Design*Sponge at Home by Grace BonneyDesign*Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney

Design*Sponge at Home

byGrace Bonney

Paper over Board | September 6, 2011

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The long-awaited home décor 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!

Grace Bonney is the creator of Design*Sponge, a daily website dedicated to home and product design. A native of Virginia Beach, Grace has worked as a contributing editor at publications such as House & Garden,Domino, and Craft Magazine. In 2006 Grace founded the Design*Sponge Biz Ladies series, a traveling event designed to connect wom...
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Title:Design*Sponge at HomeFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:400 pages, 10.29 × 8.31 × 1.25 inPublished:September 6, 2011Publisher:ArtisanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1579654312

ISBN - 13:9781579654313

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Kind of pointless There's nothing in this book that can't be found online, and with more in depth treatment. Each page/small spread is given to a different individual/pair of individuals who share some of their tips and stories about decorating their own home. Although the personal touch is always nice, everything feels crammed. The text makes for smaller and fewer photos, and the photos makes for less text. It's almost as if the book can't decide what it wants to be. Perhaps they were trying to offer a glimpse into a variety of designers and leave it up to you to decide whom you'd want to look into? But then I went through this with a stack of post-its, ready to mark out things I liked and I think I used 3. All the design aesthetics were so same-y. If you're going to offer a soupcon of the design world's pre-eminent designers, maybe show actual variety. You can go on the design*sponge website and get way more interesting interviews/photos than this book and it's free.
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“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