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A Family Aces the Remodel of a Cute Schoolhouse in the Catskills
A Family Aces the Remodel of a Cute Schoolhouse in the Catskills
The ’70s building set them up for success in creating a rustic-chic home on five acres in the country.
My House: There’s Nothing Complicated About Emma Allen’s Asheville Home
With city life in the rearview, the Everyday Oil founder keeps things simple and soothing in her pair of connected cottages.
Live and Work in This Frank Gehry Loft in Santa Monica for $2.5M
The three-level studio shows the starchitect’s practical side, while still leaving room for fun.
A Young Family’s Apartment in India Is a Pastel-Hued Wonderland
A Young Family’s Apartment in India Is a Pastel-Hued Wonderland
The flat in Gujarat, India, features whimsical hand-painted murals, a bar hidden in a closet, bedroom decor inspired by cottage gardens, and a balcony festooned with flower...
The Spiciest Summer Sales We’re Shopping Right Now
From Fourth of July weekend sales and beyond, here are the best discounts on apparel, bedding, home decor, and more that you can take advantage of from the comfort of your couch.
Bobby Berk’s Desert Hacienda Celebrates Outdoor Living With a High-Tech Deck
The design expert and Emmy-nominated TV host explains why he chose TimberTech over traditional wood for his midcentury oasis near Palm Springs.
Is There a Chicanx Style of Architecture?
Riverside, CA’s new Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture has been a long time coming. But its arrival prompts a question about design and cultural specificity.
This Renovation on Long Island Hacks the Conventions of Single-Family Suburban Living
Design firm Architensions tops a house with another house, subverting the notion of a traditional second-story addition.
Soak Up the Sun and Sky in This Mountaintop Home Listed for $2.4M
Located on Shinar Mountain in Connecticut, this midcentury home is all about the finest views from the largest windows.
A Timber Artist’s Retreat Sprouts Beside a Stone Cottage in England
Studio Weave draws upon traditional craft and contemporary design to create a garden dwelling geared toward creative growth.
10 Products to Punch Up Your Space, According to a Skincare Expert
10 Products to Punch Up Your Space, According to a Skincare Expert
The cofounder and CEO of Alder New York, Nina Zilka, shares the products that add a bit of flair to her everyday.
In an Airstream Far, Far Away…Lives a Star Wars–Obsessed Design Fiend
Mountain Modern Airstream channels the Force into a cool, compact desert home for influencer Kyle Krieger.
A Shipping Container Home in Rural Australia Delivers Views at Every Turn
The retreat routes a U-shape around a central plunge pool, providing a series of unique vantages of the forest landscape.
Go Full Cottagecore With This $1.7M English Coach House
The original details are perfectly preserved in this countryside home.
A Band of Whiskey Lovers Finds Refuge in Rural Virginia
Remote life is good. Remote life in a cabin with whiskey is even better.
An Unloved Loft Is Brought Back to Life for a Newlywed Couple
New finishes, built-ins, and pops of color restore vim and vigor to the space.
Towering Trees Grow Through the Roof of This $2.6M Topanga Canyon Home
The mountaintop home mingles with dense oaks and offers stunning views of Red Rock Canyon Park.
Invite Elements of Nature Into Your Home With Armadillo’s New Rugs
Armadillo has added two handcrafted rugs to their collection that celebrate the beauty of jute and reimagine traditional techniques for contemporary living.
Home Renovation Shows Meet Cute with Romance Novels
Why flipping houses and falling in love work so well together.
A Timber-Heavy Apartment in Spain Is Anything but Wooden
In Santander, Zooco Estudio joined fresh millwork with original beams to enliven a historic space with smart partitions and plenty of built-in storage.
Keep It Light and Breezy in This L.A. Home Listed for $3.6M
Sunlight is the star of the show in this recently renovated mission revival home, which was featured in the film “Mulholland...
This Seaside Holiday Home in South Africa Is Built for the Ages
Its mix of indoor and outdoor spaces embraces the setting while bracing for weather, giving a couple and their family a place to escape for years to come.
19 Bedroom Storage Solutions to Streamline Your Space
Don’t fall victim to the dreaded “laundry...
A Midcentury-Modern Forest Oasis by Paul Rudolph Lists for $2.9M
Settle into serenity in the legendary architect’s Bernhard Residence.
An Artist and Her Builder Husband Shake the Dust Out of an Old Fisherman’s Shack in Tasmania
The seaside setting had it all, so the couple made a few updates to the ’80s structure to make the most of it: larger windows, new decking, and a firepit overlooking the ocean.
Before & After: A SoCal Surfer’s Choppy Kitchen Catches a New Wave
Designer Lisa Carolla streamlines her space for post-beach bites, communal cooking, and everyday living in Encinitas.
The History of the Tripp Trapp Chair, Which Changed the Children’s Design Game
On its 50th anniversary, we take a look back at a company that transformed the trajectory of kids’ furniture.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect’s £224K Remodel Makes a Splash With Pastel Tile
Inspired by a David Hockney painting, Grant Straghan colors his London home in soothing tones of seafoam and rose.
A Family’s Milanese Apartment Is Reimagined With Miles of Tiles
A white-and-blue honeycomb pattern runs the length of its central corridor to mesmerizing effect.
In Portland, Oregon, the Paths to Homeownership Are Multiplying
The city’s low-density zoning reform in August of last year opened the door to lot splits and smallplexes—and developers, homeowners, and lenders have gotten busy building.