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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
den four seasons house

6 Cozy Wood-Lined Rooms

Call it cliché or cabin porn, but there's something especially warm and organic about rooms such as these. Whether it's the colors, the soft fabrics, or the fireplace, they project something we just have to call "cozy."
October 20, 2015
The dining room has a mishmash of Eames chairs, found in various states and painted black.

7 Eames Designs in Modern Homes

The work of Charles and Ray Eames is timeless in every sense: not only are their designs a constant feature of Dwell homes, but frequently each piece is salvaged and continues to function after decades of use.
October 19, 2015
Upstate New York small sustainable retreat for Chilewich and Sultan facade

A Couple Build Their Eco-Friendly Dream Home in the Forest

Two partners—in life and business—build a sustainable home on an unassuming plot in upstate New York.
October 17, 2015
Off-the-grid prefab in pristine Tasmanian landscape by Misho+Associates.

An Off-the-Grid Prefab that Combines Open Plan Living with Rugged Durability

In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect builds a vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island.
October 17, 2015
Rainscreen facade and patio of San Diego renovation by Architects Magnus.

A California Cottage Renovated for Easy Indoor-Outdoor Living

Filled with the resident's childhood memories, this quirky home's update kept it true to its San Diego heritage.
October 16, 2015
Facade of Bay Area renovation by Buttrick Projects.

A Bay Area Renovation Keeps its Midcentury Modern Roots

This 1958 home is everything a family could ever want back then—and now, with some minor modifications.
October 15, 2015
Hay Copenhague Bar Stool and Muuto Unfold light in kitchen of Prague guest apartment by Mjölk and DDAANN.

A Striking Minimalist Guest Apartment in Prague

The architects of two Czech studios, Mjölk and DDAANN, combined forces to design this unique 522 square foot space.
October 15, 2015