Hi fellow CoContesters, and welcome back once again this lovely autumn Thursday! Today we have a wonderful feature blogger in store for you, who is sure to spruce up your interior decorating ideas and get the creative juices flowing. Last week we took a look at Nesting Place, and today we’ll be delving into the inspirational world of Thou Swell (TS).
The face behind the blog
Unlike many of our female feature bloggers, and interior design blogs in general, today’s website is founded and edited by Kevin O’Gara, a young Cornell Design student, whose passion for history, English and design is the cornerstone for this intriguing and exciting project.
As a lover of both traditional and contemporary design, Kevin founded Thou Swell in 2013. Named after the famous jazz standard, with overtones of nostalgia and soul, Thou Swell is a one-stop-shop for interior ideas, inspiration and home enthusiasts. Based in his hometown Atlanta, Kevin is the brother of two sisters and a spunky wired-hair fox terrier.
Truly a creative destination for all who strive to better their homes and their lives through good design, Thou Swell is simply fabulous.
Would you like to learn more about Kevin? Head over to Thou Swell and check out his full introduction and website.
House tours and swoon-worthy interiors
To kick things off, we headed to the interiors section of Thou Swoon, to see what Kevin has on offer. Replete with a host of intriguing house tours and envy-worthy homes, there is something for everyone!
We took a particular liking to this interesting Spanish abode, which boasts eclectic design, and an airy open aesthetic. If you’d like to check it out, follow the link here, and head over to TS to read more.
Perfect entertaining advice and inspiration
Want to throw that chic and sophisticated party, but don’t know where to start? Luckily, Kevin has got you covered. With a range of interior and exterior entertaining tips, there is definitely something to suit every occasion. Whether it’s a sleek soiree, an alluring affair, or a delightful dinner, you will find plenty of ways to decorate you home, while improving your event.
We love the summer black and white table setting above, which would work perfectly as a trans-seasonal project and ideal dinner party setup.
Designer tips, tricks and tutorials
Within the website, there are a few categories with different domestic design tips. Gardening, entertaining, interior and decorating are all covered in detail, while each section provides a range of examples and step-by-step demonstrations.
Within the decorating section of Thou Swell we took a peek at one article of particular fancy. Here Kevin shows a range of chic dining benches, along with inspirational images, and tips to include them in your own home. If you’d like to see more, check our the full story here.
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Stay up to date with Thou Swell
When you are updating your abode, or simply fascinated by the seemingly endless array of incredible interior designs, it is a good idea to stay up to date by following your faves. Thou Swell is on Instagram, and Kevin’s feed certainly doesn’t disappoint!
If you’d like to check it out, head over here, and take a peek at all of his inspirational musings.
Want more? Stay tuned, CoContesters, for another fab feature next Thursday!