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Heavy on the Metal: 5 Ways to Use Metallic Accents

While brass has been trending in interior design, it's hardly the only metal in town. Silver, gold, bronze, and copper tones each have charms all their own.
August 5, 2015
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7 Sculptural Freestanding Fireplaces

The fireplace isn't just a heat source: it's an opporunity to anchor a room with rich materials, sculptural forms, or even bright colors.
August 4, 2015
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This Mexico City Restaurant Is a Showcase of Local Materials and Traditions

The menu isn't the only thing with a modern Mexican twist at this upscale restaurant in the capital city.
July 27, 2015
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Color Design Idea: Turquoise Accents

No matter the region or climate, turquoise is a vivacious hue to use in the home.
July 24, 2015
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Quirky 1970s House in the English Countryside Showcases an Amazing Modern Furniture Collection

A British design pioneer transforms a 1970s bachelor pad an hour outside London into a stylish furniture laboratory.
July 23, 2015
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How to Decorate With Yellow (Without the Smiley-Face Connotations)

It takes courage to go bold with color, but even the hardest hues for decorating can be mastered when delicately deployed.
July 16, 2015
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9 Modern Interiors in British Columbia

Get your daily dose of design inspiration from these interiors in mountainous British Columbia.
July 16, 2015
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Learn About a Color Company That Creates Modern Interior Paint

Rachel Lacy founded drikolor to create a new color technology for paint. The New Zealand-based color company’s strategy is to separate the color from the paint, opting instead for precise pigments that are stirred into a base paint. This strategy eliminates the limitations of traditional paint buying, and makes precise, thoughtfully designed colors to complement modern interiors. Lacy has created a line of drikolor paint specifically for Dwell—creating colors that can be used in different rooms of a modern home, while still maintaining a consistent look. These colors feature pigments harvested from all over the world, which are stirred into a base paint to create consistent, vivid color. Below, we interview Rachel Lacy to learn more about her expertise in color, drikolor, and the drikolor customer experience.
July 15, 2015
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An Old Row House in Montreal Gets a Colorful Modern Upgrade

Warm, repurposed building materials are favored in this savvy renovation by MARK + VIVI.
July 15, 2015