Seeing as they’re the premiere online source for all things design, Grace Bonney and the Design*Sponge team might know a thing or two about interiors. Though they recently moved into a bigger space, we’ll always have a fond space in our hearts for the original meeting area Homepolish designed for the old Design*Sponge office. Here are some tips and tricks to make your space both beautiful and functional.
Needing the space to play triple duty — for meeting, eating and crafting, respectively — Homepolish designer Amanda Gorski chose easy-to-clean furniture and easily removable accessories. A tile standing table
is perfect for messy projects and messy food alike and shearlings spruce up a chair in seconds (remove before things get sticky).
Create a cohesive theme by painting a few standout items one color. For example: gold mirrors, gold candlesticks and gold light fixtures. Have you ever spray painted anything? It’s really easy! But, do it outside. And, don't forget to wait for all of the paint layers to dry before adding another (you’ll probably need three). RELATED: An Efficient Office Space That Also Stands Out In Style
It only took one look at Rumi Neely's amazing home for us to see that the folks at Homepolish — the interior geniuses responsible for the fashion star's home makeover — know what they're doing. Whether it's a total renovation or finding the perfect finishing touches, Homepolish designers work by the hour to create balanced spaces that just work. For more design inspiration, follow @Homepolish.
Bright accessories make a surprisingly big difference in enlivening a space. Choose complementary colors you like and look for them in books covers, tea sets, trays, bowls for keys, cute straws and — if you’re the crafting type — leave your colors thread spools out!