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  1. Here's How 3 Different Architects Mastered Tricky Sites
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    Here's How 3 Different Architects Mastered Tricky Sites

    Their backs against the wall, these architects responded with innovative solutions to overcome narrow, remote, and all-around inconvenient sites. Click through the slideshow to see how they did it.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.10.15

  2. Rain Chains and Water Catchment Systems to Get You Ready for Spring
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    Rain Chains and Water Catchment Systems to Get You Ready for Spring

    April showers may bring May flowers, but spring rain also offers an opportunity to maximize the storage of our most precious resource—water. The following rain chains show us how to conserve and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.02.15

  3. 6 Ways to Use Color at Home
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    6 Ways to Use Color at Home

    An accent wall needn't read like an outdated real estate marketing tool. When done right, offsetting spaces in your home with a new coat of paint can make all the difference.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.25.15

  4. 8 Ways to Design With Tubular-Steel Furniture
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    8 Ways to Design With Tubular-Steel Furniture

    What do Marcel Breuer's Cesca chair, Eileen Gray's Bibendum chair, and Charles Pollock's CP Lounge have in common? It's all in the material: tubular steel. "I considered such polished and curved...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.20.15

  5. Material Inspiration for Your Next Kitchen Island
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    Material Inspiration for Your Next Kitchen Island

    Marble isn't the be-all and end-all of kitchen materials. Consider all your options when planning your next island.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.17.15

  6. How to Achieve a Mature Bachelor Pad
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    How to Achieve a Mature Bachelor Pad

    No neon beer signs in sight. These five bachelor pads are clean, sophisticated, and, frankly, dashing.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.13.15

  7. 5 Light-Filled NYC Homes
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    5 Light-Filled NYC Homes

    Accessing natural light in a city hemmed in by row houses and skyscrapers requires getting creative. These five sun-soaked New York homes are designed with maximum exposure in mind.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.12.15

  8. 7 Creative Ways to Use Statement Textiles at Home
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    7 Creative Ways to Use Statement Textiles at Home

    Vibrant upholstery, vintage carpets, and vivid curtains are some of the ways textiles can instill a distinctive personality into a space. One of the more easy-to-change items in a home—as compared...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.06.15

  9. 7 Tips for Planting a Green Roof
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    7 Tips for Planting a Green Roof

    Quit daydreaming about owning a rooftop garden and get down to brass tacks. These seven green roofing tips will provide all the inspiration you need.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.04.15

  10. 7 Ways to Design with Heath Tiles
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    7 Ways to Design with Heath Tiles

    For over half a century, California's Heath Ceramics has been turning out coarse, colorful stoneware tiles. We've shared our love for Heath's artistry before through our Dwell Patterns...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.26.15

  11. How to Design with Mahogany
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    How to Design with Mahogany

    Every variety of wood has its own personality. Rich yet restrained, mahogany is a soothing presence. Here's how seven modern homes put it to use.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.20.15

  12. 5 Modern Takes on the Bay Window
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    5 Modern Takes on the Bay Window

    The bay window can be the stuffiest of portals to the outside world, but not when the roomy floor space it creates inside is used to great effect, or when its exterior shape takes a decidedly...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.12.15

  13. How to Design a Memorable Pop-Up
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    How to Design a Memorable Pop-Up

    Designed to look spontaneous, pop-up shops often obscure the enormous amount of planning that goes into creating them. For more than five years, Jaspar Jansen and Jeroen Dellensen of Amsterdam...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    01.31.15

  14. 6 Tips for a Pain-Free Kitchen Renovation
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    6 Tips for a Pain-Free Kitchen Renovation

    With the average kitchen remodel costing around $55,000, it’s easy to see why homeowners look for ways to save money on a renovation. And considering how many decisions are made with this highly...

    written by: Anne Reagan
    10.28.14

  15. How to Optimize Acoustics at Home
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    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

  16. Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Kitchen
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    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

  17. How to Build a Design Collection
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    How to Build a Design Collection

    It’s never too late to start collecting modern furniture. Take inspiration from these well-furnished interiors, which bring design classics out of the museum and into home.

    08.18.14

  18. How to Shop for Wallpaper
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    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

  19. Essential Small-Space Living Tips
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    Essential Small-Space Living Tips

    In our September 2014 issue, we feature compact homes from British Columbia to Los Angeles that make the most of their compact square footage. Here, some of the featured homeowners share their...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    07.26.14

  20. How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious
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    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

  21. How To Remodel with Douglas Fir
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    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

  22. 6 Minor Fixes to Help Sell Your Home
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    6 Minor Fixes to Help Sell Your Home

    No matter how pretty your living room, when your home is on the market, you'll need to refresh your interiors to lure serious, potential buyers. New York-based real estate professional Trisha Ocona...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    06.03.14

  23. How To Use Color in Small Spaces
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    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

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    8 Tactics for Renovating a Small Space

    From color palettes to vertical accents, we've rounded up eight proven tactics for making the most of a small space renovation.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.02.14

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