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Classic Vs. Modern - Let's Mix Everything!

Like in Art or in Literature, Modern and Classic each have their supporter in Decoration. But unless the other arts, with decoration you can match bot ...

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Boulevard House By Drake Design

Recently designed by award-winning team at Drake Design, this contemporary two-story house is located in Beaconsfield, Victoria, Australia. ...

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51 Glass Coffee Tables That Every Living Room Craves

Great for a vast variety of decor styles, a glass coffee table can help weave together the final pieces of any living room design. But which one is ri ...

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The Beds That Every Child Would Like To Have

To introduce a bed in the shape of a giant teddy bear into the children's room is undoubtedly an extraordinary choice that will completely transform t ...

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Where to Find Us Next + Some Reading Suggestions For the Fut

One of the biggest requests I’ve gotten since announcing our closing was: can you suggest some places to read now that you’re leaving" ...

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15 Years: Farewell and Thank You

Our 2019 Design*Sponge team: Sofia Tuovinen, Garret Fleming, Kristina Gill, Caitlin Kelch, Grace Bonney, Kelli Kehler, Lauren Day and Erin Austen Abbo ...

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The D*S Team Reflects: Looking Back On Lessons Learned

It feels like a lifetime ago when I was sitting in the newsroom at my previous job on my lunch break, scrolling through Design*Sponge, relishing in th ...

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Creating A Forever Home in Kent, England

We moved into our condo in December of last year, and I immediately knew the space was perfect for us. It wasn?t until this past July, however, that I ...

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An 1880s-Era Church Turned Vacation Home in Ontario

Back in early 2018, art teacher Colin and his partner Matt, a banker, were nesting. They had finished renovating their Toronto loft and were thrilled ...

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Keia McSwain + The Black Interior Designers Conference 2019

When I feel stuck, uninspired or just isolated in my work, I look to see if there are any conferences coming up. I was at a conference in 2014 when I ...

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Our Hopes For The Future of Design

Pattern above by Deanne Cheuk (download here) This is the final week of Design*Sponge. I’ve been scared to write that sentence all summer, but t ...

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How to Handle (And Learn From) Being Called Out

When I started Design*Sponge, I had no idea just how many times I would royally stick my foot in my mouth. From poor internet behavior (I left my shar ...

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Heartache Chocolate Cake + Giveaway

I started thinking about what my last recipe post would be in January when Grace told the team that Design*Sponge would be closing this summer. I wasn ...

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A Designer?s Beautiful and Adaptive Home in the Southwest

I feel so much gratitude for this site — for the ways Design*Sponge has helped shape other pockets of the internet and for the ways writing othe ...

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You Are More Than The Best (and Worst) Thing You?ve Ever Don

I’ve been struggling a lot over the past few years to reckon with how big of a role my work life plays in my self confidence and identity. I don ...

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How to Know When It?s Time to Go (and How it Feels to Say Go

Artwork by Nick Misani When I posted on Instagram about these final essay spots in our calendar, so many of you wanted to know how I knew it was time ...

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Before & After: A Kitchen Adds Function and Beauty

A few years ago, I found this amazing woodworker on Instagram and immediately fell in love with her work. I asked my husband for a piece she had creat ...

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A Vision (Board) For The Future

When I first learned about vision/inspiration boards years ago, I was a major skeptic. I didn’t see how cutting images out of a magazine could a ...

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An Eclectic Home Brimming with Custom & Creative Touches in

Heather Swallow and Atom Willard are no strangers to exploratory DIY projects — whether they’re reviving vintage pieces (and giving them a ...

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Dear 23-Year-Old Grace: Let?s Write Letters To Our Younger S

Last week I mentioned that I only had a few spots left in our Design*Sponge calendar before we closed up shop. I asked what YOU wanted to hear about ? ...

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Easy-to-Make Sweet Coconut Quick Bread

So many times on Instagram I’m drawn as much by the images themselves as the enthusiastic writing of someone who genuinely seems to enjoy explai ...

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DIY Glam PVC Pipe Walls

It wouldn’t be a proper final month of Design*Sponge (I’m not crying, you’re crying!) if we didn’t leave you with one more kno ...

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5 Pieces of Unsolicited Advice I?m Glad I Ignored

Photo by HomePolish One of my earliest Design*Sponge memories involves a bit of unsolicited advice I received from a fellow design blogger. He pulled ...

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In Philadelphia, An Industrial Loft Full of Wallpaper & Whim

After 15 years of featuring incredible homes on Design*Sponge, it can feel like every cool home we see has been featured here or elsewhere. But when t ...

