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Top 20 Before & Afters of All Time: #6 1971 Shasta Camper Makeover

Top 20 Before & Afters of All Time: #6 1971 Shasta Camper Makeover

I was crossing my fingers that this sweet little Shasta Camper makeover would find its way onto the Top 20 list. I’ve been in love with its little back wings ever since the day we posted this, and it’s been pinned on my personal page...
interior decoration - 2019-05-22 18:57:10
15 Illustrators to Follow (and Shop) on Instagram

15 Illustrators to Follow (and Shop) on Instagram

Over the past month or two, we’ve been working on sprucing up parts of our house, big time. From the stormy bathroom and sunshine yellow back door to our pink living room and our bedroom (pics coming soon!), I’ve been in the mood to...
interior decoration - 2019-05-22 18:57:10
Before & After: A Holiday Home in Coastal Maine

Before & After: A Holiday Home in Coastal Maine

When interior designer Christina Salway and her husband John first laid eyes on what would become their vacation home in Stonington, ME, they thought, ?No way!? Yes it was a block from the coast and the price was right, but the home had been...
interior decoration - 2019-05-21 18:57:17


Top 20 DIY Projects of All Time: #6 Valentine Lightbulb

Top 20 DIY Projects of All Time: #6 Valentine Lightbulb

Last week we celebrated whimsical DIY projects, and this week we’re celebrating another creative project that uses everyday materials to create something fun and “just because.” This Valentine Lightbulb was the work of our former...
interior decoration - 2019-05-21 18:57:17
Before & After: A Beige Bathroom Gets A Deep Green Refresh

Before & After: A Beige Bathroom Gets A Deep Green Refresh

Shortly after my home was featured on Design*Sponge in 2009, I slowly began working room to room to redecorate and rearrange everything in the house. Not because I didn’t love it, but because my decor tastes were changing and I was learning to...
interior decoration - 2019-05-20 18:57:26
Top 20 Home Tours of All Time: #6 An Old Home with a New Life in Tacoma, Washington

Top 20 Home Tours of All Time: #6 An Old Home with a New Life in Tacoma, Washington

Today’s #6 spot on the Top 20 Home Tours list is a space that stood out to us for so many reasons. First, it had some fantastic DIY elements (like the copper rod shelving in the kitchen we fell for immediately). Second, it had that perfect mix...
interior decoration - 2019-05-20 18:57:26
Top 20 Recipe Posts of All Time: #7 Hot Bread Kitchen?s Moroccan Flatbread

Top 20 Recipe Posts of All Time: #7 Hot Bread Kitchen?s Moroccan Flatbread

I had the pleasure of taste-testing almost every recipe from the incredible cookbook that brings us the #7 recipe on our Top 20 Recipe countdown. Julia co-wrote and tested the recipes for Hot Bread Kitchen‘s incredible cookbook (in the middle...
interior decoration - 2019-05-17 18:56:55
The Perfect Tarte Tatin + Giveaway

The Perfect Tarte Tatin + Giveaway

When thinking about the types of desserts that are good to have as part of your repertoire, the perfect tarte tatin definitely comes in near the top for me. Simply made of caramelized apples and flaky crust, it is heavenly! Food writer and recipe...
interior decoration - 2019-05-17 18:56:55


Top 20 Business Posts of All Time: #7 Marketing Can Be Beautiful

Top 20 Business Posts of All Time: #7 Marketing Can Be Beautiful

Marketing and promotion have always been some of my least favorite parts of running a business, so I always deeply appreciated posts like today’s #7 spot on the Top 20 Life & Business Posts list. Michelle Fifis shared her 5 Tips for...
interior decoration - 2019-05-16 18:56:39
Behind the Scenes: Making the Cover of Good Company Issue #3

Behind the Scenes: Making the Cover of Good Company Issue #3

A magazine cover has many purposes — one of them being to concisely encapsulate what stories will be found inside its pages — but the supreme goal is to grab the reader and bring them in. Not only that, but the cover must also capture,...
interior decoration - 2019-05-16 18:56:39
Top 20 Before & Afters of All Time: #7 Orlando Soria?s ?Orcondo?

Top 20 Before & Afters of All Time: #7 Orlando Soria?s ?Orcondo?

I don’t think Orlando Soria has ever designed something I didn’t immediately fall in love with. We had the pleasure of publishing one of Orlando’s DIY floor projects waaayy back in 2009 (!!) and it was such a joy to share his...
interior decoration - 2019-05-15 18:53:13
25 Handmade Vases for Spring Flowers

25 Handmade Vases for Spring Flowers

It’s that time of year when flowers start peeking out of the ground, trees begin to bloom, and we finally get to enjoy some of that plant life inside. I’m a big fan of making floral arrangements with whatever you have around you...
interior decoration - 2019-05-15 18:53:13
Good Company Issue #3 is HERE + Giveaway!

Good Company Issue #3 is HERE + Giveaway!

