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A Sustainably Built Weekend Home

Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.
December 18, 2013
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7 Modern Mezzanines

Mezzanines are, by definition, in-between spaces—neither here, nor there; neither upstairs nor down. But mezzanines needn't be wasted space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven examples of creative designs for the mezzanine—a lofty perch on which one can sleep, read, work, or merely observe.
December 17, 2013
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7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms

The great room—a combined living, dining, and cooking space—is one of architecture's great equalizers. People often want to be together without being sequestered into separate rooms for socializing and food preparation. This is particularly true of a cook who would rather chat with guests while he entertains than be hidden behind a closed door. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven comfortable, modern great rooms that live up to the name.
December 16, 2013
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12 Clean and Contemporary Interiors

These inspiring white and light-filled homes have captured an atmosphere which breathes minimal modernism at its finest.
December 13, 2013
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12 Modern Multihued Interiors

Here at Dwell, we appreciate the simplicity of minimal palettes, but when it comes to playful spaces there is nothing we enjoy more than a color-filled interior. These 12 homeowners add sophisticated splashes of color to liven up their lives.
December 11, 2013
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How To: Wood-Paneled Bedroom

If you're a minimalist but prefer a cozy, not cold bedroom, one tactic to consider is wood-paneled walls. Adding organic materials warms up the space without adding fussy detail. Here are eight examples.
December 9, 2013
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A Contemporary Alpine Retreat in Switzerland

Thomas Schacht and Ruth Kramer, a Swiss-Danish couple have thoughtfully designed Brüke 49, a contemporary and cozy retreat located in a quaint village in Eastern Switzerland.
December 4, 2013
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8 Rooms Filled With Vintage Finds

Furnishing and decorating all at once can end up feeling cold and impersonal, but pieces gathered over time tell a much better story and allow a sense of you to shine through. Take inspiration from these homeowners who display their collections of timeless vintage treasures in creative and beautiful ways.
December 3, 2013
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7 Smart Space-Saving Kitchen Designs

From custom white oak cabinets to bright orange Plexiglas cubbies, these seven kitchens create thoughtful solutions to difficult space issues.
December 2, 2013