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Monday April 14th, 2014

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35 Ways to Decorate with Mirrors

The last few years of my life have been about a slow and gradual process of winnowing down the things I have in my home to only the most special, necessary and functional. Much like cutting my hair, I’ve always felt the stripping away of anything extra is one of the most liberating feelings. Not…

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Thursday April 3rd, 2014

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Pastel Power!

When one thinks of the word “pastels,” the phrases “stylish,” “cutting edge,” and “trendy” rarely come to mind. Yet, despite their previous lackluster associations, pastels have become the shade to watch this year, popping up everywhere from haute couture to home decor. No longer relegated to baby doll dresses, candy aisles, and hospital waiting rooms, this year’s…

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Friday March 28th, 2014

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Sweet Paul Book + Anthropologie Giveaway!

Oh, Sweet Paul, master of all things home—we just can’t quit you! Over the years, we have watched Paul Lowe’s wonderful cooking and DIY publication Sweet Paul blossom from a tiny digital production to a full-fledged print magazine, filled with wonderful tips, beautiful projects and mouth-watering recipes—each with Paul’s trademark combination of modern charm and rustic simplicity….

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Thursday March 27th, 2014

Friday March 21st, 2014

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Handmade Gatherings by Ashley English

It always makes me happy when people who have been a part of the Design*Sponge family have wonderful new projects to celebrate. Ashley English shared endless ideas for DIYs and recipes here and she’s been busy writing fantastic books about chickens, home dairy, pies, beekeeping and canning & preserving ever since. Her latest book is…

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Wednesday March 12th, 2014

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Ashley Woodson Bailey Prints

I have a major soft spot for floral photography. Whether it’s dark and moody or light and airy, the delicate layers of fresh flowers are irresistible for me. I’m always trying to learn new ways to photography flowers around the office from Max, but I’m also excited to discover photographers and stylists who are taking…

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Friday March 7th, 2014

Monday March 3rd, 2014

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Design*Sponge Black Book: Shelf Brackets

In the world of home decorating, practicality is often overlooked for something, well, decorative. But I love when form and function can come together for something as simple and beautiful as a shelf bracket. I’ve been thinking about them a lot lately as we’ve been adding DIY shelving to our apartment wherever possible. So today’s…

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Wednesday February 26th, 2014

Tuesday February 25th, 2014

Monday February 24th, 2014

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10 Cute Poufs

One of my new favorite developments at home has been Hope’s tendency to perch herself on top of Julia’s tiny red knitted pouf in order to look out the window. I was never a big fan of poufs, but now I keep spotting them in stores and wanting to bring them home so I can…

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Friday February 21st, 2014

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8 Oversized Posters I Love

For the past few years I’ve been all about editing down my collection of prints and posters to focus primarily on larger pieces. Nothing fancy or expensive, just something large enough that it can command a larger wall-space without feeling as cluttered as a gallery wall can. So far that means we only have a…

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Tuesday February 18th, 2014

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#DSNiceRug

On Sunday I found myself facing an all-too-familiar feeling. I was crouched on the floor of the furniture shop Nightwood, trying to convince myself that I had a reason to buy the gorgeous Turkish rug in front of me. I rolled and unrolled it several times, trying to imagine how and where I would use…

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Monday February 17th, 2014

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15 Modern Trivets

I feel very lucky to share my personal life with someone who loves food as much as I do. Not fancy food, complicated food or food that’s been fussed with – just simple, comforting, good food. For me, that’s usually something that involves a pot on the stove that’s bubbly and warm. From warm winter…

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Thursday February 13th, 2014

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Wednesday January 29th, 2014

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Safari Prints + Dogs in Cars

I don’t if I’m craving a change of scenery or it’s all of the amazing animal prints I’ve seen in stores lately, but I just can’t seem to get enough of this look. So this week I’ve decided to round up some favorites for myself, my home and my pup in the safari theme. –Stephanie…

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