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Monday May 7th, 2012

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new: grow house grow

One of the best things about the Biz Ladies lunches we have in our office every week is getting to meet so many of the talented artists behind my favorite work. I’ve been a fan of Katie Deedy’s wallpaper at Grow House Grow since her debut back at Bklyn Designs, but it was especially nice…

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Thursday April 19th, 2012

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atelier biagetti

The Milan Furniture Fair is in full swing this week, and it’s nice to see the wave of new products that come in for the show. These pieces are from Atelier Biagetti in Milan, and for some reason, I’m really digging that rug above. It feels a little camouflage-y from afar, but it’s actually a…

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Wednesday April 18th, 2012

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ikea ps 2012 rugs

I’m always excited to see Ikea’s new PS collections because they tend to be the store’s most creative pieces. Their latest series is launching at the Milan Furniture Fair and is full of bright colors and simple geometric shapes. I’m not normally a fan of bright primary colors, but these new rugs made of connected…

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Thursday April 12th, 2012

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brazilian mats

As much as I love saturated colors, sometimes it’s nice to have something neutral underfoot. These small straw mats from Brazil are made from all-natural vegetable dyes and would be perfect as an entry, kitchen or porch mat. Each one is only $22 and is available at Joinery in Brooklyn. They don’t have online ordering…

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Monday April 9th, 2012

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summery blues

I love shades of blue in the summer; they instantly make me feel cooler and remind me of the ocean. West Elm has some pretty new floor/bathroom mats in good dark blue shades that fade into pretty pale blues. Everyone knows that I love a good fade lately, so these are my current faves. They’d…

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Tuesday March 13th, 2012

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I’ve been hunting boucherouite rugs for ages now. My search continues, namely because the common price point for antique boucherouite rugs is well beyond my budget. That said, I keep looking on the off chance that someone on eBay or Etsy will sell one for a steal. West Elm recently started selling one-of-a-kind rugs from…

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Friday January 27th, 2012

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whorled felt rug

One trend I’m not quite ready to let go of is anything agate or geode inspired. Whether it’s the stones themselves or something reminiscent of their swirly interiors, that specific style always intrigues me. This gorgeous whorled felt rug at Anthropologie is a perfect example — dreamy, handstitched and inspired by one of the most…

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Thursday December 1st, 2011

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grounded: flooring from domestic construction

When it comes to rugs and flooring, I almost always prefer bare wood floors. If that’s not an option, I tend to gravitate to thick rugs, but those are just an invitation for my cats to go claw-crazy. So lately I’ve shied away from floor coverings at all. But these pretty, new mats from Domestic Construction…

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Monday November 21st, 2011

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aquasilk at abc carpet

From the files of things I’ll always covet and never afford: ABC Carpet officially launched their Aquasilk line last Friday. These insanely gorgeous overdyed rugs come in a range of styles and, sadly, carry a pretty hefty price tag. But if you’re like me and enjoy indulging in a little virtual window shopping every now…

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Monday September 26th, 2011

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judy ross fall 2011

My obsession with coral, pink and red is well documented. It was the main color theme of my last apartment, inspired the redesign of the blog and is the primary color palette for just about everything in Design*Sponge at Home. I don’t know what it is about this shade of coral/red, but it always feels…

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Tuesday September 13th, 2011

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My stress level is running pretty high today, so I’m trying to take little mental vacations whenever I can to decompress a bit. One of the things that always calms me down is surrounding myself with images of Morocco. It’s one of the places on my dream list and one day I hope I can…

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Wednesday August 3rd, 2011

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the bouroullec brothers: pico collection for mutina

I’m a shameless Bouroullec groupie. Since I was introduced to their work in 2003, I’ve eagerly awaited each and every update. For me, they’re the tippity top — always stretching to rethink something in a more creative, functional and beautiful way. If I could be their intern for a summer, I’d drop everything and go….

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patterns in wood

Before I dive into today’s content, I wanted to ease into the day with some serious floor pattern beauty. I dream of having a budget big enough to redo a room with reclaimed wood floors like this, but until then, I’ll stare at these pictures (and then back at my room again) and imagine they’re…

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Tuesday July 19th, 2011

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kismet tile

These colorful cement tiles from Tracey Reinberg at Kismet Tile use simple but beautiful geometric patterns that allow them to be combined in a number of ways. I’ve always wanted to cover an entire backyard space in tile and these can be treated for outdoor use as well as indoor. Tracy has a range of…

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Friday June 3rd, 2011

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creating an outdoor room

Kevin O’Shea has spent a lot of time lately designing outdoor spaces. He recently finished the Sky Terrace at the Hudson Hotel, and he’s also designed the outdoor waiting lounge for the Agua Spa at the Mondrian Scottsdale. Kevin is a firm believer in using your outdoor space as an extension of your indoor living…

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Friday March 18th, 2011

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peaches, pinks and reds

I’m not sure if it’s the warmer weather or just a love of romantic colors, but lately I’ve been crushing pretty hardcore on peaches, pinks and reds. They’re the theme of every flower bouquet I buy, and I keep picking out rugs for our new apartment in the same color scheme. Sadly, all the really dreamy rugs…

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Thursday February 17th, 2011

Monday February 7th, 2011

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The times they are a changin’ around my house, and I think I have a new favorite color combination: navy blue and Hermes orange. I’ve always been more of a cherry-red and grass-green type of girl (or a butter yellow and gray lover), but this combo has been popping up everywhere lately, and it makes…

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Thursday January 13th, 2011

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the bouroullecs for nanimarquina

It’s no secret that I love Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s work almost without question. (They were part of my very first D*S post in 2004!) And I think nanimarquina’s rugs are the absolute tip-top when it comes to high-end flooring. So when I heard that the Bouroullecs were doing a new rug collection for nanimarquina,…

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Monday November 22nd, 2010