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  1. 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

  2. How to Make a Totally Green Wall
    Outdoor

    How to Make a Totally Green Wall

    Woolly Pocket has introduced its Living Wall Planter 2—self-watering, easy to hang, and perfect for creating a simple to maintain green wall for summer and beyond.

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.11.15

  3. How to Make the Most of a Tiny Bathroom
    Rooms We Love

    How to Make the Most of a Tiny Bathroom

    These small bathrooms reveal enormous possibilities.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    05.04.15

  4. How to Make Your Garden Water-Free
    Green

    How to Make Your Garden Water-Free

    Landscape architect Brennan Cox, principal of San Francisco–based Groundworks, explores the best approaches to drought-tolerant landscaping practices that can be implemented anywhere in the world.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.18.14

  5. How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious
    How To

    How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious

    We can’t change the size of our backyard, but there are many simple ways to make your outdoor space feel larger than it is. Whether your yard consists of a large grassy area, narrow lot, or small...

    written by: Porch
    07.11.14

  6. How to Mix and Match Furniture For a Modern Home
    A Great Idea

    How to Mix and Match Furniture For a Modern Home

    Take a look into these 10 homes to see how they have effortlessly furnished their interiors with playful collections of mismatched items.

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.12.13

  7. How To Navigate Modern Building Codes
    Design 101

    How To Navigate Modern Building Codes

    Dwell's handy-dandy how-to guide on learning and implementing building codes.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.29.13

  8. How to Optimize Acoustics at Home
    How To

    How to Optimize Acoustics at Home

    You've shelled out for a top-of-the line sound system or sleek, modern speakers, but are you getting the best listening experience at home? If you haven't thought about how your furnishings affect...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.23.14

  9. How to Play FlatPak
    House Tours

    How to Play FlatPak

    Intelligent, appealing, and affordable, Charlie Lazor’s user-friendly FlatPak just might be the project that revolutionizes the prefab industry.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Chad Holder
    05.01.09

  10. How To Remodel with Douglas Fir
    How To

    How To Remodel with Douglas Fir

    Warm up a new addition or highlight existing architecture with the right choice of wood—we recommend Douglas fir, an evergreen conifer native to the western coast of North America.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.14

  11. How to Shop for a Sofa
    We Recommend

    How to Shop for a Sofa

    Down cushions? Hardwood frame? New York City interior designer Timothy Brown gives us a quick tutorial on what to inspect when you’re inspecting.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.20.13

  12. How to Shop for an Ergonomic Task Chair
    How To

    How to Shop for an Ergonomic Task Chair

    Humanscale's Sacha Burn details what to consider when buying body-conscious seating.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.20.14

  13. How to Shop for Marble
    A Great Idea

    How to Shop for Marble

    There's no denying the appeal of marble in the home—it's one of the most prized materials in kitchens and baths. To shed some light on the buying process, we interviewed expert Arthur Moloian,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.15.14

  14. How to Shop for Wallpaper
    How To

    How to Shop for Wallpaper

    We asked Jon Sherman, founder and creative director of Brooklyn-based wallpaper company Flavor Paper, to share his tips on finding the right wall covering.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.05.14

  15. How to Take a Dwell Photo with Photographer Matthew Williams
    Interviews

    How to Take a Dwell Photo with Photographer Matthew Williams

    Dwell architecture and interiors photographer Matthew Williams offers his expert opinion on how to frame a shot and the best time of day for a photograph.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    11.24.14

  16. How to Turn Hardware Store Finds Into an Inspired Light Fixture
    Product

    How to Turn Hardware Store Finds Into an Inspired Light Fixture

    Using easy-to-find components, designer Joel Evey makes the latest incarnation of his sculptural-yet-functional Lighht series of fixtures, exclusively for Dwell.

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    06.15.15

  17. How To Use Color in Small Spaces
    How To

    How To Use Color in Small Spaces

    While many shy away from using bold color in small spaces, there is no reason spatial restrictions should restrict the imagination.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.02.14

  18. How to: Appreciate and Collect Art
    Design 101

    How to: Appreciate and Collect Art

    From meeting the designer behind your old college Dylan poster to an introduction to high-end art collecting, Dwell shares a few of our favorite articles on art and art collecting.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.05.13

  19. How To: Bathrooms for Small Spaces
    Rooms We Love

    How To: Bathrooms for Small Spaces

    We can never get enough of great big design in tiny spaces—especially when it comes to efficient, space-saving bathrooms.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.06.14

  20. How To: Bright Bedroom Renovation
    Houses We Love

    How To: Bright Bedroom Renovation

    A space-saving master bedroom renovation built for adults and children alike, architect Anne Barrett of 30E design shares her design tips for creating the space

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.15.14

  21. How To: Decorating with Posters
    How To

    How To: Decorating with Posters

    Poster art is often one of the most effective and affordable ways to inject creativity into a space. Following up on our roundup of graphic art, here are homes that master poster decorating.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.23.14

  22. How to: Design Under a Pitched Ceiling
    How To

    How to: Design Under a Pitched Ceiling

    Whether in restored farmhouses or modern, gabled homes, these rooms accentuate their steep, pitched ceilings.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.23.14

  23. How to: Designing for Warm Weather
    Houses We Love

    How to: Designing for Warm Weather

    A layout, strategic window placement, and bright colors can help keep things cool and connected to the outdoors.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.17.14

  24. How To: Green Your Roof
    Design 101

    How To: Green Your Roof

    No matter the month, it's never too cold or too early to start planning for major eco-impact. From urban rooftop gardens to living surfaces that help homeowners save on energy costs, here you'll...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.02.13

  25. How To: Home Office with Built-Ins
    A Great Idea

    How To: Home Office with Built-Ins

    Carving out a study niche doesn't mean adding on an extension to your house; instead, consider built-ins—they can change the entire function of a room, or simply create some much-needed workspace.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.11.14

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