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30 Patio Ideas to Make Your Backyard Look Incredible

Kick back under the sun with these stylish designer ideas for outdoor spaces.<p>Whether you have a porch, pool, or patio, our guide to creating a luxurious outside area will help you take full advantage of warm weather. Oh, and don't miss our top swimming pool designs and outdoor kitchens!


Meet The French Bulldog With Better Taste Than You

This adorable Frenchie named Lily lives the life at designer-blogger Mark D. Sikes' chic Los Angeles home. In fact, her taste in decor is so discerning that she landed herself not only in the December 2011 issue of House Beautiful, but now the July 2014 issue of VERANDA (that's on stands now!).<p>Lily …

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The Design World's Favorite Flowers: PLUS 11 Ways To Style Them

Peonies have a way of attracting a fashion-and-decor-loving crowd. Here, we've compiled snapshots of the bloom posted by some of our favorite tastemakers to follow on Instagram.<p><i>More from HouseBeautiful.com</i><p>Proof That Designers Are Still Crazy For Collage Walls<p>10 Statement-Making Front Doors<p>Why Every …

The Hostess Hacks You Need For Your Next Party

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10 Easy Outdoor Decorating Ideas

Arrangement of The Month: Floral Mandala

I’ll admit it—I first came across the concept of mandalas by way of Yoga Jones, the pot dealer turned reformed new age guru from <i>Orange Is The New</i> …

Articles about rocks on Dwell.com - Dwell

As a sculptor who spent years living and working in France, Loraine Strait always dreamed of living closely with nature and...<p>Balancing on irregular, rough-hewn rocks along the Norwegian coast, this renovated summer cabin near a town called Larvik in...<p>One of our favorite booths at Dwell on Design …

Articles about inclined relax on Dwell.com - Dwell

Midcentury modern lines harmonize with earthy Scandinavian colors in this 1967 Norwegian rental designed by acclaimed architect...<p>A relaxed interior and radical roof make a home more sociable and energy-efficient.<p>Hidden behind a stunning home, this courtyard encourages relaxed, indoor/outdoor …

Articles about coastal commissions on Dwell.com - Dwell

Taking cues from the flora, fauna, and rocky cliffs of Big Sur, California, Mickey Muennig's brand of organic architecture...<p>The first impression of the Kallbadhus ("the cold bathhouse") is that it hovers over the water.<p>Founder Ariel Kaye launched Parachute after coming home from a trip to the …

Articles about charming weekend cottage renovation marin on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Bay Area landscape designer works her yard like a jigsaw puzzle, packing a bevy of distinctive destinations into a steep and...<p>A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.<p>Niche modern crystal entryway lights to refresh a dated but charming family …

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40 Amazing Foyers That'll Welcome You Home

Wanna come over?<p>You know what they say about first impressions. Make sure the entryway furniture, paint color, and seating you choose send the right message (as in, "Wow, you live <i>here</i>?"). These incredible foyers will get you on the right track.

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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 …

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10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …