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  1. Domestic Ribbon
    House Tours

    Domestic Ribbon

    Armed with a masters in architecture from Columbia University and only 3 years in the field, architectural designer Alan Y. L. Chan renovated a wreck of an apartment in an early 1900s building on...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.08.09

  2. From the Show Floor: Dwell Outdoor
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Dwell Outdoor

    Abuzz with visitors discovering and testing out all manner of sustainable alfresco products, Dwell Outdoor drew a huge crowd all day Saturday, with many filing in and out of a brand-new modern...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    06.26.11

  3. 5 Cozy Bedrooms
    Houses We Love

    5 Cozy Bedrooms

    Modern should never mean austere—especially for the bedroom. Here we offer five downright dreamy spaces.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.23.13

  4. 7 Tiny Backyard Retreats
    Outdoor

    7 Tiny Backyard Retreats

    From a nature writer’s off-the-grid Puget Sound getaway to a Texan’s shipping container guesthouse, these retreats may inspire you to make that backyard retreat you’ve been dreaming of a reality.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.27.13

  5. 6 Rooftop Hangouts
    Outdoor

    6 Rooftop Hangouts

    With forethought and engineering, a rooftop can be a very valuable bit of real estate. Here are six cool roofs that not only work overhead, but underfoot.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.29.13

  6. 7 Cool Kitchen Sinks
    Renovation

    7 Cool Kitchen Sinks

    Looking to update your kitchen sink? Here are 7 from a broad spectrum of Dwell renovations that will have you thinking beyond stainless steel (although we included a couple of those, too, for good...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.07.13

  7. 10 Open-Plan Living Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    10 Open-Plan Living Rooms

    Though open-plan spaces are the new norm, some—like the following 10 we hand-picked from our pages—clearly stand out from the rest.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.12.13

  8. 10 Cool Spaces for Kids
    Rooms We Love

    10 Cool Spaces for Kids

    With the kids officially on winter break—how will you fill the time? Here are 10 spaces to inspire a redesign guaranteed to keep your little ones occupied in high style.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.20.13

  9. 10 tips for clutter-free bedrooms
    Design 101

    10 tips for clutter-free bedrooms

    For our first post in a series featuring inspiring, clutter-free rooms, we begin with the space that is arguably the most important to keep clear of all visual noise: the bedroom.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.09.14

  10. 7 Incredible Dining Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    7 Incredible Dining Rooms

    It’s the time of year when the dining room tends to actually be used for its original purpose as an elegant venue for long meals with family and friends. Here are 7 stunning examples from our pages...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.22.13

  11. 8 Eat-in Kitchens
    Design 101

    8 Eat-in Kitchens

    In spaces small or large, an eat-in kitchen is a useful hub for singles and families alike. Here are 8 well-designed versions from the pages of Dwell.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.12.13

  12. 10 Exterior Stairs
    Renovation

    10 Exterior Stairs

    Sagging stairs and sad stoops will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the following inspirational ideas from clever architects and homeowners.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.09.14

  13. 11 Ways to Dine Alfresco
    Outdoor

    11 Ways to Dine Alfresco

    Spring is finally here, bringing more opportunities to hit the terrace for meals. Here are 11 of our favorite ways to set up for modern outdoor dining.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.08.14

  14. Kitchen Design: 5 Backsplashes We Love
    Renovation

    Kitchen Design: 5 Backsplashes We Love

    Time for that tired old backsplash to go? Here are five ideas for new looks, ranging from top-of-the-line modern tile to the ultimate DIY version for an Airstream trailer.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.04.13

  15. Kitchen and Bath Trend: Nature
    Latest

    Kitchen and Bath Trend: Nature

    Nature ruled at KBIS/IBS 2014—we saw everything from petrified wood surfaces to tiles made from real fruits and vegetables. Here are a few earthly finds from the show floor.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.06.14

  16. 8 Ways to Design with the Arco Lamp
    Design 101

    8 Ways to Design with the Arco Lamp

    Second only to the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, the Arco lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, with its super arc, is the classic go-to piece for the modern living room. Here...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.08.14

  17. 8 Great Modern Garages
    Rooms We Love

    8 Great Modern Garages

    As the following spaces show, a garage can be much more than a place to hide your stuff. Celebrate the unsung space with 8 we love from our pages.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.11.13

  18. 6 Modern Soaking Tubs
    We Recommend

    6 Modern Soaking Tubs

    From a rustic, 19th-century trough clad in stainless steel to a couple’s Zen bath fronted by smooth pebbles, here are 6 modern soaking tubs designed to inspire you to find creative ways to pamper...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.09.13

  19. Smart Live-Work Spaces
    Design 101

    Smart Live-Work Spaces

    Our current model of efficiency is the live-work space, and everyone deserves their own modern version. Hint: Keep it clean, clutter-free, and bright. Here are seven to inspire you to create your...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.30.13

  20. 10 Kitchens and Baths We Love
    Rooms We Love

    10 Kitchens and Baths We Love

    We've just hit the ground running at the mega-show that is KBIS/IBS, and we'll have a trend report for you soon. This got us thinking about our favorite kitchens and baths from our pages—have a...

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.04.14

  21. A Hybrid Prefab Home in Upstate New York
    My House

    A Hybrid Prefab Home in Upstate New York

    For a vintage design dealer seeking a respite from the city, architect William Massie conceptualized a mostly prefab home around a carefully curated furniture collection in upstate New York.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Karina Tengberg
    02.27.13

  22. 6 Indoor-Outdoor Hammocks
    Outdoor

    6 Indoor-Outdoor Hammocks

    Hammocks can range from casual to luxurious, showing up everywhere from backyards to boutique hotels. Here are 6 swingin’ hammock arrangements from the Dwell archives.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.12.13

  23. Malibu Canyon House with a View
    House Tours

    Malibu Canyon House with a View

    Working with a limited footprint, a daunting slope, and killer views, architect Bruce Bolander went vertical with a secluded canyon house in Malibu.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: J Bennett Fitts
    10.29.12

  24. 10 Ways to Landscape With Pavers
    Outdoor

    10 Ways to Landscape With Pavers

    Fall is upon us and the branches are beginning to grow bare, so there’s no better time than now to focus on your hardscape. Here are 10 ways to incorporate pavers into the modern garden.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.19.13

  25. 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

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