Design*Sponge at Home, 5 Questions with Grace Bonney + GIVEAWAY!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 12th September 2011

Blog turned Book – Design*Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney is finally here!

Design*Sponge at Home

Like every self-respecting design blog across the globe, the time has come for TDF to give Design*Sponge at Home a little love, and a well deserved plug!

I am not sure the words ‘highly anticipated’ really do this one justice – Grace and the team at Design*Sponge have created a book of absolutely encyclopaedic proportions!  Design*Sponge at Home covers favourite categories from the blog – including Sneak Peeks, DIY, Before and After and Flower Workshop.  It’s exhaustive, it’s full of stunning homes and achievable DIY ideas… and it’s 390 pages long!  Grace has waited a long time to make this book exactly the way she wanted… and it shows.  It’s an absolute treasure-trove of Design*Sponge goodness.

As editor and creator of Design*Sponge, Grace Bonney has been such an incredible influence and support for emerging designers, artists, crafters and creatives across the globe, and really has paved the way for so many independent design blogs (including this one!).   On a personal level, it’s no secret that I hold Grace in the highest regard – I had the great fortune to meet her in person a couple of years ago and I’m not sure I’ve fully recovered from that *starstruck* moment!  Grace has been so supportive of this little Australian design blog… I’ll be eternally grateful for her kindness and wisdom, and for inspiring a generation of design bloggers to follow her lead!

If you haven’t checked out Design*Sponge at Home yet please do – it’s in Australian bookshops now!

BUT before you dash out to your nearest bookshop, if you’re feeling lucky… today you could win one of 5 copies of Design*Sponge at Home – generously offered up by Hardie Grant, who are distributing Design*Sponge at Home in Australia.

To be in the running, simply leave a comment on this post before 10.00pm AEST today. Five winners will be drawn at random and contacted by email tomorrow! This one is open to Australian residents only :)

*UPDATE – THANKS SO MUCH for all your lovely comments guy!  5 winners have now been drawn, the lucky winners were Bianca D (comment #438), Anne (comment #415), Lisa Dieder (comment #310), Sarah Davis (comment #355) and Justine Kajtar (comment #32).  Massive thanks to you all, and stay tuned for when Grace brings her book tour down under next year!

MASSIVE thanks to Grace, who, in the midst of the book tour to end all book tours (!!), found a few moments to answer some of my questions about the making of Design*Sponge at Home!  Read on for a few words from the lovely lady herself (and scroll down for the cutest little book promo video!)

Design*Sponge at Home

How did the opportunity arise for you to publish your first book?

I’d been approached by a few book agents and publishers starting around 2006, but nothing quite felt right. People either didn’t understand what I did, or wanted me to take over the reigns for an existing book series. The other offer I heard a lot was to do an incredibly niche, small-scale book like, “mid-century homes in Brooklyn” or “studios in San francisco”, that sort of thing. As kind as it was to get those offers, they didn’t fit the scale of what I like to do at D*S. I’m really glad I waited until the project felt like the perfect fit – we got to put everything (and then some) into this book, which I love.

What was your overall creative concept for Design*Sponge at Home – ie, did you want it to be a practical ‘how-to’ or a beautiful reference book or simply the perfect keepsake for D*S readers?

I wanted this book to be both – which I feel a lot of design books don’t do. And I see why – it’s hard from a publisher’s and a book seller’s perspective to know how to categorise something when it crosses several different topic areas and two book types. People tend to want to have a book that’s practical and spiral bound and not pretty or something all-inspirational and pretty and coffee-table like. I didn’t see any reason we couldn’t make a book that was both – a real workhorse and something beautiful and inspirational to look at. My ultimate goal was to do what we do with the site – provide people with inspiration AND the tools to make it a reality in your own home.

The book is positively encyclopaedic!  How many months / years was Design*Sponge at Home in the making?

In reality it was a 2-3 month process. We rushed to try to produce the book for Fall 2010 but it was just too hard to edit and cross-index everything the way we wanted in so little time. So after the bulk of the content was produced we spent another year editing, changing and adding sections (like the flower section, which I’d pitched initially but had been shot down by my first editor). I’m so glad we were able to get that section in there and spend more time really honing the look of things.

You’ve said on D*S that the book was very much a group effort – which of your team contributed in what areas, and would you like to mention any specific thankyous again here!?

Absolutely – Design*Sponge is a team effort and this book wouldn’t have happened without the help of Amy Azzarito, Kate Pruitt, Amy Merrick and Stephanie Todaro (among many others). Their constant feedback, help with crazy deadlines and willingness to work through all sorts of conditions and timing was invaluable. And of course Julia Rothman and the design team at ALSO did so much amazing work (and tons of it) to get the look of the book where we wanted it.

Are you still coming to Australia to promote the book!?  Give us your tour dates!

Absolutely! To be honest it’s the part of the book tour we’re ALL most excited about. So few design book authors take the time to travel there and I think that’s crazy.  I’m paying for that wing of the tour myself and I see it as the most worthy use of our expenses. We have an amazing Australian readership and I’ve been dying to see them, the stores and the artists in person since day one. They have been some of our most supportive, exciting and passionate readers ever.

We don’t have exact dates yet (we’re arranging the details now), but it will most likely be February 2012. We’re booked in the States through December 2011, so after the holidays we’re going to regroup and tackle that long flight head on.

Cute Design*Sponge at Home promo video!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 12th September 2011


  • lamina @ do a bit 5 years ago

    Great little giveaway!! It looks like such a fantastic book full of inspiration :)


  • Kate 5 years ago

    Me! Pleeeeeeeaaaaase pick me!

  • Sally 5 years ago

    A wonderful blog and I’d love to get my hands on the book

  • Mel 5 years ago

    I would love to have this book. I’ve been following the design sponge blog forever.

  • alisha 5 years ago

    I absolutely adore design sponge! Alisha

  • Mads 5 years ago

    Complete fan of Design Sponge….Grace is amazing!
    Count me in please! Xx

  • Nicola 5 years ago

    Another design book to add to the library! my partner would be stoked if it is one i don’t have to buy! i follow the design sponge almost as religiously as TDF ! almost…

  • Donna Allen 5 years ago

    I love Design*Sponge – the writing, the imagery, the DIY – and what a fab little video! Would love to be the proud owner of Grace’s new book!

  • Cathg1g2 5 years ago

    Fantastic, looks gorgeous and inspiring.

  • Karen 5 years ago

    This would b a great inspiration for my Reno!

  • Sally 5 years ago

    A follower of Design Sponge blog and this book would be a pleasure to own.

  • Vanessa 5 years ago

    Beautiful book – love!

  • could it be true – 2 of my absolute fave bloggers on TDF ?? i’m feeling the luck already – maybe i could stretch it to win ?? fingers and toes crossed. mel x

  • Carmen 5 years ago

    Can’t wait to read the book.

  • Oooh pick me! I would love to have this book.

  • Jessamy 5 years ago

    Too much beauty is never enough.

  • Chris 5 years ago

    Design Files and Design Sponge are truly my two favourite blogs ever!

  • Andrea 5 years ago

    If I’m not the winner, which I hope I am, I’m going to purchase this beautiful book! X

  • Amanda Balderstone 5 years ago

    My new house (and I) need this book!

  • Pippa 5 years ago

    It’s the book for me, can’t wait for the book tour! :)

  • Anna 5 years ago

    the design files and design sponge introduced me to the world of design & diy blogs. love them!

  • Ella 5 years ago

    My bookshelf is heaving but I could always do with one more!

  • Fiona 5 years ago

    i need this book!

  • Janet 5 years ago

    I would love this book also!

  • Simone 5 years ago

    Love Design Sponge so much, i use a lot of their make over ideas with my mates in my shead. Would just love a copy of the book can’t afford to buy one.

