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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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Thursday October 3rd, 2013

Monday September 30th, 2013

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10 Ways to use Brown at Home

Brown might not be the first color you think of when faced with a wall of paint swatches but it can give you all the drama of black with a little softness. If you feel a little nervous about using brown at home, I found some amazing examples from our sneak peek archives of home…

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Friday September 27th, 2013

Tuesday September 24th, 2013

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Trend Watch: Colonial Re-Revival

As a historic and stylistic term, Colonial Revival can be a bit enigmatic. Architecturally, one might associate the term with broken pediments, shuttered windows, and symmetrical construction. In terms of objects, it might bring to mind quaint relics like spinning wheels, pewter tankards, and butter churns. At its core, though, what the term Colonial Revival…

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Monday September 23rd, 2013

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20 Amazing Chandeliers

Image above: Textile designer Bev Hisey’s chandelier softens her Hudson blanket and modern stairwell. See all the photos of her Toronto home here. The very first post that I ever wrote for design*sponge (back in the day where we didn’t capitalize anything) was about the history of French chandeliers. Nearly 700 posts later, that one…

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Thursday September 19th, 2013

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Best of Inspiration Boards

So what with Pinterest and other digital inspiration board tools, you might think that there’s no need for a real-life version. But there’s nothing quite as satisfying as clipping photos out of magazines or collecting cocktail napkins while on vacation to pin to your board at home. If you’re nervous about pinning things to an…

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