"The long-awaited home decor 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 colour photos and illustrations and projects that are customizable, relatable, and affordable, this is the democratizing design book everyone has been waiting for.
About the Author
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.
"Design Sponge at Home is about to become your next obsession. It's a 400-page, gold foil-covered bible of hip homes, easy chic projects, and smart decorating ideas. Bonus: a handy resource guide in the back tells you where to score everything from antiques to bath tile." --Coastal Living "If you're not already a fan of designsponge.com, Grace Bonney's style-saturated website, you'll fall in love with her book." --Better Homes & Gardens "Bonney's book is a 'how-to' guide for great design. Not only is it beautiful to look at, there are tons of design ideas on every page."--Austin American-Statesman "Part beauty, part inspiration, part resource, Bonney's book . . . serves as both a wonderful coffee table tome to page through and a resource to guide you through a variety of home decor projects."--Portland Oregonian "Chic cleverness, in book form. . . . Accessible decor inspiration."--Dallas Morning News "A one-stop book for inspiration and practical guidance."--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 31st August 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 25.7 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.54
Edition Number: 1