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  1. How to: Design Under a Pitched Ceiling
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    How to: Design Under a Pitched Ceiling

    Whether in restored farmhouses or modern, gabled homes, these rooms accentuate their steep, pitched ceilings.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.23.14

  2. David Weeks on How to Shop for Lighting
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    David Weeks on How to Shop for Lighting

    The New York-based designer's thoughts on lighting the home, choosing the right bulb, and more.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    05.07.14

  3. Ben Solemani on How to Shop for a Rug
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    Ben Solemani on How to Shop for a Rug

    Los Angeles-based rug designer Ben Solemani talks us through the do's and don'ts of floor coverings.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    05.09.14

  4. Barbara Hill on Designing Creative and Comfortable Rooms
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    Barbara Hill on Designing Creative and Comfortable Rooms

    The Texas designer shares how to create spaces that simultaneously stand out and stand the test of time.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.12.14

  5. How to Shop for an Ergonomic Task Chair
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    How to Shop for an Ergonomic Task Chair

    Humanscale's Sacha Burn details what to consider when buying body-conscious seating.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.20.14

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. How to Design with Fallen Wood
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    How to Design with Fallen Wood

    Embrace the twists and turns of fallen wood by turning pieces into a striking island or coffee table.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.14.15

  10. How to Build a Floating Home
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    How to Build a Floating Home

    We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home. For his first floating house project, an elegant dwelling in Seattle built by G. Little Construction, Cobb...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.12.15

  11. 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

  12. 7 Budget-Friendly DIY Gifts for Mother's Day
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    7 Budget-Friendly DIY Gifts for Mother's Day

    These simple, inexpensive DIY projects will make perfect, last-minute gifts for Mom.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.27.15

  13. 5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Attic
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    5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Attic

    When planning your attic, there's a lot to consider for such a tiny space.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    05.01.15

  14. How to Design with a Bright Monochromatic Color Palette
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    How to Design with a Bright Monochromatic Color Palette

    These modern homes demonstrate how consistent, bright colors add distinctive energy to a space.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    06.03.15

  15. Modern Manufactuing Secrets Revealed
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    Modern Manufactuing Secrets Revealed

    How does Emeco turn soda bottles into chairs? What's the trick behind the stitching in Ligne Roset's intricate Ruche sofa? Can you guess the magic number of veneer layers that go into Fritz Hansen...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.02.13

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. How To: Decorating with Posters
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    How To: Decorating with Posters

    Poster art is often one of the most effective and affordable ways to inject creativity into a space. Following up on our roundup of graphic art, here are homes that master poster decorating.

    written by: Dora Vanette
    04.23.14

  22. 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 Vanette
    06.02.14

  23. How To

    The Pi Table: Putting It Together

    With a design in place, the block is trimmed down to size, planed, sanded, and edge-cleaned. Planks are cut with precision, to ensure the waterfall pattern aligns exactly, and pieces are glued and...

    01.01.09

  24. Dwell Home Venice: Part 6
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 6

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 6...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

  25. Dwell Home Venice: Part 9
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 9

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester....

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

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