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Monday September 29th, 2014

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New: Makelike Wallpapers

After years of looking at thousands wallpaper patterns, there are still a handful of designs that stand out to me. Trustworth’s ‘Apothecary’s Garden’ is a favorite of mine (we used it in Amy Merrick’s home tour for Design*Sponge at Home and it’s coming up today’s 1pm sneak peek) as well as Makelike’s cactus wallpaper from…

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Wednesday July 16th, 2014

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15 Flora & Fauna Wallpapers

I was so inspired by the Audubon Society app I downloaded last week that I decided to connect my life of the great outdoors with my love of design. All of the gorgeous wildflowers and birds that surround our homes can serve as decoration (in print form of course) inside, too. So if you can’t…

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Tuesday May 20th, 2014

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ICFF 2014: Wallpaper + Wallcoverings

Pattern is always on my mind when I walk into ICFF every year. Where can I find it, who will come up with something original and what will be the big trends? And this year the message was clear: digital is king. While there were a few beautiful hand-printed and hand-drawn options, the majority of…

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Monday May 12th, 2014

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Knot & Grain Wallpaper

When I first started Design*Sponge, faux bois and wood grain designs were everywhere. From more sophisticated designs to dramatically over the top kitschy wood grain, I felt like every other post involved wood grain in some way. Thankfully the style took a bit of a break and has come back recently in more elegant and…

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Monday May 5th, 2014

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2014 Wallpaper from Juju Papers

This week marks the kickoff of Design Season in NYC. Friday is the start of BKLYN Designs and then after that we go into overdrive with ICFF, The National Stationery Show, Surtex and just about every amazing offsite show you can dream of. I’m always most excited to meet designers in person that we’ve been…

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Wednesday November 20th, 2013

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Quercus & Co. Wall Hangings + Wallpaper

We’re getting ready to take on a massive makeover of our D*S office (it’s a mess), so I’ve been hunting for wallpaper and wall hangings to bring a little life to our mostly black and white space. Quercus & Co. has a seriously colorful collection of wall hangings and wall paper that bring bold colors…

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Wednesday November 13th, 2013

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Laundry Studio Wallpapers for Hygge & West

I’m always happy to see collaborations that involve so many different parts of the country (and world) inspiring each other. These beautiful new wallpapers by Portland’s Laundry Studio were produced for Hygge & West (Northern California) after an inspiring trip to Mexico. Each of their six new designs comes in at least two different colorways…

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Friday November 1st, 2013

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New: Hannah Nunn Wallpaper

Hannah Nunn just released a branch new wallpaper collection inspired by nature. The collection contains two patterns, Paper Meadow and Beech Leaves, that each come in three colorways. I love the soft, almost faded feel to these prints. They feel perfect for winter and I love the way they recall summer meadows, but in a…

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Wednesday October 9th, 2013

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10 Shibori Designs for the Home

I’ve been on an indigo kick for a while now, so I thought I’d check out one of the techniques that really makes that color shine: Shibori. Shibori is a Japanese dying technique that uses a series of binding, stitching, folding or twisting moves to create a pattern (similar to tie dye). I’ve loved seeing…

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Friday October 4th, 2013

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Shibori Wallpaper + Weekly Wrap Up

I’m all about shibori these days. I know it’s really been having a moment for the past year, but I can’t quit this look. Those rich indigo hues mixed with beautiful patterns are irresistible to me. Lately I’ve been scooping them up in the form of small-scale textiles (handkerchiefs, coasters) but I was thrilled to…

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Tuesday October 1st, 2013

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World Vegetarian Day + 10 Cute Veggie Designs

Today is World Vegetarian Day so I thought it would be fun to celebrate with a little roundup of veggie-themed designs. From radish plates to beet aprons and even veggie tape, there’s something here for everyone, even those who’d rather display their veggies than eat them. xo, grace *If you need some veggie-friendly recipe ideas,…

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Wednesday September 18th, 2013

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Skye Cable Wallpaper by Lake August

Braided hair textures get me every.single.time. Mainly because my hair has rarely ever been long enough to braid, and when it was, I was unable to do it on my own (in a French braid like I wanted). I think it’s the layers of texture- thin strands of shiny hair woven together to create this…

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Monday September 16th, 2013

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Delft Wallpaper

Molly Hatch is one of my favorite ceramics artists of all time. Kristina gave me one of her Delft Blue mugs for Christmas years ago and it remains my favorite piece in the kitchen. While I’d love to be able to afford an entire room of her gorgeous designs, it’s not quite in my budget…

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Tuesday June 18th, 2013

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Storm Clouds Wallpaper

Despite the couch drama with my new apartment, I have (finally!) been lucky enough to stumble onto a landlord who is SO cool he said I could do whatever I want to the apartment. Like “tear out the cabinets and replace them”, whatever. While I can’t afford to do anything major right now, I’ve been…

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Thursday June 6th, 2013

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Laura Olivia

I saw so much wallpaper at ICFF, so much of which was really innovative, existing and textural. As much as I love those forward-thinking designs, I also love a classic floral pattern, too. This ‘Beads Sky’ pattern by Laura Olivia was inspired by succulents that grow in rock gardens. I love the soft watercolor-style feel…

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