Category Archives: Interiors

A PATTERN-FILLED PALM BEACH ESCAPE

March 13, 2019

Interiors

Blue and white striped living room in Palm Beach house on Thou Swell #hometour #palmbeach #livingroom #coastaldecor(via Veranda, photography by J. Savage Gibson)

The first hints of spring have me dreaming of seashores and tropical escapes, as spring break approaches, and this blue-and-white Palm Beach house designed by Phoebe Howard is my visual getaway this week. The house is traditional at its core, but a light color palette, fresh finishes, and humorous accents bring an energized twist to its coastal style. I love the detail in each room, from the wicker side table above to the tiled risers you’ll find on the staircase. Take a look inside, below!

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AT HOME WITH AN ATLANTA DESIGN TRAILBLAZER

March 4, 2019

Atlanta / Interiors

Ryan Hughes home in Midtown Atlanta, dining room with faux zebra head and banquette seating #diningroom #atlantahome #housetour #moderndiningroom(via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, photography by Mali Azima)

When it comes to modern design in Atlanta, there is one particular showroom that’s largely credited with leading the shift towards more a more contemporary aesthetic in the city. Ryan Hughes’ eponymous R HUGHES showroom first opened in West Midtown in 2010 with his friend and business partner Steven Leonard, and now resides in a sleek, completely customized showroom in ADAC. While the showroom is refreshed every four months, Hughes wanted his own home to be more constant, and less experimental. His style at home is a little more relaxed, and warmth from antiques and art collected over time bring an inviting warmth to the rooms. Step inside the stylish townhouse below!

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COCHISE DRIVE HOME TOUR ON GLITTER GUIDE

January 28, 2019

Interiors

Inviting living room with blush decor on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Although I never officially named my mom’s house as a project on the blog, it has been a canvas for my decorating projects ever since starting my blog in 2013! It kind of blows my mind – over five years and 700 blog posts later, I can finally give you a complete tour of the home after years of redecorating, revising, and tweaking the rooms inside. Now, we’re completely moved out of Cochise and into Dove Hill! As a rental house, there was only so much we could change, but it provided me with the space to explore and experiment as I styled and decorated for my blog projects. I am so thrilled to share that the final home tour is featured on Glitter Guide, but I wanted to share some exclusive before pictures here to give you a sense of where it all started…

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A FRESH TAKE ON TRADITION IN NEW ORLEANS

January 22, 2019

Interiors

Fresh traditional design for a shotgun bungalow in New Orleans home tour on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Rue Magazine, photography by Jacqueline Marque)

In an early 1900’s shotgun (which reminds me of the historic houses in Cabbagetown Atlanta), interior designer Sherry Shirah returned to her hometown roots to design a New Orleans home that straddled Old and New World with a mix of curated period furniture and refreshing modern additions. Shirah carefully retained the integrity of the home’s old architecture while bringing some contemporary pieces to the home like those fabulous blue velvet bucket chairs you can spy on the right in the living room above. See the rest of this sweet ‘new Southern style’ bungalow below!

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TYE STREET PROJECT: FINAL HOME TOUR

January 14, 2019

Interiors / Tye Street Project

Tye Street Project final home tour, Southern interior design from a Cabbagetown bungalow in Atlanta, GA design by Kevin Francis Design on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(Living room design)

My dad moved out of his home in Cabbagetown at the end of 2018, and while I was sad to say goodbye to his blue bungalow and the cheery neighborhood, I’m excited about his new house just a few neighborhoods over. I wrapped up the year compiling the final designs from each room in his house, and it’s amazing to think about where I started with what I called my “Tye Street Project” just about three years ago. We made so many great memories in that home from cooking with my dad in the kitchen to hosting Fourth of July and Thanksgiving, and I feel so grateful to have been able to gain so much valuable design experience working on the house. I am excited to kick off 2019 with a full tour on Apartment Therapy and a final look at the house below (including the original before pictures!). Get a glimpse inside below and read the full feature here.
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