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For the Love of Ramekins

For the Love of Ramekins

Over the weekend I read an article that proclaimed that the trivet was having a moment. I smiled because I’ve been plopping one or two on our dinner table and just serving from the pots and pans I’ve cooked in. Trivets are one of those...
interior decoration - 2018-01-23 18:53:53
A Speedy Renovation in London Honors the Past with Color & Texture

A Speedy Renovation in London Honors the Past with Color & Texture

When I was a child, and particularly during the summer, time dripped by. The southern sun seemingly hung at its highest for hours and hours, and one day felt like an eternity. As the warm rays crisped our necks, my friends and I would lazily weave...
interior decoration - 2018-01-23 18:53:53
A Swedish Family Home Filled with Art and Old-Time Charm

A Swedish Family Home Filled with Art and Old-Time Charm

When Michaela and Daniel Grut were looking for a house for their growing family in Lidingö, Sweden, there were a few things that the couple had on their checklist. Expecting their first child, they wanted to settle down in a child-friendly...
interior decoration - 2018-01-22 18:53:58


Before & After: A Bathroom Goes from Nondescript to Light-Filled & Modern

Before & After: A Bathroom Goes from Nondescript to Light-Filled & Modern

Prior to Bridget and Ethan Healy moving into their building in Cambridge, MA in 2012, it was renovated by a developer in 2008. While they love their home, some of the renovation decisions are not what the couple would have chosen themselves, nor are...
interior decoration - 2018-01-22 18:53:58
10 Streaming Shows To Watch This Weekend

10 Streaming Shows To Watch This Weekend

The weather in our town isn’t expected to top six degrees this weekend. Add that to the foot of snow from earlier this week that’s now solid and specked with bits of dirt, sand, and salt and you’ve got what I call a recipe for...
interior decoration - 2018-01-19 18:54:36
Coconut Tamarind Curry from The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook

Coconut Tamarind Curry from The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook

In the process of collecting and recording stories for In the Company of Women, I was so lucky to meet so many incredible people making meaningful and impactful changes within their communities. One of those people I consistently look up to and...
interior decoration - 2018-01-19 18:54:36
A Colorful House In Sweden That Grew to Welcome Family

A Colorful House In Sweden That Grew to Welcome Family

Ĺsa Nordlöf and her partner Ludvig Svartz live in Skĺne, Sweden with their two children. Ĺsa and Ludvig each work at advertising agencies — she as a production manager, and he as an art director. Ĺsa also loves photography and jokingly refers...
interior decoration - 2018-01-18 18:54:37
Parenting in the Creative Industry, Pt. 2: Obstacles, Life Hacks, Fostering Creativity & Advice

Parenting in the Creative Industry, Pt. 2: Obstacles, Life Hacks, Fostering Creativity & Advice

Last week in Part One of this essay series we laid it all out: you can have children and a creative career (with all its unpredictable demands), but it will be a constant — and worthwhile — balancing act. I’ve interviewed and...
interior decoration - 2018-01-18 18:54:37


Before & After: Jenny Komenda?s Studio Makeover (& tips for personalizing your space!)

Before & After: Jenny Komenda?s Studio Makeover (& tips for personalizing your space!)

Blogging years seem to fly by at lightning speed, so I can hardly believe that I’ve been reading Jenny Komenda‘s blog, Little Green Notebook, for over ten years. Jenny has always had an amazing eye for color, pattern, and creative DIY...
interior decoration - 2018-01-17 18:53:58
Studio Tour: Kate Koeppel

Studio Tour: Kate Koeppel

For Kate Koeppel, her business was born out of a slow-growing realization of self-worth and recognition of her own unique skill sets in graphic and product design. By the time she graduated from the California College of Arts with a master’s...
interior decoration - 2018-01-16 18:54:11
Caring for Cast Iron & Enameled Cookware

Caring for Cast Iron & Enameled Cookware

Iron ware has been used for cooking since the 5th century B.C., and has been a preferred method of cooking for some because cast iron absorbs, conducts, and retains heat efficiently. It may take cast iron a little longer to heat up than other...
interior decoration - 2018-01-16 18:54:11
Before & After: A Scottish Victorian?s Colorful Makeover

Before & After: A Scottish Victorian?s Colorful Makeover

Scotland?s closed bidding system has been doing a number on potential homeowners for quite some time. According to property laws, buyers can only put in one offer per home, and if it isn’t accepted the first time, they’re simply out of...
interior decoration - 2018-01-15 18:54:04
A 1920s Bungalow Filled With Bright Personality

A 1920s Bungalow Filled With Bright Personality

Sarah Loomis Crawford and her husband Chris were never planning on moving their family three-and-a-half years ago. It sort of just happened, as these things do. When Sarah saw a home for sale in their town of Marblehead, MA, she had a few sleepless...
interior decoration - 2018-01-15 18:54:04


