Summer design in this seasonal decor edit brings out the best in the mood of the hottest season. Airy textiles and light silhouettes invite breezes (whether visual or real) to accentuate and complement the warm weather. Handmade touches and soft shapes evoke the spontaneity and casual ease that is the epitome of summer. Take your friends on an al fresco dining adventure or picnic, or embrace a gentle summer evening and its long, romantic twilight to savor the best parts of the season. The days are long, but the season isn’t — enjoy everything it has to offer!
All of these qualities are celebrated in my fourth home decor edit, a collection of the best in new furniture, decor, and tableware. Showcase the heart of the season around you with updates scaled to accommodate small renewals from season to season. Shop the edit below, and let me know what might make it into your home this summer! Read More
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! Read More
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! Read More
For the past couple weeks I’ve been thinking about how to stay in tap with the market trends and catalog my seasonal favorites to share on Thou Swell. I finally pulled it together this month – and so I present my very first edition of Swell Seasonal, a catalog of my favorite pieces (new and old) in five categories that represent some of the most versatile pieces in the home – pieces that can be easily upgraded and moved around with each season. From adding a statement light fixture to bringing some metallic glamour to your living room with new side tables, you might find that the start of a new season sparks the inspiration to redefine your home with a few small, or one large addition. There’s always new opportunities to set the table for friends and family, indulge in a good coffee table book on design, or add a throw pillow to your bed for extra cozy each season, so I tried to capture the best of the market with over 100 products to shop right here. Find all the pieces below, and tell me – if there’s one thing you could add to your home today, what would it be? Read More