  • PLB 5 years ago

    Hey guys, Design*Sponge at Home is proof, if we needed it, that Aussie designers and bloggers RULE!

  • Skye 5 years ago

    more pretty things to fall in love with.

  • Sama 5 years ago

    Love the look of this book!

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Congrats Grace, looks amazing. X

  • liz 5 years ago

    Beautiful addition to my coffee table!

  • C'est Claire 5 years ago

    I’ve been waiting for this to come out!

  • Justine 5 years ago

    LOVE Design*Sponge…& would love to receive this book to make my new apartment more homely.

  • Sian 5 years ago

    can’t wait to see the flower section, really need help with arranging flowers at home :) thanks for the giveaway!

  • amanda 5 years ago

    would love this book! great giveaway lucy

  • Monique Willis 5 years ago

    Oh WOW!
    The next best book after ‘My Heart Wonders’ i think.
    Can’t wait to see it!

  • Judith martinez 5 years ago

    Me please

  • sylvia 5 years ago

    I love design sponge blog…this book would become my inspirational bible!

  • Leah Riches 5 years ago

    Perfect, at last something to keep on the bookshelf from Design Sponge.

  • Felicetta 5 years ago

    The book looks amazing! Would love to win one and get lots of DIY ideas. Great blog.

  • Nadine 5 years ago

    Just gorgeous – superb stuff!

  • Marti 5 years ago

    So gorgeous….love to read this every morning with my cup of tea!

  • Georgina 5 years ago

    Love your blog, the Design*Sponge blog, and can’t wait to see the book! x

  • Stacey Hills 5 years ago

    I would love love love this book

  • AmandaT 5 years ago

    Squeeeeaaal! I’d love to win a copy of this gorgeous book! Thanks for brining us comps for Aussies.

  • Jenna 5 years ago

    I’ve loved Design*Sponge since the very beginning, so a giant congratulations to Grace for making her book a reality!

  • redshoes 5 years ago

    im looking for inspiration for my new house, this book looks perfect.

  • Lu 5 years ago

    Great Book! Love Design *Sponge.

  • Amber 5 years ago

    I am a huge fans of both TDF and Design*Sponge!!

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    THIS BOOK LOOKS AMAZEBALLS! Grace Bonny is the Stephanie Alexander of the design/interiors world! Congrats for hanging out and making a beautiful, mammoth-sized book to do the (seemingly amazing) content justice.

  • Amy 5 years ago

    Looks like plenty of inspiration. Would love one (please).

  • Mary Anne pangilinan 5 years ago

    So much inspiration!! I am sure I would devour this book from cover to cover!!!

  • Asha townsend 5 years ago

    Me me me me …..pretty please!

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    Yes please

  • Elisha 5 years ago

    Yes please! I would love a copy! I love Design Sponge and have been excited about this book!

  • sal 5 years ago

    win it or buy it? Hmmmm. Looks great :)

  • Ali 5 years ago

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE it – I NEED to have this book. please x

  • Jackie 5 years ago

    Will definitely buy this book but winning it would be so much better!

  • Kirsty 5 years ago

    this book now on my Christmas list – maybe it could come early please!

  • sandra 5 years ago

    yes,yes,yes PLEASE

  • Naomi 5 years ago

    finally! always exciting to see screen based content move to print!

  • Jenniffer 5 years ago

    Love it. Need it. Want it. :)

  • Luke 5 years ago

    Very cool book, can not wait to drool over its pages.

  • David 5 years ago

    Looks good !

  • Rebecca ng 5 years ago

    I’m a huge fan of this blog after discovering it recently. I would love this book!

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    Beautiful and inspiring!

  • Vicki B 5 years ago

    I need this book as inspiration for upcoming removations

  • laura 5 years ago

    Eeeee, yes please ! Pick me Pick me! x

  • Laura 5 years ago

    Great book, congratulations to Grace Bonney…..looking forward to a TDF book one day!

  • cindy-lee 5 years ago

    got to be in it to win it- congratulations on the success x

  • Von 5 years ago

    wow what a beautifully designed book! love to see more…

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Would LOVE to own a copy of this!

  • CLare 5 years ago

    fingers crossed! Love design sponge!

  • Emma 5 years ago

    I LOVE Design*Sponge and it is my first port of call when I switch on my computer each day! I would love a copy of the book!!!

  • Gill Wong 5 years ago

    Oh this book is gorgeous. Would LOVE to have it, especially as we’re about to move into our first home. I’m in need of some inspiration and guidance.

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    Design Sponge me up please Lucy!

  • Martine 5 years ago

    Book Looks great for some new inspiration!

  • lucy 5 years ago

    Design Sponge is a great blog, I am sure the book will be fantastic

  • Megan 5 years ago

    I want it I want it I want it…..

  • Jasmine 5 years ago

    love the design sponge, their DIY are always amazing!

  • Tahnee 5 years ago

    Ah – I love!

  • Amanda W 5 years ago

    I would love to get my hands on this book. I have my fingers, toes and everything else crossed.

  • Gab 5 years ago

    Love blog, love that video and can’t wait to get my hands on the book!

  • Laura 5 years ago

    OMG! i love the design*sponge! and i loved the blog about the (massive) process to produce the book cover design! X

  • Rie 5 years ago

    I follow the DS website & was so happy to see that they have put a book out – I’ve put the book on my Santa’s wish list!!

  • Nina 5 years ago

    I’m always finding super ideas at D*S – this book must be awesome!

  • Bec 5 years ago

    What a gorgeous book! Love Design*Sponge and hope to see grace on her Australian trip.

  • Stephanie 5 years ago

    Highly anticipated is right! Must have <3

  • Marina 5 years ago


  • Ray 5 years ago

    Would absolutely love the Design*Sponge at Home! Great post & giveaway… Thx

  • sharnee Thorpe 5 years ago

    i love design sponge and i love design books

  • Melita Amore 5 years ago

    OMG what another fantastic giveaway. I love both DS and TDF. Thanks guys you rock! xx

  • kristy 5 years ago

    I have loved design*sponge blog for sooo long, cant wait to have this book

  • Jill 5 years ago

    Totally gorgeous. Pick me, pick me!

  • teresa 5 years ago

    the book looks amazing – would love to have a copy!!

  • jade miles 5 years ago

    Not creating much right now as busy doing midnight breasfeeds of baby #3 and entertaining wild 4 year old twins during the day but would LOVE love love some inspiration….will put it on the xmas list for sure

  • celina gaweda 5 years ago

    I visit design sponge everyday! I get SO much inspiration from it – and I would be so chuffed to win the book!!!!!

  • Kirstin 5 years ago

    Pick me! Please!!!!

  • Bianca 5 years ago

    What a great book!

  • Reannen Pettman 5 years ago

    Looks like an excellent book. I do love a beautiful book, especially when its filled with inspiring ideas. Also another inspiring blog to add to my list. Thanks to you :) x

  • Dee 5 years ago

    Simply gorgeous. I’d absolutely love a copy :)

  • Jenny 5 years ago

    This book will give inspiration to so many people. I love what Grace is doing .

  • Theresa 5 years ago

    cute to boot!

  • Bronwyn 5 years ago

    Design*Sponge is awesome. I love their diy projects!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on the book.

  • Chelsea Mattner 5 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE… What a perfect way to start a Monday morning!

  • Han 5 years ago

    Would love to add a little book of beauty into my loungeroom… :)

  • rebecca 5 years ago

    Fabulous! Love Design Sponge sooo much!! :)

  • Christy 5 years ago

    Fingers crossed this time it’s me … my house needs this book!

  • erin 5 years ago

    Being able to add one of these beauties to my collection would start my week off wonderfully! Yes please!

  • Rosie 5 years ago

    Argh so looking forward to losing a few (many?) good hours over this book! x

  • JacQueline 5 years ago

    Yes I need graces help

  • Maria Hannaford 5 years ago

    OOOOOHHHH Excitement!!!