We are THRILLED to announce that Good Company Magazine Issue #3, The Money Issue, is officially out in the world! Inside this issue you’ll find feature interviews with Aparna Nancherla, Ashley Nicole Black, Maria Bamford, Maria Hinojosa,...
interior decoration - 2019-05-14 18:53:36


Top 20 DIY Projects of All Time: #7 Paper Clay Barnacles

Top 20 DIY Projects of All Time: #7 Paper Clay Barnacles

I’ve loved reliving the Top 20 DIY posts from our archives because it’s given me a chance to get a bird’s-eye-view of how DIY trends have changed over the years. In the beginning, our DIY projects were all about function and...
interior decoration - 2019-05-14 18:53:36
The One Piece: Mom?s Blue Velvet Chairs

The One Piece: Mom?s Blue Velvet Chairs

I grew up in a house full of navy: we had navy silverware, navy plates and even a navy Kitchenaid mixer. The most memorable navy decorations, though, were my parents’ velvet chairs from the 1980s. We moved around quite a bit when I was a kid,...
interior decoration - 2019-05-13 18:53:39
Top 20 Home Tours of All Time: #7 A Beloved Family Home in Washington, D.C.

Top 20 Home Tours of All Time: #7 A Beloved Family Home in Washington, D.C.

I was so excited to see this home tour pop up in our Top 20 of All Time list, because it gives me a chance to shout out the talented and kind Ibie Falcusan, who has been an internet friend of both mine and Julia’s for a while. I first met Ibie...
interior decoration - 2019-05-13 18:53:39
Good Company Issue #3: THE MONEY ISSUE

Good Company Issue #3: THE MONEY ISSUE

When I sat down to plan out what the future issues of Good Company Magazine would look like, I knew some topics would be a give: fear and failure, community and going into business with friends, etc. Those fraught topics were the type of...
interior decoration - 2019-05-12 18:53:03
Before & After: A Drab Studio Becomes A Fresh Backdrop for Vibrant Floral Artwork

Before & After: A Drab Studio Becomes A Fresh Backdrop for Vibrant Floral Artwork

The work of artist, painter and surface designer Juliet Meeks is unmistakably vibrant and cheerful, often ranging in richly hued, exuberant florals that would surely liven up the dullest of spaces. So when she took on the task of transforming a...
interior decoration - 2019-05-10 18:52:53
Top 20 Recipe Posts of All Time: #8 Nicole Hunn?s Gluten Free Apple Fruit Pies

Top 20 Recipe Posts of All Time: #8 Nicole Hunn?s Gluten Free Apple Fruit Pies

I have to admit, when I started working on our Top 20 Recipes countdown, I was hoping this recipe would make it onto the list. Nicole Hunn’s Gluten Free Apple Fruit Pies are based on a packaged childhood favorite and look just as tasty and...
interior decoration - 2019-05-10 18:52:53
Before & After: Grace and Julia?s Pink Living Room Makeover

Before & After: Grace and Julia?s Pink Living Room Makeover

One of the things I’ve always wanted to do is have a totally pink room. Like top to bottom, all pink, all day. And it wasn’t until this year that I decided it was time to give it a try. Pink is a tricky color. Like yellows and purples,...
interior decoration - 2019-05-09 18:54:41
Top 20 Business Posts of All Time: #8 Find Your Plot Twist + Become a Legend in Your Niche

Top 20 Business Posts of All Time: #8 Find Your Plot Twist + Become a Legend in Your Niche

Today’s #8 spot on the Top 20 Business Posts of All Time comes from artist and speaker Andy J. Miller (AKA Andy J. Pizza) — who joined us to talk about the importance of finding, embracing, and sharing your own personal story. Andy...
interior decoration - 2019-05-09 18:54:41
Before & After: Grace and Julia?s New Stair Runner

Before & After: Grace and Julia?s New Stair Runner

One of the funny things about spring redecorating is that all the new clean spaces really shine a light on the ones that need a little extra love. Every time we finish a new space, the older one next to it looks a little dingier, so we?ve added a...
interior decoration - 2019-05-08 18:53:49
Top 20 Before & Afters of All Time: #8 A Logan Square Stunner

Top 20 Before & Afters of All Time: #8 A Logan Square Stunner

Today’s #8 makeover on the Top 20 Countdown belongs to a Chicago home that uses color in careful and considered spaces. The homeowners wanted to keep things simple and modern, so designer Claire Staszak chose simple and bright pops of red,...
interior decoration - 2019-05-08 18:53:49
Dead Ends Are for Cars, Not People: Growing Up in Public Housing

Dead Ends Are for Cars, Not People: Growing Up in Public Housing

One of my favorite JayZ songs (Do U Wanna Ride") hosts a set of words that always reminds me of the years I lived on Main Avenue. You know why they call a project a project, because it’s a project An experiment, we’re in it, only as...
interior decoration - 2019-05-08 18:53:49
Before & After: Grace and Julia?s Stormy Bathroom

Before & After: Grace and Julia?s Stormy Bathroom

One of the biggest requests I’ve gotten since announcing our final year here at Design*Sponge was: when are you going to show more of your home" I’ve so appreciated your kind emails and curiosity about what we’ve been doing in...
interior decoration - 2019-05-07 18:54:31
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