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9 Cushy Mattress Toppers to Give Your Bed the Ultimate Boost
9 Cushy Mattress Toppers to Give Your Bed the Ultimate Boost
Add a plush layer to extend the life of your mattress and deepen your sleep.
A Portland Home Combines Midcentury Style and Sustainable Design as It Bridges Wetlands
The Patton New Century House treads lightly on the land while providing wide-open living spaces.
A Cathedral-Esque Lake Home Rises in the Quebec Countryside
Built with a material palette that will beautifully patina, the Memphremagog Lake House by _naturhumaine stands in dialogue with its wooded surroundings.
A Midcentury Beach House by a Renowned East Coast Architect Asks $1.7M
A Midcentury Beach House by a Renowned East Coast Architect Asks $1.7M
Built by architect Andrew Geller on the north shore of Long Island, New York, the 1968 home offers spacious living areas with original details—and access to a private beach within...
10 Dreamy Italian Villas You Can Rent for an Idyllic Getaway
From a reimagined oil mill in Sicily to a restored Tuscan farmhouse, these enchanting villas are abound with rustic details including stone walls, exposed beams, and brick...
A Brutalist ’60s Apartment Gets a Bright and Airy Makeover
Architecture firm 27.9 succinctly blends wood elements with concrete to turn a family’s apartment into a home worth hanging onto.
An Ecuador Couple Seek Out Adventure in a DIY Tiny Cabin on Wheels
The camper has a bed, workspace, kitchen, and bath—plus a whole lot of rustic, off-grid charm.
Budget Breakdown: An Oregon Retreat Revamped for $135K Channels Nautical Wes Anderson Vibes
In the tiny community of Cape Meares, a DIY couple turn an unassuming shingled house into a maritime-inspired getaway.
Every Day Feels Like a Vacation at One Family’s Breezy Waterfront Home in England
Clad in weathered larch and pale brick, a riverside residence in Suffolk County soaks up sun and views.
A Beautifully Restored Midcentury in the Berkeley Hills Lists for $1.4M
Under the guidance of the home’s original architect, Tom Lowe, the current owners performed a 10-year renovation that includes a garage turned ADU.
A Tiny Cabin for Migrating Birds Rises in Switzerland
A Tiny Cabin for Migrating Birds Rises in Switzerland
The Bird Island House extends a warm, cozy perch to flocks on long-haul flights.
Roll Up Your Sleeves and Build This DIY Office in a Box
You might want to push out those weekend brunch plans—Japanese design firm Nosigner is giving away plans to create a compact workstation on wheels.
This Modern Take on the Brass Candleholder Helps Set the Mood, Indoors and Out
Graypants Studio’s Wick is a portable, rechargeable LED light with the glow of a candle flame.
A Mechanic’s Garage Turned Airy Loft Lists for $1.1M in Lyon, France
The converted home boasts steel-framed windows, spiral staircases, and an original car platform that would excite any auto fanatic.
A Family’s Glass-Enclosed Cabin Hovers in a Pine Forest in Ecuador
To turn a 700-square-foot home into a more permanent residence for a family of four, RAMA estudio attached a prefab glass-and-steel box that extends into the surrounding...
A Centuries-Old Emblem Inspires a New Object of Beauty
Belgian artist Charles Kaisin and French gilding studio Atelier Thiery conjure a glittering, kinetic sculpture that blurs the line between art and design.
10 Mattresses We Love for Less Than $1,000
Get a great night’s sleep with these über-comfy mattresses, all priced at less than $1,000 for a queen.
A Breakthrough Renovation Turns a Brick Home Into a Desert Oasis
A design dream team connects a 1980s dwelling to its spectacular site in Paradise Valley,...
16 “Before & After” Kitchen Remodels That Really Cook
While there’s no secret recipe for the perfect kitchen, these renovations showcase myriad solutions for better lighting, storage, and functionality.
A Tree House–Like Dwelling Near the Coastline Seeks $3.89M in Santa Monica, CA
The thoughtfully renovated residence was designed in 1981 by local architect Thane Roberts.
A Dark Suburban Home in Melbourne Becomes a Verdant, Light-Filled Refuge
Architecture studio DREAMER revives a century-old dwelling with an addition that optimizes indoor/outdoor flow.
A Bucolic, Barn-Like Home on Long Island Seeks $4.3M
Designed by the cofounder of New York’s Dean & DeLuca, the serene residence sits on a secluded enclave with a pool and a meditation room.
How to Prep Your Home for a New Pet, According to an Interior Designer
From beds that are actually chic to the best upholstery fabric for your furniture, Lisa Galano has expert advice for you and your furry friend.
A Whimsical Teahouse Pops Up on a Grassy Mound in the Middle of Tokyo
Architect Terunobu Fujimori elevates the traditional typology to new heights for the Tokyo Olympics.
Listed for $2.7M, This Architect's Award-Winning Home in Southern California Is a Must-See
Designed by Cigolle X Coleman, Y House in Venice, California, revolves around a bold steel stair.
Before & After: An Airy Loft Opens Up a 1920 Bungalow in Atlanta
A clever reconfiguration expands a Craftsman home by 780 square feet without changing its footprint.
A Spanish Architect’s Brutalist-Inspired Home Makes Room for Three Generations
On the outskirts of Madrid, architect Malu de Miguel designs a shared residence for her family with two pavilions clad in concrete and brick.
13 ADU Floor Plans That Make the Most of the Backyard
These compact layouts create ideal guesthouses, tiny offices, art studios, and more.
An Off-Grid Artist’s Retreat Pops Up on an Island Near Ireland
Dubbed Studio Drop, the tiny green cabin offers refuge for creatives seeking isolation.
A Converted 1940s Gym in the Netherlands Becomes an Airy Home With “Tactile Contrast”
MASA Architects design a serene urban hideout with open-plan spaces that juxtapose gritty, exposed brick and concrete with silky stone and glass finishes.