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Gardening Products: Modern Portable Planter Pots
Today’s planters are smarter than ever. They breathe, they drain, and some even light up. So whether your thumb is as green as the plants you’re pruning or as brown as the compost...
A Revitalized Rear Addition in Melbourne Connects a Victorian With a Verdant Garden
Faced with an inadequate ’80s addition on a grand Victorian home, Figureground Architecture intervenes with a striking treatment that weaves together house and garden.
BLDG Workshop Breathes New Life Into a Lakeside Home and Outdoor Hut
On the shores of Canada’s Kalamalka Lake, a dated home gets a second chance with a redesign that embraces the outdoors and captures light.
Roofless House Directs Views Upward For Indoor/Outdoor Flow
Shielding against unwanted views, a sinuous perimeter wall in Atherton, California, focuses views on the sky and surrounding canopy.
Indoor Gardens Bring Light and Air Into This Brick Home in Vietnam
Greenery abounds at this urban oasis in Hanoi.
This Tropical Mexican Home Wraps Around a Lush Garden
Designed to feel like a never-ending vacation, Casa TM in Colima boasts a circular enclosure that gives one family a luxurious connection to the outdoors.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Builds a New Chicken Coop For Less Than $1.5K
Designed for his son’s school in Tucson, Arizona, architect Gideon Danilowitz builds a low-cost chicken coop suitable for the desert climate.
A Low-Key Landscape Gives a Vancouver Family a New Lease on Outdoor Living
A simple fence helped produce this secluded oasis.
An Elegant Redwood Deck Transforms the Exterior of a ‘70s Home
The beautiful two-story redwood structure forms an upper deck and lower dining room, creating a variety of outdoor spaces for the homeowners to enjoy.
Budget Breakdown: A Weekend DIY Turns a Neglected Garage Into a Backyard Hangout for $13K
In Portland, Oregon, an experiential designer transforms half of his decrepit garage into a screened porch over just three days, creating a laid-back, outdoor room.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Lush Outdoor Spaces
These outdoor spaces from the Dwell community are perfect for warm summer nights.
Top 8 Outdoor Sculpture Parks Perfect For a Summer Outing
These sculpture parks across the country combine nature with man-made works of art for an unforgettable combination.
10 Greenhouses That Will Inspire You to Grab Your Gardening Tools
Rediscover the phenomenon of photosynthesis with these incredibly eclectic greenhouses.
6 Landscape Pros From Across the U.S. Share the Plants They Really Dig
Discover gardening ideas from all over the country.
5 Simple Tips For Growing an Indoor Herb Garden
If you thought you had to have a green thumb and lots of space to garden, think again.
Native Plants Form a Meadow-Like Habitat for a Rustic New York Home
After hands-on study, a Northeast landscape architect sows a free-growing meadow.
15 Outdoor Kitchens That Inspire Al Fresco Dining
Combining culinary creativity with a love of nature, these inspiring kitchens will make you want to cook, dine, and host outdoors all season long.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Plunge-Worthy Pools
Get ready to dive into warmer weather with these refreshing modern pools. Our editor's top picks of the week feature pools that have us feeling outdoor envy.
6 Backyard Landscape Designs That Need Minimal Maintenance
These no-fuss landscaping ideas yield gardens that practically take care of themselves.
This Stunning Redwood Pergola Brings Classic Charm to its Hollywood Hills Home
Recently updated with redwood to ensure durability and longevity, the gorgeous structure helps preserve the home’s history.
18 Modern Fireplaces and Fire Pits to Inspire Outdoor Living
Warm nights spent sitting outside with friends are just around the corner—so sit back, relax, and get inspired by these charming outdoor fireplaces and fire pits.
5 Prefab Deck Kit Companies to Easily Upgrade Your Home
Better your home's indoor/outdoor connection with one of these DIY deck kits.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Outstanding Outdoor Spaces
These porches, patios, and courtyards have us green with envy.
8 Things to Consider When Choosing Retractable Glass Walls
When done right, a gorgeous glass wall system can transform a room into a spectacular focal point with a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience.
6 Easy Ways to Get Your Garden Ready For Spring
Embrace the long-awaited coming of spring by following these tips for a verdant garden.
This Teak Outdoor Living Collection Pairs Sustainability and Scandinavian-Inspired Style
Sustainability and innovative, minimalist design are at the forefront of Gloster’s luxe collection of teak outdoor furniture.
This Copenhagen Rooftop Renovation Embodies the Future of Urban Design
Residents of a building confined within a dense Copenhagen neighborhood finally get the outdoor space they desire—in an unlikely place.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Bewitching Backyards
The blissful outdoor areas of these homes from the Dwell community are a breath of fresh air.
10 Modern Wedding Venues That Will Make Your Big Day Unforgettable
Honor your love for design—and each other—in one of these extraordinary wedding venues in the U.S. and beyond.
This Prefab Backyard Pavilion Mimics a Dragonfly's Wings
Prefabricated architecture can get a bad rap for being boring and boxy—not so for this sculptural backyard pavilion.