Explore Shabby Chic & Modern Farmhouse with Kevin O’Gara

November 14, 2017
by The Finished Space

We’ve had the fabulous opportunity to collaborate with Kevin O’Gara, a talented design enthusiast, on past projects, and our partnership with him continues as he sheds light on our My Dream Option {M} Pinterest Contest! Discussing two of the six Option {M} styles, Kevin brings attention to Shabby Chic and Modern Farmhouse where he’s formulated Pinterest boards for them both.

Browse through and let your inner designer get inspired!

Kevin Is Putting the Chic into Shabby Chic

Metrie's Option {M} Shabby Chic flat lay.

A well-thought-out Pinterest board, by Kevin, accompanied by a gorgeous flat lay, both exude plenty of femininity and delicate style. Shabby Chic is made up of soft, opulent curves and delicate forms; adding a touch of timeworn elegance to any space. If you’re the type of person who adores second-hand treasures and tattered charm, and you enjoy leading a somewhat relaxed life, then this style is for you! 

Kevin Merges Contemporary with Rustic

Metrie's Option {M} Modern Farmhouse flat lay.

Modern Farmhouse conveys straight, clean lines to enhance the crisp, yet authentic feel of a room. Kevin’s Pinterest board embraces a fresh and inviting style with minimal details. If this style resonates with you, then create a Pinterest board depicting your dream space, and show us what interior finishings you’d choose to help you achieve it! Create your board and submit it to us by November 15, at 11:59 pm EDT. You’ll get an opportunity to win a sleek kettle and toaster set that’ll make the perfect addition to a Modern Farmhouse space!

Not only that, at the end of the contest, our favorite board will win our grand prize, a virtual design consultation with celebrity designer Amanda Forrest and a $1,000 gift card to Wayfair!

Be sure to head on over to Kevin’s design-filled blog, Thou Swell, to hear a bit more on his thoughts on the My Dream Option {M} Pinterest Contest and how to participate! Don’t forget to read about his favorite Then & Now Finishing Collection, thoughts on interior doors or be inspired by some bathroom designs.


After insatiably pinning and reblogging interior design-centric content throughout his early teenage years, Kevin O’Gara, decided to embark on a journey of producing his own content. In 2013, Thou Swell was created. His blog shortly achieved a sense of notoriety and became a destination for interior lovers and entertaining enthusiasts alike.