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Before & After: A 1950s House Gets A Faithful but Modern Update


The midcentury suburban home, at least until recently, has not been given the reverence it mightily deserves.

Mad Style: Our Favorite Designs of the Late 60s and Early 70s


Top image mage via AMC. | 1. Vintage Panasonic Toot-A-Loop Transistor Radio | 2. Bird Bath Toy (via Victoria & Albert Museum) | 3.

Style Icon: Nina Simone


Known as the “high priestess of soul,” Nina Simone is an artist who is often copied but absolutely impossible to duplicate.

Past & Present: When Black Became Hip + Black Must Haves


I think I have six cans of black paint under my sink. I’ve painted the back of my doors black, I’ve painted the weird kitchen counter in my apartment black, I’ve painted tables black and walls black.

Flower Glossary: Carnation (Part 2)


My previous Flower Glossary post on carnations was primarily about me getting over my own dislike of this commonly found, often overlooked flower.

12 Flower-Themed DIY Projects for Spring


It must be the warm weather and sunshine, because I ended up creating a flower theme with today’s posts that I didn’t see coming.

Manka’s Inverness Lodge in California


I think the perfect vacation would be a drive along Highway 1 in California. I grew up in Southern California, but usually we were headed somewhere fast, so a leisurely drive up the coast is something I’ve never done.

West Elm $500 Giveaway


This month’s DS BIG 10 Giveaway is coming courtesy of a brand that has been a big part of Design*Sponge’s history: west elm.

Rebecca Louise Law


The other day I got a call from a newspaper inviting me to talk about the growing trend toward paper flowers.

Tiny PMS Match: A Color Love Story


There is no shortage of inspiration on Instagram for me right now. Every day I find something or someone new who I want to interview, work with or just follow online for daily inspiration.

Learning to Unplug: Confessions of a Tech Junkie


Alright, you guys. Confession time. I’m a technology addict. Like so many of my twenty-first century peers, my life has become hopelessly, utterly consumed by devices and their requisite apps and programs.

Biz Ladies: Making A Career Transition


After four and a half years of curating Biz Ladies content from extremely inspiring and talented contributors, I thought it might be time for me to step behind the keyboard and share some of the biz knowledge I’ve gained through my personal experiences navigating the career realm (and years learning from the pros!

Biz Ladies Profile: Shanan Campanaro of Eskayel


Today’s Biz Ladies Profile comes to us from Shanan Campanaro, founder of Brooklyn-based design studio Eskayel.

City Guide: Bozeman, MT


Today’s Bozeman, MT City Guide comes to us from Everything Golden shop owner, Mariah Palmer.  A mountain woman to the core, she grew up in Idaho, spent some time in Colorado and is now settled and so much in love with Bozeman, MT.

Flower Glossary: Scilla Peruviana


There are flowers like peonies and roses that seem so soft and recognizable and then there are flowering plants like this, the wildly unique Scilla peruviana, that make you stop, stare and wonder what they are.

Two Artists’ Santa Barbara Carriage House


Hannah Vainstein and Nathan Hayden are both artists with their own separate practices who occasionally collaborate. Hannah runs an artist salon and boutique called The Lower Lodge, which is an outlet of seasonal making with the emphasis in an integrated sustainable lifestyle. Nathan makes drawings, sculptures and installations, and currently teaches drawing and design at the University of California Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College.

Carroll Gardens Apartment Remix


In addition to getting a peek inside the homes of so many creatives, we also love being able to showcase how spaces change over time.

Jewelry Designers at Home


Some of my favorite Sneak Peeks are the homes of jewelry designers. Whether it be a vintage sign, brass hardware or a piece of fine art, each designer’s unique eye for detail, color and texture is revealed through the pieces they display around their home.

35 Ways to Decorate with Mirrors


The last few years of my life have been about a slow and gradual process of winnowing down the things I have in my home to only the most special, necessary and functional.

30 Reasons to Love Blue, Green and Purple


This weekend brought the first two truly warm and sunny days to Brooklyn. Across the borough people were breaking out flip flops and tank tops and all of the dogs seemed to have a bit more spring to their step.


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