  • Ryz 5 years ago

    Awesome blog, and what looks to be an awesome book

  • Jess 5 years ago

    I would love a copy of this to add to the pile of books written by my favorite bloggers :)

  • Kylie 5 years ago

    This would be a perfect fit on my bedside table, on my book shelf, coffee table and in my handbag – basically anywhere

  • Kat 5 years ago

    Ah I want this book so badly! I hope I win :)

  • Janine Fitzpatrick 5 years ago

    A great resource to try and help me make my home more attractive. Love it!

  • libby 5 years ago

    I’m a little concerned that your time says the comment before me was at 10:16am but it’s only 9:19am in Torquay Victoria – I think because of your timezone (where ARE you?) I might be out of the running to win a copy of the gorgeous Design*Sponge book even through I am on AEST. Lets hope not – happy Monday and I hope I am still in the running. xox Lib

  • Alex Chidgey 5 years ago

    I would love to win a copy of this book!

  • Jacinta - Pomegranate 5 years ago

    OOOOO I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this!

  • Mel 5 years ago

    If only I had a teeny bit of home design talent or skil. *Sigh* Next best thing would be a copy of Design*Sponge at Home….

  • Jen Arnold 5 years ago

    How delightful!

    This just made my Monday morning :D

  • oscarlucinda 5 years ago

    Will have my fingers crossed. Long time D*S fan. x

  • Jules 5 years ago

    How inspiring! Thanks Lucy and Grace for sharing. Jules

  • Rebecca Dean 5 years ago

    What a lovely book !! very inspiring .

  • Kate P 5 years ago

    Can’t wait to read this beautiful book – and meet when Grace and the team visit Australia!

  • Becky 5 years ago

    great to see my two favourite design bloggers on the same page!

  • Penelope 5 years ago

    If I don’t win it today, its on my list to head to Readings tomorrow after work to buy it… gorgeous!!

  • Mel 5 years ago

    Design*Sponge and Design Files together…. it is a good morning!
    Love the book – looks amazing!

  • Lisa 5 years ago

    Fantastic! Thank you for introducing me to another truly magnificent blog!

  • Hung Up On Retro 5 years ago

    Great interview and the promo video is super. The book looks amazing. x

  • Karo 5 years ago

    Soooexciting! Can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

  • Rojo 5 years ago

    After spending years glued to the computer checking out fine homes on design*sponge, it would be BRILLIANT to have a physical book to enjoy away from the computer! Lovely work DS!

  • Rosa 5 years ago

    Book looks gorgeous – I can see it becoming my “instyle” bible!

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    Ohhhh I love love design sponge… so excited to check out this beautiful book! ;-)

  • Natalie Townsend 5 years ago

    So cant wait to see this book!!!! Would love to win one!!

  • Jenny 5 years ago

    Lost for adjectives at the mere thought of this book.

  • Caroline 5 years ago

    65 home tours! Delicious. There go my Saturdays! xx

  • Natasha morgan 5 years ago

    *****+++++++ W H A T A N A M A Z I N G R E S O U R C E ! ! ! +++++++*****

    I would ABSOLUTEY L. O. V. E a copy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I M A G I N E T H E I N S P I R A T I O N I would get from it if it’s anywhere as G O O D as the blog

    L o v e. L o v e. L o v e. L o v e. L o v e. L o v e. L o v e. L o v e. L o v e. L o v e. L o v e. L o v e

  • Jeremy Smart 5 years ago

    Saw the book the other day, nearly bought it. Beautiful!

  • Kylie 5 years ago

    I would so like to get my hands on a copy of this book. A freebie would be sweet.

  • Julie 5 years ago

    I’d love to soak up a copy of Design Sponge!

  • Bianca 5 years ago

    You always have the best give-aways! Thanks Lucy, thanks Hardie Grant! I have my fingers crossed.

  • Kate Shirley 5 years ago

    Stunning! My house and I could definitely do with some inspiration from design* sponge!

  • Bev 5 years ago

    Fantastic book, your giveaways are great

  • Jenny 5 years ago

    Design Sponge is my favourite Blog….apart from Design Files of course!!!! I would love this book.

  • Natasha 5 years ago

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    Yes I R E A L Y. Would love a copy of this book

  • ambah 5 years ago

    WOW! pick me please :)

  • Sandra 5 years ago

    great giveaway! the book looks stunning. x

  • Sally 5 years ago

    Pick Me! Pick Me! TDF & Design*Sponge are both on my daily RSS feed :) I’ve just bought the digital copy of this book but am already thinking I need the full-sized page-turny version… fingers & toes crossed!

  • Cheryl 5 years ago

    What a beautiful looking book. Would love to win one.

  • katieb 5 years ago

    always inspiring! thanks a heap =)

  • Dan Eagles 5 years ago

    Great Blog…..will be an amazing book!!

  • Melissa 5 years ago

    Looks like beautiful & practical book- thankyou Grace Bonney.

  • Lisette 5 years ago

    woot woot giveaway! pick meeeee

  • jo 5 years ago

    The prize pool just keeps getting better – goodness knows, I need the inspiration in these pages! Fingers crossed. x

  • lucy 5 years ago

    a little inspiration goes a long way but OMG the Design Sponge book will keep me going forever!!!

  • cathy 5 years ago

    I read design sponge every day!

  • Jessie Reid 5 years ago

    Yes, please! Love Design Sponge!

  • Mel 5 years ago

    Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

  • Cristy Clark 5 years ago

    Crossing my fingers (and toes).

  • cassie potts 5 years ago

    I love this book! DIY design books usually present such generic ideas (that look way to ‘craft’), but this book offers some style-credible projects!

  • Sara 5 years ago

    Pick me! pick me! Could do with a dose of design sponge inspiration as we finalise the dreaded renovation plans for our home… especially as our budget means there’ll be a lot of DIY-ing involved. Fingers and toes crossed.

  • leanne 5 years ago

    It looks fabulous!!

  • Natalie turnbull 5 years ago

    I would LOVE to be the winner of this awesome book!

  • meggsy 5 years ago

    This would be my bible!

  • Clare 5 years ago

    Fantastic, I have been waiting forever for the Design Sponge book to come out and it’s finally here!

  • Anne Willsford 5 years ago

    Design*Sponge is so inspiring for design ideas. I’d love to have a copy of the book, and hopefully meet Grace in Australia next year!

  • Claire 5 years ago

    What a beautiful looking book! I can’t wait to buy it, but winning it would really make my day/week/month/year! Thanks for another great article.

  • Vera b 5 years ago

    I am a huge fan of design*sponge and I have no doubts this book will live up to all my expectations and more! x

  • Jo 5 years ago

    oh yes please!!!

  • Veej 5 years ago

    would love love LOVE a copy of this gorgeous book – soooooo many ideas and inspiration

  • Kerri Turner 5 years ago

    Would love, love, love a copy of this! Need all the design help I can get. Seriously.

  • jane 5 years ago

    looks great, i am sure i would find some inspiration here!

  • Madeleine 5 years ago

    Yes please, Just what i have been wanting but just gets put on the “i’ll get that next time” list.

  • Susan 5 years ago

    Just love this website, and am happy to hear it will be available in Australia.

  • Dyani 5 years ago

    I love that the vision for this project was about combining both beauty and function – the heart and soul of all great design!

  • Maddy 5 years ago

    390 pages of amazigness!

  • Lisa 5 years ago

    two of my favourite blogs together…

  • Caity 5 years ago

    Design Sponge is SO inspiring – the transformation projects never fail to blow me away. A constant source of aesthetic delights.

    Can’t wait to get my hands on the book – great work Grace!

  • Melinda 5 years ago

    I’ve been eyeing off this cute new book – would LOVE a copy!