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Travel with Us: Our Hopes for Future Design*Sponge Travelers

When I started Design*Sponge back in 2004, I had no idea that city guides would become such a big part of what we published. DS City Guides (we have o ...

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Accessible Design in 2019 & Beyond

At our farewell celebration at Philadelphia’s Terrain last week, amidst steady laugher and clinking glasses, I met one of our readers who told m ...

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How My Mom?s Aesthetic Inspired My Love of Design

As a child, I was fascinated with my mom’s desk. It was a refractory table that was part of our living room. I was usually the first one awake a ...

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Passing the Baton: One Final Podcast Episode about Closing D

This year has been full of big professional decisions. The first was deciding it was the right time to close Design*Sponge ? and then figuring out h ...

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That One Piece: The Perfect Blue Globe

When I was in college — in the mid-90s — I discovered the art of thrifting. I was working in a vintage store at the time in Tampa, FL call ...

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Before & After: Grace?s New Entryway

Apparently I have been working out all of my “Design*Sponge is closing” anxiety in the form of home decorating projects. We’ve lived ...

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In Toronto, a Couple?s Careful Planning Pays Off

Stroll around Toronto?s expansive Riverdale community and you?ll uncover fantastic schools, a collection of eclectic neighbors and rows of charming ho ...

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6 Ways *YOU* Can Make a Difference in Design

As of today, this is our final month of posting here at Design*Sponge. After almost 15 years, it’s time to head on to a new chapter ? but not wi ...

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Grace?s Kitchen Dining Room Update

If there is one part of our home that we use the most, it’s our kitchen dining area. It’s right next to the open kitchen (where Julia is a ...

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Before & After: A Renter?s DIY-Filled Entryway in England

Blogger Medina Grillo, author of the upcoming book Home Sweet Rented Home, is no stranger to getting her hands dirty. In fact, she’s been showin ...

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A Food Editor?s Edgy Apartment Overlooking New York City

When it comes to anything related to the culinary arts, Nicole Taylor is unquestionably your go-to expert. She has worked as a freelance food writer f ...

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In East Sussex, A Family?s Old Victorian Breathes New Life

“Once you?ve experienced an old property ? despite its numerous problems like damp, failing walls ? it?s hard to imagine yourself living anywhe ...

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Before & After: An English Home?s Multicolored Makeover

Oftentimes entrepreneur Laura Wellington is kept busy by the varying commercial and residential design assignments she receives from her clients. Rec ...

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Before & After: A Kitchen In Seattle Gets A Clean & Modern O

From previous renter to current homeowner, today’s Before & After seemed like the perfect time to check in with Seattle-based blogger, Joann ...

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In Austin, A Hotel Reminiscent of A Wes Anderson Film Set

It all started with one simple light fixture. Sometimes that’s how it goes in the design process — and that’s all it takes for the v ...

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Grace at Creative Mornings: ?People Matter, Real Life Matter

Earlier this year I had the honor of speaking at Creative Mornings New York. Tina knew it was our final year at Design*Sponge and asked me to come spe ...

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Before & After: A Bedroom Turns into A Modern Traditional Ge

Last year, Alisa Bovino, who works full-time in pharmaceutical marketing and manages her blog and e-design business on the side, decided to participat ...

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Lauren?s Spare Room Makeover: The Reveal!

Author?s Note: We?re excited to bring you this post with Behr, who kindly sponsored this project! All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for sup ...

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Before & After: Enlisting Expertise to Transform An 1800s Ro

Merging old and new is never an easy task. First of all, it’s hard to know what condition spaces are really in when buying a fixer-upper. Second ...

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Roast Chicken with Sumac and Red Onions + Giveaway!

One of the fantastic things about editing this column over the years has been seeing the different ways people prepare the same ingredient. We have fe ...

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What Bird Watching Taught Me About Life + Work

Eastern Phoebe Painting by Shauna Finn Art at Etsy Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to slow down, be present, and really take in all o ...

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Where Are They Now: D*S Editor Anne Ditmeyer

I’m so excited that we’re getting an update from Anne Ditmeyer today! Anne has become such a star and we are all so envious of her beautif ...

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That One Piece: A Pair of Velvet Club Chairs that I Lost Too

When I was 12 years old, inflatable anything was a big trend, lava lamps were making a comeback, and ideally, every room needed to have a disco ball. ...

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In Brooklyn, A Couple Enhances Period Charm with A Personal

After renting an apartment in New York for several years, Matthew DeRosier and his partner Casey Gorrell analyzed their budget and realized that the c ...

