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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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Tuesday August 27th, 2013

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26 Ingenious Ideas For Your Home

One of the great perks of working at Design*Sponge is being able to look into people’s beautiful homes and see all of the crazy, wonderful, and simply ingenious ideas they come up with. Here are 26 brilliant ideas, gleaned from some of our favorite spaces, that will simplify your life, satisfy your budget, and add…

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Monday August 26th, 2013

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Trend Watch: Rustic Utilitarian

Blame it on the last decade’s rocky economy or the waste-not-want-not mentality of the environmentalist movement, but we’ve witnessed a surge in people’s desire for pared-down, beautiful designs that are unfussy and functional. These “rustic utilitarian” interiors feature items handpicked with longevity in mind—both in terms of construction and style. With the outside world seeming…

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Monday August 19th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Best of Black

This month marks my 4th year living in France, and as I put together this post I couldn’t help but laugh at the increased role of black in my wardrobe as something classic, yet practical. When it comes to homes, black is not one of the most popular color choices, but at the same time…

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Wednesday August 14th, 2013

Thursday July 25th, 2013

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10 Ways to Decorate with Rope

We always have a bit of a rope obsession going on and when summer hits and thoughts turn to all things nautical, rope looms even larger as a decor accent. After all, nothing scream nautical quite like a piece of rope. Yesterday, Max delved into the history of nautical flags and continuing the nautical theme…

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Wednesday July 24th, 2013

Wednesday July 17th, 2013

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Sneak Peek Best of: Beach

This week my family is in Santa Cruz, California celebrating the first birthdays of my niece and nephew (born 24 hours apart to my two sisters – not planned!), as well as a big birthday for my mom. I spend most of my year in a Brooklyn apartment so it feels like true luxury to…

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Wednesday July 3rd, 2013

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Sneak Peek Best of: Blue

Blue is one of my absolute favorite colors to use at home. It’s just so calming and after a long color-filled days at design*sponge, relaxing is exactly what I want.  So I’m thrilled to be ending our 4th of July colors with the Best of: Blue. (If you missed the other colors of the flag,…

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Tuesday July 2nd, 2013

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Sneak Peek Best of: White

Over the past couple of years, we’ve featured a lot of homes where white is the predominate color. Occasionally I get emails asking for homes with a bit more color – or more specifically, some color other than white. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective on the color white), white homes are what end…

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Monday July 1st, 2013

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Sneak Peek Best of: Red

In honor of 4th of July on Thursday, we’re going to look at red, white (tomorrow) and blue (Wednesday) in homes. Most home owners seem use red sparingly, just a few touches can do a lot to warm up a room. The color is a favorite color for exterior doors – it’s friendly and welcoming,…

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Monday June 24th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Best of Lime Green

When it comes to decorating a home, lime green is not the first color that immediately springs to my mind as one to incorporate into the mix. But I’ll admit that there is something bright, fresh and fun about the color. I took  some liberties the definition of ‘lime green’ – the colors in the…

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Wednesday June 12th, 2013

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10 Genius Planter DIYs

As much as I love admiring fancy planters, my wallet prefers a more DIY option. And honestly, I agree. Budget or not, I’m definitely in the camp that believes it’s more fun to make than to buy. If only there was a way that I could also DIY a green thumb.  -Amy (We have more…

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Friday May 31st, 2013

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Best of: Rainbow Colors at Home

When it comes to decorating, there’s perhaps nothing braver than going with a rainbow color scheme. It takes a certain amount of confidence that I’m not sure I possess. When done correctly, there’s nothing that is quite as cheery as a rainbow. It’s also the perfect end to our month-long celebration of color. Here some…

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Monday May 13th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Best of: Gray

I’ve been on a gray kick for quite a while. Every room in my apartment is painted in some shade of gray. And while I do love gray, it can be an extremely difficult color to get right. Unfortunately, there’s no perfect gray. I’ve learned the hard way (a.k.a. repainting an entire room), that grays…

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