MY TOP POSTS & COLLABORATIONS OF 2017

January 2, 2018

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Framed TV screen with gallery wall and curated art selection for The Frame by Samsung on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via A TV for the LIving Room with Samsung)

I can hardly believe it’s already 2018 and I’m back to business for a busy month of work and design projects before heading up to school later this month, so I wanted to take a moment to remember some of my most popular posts and partnerships that happened this year. It has been another wonderful year of growth and opportunity for my little slice of the internet – and I owe it all to the wonderful readers who stop by to hear my thoughts and look at my projects. Thank you all for your amazing support, especially with the sponsored projects this year in which some of my favorite brands trusted me with their products and vision. I cannot wait to see what the year ahead brings. Scroll through a recap of 2017 with me below!
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SWELL GIFT GUIDE: HOST WITH THE MOST

December 17, 2017

Holiday

Minimal dining room with shelf styling on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Nicole Franzen)

My third and final gift guide for the year is for the host with the most. It’s full of unique home and entertaining pieces that are perfect for giving your favorite host and hostesses who already have the essentials. With mixed metals and black and white, all these pieces fit in perfectly in any home (but stand out with stylish designs)! From a set of hilarious cocktail napkins to an exclusive gold gradient martini glass that will wow guests, this guide has thoughtful, unexpected gifts for the entertaining expert in your life. Continue reading to shop the guide.

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A MONOCHROME HOLIDAY ENTRYWAY

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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SWELL GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE JETSETTER

December 14, 2017

Holiday

Historic Parisian apartment on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via French by Design)

My second gift guide is for the traveler – whether the jetsetting boss or the avid explorer. Full of travel accessories and functional style for arriving put-together and organized, this guide includes beauty, home, and luggage essentials that are perfectly giftable. From a Foreo cleansing device for keeping that complexion clear and wrinkle-free to one of the chicest tassel keychains, this guide has thoughtful, unexpected gifts for your favorite jetsetting friend or family member. Continue reading to shop the guide.

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DRAMATIC BLUE DINING ROOM REVEAL

December 13, 2017

Interiors / Tye Street Project

High-gloss blue dining room makeover on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

I am so excited to share the reveal of the bold new dining room at Tye Street Project, completely reimagined with a dark high-gloss blue on the walls and a new approach to the dining layout. As you saw in the previous layout of the room, a huge table dominated the room. While it was perfect for entertaining (which my dad often does), I always found the table to be just a bit too big for the room, and prevented me from imagining any improvements to the space. We decided to move that table to my dad’s spacious sunroom and replace it with a smaller circular table. Now he can entertain larger groups in the back room and keep things more intimate in the dining room! We also made room for a few pieces that had moved out of his bedroom – the armchairs and area rug. All of the new red in the room was begging for a dramatic navy backdrop, so I channeled an old-world club vibe (perfect for the club chairs) with a modern edge (hence the striking chandelier) for the new look. Continue reading for all the details!

P.S. Just a few days left to enter to win $250 towards custom window treatments from Alva, the generous sponsor of the beautiful white Belgian linen curtains in this room!

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