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5 Tips For Building a Loft Into a Working Space

Kerrie Kelly, ASID, shares her takeaways from building a loft to add more square footage to her office space. Check out her tips, paired with modern loft examples from the Dwell archive.
November 6, 2015
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8 Modern Uses of the Saarinen Tulip Chair and Table

Eero Saarinen's Tulip chairs and table—part of the Pedestal Collection, first launched by Knoll in 1958—remains among the Finnish-American designer's best-known works to this day. See how these modern homes make use of the timeless design and its small, space-efficient "stem" base.
October 27, 2015
Custom hardwood table on the private deck of an Australian vacation home

5 Reasons to Love Cinder Blocks

Cinder blocks have a bum rap as a crude material, but we argue they're just misunderstood.
October 22, 2015
Beyond the kitchen is a secondary room that is a pantry, prep area, utility room, and entrance hall all in one. The standard beech-top counters from Howdens Joinery Co. are doubled up to achieve a three-inch thickness, with the rounded edges cut off.

5 Ways to Use Beech Wood at Home

Similar in appearance to maple and relatively inexpensive, beech brings a rustic look to these modern homes.
October 1, 2015
The reading corner can be turned into an extra bed. Schonning designed the leather poufs himself, and made the cushions from an Ikea carpet. Under the concrete slab there is room for wood, books and newspapers. Photo by <a href="http://www.permagnuspersso

How to Organize Your Books with Storage Cubbies

Everyone dreams of owning an expansive home library filled with thumbed-through classics, but a cubby and library card is often more realistic.
September 18, 2015
DIY Cardboard Cantilever Chair

How to Make a DIY Cardboard Chair

Guerilla Furniture Design is a do-it-yourself bible by designer and carpenter Will Holman. Here, we excerpt his step-by-step guide for how to make a Cardboard Cantilever Chair at home. Catch our furniture-themed September issue for more inspiration!
September 15, 2015
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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
Built-in folding desk in a backyard addition at a Massachusetts home

How to Build a Compact, Fold-Down Desk for Small Spaces

In our September issue, we covered a tiny outbuilding for a family in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Residents Tim and Meg Ferguson Sauder and their three kids built the 168-square-foot space themselves using reclaimed materials. On their blog, Crafted Fairly, they post information about the products and custom furniture that outfit the space. Here, we share a snippet from the site about how they built the custom desk featured in our pages.
August 31, 2015
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How to Do a Color-Coded Home Library

The Dewey Decimal System may keep your books organized, but it won't earn you any points for style.
August 26, 2015