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Library Style: 6 Looks at Books in the Modern World

In the Kindle era, it's possible to do away with ink-on-paper books in the name of decluttering. And yet there's something about those old volumes that, for many of us, helps make a house a home. Here are six modern living spaces that use books to make a simple, elegant statement.
November 30, 2013
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Week In Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

Each week delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
November 29, 2013
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7 Cozy Fireplaces

Blustery weather got you down? Here are seven fireplaces sure to warm you up.
November 27, 2013
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Peter Fehrentz’s 7 Tips for Transforming A Small Space

Previously featured in our November issue, Small Spaces Big Ideas, Dwell toured the inside of Peter Fehrentz's recently renovated 646-square-foot apartment in Berlin. With many clever space-saving tricks up his sleeve, Fehrentz shares seven basic tips to help transform compact interiors.
November 27, 2013
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7 Bright Ceramics for Your Table

Frosty days and holidays necessitate cups of tea and endless table settings. Click through to see our take on the classic cup and saucer.
November 26, 2013
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9 Modern Family Spaces

Dens and family rooms don’t need to mean the Bradys and shag carpeting. As the following clever family spaces prove, there are many ways to accommodate everyone in high style.
November 26, 2013
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A Second Look at Japanese Soaking Tubs

For centuries, the Japanese have enjoyed a relaxing ritual of steaming in neck-high water at the end of each day. Like other aspects of Japanese design, this simple yet harmonious custom has become popular the world over, as extra-deep soaking tubs are incorporated into modern bathrooms and backyards. Here's how it's done.
November 26, 2013
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Material Focus: Custom Walnut Designs

From a warm slab countertop to a modern dining table and chairs, we love homes that customize their interiors with walnut accents.
November 26, 2013
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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Table

For the enthusiastic entertainer, the plucky party planner, or the Host/ess with the mostess we've got a fantastic round up of gifts for anyone in your life that loves to throw a good dinner party and takes as much care with the tablescape as they do the food and drink.
November 25, 2013