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Thursday December 5th, 2013

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Gift Wrapping Guide

Sometimes the last thing you want to do post holiday shopping is actually wrap everything, but special paper can make even the smallest gift feel extravagant. Growing up, my mom could curl ribbon like no one’s business and she insisted that every package under the tree have a bow – no small feat with four…

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15 Holiday String Lights and Garlands

I love string lights. Like, reallly love them. If I didn’t have someone else watching after me, I’d probably collect enough of them to decorate a dozen trees. Thankfully my apartment won’t hold a dozen trees, so I’m forced to narrow it down to one or two sets for decorating. But if I had a…

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Wednesday December 4th, 2013

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25 Holiday Cards To Spread The Cheer

1. Sugar Paper “Happy Holidays Wreath” | 2. Emily McDowell “Let It Snow—Within Reason” | 3. Sugar Paper “Red Happy Holidays” | 4. Egg Press “Merry Christmas & Snappy New Year” | 5. Banquet “Rudolph Bear” | 6. Mr. Bodington’s Studio “101 Ornaments” | 7. 9th Letter Press “Fa La La” Although December 25th and the unwrapping of gifts on Christmas morning tends to be the main event…

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12 Modern Christmas Stockings

I bought new Christmas stockings this year for the first time in ages. I wanted to have something different, so I ordered some rich red Otomi stockings that reminded me of my old headboard DIY project from 2009. During my hunt for something unexpected, I found some great stockings that are a fun (and colorful)…

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12 Modern Christmas Tree Skirts

This year my favorite bit of holiday decorating was a striped tree basket from Terrain. I don’t actually put gifts under my tree for a few reasons. First, Hope will tear them to shreds. Second, Turk will tear them to shreds. And third, I exchange gifts with my family in person so I just leave…

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10 Modern Holiday Wreaths

Decorating for the holidays so often focuses on the interior of a house, but what about the front door? It’s the first part of our homes that our guests will see and deserves just as much love and attention as the mantel or table. So to start today I thought a roundup of modern holiday…

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Tuesday December 3rd, 2013

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8 Flora & Fauna Christmas Ornaments

Before I jump over to holiday trimmings and other forms of decoration, I wanted to share a few more ornaments that fall into the category of flora & fauna. I love all of the natural ornaments that Emily Thompson did for Terrain this year (above)- they’re such a nice spin on the idea of traditional…

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5 Wood Paper + Clay Christmas Ornaments

I love the way natural materials mix into a tree. Whether they’re ornaments made of clay, paper or wood, handmade ornaments that comes from natural materials always make me happy. To kick off the day I thought I’d share a few more of my favorite ornaments showcase the versatility of these materials. xo, grace Image…

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Monday December 2nd, 2013

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12 Geometric Ornaments

I’ve had a hard time letting the geometric trend go- mainly because it makes everything feel so darn clean and tidy. I love a soft edge and organic shapes as much as the next person, but there’s something about geometric shapes that pleases my inner neat freak. So to celebrate those clean lines and sharp…

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Thursday November 21st, 2013

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Happy Hanukkah

Hanukkah is early, early, early this year. (I hope you have your Menurkey ready to go!)  If you’d like to forgo the Thanksgiving decorations and stick to a more traditional Hanukkah colors for the Festival of Lights, here are some few ideas.  The blue and white color scheme of Hanukkah was taken from the colors…

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Wednesday November 20th, 2013

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Monday July 1st, 2013

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Design*Sponge Fourth of July Puppy Parade

When it comes to pets, I’ll take any excuse to celebrate. Pets aren’t just the friends that keep us company on walks and during naps, they’re members of the family. So today we decided to share what is easily the most fun event we’ve ever thrown at Design*Sponge: a Puppy Parade! Along with our friends,…

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Thursday March 28th, 2013

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Easter Baskets & Eggs 3 Ways

Last December we decided to tackle Christmas tree decorating as a team. Max, Amy and I each decorated the exact same tree three very different ways. We had so much fun seeing how each other’s styles translated into tree decoration that we decided to apply the same concept to another holiday: Easter! Using the same corner…

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Tuesday March 26th, 2013

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30 Great Egg-Inspired Designs

Yesterday I went a little rabbit crazy, and today I’m continuing our egg obsession with a roundup of all things egg inspired. From tiny egg candles and egg plates to egg-shaped pet beds and paperclip holders, I tried to find eggy designs that would suit a wide range of styles and budgets. While I’ve got…

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