We can’t get enough of this rich emerald green at our studio! Just a couple weeks ago we had an install with green pillows and chairs that gave a perfect accent to our client’s home. Although PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald was chosen as the 2013 color of the year – the lively, radiant and lush green is back! This color brings a room to life whether in the form of a pillow, accent wall, or drapery and it’s great for upcoming holiday decorating! Here are some of our favorite pairings with this plush pantone. Enjoy!
As we approach the end of Summer we realize that the days are getting shorter, weather is becoming cooler, and kids are transitioning back to school. But what about our furry friends…? Whether you refer to your dog as a K-9 kiddo, oversized (or actual) lap dog, a member of the family, or a plain ole pet – do you ever wonder what they think of summer time life? I’m sure many long haired dogs are grateful for the hot ‘dog days’ of summer soon coming to an end. But what actually are the “dog days” of summer?
According to a National Geographic article by Becky Little, the most common use of the phrase is referring to it being so hot that even dogs would just lie around panting all day. But the true origin comes from the ancient Greeks and Romans. They thought of the constellation Canis Major as a dog chasing Lepus, the hare. The dog star was named Sirius and when the star would rise just before the sun in late July it was an indicator that the hottest days of the year were soon to come.
Now that you have read your short history lesson for the day, you can see the ‘dog days’ of summer according to Swell & what we love the most about displaying dog decor in the home. There is actually an array of dog decor styles; from classy wallpaper, to delicate dog paintings, and even one of our favorite Swell Décor girls bedroom with a fun black & white accent wallpaper. We hope you enjoy our picks & love on your furry friends a little extra today!
Love, love, love this adorable boston terrier painting from Hautelook.com.
This is the cutest b&w wallpaper print from Stroheim! This look is girly & elegant with the lilac walls and white dresser.
In moderation, this Melbourne based Adelaide Bragg interior design wallpaper is subtle & classy, which makes a great statement piece for this bathroom or any room in your home.
“Dog Park” in blue by Julia Rothman wallpaper for Hygge & West brings beautiful blues for this pup to feel at home snooping through its’ treats. P.S. – 100% of the profits go to dog shelter charities.
For a more sophisticated look you can go with this Schumacher diamond dog greyhound wallpaper, which was adapted from a 1950s had print.
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Have you ever walked into a room and just smiled; taken a deep breath and looked at the simplicity all around?
Were you at a luxurious hotel…or a quaint bed & breakfast?
Have you ever imagined experiencing those feelings in your own home?
We strive to make these simplistic senses come to life in homes every day. We create custom designs that fulfill each one of our clients wishes. Today we wish to show you how the simple sight of white can illuminate your home.
White decor brings a certain peace and sophistication to a room. Whether it’s white walls, fluffy down comforters, a polka dotted nursery, or a set of simple white chairs the absence of bright color still magnificently brightens a room. These designs show how white is never boring but rather classy, romantic, and even blissful. We hope these pics brighten your day!
God morgon!! -Good morning from Sweden! Some of you may know that 1/2 of the Swell Decor duo has strong family ties to Sweden & enjoys some summer months there as well. Through many years of admiring & learning Swedish styles we sometimes like to incorporate the art & culture into our unique Swell designs. Most Swedish antiques are influenced by the French and light in color because of the dark winters. Here are some pics from a delightful Swedish antique market named Antikmassa & located in Helsingborg. We hope you enjoy this special Swedish post! Follow us on Instagram @swelldecr to see more from Sweden & our everyday design posts!!
Antique store emblem.
Summer time is in full swing and for a lot of Carolinian’s that means time to head to the beach!! Since most of us can’t be ocean side every day here are some designs to bring the coastal feel to your Charlotte home! A subtle, yet perfect combination of blues and whites can mentally take you back to the beach. Here are our picks for your coastal fix! Enjoy!
Image Credit: www.ramblingrenovators.ca
Love this navy & white striped rug, bold decor, & beautiful artwork!
Image Credit: coastal-style.blogspot.com
A simple sea grass basket & wooden table accompanied with various sizes of decor can create a relaxed entryway or hall focal point.
Image Credit: www.peppermintbliss.com
Pink & white comforters with sailboat detailed pillows, shiplap, & built in cubbies is the sweetest mixture for a girls room!
Image Credit: www.hgtv.com
Love, love, love these oars! The natural green leaves are a wonderful pop of color paired with the elegant white sofa & matching chars.
Image Credit: www.ramblingrenovators.ca
A splash of white coral & natural drift wood make the perfect combination for a coastal feel.
Image Credit: ciaonewportbeach.blogspot.com
This is an awesome accent wall with soft tones of furniture & decor. -Surf’s up!
Happy Independence Day America!! We hope you are celebrating today with your favorite people in your favorite places! We are all blessed to live in this beautiful land that we love! In honor of the red, white, & blue holiday we picked some lovely designs that embellish all things America! We hope you enjoy our picks and incorporate some patriotic decor in your home this July 4th! While you relax with your family, eat apple pie & ice cream, and end the day with some beaming fireworks, remember we are the land of the free because of the brave! Have a happy & safe day everyone!
We are so thrilled to share the completed renovations of our new & improved Swell Decor studio! We were in need of more storage, more organization, & more space for client meetings. These updates accomplish all of that! The renovations don’t just positively impact our work as designers, but our clients benefit as well. We are excited for the many client designs to be created in our fantastic, newly styled Cotswold Marketplace studio!
Padre, père, far, father – Happy Father’s Day to all of the daddy-o’s out there! We want to dedicate this post to masculine furniture & decor for style seeking fellas. Decor is not just for ladies, lads can embellish their home too. Detailed artwork, clean cut dining rooms, luxurious leather & more! We love it all & hope you do too – enjoy!