A few weeks ago my friends and I went to the Apartment Therapy Meetup Design Evenings at ABC Carpet. These events typically consist of an interview or discussion with a valued designer/individual within the industry. This month they featured Design*Sponge and interviewed Grace Bonney, the founder of the blog.
Grace spoke about her humble and not so happy beginnings in the music industry to her now, major role in the blogging community. She’s real, she’s honest and she’s inspiring. Recently Grace has been touring the country celebrating the release of the Design*Sponge at Home Book. She said that she’ll have visited over 30 cities by the time this tour has completed! I wasn’t planning to purchase the book at this event, but I was so excited for her and the book that I bought it, waited in line and had it signed. There are a bunch of new interiors featured in the book, as well as a ton of DIY projects that are divided into levels of difficulty. What really sold me was that there are DIY projects for upholstery which is the area that I need help in the most.