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Before & After: From Eyesore to Eye-Catching in Scotland

Last year we walked you through the newly-renovated Edinburgh flat of blogger Liz Engelsen. The overhaul was extensive and did wonders for her living ...

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Design*Sponge Farewell Party August 2nd in Philadelphia (Com

I always knew I wanted the end of Design*Sponge to feel like a celebration, and thanks to our long-time friends at Terrain, it will be. To celebrate o ...

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In Atlanta, Watchman?s Brings the Coast to the City

Growing up in the South, it was never lost on me that we were surrounded by some of the best seafood in the country. With the South being a region whe ...

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Studio Tour: Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry in Seattle, WA

For the past five years, jewelry designer Valerie Madison has been busy building her business Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry (@valeriemadisonjewelry). W ...

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Where Are They Now: D*S Editor Stephanie Todaro

I can’t believe our final month of posts (ever!) at Design*Sponge is just around the corner. And as we start to code our final posts, it’s ...

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A Radical Pre-War Rental in Flatbush

Upon walking into the lobby of this 1930s apartment building in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood, one?s greeted by ornate ceiling details and a ...

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Masala-Spice Palmiers + Giveaway!

Maggie Battista’s cookbook, A New Way to Food: 100 Recipes to Encourage a Healthy Relationship with Food, Nourish Your Beautiful Body, and Cele ...

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Lauren?s Spare Room Makeover: New Color from Top to Bottom

Author?s Note: We?re excited to bring you this post with Behr, who kindly sponsored this project! All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for sup ...

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In Virginia, A Military Family Settles into A Ranch-Style Ho

Owner of MochaGirl Marketplace Tracey Hairston, her husband Reggie, and their son moved into this home in Chesapeake, VA after Reggie was given a new ...

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Susan Maddux x All We Ever Wanted

It’s been a while since I went to a new art show, but after seeing these photos from ROW DTLA, I’m reminded of how much I need to get out ...

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A Maximalist Home In South Carolina Layered With Color & Col

A few years after I moved into my house, a heard a knock at the door and saw an older man standing outside. Curious, I opened the door and he introduc ...

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Lauren?s Spare Room Makeover: Finding the Perfect Palette

Author?s Note: We?re excited to bring you this post with Behr, who kindly sponsored this project! All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for su ...

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In Marblehead, MA, A Growing Family Honors the Past & Adds T

For a 1927 home only ever owned by one family, you could say that the hands of Jen Dulac and her family would be the best to embrace it when it was ti ...

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The Most Popular Recipe of All Time: Katie Quinn Davies? Gui

Well, it’s here: the final spot on our final countdown of the most popular Design*Sponge posts of all time. I find myself typing more and more s ...

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Most Popular Life + Business Post of All Time: Simple Tips F

Working with Adam J. Kurtz (aka Adam JK) has been one of the highlights of my 15 years here at Design*Sponge. He has the uncanny ability to take terri ...

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In Praise of Carpet

Hardwood floors were at the top of my list when looking for a house. They aren?t hard to find in Des Moines, so it wasn?t a big ask. When we toured ou ...

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In Portland, an Early-1900s Victorian Fit for Four

I wasn’t surprised in the least when I found out that Darcy and Josh White’s Victorian farmhouse in Portland, OR was our #9 home tour of ...

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Most Popular Before & After of All Time: An RV to Call Home

The #1 spot on our Top 20 Before & Afters of all-time list belongs to a space that is representative of one of the biggest trends we saw over thes ...

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Where Are They Now: Amy Azzarito

As we get closer to our final month of posting, I’m excited to be sharing more updates from Design*Sponge alumni. Today we’re getting a vi ...

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The Most Popular DIY Project of All Time: Tiny Doors!

Throughout our 15 years at Design*Sponge, I’ve seen our projects (and their reception) run the gamut. From super-practical up-cycling ideas that ...

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Celebrating Global Design: France

As we finish up our trek around the world in our Celebrating Global Design series, today we’re visiting France. While the air of romance and old ...

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The Most Popular Home Tour of All Time: A Brooklyn Home for

The day is finally here. I am writing about the most popular and beloved home tour we have ever run here at Design*Sponge. And to be honest, I was ent ...

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Small Business Focus: Thuma Designed THE Bed

Reed Kamler and the team at Thuma, makers of a platform bed frame dubbed The Bed, believe that simplicity is the truest form of sophistication. Thuma ...

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Lauren?s Spare Room Makeover: Her Favorite Painted Rooms for

Author?s Note: We?re excited to bring you this post created with our partner, Behr, who kindly provided the paint for this project! Thank you for supp ...

