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!
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!
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!
At Swell Décor we LOVE Cotswold Marketplace & are so grateful to house our studio around so many creative & stylish vendors!! We want you all to join us on
Friday, May 6th & Saturday, May 7th from 10-5
for the 6th annual MAY SALE.
You will be able to shop SALES for all of Cotswold’s amazing boutiques, artists and custom services – including Swell!
Hope to see you there!
As interior designers we always look forward to new introductions at High Point furniture market, and let’s just say the opening weekend of market 2016 did not disappoint! We fell in love with so many new and clever styles. Here are a few pictures that we wanted to share with you & hope to inspire you. Enjoy!
All new obsessions, can’t wait to use them in upcoming projects!
Do you ever feel like your storage is a little drab and lacking fab? Don’t sacrifice style for organization when you can have both. An entryway, staircase, bathroom, or office space -no matter the room or size, there are ways to enhance your interior design. Here are some favorites that we wanted to share with you!
Image Credit: shadesofblueinteriors
These baskets make the perfect storage for wash clothes, lotions, and all your bathroom essentials. They also look great against the white shiplap.
This office space screams a stylish woman: from the floral rug to the pink puff hanging decor.
Image Credit: www.shanty-2-chic.com
These floating corner shelves are a rustic addition to taking full advantage of wall space.
Image Credit: www.hometalk.com
Garages don’t have to be grungy. A splash of color on the door, a bench, and hooks make for great style and storage every family needs.
Image Credit: www.shelterness.com
Why have a simple wall under your staircase when you can create storage & a comfy sitting area that compliments this large contemporary staircase.
Image Credit: www.apartmenttherapy.com
Cutting boards, ingredients, & salt and pepper shakers fit perfectly in this wooden box for a clean, stylish look.
Image Credit: www.aprtmenttherapy.com
If you have a pillow or blanket obsession, this pop up storage under the stairs is a smart way to store them away.
Image Credit: www.listotic.com
Can’t forget about these cute cubbies and sitting area for the kids!
Happy spring cleaning & organizing with style!