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Articles about 9 buzz worthy smart home innovations coming out ces 2016 on Dwell.com - Dwell

There's definitely something for everyone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this year we spied practical advances in...<p>Energy-monitoring and smart technologies have set up shop in the home, transforming machines for living into veritable living...<p>With careful planning and wise material …

20+ Christmas Decorating Ideas For Extra Stylish Seasonal Cheer

These tips and tricks will transform your home's holiday aesthetic.<p>Get into the holiday spirit without going totally over the top with these 20+ unique and festive Christmas decor ideas.

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20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …

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15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate patterns. Once the …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. A search plane has spotted the wreckage of an Indonesian passenger plane that went missing on Sunday</b>. Forty-four passengers were on the plane. There is no word of any survivors.<p><b>2. Japan's economy shrank for the first time since Q3 2014</b>. The government reported a decline of 0.4% in the June …

12 Clever Basement Remodeling and Storage Ideas

Take inspiration from these inventive basement decorating ideas.<p>Need more storage space? Not sure how to best utilize your finished basement? Take inspiration from these inventive basement decorating ideas.

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6 Quick Decorating Changes

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10 Space-Saving Tricks for Small Kitchens

You can do a lot with just a little space.<p>A well-designed kitchen has minimal clutter and maximum efficiency. Whether you're redecorating or totally remodeling, here are the best ideas for small spaces.

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13 Problems Easily Solved With Tension Rods

Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, theyre super helpful around the house.<p>Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, they're super helpful around the house.

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18 Ways to Add a Pop of Color to Your Furniture

Grab your paint brushes, people.<p>Top designers give tips and tricks for updating your old furniture to make it look like brand new. All it takes is (drumroll, please) a coat of paint!

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How to Hang Photos

Follow these step-by-step instructions to display your artwork with style.<p>How to Hang Pictures and Mirrors<p>One way of hanging pictures is from a picture rail. However, if you would rather hang the pictures and mirrors individually, there are certain steps you can take to avoid marking your walls …

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

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4 Top Chefs on the Kitchen Knives You Need at Home

For these kitchen essentials, we went to the pros for advice.<p>For these kitchen essentials, we went to the pros for advice.

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8 Jewelry Boxes You'll Love Even More Than Jewelry

This Valentine's Day we are hoping for a beautiful box rather than baubles... okay we'll take both.<p><b>1.</b> This Smythson leather box features an internal mirror and removable compartmentalized tray. $940. netaporter.com.<p><b>2.</b> A checkered horn and bone box that resembles a worldly souvenir. $45. …

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Peek Inside This Cheerful 260-Square-Foot Home

This house will make you believe in love at first sight.<p>If there was an award for "Happiest Tiny House," then this home might take the prize. Though it clocks in at just 260-square-feet, this cottage's bright and colorful design exudes a cheery atmosphere from all corners.<p>Designed by Richardson …

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33 Chic and Elegant Kitchen Tables

Create a gathering spot for memorable meals with these stylish options.<p>From country flair to cool and contemporary, we've got every style covered.

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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.

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Why You Should Paint Your Furniture

Paint it chalky white, to be exact.<p>Paint it chalky white, to be exact. Miles Redd shares his tried-and-true way of making old pieces feel new again.

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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.

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Before & After: A Worn Buffet Gets the Love It Deserves

This little guy was too cute to not fix up. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>When Erin, the blogger behind DIY Passion, spotted this petite midcentury modern piece at an estate sale for just 10 bucks, she knew it was coming home with her. In its first life, it may have been …

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An Entire House Gets a Makeover in Just Two Weeks

A house decorated with coastal style on a quick turnaround.<p>For a client's Emerald Bay, California, house, Laurie Alter, owner of Tuvalu Home, was given free rein because there was limited time frame of just two weeks for the renovation. "I called my client to say that in order to complete this on …

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Before & After: An IKEA Dresser Transformed Into an Apothecary Cabinet

A simple, inexpensive dresser gets an upscale makeover.<p>Thrifty and Chic via Hometalk<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site for more great</i> …

Meet Ted Cruz's Twitter whisperer

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Josh Perry is a lanky, 26-year-old from Nederland, Texas with a good job on Capitol Hill and a healthy adoration for Taylor Swift. And every day, he pretends to be Ted Cruz on the Internet.<p>As Cruz's in-house digital strategist, it is Perry's job to channel the freshman senator …

BEFORE & AFTER: The Looks-Larger, No-Square-Footage-Added Makeover

A kitchen and dining room get a new (and more spacious!) look without extending the actual floor plan.<p>In a stunning Los Angeles home by sfa design, we're especially struck by the transformations in the kitchen and dining room—particularly how the rooms look significantly larger...despite the fact …

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13 Things You Should Have in Your Closet by 30

All of the touches you need to add warmth, style and creativity the most-used space in your home.<p><i>Courtesy of LA Closet Design</i><p>1. Something Cozy Underfoot<p>You know how you feel when you step into your favorite slippers?It's like that, but EVERY time you walk into your closet."I think that by the time …