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A Shotgun Home that Celebrates Black History in New Orleans

A Shotgun Home that Celebrates Black History in New Orleans

It’s probably fair to say that buying a house without seeing it first is regularly considered a no-no in the world of real estate. But that’s exactly what KV Harper, Principal and Founder of Kex Design + Build, did when she bought her...
interior decoration - 2018-04-26 18:53:21
Good Company Magazine Tour: CHICAGO!

Good Company Magazine Tour: CHICAGO!

I can’t wait for our upcoming magazine tour events to start!!! I’ll be traveling across the country to celebrate the launch of our new book-azine, Good Company. At each event we’ll be hosting panel discussions with talented women...
interior decoration - 2018-04-26 18:53:21
In London, a Color-Clashing Punk?s Bright & Vivacious Flat

In London, a Color-Clashing Punk?s Bright & Vivacious Flat

Tucked into a circa-1880 Victorian terrace flat in Hackney, London you’ll find the home of Ms. Pink, a self-proclaimed professional color and pattern clasher. She deeply believes that “if you like colors together, they go together...
interior decoration - 2018-04-25 18:58:12


Good Company Magazine Tour: LOS ANGELES!

Good Company Magazine Tour: LOS ANGELES!

I’m so excited to start sharing alllll of the details for all of our upcoming magazine tour events to celebrate the launch of our new book-azine, Good Company. Just like with our tour for In the Company of Women, we’ll be traveling and...
interior decoration - 2018-04-25 18:58:12
Before & After: An Essex Kitchen And Powder Room

Before & After: An Essex Kitchen And Powder Room

Amy and John Adams have been living in their Leigh home, in Essex, for nearly a year. Six weeks after their family moved in (which includes four children ages 2 through 9), they began the three-month process of remodeling and renovating their...
interior decoration - 2018-04-24 18:54:00
Good Company Magazine Tour: BROOKLYN!

Good Company Magazine Tour: BROOKLYN!

I’m so excited to start sharing the details for all of our upcoming magazine tour events to celebrate the launch of our new book-azine (which is what I’m calling it), Good Company. Just like with our tour for In the Company of Women,...
interior decoration - 2018-04-24 18:54:00
A Texas Home Full of Natural Light and Potential

A Texas Home Full of Natural Light and Potential

When Austin and I put an offer in on a house last fall, I got to work designing what each and every room would look like once we moved in. Now that we are in the house, a lot of the plans I was fixated on aren’t as important anymore....
interior decoration - 2018-04-23 18:54:59
A Philadelphia Home & Studio with Clean Lines and Detailed Vignettes

A Philadelphia Home & Studio with Clean Lines and Detailed Vignettes

One thing I really love about writing for Design*Sponge is the storytelling we do through home tours. I love learning about what went into a room renovation, what sparked the idea behind the decor, the backstory on the hand-me-downs or thrifted...
interior decoration - 2018-04-20 18:54:20


Get It Together! with Orlando Soria + Best of the Web

Get It Together! with Orlando Soria + Best of the Web

Sometimes when I get a book in the mail I can just feel that it’s going to be good. That’s exactly how I felt when I saw a package marked “From Orlando” on my doorstep. From the second I saw Orlando Soria’s giant grin...
interior decoration - 2018-04-20 18:54:20
Making the Good Company Tour Accessible

Making the Good Company Tour Accessible

Before I announce all the tour details tomorrow for our first ever Good Company Magazine Tour,  I wanted to mention that we are raising funds to help make all of our events more accessible to everyone. What does that mean" While all of our...
interior decoration - 2018-04-19 18:53:47
Before & After: Lauren and Austin?s Laundry Room Reno

Before & After: Lauren and Austin?s Laundry Room Reno

Austin and I have lived in our new house for three months now, and it’s already hardly recognizable from the house we toured in October. It was built in 1900, has a half-acre backyard, is located in a historical neighborhood in Des Moines, IA...
interior decoration - 2018-04-19 18:53:47
A Military Base Home Infused with Cheerful Color

A Military Base Home Infused with Cheerful Color

When you live on a military base, turning the house you’ve been allocated into a home that feels comfortable and reflects your personal style can be a real challenge. Luckily for Dan, an Artillery Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, his wife...
interior decoration - 2018-04-18 18:54:09
10 Pet-Safe Houseplants

10 Pet-Safe Houseplants

Last fall my partner and I were jonesing for a dog, so we did what every good renter does and sent our landlords a really nice email. Their reply" A definitive “NO!” with zero room for negotiating. Since then, we’ve scratched...
interior decoration - 2018-04-17 18:54:09


Pre-Order: Meet Our New Magazine, Good Company!

