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Samuel Moyer walnut coffee table

6 Uses for Walnut in the Modern Home

Prized for its luster, durability, and rich brown hues, walnut has long been a choice material for flooring, furniture, and everything in between. But how to use it in the modern home? These examples will provide some inspiration.
September 10, 2015
Australian studio with green Marimekko bedding and floor lamp

These 5 Rooms are Green, Literally

Forget any eco-friendly connotations, these rooms ranging from chartreuse to forest have us feeling a certain shade with envy.
September 9, 2015
Master bathroom with walls and tub clad in Carrara marble

5 Splendid Marble Floors

Slip on your socks before stepping into these cool marble kitchens and baths.
September 9, 2015
bungalow extension rear exterior yard

How to Do Unconventional Window Patterns

An asymmetrical fleet of windows can spice up a home's facade, while subtly protecting its residents' privacy.
September 8, 2015
Backyard fireplace area with a long steel-and-ipe bench and Willy Guhl Loop chairs

7 Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits We Love

Fire provides a warmth of light as well as temperature; it's ideal for when the sun is setting, the air is cooling, and the night sky is rich with gloam colors. Tour 7 fireplaces and fire pits that grace these modern homes.
September 8, 2015
Modern backyard chicken coop

The Dos and Don'ts of Building Your Own Chicken Coop

Some quick tips that'll help you design at the drop of a feather.
September 7, 2015
Living office room with oak paneling and wall-size custom cabinetry

5 Inspiring Live-Work Spaces

This Labor Day weekend we took you inside the workspaces of creatives around the world. Today, we look a little closer to home for office inspiration.
September 7, 2015
A backyard shed, clad in Collins Truwood siding and corrugated metal, doubles as an office.

A Prefab Shed that Provides Refuge for Work and Play

When Marco V. Morelli’s home office became his daughter’s bedroom, he found an ideal workspace in an unexpected place—his backyard.
September 5, 2015
Arno Brandlhuber Antivilla home near Potsdam

Tour the Minimalist Concrete Home of Architect Arno Brandlhuber

Our friends at the Berlin-based publication Freunde von Freunden recently posted an interview with architect Arno Brandlhuber. Here, we share a selection of images from the story, which captures Brandlhuber at his Antivilla, a creative house near Potsdam.
September 4, 2015