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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.
August 10, 2013
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5 Chalkboard Walls in Kitchens and Kids' Rooms

A coat of chalkboard paint on the wall adds a fun and useful accent to any room in the house, from a spot to scribble in kids' rooms to a keeper of to-do lists in the kitchen.
August 9, 2013
the hidden fortress bathroom portrait

6 Modern Soaking Tubs

From a rustic, 19th-century trough clad in stainless steel to a couple’s Zen bath fronted by smooth pebbles, here are 6 modern soaking tubs designed to inspire you to find creative ways to pamper yourself.
August 9, 2013
grist goldberg residence family room

Traditional on the Outside, Modern in the Inside: 6 Homes We Love

These six homes are contemporary gems in disguise: traditional on the outside, but strikingly modern within.
August 9, 2013
zuckerman residence library

11 Creative Uses for Ladders

As we prepare for our November issue, which is all about small spaces, we’re thinking small, and that often means creative use of otherwise wasted space above the main floor. Getting to these spaces always requires an equally space-saving vehicle. Enter the ladder, that age-old device that may have its ups and downs (we couldn’t resist), but whether helping us reach for that top-shelf book or getting us to our sleeping loft, can be rendered in so many oh-so-modern ways. Here are some that have graced the pages of Dwell.
August 8, 2013
The home also features an elegant sauna—this is Finland after all.

5 Modern Saunas

A stint in a sauna rumored to have myriad benefits from the social and heath standpoints and if you've considered building one of your own, here are five examples from the Dwell archive. For more modern sauna design ideas, pick up a copy of our Bath & Spa special issue.
August 8, 2013
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5 Helpful Hideaway Beds

Tucked into corners or folded into walls, hideaway beds accommodate last minute guests and open up potentially cramped spaces.
August 7, 2013
porter cottage breakfast nook portrait

A Look at Modern Breakfast Nooks

It's our firm belief that morning toast and coffee taste better in a cozy breakfast nook—a design feature made popular in Craftsman homes of the early 20th century. We've gathered five modern examples of these dining areas in the following slideshow.
August 7, 2013
Modern living room with Flexform sofa and Jens Fager candelabra

An Eclectic Living Room in Antwerp

Gallerist Veerle Wenes has sage advice for composing interior spaces: "People should choose objects for their home with passion, love, and emotion. You must give your interior some time to grow with your experiences. Let it be a combination of important discoveries from your own life," she says. Her eclectic Antwerp living room reflects this philosophy in action. A charcoal-gray modern sofa from Flexform outfitted with cushions from Chevalier Masson anchors the space. Hanging lamps by Muller van Severen (a Belgian design duo Wenes represents in her gallery, Valerie Traan) illuminate the space from overhead. Jens Fager's Raw candelabra is prominently situated atop a black coffee table. "Collectors like to see the pieces in my own home—it helps convince them of the quality of the work—but it's not a strategy," Wenes says. "I simply surround myself with pieces I like."
August 6, 2013
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