  • lucy 5 years ago

    ooooh. glossy.

  • Rachel 5 years ago

    Can I please have a copy of this book? It’s my birthday on the 14th of September.

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    I LOVE Grace Bonney! This book is on the top of my ‘must have’ list. Would be so helpful for the renovation I am about to complete x

  • Harriet Goodall 5 years ago

    The promo video is so sweet! I’d really love to win a copy (and be as cute and smiley as Grace – is that in the book?)

  • Anna 5 years ago

    I love that shelving unit in the second photo, and I know someone who’s looking for a desk just like that! Looks like I’m going to have to get my hands on a copy of this book, it looks like a really valuable resource.

  • Pete 5 years ago

    Grace is also the perfect bloke’s girl. She answers questions about the UFC on formspring.

  • Jaclyn 5 years ago

    I WANT!

  • Sascha 5 years ago

    Go Grace…this book is #1 on my Christmas list!!!!!!!

  • Jelena 5 years ago

    I’ve been waiting for this book to come out, it looks so inspirational, useful, fun and beautiful! Well done to the Design Sponge team, I’m sure there’ll be a lot of people falling in love with it – including me!!

  • Robi 5 years ago

    I learnt to make “sliders” from a Design Sponge link – great giveway!!

  • Mandy 5 years ago

    Very much looking forward to pouring over the pages of this beautiful book! xx

  • Victoria 5 years ago

    Finally Design Sponge have created a book. Now I’ll patiently wait for the Design Files one.

  • Maja 5 years ago

    Grace is such an amazing lady, I had the good fortune of meeting her in a shop in Brooklyn by chance just as we I was showing the store owner my products. Grace recognised the products form a posting she had done on us a few months before and the store was the first store in the US to stock us.

  • Miss Amy 5 years ago

    This book is top of my wishlist! Looks so fantastic.

  • Naomi 5 years ago

    I triple lurve this book!!

  • lisa 5 years ago

    I haven’t managed to get my hands on a copy yet and I’m a huge fan of Grace and her team. I would LOVE to win a copy!

  • Julia 5 years ago

    Boy oh boy I need this one! Am about to move into a teensy little suberban unit, and desperately need some ideas to jazz it up! Fingers crossed.

  • Nick 5 years ago

    Fingers crossed!

  • Nick 5 years ago

    Fingers (& toes) crossed!

  • Kylie 5 years ago

    OMG! I am that excited just thinking I might win a Design Sponge book! I have loved Design Sponge for soo long now!

  • Kate O'D 5 years ago

    Design*Sponge is my 2nd favourite blog – after The Design Files, of course!

  • Jane 5 years ago

    I love her blog and have followed it for years, the book would be pure joy!

  • siska 5 years ago

    Grace rocks.

  • andherimagination 5 years ago


  • Debbie 5 years ago

    This book has been on my list for months. Would love to soak up a bit of Design Sponge literature

  • Michael 5 years ago

    Stunning cover design and colour.

  • Joanna 5 years ago

    nice one, been looking forward to this!

  • Melissa 5 years ago

    My home sure needs some Design Sponge inspiration!

  • Chloe Walker 5 years ago

    What a gorgeous book – definitely on my wishlist.

  • John B 5 years ago

    I want that sponge!

  • Maryla Johns 5 years ago

    Thanks for making a designers day! Simply a great way to kick start ideas…

  • Alexandra Jervis 5 years ago

    Wow! What a fantastic book for home loving, design loving Peeps! Just as Stephanie Alexander is pretty much the only cookbook I turn to, this will be the one and only Home tome! ASJ :)

  • Evielyn Chapman 5 years ago

    The book looks amazing!!!! Definitely a design gem…

  • Judy 5 years ago

    Love design sponge. How much fun would it be to have it at my fingertips. How inspirational.

  • Jesse G 5 years ago

    Great looking book!

  • brigid 5 years ago

    love the sponge it’s choc full of ideas and inspiration

  • jas 5 years ago

    ummmmmm…. amazing! I love the blog and I can’t wait to see/get/possibly win (woop woop!) the book!!!!

  • Nick Slater 5 years ago

    Two of my favorite blogs coming together, how great

  • Marie-Pier Labelle 5 years ago

    This opportunity is too good to miss!
    I have been a huge fan and loyal follower of Design Sponge for years!
    Can’t wait to read the book!
    (Pick me!! Pick me!!!)

  • Sienna Primrose 5 years ago

    Eek! Can’t wait for the book tour!

  • Kara Paterson 5 years ago

    What a gorgoues book!! The perfect book to win considering I have just moved into a new house!!!!

  • Catherine 5 years ago

    Desperate for this book – you should see my house!

  • Lynda 5 years ago

    Gorgeous book, would love a copy!!!

  • Hannah 5 years ago

    Yes please! :)

  • Lau-Lau 5 years ago

    I was only reading Design*Sponge last night and noticed this stunning book!

  • Jordan 5 years ago

    Can’t wait to buy this book. It looks fantastic.

  • Klaudija 5 years ago

    I love love love design sponge & i would love love love to have their book!!

  • Angelique 5 years ago

    Have been waiting for this book to come out for so long!

  • Bronwyn 5 years ago

    Oh I love thier old furniture re-dos. Would love to win a copy!!

  • Amber 5 years ago

    I would be delighted to add that to my coffee table collection :)

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    I am dying to get this book! It looks stunning. I loved seeing al the cover design ideas. Fingers crossed and toes too.

  • Rebecca C 5 years ago

    I love D*S’ dyi projects. Can’t wait to get a little crafty and lust over the photographs of beautiful interiors and all that makes Design*Sponge so gorgeous.

  • jenna v 5 years ago

    Yes please! x

  • Kylie 5 years ago

    I love Design Sponge, I go there whenever I need a little lift!

  • Claire 5 years ago

    Fabulous and Inspiring, what a wonderful book, congratulations to Design Sponge

  • Melissa 5 years ago

    I’ve been waiting for this book!!

  • Lisa Rodden 5 years ago

    My (other) hero! Can’t wait for the book tour!

  • Romy 5 years ago

    Mega mega awesome! Can’t wait to take a peek x

  • Simone 5 years ago

    This is my morning ritual. Start computer, fire up the coffee machine, make a latte, drink said latte whilst reading reading the daily posts on design files, then design sponge, then I get on with the day with the inspiration found only on these two wonderful blogs. Can’t explain how but these 2 blogs make me feel connected to a magical design / art / lifestyle community / movement that I would otherwise be missing. Thank You Grace and Bonney for growing your blogs into what they have become. They are both certainly an integral part of my day, that I believe only other devotees would ever understand ♥

  • an 5 years ago

    this book is beyong beautiful! Please pick me! Such a lovely giveaway! X

  • Louise 5 years ago

    Two of my favorite blogs together, woohoo! I would love to win a copy, but failing that a copy will be mine through the usual commerce channels!

  • Belinda Lee 5 years ago

    I love my daily posts from TDF and DS. They make me smile and keep me connected. But it’s oh so lovely to have a book in one’s hands, isn’t it. Looking at gorgeousness in a book is such a treat and I’l love to have a copy of the DS book to cuddle up with on the lounge.

  • Rebecca 5 years ago

    Love the D*S blog! The book would be lovely!!

  • Frankie 5 years ago

    Hello grace and I share a surname so I hope you pick me!!! I would treasure this book!

  • cubbie navarro 5 years ago

    I love youuuuu Lucy! I love your blog and tweets and i’m a big fan since i started following you almost a year ago! TDF is my window and gateway to everything design! Design*Sponge is new to me, and once again, am grateful for showing me the way! (the design way!)

  • Elise 5 years ago

    Would look lovely on my coffee table!

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Book lust

  • Lizzie 5 years ago

    Love it!

