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Top 20 Recipe Posts of All Time: #20 Matkonation?s Falafel

Top 20 Recipe Posts of All Time: #20 Matkonation?s Falafel

I had a BLAST going through the archives of Kristina’s recipe column here at Design*Sponge. Both because Kristina is my forever family and her work has been an honor to publish here at DS and also because it seems like all of you have the...
interior decoration - 2019-02-15 18:54:15
Vietnamese Shaking Beef in Minutes + Giveaway

Vietnamese Shaking Beef in Minutes + Giveaway

Award-winning cookbook author Andrea Nguyen is one of my favorite cookbook authors. Her books on Vietnamese cuisine are a joy to read and cook from and her recipe for vegan wontons is one of my favorites from this column. Her most recent book,...
interior decoration - 2019-02-15 18:54:15
Top 20 Business Posts of All Time: #20 How to Say NO

Top 20 Business Posts of All Time: #20 How to Say NO

If you had asked me 15 years ago if a section of Design*Sponge about business would be where my greatest joy would come from, I would have said, “No way.” But that’s exactly what happened. It all started with a wine and cheese...
interior decoration - 2019-02-14 18:56:28


Garrett?s New Home: Backstory & Bye, Bye Cherry Floors

Garrett?s New Home: Backstory & Bye, Bye Cherry Floors

In the summer of 2017, my boyfriend and I fell in love with a condo in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago, IL. The space had it all: it was walking distance to the beach, very close to the city but out of the fray and boasted many unique...
interior decoration - 2019-02-14 18:56:28
In Australia, A Florist & Family Find Healing in A 1902 Home

In Australia, A Florist & Family Find Healing in A 1902 Home

After a decade spent running a florist business with multiple locations, Amelia Holland can finally exhale a bit and focus her creativity and nimble hands on her beloved 120-year-old home. The Federation Style Heritage Listed property is located...
interior decoration - 2019-02-13 18:56:35
Top 20 Before & Afters of All Time: #20 Vintage Kitchen Makeover

Top 20 Before & Afters of All Time: #20 Vintage Kitchen Makeover

And we’re back! Today we’re continuing the Top 20 Of All Time countdown and revisiting our community’s favorite Before & After posts from 2004-2019. I had so much fun looking through all of these posts because they reminded me...
interior decoration - 2019-02-13 18:56:35
Black History Month: 60 Instagram Accounts to Follow

Black History Month: 60 Instagram Accounts to Follow

My favorite place to find inspiration online these days is Instagram. In the way that I used to use Google to search through people’s websites and student show or trade show lists, I now search through people’s Instagram following lists...
interior decoration - 2019-02-12 18:56:34
Top 20 DIY Projects of All Time: #20 Recycled Cardboard Cat Scratcher

Top 20 DIY Projects of All Time: #20 Recycled Cardboard Cat Scratcher

Starting this week we’re revisiting our nearly 20,000 post archive to share our community’s most beloved (and most popular) posts by category. Yesterday we shared the beginning of our Top 20 Home Tour list and today we’re starting...
interior decoration - 2019-02-12 18:56:34


Top 20 Home Tours of All Time: #20 Shavonda?s California Home

Top 20 Home Tours of All Time: #20 Shavonda?s California Home

Over the past 15 years, we’ve published close to 20,00 posts and over 2,000 home tours. And considering that each of our home tours takes weeks, if not months, to come together, that’s no small feat. Each home tour is the result of...
interior decoration - 2019-02-11 18:54:18
Living & Working in 350 Square Feet

Living & Working in 350 Square Feet

Linny Giffin, fiber artist and co-founder of The Lemon Collective, moved into her live/work space in Washington, D.C.?s Mount Pleasant neighborhood a year and a half ago. Since then she’s cracked the code on how to make each of its 350 square...
interior decoration - 2019-02-11 18:54:18
Before & After: A Kitchen Designed to Make Style and Savings Work Together

Before & After: A Kitchen Designed to Make Style and Savings Work Together

It’s been a full year since my husband, Austin, and I bought our fixer-upper home in Des Moines, IA. We’ve been working room-by-room to transform it into a more livable, beautiful space. When we moved in, we were charmed by the...
interior decoration - 2019-02-08 18:54:05
Sights & Inspiration: Palm Springs

Sights & Inspiration: Palm Springs

In the middle of this month, people from all over the world will descend on the desert town of Palm Springs, CA for Modernism Week, a 10-day salute to Mid-Century design. I, on the other hand, beat the crowds and headed there last weekend to...
interior decoration - 2019-02-07 18:53:43
Black History Month: 50 Artists, Makers & Brands to Support (Always)

Black History Month: 50 Artists, Makers & Brands to Support (Always)

