebridge on @thouswellblog
Jessica Brilli art with Framebridge on @thouswellblog

Back in August I got to give my little sister’s bedroom workspace a little refresh with some new prints from Framebridge, including an art print from painter Jessica Brilli. I started out the project with her Red Zenith radio print, with a bright red and blue palette that inspired the rest of the space. I printed complementary pieces with Framebridge’s Bali and Jambi frames, and chose a mix of red and aqua desk accessories to bring out the hues from the painting. Grace’s desk lamp turned out to be the perfect color (shop a similar piece here), and the colors popped on the white and gold DIY desk. This vignette was featured on the Framebridge blog along with four other artists and designer’s spaces featuring Jessica Brilli art. Click below to see all of the spaces!

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