To coincide with our gift guide featuring modern gifts for the consummate host, we've rounded up a few crucial tips for entertaining at home from Dwell residents past.
Two Washington, D.C.–based writers balance life in the city with a low-key vacation spot.
A family’s house outside the hustle of Amsterdam makes the most of local materials and forms.
A Montreal firm creates an escape for a family of four in Quebec's Laurentides.
Seeking a respite from the city, a Portland couple create a beachfront getaway on Oregon’s rugged coast.
With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.
A modern, gabled home in Austin is designed to feel like a "leftover railroad house that had been repurposed."
A modern oasis for a family in Mexico City breaks from the local vernacular.
Built on a Hawaiian lava flow, an architect’s first substantial house in concrete reflects its craggy surroundings.
A coastal home designed by Australian architect John Wardle is uniquely tuned in to its residents and to its epic surroundings.
By eliminating walls and incorporating a series of interior gardens, architect José Roberto Paredes creates an eclectic and inspired El Salvador beach house.
Portland-based studio Jessica Helgerson Interior Design rehauled a Brooklyn brownstone with furnishings and finishes in bold colors and tactile materials. Dwell checks in with lead designer Chelsie...
Herman Miller is the Michigan-based manufacturer of all things modern—along with Knoll, and a handful of other companies, one of the grandparents of American modernism.
The acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento, filling it with custom creations and their greatest hits.
In this Brussels mansion, nothing has a price tag, but almost everything is for sale. Here, two design experts curate their fantasy house.
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.
Thanks to designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama, an aging workshop in London’s once-gritty Bethnal Green is reborn as a colorful, custom-built guesthouse.
A rainy start to the Brooklyn Home Tour—the closing event of City Modern—didn't deter those who turned out for a peek into five unique homes in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Boerum...
To create their rural Connecticut getaway, Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi layered their modern design sensibility atop an early 20th-century stone foundation.
An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake a dilapidated mid-century gem into a hillside perch for their family.
How a Bay Area architect who toggles his time between the coasts found his home away from home in a modern Manhattan high-rise.
Young architects often design homes for their parents. But for Toronto's Julia Knezic, it was an especially intimate job: her mom Susan Farkas's new house is next to her own. When the property...
A couple takes a minimalist approach to their Brooklyn apartment, focusing on supple materials, subtle gradations of color, and custom finishes by local craftsmen.
In southwest England, interior designer and avid furniture collector Kathryn Tyler built her home around the vintage pieces she’d amassed over a decade.
On a lakeside plot outside Toronto, four friends forge a new kind of vacation house.