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Custom Carocim tiles in shower.

6 Rooms with Vibrant Moroccan Tiles

Following a history of craftsmanship and architecture in Middle Eastern, Moroccan tiles are made from enameled terra cotta whose edges are hand-bevelled to achieve a precise edge. The name "Moroccan" has expanded to include a range of modern products, even those made from cement, that form geometric patterns. They add a rich layer of tradition and texture to any room.
October 26, 2015
Steel cladding and outdoor fire pit of Wisconsin cabin by Revelations Architects/Builders.

A Forest Retreat Combines Small Living with the Camping Experience

How a father and son built a diminutive off-the-grid cabin in the Wisconsin woods.
October 24, 2015
Front door painted Sherwin Williams carnival yellow of San Francisco renovation and addition by Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction.

A San Francisco Renovation Creates Two Apartments from One

The matching properties, each about 1,325 square feet, share an open courtyard and a unique collection of exterior materials.
October 23, 2015
Upstate New York small sustainable retreat for Chilewich and Sultan facade

6 Modern Homes in Upstate New York

With the thrum of New York City only a faint echo in the distance, these upstate homes illustrate the comforts of rustic living.
October 22, 2015
Briggs and Knowles based their design of the oculus on traditional Victorian skylights but tweaked it to fit a more modern sensibility and outfitted it with fluorescent tubing to recreate the effect in the evening.

10 Skylights in Modern Homes

A skylight is only technically a window; it offers a unique skyward view and brings light vertically into a space. This means a bright patch of blue, grey, or white in the ceiling whose illumination can fall directly upon a room or be diffused by a wall. To see the skylight's full potential, explore these 10 examples.
October 22, 2015
wood walls and slate floor in the Marlboro College cabins

6 Slate Stone Designs in Modern Homes

From roofs to countertops to floors and more, slate is an durable and waterproof stone. Through freezing cold or baking heat, slate roofs can go centuries with little maintenance needed. Like any natural stone, it also has very low embodied energy, making it quite eco-friendly.
October 21, 2015
Facade with bronze-clad windows of Massachusetts renovation by Hammer Architects.

A Midcentury Modern Renovation Opens Interiors and Admits More Sunlight

Thanks to one client and architecture firm, this modern dwelling stands out in Hingham, Massachusetts, where traditional homes abound on historic streets.
October 20, 2015
modern living room with gray sofas and white built-in shelving

6 Apartments That Feel Much Bigger Than They Are

These apartment overhauls will expand your previous notions of effective interior design.
October 20, 2015
Modern attic playroom by the window

A Look at Cork Floors in Modern Homes

While it's been used since the 19th century in flooring, cork has recently been gaining broader recognition: cork is eco-friendly (careful harvesting of cork bark keeps the tree alive, potentially for centuries), comfortable (it stays at room temperature, so no more cold floors), durable (potentially lasting decades), noise-attenuating, and it comes in multiple colors. However, cork is soft, so heavy furniture, sharp objects, and animal claws can damage it. Prices can vary compared to other flooring options but humble cork is always worth a look.
October 20, 2015