Pre-Order: Meet Our New Magazine, Good Company!

For the past eight months, I’ve been working on a project that has been, without a doubt, the hardest of my career. And it’s finally here and ready for pre-order. Meet our new biannual magazine: Good Company! After the success of In the...
interior decoration - 2018-04-17 18:54:09
A Bohemian Apartment In New Orleans Makes Pattern Play Look Seamless

A Bohemian Apartment In New Orleans Makes Pattern Play Look Seamless

As someone that has moved, crisscross style, around the United States, I understand the personal growth and adventure that moving to a new location can bring. After college in Florida, I moved to Boston, then Seattle, San Francisco, Memphis, New...
interior decoration - 2018-04-16 18:53:56
Obsession-worthy Strawberry Shortcakes + Giveaway!

Obsession-worthy Strawberry Shortcakes + Giveaway!

It’s not every week that I get to share the recipe from someone whose food I have actually eaten. But I have had Gaby Dalkin’s food, and I can tell you it was so good I can’t stop thinking about it — and that was almost three...
interior decoration - 2018-04-13 18:54:05
Exciting News Next Week + Best of the Web

Exciting News Next Week + Best of the Web

After months and months of hard work (and a lot of learning curves), next week we’re going to be announcing an exciting new project for us. A project that lives in real life, on magazine shelves, and in stores across the country in just a few...
interior decoration - 2018-04-13 18:54:05
Before & After: The Cutest Bunny Wallpaper We?ve Ever Seen

Before & After: The Cutest Bunny Wallpaper We?ve Ever Seen

I always get excited to see a home renovation project that embraces patterned tile and wallpaper. I’m usually a little nervous to use bold wallpaper and patterned tile in large spaces, but I am always game to use them when they can turn a...
interior decoration - 2018-04-12 18:54:24
The Anatomy of a Home Tour

The Anatomy of a Home Tour

Here at Design*Sponge, we’ve covered a wide spectrum of topics, from DIY how-to’s, to artist profiles and studios, to recipes, to pop culture topics and essays that run the gamut in subject matter. But through the years, our main focus...
interior decoration - 2018-04-11 18:54:22
Living In: The Looks of Trixie Mattel

Living In: The Looks of Trixie Mattel

“Trixie Mattel. You’re a winner, baby!” A few weeks ago, in a move that literally had my friends gasping, RuPaul surprised viewers and crowned Trixie Mattel the victor of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars 3 instead of fan...
interior decoration - 2018-04-10 18:54:11
Time for Lunch: I Knead Love?s Turkey + Broccoli Quiche

Time for Lunch: I Knead Love?s Turkey + Broccoli Quiche

Today we’re talking about businesses that use their time and resources to give back to their communities. This morning we had the pleasure of talking with Maya-Camille Broussard of I Knead Love and hearing about what her work in baking has...
interior decoration - 2018-04-09 18:54:17
Time for Lunch: I Knead Love?s Classic Apple Pie Recipe

Time for Lunch: I Knead Love?s Classic Apple Pie Recipe

In the words of one of my favorite drag queens, “It’s time for dinner!”… and dessert. All day we’ve been talking with Maya-Camille Broussard of I Knead Love and hearing about how she is working to pay her experience in...
interior decoration - 2018-04-09 18:54:17
Businesses That Give Back: I Knead Love with Maya-Camille Broussard

Businesses That Give Back: I Knead Love with Maya-Camille Broussard

One of the things that stayed with me the most after finishing In the Company of Women was seeing just how many of the business owners I interviewed use their companies to give back. From painters and poets to fashion houses and textile designers,...
interior decoration - 2018-04-09 18:54:17
Jordan Nassar + Best of the Web

Jordan Nassar + Best of the Web

This weekend Julia and I are heading down to Miami for a quick dose of sunny weather before both of us hit the road for book and magazine tours (stay tuned for our DS dates next week!). I’m always so inspired by the vibrant colors in Miami,...
interior decoration - 2018-04-06 18:54:08
Before & After: An 1880s Victorian in Scotland is Refashioned

Before & After: An 1880s Victorian in Scotland is Refashioned

Everyone is so busy and focused on productivity nowadays that sticking to the status quo has unfortunately become, well, the status quo. There simply isn’t enough time and the stakes are too high for us to experiment and *gasp* risk making...
interior decoration - 2018-04-06 18:54:08
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