This month Design*Sponge turns 14 years old — 14!!! I started reading D*S over a decade ago, and quickly became a devoted fan. This online space is where I escaped from work when I needed to recharge and find inspiration; I’d spend my lunch breaks in the newsroom at my desk, scrolling through and virtually touring beautiful homes. Almost five years ago, to my fangirl disbelief and excitement, I joined the Design*Sponge team, and the magic of this job has truly not lost its luster for me.
As a then-fan and now Executive Editor of this site, I am grateful Grace sat down at her computer 14 years ago, seeking a creative outlet. I am grateful that she started this blog that once was a place for her to keep track of trends and styles she loved, only to morph into a site that covers incredible homes, motivating Before & After transformations, real and thoughtful discussion, recipes, DIY projects, and more. Most of all, we are always in pursuit of what home means to all people, and find endless wonder and appreciation for each different iteration.
We are always working to improve and grow and learn, and we want to both thank you all for coming back here year after year, and also thank you for lending your ear, sharing your thoughts and feelings, and growing right alongside us. Design*Sponge wouldn’t be here without all of you readers.
As is our customary end-of-summer ritual, our team is taking the week off to recharge and spend time with our families and loved ones. We’ll be back on September 4 with amazing new content and a new podcast from Grace shortly after, but until then, we hope you have a wonderful week — and thank you again for your devoted readership. —Kelli