  • Mandy 5 years ago

    Oh pretty please!! I think it’s my turn isn’t it!!??

  • Kristyn 5 years ago

    Oh please Lucy, pick me!!!!!

  • Grace is one inspiring lady – can’t wait to get my mitts on a copy of the book!

  • marg 5 years ago

    pick me, yummy book

  • Jane Skirrow 5 years ago

    Fantastic looking book – a must for any home lover. Thank you Design Files for such a great giveaway!

  • msd 5 years ago

    Grace’s book looks great and I’d love a copy. :)

  • Niccola Phillips 5 years ago

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

  • Allison 5 years ago

    Oh, yes please!

  • Kerri 5 years ago

    Love the blog, can’t wait to see the book.

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    me too… yes please!

  • Jocelyn 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous and would love to have my own copy!!!!

  • Nicole 5 years ago

    I have been following Grace for years..Oh please, please let the 390 wonderful pages fall into my lap!

  • Eko 5 years ago

    I really really want a copy!!!

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  • Chris 5 years ago

    Please let me sponge your book!

  • Rebecca 5 years ago

    A daily favourite of mine!

  • emma 5 years ago

    looks like a great read – would love a copy!

  • J 5 years ago

    Ohh, such an amazing looking book. Want!

  • Helen 5 years ago

    Yes! Grace is amazing and a true inspiration, would be awesome to win a copy of the new book!

  • Melinda 5 years ago

    Fabulous give away! I have crossed my fingers and toes. Thank you.

  • uberjoi 5 years ago

    oh my, so lovely! what a wonderful book and giveaway :) x

  • Spencer Harrison 5 years ago

    I would love a copy of the book. Pick me! :-)

  • Jessica 5 years ago

    Oooh I’d love love love a copy of the book.

  • ballet flats 5 years ago

    such a ning nong, thought i had missed entering then i realised it closes at 10pm not am! entering now and fingers crossed for myself!

  • Matt 5 years ago

    Just about to buy a house that need massive renovations. This book would be a great asset.

  • Deb Palmer 5 years ago

    Gorgeous indeed. I would be a very grateful receiver.

  • Lyndal 5 years ago

    can’t wait to get my hands on this.

  • emma Miller 5 years ago

    I know I’m probably too late (stupid wa time difference) but please please please?

  • jess 5 years ago

    wow it does look like an encyclopedia!! looks great.

  • Megan 5 years ago

    Grace is a total superstar! So glad this book is finally here! Hooray!

  • juan 5 years ago

    What a great giveaway!!

  • Joanne Thies 5 years ago

    What a treasure. Pages and pages of eye popping and drooling. Can’t wait to feel it between these 10 fingers of mine! x

  • Josh 5 years ago

    Design Sponge is awesome. The book looks great

  • sally 5 years ago

    I read Design Sponge almost as much as i do the Design Files. I would LOVE this book.Thanks for a great giveaway.

  • michelle richard 5 years ago

    Me Me Me!! This book looks amazing!

  • Jo 5 years ago

    What a great book, I am now lusting after!!

  • Talei 5 years ago

    Wow – Design*Sponge out in Print – can’t wait !

  • helen 5 years ago

    looks like lots of beautiful inspo… lovely book

  • Ri 5 years ago

    A happy convergence of my two favourite design blogs! Have been waiting for this book for, like, ever.

  • claire 5 years ago

    I would love to win this book. The sneak preview looks great x

  • Tracy 5 years ago

    Yes please! :) To be able to read about design from a book instead of the website? Genius!

  • JB 5 years ago

    Great blog, sure the book will be amazing!!

  • Helen 5 years ago

    Gah! I can’t wait to see this book in person. Would love to win one.

  • Clare 5 years ago

    Oh I would love a copy of this book!

  • Hollie 5 years ago

    Ooh ooh ooh! I love Grace and Design*Sponge! Every morning I read Lucy’s blog here then trip across the Pacific to read Grace’s. I would LOVE to have a copy of her book!

  • suze 5 years ago

    Oooooh. Kick it to me, kick it to me!
    Love D*S and have loved reading about the book coming together over the last year or two… (except the week the Before and Afters were stolen for the book… they are my favourites!)

  • Paula Soon 5 years ago

    Love, love love D*S!!

  • Sam 5 years ago

    I couldn’t think of anything more lovely than holding one of these gorogeous books in my hot little hands! I am 100% Australian born and bred too!

  • Tam 5 years ago

    I love Design*Sponge and my coffee table needs that book!

  • Jules 5 years ago

    I’m a huge fan of design sponge!!

  • robyn 5 years ago

    I have been coveting the design sponge book since i first heard about it.

  • Amy 5 years ago

    Love the blog and would love this book! :)

  • kath 5 years ago

    gorgeous! yes please! x

  • Jade 5 years ago

    Book looks amazing! Design sponge has become one of my favourite design blogs. Grace, what was the journey like in building up design sponge into what you have today?

  • Orissa Feeney 5 years ago

    Beautiful looking book – would be lovely to win a copy ;-)

  • harper 5 years ago

    oh. let it be me!

  • nat 5 years ago

    i would LOVE a copy of this book – yay for Design*Sponge and yay for The Design Files! :)

  • sarah.f. 5 years ago

    This book is on my wish list!

    Long time follower of design sponge and the design files, I always look forward to reading your posts and seeing the latest designs :)

  • amy 5 years ago

    my favorite blog, and i’m sure it would be my favorite book :) xo

  • lizzz 5 years ago

    Design*Sponge at Home….I think I need this!

  • Nat Power 5 years ago

    Yes yes yes, Design Sponge meets Design Files, match in heavs. Does anyone else get the error message that says you are posting comments too quickly. I get it very regularly, Lucy, I am hoping you can look into this. Thanks Nat

  • Lisa 5 years ago

    Ohhhh how I LOVE Design*Sponge. I’ve been reading for years and would love to have the book.

  • George 5 years ago

    Design Files and Design Sponge… you two should totes get married. The perfect couple!

  • CJ 5 years ago

    Ooo they’re coming to Australia – super exciting!!

  • pa[u] 5 years ago

    beautiful book! I would love to turn the pages…

  • kaz 5 years ago

    what a fantastic chrissy present this would make, it may just finds its way to my bedside table first!!

  • desb 5 years ago

    oh Im a huge fan of design sponge!! love love love her DIY..
    fingers crossed would love to win this prize (:

  • Bianca Ellis 5 years ago

    I was admiring this at Readings on Saturday!! Would love to be in the running!

  • dazza 5 years ago

    yes please!

  • Sarah R 5 years ago

    oooohhhhh fingers crossed my number comes up – I really would love to flick through this, and then again and again and again!!

  • neryl 5 years ago

    Our kitchen should be in the book, so I need a copy to see if it made the cut!

  • Ryan 5 years ago

    i soooo covet this book! please pick me!

  • Susan 5 years ago

    I’m addicted to Sneak Peaks. I check for them religiously every Tuesday.

  • Matthew White 5 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant . The books looks fantastic .

  • christine 5 years ago

    This new book looks like a MUST have! It looks incredibly inspiring for anyone who cares about the space they live in… and so calming. Wow! 400 pages of great ideas… I’m salivating already and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! My place doesn’t need more stuff… who does? But it certainly needs some new ideas. LoVe It!

  • Liz 5 years ago

    I love design sponge! I have a look at it everyday for some inspiration on the way to work! Book looks amazing!

  • Kathryn 5 years ago

    How cute is Grace?!

  • Sylvia 5 years ago

    A constant source of joy…Love her blog and would really love the book. Fingers crossed!

  • Jenna 5 years ago

    What a beautiful book!! Can’t wait to check it out!

    Thanks for such a great blog x

  • Kassandra 5 years ago

    Can’t wait til Feb. LOVE Design*Sponge!!!!!!

