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The Dwell Guide to Smart Design in Tiny Spaces

Tight quarters prove especially challenging. If you're at a loss on how to squeeze the most out of your small space, consider the expert advice and furniture picks that will help your bantam-sized rooms feel like design heavyweights—no mirror tricks necessary.
January 18, 2014
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8 Ways to Design with the Arco Lamp

Second only to the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, the Arco lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, with its super arc, is the classic go-to piece for the modern living room. Here are 8 from our pages that incorporate the piece.
January 8, 2014
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9 Stainless Steel Kitchens

From a single sheet to a shiny-metal extravaganza, stainless steel remains a very viable way of modernizing your kitchen. Here are 9 ways to incorporate the low-maintenance material.
January 2, 2014
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8 Ways to Make a Modern Vignette

You may have heard the maxim "God is in the details"—and it's especially true when it comes to arranging your stuff. (Remember: There's a difference between an artful display and a hoarder-style collection!) Here are eight rooms that do justice to the modern vignette.
January 2, 2014
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8 Spiral Staircases

Somewhere between the Villa Savoye and shag-carpeted condos in Mammoth, the spiral staircase lost its way. Architects have brought it back in as an efficient, space-saving way of getting from here to there. Here are our favorites from our pages.
December 18, 2013
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How To: The Modern Kitchen

No matter how cozy your living room or den, the kitchen is usually the heart of a home. Whether you use yours to mimic Nigella or zap a TV dinner, you'll find helpful how-tos and insightful predictions in our kitchen design primer.
December 17, 2013
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10 Space-Saving Desk Designs

No matter how tiny your abode, a proper desk is still attainable. These 10 smart setups make the most of small spaces with big style.
December 15, 2013
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8 Ideas for Designing Breakfast

Breakfast: the most important meal of the day! Here's how to do it right, from architectural dining nooks to gadgets geared towards making your morning pour as painless as possible.
December 12, 2013
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'Tis the Season: Red and Green Home Design

We certainly wouldn't recommend decorating in red and green together all year long but at this time of year it's fun to think about. Here we've gathered some great examples of homes that affectively use accents of red or green and even one with both.
December 10, 2013