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6 Ways to Add Throw Pillows

They haven’t always been in design favor, but throw pillows, when done right, can add warmth, color, and texture to a room like nothing else can. Six designers show us how.
September 11, 2013
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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.
September 10, 2013
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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.
September 7, 2013
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5 Bold and Modern Glass Facades

These bold and modern facades take transparency—and creative use of common materials—to the next level.
September 7, 2013
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7 Beautiful Balconies

A place to catch morning rays or a bit of fresh air, balconies often become favorite spaces in modern homes. Click through the slideshow for a look at seven designs from the Dwell archive.
September 5, 2013
Sasha samples berries at the island while Wes, perched on the counter next to Deborah, clutches the whipped cream—similar in color to the backsplash, made of traditional Moroccan tiles and available through Emory & Cie.

Kitchen Design: 5 Backsplashes We Love

Time for that tired old backsplash to go? Here are five ideas for new looks, ranging from top-of-the-line modern tile to the ultimate DIY version for an Airstream trailer.
September 4, 2013
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5 More Dining Rooms We Love

We take a dive into our archives for five more of the best modern dining rooms (see Part One here) from a colorful British reboot to a Le Corbusier-inspired Parisian setting. Bon appétit!
September 4, 2013
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Angular Multi-Generational Home in Washington

For many baby boomers, "retirement" is just a long way to spell "the end." This wasn't the case for Mike and Fiona Goodchild, a pair of retiring Scottish UCSB professors who wanted a home that would easily adapt to meet their changing needs while helping future generations meet theirs. After purchasing a tear-down house next to their adult daughter's home and family in 2010, the Goodchilds connected with a pair of architects who shared their sensibility. The resulting Burke-Gilman Bike Trail house, named for the Seattle recreational footpath which it overlooks, is the playful embodiment of sustainability. From the adaptable office space upstairs to the back entry that has been designed for conversion into a wheelchair path, the house is as changeable as it is comfortable.
September 4, 2013
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10 Tips for Creating a Comfortable Living Room

A comfortable living space is about layers, creating conversational seating, and building a sensible room that’s both visually and functionally stimulating. A perfect living room teases and pleases the eye in a manner that feels edgy and fun while simultaneously catering to one’s need to pile up or curl in in the most casual way. Here, ten tips to help you on your way.
September 3, 2013