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The New Wallpaper Trends Designers Are Obsessed With

Here's how you can make these bold styles work in your home.<p>When it comes to wallpaper you can pretty much find a design in every color, style and pattern to suit your interior, but what are designers predicting as the biggest trends for 2017?<p>"The fantastic thing about now is that there isn't one …

Articles about 131 day house on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Jayna Cooper had never designed a house before, much less played general contractor, when she broke ground on her new...<p>Our July/August issue (on newsstands now) focuses on the work of talented female architects who found creative ways to solve...<p>Green prefab homebuilding company Blu …

Home Building

4 Glorious Places to Celebrate National Camping Month

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>June is National Camping Month, and there is no better time to tell stories around the campfire, revel in stargazing, and get up with the sunrise. While some of these spots are not the easiest to get to, we guarantee these destinations will not disappoint. So pack up your …

4 of the Remotest Vacation Spots on the Planet

<i>By Adam Lapetina</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Chris Zielecki</i><p>Remember when you vacationed in Cape Cod and ran into Bob from accounting? And then, next year, when you vacationed in Myrtle Beach and ran into him again? Well, you might have a more serious problem, but you also might want to try going somewhere a …

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

9 Places That Are Surprisingly Cheap This Year

(Photo: Peter Zelei/Getty Images)<p>Call it the year of the bucket list. A strong dollar in destinations around the world is making this an amazing time to go farther and do more for much, much less in 2015. Find great value around the globe -- from usually pricey destinations like Japan and France to …

Dodging Gators On Lake Jesup, Florida's 'Natural' Theme Park

The Florida airboat ride -- a must-do for anyone visiting the Sunshine State's vast wetlands -- is actually less "boat" than "air." When that massive propellor gets revved up, you practically lift off the surface of the water. If the wind is blowing, expect a wild ride.<p>Since the 1920s, airboats …

Russian Photographer Creates Stunning Visual Narratives Inspired by Fairytales

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight …

Photography

Stunning Photos of Incredibly Blue Glacier Caves in Iceland

Home to abundant waterfalls, mountains, volcanoes, fields, and glaciers, Iceland is a photographer's dream come true. Mechanical engineer and photographer Skarpi Thrainsson, who was born and raised in Iceland, showcases his love for his motherland's natural beauty in stunning landscape photos. …

Photography

30 Great Kitchen Design Ideas

Fabulous ideas for any kitchen.<p>If you're ready to design a kitchen but don't know where to start, we've got just the thing to help. From the simple to the sublime, our collection of 30 fabulous kitchen ideas — gathered from some of the nation's best designers — is sure to inspire. Plus: 60 …

Articles about 7 homes throw shade on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special …

Fabrication

Modern Boutique Hotel in a 19th-Century Foundry

Designer John Tong’s inventive Ontario boutique hotel blends rural references with an urbane sensibility.<p>Prince Edward County in Ontario, Canada, has become a popular weekend destination for epicureans and wine connoisseurs. And while travelers have a bounty of farmstands, vineyards, and …

Devon

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and my tricks. I had the oops moments; now you can learn from them.<p>There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found …

12 Most Romantic Bedrooms

You're about to fall hard for these.<p>Soft throws, canopy beds and glam chandeliers — it doesn't get much more sexy and sophisticated than these bedrooms.

Interior Design

5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families in the Caribbean

Whether you're a family of three or of five, with toddlers or with teens, these five best Caribbean all-inclusive resorts promise carefree good times in a natural paradise with unbridled fun under the sun for the whole family. Above and beyond delicious cuisine and decadent spa treatments, each of …

Light-Infused Panoramic Family Home in Golden Beach Florida

Opening towards the waterfront of Florida’s Golden Beach, this fantastic contemporary home at <b>96 Golden Beach Drive</b> is part of SDH Studio‘s portfolio. …

Falling mortgage rates spur surge in home loan applications

Mortgage rates keep falling, and that has borrowers rushing to close a deal.<p>Applications for home loans soared 49% for the week ended Jan. 9, according to the Mortgage Bankers Assn., the largest pop since 2008. The jump from a week earlier came from a 66% increase in refinances, and a 24% gain in …

How Your Window Rating Label Is Costing You Money

Let’s be honest, when in the market for new windows, odds are the bulk of your focus is on finding the perfect balance between aesthetics and price …

7 Lighting Mistakes You're Making

Avoid these and your future will be bright.<p><i>A perfectly-lit bedside table by Ashley Whittaker.</i><p>1. Relying on Only One Light Source<p>The key to good lighting is layering it at different heights. "Don't rely on only one kind of light source. Mix a variety of overhead and floor or table lamps," Alan …

10 Ways to Save Tons of Cash When You Travel in 2015

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>OK, so 2015 is here. Maybe you made resolutions -- eat more bacon, quit smoking, whatever -- but traveling more is one you can definitely keep. Most people don't because they think they're too busy, or it's too expensive. Well, what if I told you saving money …

Seascape - A Romantic Coastal Hideaway

Enveloped by the eerie silence and glorious scenery of an eight-million-year old New Zealand peninsula, Seascape is where nature and architecture …

Food & Dining

12 Tips For Creating The Ultimate Homework Station

Creating a stylish and streamlined space for your kids.<p>Help kids concentrate on their homework by creating a stylish and streamlined space for all their studying needs.

Bear Table Design

Le designer Daniel Lewis Garcia imagined a wooden table playing with talent on the silhouette of a bear. Creating a touch of fantasy in a room …

HotWheels Car Drawer Knobs - Furniture Knobs (TK07)

Description<p>HotWheels Drawer Knobs - Furniture Knobs (TK07)<p>Add some flash to the room of your aspiring race car driver or HotWheels enthusiast with these nifty drawer knobs! They would look great on a dresser in a young boy′s bedroom or a cabinet in his playroom. These brand-new HotWheels were …

Inspired Spaces for Kids

Here’s our latest round of ideas and inspiration for kid’s spaces, from Finnish playhouses to camp-inspired bunk beds.<p>I’m in love with this playhouse …

This Color-In-Wallpaper Is Beyond Awesome

Burgerdoodles Color-In Wallpaper<p>Posted in Living<p>There was a time when wallpaper was only acceptable in your grandma’s bathroom, but those days have …

Frien'Zoo Stool

Another original home item from Cement Design, the <b>Frien'Zoo Stool Animal Chair</b> has been produced in collaboration with a furniture manufacturer in …

Playful Furniture Design Looks Like a Giant Comfortable Birdsnest

Israel-based Merav (Salush) Eitan and Gaston Zahr of OGE Creative Group were inspired by the structure of a bird's nest to develop this large, playful reclining space. Called <i>Giant Birdsnest for Creating New Ideas</i>, the circular wooden structure is filled with soft, egg-shaped pillows and is intended …

Furniture

Remarkable Latte Art Featuring Photorealistic Cats Looks Too Impressive to Sip

Japan seems to be on the cutting edge of the quirky genre known as latte art; the latest trend features sepia-toned, photorealistic drawings of cats that are captured in the foam of an espresso beverage. Twitter user @dongurinekobei is responsible for these extremely-detailed creations that …

Drawing