Design*Sponge at Home
About the book
Grace Bonney's daily website Design*Sponge -dubbed Martha Stewart Living for MillennialsA" by The New York Times -has 60,000 daily readers who love the site for its home tours and makeovers, DIY projects, recipes, videos, and podcasts. Bonney created the site in 2004 as an antidote to the fussy ( and expensive) shelter magazines of her mother's generation, turning it into a rallying point for crafty young homeowners everywhere. Culled fro her site, but with 50 percent all-new material, DESIGN*SPONGE DECORATING ESSENTIALS is Bonney's definative guide to creating a stylish home for young homeowners and renters. This is truly Design on a Dime-from the tours of real-life interiors, where the decor was culled from flea markets and the owners' objects as a butterfly dome. Along the way, Bonney teaches the reader the principles of decorating and collecting, empowering them to create beautiful homes of their own.
"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
Grace Bonney Biography
Grace Bonney is an author, blogger and entrepreneur. Bonney is most well known for founding the interior design blog Design*Sponge, which published for 15 years. Bonney wrote The New York Times bestseller, In The Company of Women, a book featuring more than 100 stories about women entrepreneurs who overcame adversity. Bonney also wrote the DIY interior design book Design*Sponge at Home.
Design*SpongeIn 2004, Bonney founded the interior design blog Design*Sponge, which is dedicated to intersectional and inclusive conversations about design and cultural issues. The site posted content daily and was dedicated to fostering a creative community. The popular website reached nearly 2 million readers per day for 15 years and was called "one of the internet's most popular design blogs" by Adobe. The last article on Design*Sponge was posted in August 2019 and the entire blog now officially archived in the Library of Congress.The blog started out as a side project which Bonney ran alongside full-time jobs, first at a design PR firm and later as a freelance writer for multiple interior and design-related publications including House and Garden, Domino, and Craft. As Design*Sponge gained large loyal following (and therefore interest from advertisers), it became the type of job that Bonney had hoped to find at a magazine and by 2009 was making enough revenue to work on it full-time. Becoming popular during this time period of 2004-2009, Bonney has said that Design*Sponge benefitted from being an "early era blog" and being one of the first on the scene. Bonney described the situation then, "When you went on the internet and looked for furniture or interior design, there was only going to be a few of us that popped up. We grew in a way that is nearly impossible to do today, organically."The focus of the blog evolved over time, reflecting Bonney's own personal evolution and new interests. It moved "away from products to center on people" including addressing "topics such as how gender, classism, and racism, social issues, and diversity connect to and influence design."Bonney's decision to close the blog was based on the shifting advertising industry, the role of social media and the proliferation of design sites. The changes in the design media landscape meant that advertisers were requesting cheaper ads and it was not enough to sustain the website. Instead of trying to shift the content strategy or "chase clicks", Bonney decided to end the blog after its 15th year.
Good CompanyIn 2018, Bonney began publishing the print magazine Good Company: Where Creativity Meets Business. The magazine was inspired by Bonney's book, In the Company of Women. The magazine was created to provide "motivation, inspiration, practical advice, and a vital sense of connection and community for women and non-binary creatives at every stage of life." Intended to be bi-annual, the magazine ran for three issues.
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|Imprint:||Artisan Division of Workman Publishing|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Illustrations:||more than 700 color photographs|
|Publication date:||Sept. 6, 2011|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||New York, United States|