  • Sam Ingleby 5 years ago

    Me too please!!

  • Jacqui 5 years ago

    my bookshelf needs this book. Looks beautiful. Love Design*Sponge.

  • riv! 5 years ago

    am so excited for this book! can’t wait to add it my collection, some way, some how!! :)

  • Kiri 5 years ago

    Would love love love this!!!

  • Monique 5 years ago

    That Grace! So talented. And where does she get that energy? Congrats to her, I say.

  • Alex 5 years ago

    I would love to be the sponge that gets to soak up this book’s juices :)

  • Kylie 5 years ago

    Everything they said :)…please

  • Talia 5 years ago

    Wow, so many comments! Hope I win. :-)

  • Emma 5 years ago

    Fingers crossed that this beautiful book finds its way here to me in Tasmania.

  • Andrea 5 years ago

    Looks like I am VERY late to the party, but I would love to win a copy of this book. I spend hours every week poring over DS online, and it would make my year to get my hands on the book!

  • Emma 5 years ago

    What a gorgeous book from gorgeous Grace :)

  • Anna D 5 years ago

    I’m so behind – I’ve never heard of the Design Sponge. Can’t wait to check it out!

  • I would love to have this number on the coffee table.

  • suzy 5 years ago

    I read Design Sponge every day. It would amazing to win a copy of this book. Designing a home at the moment and will sure to be a bible.

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  • Ashleigh Harrington 5 years ago

    I love this blog, and Grace! Really hope their Australian tour happens. Have been looking forward to getting my hands on their beautiful book! Would love to win a copy =)

  • lucie 5 years ago

    sounds like a great book – thanks for letting us know about it and giving us a chance to get a copy

  • Gabby Suhr 5 years ago

    Design Sponge the Acrostic

    Do it yourself
    Enjoy your craft
    Show others what you enjoy
    Glorious makeovers
    New ideas
    Superb layouts
    Patterns and prints
    Optimistic outlooks
    Never dull
    Giving hints to everyone
    Enjoying sharing

  • Emma MVF 5 years ago

    Hello, two weeks ago I gave birth to my third child, Beau who was stillborn at 30 weeks. I find great comfort in my huge collection of home magazines and blogs as they remind me of everything that is beautiful in this world, but I’ve now read them all back to front and need something to get me through to next months editions. A little design inspiration would go a long way right now…xo

  • Alison 5 years ago

    Fingers crossed for some design*love.

  • Angela Ciavarella 5 years ago

    I would loooooooooooooooooooooooooove a copy of this gorgous book!!!

  • Shannon 5 years ago

    Looks like a beautiful book!!

  • Rachel 5 years ago

    Yes please! <3 Design*Sponge (and looks like I'm not alone here!!)

  • Stephanie Darling 5 years ago

    looks like a great design book! I’ll have to get my hands on a copy for a closer look :)

  • Samantha Dekker 5 years ago

    Woah this looks like the perfect little book for my twin – she LOVES design. Probably comes with being an art student :) but her obsession has rubbed off on me, and now I too love combing through the web and magazines for cool ideas! We live away from home now, and as uni students its essential to budget, so anything to brighten up the home without breaking the bank is a really great thing!! :) I just want to see her face when I give her this book (if I win it!!) xx

  • Minh Nguyen 5 years ago

    Have been hanging out for this to be available. The DIY sections looks fun!!

  • Sally Davis 5 years ago

    Wow, this site is so popular! This book looks magic, just the inspiration I need.

  • Natasha Allen 5 years ago

    Yup yup.

  • Caroline 5 years ago

    I am waiting for this little gem to turn up on my doorstep after ordering it online months ago…… vaiting vaiting…..

  • Lou 5 years ago

    I think I NEED to win this lovely book.

  • Kylee Paulissen 5 years ago

    What they all said! How can 355 people be wrong. As a budding author & designer, this would be a wonderful prize.

  • Louisa Gormley 5 years ago

    is was Grace Bonney and Design*Sponge that started my obsession with blogs. And now I am about to realise my dream and start blogging. To win Design*Sponge at home would be just the icing on the cake. xo

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  • diva pyari 5 years ago

    yay, can’t wait to see it!!! i think my little place is in there somewhere… ;)

  • Tania 5 years ago

    Finally, a book featuring real people and their creative interior spaces…
    …the antidote to showroom style homes……LoVe!

  • Gemma 5 years ago

    Beautiful publication.

  • Emily 5 years ago

    I had a quick look through this at the bookshop on the weekend – can’t wait to bring it home (unless someone really lovely sends me one in the meantime!!)

  • LE 5 years ago

    Been a fan for the longest time!

  • Flora 5 years ago

    Gorgeous looking book, reflected by the amount of comments, might be tricky to win!!!!!

  • Pamela 5 years ago

    I’ve been following Design*Sponge forever! It would be so great to have a tangible piece of the blog.

  • So excited!!! Looking forward to Grace coming to Oz. Fingers crossed I win a copy :)

  • Genevieve 5 years ago

    What a great design reference book to pour over and leave on the coffee table for visitors…

  • Margie 5 years ago

    WOWSERS! this is a beautiful book… It might take me a whole year to read this one…

  • Bella 5 years ago

    Count me in! Grace is amazing!!!!!!

  • Helen 5 years ago

    I love design*sponge, please pick me!!

  • Caryn 5 years ago

    Love love love the book – it would be wonderful to win this!

  • Emily 5 years ago

    I love love love the design*sponge blog and I’m an absolute beginner at design so the book is very exciting – been looking over all the pictures and blog entries on design sponge for a while now.

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  • Susie 5 years ago

    I love design*sponge. And The Design Files. Woo!

  • Zen 5 years ago

    I heart design*sponge (and The Design Files). Good luck everyone.

  • Crystal S 5 years ago

    LOVE the blog – looking forward to the book!

  • liz 5 years ago

    I don’t win competitions as such but if I was to win something, this is what I would love oh so much. Design*Sponge is a long time favourite, I can’t wait to have a look at Grace’s glorious book.

  • Hayley Douglas 5 years ago

    Awesome giveaway!

  • Rhonda 5 years ago

    Awesome blog – I would love the book. X

  • Ali 5 years ago

    Can’t wait to read this and have on my coffee table forever more!

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    this is exactly the book I need :)
    just bought our first house and we are ready to go with the diy projects to make it a beautiful home xx

  • Nic 5 years ago

    I adore your design sponge blog Grace and and would love to win a copy of your gorgeous and inspirational book. xx

  • WendyGai 5 years ago

    Oh yes please, its just what i need for inspiration and direction!

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  • sarah 5 years ago

    very cute book….just whatever girl needs :)

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    This book would be so perfect on my coffee table and much loved and studied! I love Design SPonge and that promo video was gorgeous!

  • Giselle 5 years ago

    I love Design*Sponge, especially the Before and Afters. BTW For anyone interested Grace also has a D*S book giveaway on her blog.. involves a bit of a photoshoot though.

  • string story 5 years ago

    Awesome. I have always enjoyed the blog. But to have it in a book form. Perfect for the coffee table.

  • Michelle Miller 5 years ago

    A fantastic blog, now a beautiful book to boot… Congratulations Grace!!

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  • Kate 5 years ago

    Would love some Inspiration for my new house to transform it into a beautiful home. Thank-you k

  • Tricia 5 years ago

    Yay! Can’t wait to get a piece of D*S in book form!

  • Raewyn 5 years ago

    Great blog so can only imagine how good the book will be, very excited!!!!!!!

  • Rochelle Johnson 5 years ago

    Oh Please?! :)Would love to own this book.

  • Ellen C 5 years ago

    The book is beautiful and i look forward to Graces visit next year. the blog is inspirational – i look to it for colour combinations :)

  • Mo 5 years ago

    Love Grace and love Design Sponge – found the blog on your recommendation. Can’t wait to see the book, but also wonder if there will be a DF book in the works in the near future? :)

  • grey 5 years ago

    I would love to get this book!

