At Home with Design*Sponge

Sep 2011

Last night I had the pleasure of attending  Grace Bonney’s DesignSponge at Home book launch here, held at the chic West Elm in Brookline. She is one of the first bloggers I ever started reading and really a pioneer in the world of design blogging. Her influence is world wide, her blog, Design*Sponge, a daily must read for anyone interested in accessible, inventive interiors {with a heavy dose of up-cycling and DIY projects}, and she’s accomplished all this before the age of 30!

2ds west elm

Before the signing, Grace led us in a little craft demonstration illustrating one of the DIY techniques in her book -using freezer paper for stencils.

3ds grace smile

Then we all tried our hand at craftin’.

4ds craft dyp 

It was a really fun simple project and gave us a chance to see the author in action.  She is even more lovely and down to earth in person and from the little sneak peaks I took from the book, I can’t wait to curl up with a cup of coffee this weekend and read it cover to cover.

5ds grace me 

First- let me find the person that took this photo for me-I have a bone to pick with her!