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  1. How to Build a Floating Home
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    How to Build a Floating Home

    We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home. For his first floating house project, an elegant dwelling in Seattle built by G. Little Construction, Cobb...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.12.15

  2. How to Build A Modern Beach House
    Houses We Love

    How to Build A Modern Beach House

    Eight modern homes that incorporate sustainable building practices into their oceanfront locations.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.15.14

  3. How to Build a Natural Playscape
    Outdoor

    How to Build a Natural Playscape

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.26.11

  4. How To Decorate with Patricia Urquiola Furnishings
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    How To Decorate with Patricia Urquiola Furnishings

    Furniture designer Patricia Urquiola is known for her bright, overstuffed upholstery for the likes of B&B Italia and Moroso as well as her slightly exotic, woven outdoor pieces for brands like...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.22.14

  5. How to Design a Memorable Pop-Up
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    How to Design a Memorable Pop-Up

    Designed to look spontaneous, pop-up shops often obscure the enormous amount of planning that goes into creating them. For more than five years, Jaspar Jansen and Jeroen Dellensen of Amsterdam...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    01.31.15

  6. How to Design with a Bright Monochromatic Color Palette
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    How to Design with a Bright Monochromatic Color Palette

    These modern homes demonstrate how consistent, bright colors add distinctive energy to a space.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    06.03.15

  7. How to Design with Black
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    How to Design with Black

    If your answer to “How much more black could this room be?” is “None more black,” then we have some recommendations for you. From jet-black facades to walls to furniture, adding a touch of midnight...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.31.13

  8. How to Design with Blue
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    How to Design with Blue

    Blue: the color that helped catapult the careers of artist Yves Klein and musician Miles Davis, the most-prized and most-expensive hue in the Renaissance. We also think it makes for striking design...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.25.13

  9. How to Design With Cor-Ten Steel
    Design 101

    How to Design With Cor-Ten Steel

    What's not to love about Cor-Ten steel? The less you maintain it, the richer it looks.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    05.19.15

  10. How to Design with Fallen Wood
    How To

    How to Design with Fallen Wood

    Embrace the twists and turns of fallen wood by turning pieces into a striking island or coffee table.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.14.15

  11. How to Design with Gray
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    How to Design with Gray

    Modernists love to play with color, and the absence of it. Gray, the color of steel and concrete, has participated quietly in countless facades. But inside these homes, the cool hue moves into the...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.09.14

  12. How to Design with Green
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    How to Design with Green

    In honor of the verdant and vibrant color green, we've collected a handful of projects that'll make you green with envy.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.13.13

  13. How to Design with Hans Wegner Chairs
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    How to Design with Hans Wegner Chairs

    Iconic Danish designer Hans Wegner is known for his classic chairs. Check out how these modern interiors incorporate his designs.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.03.15

  14. How to Design with Hexagon Patterns
    A Great Idea

    How to Design with Hexagon Patterns

    The hexagon has been long favored in design, most often implemented in tile. Here are examples from our design archives, plus our favorite products that celebrate the motif.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.03.13

  15. How to Design with Mahogany
    How To

    How to Design with Mahogany

    Every variety of wood has its own personality. Rich yet restrained, mahogany is a soothing presence. Here's how seven modern homes put it to use.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.20.15

  16. How to Design with Orange
    Houses We Love

    How to Design with Orange

    Dwell's favorite homes featuring orange hues all show that the secret to using this often-avoided color is a balance of neutral tones and plenty of natural light.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.12.12

  17. How to Design with Pink
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    How to Design with Pink

    The color pink is traditionally associated with many things, including love, luck, and good health; perhaps that's why these homeowners chose to include splashes of the color throughout their abodes.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.04.13

  18. How to Design with Purple
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    How to Design with Purple

    From a renovated cottage in England to a family home in Brooklyn, these modern homes make the last letter on the color wheel look regal by its creative insertions indoors and out.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    05.03.13

  19. How to Design with Red
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    How to Design with Red

    Did you know that red was the first color after black and white to be named? It has been found in cave paintings dating from 15,000 B.C., is the most frequently found color on national flags, and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.25.13

  20. How to Design with White
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    How to Design with White

    While white may be interpreted as an absence of color, it is by no means absent of major impact when used in design. Here, Dwell looks back on some of our favorite homes that center around a white...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    09.27.12

  21. How to Design with Yellow
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    How to Design with Yellow

    As these projects show, a wash of yellow does wonders for interiors by providing a lively contrast to more somber materials like steel and concrete.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.19.13

  22. How to Do Benches in the Dining Room
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    How to Do Benches in the Dining Room

    Instead of chairs, benches provide an unexpected seating choice around the dining table in these homes.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.12.15

  23. How to Do Berlin: Rent Out This Modern House Boat
    Houses We Love

    How to Do Berlin: Rent Out This Modern House Boat

    In Berlin, Germany, brothers Chris and Oliver Laugsch bought a one-of-a-kind house boat for their vacation rental company, Welcome Beyond. Initially built as a home by a Dutch designer, the Modern...

    written by: Nadja Sayej
    01.09.15

  24. How to Find the Perfect Modern Bar Stool
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    How to Find the Perfect Modern Bar Stool

    There’s no denying the appeal of a seat at the bar; it’s where everybody knows your name, after all. As a design element at home, it offers a more casual and space-efficient alternative to formal...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.04.14

  25. How to Integrate Smart Lighting into Your Home
    Design 101

    How to Integrate Smart Lighting into Your Home

    The firm OneButton specializes in creating custom technology solutions for spaces ranging from offices to residences. Designer Katherine Boorman tackles connected lighting at home.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.22.15

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