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How to Achieve a Mature Bachelor Pad

No neon beer signs in sight. These five bachelor pads are clean, sophisticated, and, frankly, dashing.
March 13, 2015
“When I first thought of moving to Harlem, I looked at a map,” says Ryall. “The island’s about 210 blocks long, I’m near 110th Street—I thought, ‘It’s right in the center of Manhattan.’”

5 Light-Filled NYC Homes

Accessing natural light in a city hemmed in by row houses and skyscrapers requires getting creative. These five sun-soaked New York homes are designed with maximum exposure in mind.
March 12, 2015
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7 Creative Ways to Use Statement Textiles at Home

Vibrant upholstery, vintage carpets, and vivid curtains are some of the ways textiles can instill a distinctive personality into a space. One of the more easy-to-change items in a home—as compared to paint or architectural elements—textiles make the room.
March 6, 2015
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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.
March 4, 2015
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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 collaboration. Now, we celebrate seven homes that integrate Heath's lovingly-crafted tiles into their kitchens and bathrooms.
February 26, 2015
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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.
February 20, 2015
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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 contemporary bent.
February 12, 2015
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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-based firm i29 Interior Architects have been designing modern yet ephemeral retail spaces. We spoke with Jansen and Dellensen about what goes into designing a great pop-up shopping experience.
January 31, 2015
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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, stylish, and sustainable home of your dreams. Now what? To help you get started, we asked architects, DIY home builders, and shipping container experts from around the world for their inside tips on bringing home the best possible container for your building needs.
November 12, 2014
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