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  1. 7 Tips for Planting a Green Roof
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    7 Tips for Planting a Green Roof

    Quit daydreaming about owning a rooftop garden and get down to brass tacks. These seven green roofing tips will provide all the inspiration you need.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.04.15

  2. 7 Ways to Design with Heath Tiles
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    7 Ways to Design with Heath Tiles

    For over half a century, California's Heath Ceramics has been turning out coarse, colorful stoneware tiles. We've shared our love for Heath's artistry before through our Dwell Patterns...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.26.15

  3. How to Design with Mahogany
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    How to Design with Mahogany

    Every variety of wood has its own personality. Rich yet restrained, mahogany is a soothing presence. Here's how seven modern homes put it to use.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.20.15

  4. 5 Modern Takes on the Bay Window
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    5 Modern Takes on the Bay Window

    The bay window can be the stuffiest of portals to the outside world, but not when the roomy floor space it creates inside is used to great effect, or when its exterior shape takes a decidedly...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.12.15

  5. How to Design a Memorable Pop-Up
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    How to Design a Memorable Pop-Up

    Designed to look spontaneous, pop-up shops often obscure the enormous amount of planning that goes into creating them. For more than five years, Jaspar Jansen and Jeroen Dellensen of Amsterdam...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    01.31.15

  6. How to Buy a Shipping Container
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    How to Buy a Shipping Container

    You have decided to join the shipping container revolution. Your plans are drawn up, your site is prepared, and your welding torch is ready to transform a discarded steel box into the durable,...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    11.12.14

  7. 6 Tips for a Pain-Free Kitchen Renovation
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    6 Tips for a Pain-Free Kitchen Renovation

    With the average kitchen remodel costing around $55,000, it’s easy to see why homeowners look for ways to save money on a renovation. And considering how many decisions are made with this highly...

    written by: Anne Reagan
    10.28.14

  8. How to Optimize Acoustics at Home
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    How to Optimize Acoustics at Home

    You've shelled out for a top-of-the line sound system or sleek, modern speakers, but are you getting the best listening experience at home? If you haven't thought about how your furnishings affect...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.23.14

  9. Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Kitchen
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    Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Kitchen

    While renters might not be able to rip out cabinets or excise egregious countertops, there are practical fixes that needn’t last longer than your lease. Deb Perelman, author of the food blog...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.30.14

  10. The Complete Guide to Designing with Color
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    The Complete Guide to Designing with Color

    Dare to paint a wall purple? Buy a blue refrigerator? Choose a yellow floor? Dwell gathered our best and brightest homes to create the ultimate color guide, with design ideas for every shade of the...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.28.14

  11. How to Pitch to Dwell
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    How to Pitch to Dwell

    Want to appear in Dwell? Help get your project noticed with these tips.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    08.21.14

  12. How to Build a Design Collection
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    How to Build a Design Collection

    It’s never too late to start collecting modern furniture. Take inspiration from these well-furnished interiors, which bring design classics out of the museum and into home.

    08.18.14

  13. How to Shop for Wallpaper
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    How to Shop for Wallpaper

    We asked Jon Sherman, founder and creative director of Brooklyn-based wallpaper company Flavor Paper, to share his tips on finding the right wall covering.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.05.14

  14. Essential Small-Space Living Tips
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    Essential Small-Space Living Tips

    In our September 2014 issue, we feature compact homes from British Columbia to Los Angeles that make the most of their compact square footage. Here, some of the featured homeowners share their...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    07.26.14

  15. How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious
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    How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious

    We can’t change the size of our backyard, but there are many simple ways to make your outdoor space feel larger than it is. Whether your yard consists of a large grassy area, narrow lot, or small...

    written by: Porch
    07.11.14

  16. How To Remodel with Douglas Fir
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    How To Remodel with Douglas Fir

    Warm up a new addition or highlight existing architecture with the right choice of wood—we recommend Douglas fir, an evergreen conifer native to the western coast of North America.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.14

  17. 6 Minor Fixes to Help Sell Your Home
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    6 Minor Fixes to Help Sell Your Home

    No matter how pretty your living room, when your home is on the market, you'll need to refresh your interiors to lure serious, potential buyers. New York-based real estate professional Trisha Ocona...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    06.03.14

  18. How To Use Color in Small Spaces
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    How To Use Color in Small Spaces

    While many shy away from using bold color in small spaces, there is no reason spatial restrictions should restrict the imagination.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.02.14

  19. How To

    8 Tactics for Renovating a Small Space

    From color palettes to vertical accents, we've rounded up eight proven tactics for making the most of a small space renovation.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.02.14

  20. Julie Fisher on How to Shop for Furniture
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    Julie Fisher on How to Shop for Furniture

    We tapped architect Julie Fisher—who designed the inventive staircase-slide hybrid in our March 2014 issue—for her expert opinion on how to shop for furniture. Along with Rachel Crowl, Fisher of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.23.14

  21. How to Shop for an Ergonomic Task Chair
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    How to Shop for an Ergonomic Task Chair

    Humanscale's Sacha Burn details what to consider when buying body-conscious seating.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.20.14

  22. Shopping Tips from Design Experts
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    Shopping Tips from Design Experts

    We polled some of our favorite designers—experts in rugs, lighting, living rooms, and more—on how to find just the right piece to fill out a home.

    05.13.14

  23. Barbara Hill on Designing Creative and Comfortable Rooms
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    Barbara Hill on Designing Creative and Comfortable Rooms

    The Texas designer shares how to create spaces that simultaneously stand out and stand the test of time.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.12.14

  24. Ben Solemani on How to Shop for a Rug
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    Ben Solemani on How to Shop for a Rug

    Los Angeles-based rug designer Ben Solemani talks us through the do's and don'ts of floor coverings.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    05.09.14

  25. David Weeks on How to Shop for Lighting
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    David Weeks on How to Shop for Lighting

    The New York-based designer's thoughts on lighting the home, choosing the right bulb, and more.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    05.07.14

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