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5 Disappearing and Invisible Walls

Now you see it, now you don't. For houses located in warm climates, sometimes the most impactful design move is something you don't even see—we're talking about sliding and accordion walls that eliminate the indoor-outdoor divide.View 10 more disappearing and invisible walls here.
August 15, 2013
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Promo Daily: Nancy Baron

Today's Photographer Promotional Piece We Love and Why: Nancy Baron
August 15, 2013
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No Furniture Necessary: 5 Simple Entryways

As much as we love furniture, the idea of filling an active space with redundant pieces feels wasteful. These simple entryways rely on strong structure and dramatic details to add visual interest.
August 15, 2013
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The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Four

From a dazzling multi-windowed home in sunny Venice to a renovated Victorian in Oakland, we highlight five more of our favorite abodes from the west coast. Click here to view Part One, Two, and Three of our previous California favorites!
August 14, 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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Modern Home Renovations Through the Years

Creativity, ingenuity, and endless patience are qualities that few possess and many seek. They are also the qualities needed to undertake a successful home renovation. Here, we take a walk down memory lane through the years of Dwell issues devoted solely to the creative, ingenious, and endlessly patient people who have taken on the daunting, yet oh-so-rewarding task of home renovation. Perhaps you will find the inspiration to start your own renovation!
August 14, 2013
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14 Creative Solutions for Book Display and Storage

We've all had that moment, when we either need to purge our books, box them up and stick them in storage, or do something about creating more space for them. To follow, clever fixes—some familiar, some extraordinary—to the common challenge of what to do about our beloved tomes.
August 14, 2013
At the end of a steep driveway, off a road less graveled, await the happy innkeepers: Chris Brown, Sarah Johnson, and Michael and Joshua, two of their three sons.

From the Archives: 5 Great My House Examples

Since the very beginning of Dwell's inception, in 2000, we've had a department called My House. This is a recurring story type that's often told from the resident's perspective, in the first person, presented in such a way that any reader can integrate ideas, materials, and techniques into their own homes. My House is always a narrative of a design lover who learned valuable lessons along the way of building their dream home. Here we present five of our favorites from the archives.
August 14, 2013
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7 Nightstands and Bedside Tables

Be it a perch for an alarm clock, reading lamp, or glass of water, the nightstand is a furniture staple in the bedroom. Here we show seven options.
August 14, 2013
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