What have you been up to this weekend? Lucky me, I've had some lovely light weekend reading to do...
I've wanted Grace Bonney's Design*Sponge at Home
since it came out last fall. I should have gone to one of the signings, like at West Elm here in Portland... oops. I met Grace once at an event at a cute boutique here, and have been reading her blog for ages! And, in one of my proudest moments, I even had a DIY project featured on Design*Sponge!)
So I was so excited when the book came out. I asked for it for Christmas, but didn't get it, so I treated myself the other week. I ordered it online
and... it came...
I was shocked at how heavy it was! It's like a real textbook or something! But, the coolest textbook ever!
This weekend I finally got around to poring through it, and did a lot of sitting around and drinking tea while reading. I put little flags on my favorite pages. Wanna see my fave sections and projects??
The book is divided into five sections: Sneak Peeks (my fave! Like they have online, hometours of some very cool, stylish, creative homes):
There's also DIY projects...
And DIY basics, which all of you readers know, I'm sure!
And a section on flower-arranging, about which I know virtually nothing... gotta learn someday, though!
And my other fave section, Before + After! I love the Before + Afters on Design*Sponge, and here are some of the best ones in the book!
It got me even more antsy for finding a house! We're still house hunting and have an offer out on a short sale, but aren't holding our breath. But I'm so anxious to move into a place we can call our own! I wanna paaaaaiiiint.... aaaaaaaah!!!!
I'm so used to browsing decor ideas online, and pinning things, that it was nice to flip through a real book. I started collecting design ideas in a binder, years ago, but now things are digital. But hey--what about you? Where do you go for design inspiration? Have you read the Design*Sponge book
yet, or any other great decor books?