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Grace Bonney

Thursday November 13th, 2014

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Before & After: Steamer Trunk Makeover

Most of our before & after makeovers focus on homes and interiors, but today I’m sharing a project that’s small and travels well – a steamer trunk! Designer Cameron MacLean of Off Cut Studio specializes in woodworking and cabinets, but he got to try something totally different when an online shoe store reached out for…

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Wednesday November 12th, 2014

Tuesday November 11th, 2014

Monday November 10th, 2014

sneak peeks by 12

A One ‘Of A Kind’ Home in Brooklyn

It’s easy to become numb to how deeply personal it can be to share one’s home online. After publishing thousands of home tours on Design*Sponge, I often have to take a moment to pause when a particular home tour touches me in a way that makes me feel like I’ve gotten to know someone, or…

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Friday November 7th, 2014

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House Tour Films at TDF + Best of the Web

One of my favorite people in the world of design and blogging is Lucy of The Design Files. Though we’ve only met in person once (Lucy lives in Australia), I am always inspired by what she’s doing and how she’s pushing herself to do more interesting and thought-provoking projects. Recently Lucy decided to create home…

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Weapons of Mass Creation

This past August I spoke at the best art & design conference I’ve ever had the pleasure of attending: Weapons of Mass Creation. Held in Cleveland, OH, this year’s WMC marked its 6th anniversary and the conference showed no signs of slowing down or resting on its laurels – it was incredible. Most people in…

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Thursday November 6th, 2014

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Before & After: A Family Home in Ireland

The majority of makeovers we’re sent tend to be from the United States, so we’re always excited to hear from homeowners, renters and designers outside of the country. We were recently introduced to Kingston Lafferty Design, a Dublin & Wicklow-based multi disciplinary design studio. Led by Roisin Lafferty, Kingston Lafferty recently completed a small residential…

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Lena Wolff + Erica Tanov Collaboration

I’m a huge fan of artist Lena Wolff, so I was excited to hear from her about a new collaboration she produced along with Bay Area designer, Erica Tanov. Together they designed and produced a full fall collection of bedding, tabletop and clothing using Lena’s collages and drawings. I love the way her quilt-inspired patterns…

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Wednesday November 5th, 2014

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DIY Chunky Tassel Blanket

I don’t know what it is about autumn, but I always get so giddy when it’s finally here. Growing up in Washington, fall was like a second spring – one last grand finale from Mother Nature before winter came. Early sunsets, warm fires, hot cocoa, snuggly blankets – everything about this season is cozy. So…

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Tuesday November 4th, 2014

Monday November 3rd, 2014

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We Are Family 2014

With the holidays right around the corner, my thoughts are always centered on family. This is the one time of year I get to spend with all of my family, and being with those special people makes the cold weather seem a little less daunting. Families can look and feel like a lot of different…

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Friday October 31st, 2014

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Amarena Cherry Sangria from Gaby Dalkin

Sangria is one of my favorite party tricks! Mostly because it’s so delicious and you can use any fun fruits you find at your local market, but also because it’s SO easy to throw together! You can whip it up a day ahead of time or just a few hours before your guests arrive. This…

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