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A Family Home Designed for Happy Childhood Memories

A Family Home Designed for Happy Childhood Memories

For seven years, Lindsey Daigle (@wanderingdarlings), a flight attendant and owner of Linden Bee and Kindred & Kin, and her husband Sam, an aircraft mechanic, have rented a 100-year-old house, conveniently located near the Boston, MA airport...
interior decoration - 2018-12-14 18:55:50
The Perfect Pecan Pie for the Holidays + Giveaway

The Perfect Pecan Pie for the Holidays + Giveaway

When sisters Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau’s book Provisions: The Roots of Caribbean Cooking?150 Vegetarian Recipes popped up in my inbox, I knew it was one I wanted to read and share on this column. It’s not every day we get a book...
interior decoration - 2018-12-14 18:55:50
Christmas Decorating at Our House

Christmas Decorating at Our House

Christmas is my favorite time of year to decorate. It usually involves tons of fresh greenery and cutting down a tree from our local Christmas tree farm and breaking out all the old family ornaments from over the years. I don’t care much about...
interior decoration - 2018-12-13 18:53:58


Essay: Kwanzaa Traditions & Reflections

Essay: Kwanzaa Traditions & Reflections

Today we’re thrilled to welcome Pamela Hilliard Owens to share her Kwanzaa traditions and also shed light on the seven-day holiday for those who are less familiar. Pam is the founder and CEO of Your Business Your Brand Creatively (YB2C), a...
interior decoration - 2018-12-13 18:53:58
Creating Fond Memories in A Hudson Valley Farmhouse

Creating Fond Memories in A Hudson Valley Farmhouse

After many years of spending their weekends as freeloaders at their friend’s country home in Accord, NY, Juliet Feehan, who works in furniture and interiors, and her husband Jon, a Creative Director, concluded that it might be time to find a...
interior decoration - 2018-12-12 18:54:43
The Next Generation of Change Makers: Tavi Gevinson, Nora Gomez-Strauss & Jen Tolentino of Rock the Vote

The Next Generation of Change Makers: Tavi Gevinson, Nora Gomez-Strauss & Jen Tolentino of Rock the ...

Last week the online publishing world said a sad but heartfelt goodbye to an important and meaningful voice in our community: Rookie Magazine. I have never felt more strongly connected and in agreement with an editor’s letter than with this...
interior decoration - 2018-12-11 18:54:24
Two Aussies Pay Homage to the Fearlessness of the 80s

Two Aussies Pay Homage to the Fearlessness of the 80s

Time and time again I’ve heard of homeowners and renters working tirelessly to rid their space of its dated look and bring it into the 21st century. Oftentimes items from the 1980s, in particular, are the first to get the boot when it comes...
interior decoration - 2018-12-10 18:56:22
A Ten-Month Rental Takes Maximalism to The Max

A Ten-Month Rental Takes Maximalism to The Max

The home that Jewel Marlowe (@jewelmarlowe) and her family moved into for her husband Gary’s ten-month military assignment in Rhode Island is the family’s 12th address. Jewel, an interior design blogger, and Gary, a US Air Force fighter...
interior decoration - 2018-12-07 18:54:53


The Reinvention of an 1800s Farmhouse in Ohio

The Reinvention of an 1800s Farmhouse in Ohio

This Valley City, OH home is the third one Helena, owner and curator of 9 Vintage Girl Finds, and her husband Myron have owned. While each has presented them with unique opportunities to push their creative boundaries, their current space is...
interior decoration - 2018-12-06 18:55:04
Our Favorite Festive Décor at JOANN

Our Favorite Festive Décor at JOANN

Sometimes when I walk into someone’s home during the holidays and lay eyes on their version of festive decor, it turns into a face palm moment for me. I then starting thinking, “why didn’t I think of that"” Christmas...
interior decoration - 2018-12-06 18:55:04
Holiday Gifts That Invite Calm

Holiday Gifts That Invite Calm

After the holidays are over, how great is it to exhale" Better yet, how great is it to exhale and remember that super soft throw you received as a gift is hiding under the tree waiting to be used. Whether it’s an aromatherapeutic candle...
interior decoration - 2018-12-05 18:55:19
Portland, OR?s Never Coffee Brightens Up A Dreary Day

Portland, OR?s Never Coffee Brightens Up A Dreary Day

When Portland, OR native Zak Davis decided to open his cafe, NEVER Coffee Lab, he could have settled on many places around the bustling city. But he opted for a location at the base of Mt. Tabor Park where he lives with his wife, Cait. Mt. Tabor...
interior decoration - 2018-12-05 18:55:19
Fighting Imposter Syndrome + Finding Confidence: LIVE Good Company Podcast from SF

