Design*Sponge at Home

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Artisan Books, 2011 - Architecture - 390 pages
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The long-awaited home d cor bible by the beloved design blogger

"Thank you," wrote a reader to Design*Sponge creator Grace Bonney, "for teaching╩me that houses don't have to be frumpy and formal. They don't have to be╩matchy-matchy or rigidly modern." They can just be comfy and unique and reflect╩who you are, no matter how small your budget or space.

That reader is one of the 75,000 unique daily visitors to Design*Sponge, who╩make it the most popular design site on the web. The site receives 250,000 pageviews╩every day and has 150,000 RSS subscribers and 280,000 followers on Twitter.╩Design*Sponge fans have been yearning for the ultimate design manual from their╩guru, Grace, and she has finally delivered with this definitive guide, which includes:

* Home tours of 70 real-life interiors featuring artists and designers

* Fifty DIY projects, with detailed instructions for personalizing your space

* Step-by-step tutorials on everything from stripping and painting furniture to╩hanging wallpaper and doing your own upholstery

* Fifty Before & After makeovers submitted by readers of Design*Sponge--real people with limited time and realistic budgets

* Essential tips on modern flower arranging, with 20 arrangements

With over 700 color photos and illustrations and projects that are customizable,╩relatable, and affordable, this is the democratizing design book everyone has been╩waiting for--and all for only $35.00!


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User Review  - wjmcomposer - LibraryThing

The value of such books is in their photos, and there's enough here for your eye to wander through to keep you happy. A large number of excellent homes from diverse and quirky people illustrate a ... Read full review

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User Review  - sharrow - LibraryThing

Gorgeous book, loads of ideas and I love the sneak peeks. Read full review


Sneak Peeks
DIY Projects
DIY Basics
Flower Workshop
Before After
Resource Guide
Home Project Contributors

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About the author (2011)

Grace Bonney is the creator of Design*Sponge, a daily Web site dedicated to home and product design. A native of Virginia Beach, Grace has worked as a contributing editor at publications like House Garden, Domino, and Craft Magazine. In 2006 Grace founded the Design*Sponge Biz Ladies series, a traveling event designed to connect women running their own design-based businesses with free legal, financial, and marketing advice. She lives in an apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband, Aaron Coles, and their two cats, Turk and Ms. Jackson.

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