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Thursday July 17th, 2014

Tuesday July 8th, 2014

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Best Beach Retreats

I spent this weekend with a Colombian-born friend, who used to moonlight as a D.J. and introduced me to Vamos a la playa. (Warning: This 1980s hit will get stuck in your head). This song was certainly running through mine while I was looking through all of our beach house sneak peeks. Looking through these…

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Friday June 27th, 2014

Wednesday June 25th, 2014

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10 DIY Projects to Make for Your Next Picnic

After such a long winter, I’ll take any opportunity to eat alfresco. And if that meal can take place surrounded by nature, even better. I’m not very good at the spontaneous picnic thing. I usually feel the need to plan things out, confirm schedules, plan menus. But I’d like to get better about saying, “It…

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Friday June 13th, 2014

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Best of the Web

After a week of paging through all of the incredible entries in the #DSLettering Hashtag Challenge, I’m ready to head out for the weekend and take some pictures of my own. From old movie theater signs and gold lettering in shop fronts to hand-lettered stationery and pasta packaging, you all have shared some truly beautiful…

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Monday May 19th, 2014

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Best of Window Treatments

As long as I have some privacy from neighbors’ eyes, I often find myself forgetting completely about window treatments. For me, they easily become that thing in your home that you walk by every day without even really seeing. Which must have been the reason that I lived with the bamboo blinds that came with…

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Monday April 21st, 2014

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Best of Hardware

One of the challenges of living in the same space for an extended period of time is that you stop actually seeing it. But sometimes all it takes is a few little changes to make your home feel fresh and updated. And hardware is one of those oft-overlooked home details that can make a huge…

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Friday April 18th, 2014

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Best of the Web

Photo from One Kings Lane, taken by Lisa Romerein/OTTO The next two weekends are going to be pretty hectic for me, so I’m excited to have a lazy ‘around the house’ weekend starting tomorrow. Whenever I’m home for a bit I spend a lot of time organizing and tidying up, so I’ve been looking for…

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Monday March 31st, 2014

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Sneak Peek: Best of Illustrators’ Homes

Peppered throughout the hundreds of Sneak Peeks we’ve shared with readers over the years are a multitude of “Best Of” round ups. Whether it be colors, patterns, objects or even dogs, we’ve parsed through the archives to identify and highlight the common threads. Today we decided to take it a step further and shift the…

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Thursday March 27th, 2014

Monday March 17th, 2014

Monday March 10th, 2014

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Great Artwork at Home

I think my favorite thing about all of our recent hashtag challenges is getting a peek into all the cool homes across the country (and the world!). So last week, Grace asked Instagrammers to share their walls with #DSART. Great artwork and unusual displays really have the potential to inject personality into any space. I…

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Friday February 28th, 2014

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Design*Sponge Spring Internships + Best of the Web

Today we’re wrapping up this week with some extra excitement because we’re getting ready to add a few new team members to the D*S family. We’re a small but tight-knit group and this year we’ve realized we could use a little extra help around the office with a number of tasks that combine photography, graphic…

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Thursday February 27th, 2014

Monday February 24th, 2014

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Sneak Peek: Best of Rugs

Last week, inspired by a Turkish rug at furniture shop Nightwood, Grace came up with the idea for our readers to share their favorite rugs (#DSNiceRug). We thought you might like some more inspiration, so I dug through our Sneak Peek archives to find some gems to share. Not surprisingly, I discovered an abundance of…

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Thursday February 20th, 2014

Monday February 3rd, 2014

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Decorating with Mirrors: 20 Favorites

Mirrors are every designers not-so-secret secret. From bringing in more light to making a small space feel larger to even adding a little drama to the space – a mirror is seriously your best design friend. (And you can find some seriously good deals on craigslist and at thrift stores) Here are some of my…

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Wednesday January 22nd, 2014

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52 Brilliant Ideas for Organizing Your Home

Although January is nearing its close and many a Resolution Revolution have fallen by the wayside, we’re still going strong on ours! This week, we’re all about letting our Neat-Freak flags fly and getting down ‘n dirty with home organization. If you’ve been bitten by a similar clean-up bug and are looking to organize your own…

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Monday January 6th, 2014

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Sneak Peek: Best of Fireplaces

With today’s forecast of -12 F (that’s the high!) here in Minneapolis, there is nothing I would like to do more than sit by a cozy fireplace and whine about the weather sip hot chocolate. Since I don’t have a fireplace, I’ve done the next best thing and collected a few dozen of my favorite…

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Monday October 28th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Best of Silver

Now that we’ve featured gold and copper, it feels only right to round out our best of metallics by showcasing silver. While I may be partial to the warmer metals, I love the cool refinement that silver brings to a home. While combing through the archives I noticed a frequent historical connection, since its common…

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