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Monday September 29th, 2014

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Sneak Peek: Best of Brass

Of all the metallic trends in the past few years, it feels like brass has become the most ubiquitous. This may be attributed to the fact that it looks pretty similar to gold, but tends to be more affordable. It also possesses a unique versatility in that it looks great whether it’s polished to a…

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Monday February 24th, 2014

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Sneak Peek: Best of Rugs

Last week, inspired by a Turkish rug at furniture shop Nightwood, Grace came up with the idea for our readers to share their favorite rugs (#DSNiceRug). We thought you might like some more inspiration, so I dug through our Sneak Peek archives to find some gems to share. Not surprisingly, I discovered an abundance of…

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Monday November 11th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Best of Pastels

At every apartment I’ve ever lived in, pastel colors are always my go-to palette when painting the walls. As a perpetual renter with an ever evolving collection of furniture that changes depending on the space, my most consistent (and landlord friendly), design decision I tend to make is to create a soft, fresh backdrop with…

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Monday October 28th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Best of Silver

Now that we’ve featured gold and copper, it feels only right to round out our best of metallics by showcasing silver. While I may be partial to the warmer metals, I love the cool refinement that silver brings to a home. While combing through the archives I noticed a frequent historical connection, since its common…

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Monday October 14th, 2013

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Sneak Peeks: Best of Copper

Metals continue to be a strong trend in home design. They add just the right amount of polish and elegance to a home without being too opulent. While reporting on trends at ICFF back in May, Grace proclaimed copper to be her favorite, and I would have to agree. I love the warmth of copper,…

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Monday September 16th, 2013

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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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Monday August 12th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Best of Purple


Whether it be lavender, blackberry, amethyst or grape, purple in nearly every shade has always been one of my favorite colors. There is something so striking and dramatic about a luscious plum velvet sofa or the palest lavender hued wall. In our last round up we found purple displayed predominantly through accents around the home…

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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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Monday June 10th, 2013

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sneak peek: best of turquoise

With the summer solstice almost here, it feels like the right time to do a round up of one of the colors I associate most with summer: turquoise. Varied hues of turquoise remind me of swimming pools, mysterious arrowheads found on family trips out West, blue raspberry slushies from 7-Eleven and endless blue skies on…

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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 20th, 2013

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sneak peek: best of jewel tones

Taste in decor is so subjective. White vs color, minimalism vs opulence, glamorous vs rustic, the list goes on. You may lean toward one particular style or mix a few together – either way, everyone is sure to have their own unique interpretation. One of the easiest ways to make a statement no matter what…

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Monday February 11th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Best of Pinks and Reds

Being that Valentine’s Day is this week, it’s a great opportunity to highlight the two most classic Valentine’s colors: PINK and RED. Colors of any shade can possess powerful associations, especially in the home. However, warm hues such as pink and red need not be solely associated with romance or femininity (though they can be…

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Monday February 13th, 2012

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sneak peek: best of navy


In honor of this month’s navy theme on the new Design*Sponge Pinterest page, I was inspired to go through the Sneak Peek archives and hunt for navy in homes. I tried hard to stick to navy and not get distracted by teal or cornflower, and there was a lot of turquoise that didn’t make the…

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Sunday January 22nd, 2012

Monday November 21st, 2011

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sneak peek: best of purple


In going through the 500+ sneak peeks we’ve featured, I must admit that I was surprised by how little purple was represented in homes, particularly given its calm and welcoming effect. As far as I’m concerned, if you’re looking to do something different with your home, purple could become the next big thing. Here are…

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