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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
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
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
Uni exposed the ceiling beams, formerly concealed by drywall and a kitschy light fixture upon which Schenk would hit his head. They built a platform bed using a couple of hollow doors as a surface for the mattress.

5 Ways to Use White Paint Without Being Boring

With shades of white making up five of the 10 best-selling Benjamin Moore paints, it's no surprise that the brand picked the shade Simply White as its 2016 color of the year. Find inspiration for the monochrome home in these rooms ranging from snow to cream to everything in between.
October 14, 2015
clearlake it house interior office

5 Donald Judd-Inspired Designs in Modern Homes

While he vehemently disavowed the label of "minimalism," Donald Judd led the way for spreading that aesthetic movement. His artworks emphasize craft, materials, and simple geometries while rejecting any attempt at conventional artistic representation or categorization: he insisted his pieces were not sculpture as they were actually fabricated by skilled craftsmen (with Judd just supplying the design). Judd did design some furniture though he distinguished these functional products from his art. See how these architects and clients were inspired by his work!
September 25, 2015
Modern gilded table with assorted artwork.

Collector's Choice: 5 Decorating Tips From Furniture Aficionados

Take a tip (or five) from true enthusiasts with this tour of our favorite design collectors' homes.
September 21, 2015
margaret oomen

7 Functional and Quirky Uses for Pegboard

A staple of tool sheds everywhere, inexpensive pegboard offers a rigorous circular pattern begging to be used as storage - or potentially "misused" for more decorative ends. Check out these 7 ways to use this unsung material.
September 11, 2015
Australian studio with green Marimekko bedding and floor lamp

These 5 Rooms are Green, Literally

Forget any eco-friendly connotations, these rooms ranging from chartreuse to forest have us feeling a certain shade with envy.
September 9, 2015
Modern Japanese-style bathroom by George Nakashima

6 Strikingly Unique Bathrooms

We see a lot of superb bathrooms at Dwell - these are just some of the best we've seen yet.
September 2, 2015