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DIY Patio Planter: Dark and Stormy Shades

Here’s a hardy mix of dark and moody perennials and grasses that needs little water and makes a dramatic statement at an entryway.<p>Photographs by …

Gardening

5 Simple Summer Makeovers Under $50

Easy and budget-friendly ideas.<p>Looking for an easy and budget-friendly update to do this season at home? Shaunna West, creator of Perfectly Imperfect, shares great ideas in her new book, <i>The $50 Home Makeover: 75 Easy Projects to Transform Your Current Space into Your Dream Place — For $50 or Less!</i> …

Articles about 7 inspiring outbuildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.<p>Inspired by a builder's response to the devastating wildfires across California, we're taking a look at seven recent designs for...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's May 2015 issue.<p>Kiss the …

Swiss Alps

The Importance of Texture in Interior Design

You know how sometimes you can just look at a room and know that something is missing? All the components of a complete design are there – color …

The Superhero Stain-Fighters You Already Have At Home

Easy solutions for common household stains.<p><b>1. Toothpaste to get out stains:</b> Non-gel and non-whitening toothpaste can get stains out of multiple household items. For stains on walls and carpets squeeze on toothpaste and rub with a cloth and rinse with warm water. Be careful with high-shine walls as …

14 Colorful and Inspiring Spring Wedding Tablescapes

Want inspiration for your spring wedding? These 14 tablescapes are tried-and-true<p>Want inspiration for your spring wedding? These 14 tablescapes are tried-and-true

Weddings

Colors to Make Your Hallway Memorable

Bright colors for your hallway.<p>Just a guess, but the word you'd use to describe your hallway probably isn't one of these: glamorous, mysterious, dramatic, delicious, warm, intimate, exciting. But it could be!

10 Essentials for Your First Non-Dorm Home

Bye, shower caddy! Hello, grown-up furniture.<p>No white board, no extra-long sheets and no mini-fridge: These decorating essentials (recommended by the pros!) are all you need to create an adult living space that still feels young and vibrant.

Part 6: An Outdoor Room Makeover

40 Gorgeous Powder Rooms With Extra Pow

It's all in the details.<p>The secret to pulling off a big-impact look with petite square footage: Decorate like you would in any other room. Here, our favorite tricks to follow suit. (And while you're at it, get over 100 bathroom ideas for the master suite.)

12 Tips for Decorating With Collections

Keep the look chic, not cluttered, with these designer-approved ideas.<p>Designer, collector and intrepid shopper, Susan Ferrier knows how to finish a rooms with a handful of treasures. "Saturation of a collection into one room, devoted to its study, is always striking and strong," says Ferrier. "The …

Decorating Hacks You Can Complete In An Hour

Feeling crafty but don't want to spend the whole weekend tethered to a hot glue gun? These wildly easy D.I.Y.s will make a major impact on your space.<p>Feeling crafty but don't want to spend the whole weekend tethered to a hot glue gun? These wildly easy D.I.Y.s will make a major impact on your …

Contemporary apartment living

Bayside Apartments designed by Melbourne-based Rob Mills Architects and Interior Designers. Ultra contemporary with a simple colour palette and …

Stylish

8 Flower Arrangement Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you get them from a florist or the grocery store, give your blooms the attention they deserve.<p>Fresh flowers are a speedy way to brighten any space in your home. But take the time to avoid the mistakes that diminish your bouquet's staying power.<p><b>1. Going overboard choosing blooms</b><p>We're all for …

10 Minimalist Wallpaper Designs with Modern Flair

It’s no secret that wallpaper is back with a vengeance, and when it comes to finding the right selection for your interior, there are times when less …

Rustic Yet Refined, Healdsburg Edition

Alison Davin of Jute is making a name for herself in the Bay Area with her “urban earthy” interiors, ranging from a small kitchen makeover in San …

10 Cheap Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

Little details go a long way.<p>1. Update hardware.<p>Hardware can completely change the look of a piece of furniture and it can do the same for your cabinets. Replace drawer and cabinet pulls for an new unique look that instantly updates your entire space.<p>2. Use lighter colors.<p>A light color on the walls …

Affordable Handmade Cupboards for Distinctive Kitchens by British Standard

<b>British Standard</b> by <b>Plain English</b> is the brand behind affordable, off-the-shelf cupboards for kitchens, larders and utility rooms, made by hand in a …

Black Houses: The Pros and Cons of a Dark Painted Facade

Black is a color to take seriously. Dark colors add drama and depth, and black painted houses send a message that you’re not afraid to be noticed. …

Landscaping

Cooler days

Waiting. Longing. For cooler days. Until then I'll dream that my backyard holds a cool and verdant surprise like this. Toorak Garden by Eckersley …

6 Mistakes You're Making When Hanging Curtains

Here's what you need to know before you hang your window treatments.<p>Whether it's elegant draperies or a simple swath of fabric, every window needs the perfect complement.<p>1. Not Measuring Correctly<p>The first thing you should do is measure your windows and make adjustments depending on how you want to …

How To Solve The Curtain Problem When You Have Bay Windows

Bay windows are a bit odd and this means they sometimes pose problems. A bay window is actually just a regular window but the unusual feature is the …

Interior Design

20+ Favorite Yellow Rooms

With perky paint colors and sunny decor, theres nothing mellow about these rooms.<p>With perky paint colors, sunny decor, and golden accents, there's nothing mellow about these living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms.

Spotlight: “Melen Hirren” Catherine Park

<i>You’ve probably heard of the actress Helen Mirren, right? Imagine our surprise when we came across a magazine curated by “Melen Hirren”—and no, we’re not dyslexic.</i><p><i>The person responsible is Catherine Park, a content producer and aspiring writer/designer from Los Angeles. Protective and somewhat shy,</i> …

23 Creative Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Soup

Cooking

BA's Best Slow-Cooker Beef Chili

The only slow cooker chili recipe you need. This recipe can also be easily doubled.<p>Ingredients<p>2 guajillo chiles<p>1 dried ancho chile<p>1 dried pasilla chile<p>3 cups low-sodium chicken broth<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 pound boneless beef chuck, cut into ½" pieces<p>½ pound boneless beef short ribs, cut …

Recipes

Common Mistakes to Avoid and Tips to Follow for the Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

Making scrambled eggs isn't exactly rocket science—but our test kitchen has outlined a few surprising ways you might be getting it wrong.<p>For many young cooks, a pan of scrambled eggs is the first dish they master. But after we crack those first few eggs, it's probably a technique we don't think …

Breakfast

EDAG Light Cocoon Concept Saves Weight With 3D-Printed Body, Cloth Skin

At last year’s Geneva show, German automotive engineering firm EDAG displayed its Genesis concept, an elegant single-seat vehicle body structure inspired by the “intelligent design” of a turtle’s carapace. That one-piece monocoque was 3D printed, using laser-sintered metal, but it didn’t look like …