Fighting Imposter Syndrome + Finding Confidence: LIVE Good Company Podcast from SF

Imposter Syndrome seems to be the name of the game these days. Maybe it’s the way social media can feel like everyone’s personal and professional highlight reel (without sharing the days when things don’t work out), but I have...
interior decoration - 2018-12-04 18:55:22


Celebrating Global Design: Canada

Celebrating Global Design: Canada

Earlier this year we took you around the country in a column focused on celebrating the different regions of the United States. Through a series of interviews, creatives taught us how local culture and traditions affect the look of homes in their...
interior decoration - 2018-12-03 18:56:22
Before & After: An Empty Shell Is Elegantly Dressed in Indian Influences

Before & After: An Empty Shell Is Elegantly Dressed in Indian Influences

Oftentimes a design plan flows from the selection of one singular decor feature that sets the tone and inspires the aesthetic of the entire home surrounding it. For Delhi, India-based interior designer Shivani Dogra, this was true when she was...
interior decoration - 2018-11-30 18:54:28
Bridget Jones? Pan-Fried Salmon + Giveaway

Bridget Jones? Pan-Fried Salmon + Giveaway

I’ve been an Ottolenghi fan from day one and have enjoyed both the shops and Yotam’s ascent to being a household name. A favorite (and funny) Ottolenghi memory for me was when I was in London by myself and sneaked off to a movie theater...
interior decoration - 2018-11-30 18:54:28
Ageism + Transparency: LIVE Good Company Podcast from Seattle

Ageism + Transparency: LIVE Good Company Podcast from Seattle

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years that holds true no matter what, it’s that there is always room to learn and grow. Just went I thought I’d gotten a handle on issues I’d overlooked at work and online, I...
interior decoration - 2018-11-29 18:54:06
Hanukkah 2018: Menorahs, Hanukiahs, Mezuzahs & More

Hanukkah 2018: Menorahs, Hanukiahs, Mezuzahs & More

I’ve been blogging here at Design*Sponge for over 14 years, and one of the things I’ve been most thankful for is the feedback, advice and education we’ve received from readers. Whether it’s advice on how to better understand...
interior decoration - 2018-11-29 18:54:06
In Australia, A Modern Cottage Nestled in the Trees

In Australia, A Modern Cottage Nestled in the Trees

In a couple weeks I’ll be sitting at a table with my partner, Aaron, signing the barrage of paperwork that comes with purchasing a home. And boy, is it a good one. With 22-foot ceilings and a lofted kitchen/second living area, the space is a...
interior decoration - 2018-11-28 18:55:27
9 Gift-Worthy Pieces from the Now House Jonathan Adler Collection

9 Gift-Worthy Pieces from the Now House Jonathan Adler Collection

Mr. Jonathan Adler is at it again — bringing his mod-meets-rainbow style to the masses with his new Amazon Home collection under the moniker Now House. For those of you familiar with Adler’s work, it’s hard not to think of the...
interior decoration - 2018-11-28 18:55:27
2018 Gift Guide: Home & Kitchen

2018 Gift Guide: Home & Kitchen

Our 2018 gift guides continue with selections for the home cook, those who might like a little “hygge” in their lives, or someone looking to expand their home library. My favorite area to buy gifts for each holiday season is the home,...
interior decoration - 2018-11-27 18:55:06
Cooking at Angel Food East + My Family?s Ham Sauce Recipe

Cooking at Angel Food East + My Family?s Ham Sauce Recipe

Every Thursday for the past two years, Julia and I have woken up early to go cook with Angel Food East. Angel Food East is a non-profit hot meal program for people living with HIV, AIDS and other chronic illnesses in Ulster County, NY, where we...
interior decoration - 2018-11-27 18:55:06
3 Handmade Gift Topper Combos For the Holidays

3 Handmade Gift Topper Combos For the Holidays

Wrapping gifts during the holiday season has always been an exercise in patience and creativity in most homes. Taking the time to hand make wrapping paper and special gift toppers can be a meditative practice in the middle of the holiday hustle....
interior decoration - 2018-11-26 18:55:09
Living Among Memories in Seattle

Living Among Memories in Seattle

Oftentimes I find that the standout homes I write about aren’t the flashiest of spaces. They aren’t necessarily expensive or trendy either. The spaces I look back on most fondly are those with a backstory just as memorable as their look....
interior decoration - 2018-11-26 18:55:09
Six Colorful Gifts to Brighten Someone?s Holiday

Six Colorful Gifts to Brighten Someone?s Holiday

With the standard autumnal colors of spice, orange and yellow making way for waves of red and green, it feels pretty darn exciting to pick out and package colorful gifts outside of those palettes. These gifts are great for either colorful people or...
interior decoration - 2018-11-22 18:55:28
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