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  • Amy R 5 years ago

    Long time reader, first time commenter!
    How fantastic this book would be to help me finish my half renovated place- I have serious renovators-fatigue and can only think as far as the white walls and concrete floor at the moment! Bring on the colour.

  • Kristine Spence 5 years ago

    Starting a whole house renovation on my first house in two weeks and would LOVE this book for beautiful design inspirations and references!! I am a long time fan of Design Sponge online. It has saved me from many creative blocks at work and at home :)

  • Erin 5 years ago

    I have had my eye on this little number for a while now!

  • Carol 5 years ago

    TDF would have to be…
    One of Aus’s best zees….
    To own Grace Bonneys
    Best book by far
    Would be my most amazing dream….
    Well at least, on par……

  • Mylinh 5 years ago

    What a great book! I’ve been reading Design*Sponge for a few years now and love it! And I love her new blog layout, so stylish! Great interview :)

  • Robyn Todd 5 years ago

    I would also love to get my hands on this book!

  • Eva W 5 years ago

    Would love to get my hands on this book, thanks very muchly!

  • megan 5 years ago

    I would love this one!

  • Jessie 5 years ago

    I love design*sponge, and this book looks amazing!

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  • Madeleine 5 years ago

    Super YES please! Thanks Lucy xox

  • Emma - Nest Designs 5 years ago

    Best giveaway EVER Lucy!!

  • Sarah Austin 5 years ago

    the video is adorable, i would love the book so i can get some DIY inspiration going at home!

  • Anne 5 years ago

    Yipee, DIY Design*Sponge style!

  • Virginia Mason 5 years ago

    Fantastic book – I would love some inspiration to make our house to look stylish and comfortable too.

  • tess 5 years ago

    this look bloody gorgeous!

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    A lovely book of awesomeness, thank you!

  • Sarah Collins 5 years ago

    I too am a BIG fan of Grace Bonney and Design Sponge. My favourite posts are often the ones where she lets of steam and I recall a few of those this year post trade fair visits. Not enough innovation and creativity. Go Grace and thanks for sharing Lucy.

  • anna 5 years ago

    some books have changed my life. this would be one of them.

  • Lea Wearne 5 years ago

    That book looks like a really great resource.

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Love Design Sponge and the book looks gorgeous …

  • allie 5 years ago

    I saw this book at a book shop last Saturday and was going to order it with Amazon today! Let’s see if I’m lucky or not;-)

  • Amie Mason 5 years ago

    Very excited about this book!

  • pete goodlet 5 years ago

    Wow ten renos down…and about to start another I need this book

  • Natalie 5 years ago

    Great book, great giveaway…’

  • Jana 5 years ago

    would love it! fingers crossed!

  • Melanie 5 years ago

    ooohhhh, yes indeedy, do pick me!

  • katelyn 5 years ago

    one day i’m going to be lucky enough to bag one of these giveaways – hope it’s today!

  • ooo, been waiting for this little treasure to come out! yes please!!!! :)

  • Anna 5 years ago

    Yes Please!!! looks amazing

  • belinda 5 years ago

    Wow, thanks pick me

  • Kate Dickson-Battye 5 years ago

    DESIGN*SPONGE was the first design blog that I discovered and started following religiously, my daily dose of design now includes THE DESIGNFILES thank-you x o x o

  • Euan 5 years ago

    Looks amazing

  • kathryn 5 years ago

    Ohh, i would love to win this book, it would really help me with a project i am working on at the moment, fingers crossed! (thanks for the giveaway!)

  • Robyn 5 years ago

    Yes please, my daughter would love this

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    Design*Sponge is so inspirational! I can’t wait to own a copy of Grace’s book. I love the ribbon details and how it ties in with the redesign of the blog! Hopefully Grace comes to Brisbane :)

  • Bianca 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS Grace on your book. I absolutely love your blog and it has been so exciting that your book is finally in stores. Well Done

  • Colleen 5 years ago

    one small step for design, one giant leap for bloggers.

    congrats to Grace Bonney and her team!

  • Lacey 5 years ago

    I would absolutely love a book of creative stimulation! Please!!!

  • DonnaZ 5 years ago

    Grace is an American version of you Lucy! Cutesy cute.. would love her book but will probably just buy it because it looks adorable

  • ragingyoghurt 5 years ago

    yes, i surely need more zigzags and ribbons in my life, thank you.

  • Emma 5 years ago

    Love… Design Sponge blog and the book looks beautiful

  • Amelia 5 years ago

    Fingers crossed I will either win this copy or the one from Auntie Cookie!

  • amy 5 years ago

    Beautiful book. Yes please!

  • Jennifer 5 years ago

    Looks like a great book, an inspiring and informative read!

  • Julia 5 years ago

    Love Design*Sponge and would adore a copy of the book – been waiting with baited breath for it to come out!

  • Tracy Boulter 5 years ago

    Great giveaway full of inspiration

  • Simone 5 years ago

    Ahh love this blog on a daily basis. So inspirational!

  • Nola 5 years ago

    I need a pick-me-up and some inspiration… Maybe it’s just severe Mondayitis! Whatever it is, I’m sure a copy of this wonderful book would cure me. Fingers crossed!

  • Emma 5 years ago

    Ooo – I’d be thrilled to bits to win a copy of this book!!

  • Jenny 5 years ago

    What a great volume of research and treasure-hunting. Our whole household would so love this book.

  • Katrina 5 years ago

    Surely it’s my turn to win :-)

  • Alyce 5 years ago

    My FAVOURITE kind of giveaway!!! xx

  • Robyn Simpson 5 years ago

    Gorgeous book! great giveaway!

  • Joe 5 years ago

    Looks great, nice for the coffee table.

  • Binky 5 years ago

    WOW, another great giveaway! The book looks amazing.

  • cathy gallagher 5 years ago

    I’m a big design sponge fan from way back; would love to win this book!

  • Jenn gorman 5 years ago

    Squeeeeeee is the noise of someone who adores Grace Bonney!

  • Bron 5 years ago

    Yes please – I just love Grace Bonney, and want to have her in my home!!

  • adele 5 years ago

    oooh! lovely :o)

  • Lou 5 years ago

    Love love love Design Sponge and the Design Files – both on my daily checklist.

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  • hannah 5 years ago

    oh cant wait to see the book… and even better to win one!!!!!!! yes yes

  • amanda 5 years ago

    oooh! I would love to win a copy of this! I have been really looking forward to it’s release :)

  • Jeanette 5 years ago

    cant wait till Feb!!

  • Priscilla 5 years ago

    Oh wow! Design heaven! Thanks for putting on this amazing giveaway!

  • Jaclyn 5 years ago

    can’t wait to get a copy in my hot little hands – crossing my fingers for some good luck!

  • Alexandra Hanna 5 years ago

    Yay! Fantastic book and blog. Too exciting…

  • Manita Senn 5 years ago

    OOH, I have been following the Design Sponge blog for a while now, would be so lovely to get my hands on the book!

  • sally M 5 years ago

    I would really LOVe this book.

  • REBECCA W 5 years ago


  • Melinda 5 years ago


  • Kamisha R 5 years ago

    Looks fab!!!! Can’t wait to see up close

  • Gael Joyce 5 years ago

    I’m a design book addict, cant wait to look through this one.

  • Miranda 5 years ago

    Can’t wait to have a closer look at this book. So many lovely things to inspire and aspire to. Love love love Design Sponge. One of my faves (as well as the Design Files of course).

  • Nicki L 5 years ago

    Cripes. Not good odds – so many comments! But you’ve got to be in it to win it!

