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20 Nature-Loving Homes Where Biophilia Thrives
Flourishing with greenery, natural materials, organic textures, and sunlight, these designs put wellness first.
19 Backyard Offices and Studios to Inspire Your Own Work-From-Home Escape
From prefab pods to cozy cabins, these backyard offices make working from home a breeze.
These 7 Timber Homes Remind Us That Wood Knows No Bounds
Wood is one of the world’s oldest building materials—but as these contemporary homes show, there’s still room to grow.
Dwell’s 2020 Wrap-Up: The Best Stories We Published This Year
From the most spectacular to the most shared, these home tours, essays, interviews, and guides topped the charts.
Top 10 Stories That Defined 2020
From the pandemic’s upheaval of daily life to our nation’s racial reckoning and the dearth of affordable housing, these were the issues we grappled with this year.
These 10 Tiny Homes Make a Huge Case for the Small Space
In her new book “Living Little,” writer and editor Hannah Jenkins counts the ways—and the reasons why—we’re drawn to small spaces.
Top 10 Unforgettable Design Quotes of 2020
These sound-bites from the architects, designers, leaders, and activists we interviewed this year address the industry’s most pressing issues.
Top 10 Vans, Buses, and Trailers of 2020
From souped-up Airstreams to converted skoolies, these rambling homes enraptured our readers.
Top 10 Sustainable Homes of 2020
From a carbon-negative cabin to a prefab farmhouse, these resourceful designs captivated readers this year.
Top 10 Mullet Homes of 2020
Traditional in the front, modern in the back, these dwellings look unassuming from the street.
Top 9 Objects of 2020
A mug reinvented 100 ways and a Bauhaus beehive are among the nominees in this year’s Dwell Design Awards.
Top 9 Bathrooms of 2020
From the whimsical to the austerely beautiful, the contenders in this year’s Dwell Design Awards are singular sanctuaries.
Cat Architecture: 6 Homes Designed With Felines in Mind
These cat-friendly homes allow people and their pets to live together in perfect harmony.
Top 9 Kitchens of 2020
The nominees for this year’s Dwell Design Awards are the epitome of style and function.
Top 9 Gardens of 2020
The verdant spaces nominated for the Dwell Design Awards bring these biophilic homes to life.
Top 9 Small Spaces of 2020
The nominees for this year’s Dwell Design Awards may be petite, but they pack a big punch.
Top 9 Prefabs of 2020
These best-in-class prefabricated homes are vying for your vote in the Dwell Design Awards.
Top 10 Most Shared Stories of 2020
Our readers couldn’t resist passing these articles along to family and friends.
Top 10 Black Gable Homes of 2020
A dramatic take on an archetypal shape, these pitch-roofed residences cut a striking figure.
Top 9 Dwellings of 2020
The homes nominated for this year’s Dwell Design Awards represent the best in creative, context-driven design.
12 Inspiring Tiny Homes That Were Entirely DIY’ed
The owners of these micro houses dreamed big and built small.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Sleek Black Kitchens
These modern kitchens adhere to the mantra, “black is the new black.” Glean some renovation inspiration from the homes that caught our editor's eye this week.
16 Dreamy Ski Cabins We Wish We Were Holed Up In This Winter
While you’re hunkered down at home, fix yourself a hot toddy and enjoy a virtual tour of these snowbound chalets.
These 21 Funky Bathrooms Make the Case for Ditching Subway Tiles
From eye-popping hues to bold patterns, here are styles to suit anyone bored with white-on-white.
These 5 Companies Want to Build a Tiny House in Your Backyard for Free
Each firm will construct an ADU in your backyard in exchange for a portion of the income you generate by renting it out.
7 Rustic Retreats with Surprisingly Sleek Interiors
Tucked away in nature, these rugged cabins and barns conceal remarkably refined living spaces.
These 8 Toddler Room Ideas Will Make You Want to Be a Kid Again
When designing a bedroom or play space for your growing child, let your imagination run wild to encourage learning and curiosity.
23 Cool Cribs for the Modern Baby
Eschew the pastels and plastic baby gear—these stylish cribs are made with the modern, design-oriented parent in mind.
22 Powder Rooms That Pack Serious Style Into a Small Space
Whether they’re tucked away under a stairwell or squeezed in between two rooms, these powder rooms prove you don’t need a big footprint to make a big statement.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Beauteous Breakfast Nooks
It’s every brunch lover’s dream. Take inspiration from these cozy breakfast nooks from the Dwell community that caught our editor’s eye this week.