With storage space in constant short supply, smart closet design is essential. See how eight inventive homeowners carve out their closet spaces.
Combining and contrasting different chairs can add personality, tout a vintage sensibility, or help you stick to a budget. Here we take a look at some Dwell homes that experiment with mix-and...
Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of space for an extended family to relax.
Using workaday materials, architect Indra Janda creatively constructs a backyard retreat that looks opaque during the day and glows at night.
Sinewy lines and subtle contours abound in organic bathroom fixtures—plus, three engineered materials that are increasingly indistinguishable from their natural counterparts.
Because of its vibrancy, purple can be a difficult color to work into an everyday space. But whether, woven into a throw or set upon a side table, it can be a regal accent, adding richness and...
We've noticed a curious trend of disappearing appliances, planar sinks, and subdued surfaces. Just like the flat design that is becoming popular in technology interfaces, this kitchen is excess...
Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.
Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
To celebrate the launch of American Standard's DXV line, designer Susan Serra creates a modern kitchen inspired by Nordic crafts and contemporary furniture. “Scandinavian design is my personal...
The front door is a sure sign of a successful journey home, and as these houses prove, modern architecture can be just as homey and inviting as its traditional counterparts.
Dwell's April 2014 issue is now on newsstands—here's a sneak peek of the intelligent homes, outdoor products, and green building methods you'll see in its pages.
With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.
Ancient wisdom has it that the hearth is the heart of the home, and these modern products are a baker's delight.
An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.
Faced with the unique challenge of renovating the work of mid-century master, design principal Stephen Shoup of building Lab worked to replace austerity with intimacy. Adding fencing and windows,...
At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.
In New York’s Nassau County, a 125-square-foot garden retreat offers a haven from bustling contemporary life.
These metallic accessories for home and garden reflect the bright light of spring.
A quintessential backyard element, the swing adds levity to outdoor spaces. These seven pieces give new perspective to their homes whether hung from a tree, on a porch, and even inside.
Wishing to preserve existing sites and the natural beauty of original trees, these seven homes use nature as their centerpiece.
2014 is a big year for Dutch designer designer Marcel Wanders, with a major retrospective of his work at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum and Moooi opening its first New York City flagship store. Here,...
Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their regions.
Pro tip: For a colorful or light industrial feel, powder-coated metal is your best friend when it comes to outdoor furniture. When going the wood route, opt for teak, which oxidizes naturally.
Cozy up to nature with an all-encompassing look at terrestrial life from Dwell's April 2014 issue. Deck out a backyard with durable furniture; arrange an alfresco dining spot; or take to the yard...