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5 CREATIVE MODERN PORCHES AND DECKS

As these five projects prove, a modern deck or porch can play many creative roles—as a play space, hangout spot, dining area, and more.

Photo by Lorne Bridgman.

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Originally appeared in Four Friends Joined Forces to Realize This Idyllic Forest Retreat Outside Toronto
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The master bedroom.

FALL DESIGN TREND: WARM WOODS

One Fall design trend that we are really loving this season is warm wood tones. Whether in the building material, the furniture, or accessories you choose, this Fall is all about those rich welcoming hues you can only get from the grain of natural wood. Check out our ten inspirational examples for incorporating this Fall trend into your own home.

photo by: Cristóbal Palma

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Originally appeared in Net Assets
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10 WAYS TO USE BENCHES

"Warming the bench" takes on new meaning when used as a feature in modern homes. From patio perches to living room seats, the versatile piece of furniture is a welcome addition in the 10 residences featured in our slideshow.

Photo by: Simon Devitt

Originally appeared in Material Focus: Plywood and Purpose
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5 MODERN KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS

Countertops are an important part of a kitchen renovation, and they can be everything from earthy to space-age. Here are five Dwell favorites.

Photo by Helenio Barbetta.

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Originally appeared in A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy
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Modern atrium with Jasper Morrison furniture

MODERN HIGH-DESIGN PIED-À-TERRE IN PARIS

For Felix Claus, a 1930s rental apartment is more than an idyllic pied-à-terre—it’s an architectural gem that requires reverence and careful tending.

photo by: Hotze Eisma

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Originally appeared in Modern High-Design Pied-à-Terre in Paris
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August Smart Lock by Yves Behar

6 SMARTPHONE-CONTROLLED HOME PRODUCTS

Our homes are getting more and more intelligent thanks to the little computers in our pockets—our smartphones. Companies are creating products that communicate with your iPhone or Android handset, letting you control and manage them with a few taps on the screen. You can get everything from a door lock to lights to an air conditioner to connect to your phone. Soon enough, we'll be living in robo-houses that will do everything for us.

Photo by: August

Originally appeared in 6 Smartphone-Controlled Home Products
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Modern prefab lakeside home in Bloomingdale, New Jersey

BORN IN THE USA: 7 HOMES ACROSS AMERICA

We've long championed home-grown talent, from furniture design to architecture. To see the diverse array of modern houses sprouting up across the USA, from locales in remote Wisconsin to Alaska, flip through our slideshow.

Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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Originally appeared in The New Zealand Native Who Can't Get Enough of the Garden State
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outdoor wooden hanging bed

5 CREATIVE MODERN PORCHES AND DECKS

As these five projects prove, a modern deck or porch can play many creative roles—as a play space, hangout spot, dining area, and more.

Photo by Lorne Bridgman.

Photo by Lorne Bridgman.

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