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Top 20 Recipes of All Time: #2 Lena Corwin?s Pumpkin Cranber

I’m not going to lie ? working on these final two weeks of “Best of Design*Sponge” posts has left me in tears on more than one occas ...

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Evolving Style: Streamlining A Farmhouse + Giveaway!

In today’s edition of Evolving Style we are heading back to the Vermont home of Jessica and Dustin Glasscoe, a farmhouse we first peeked at e ...

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Top 20 Life + Business Posts of All Time: #2 Being the Face

Our #2 spot on the Top 20 Business Posts of All Time list belongs to the final in a series of three posts that Erin Benzakein of Floret Flowers wrot ...

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10 Women Talk About HOW to Learn From Failure

It’s impossible to end a chapter in your life, work or professional, without looking back at least a few times to see what you might have done d ...

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Top 20 Before & Afters of All Time: #2 The Little NoPo Farmh

The #2 spot on our Top Before & Afters list belongs to a home that we’ve all come to love here at Design*Sponge: The Little NoPo Farmhouse. ...

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A Stylist?s Chance Encounter Leads to A Seaside Sanctuary in

Julia Green spends most of her days styling, shooting and decorating homes, and writing for Australian interior publications. She has even co-hosted a ...

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Top 20 DIYs of All Time: #2 Giant Paper Flowers from Ruche

I knew it was only a matter of time before this post popped up somewhere on our Top 20 lists. Mainly because almost every.single.week I get an email o ...

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Top 20 Home Tours of All Time: #2 A Uniquely Renovated Brook

It feels fitting that the final two home tours in our Top 20 Countdown are in the borough where it all began. Back in 2003, I moved to Brooklyn, NY fr ...

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Revisiting A Memphis Home Full of Plants, Personality & DIY

I love that we are revisiting some previously featured homes here at Design*Sponge, as the blog winds down in our final months of publishing. So often ...

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Top 20 Recipes of All Time: #3 Steph?s Salted Caramel Mousse

Over the past few months of gathering our Top 20 Recipes, Kristina and I have laughed about how all of the top spots belong to either end of the spect ...

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A College Apartment Exudes A Refined & Tropical Vibe In Itha

When the Design*Sponge team first met Kevin O’Gara in 2015, he was a high school student and design blogger who had impressively made-over his D ...

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Top 20 Life + Business Posts of All Time: #3 Tips For Using

We were so lucky to have not one but three amazing Life & Business posts by Erin Benzakein of Floret Flowers as part of our history. I have so ...

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Soothing Tones Create A Lovely Home In Germany

Sometimes I look through the homes we feature here at Design*Sponge, and a color that a homeowner selected — or the light that streams into the ...

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Top 20 Before & Afters of All Time: A Fixer-Upper Gets a New

Want to meet the most popular kitchen we’ve run here at Design*Sponge" Say hello to this beautiful green kitchen that Anna and Austin Smith ...

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How to Hire An Interior Designer

It’s been fascinating to watch interior design services transform over the last decade. The basics of design haven’t changed much — ...

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Before & After: Grace and Julia?s Bedroom Makeover

Our spring cleaning makeover fever is starting to crest, and after the living room, bathroom, back door and runner makeover, we’re starting to s ...

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Top 20 DIY Projects of All Time: #3 Renske?s Minimalist Tote

In the early days of Design*Sponge, I hemmed (no pun intended) and hawed about doing DIY projects that weren’t strictly home-based. I thought pe ...

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A Farmhouse Revamp Focused on Family

Amidst the picturesque vistas of Seymour Township, Ontario sits a rustic home named for the small slopes that hug it: Drumlin Farmhouse. The property ...

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Top 20 Home Tours of All Time: #3 A 1910 Portland Foursquare

It’s no secret that my favorite part of any home tour is when we get to meet someone’s pets. We’ve celebrated our favorite cats (twi ...

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A Creamy & Decadent White Chocolate Cheesecake

Last year, in a small pocket of calm during the very high-energy London Coffee Festival, my friend KS introduced me to Benjamina Ebuehi, British baker ...

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Top 20 Recipe Posts of All Time: #4 Raw ?Pad Thai? Salad

For about a year back in 2007, I committed to a raw food diet as a way of trying to reset my system a bit after a really bad stomach bug. I had a hard ...

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Top 20 Business Posts of All Time: #4 Starting and Running a

Sometimes the best business advice gets right back to the basics ? like how to start things off on the right foot. Today’s post in the Top 20 Co ...