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Grace Bonney

Blog Entries by Grace Bonney

Design Sponge At Home: Butterfly Dome

(11) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 5:14 PM

Inspired by vintage French butterfly displays, Design*Sponge editor Amy Azzarito worked with her friend, nature documentary filmmaker Jessica Oreck, of Myriapod Productions, to create this stunning glass butterfly dome. The colors and patterns in the butterfly wings bring a beautiful jolt of color to any room, and can...

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Design Sponge At Home: DIY Window Films

(1) Comments | Posted September 21, 2011 | 5:45 PM

If you're like me, you want to have privacy in your home, but without sacrificing bright, natural light. Design*Sponge editor Kate Pruitt solved this problem by using inexpensive window film to create decorative decals for her French doors. Because the window film peels off easily, you can swap...

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The DIY Life: Then, Now and What's Next

(1) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 12:53 AM

When I first started talking about the resurgence of Do-It-Yourself culture, I remember my parents making jokes about how "thoroughly '70s" it was of me. As much as I wanted my generation's love of handmade projects and ideas to be original, they had a point. DIY culture has been around...

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Design Sponge At Home: Dresser Makeover

(11) Comments | Posted September 17, 2011 | 2:59 PM


Well-known for their rustic furniture makeovers, Brooklyn-based designers Nadia Yaron and Myriah Scruggs, of Nightwood, decided to transform this vintage sideboard into a chic, modern piece. Using salvaged pieces of oak, chestnut, pine, and walnut (all purchased for under $10), Nadia and Myriah designed...

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