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10 Open-Plan Living Rooms

Though open-plan spaces are the new norm, some—like the following 10 we hand-picked from our pages—clearly stand out from the rest.
December 12, 2013
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Shine Brighter (and Smarter) This Holiday

Tis’ the Season for holiday décor, and if you’re like most families, chances are you’ve already begun stringing up Christmas lights around the home. While traditional incandescent twinkle lights may seem cheap, the truth is those little bulbs can quickly burn up your energy bill. Consider lighting up this year without breaking your energy budget by switching to LED bulbs.
December 9, 2013
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A History of Modern Chairs

The best way to gain perspective on the aesthetics of a given era is by examining the product designs of the time. To that end, what better piece to examine then one of the most widely-ignored but ever-present? Take a trip down memory lane as we trace the history of modern chairs.
December 5, 2013

Holiday Entertaining 101: Plenty of Seating

Don't leave your guests standing while trying to balance their egg nog and plate of tasty treats. Plan ahead and be prepared with plenty of extra stylish seating. From stools, to chairs, to love-seats we've got you covered. There will be no metal folding chairs at this year's holiday shindig.
December 4, 2013
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Game On! 8 Designs for the Modernist at Play

For young designers, making their mark with great furniture and lighting is a must—but creating a well-designed game is a very fun bonus. Taking cues from art-edition games of the past, like Man Ray's famous chess board, here are a few sets to encourage well-designed play.
November 25, 2013
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7 Lust-Worthy Living Rooms

Ahhh the living room, or should we say the everything room. It's your respite from the world, the place you kick your shoes off and curl up on the couch after a long day, sometimes dinging room, often entertainment room, and even guest room in a pinch. We all want our living rooms to reflect the best of our personal style, after all they are the rooms we really live in, but sometimes we need a little inspiration from others. Here, we've gathered seven of our current favorites to give you some great ideas for your own space.
November 13, 2013
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A Renovated Loft in SoHo

Confronted with an historic loft in New York's SoHo district in need of an update, architects Bronwyn Breitner and Luigi Ciaccia executed a gut renovation to introduce more natural light throughout the interior while honoring the original character of the former industrial space. Though the loft was close to 2,300 square feet, the long and narrow footprint—23 feet by 100 feet—was a challenge. "By punching holes in walls and aligning site lines with the windows, we were able to create privacy to meet the clients' needs while also providing a sense of light and expansion from the common areas," says Breitner, co-founder of the firm 590BC. We detail the design moves in the following slideshow.
November 13, 2013
Venice Home: Indoor/Outdoor Living Space

360 Panoramic Tour: Venice Home

We previously featured a 19-part start to finish home design series by designer Sebastian Mariscal. Homeowner Michael Sylvester sought to maximize the modern aesthetic of his future home incorporating a design lifestyle centered on an indoor/outdoor theme. Click here to take an interactive tour of this beautiful home in a Dwell 360 panorama.
November 7, 2013
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Modern Media Storage & Display

When you've taken the time and given so much thought to the design and aesthetic of your home it's almost a shame to have to incorporate a television, and yet we just can't pry ourselves away from the latest episode of that one show we all love. Here, six homeowners and one expert demonstrate how to fit a TV into your home and still retain a beautiful interior design.
November 5, 2013