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8 Uses for Douglas Fir in the Modern Home

Found in everything from structural timbers to decorative accents, Douglas fir is a nearly-omnipresent material in North American architecture. Fir is a fixture of building past and present: it's frequently salvaged from old structures even as it's cultivated across Canada and the U.S. See its diverse application in these contemporary residences!
September 22, 2015
Cruickshank Mount Pleasant House front exterior, Toronto

7 Warehouse and Garages Transformed into Livable Spaces

Industrial structures are frequently excellent candidates for renovation: they feature large spaces that can be divided into conventional rooms or left open and airy. Designed for housing heavy goods and machinery, these buildings also have durable bones.
September 22, 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
McLean, Virginia, Bridge House Living Room

8 High-Design Coffee Tables That Demand You Use a Coaster

Whether for holding a beverage or simply admiring, these modern coffee tables get the job done.
September 21, 2015
Calle Segunda facade and balcony.

A Historic Mexican Home Is Restored and Given a Modern Addition

This unique hybrid home in Mexico was designed for an architect by his student.
September 21, 2015
Portland renovated warehouse central atrium hammock.

6 Homes with Private Enclosed Courtyards

An interior courtyard can be a tricky affair: carving an opening to the elements means extra care waterproofing and ensuring proper drainage. Once accomplished, however, there's nothing quite like a room with private access to the outdoors.
September 21, 2015
elevated deckhouse in england office

9 Flos Lights in Modern Homes

Founded in 1962 in Italy, Flos has built a reputation for unique lighting designs that range from sculptural centerpieces to humble task lights. The company works with leading designers—from Patricia Urquiola to Marcel Wanders—to create its products.
September 21, 2015
Modern dining room with walnut slab dining table and Tom Dixon Beat lamps

A Look at Wood Designs in the Modern Home

See how our favorite wood designs enhance their spaces.
September 21, 2015
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