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August 16, 2013
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Modern office with Bouroullec Brothers tables and Vitra office chair

PLAYFUL FAMILY HOME IN BELGIUM

A pair of interior architects with a years-in-the-making furniture collection recast an old Belgian factory as a playful family home.

photos by: Frederik Vercruysse

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Originally appeared in Playful Family Home in Belgium
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Vintage kettles and a wide-ranging assortment of pots and pans sit above kitchen cabinets from IKEA.

MAKING ORDER FROM CHAOS: 8 BEAUTIFULLY BUSY HOMES

These eight homes turn clutter into decoration through the careful arrangement of eclectic belongings.

Photo by Bryce Duffy.

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Originally appeared in Sun Mun Way Cool
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Moonshine is beautifully set in an isolated spot in the English countryside outside of Bath. The dramatic juxtaposition of a stone gamekeeper's cottage and a modern timber framed addition gives the home a quaint, pastoral feel while capitalizing on the dr

5 BREATHTAKINGLY MODERN HOUSE ADDITIONS

These five modern house additions not only add necessary square footage, but bring their previously existing structures thoroughly up to date.

Photo by Ben Anders.

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Originally appeared in Taylor Made
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Modern wood beach house on Fire Island by Horace Gifford

MUST-SEE MODERN BEACH HOUSES ON FIRE ISLAND TOUR

A sneak preview of the modern house tours coming to Fire Island this summer, including the work of architects Horace Gifford, Harry Bates, and Andrew Geller.

Originally appeared in Must-See Modern Beach Houses on Fire Island Tour
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5 CREATIVE, HIGH-DESIGN BOOKSHELVES

Books add warm and personality to a space—and sometimes, though far too seldom, the shelves they sit on do the same. Here, five creative, handsomely built shelves that beautifully upstage their contents.

Originally appeared in 5 Creative, High-Design Bookshelves
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The cooking area features two islands—one more permanent than the other. A concrete island contains various appliances. With the extra surface area, there’s plenty of room to roll out dough and a wide berth for Ian’s power chair.

14 CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR BOOK DISPLAY AND STORAGE

We've all had that moment, when we either need to purge our books, box them up and stick them in storage, or do something about creating more space for them. To follow, clever fixes—some familiar, some extraordinary—to the common challenge of what to do about our beloved tomes.

Photo by Dave Lauridsen

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Originally appeared in Fertile Grounds
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The house is clad in smooth stucco top-coated with white Venetian plaster.

5 EXTRAORDINARY HOMES UNDER 2,000 SQUARE FEET

Here at Dwell HQ in San Francisco, most of us reside in apartments and small ones at that, so we have a special place in our hearts for small space inspiration. Living small means getting creative and utilizing every inch of space in an efficient way. Here, we take a look at five homes that are making small spaces work and doing it in style.

photo by: Gregg Segal

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Modern office with Bouroullec Brothers tables and Vitra office chair

PLAYFUL FAMILY HOME IN BELGIUM

A pair of interior architects with a years-in-the-making furniture collection recast an old Belgian factory as a playful family home.

photos by: Frederik Vercruysse

Photo by Frederik Vercruysse.

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