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welcome nate berkus viewers!

I was so thrilled and honored to be a part of the The Nate Berkus Show that aired today on NBC. Design*Sponge was featured as one of “Nate’s Finds” at the end of the program, and I just wanted to take a quick second to welcome anyone who is new here as a result of the show. So to anyone who’s visiting for the first time today — welcome! If you’re interested in knowing more about Design*Sponge, you can read about the site and my work in the design industry right here, and meet our team of writers and editors here. Design*Sponge is focused primarily on home design and we post six times a day about everything from do-it-yourself projects and furniture makeovers to home tours, city guides and recipes. To give you an overview of what we cover on a weekly basis here at the site, I’ve summed up some of our content and regular columns below. I hope you’ll find something that speaks to your style or needs. Feel free to drop us a line any time or chat with me at Twitter. Welcome to D*S, and thanks again for visiting! xo, grace


  • Home Tours: We have an archive of over 600 home tours (which we call “Sneak Peeks”) from big to small.
  • Simply Color: Home decor & paint colors inspired by our favorite interiors.

Do It Yourself

  • DIY projects: We have an archive of over 450 do-it-yourself projects for your home.
  • DIY 101: Our newest column, designed to teach you the basics of building a toolbox and an arsenal of craft skills.


  • Before & Afters: Furniture and home transformations submitted by readers.
  • Before & After Basics: A weekly column designed to teach you the basic skills you need to make over your own furniture or rooms.

Food + Entertaining


  • Flowers A to Z: A bi-weekly column to introduce you to a flower and its uses.
  • We Like it Wild: A bi-weekly column about floral do-it-yourself projects and life at a floral shop in San Francisco.


  • Biz Ladies: A weekly column designed to help small business owners with free advice from experts.
  • “Top” Lists: Our recommendations for the best places to source everything from fabric to wallpaper.


  • City Guides: Every week, we post a guide to shopping, eating and having fun in cities across the globe.
  • Movie Style: Every week, we post a roundup of home decor and fashion inspired by our favorite films.
  • Small Measures: Tips for treading more lightly on the planet.
  • Past & Present: Design history focused on a single object or style, joined with its modern version.
  • Mini-Trends: Roundups of great trends we’re seeing in the market and at design shows.
  • Videos: Interviews, DIY and Travel
  • What’s In Your Toolbox: Interviews with our favorite artists and crafts people.
  • Under $100: A bi-weekly column of great home decor, all under $100.
  • New Products: You can search by category to view new lighting, flooring, accessories, etc.


  • Gift Guides: Our choices for the best gifts, organized by price, style and recipient.
  • Design Shows: Each year, we attend our favorite trade shows to give you an inside look at what’s coming next.

*Also, we have a book coming out next year called Design*Sponge at Home. If you’re interested in hearing more about it, you can sign up for our book newsletter here. We’re also awarding a scholarship for student artists/designers, if you know any who would like to enter and possibly win $10,000 in awards.

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I was just watching Nate as I surfed the web, and decided to stop by. Glad I did! This is an awesome compilation of resources, I can’t wait to delve further!


Love Nate…love this site! So glad you were on his show! I will be checking this site often!!

Mary Ann

Grace, you were adorable on Nate’s show and your site is …awesome! Glad I was watching!


Everyday I walk in the door at 2:45 and read Design*Sponge. Today I walked in, and instead, happened to turn on Nate. How happy to see you there. I was already addicted and now you will have many more new fans.

Frances Windisch

Saw you on The Nate Show today and I’m looking forward to exploring your site. Looks like lots of fun with so much to learn….


I caught your appearance on the Nate Show and went straight to my computer to look for your site. Love it! I can’t wait to discover more goodies.

Teresa Setterlund

What a great site! I don’t have cable, so the Nate Show is the only show I’m able to get my interior design ‘fix’ from. Now I have a website to match. :o)


I’m a regular reader and sporadic commenter, and I wanted to stop by and congratulate you on your Nate appearance! I skipped right to the end of today’s show to watch you first! (Of course I will rewind the DVR and watch every minute — I love me some Nate.) You were very poised, and your skirt was super cute. :) xo


You are now in my bookmarks! BTW…your earrings on the show were so cool! Can you share your source?


This is the website I always searched for, but could never find…. until now! So glad you were on The Nate Show.


I’m following you now on Google Reader, and I just LOVE all of your content. Congratulations to you, and thank you for compiling all of this fabulous information. Looks like I’ll be able to procrastinate even more effectively today!!

Mrs. Enright

I found you accidentally a long time ago, and am still just discovering the awesomeness that is this site! Thank goodness the Nate show prompted you to compile this breakdown of your site, which has become one of like 8 different bookmarks I have for this site alone. Keep it up!

rose dickson

I am looking for the nate show i saw today (aug. 1 .2011 which had a chef on and several of the receipes he made were as follows.
mac and chees
pot pies
bread pudding
could you please point me in the right direction to find them . all i get is google to search for it. got tired of searchein.


Grace Bonney


those recipes aren’t related to our site, sorry. i’m sure you can find them on nate’s site- we’re a home decor site.



Is there anyway that bloggers and their readers can get together and get a campaign going to attempt to get the Nate Berkus show renewed? I just read (I’m late on the uptake, I guess) that in Dec 2011 Sony and Oprah decided this will be his final season. They are canceling him. I enjoy his show. I also enjoy when he has bloggers like you on the show. I’m late in the game in discovering these type of blogs, and I was late discovering his show (not til mid 2011).

casey hammack from salem indiana

nate i am a devoted fan and heartbroken the day i turned the tv on and your show wasnt on. you are the one that helped me beat my depression . watching your show made me smile everyday and gave me a new outlook on life . You are a beautiful man inside and out nate! You gave me back my sense of style, life and creativity. I would be so greatful to see you back on my tv screen i wish i could have had the chance to see one of your shows live and meeting you is on my bucket list..having you decorate my home of course! much love just a small town girl that misses nate and his diy projects! :)

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