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  1. Courtyard of Appeal
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    Courtyard of Appeal

    Like so many L.A. stories, the tale of the Courtyard House begins with a lucky break. One day in 2001, Thomas Robertson got a call from a friend he hadn’t seen in ages. The friend told him that his...

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Maria Aufmuth
    01.25.09

  2. Edward Fields Iconics
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    Edward Fields Iconics

    Edward Fields—an American carpet maker whose rugs dress the floors in the Glass House, Hollyhock House, and Lever House—recently released "Iconics," a collection of eleven...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.04.11

  3. 5 Casual Dining Rooms
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    5 Casual Dining Rooms

    A dining room doesn’t have to stay behind closed doors and for most, an extremely formal space isn’t only unnecessary, it is uncomfortable. Here, we present five casual dining rooms with a year...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.12.13

  4. 5 Striking Dining Spaces
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    5 Striking Dining Spaces

    As previously looked at in Dwell's two-part series, Dining Rooms We Love, Dwell invites you to take another look at five simply stunning dining rooms.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.05.13

  5. Small Space Holiday Cocktail Party
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    Small Space Holiday Cocktail Party

    We love a challenge and we're here to prove that hosting a holiday cocktail party in a small space is not only doable but can be totally chic as well. Here, we take a look at a variety of space...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.20.13

  6. 7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms
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    7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms

    The great room—a combined living, dining, and cooking space—is one of architecture's great equalizers. People often want to be together without being sequestered into separate rooms for socializing...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.16.13

  7. A New Year: A New Look
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    A New Year: A New Look

    It's the time of year when we all tend to think of starting anew. While we may look back on the past year and appreciate it, there are no doubt some things that we might want to change a bit....

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    01.02.14

  8. Modern Classics: Dwell's Favorite Italian Interiors
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    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 Vanette
    04.08.14

  9. 5 Dining Rooms We Love
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    5 Dining Rooms We Love

    We take a dive into our archives for five of the best modern dining rooms from a breezy, glossy-tiled eating space to an outdoor gathering area fit for two dozen. Bon appétit!

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.28.13

  10. Ceramic Tableware from Mud Australia
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    Ceramic Tableware from Mud Australia

    Australia's Shelley Simpson has been creating ceramics since 1994 and to this day, each piece is handmade in her Sydney studio. Her utilitarian wares are dishwasher-, oven-, and microwave-safe and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.21.13

  11. 7 Modern Baking Displays
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    7 Modern Baking Displays

    The only thing better than a delicious treat is a delicious treat that looks great. Decorate your dining room tabletop while satisfying your appetite with these modern designs.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.01.13

  12. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Table
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    2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Table

    For the enthusiastic entertainer, the plucky party planner, or the Host/ess with the mostess we've got a fantastic round up of gifts for anyone in your life that loves to throw a good dinner party...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.25.13

  13. Jan Vingerhoets of Flos on the Future of Lighting Design
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    Jan Vingerhoets of Flos on the Future of Lighting Design

    The CEO of Flos USA addresses the versatility of LED and what's next for lighting design.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.01.14

  14. Holiday Entertaining 101: Plenty of Seating
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    Holiday Entertaining 101: Plenty of Seating

    Don't leave your guests standing while trying to balance their egg nog and plate of tasty treats. Plan ahead and be prepared with plenty of extra stylish seating. From stools, to chairs, to love...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.04.13

  15. Rising to the Occasion
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    Rising to the Occasion

    Gerard Kitchener is fond of talking about the weather, especially as it pertains to Waratah Bay in southeastern Victoria, Australia.

    written by: Catherine Franklin
    photos by: Peter Hyatt
    02.02.09

  16. Designing with Eero Saarinen's Tulip Dining Set
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    Designing with Eero Saarinen's Tulip Dining Set

    Eero Saarinen's fiberglass-and-aluminum Tulip table and chairs, designed in 1950s for Knoll, were among the futuristic furnishings found in the 1960s classic Star Trek series. Today, the industrial...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.30.14

  17. 10 Innovative Urban Homes
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    10 Innovative Urban Homes

    These 10 urban homes run the gamut from renovated commercial spaces to new constructions on small, irregular plots.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.17.14

  18. Get This Room: Playful Minimalism
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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...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Gregory Miller
    05.20.13

  19. Winds of Change
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    Winds of Change

    Caught in the grip of the worst drought in a century, Australians are showering together.

    written by: Karen Pakula
    photos by: Brett Boardman
    02.01.09

  20. A BoConcept Makeover
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    A BoConcept Makeover

    When we moved into an Edwardian apartment in San Francisco's Mission District four years ago, we trucked in our furniture, set the pieces where we thought they made sense, and haven't changed much...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.11.11

  21. 7 Modern Wreaths to Welcome Your Guests
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    7 Modern Wreaths to Welcome Your Guests

    In olden times, during the cold December darkness of Eastern Europe, people gathered wreaths of evergreen and lit fires as signs of hope in a coming spring and renewed light. We continue this...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.18.13

  22. Table Manners
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    Table Manners

    For most of us, the dining table is second only to the kitchen island for everything from work to homework to meal time. Here, we highlight five slabs, from a French solid oak to Saarinen's marble...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.27.13

  23. How to Design with Hexagon Patterns
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    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

  24. A Lot to Love
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    A Lot to Love

    In a leafy residential area a few miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, an enterprising architect saw opportunity where others saw trouble. He took a sloping, triangular lot and designed a new...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Mike Sinclair
    02.12.10

  25. Baroque Meets Modern in San Francisco
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    Baroque Meets Modern in San Francisco

    Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her traditional 1925 San Francisco home.

    written by: Andy Isaacson
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    02.20.13

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