Every February we celebrate Black History Month and focus on sharing inspiring artwork, design, and interiors from Black artists and makers. This month we are continuing that tradition, but we’ll also be sharing important personal stories,...
interior decoration - 2019-02-06 18:53:55


Before & After: The Evolution of a Sunroom

Before & After: The Evolution of a Sunroom

When I bought my house, I was a single 29-year-old. I had been looking to buy in Memphis, TN at the time and didn’t really know that I’d end up back in Mississippi, my home state. When I was out driving around one day, I saw this house...
interior decoration - 2019-02-05 18:53:52
What Would You Tell Your Younger Self About Decorating Your Home"

What Would You Tell Your Younger Self About Decorating Your Home"

Over the past 14 years I’ve lived in seven different homes. From all sorts of oddly-shaped apartments across Brooklyn (where I had to break my couch to fit it in the door) to the old farm house where Julia and I now live a few hours upstate,...
interior decoration - 2019-02-04 18:53:43
Easy-to-Make Collard Wontons + Giveaway

Easy-to-Make Collard Wontons + Giveaway

Today we are sharing another recipe to bring warmth to those of you who are facing the freezing temperatures sweeping the United States. It comes from the book A Common Table: 80 Recipes and Stories from My Shared Cultures by Cynthia Chen McTernan,...
interior decoration - 2019-02-01 18:55:45
Trish Andersen Art

Trish Andersen Art

One of the first trips I took when I started Design*Sponge was to Savannah, Georgia. I spoke at SCAD during their annual design week and was invited by their Fibers department to visit, learn, and explore. It remains one of the most formative...
interior decoration - 2019-01-31 18:56:05
What Happens to Design*Sponge After August" FAQs (Answered)

What Happens to Design*Sponge After August" FAQs (Answered)

When I announced earlier this month that this year would be our last as a traditional blog, we were overwhelmed with warm and loving feedback, shared stories of our time together as a community, and also a lot of questions and confusion. So today I...
interior decoration - 2019-01-31 18:56:05
Q&A: Good Company Art Director George McCalman

Q&A: Good Company Art Director George McCalman

There’s a nimble team working behind Good Company magazine, a small handful of us who put together the biannual print magazine celebrating the intersection of creativity and business. Under Grace‘s direction, we aim to tell stories of...
interior decoration - 2019-01-30 18:55:04
Moving Through the New Year with Artifact Uprising + A Giveaway

Moving Through the New Year with Artifact Uprising + A Giveaway

Since 2019 arrived, I’ve been slowly able to meditate on all of the possibilities the new year holds. The post-holiday fog tends to linger for me for so helpful doses of positive reinforcement and visual pick-me-ups really help me focus and...
interior decoration - 2019-01-29 18:56:15
When Others Zig, This Washington Homeowner Zags

When Others Zig, This Washington Homeowner Zags

Handywoman Racheal Jackson says, “A little paint and creativity can completely shift the feeling of a room on a tiny budget.” And the home she and her husband Garrett have put together in Vancouver, WA is proof. Full of dramatic DIYs,...
interior decoration - 2019-01-29 18:56:15
Before & After: A Thrifter?s Brooklyn Apartment

Before & After: A Thrifter?s Brooklyn Apartment

When I first moved to Chicago, my bachelor pad was full of DIY decor and secondhand finds. The space was energetic, purposefully busy and featured a mixture of multiple styles. Over the past couple of years, though, my aesthetic has slowly become...
interior decoration - 2019-01-28 18:56:39
Before & After: A Rental Bathroom Gone Wild

Before & After: A Rental Bathroom Gone Wild

Apartment hacks are always on my radar because they?re typically pretty easy on your pocketbook. What makes them really interesting, though, is how they highlight the cleverness and problem-solving abilities of lessees. Anh Luu, for example, has...
interior decoration - 2019-01-25 18:55:27
A Bold and Fearless Parisian Studio Overlooking the Sacré-C?ur

A Bold and Fearless Parisian Studio Overlooking the Sacré-C?ur

If you’d happen to be strolling down the bustling streets of the 10th arrondissement in Paris, France, odds are that you would run into interior decorator Marie Lacote (@thevelvetjungle). She has called the lively and diverse neighborhood her...
interior decoration - 2019-01-24 18:54:26
Last Straw in Austin, TX is A Vibrant Escape into Color

Last Straw in Austin, TX is A Vibrant Escape into Color

It’s the middle of winter and a bit grey and drab outside, (unless you live someplace warm and sunny). We’re starting to reach that part of the season where we’re looking forward to spring and jumping at the few and far-between...
interior decoration - 2019-01-23 18:53:41
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