April 20, 2019

Interiors

You could say that Miriam Rieder has always been a go-getter. A self-taught baker, Miriam opened her first shop when she was 20 and now owns two bakeries in Connecticut’s Avon and South Windsor. But with a high cost of living in Connecticut and the operating costs typical of...
One of the most powerful lessons I’ve learned in the past decade is the power that media — at all levels and in all formats — has to affect change. In the early days of Design*Sponge I paid more attention to the style of what we posted, rather than...
Working within an air-tight timeline can do a number on you. It starts with overthinking the details. Then maybe you purposefully procrastinate in order to just let yourself breathe for a bit. That helped for a second, but now you’re behind. And you’ve spent just as much time thinking about...
I love small spaces and always have. When I was a child, whenever we moved, I always wanted the smallest room — and this has followed me into adulthood. When I bought my home, I didn’t pick one of the two bedrooms as my room, but rather the small...
When Anna and Ben Avant decided to sell their East Memphis, TN home and move to the Midtown area of Memphis, finding the right place came with some challenges. They sold their house faster than finding a new one, so they had to move into a rental while Anna...
When Alexis and Walt Sassard moved from Brooklyn, NY — where Alexis was attending school for interior design and Walt was working as a fashion photographer — to The Woodlands, TX, the extra space was overwhelming to the couple. “We went from a 500-square-foot apartment in Brooklyn to an...
Fifteen years ago, Laura Dickson’s mother Nancy adopted Humberto, a little boy with very specific needs. Nancy’s career in special education had given her a world of insight into how to care for those who are differently abled. While she was fully ready, she knew she wouldn’t be able...
For Tanya Meda, living in New York City played such an integral part in shaping who she became. Living there meant taking some of her first leaps of faith, forging her own path in the big city, working in fashion and immersing herself in all New York had to...
When Mollie Green, owner of stationery line La Familia Green, and Pete Zimmerman, radio producer for the show The Download on WGN Radio, decided to buy their first home together, they didn’t go into it lightly. After looking for houses for a year, Mollie looked up every “for sale”...
One of the things I love most about our interiors coverage here at Design*Sponge is how each tour teaches me something new about the process of buying, selling and decorating a home. Take today’s peek, for instance. The story behind Catherine Coe’s hunt for a home in Ontario, Canada illuminated...

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