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  1. Modern Homes with Creative Floor Coverings
    Rooms We Love

    Modern Homes with Creative Floor Coverings

    Sometimes a splash of floor color with a creative design makes all the difference in a room.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    05.20.15

  2. Scenic Country Home Made of Flat-Packed Panels
    Houses We Love

    Scenic Country Home Made of Flat-Packed Panels

    A slightly cantilevered home in England connects with nature.

    written by: David Rudin
    photos by: David Fisher
    04.19.15

  3. The 10 Best-Designed Restaurants in America
    We Recommend

    The 10 Best-Designed Restaurants in America

    At Dwell we're obsessed with eateries that treat their decor as carefully as their prix fixes. From Philadelphia to Palm Springs, these ten tantalizing restaurant designs are a feast for the eye.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.10.15

  4. 7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home
    House Tours

    7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home

    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.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.19.14

  5. 7 Modern Wreaths to Welcome Your Guests
    Product Reviews

    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

  6. 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

  7. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Table
    Gift Guides

    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

  8. 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

  9. 8 Tips for the Modern Thanksgiving Table
    --Make It Yours

    8 Tips for the Modern Thanksgiving Table

    As Thanksgiving approaches at the end of the month, we've got table settings on the brain. Here we've picked four stellar dining rooms from the Dwell archives and supplemented with product picks on...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.12.13

  10. 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

  11. 8 Ways to Design A Cocktail Hour
    Food

    8 Ways to Design A Cocktail Hour

    From editor-approved tabletop vignettes to homeowners' best cocktail recipes, here's a toast to design under the influence.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.11.13

  12. Happy Hour: 5 Unique Home Bars
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    Happy Hour: 5 Unique Home Bars

    Why go out to a crowded, loud, and overpriced bar when you can host happy hour at home? Here, we take a look at five homeowners who have created unique and fun home bars.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.23.13

  13. 6 Outdoor Patio Dining Essentials
    Outdoor

    6 Outdoor Patio Dining Essentials

    Summer brings warm nights and the perfect atmosphere for outdoor patio dining. Set the stage for an evening on the terrace with these six patio dining essentials from shatter-proof wine glasses to...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.12.13

  14. Gable-Roofed Rural Weekend Home in Connecticut
    House Tours

    Gable-Roofed Rural Weekend Home in Connecticut

    To create their rural Connecticut getaway, Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi layered their modern design sensibility atop an early 20th-century stone foundation.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Andrea Chu
    10.03.12

  15. All in the Family
    House Tours

    All in the Family

    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...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Sean Galbraith
    08.06.12

  16. Communal Lakeside Vacation House in Ontario
    House Tours

    Communal Lakeside Vacation House in Ontario

    On a lakeside plot outside Toronto, four friends forge a new kind of vacation house. 

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    04.19.12

  17. Spirit of the South
    House Tours

    Spirit of the South

    With neighboring duplexes supplying rental income, two Knoxville architects patiently—and affordably—craft their dream home.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Hollis Bennett
    02.22.12

  18. Split the Difference
    House Tours

    Split the Difference

    When the plan to add a second story to a century-old Montreal house crumbled due to a weak foundation, architect Marc-André Plasse eked out another 500 square feet with a clever...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alexi Hobbs
    02.22.12

  19. Building Community
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    Building Community

    With a clean-lined new loft building designed by El Dorado Inc., a fleet of hip galleries, and a burgeoning creative class, Wichita is anything but plains.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    09.16.11

  20. An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California
    House Tours

    An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California

    If good fences make good neighbors, then Shino and Ken Mori are the best neighbors ever. They invite us past the charred cedar facade of their Southern California home. 

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    08.04.11

  21. A Piece of Home
    House Tours

    A Piece of Home

    Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from disparate cultures can design a home that bridges the gap.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Ben Anders
    07.27.11

  22. Family Matters
    House Tours

    Family Matters

    The open spaces and transparency of modern architecture turn out to be extremely useful when there’s a house full of relatives.

    written by: Lydia Lee
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    07.18.11

  23. A BoConcept Makeover
    A Great Idea

    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

  24. On The Rocks
    House Tours

    On The Rocks

    For centuries, Spain’s Canary Islands have been the last outpost of civilization before European mariners sailed headlong into the vast Atlantic. That same sense of horizon-bound, seaside...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    06.11.11

  25. Appetite for Construction
    House Tours

    Appetite for Construction

    Six years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different from any other in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, where the...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    03.29.11

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