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Thom Filicia's Down-to-Earth Lake House

A derelict 1917 house is transformed.<p>Returning to his upstate New York roots, designer Thom Filicia turns a lake house into a gathering place for friends with rustic, but sophisticated decor. For more decorating ideas, read an interview with Thom Filicia.

Interior Design

Dastardly by Design: Modern-Day Alchemist Jane Hallworth in LA

British-born, LA-based designer Jane Hallworth is fabulously droll and witty, rigorously versed in the world of architecture and design, and …

Home Decorating

An Easy Breezy Southampton House That Used to Be a Garage

A harmonious and carefree retreat.<p>Justine Cushing used a classic floral print on everything from club chairs to headboards to create a harmonious and carefree summer retreat. Read the interview with the designer.

Interior Design

Stone Serveware Au Naturale

What appears to be a random, irregular pentagon shape is actually created by simplifying the map of Seoul, capital of South Korea. Appropriately …

Billy Joel Finally Sells Nate Berkus-Decorated Beach House

The third time was the charm for the Piano Man when it came to selling his Sagaponack, NY, home.<p>On his third attempt, Billy Joel has sold his oceanfront home in Sagaponack, NY, for $19 million. Joel bought the six-bedroom, four bathroom home in 2007 and listed it for $22.5 million two years later. …

Beach Houses

How Designers Dress an Entryway

Entryways that make a major statement with beautiful blooms and colorful framed prints by some of our favorite tastemakers on Instagram.<p>Add a pop of color to an all-white entryway with a gallery wall of colorful abstract paintings that hang above violet summer lilacs, like textile designer Madeline …

Home Decorating

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 …


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Best Ideas for Entryway Storage

Whether you prefer ultra-modern minimalism or character-filled traditional style (or anywhere in between or aside), chances are you still need</b> …

American Gothic: A Hudson Valley Home Reborn

<b>The Scenario:</b> Designers Megan Sommerville and Matt Ensner decide to leave Brooklyn to escape rising rents and resettle in the Hudson Valley to launch …

Hudson Valley

Living in Black and White: Commune’s New Concrete Tiles

Dubbed the Native collection, Commune Design’s new cement tiles for Exquisite Surfaces take inspiration from Native American and Scandinavian textile …

Interior Design

Before and After: A Charred Wood Cottage, on a $45K Budget

On the coast of Brittany, architects Lucie Niney and Thibault Marca of Paris-based NeM Architectes discovered “a vacation home frozen in time.” The …


What To Put On Your Coffee Table

Coffee tables overflowing with coveted design tomes and objects snapped by some of our favorite tastemakers on Instagram.<p><b>Idea #1:</b> If you have a square coffee table, try stacking two diagonal corners with books and filling the rest of your space with artful objects.<p><b>Idea #2:</b> If you have a colorful or …

Coffee Table

Inside A Mother Of Four's Glamorous "Getaway" Apartment

Everyone dreams of a private retreat.<p>Everyone dreams of a private retreat. This lucky wife and mother has one just a few blocks from her Birmingham, Alabama, home. Designers Doug Davis and Hannon Kirk Doody create a glamorous, ultrafeminine apartment that blends inviting textures, modern …

Interior Design

16 Calming Paint Colors That Give a Room a Relaxing Vibe

Nothing says "namaste" quite like purple.<p>Rich hues and soft pastels lend a calming feeling to these spaces.

Interior Design

The Hostess Hacks You Need For Your Next Party

Elegant and easy tricks.<p>Take your entertaining game to the next level with these elegant and easy tricks.


A Connecticut House with Contemporary Country Style

Soft hues, inviting spaces, and well-chosen antiques.<p>The secret to turning a spec house into a family home? Soft hues, inviting spaces, and well-chosen antiques. Joan Osofsky and Dana Simpson, the duo behind lifestyle store Hammertown, mixed modern and country styles in this house.

Interior Design

A New England Farmhouse Gets a Colorful Update

Breathing new life in a traditional space.<p>Architect Nate McBride and his interior designer wife, Kari McCabe, breathe new life into a young family's traditional New England farmhouse. Imposing order after decades of jumbled additions and going bold with cheerful colors and patterned papers, they …

Interior Design

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Articles about minimal home narrow plot japan on - Dwell

A Japanese architect creates multi-use miracles with a home just wider than a big rig.<p>A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>More Japanese minka than Sears Roebuck, a kit home in the Bay Area—complete with a meditation room—provides the …

São Paulo

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Articles about renovated garage ultimate modern party space on - Dwell

A vacation home’s renovated garage fuses art and architecture.<p>It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same architectural...<p>A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.<p>A bay window …

Yukon Territory

Home Decorating Ideas: The 5 Secrets to Pulling Off Simple, Minimal Design

What differentiates a truly stunning, minimally designed interior from one that's just not full of a lot of stuff? From a room that's sophisticated …

30+ Stylish Home Bars

Cocktail hour just got way more fun.<p>Expecting guests? Shake things up with these refreshing design ideas.

Interior Design

A Long Island, New York House With French Flair

The ideal family home.<p>Ellen Niven draws on memories of summers in France to create the ideal home for her family on Long Island. See how she decorated with sophisticated French style.

Interior Design

9 Cocktail Party Commandments Every Host Should Follow

Charleston, South Carolina-based hostess-cum-wedding planner extraordinaire Tara Guerard makes entertaining hundreds look easy. Here, she spills her tricks of the trade for a flawless cocktail hour.<p><b>1.</b> Location is first and foremost. Consider your guest count—if you're expecting over 12 people, make …


The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Home Decorating

Why Blue and White Will Never Go Out of Style

A fresh take on a classic color combo.<p>With a rich range of hues, this classic combination looks fresher than ever. In this Greenwich, Connecticut, house, Lee Ann Thornton created a coastal and classic look with blue and white.

Interior Design

Charming Possum Kingdom Lake Home Envisioned by Tracy Hardenburg

This modern Possum Kingdom Lake home by interior designer Tracy Hardenburg is filled with light, welcoming and refreshing. Expressing the owner’s …

Ask a Designer: How Do I Choose Window Treatments?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is all about choosing window treatments. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future …