  • Leslie 5 years ago

    Ooh I have loved Design Sponge for a long time now – it was one of my first bookmarked blogs many moons ago! The book looks fab…its huge! Now I am even more excited.
    On a side note – super cute vid. I like it.

  • Suzie 5 years ago

    love Design Sponge – can’t wait to read this book.

  • Mary 5 years ago

    I always look at Design Sponge and would love this book.

  • Lisa 5 years ago

    great blog, gorgeous book !
    would love some design inspiration for our home!

  • Antonia 5 years ago

    Gorgeous book. Gorgeous girl!

  • asha 5 years ago

    Who some fresh inspiration xoxo

  • Rachel 5 years ago

    Love the d sponge and Grace! ***

  • ruth hickson 5 years ago

    beautiful and more….

  • Jessica 5 years ago

    Yay for some Aussie D*S lovin’ !! The book looks amazingly gorgeous and I

  • liz 5 years ago

    Oh yes please! I’ve been waiting for this book for ages! I’m pondering exactly how many to buy for gifts!

  • Clare 5 years ago

    Beautiful book. No wonder there are so many comments!
    Thanks Lucy.

  • ros 5 years ago

    Love it!!

  • Liz 5 years ago


  • Kiralie allan 5 years ago

    That’s would be just awesome! I’ve searched all over and nothing close to me. Would love love love. Copy!

  • Elizabeth Geddes 5 years ago

    Random is as random does.

  • Hayley 5 years ago

    Looks so beautiful!! I love Design*Sponge!!

  • Chelsea 5 years ago


  • Bonnie 5 years ago

    Design*Sponge is one of my all-time favourite design blogs!! Can’t wait to read the book!!!

  • badra 5 years ago

    I love the blog, so please please please PLEASE let me win!

    I can’t wait to read the book!

  • Andrew 5 years ago

    I really need a new book. would love to win!

  • jess 5 years ago

    looking forward to reading/swooning over this book

  • Annie Yu 5 years ago

    a simple but stylish home styling indeed!!

  • Kylie D 5 years ago


  • Lisa 5 years ago

    looks intriguing – would love it get into the detail!!

  • Peter Hawke 5 years ago

    I’d love one, Thanks!

  • Alicia Ryan 5 years ago

    yay! I’d love a copy :)

  • laura 5 years ago

    that promo video is so cute!

  • Catherine 5 years ago

    Wow, it looks great! …I look forward to tracking a copy down

  • lindsay 5 years ago

    soak it up!

  • Tanno 5 years ago

    Have been awaiting the arrival with patience and excitement.

  • bthearle 5 years ago

    I am sooooo looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this book! Looks amazing!

  • miranda 5 years ago

    love design sponge!

  • Catherine 5 years ago

    this is one sought after book! (no wonder, really!) thanks for the interview!

  • Siri Hayes 5 years ago

    Yes please!

  • John Deer 5 years ago

    Yay for me winning! :D

  • Dana 5 years ago

    woop wopp @designsponge

  • Jonni Ellis 5 years ago

    I love design sponge!!!

  • Sally 5 years ago

    While I would love a copy of the design sponge book, I’ve only just discovered this site, after a quick look around I think I might have to come and visit more often.

  • Sarah s 5 years ago

    It looks amazing! I would love it!

  • Dannielle 5 years ago

    This book looks fantastic! :)

  • Simon 5 years ago

    Book looks great! P.S. Thanks for the tweet reminder ;)

  • Alison 5 years ago

    Would love to win a copy. Pick me!

  • Jess 5 years ago

    Love the DIY projects in the back – a copy would definitely keep me busy! :)

  • Beth Godbolt 5 years ago

    would love to be the proud owner of one of the beautiful design*sponge books……

  • Kate D 5 years ago

    I would read every page and soak it all up!!

  • teags 5 years ago

    i would LOVE one day to have a bookshelf covering the whole wall of my living room.. much like alices bookshop on rathdown street.. i love design sponge.. and this book looks incredible!! it would look even better on my dream bookshelf! ♥ xxxx

  • Claire 5 years ago

    yes please! I would love to attack our new house with that book…

  • Hayley 5 years ago

    Please randomly pick me from these hundreds of comments for the design*sponge book! Coincidently I AM also a design sponge! xo

  • BAWKBAWK 5 years ago

    Consider me ENTERED!

  • Courtney 5 years ago

    This one I’d LOVE to win, thanks for the opportunity!!

  • Carla 5 years ago

    So inspiring. Looking forward to when I get my first home or apartment so I can use this book as a guide to a beautiful space!

  • Nicole 5 years ago

    What a fantastic book. Awesome!

  • Olivia 5 years ago

    February 2012….cannot wait!! Those 390 pages of gorgeousness would look oh-so-happy on my bookshelf :) x

  • rachel 5 years ago

    totally digging the chevron patterned page!!!

  • Amy 5 years ago

    Love love love the cover design :)

  • Sue 5 years ago

    One of my favourite daily fixes now comes in a book – YIPPEEE!!!!….love love love Grace Bonney and her crew!!!

  • sophie 5 years ago

    I am a new convert and I can’t believe what I’ve been missing out on. I now check TDF and D*S every day… totally addicted. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!

  • Sangi 5 years ago

    Ooh!! awesome giveaway as always!

  • Jenny 5 years ago

    Thanks for another wonderful giveaway.

  • Emma 5 years ago

    Pick me lovely random generator!

  • Fleur 5 years ago

    I find great inspiration in the Design*Sponge blog. Would love, love, love the book.

  • CC 5 years ago

    Looks like a fab design bible!

  • Luci 5 years ago

    Ooo – just in time – love her blog, hope I might win this one. Thanks!

  • vanessa 5 years ago

    Would love a copy of this, in a tiny apartment good design goes a long way.

  • Amelia 5 years ago

    I can’t wait to see this one in the flesh!

  • sandra 5 years ago

    i love this blog! great giveaway! thank you!

  • Raymond 5 years ago

    My sister would live this!! And just in time for her birthday. :) great work. ill be sure to purchase this book

  • Kim 5 years ago

    Sounds like a great, I inspiring read

  • Liz 5 years ago

    Just in time. Would love to add this to my collection!

  • julia K 5 years ago

    As spring approaches Im feeling inspired. My other favourite website now has a book!

  • Ness 5 years ago

    Big fan of grace! And you Lucy. Great combo…

  • E-Gene 5 years ago

    Awesome book.

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    Oh no, am I too late?! Say it’s not so, please!

  • Jinn 5 years ago

    Looks awesome, will probably buy it if I can find it somewhere!

  • Elsie 5 years ago

    I think im too late…
    got to be in it to win it!! (which hopefully i am!!)

  • Lorena Mair 5 years ago

    I’d love to have this book!

  • kathryn hall 5 years ago

    I love typography
    I love signs
    and most of all I love Melbourne.
    See, this book and I are meant for each other…

  • captain kk 5 years ago

    wow, i love the little promo video. so happy! this book has just gone to the top of my xmas wish list :) bummer i missed out in time to comment for a chance in the giveaway, but it’s not all about the giveaways i wanted to say this book looks amazing anyways.

  • Nicholas Miltos 5 years ago

    S2 Design & Sponge

  • Angela M 5 years ago

    Pretty please!

  • Peta R 5 years ago

    Design*Sponge at Home = hours and hours and hours and hours and hours and HOURS of delightful pleasure for me!

  • Lupita Manzo 5 years ago

    I will love to have this kind of book, so I can actually use some their tricks to fix my little house so pretty as all the beautiful pictures The Design File blog have :)

  • Betty Ennis 5 years ago

    Can’t think of anything clever to say – I just want it :-)

  • Rachael 5 years ago

    Be mine

  • karissa j 5 years ago


  • Carla 5 years ago

    Yes please, can’t wait to check it out!

  • kathyS 5 years ago

    I am obsessed with this book

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