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  1. 7 Nightstands and Bedside Tables
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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.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.14.13

  2. 7 Beautiful Balconies
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    7 Beautiful Balconies

    A place to catch morning rays or a bit of fresh air, balconies often become favorite spaces in modern homes. Click through the slideshow for a look at seven designs from the Dwell archive.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.05.13

  3. An Airy Renovation in Sydney
    House Tours

    An Airy Renovation in Sydney

    In the Sydney, Australia, neighborhood of Rozelle, architect Christopher Polly has renovated a house with green design in mind. By opening up the plan, adding floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Brett Boardman
    02.07.13

  4. Secret Garden
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    Secret Garden

    In Arlington, Virginia, architecture firm Höweler + Yoon contends with spatial and budgetary constraints to carve a microcourtyard, complete with Japanese maples and a cascading concrete fountain,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.13

  5. 10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens
    Houses We Love

    10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens

    "A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes it is the heart and soul of family life," writes celebrated tastemaker Sir Terence Conran in Kitchen Book. Here, we...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.13.13

  6. A Family-Friendly Landscape Design in Virginia
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    A Family-Friendly Landscape Design in Virginia

    Thanks to an earth-moving renovation, a hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges becomes a place for play and repose.

    written by: Sarah F. Cox
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    02.27.14

  7. 6 Sublimely Serene Outdoor Spaces
    Outdoor

    6 Sublimely Serene Outdoor Spaces

    The call of the wild is impossible to resist in these six patios, backyards, and gardens that offer a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.26.14

  8. A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place
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    A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place

    An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate the greenery of its Northwestern site.

    photos by: Iwan Baan
    03.12.14

  9. A Look at Reading Nooks
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    A Look at Reading Nooks

    Building on the 8 Libraries We Love post, here are six reading nooks crafted for the modern bibliophile.

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.05.13

  10. Modern Phoenix: 5 Houses We Love in Arizona
    Houses We Love

    Modern Phoenix: 5 Houses We Love in Arizona

    “The uniqueness of the horizon and the desert light encouraged everybody to try something different,” says architect Will Bruder of Phoenix, Arizona, his adopted hometown. With that in mind, we...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.19.13

  11. 10 Cozy Modern Living Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    10 Cozy Modern Living Rooms

    A renovated concrete abode in Belgium, Jonathan Adler's quirky Shelter Island beachside retreat, and a British farmhouse are just a few projects in our collection of living rooms that showcase the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.03.14

  12. 5 More Cool Kitchen Islands
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    5 More Cool Kitchen Islands

    "No man is an island," wrote poet John Donne, but in the case of kitchens an aptly placed island makes the room. "My favorite way to make a kitchen sculptural is on the island," says designer...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.02.13

  13. A Compact Minimalist Apartment in Slovenia
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    A Compact Minimalist Apartment in Slovenia

    Though diminutive in size, a Slovenia apartment renovation represents a dramatic results. "Our aim was to adapt this interior to the versatile, ever-changing needs of the modern customer," says...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.04.14

  14. Bathroom Solutions: Smart Storage Design
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    Bathroom Solutions: Smart Storage Design

    We tackle the bathroom in this installment of the Smart Storage Design series. From sliding cabinets to brightly colored vanities to hidden hampers, there's no shortage of ingenious ideas in the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.08.13

  15. A Renovated Loft in SoHo
    House Tours

    A Renovated Loft in SoHo

    Confronted with an historic loft in New York's SoHo district in need of an update, architects Bronwyn Breitner and Luigi Ciaccia executed a gut renovation to introduce more natural light throughout...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.13.13

  16. 7 Modern Designs for Summer
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    7 Modern Designs for Summer

    Pull up a lounge chair and prep the grill. With summer in full swing, there's no better time to outfit your outdoor space with a fleet of new designs.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.13

  17. 5 Remarkable Kitchen Renovations
    Renovation

    5 Remarkable Kitchen Renovations

    Behold the mighty power of designers and architects to re-imagine and recast a kitchen, one of the most frequently renovated rooms in a modern home. You won't believe the before shots are from the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.07.14

  18. A Scandinavian-Inspired Modern Kitchen
    Rooms We Love

    A Scandinavian-Inspired Modern Kitchen

    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...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.27.14

  19. Landscape Stewardship at Dwell on Design New York
    Dwell on Design

    Landscape Stewardship at Dwell on Design New York

    How do landscape architects view the future of conservation and stewardship, from both a large-scale, civic perspective and a citizen level? Internationally renowned landscape designer Margie...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.02.14

  20. 10 Inspired Dining Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    10 Inspired Dining Rooms

    Ah, the holiday season—a time for warm spirits, an endless stream of guests, and to put your entertaining skills to the test. If you're hosting the big meal this year and have decided to upgrade...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.05.14

  21. A Modern Kids' Room with Custom Bunk Beds
    Rooms We Love

    A Modern Kids' Room with Custom Bunk Beds

    For a family with three young children, Brooklyn-based furniture company Urbangreen devised durable, modern bunk beds. In addition to incorporating two twin-size and two full-size beds into the 240...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.21.14

  22. Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Kitchen
    How To

    Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Kitchen

    While renters might not be able to rip out cabinets or excise egregious countertops, there are practical fixes that needn’t last longer than your lease. Deb Perelman, author of the food blog...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.30.14

  23. 5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi
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    5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi

    With a body of work spanning sculpture, dance, furniture, lightning, and landscapes, Isamu Noguchi is one of the most revered figures in the 20th-century canon. Buckminster Fuller once called...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.20.13

  24. Jaime Hayon Reimagines a Room in an Iconic Copenhagen Hotel
    Hotels

    Jaime Hayon Reimagines a Room in an Iconic Copenhagen Hotel

    In 1958, Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen—an emblem of midcentury Scandinavia. Every detail from the structure (which was Denmark's first skyscraper) to the cutlery,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.11.14

  25. Modern Classics: Dwell's Favorite Italian Interiors
    Travel Reports

    Modern Classics: Dwell's Favorite Italian Interiors

    With Milan Design Week in full swing, we take a look at some of our favorite Italian homes.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.08.14

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