Before & After: A Horse Trailer Becomes A Chic Refuge For Competitions

Before & After: A Horse Trailer Becomes A Chic Refuge For Competitions

Simone Howell is an interior designer and describes her life simply as, “We ride horses and design interiors. The horses eat hay and run around barrels as fast as they can! And I am an Elite Designer for Decorist — an online interior...
interior decoration - 2018-01-12 18:54:28
A Pink Castle Escape + Best of the Web

A Pink Castle Escape + Best of the Web

I don’t know about you, but I could use a little escape this week. I’m working on a daunting makeover project at a very special shelter/home in our area, and right now I feel a bit in over my head. If this project was an HGTV show,...
interior decoration - 2018-01-12 18:54:28
Parenting in the Creative Industry, Pt. 1: Staying Centered, Finding Support & More

Parenting in the Creative Industry, Pt. 1: Staying Centered, Finding Support & More

Like clockwork, I’ll be finally hitting a groove in scheduling our Design*Sponge content, or maybe I’m in that glorious writing sweet spot where all the right words are coming together, and it happens. At the peak of my productivity...
interior decoration - 2018-01-11 18:54:02
Before & After: Form Meets Function in a Tulsa Kitchen Makeover

Before & After: Form Meets Function in a Tulsa Kitchen Makeover

Ashley and Patrick Palmer’s Tulsa, OK home is a 1953 ranch-style house. While they loved the mid-century style and open floor plan and proximity to Mockingbird Lake, there was one thing that could certainly be improved upon — their...
interior decoration - 2018-01-11 18:54:02
Homes That Make the Most of Skimpy Square Footage, Pt. 2

Homes That Make the Most of Skimpy Square Footage, Pt. 2

Last year it was clear that many of you took great inspiration from our study of homes on the smaller side, and we can’t blame you. Some of the most awe-inspiring design moments we’ve seen here at Design*Sponge have been in the tiniest...
interior decoration - 2018-01-10 18:53:51
Say Hello to Ultra Violet

Say Hello to Ultra Violet

Today we’re taking a New Year look at what Pantone declared the color of the year back in early December — Ultra Violet. A decided departure from 2017’s color of the year, Greenery, a fresh yellow-green, the 2018 color of the year...
interior decoration - 2018-01-09 18:53:50
A London Hotel Transforms & Keeps its Heritage Spirit

A London Hotel Transforms & Keeps its Heritage Spirit

Set in the Paddington neighborhood of West London lies The Pilgrm Hotel, a series of Victorian buildings split over various wings and sections with lots of little stairways and secret rooms. Before The Pilgrm stood as it does today — a...
interior decoration - 2018-01-09 18:53:50
Captains Rest, a Secluded Waterfront Cottage on the Tasmanian Coast ?

Captains Rest, a Secluded Waterfront Cottage on the Tasmanian Coast ?

Sarah Andrews wears two hats ? one hat is a beanie that she shoves her curly hair under and wears when sailing across stormy seas. Ten years ago, with this hat on her head, she ventured on a journey across the Pacific Ocean, taking her beloved boat...
interior decoration - 2018-01-08 18:53:52
Before & After: A Dated Kitchen Rebuilt with Impeccable Craftsmanship

Before & After: A Dated Kitchen Rebuilt with Impeccable Craftsmanship

Living a semi-rural life on Maine?s midcoast offers Matt and Jessie Francis peacefulness and a sense of community that is rare in today?s day and age. The couple?s home, which has been in the family for three generations, resembles a New England...
interior decoration - 2018-01-08 18:53:52
Moist and Delicate Double Chocolate Bundt Cake + Giveaway

Moist and Delicate Double Chocolate Bundt Cake + Giveaway

I know the holidays are over and we usually go for something healthy to kick off the New Year on this column, but I really couldn?t resist tempting you all with one last slice of chocolate cake. Why" Because for most of our readers it is still...
interior decoration - 2018-01-05 18:53:54
Paintings by Stefanie Thiele + Best of the Web

Paintings by Stefanie Thiele + Best of the Web

This week huge parts of the east coast have been snowed-in and our little hamlet is no exception. I’ve been trudging around in the yard trying to clear little pathways for the dogs and Before & After: A Vintage Camper?s Revamp is a...
interior decoration - 2018-01-04 18:54:16
A Vintage Dealer?s Kansas Home Filled with Curiosities

A Vintage Dealer?s Kansas Home Filled with Curiosities

Nicole Mertz spent the first part of her life on a three-generation farm, where the house was filled with heirlooms and antiques and the attics served as treasure-hunting grounds for the curious. When Nicole and her family moved from the farm to a...
interior decoration - 2018-01-04 18:54:16
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