Category Archives: Decorating


January 30, 2018

Decorating / Gardening

Potted indoor citrus trees in a white Scandinavian style room, plus how to care for indoor citrus trees on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Martha Stewart)

While 2017 was the year of the olive tree, I’ve turned my attention to indoor citrus trees for 2018. I’ve always lived around citrus trees — my mom bought four when I was little and put them in our kitchen garden. They would live inside during the winter, and the smell of the blooms in early spring and watching the fruit grow is a tiny and glorious joy. The flowers’ fragrance fills the house just at the time of winter I’m hoping for a sure sign of the weather turning around, and brings a sunny, zesty scent of the summer to come. I absolutely love to care for these low-maintenance trees, and these interiors certainly show off their style! Find more inspiration and how to care for indoor citrus trees below.


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January 18, 2018


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

Watching the house and dog with Hive View smart indoor camera on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

One of the hardest parts of leaving the house is leaving Milou! We’ve always been super close as I was mainly left in charge of training and taking care of her ever since my sister’s and I received her for Christmas as a puppy. She has a classic terrier attitude that makes her kind of spunky and independent, but she definitely gets upset when we leave the house. Just a few days ago Hive sent over their newest home monitoring camera, the Hive View, and I’m already in love with this latest addition to their family of smart home devices! It’s a sleek little camera that can be placed on a level surface or mounted to a wall or ceiling, and gives live monitoring of your home – from keeping an eye on your pets to providing a smart layer of security.

P.S. Save 10% off your Hive pack with code KEVIN10!
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January 16, 2018


Scenic mural in a modern living room on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

The year is already off to a dazzling start with some very intriguing decorating ideas I’m already looking forward to mixing into projects… and even a few I have worked with before! I loved seeing how my trend forecast from 2017 turned out (some trends definitely caught on more than others) and I’ve got a new slew of details that I predict will be big this year. From paint and murals to pendants and exteriors, this list covers the gamut – and I hope you like what you see! Check out my 2018 home decor trend forecast below.


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January 5, 2018


PIllows from @bunglo, Shams from @PotteryBarn, Headboard from @OneKingsLane, Sconces from @CB2pins(Lily print)

Over the past couple of years, I’ve relied heavily on my own photography when styling blog posts and design projects. After discovering Framebridge‘s vast frame selection and incredible pricing, I have used them time and time again to easily upload and frame photographs from my personal collection for unique art prints. I’m excited to share my photography collection with you, with my frame suggestions for each piece to make it easy and affordable to acquire fine art photography prints to decorate your walls.

You can find all of the prints here, from mini street shots to studies of flowers and rocks. The collection ranges in subject but maintains a fresh, modern look. It will only grow from here as I share new works, so stay updated to the shop by subscribing at the bottom of the page. I can’t wait to see how you use these prints! Don’t miss the coupon below, and see some of my favorite projects featuring my prints + Framebridge below.

P.S. Use code LETSGO for 50% off your purchase, this month only!
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December 15, 2017

Decorating / Holiday

Monochrome holiday entryway decorating on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

I love exploring different color schemes when it comes to holiday decorating, but monochrome is one that I’ve never tried out. With my dad’s entryway featuring so many shades of grey, it was the perfect opportunity to feature some icy-white decor from Pier 1’s Snow Day Christmas collection. It features decor with icy crystals, festive flocking, and silver accents that are perfect for the Tye Street entry hall. With the LED light-up Snowy Branch Tree creating a glowing statement on the console the space feels perfectly decorated for the season without disrupting the hall’s sleek greyscale palette. See all the festive details below!

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