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A WHIMSICAL PATTERN-HAPPY TABLESCAPE

August 6, 2017

Entertaining

This post is sponsored by World Market, but all text, images, and opinons are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!

Pattern happy table setting with whimsical flower arrangement of daisies and butterflies on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Although the weather is still hot in Atlanta, schools are starting again, signaling a change in routines (and soon enough, a change in the weather). I love to embrace these seasonal shifts with changes around the house, like our recent additions to the living room or a fresh table setting with a whimsical mix of patterns. I channeled an eclectic, collected look on this tablescape with Ikat napkins and patterned bowls from Cost Plus World Market, and brought in a touch of the unexpected to the simple arrangement of daisies – colorful butterflies. Although the table setting is simple, it sings with elements of surprise that will surely inspire interesting conversation or delight dinner party guests during the new season. I also love how much interest you can pack onto a small space dining table. It just shows that small can be just as stylish! Get all the details on this table setting below.
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WORLDLY HOME DECOR TO SHOP NOW

March 6, 2017

Decorating

Eclectic tropical bedroom design with canopy twin beds on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Tom Scheerer Decorates on Because It’s Awesome)

Although the weather’s still fluctuating between bitter cold and mildly cold here in Ithaca, I’ve been getting reports of spring weather (unusually early this year) from Atlanta and I’m living vicariously through my little sister as she enjoys the blooming cherry trees during her spring break this week. I am looking forward to my spring break too… in four weeks! In the meantime, I’ll be spring dreaming, and what better way to kick off the warmer weather than with a great sale from Cost Plus World Market. Their annual Friends & Family event means lots of big savings on their selection of worldly decor, some of which is highlighted by some of their newest additions – my favorites including the Jardin Anglais and Jaipur Season collections. Save an extra 30% off all furniture and decor and save 10% off of food and wine during the sale which lasts from March 10-13. To celebrate the sale, I’m sharing the best of their newest home decor additions, featuring worldly pieces from furniture to pillows and lighting handcrafted around the world.

Use the coupon at your local store or use promo code FRIENDS online!

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HOW TO HOST GAME NIGHT & CANAPÈS

January 5, 2017

Entertaining

This post is sponsored by World Market, but all text, images, and opinons are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!

How to host a chic game night with canapés on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Although the holiday season may be over with the start of the new year, I’ve got a couple weeks before I have to go back to school, and I’ve been enjoying the extra time in town with my family. One of my favorite holiday traditions (especially to ring in the New Year) is having game night with my family, so when World Market invited me to share a game night on the blog, I was definitely up for the task! My family has a soft spot for the retro-style games, so their Sorry board game with the original artwork from 1939 caught my eye first. Along with an easy selection of canapés, sparkling rosehip grape juice, and entertaining essentials, we made a chic spread for enjoying a fun night in.

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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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SWELL GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE FOOD LOVER

December 16, 2016

Holiday

This post is sponsored by World Market, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!

Gift basket with cheese, knives, tea towel, and champagne flutes from World Market on Thou Swell

Now that I’m home from college for Winter break, I finally feel like it’s the holiday season, and I get to really dig into the gift list for my family members! When I was little I really used to believe I was a Christmas elf, and I still love to channel North Pole spirit and give great gifts each year. Whatever your tradition, gifting is often at the heart of the holiday season, and giving thoughtful presents can be a tricky proposition. For my fourth gift guide of the year, I wanted to share a beautiful gift basket with Cost Plus World Market inspired by my mom and my family’s traditions in the kitchen and dining room. I grew up in a foodie family, and dinnertime was always a special time to share high points (or low points) and enjoy time together at the end of the day. For this gift guide, I channeled my love of family and food into a basket full of kitchen and entertaining tools that any food-lover will use and enjoy. Now that I’m in college, I appreciate our holiday mealtimes even more, and I wanted to capture that spirit in this selection. Find the perfect food-lover’s gift basket after the jump!

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