Living room by Brian Paquette, neutral home decor inspiration on Thou Swell #livingroom #homedecor #homedecorinspiration #decor #decorating #interiordesign(via Brian Paquette)


It’s week two of this virtual round of the One Room Challenge (catch up on my project introduction here), and I’m sharing an inside look at the loft that’s inspiring my space and diving into the design direction for this living and dining room. As I explained last week, this round is completely virtual so I picked a dream Atlanta loft destination in the Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts (also known as “The Stacks”), for a light-filled industrial space that provides a historic canvas for the design. I’ll be scouring new introductions from High Point Market to pull together a sophisticated design with my signature “new Southern” mix of traditional and contemporary. See the rooms inspiring the style and palette for the room below!

Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts, The Stacks in Atlanta brick loft condo building on Thou Swell

Above is the exterior of The Stacks, and as you can see the windows on this building are amazing! I pulled three interior shots below to give you a sense of what the inside of my room will look like, with brick around the windows and cool concrete floors.

The Stacks Atlanta loft interior on Thou Swell

The Stacks Atlanta loft interior on Thou Swell

With so much texture and patina already built into the architecture of the room, I’m taking an edited, tone-on-tone approach to the design. I’m leaning into creams and tans for the upholstery but planning on bringing in pops of red for a warm, Euro-inspired take on neutrals. I want the loft to feel like it could be in New York, New Orleans, Paris, or Milan!

Living room by Atelier AM, neutral home decor inspiration on Thou Swell #livingroom #homedecor #homedecorinspiration #decor #decorating #interiordesign(via Atelier AM)

Living room by Studio Lifestyle, neutral home decor inspiration on Thou Swell #livingroom #homedecor #homedecorinspiration #decor #decorating #interiordesign(via Studio Lifestyle)

Living room by Bonesteel Trout Hall, neutral home decor inspiration on Thou Swell #livingroom #homedecor #homedecorinspiration #decor #decorating #interiordesign(via Bonesteel Trout Hall)

Living room by Robert Brown, neutral home decor inspiration on Thou Swell #livingroom #homedecor #homedecorinspiration #decor #decorating #interiordesign(via Robert Brown)

Next week I’ll start sharing some favorites from High Point Market that will be providing the foundations for the room. In the meantime, catch up on the rest of the ORC featured designers’ designs 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

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