design*sponge at home sweepstakes!

When I finally finished writing the manuscript of Design*Sponge at Home the first thing I thought about was a fun contest to celebrate the launch. I’m always bummed that I can’t travel and meet people face-to-face more often, so my favorite idea involved being able to fly some of our readers out to NYC to shop and have fun with us. I didn’t know if it would ever become a possibility, but thankfully our book tour co-sponsor West Elm stepped in to save the day and make my dream contest a reality.

Today I’m so thrilled to announce the Design*Sponge at Home Sweepstakes! West Elm is going to fly one lucky reader and their guest out to NYC for two nights and give them $2,000 shopping spree at West Elm and any other stores of their choice! You’ll spend the day with me (and our other NYC-based D*S team members) shopping through our favorite Brooklyn hot-spots and eating at our favorite restaurants. It’s going to be a seriously amazing design-filled trip so I am beyond excited to announce that the contest is now open! Here are the details:

Contest: 2-day trip and $2,000 shopping spree in NYC with Design*Sponge!
How to enter: Just fill out the form here (no purchase necessary)
Eligibility: The contest is open to residents of the United States, please see official rules and eligibility here.
Deadline: All entries must be made by 11:59:59 PST on 10/31/11

I am SO excited to go shopping and touring around my favorite borough with two of you. Thank you so much to West Elm for sponsoring my dream contest and making all of this possible. We’ll see two of you soon! xoxo, grace

*Illustrations above by Julia Rothman

  1. Caitlin says:

    AMAZING – entered and have our fingers crossed for the big win!!

  2. Kasey says:

    This sounds amazing! Just entered. Hope I win! ;)

  3. nicswife says:

    eeek!! i just entered… what a dream that would be!! :))

  4. Karen Harlow says:

    This is one with worth taking the time to sign up for!

  5. Krysta says:

    AWESOME giveaway! I would love to come to NYC to shop with you!

  6. Sarah R. says:

    Wow, such a cool giveaway!

  7. lula says:

    yayy! just entered, too! =)!

  8. Donaville says:

    holy cow that’s one heckova contest! just entered and crossing my fingers and toes.

  9. lulu says:

    Why does Canada always get left out? We have a West Elm in Toronto. No fair. :(

    1. Grace Bonney says:


      Countries have specific rules about contest legality- please know that shapes how we are allowed to handle entries. No one is trying to slight canada.


  10. Catherine says:

    Wowza. Talk about a dream contest. *fingers crossed* Thanks for the chance!

  11. kelly says:

    I understand what you said about rules, but still, really disappointed Canadians cant enter…

  12. Lynne Kinsey says:

    This would be so much fun! Thank you for sponsoring this!

  13. What a wonderful contest! Crossing my fingers… :)

  14. Tricia says:

    Your button doesn’t work! Can’t enter! HELP!

    1. Grace Bonney says:


      Please follow the links in the post that say “enter here”


  15. Jill says:

    Congrats Grace! This must be just thrilling for you and your team!

  16. Wonderful event in Boston last night! Grace, your book book is BEAUTIFUL and so very informative. Thank you!

  17. lisbet diemer says:

    I’ll have to move to USA…

  18. Leah says:

    Funnnnn! Needless to say, I’d love to win!

  19. oh yay!!! sounds like fun!
    p.s. i love the illustrations on all the posts relating to your book

  20. That sounds like a fun trip that I know many of us want to win! I would love to go shopping & dining & visit your favorites with you Grace!

  21. Amanda says:

    oh, booo. I’m in canada. good luck to everyone else! sounds super fun :)

  22. Sylvia says:

    I’m so excited and I’ve already entered! I hope I win because Grace Bonney, you’re my design hero :) I’ve utilized your website for so many things in my tiny apartment to make it my tiny home.

  23. I never enter contests, but this is one definitely worth it!! Grace, your new book is amazing…by page 6, I already had one new idea for my home…thank you for pouring so much time and effort into this book…it is truly a treasure!

  24. Edmund says:

    Looks like Canadians can not enter… bummer

  25. A girl can dream. And dreaming I am of a double date with west elm and the dynamic design*sponge team! Woo Hoo….

    {It’s fun to imagine and I think I’ve already blown through my $2000 with my west elm wish list… my dreams} Good Luck to all!

  26. Paige says:

    oh. my. gosh. this would be a dream come true! it seriously sounds amazing! i would LOVE to explore brooklyn with you and win a west elm shopping spree! can it get any better than this?!

  27. suze says:

    Oooh, you really know how to hold a contest, Grace! Someone’s going to be thrilled. (Me, me, me?!) The details say shopping includes visits to your favorite Bklyn shops — would that encompass Brook Farm Gen’l? It’s one of mine!

  28. Angela says:

    Here’s to the ‘over 50’ crowd reading Design Sponge!

  29. Angela Ure says:

    oooooh, pick me, pick me! :)

  30. eva ginter says:

    Too bad; I just read through the rules and found out Canadians are not eligible; good luck to whoever wins.

  31. Viv says:

    Fingers are crossed….toes are too! I’ve never been to NYC so I really need a tour guide.

  32. This would be so awesome! I hope I win!!!!

  33. usedto says:

    i am a fan of ds. but, recently have been disappointed and frustrated with the lack of actual design content. what’s with all self-promotion? i’m on this site because i already read it. i see a whole lot of praise for grace and a whole lot of book tour scheds, but not much of the content i used to frequent this site seeking. i’m totally over having to dig through my reader in the morning to look for this stuff when i used to be able to happily and effortlessly scroll.

    i also wasn’t sure where to post this since there’s not a general comments section.

    1. Grace Bonney says:


      We post once a day on the book tour. We post five times a day (if not more) about design. It shouldnt be hard to find the design content here.


  34. mari says:

    A complete thrill to have an opportunity to celebrate you, Grace, your D*S team and the vibrancy of the city. Thank you for sharing your joy with one of us! Speaks so highly of you.
    Cheers all around!

  35. Aterese says:

    Oh man I could hardly contain myself reading the post.. I just got my book this week too! I felt so happy holding it ready to take the plastic off.. been so busy at work though trying to make time to sit down and read through it.. I’m a cover to cover kind of girl that wants to read it in one sitting. eek so excited thanks for posting this awesome opportunity. :)

  36. Bonnie says:

    Gimme gimme gimme! That sounds like so much fun!

  37. Susie says:

    Um…in the post above it says the sweepstakes is open through 10/31/2011, but when I click through to the West Elm entry page, it says the contest is closed. What gives?


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