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8 Sleek Fireplaces

As summer cools off and fall gears up, take a look at a few examples of sleek, minimalist fireplaces in Dwell-approved modern homes.
September 16, 2013
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10 Tips for Creating a Comfortable Living Room

A comfortable living space is about layers, creating conversational seating, and building a sensible room that’s both visually and functionally stimulating. A perfect living room teases and pleases the eye in a manner that feels edgy and fun while simultaneously catering to one’s need to pile up or curl in in the most casual way. Here, ten tips to help you on your way.
September 3, 2013
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7 Modern Speakers for Labor Day Listening

Six alltime favorite picks for portable stereo speakers, plus one new tabletop version from the American audiophiles at Klipsch.
August 30, 2013
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How To: Paint Your Home

Dwell’s tips on painting a modern home: from the best environmentally friendly paint to rooms that use paint as a major design statement.
August 27, 2013
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5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World

White is the traditional color for kitchens, denoting hygiene, brightness, and modernity. But these five black-clad kitchens, in houses from San Francisco to Copenhagen, show that some truly stand-out rooms embrace the dark side.
August 23, 2013
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Barbara Bestor's Colorful Modern Home in Silver Lake

We first documented the ten-month renovation of Los Angeles-based architect Barbara Bestor's 1950s bungalow here, but gather your things and get ready to soak in some sun rays yet again by visiting the beautiful sunny Silver Lake, California home of architect Barbara Bestor. In addition to being behind the lens, photographer Dabito collaborated with
August 22, 2013
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Steal This Kitchen Idea: Creative Spice Storage

Architectural designer Chris Greenawalt's Boston kitchen renovation includes a striking approach to spice storage: a back-lit shelf accessed by a library ladder. Here's how he did it.
August 14, 2013
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10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens

"A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes it is the heart and soul of family life," writes celebrated tastemaker Sir Terence Conran in Kitchen Book. Here, we highlight 10 minimalist dream kitchens, from those outfitted with crisp cabinetry to sleek spaces with built-in appliances to those with petite footprints, all designed to make the room as pleasing to the eye as it is to cook in.
August 13, 2013
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A Cheerful and Modern Living Room in Belgium

Twenty years ago, interior architects Renaud de Poorter and Femke Holdrinet began collecting furniture. Now, their renovated home in Bellem, Belgium, acts as a neutral backdrop to the eclectic mix of playful pieces. What was formerly a cattle-fodder factory is now a bright, clean-lined, spacious residence featuring crisp white walls and a pale gray concrete floor. The various hues and materials used in the furnishings coalesce to create a distinctly warm and cheerful look. In the living room, a Cuba sofa by Rodolfo Dordoni for Cappellini holds court with two pink Bird chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll and antique rugs from Morocco. A Low Pad chair by Jasper Morrison for Cappellini sits near the fireplace, and the brass-and-steel coffee table was designed by Poorter and Holdrinet. Cushions covered in Alexander Girard fabric add soft touches to the room.
August 12, 2013
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