Gratitude and Thankfulness

by Grace Bonney

This past year has included more big life moments and change than I could have ever predicted, but all of which I am incredibly thankful for. From a new (first) home and new friendships to new family and new projects, 2015 has been a year full of things for which I am so very grateful.

In addition to these wonderful moments, for me, this year has most definitely been the best year of working at Design*Sponge. This was the year I made big changes, trusted my gut, expanded our team and, most importantly, learned to ask for what I really wanted and to have faith in the amazing people around me to push us toward our next chapter with strength, purpose and meaning. I could not be more thankful for the people I get to work with here every day and for the new faces joining our team (many of which are above — stay tuned for new columns next week!).

So for this Thanksgiving, I wanted to thank the amazingly talented, kind, thoughtful and hardworking people that make up our D*S writing team. From Los Angeles and NYC to Canada, London and Italy, our team is spread far and wide but I’ve never felt closer to all of them as a community. They are the people who make this dream job possible, and today I am thankful for them and for all of you out there who are a part of our extended family. Thank you for supporting us, for supporting the artists, designers and makers we love so much and for continuing to give us a space to talk about the things, places and people we admire. From all of us at Design*Sponge to all of you reading, best wishes for a safe and happy holiday. We will be back on Monday with beautiful homes, DIYS, recipes, interviews, inspiration and holiday content. Until then, thank you from all of us. xo, grace

Florals above by Swallows & Damsons, photographed by India Hobson

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  • Thank you! For many years- I’ve admired & greatly appreciated Design Sponge’s growth, diversity, and inclusion. Being from back east, but recent roots planted in the Pacific Northwest- it’s been very pleasurable to see what my peers are enveloped in on both sides of my world. Cheers to all, keep creating – dreaming- loving! KF

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