Blue lacquered dining room with built-in bookshelves and traditional furniture on Thou Swell #diningroom #diningroomdesign #lacqueredwalls(via House Beautiful)


After a few weeks of teasing the design of my One Room Challenge virtual loft design, I am excited to share the final boards today with all of my product selections from designer brands at High Point Market! This year’s challenge pushed me to create in a vacuum, and although I have myself a few parameters in terms of the location and architecture of the space, I really left the possibilities open when it came to the decor. I started with neutral, traditional shapes and then layered in texture with accent pieces and lighting, then color and pattern with a selection of beautiful upholstery fabrics. I opted for a dramatic teal blue in the dining room and had fun with a couple of statements case goods you’ll notice in both rooms. There’s a great mix of styles in this design and the result feels very grownup and collected, with a designer touch through showroom sourcing and custom upholstery. See the boards and all of my sources below!

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Project Introduction | Location & Inspiration | Floorplan & Finishes

the living room

Living room design board for the One Room Challenge by Kevin O'Gara with mix of traditional and contemporary design, tufted rug, striped sofa, and velvet chairs on Thou SwellChandelier, Armchair, Teal velvet fabric, Les Touches spotted fabric, Accent table, White lamp, Tufted ottoman, Faux bois fabric, Pedestal, Sofa, Striped fabric, Ikat fabric, Maze rug, Coffee table, Stool, Grey lamp, Pleated shade, Accent chest, Chaise, Green fabric, Armoire

the dining room

Dining room design board for the One Room Challenge by Kevin O'Gara with crystal chandelier, round pedestal table, Klismos chairs, and antique French doors  on Thou SwellChandelier, Teal paint, Pedestal table, Klismos, chairs, Grey fabric, Asian cabinet, Teal fabric, Lucite curtain rod, Vases

Catch up on the rest of the featured designers’ virtual design plans below!


Albie Knows | Ana Claudia Design | At Home With Joseph | Barbour Spangle Design | Dwell by Cheryl | Eneia White Interiors | Gray Space Interiors | Haneen’s Haven | Hommeboys | Interiors by Design | Jana Donohoe Designs | Laura Hodges Studio | Lauren Nicole Designs | Nicole White Designs | Nikole Starr Interiors | Nile Johnson Interior Design | Prudence Home + Design | Thou Swell | Traders Haven Design | Whitney J Decor


High Point Market | Sherwin-Williams | Foyr

Kevin O'Gara signature on Thou Swell

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