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10 Mistakes to Avoid When You Remodel

The day we finally moved into our remodeled house–after the city inspector had tromped through with a picky checklist and the contractors had hauled …

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Industrial Chic in Paris: Septime Restaurant

When chef Bertrand Grébaut opened his restaurant, Septime, in a remote corner of the 11th arrondissement, he told the New York Times: “I wanted to …


Rehab Diaries: An Unexpected Insulation Solution

During our recent remodel, we discovered that our house was completely devoid of insulation. After hours of research we found the perfect solution: …

New from Commune: Rounded Wall Hooks in Unfinished Birch

Did you see (and admire) the Los Feliz house designed by LA design group Commune in Vogue this month? Add a tiny bit of Commune’s organic mod vibe to …


Tag: DIY

The Cuban Mop: The Near Perfect Cleaning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (and How to Use It)<p>by Justine Hand<p>The New Rusticity: 11 DIY Ways to Use Branches …

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Tag: Outdoor Spaces

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Required Reading: Building with Cob and Using Natural Finishes

My greatest architectural pet peeve? Buildings (newer ones, in my observations) that don’t breathe. And by this, I mean interiors that are stuffy and …


Tag: Design Travel

Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>A Room at the Inn: At the Chapel in Somerset<p>by Julie …

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5 Favorites: Prouvé-Inspired Swing Arm Lights

Is Jean Prouvé’s Potence Lamp the lighting equivalent of the little black dress? It’s a timeless classic that instantly introduces a Parisian note of …


Expert Advice: 15 Secrets for Saving Money on a Remodel

When Carolyn Leonhardt and her husband, Ted, sold their Seattle graphic design business more than a decade ago, she had no idea she would find …

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