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Facade Focus: Charred Cedar

Siding is a pretty dull subject—unless you're talking about charred cedar cladding, which makes our hearts go pitter-patter. It's beautiful to look at and practical, too—the ancient Japanese technique seals the wood against rain and rot, and makes it fire resistant. Here, a look at some houses that feature this ancient—and yet so modern—material. For additional examples of dark-colored exteriors, check out our slideshow Back in Black.
May 22, 2013
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Get This Room: Playful Minimalism

Texas-based designer Barbara Hill is a pro at striking the right note between modern and playful, we took apart an informal dining room she designed in Atlanta, Georgia, to help readers recreate the look at home.
May 20, 2013
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Get This Room: Romantic Modern Design

We rounded up the essentials in this moody San Francisco living room so you can recreate the look in your home.
May 16, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Reclamation Etchworks

Industrial designer Timothy Daw and mixologist Ethan Terry have been part of the San Francisco dining industry for many years and they've noticed a problem—beautifully crafted glass bottles were being disposed of by the thousands. They couldn't let this waste continue so they started Reclamation Etchworks—a venture to create modern day, luxury spirit decanters from upcycled bottles collected from local San Francisco bars & restaurants.
May 16, 2013
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5 Creative, High-Design Bookshelves

Books add warm and personality to a space—and sometimes, though far too seldom, the shelves they sit on do the same. Here, five creative, handsomely built shelves that beautifully upstage their contents.
May 14, 2013
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A Neoclassical Gallery Home in Belgium

In this Brussels mansion, nothing has a price tag, but almost everything is for sale. Here, two design experts curate their fantasy house.
May 13, 2013
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7 Innovative Rooftops

In an era of sustainability, nothing should go to waste, and a roof should be no exception. We take a look at seven innovative rooftops where lush gardens and garden parties alike can thrive.
May 13, 2013
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The Ultimate Kitchen Shop

A peek inside March, one of San Francisco's most exquisite shops for kitchenware and accessories.
May 11, 2013
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5 Alternatives to the Traditional Headboard

The bed is so much more than a place to lay your head, it's the focal point of the room and the headboard can either make or break that look. Rather than the conventional headboard, consider one of these creative alternatives from some of our favorite bedrooms featured in Dwell.
May 9, 2013