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6 Chefs’ Riffs on Apple Pie

Chefs love to mess with the classics. Here are six takes on apple pie to try for Thanksgiving.<p>Chefs love to mess with the classics. Here are six …

Homemade Marinara Sauce Is Easy to Make—If You Avoid These Common Mistakes

Jarred marinara sauce can't hold a candle to the homemade version. Avoid these common mistakes and whip up a batch tonight.<p>Is there any dinner that's easier to make and more satisfying than pasta and marinara sauce covered in a flurry of shredded Parmesan? We think not. But before you reach for a …


8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

7 Genius Ways to Use Wallpaper

15 Flower Hacks To Make Your Home More Beautiful

From the editors of, floral tips and tricks to easily decorate your home.<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house/apartment/dorm room with beautiful flowers …

Home Depot

The Most Famous Houseboat in Movie History Just Sold

The house's exteriors were used in the popular romantic comedy.<p><i>Photos: Rick Miner, Coldwell Banker Danforth</i><p>The charming houseboat that Tom Hanks's character, Sam Baldwin, called home in the romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle has a new owner. According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, a tech …

Your Favorite Rooms of the Week

See what's trending on Pinterest.<p>See what's popular on our Pinterest boards for the week of September 8, 2014. Follow us on Pinterest for more decor inspiration.

5 Simple Ideas for an Easy Outdoor Update

I consider my porch to be an extension of my home. When putting it together I thought about how I would be spending my time there and outfitted it …

Outdoor Spaces

Fresh Design for Kessalao Mediterranean Take Away Restaurant in Bonn

Beethoven’s hometown – the German city of Bonn – is well-known for its historic importance. Now this town is where contemporary design marks its …

City Living: Step Into these 12 Brownstones

(Image credit: Sponsored Post)<p>"American style" architecture might first bring to mind Victorian, Ranch, Cape Cod or Prairie styles, but for city folk …


Articles about 7 open plan renovations on - Dwell

In this exclusive series for, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and ...<p>Although the concept looks effortless and versatile, is open kitchen shelving really as easy as it...<p>French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that …


Top Pin of the Day: A Living Room in a Beverly Hills Tudor

Today's top pin is a living room with neutrals and pops of color. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>"Float furniture away from the walls: It creates more intimate seating," designer Betsy Burnham says. She did just that in the living room of this California house. The …

HOUSE TOUR: A Fashion Designer Living Colorfully In Morocco

A fashion designer's oasis blends tribal artifacts with exuberant color. Step inside!<p>A fashion designer's oasis blends tribal artifacts with exuberant color. Step inside!

Interior Design

Do You Have These Deadly Plants at Home?

Keep your kids and pets away from these popular picks.<p>We're not saying you can't keep them. But watch pets and kids closely — they might get sick (or worse) from eating these leaves and flowers. This article originally appeared on


30 Gorgeous Spring Gardens

There's no sight more beautiful than flowers in bloom and lush greenery.<p>From sprawling paths to simple patios, find the best look for your backyard with these gorgeous garden designs.

22 Easy Decorating Ideas to Make Over a Room in a Day

It's as easy as changing up your coffee table decor.<p>A little wallpaper, paint, or a few colorful accents can make such a big difference in your home. You can tackle each of these ideas in one day, even though the results will look like it took so much longer to pull off.

85+ Stunning Designer Dining Rooms

Create the ultimate entertaining space with these gorgeous ideas.<p>We're putting the spotlight on elegant chandeliers, mahogany tables and more. Want extra inspiration for other areas in your home? Our living room and bathroom galleries are full of ideas.

Decorating a Breezy, Caribbean-Inspired House

Designer Mark D. Sikes explains how he gave his West Hollywood house a light and airy feel.<p><b>David A. Keeps: Pale upholstery, chinoiserie, antiques — are you going for a sun-bleached Park Avenue look?</b><p><b>Mark D. Sikes:</b> We were thinking more of a Caribbean island vibe. We go to St. Barts once a year, and …

7 Genius Things You Can Do With Washi Tape

The colorful Japanese masking tape is having a moment — crafters, designers, and more can't get enough of it. A new book, Washi Tape: 101+ Ideas for Paper Crafts, Book Arts, Fashion, Decorating, Entertaining, and Party Fun! by Courtney Cerruti, shares even more uses for the decorative tape. Check …

10 Harsh Critiques of Famous Buildings

(Image credit: via Curbed)<p>No one escapes critique, even famous architects. Curbed has rounded up ten harsh criticisms of iconic buildings, from the …

Le Corbusier

Mark D. Sikes's Light and Breezy West Hollywood House

Interior Design

Club Monaco's Swoon-Worthy Interiors Are Now Up For Grabs

The fashion retailer answers a demand for home decor.<p>Home decor at Club Monaco's Southampton store.<p>Since October, bloggers and shoppers alike have taken to Instagram to snap more than just clothes inside Club Monaco stores. What's catching their social media-happy eyes? The dreamy interiors. Now, …

Design Tips From 11 Relaxing Summer Bedrooms

These rooms will make you want to stay buried under the covers all day long.<p>Stylish and welcoming, the best summery bedrooms beckon both day and night.

Interior Design

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

The Brain

Breathtaking Photos From The 2014 Cannes Film Festival

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival has been an event to remember.<p>Stars like Blake Lively, Ryan Gosling, Cate Blanchett and Robert Pattinson graced the red carpet, proving that old Hollywood glamour still exists.<p>So, as the festival winds down, take a look at some breathtaking photos from France:<p><b>Blake</b> …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Earth Science

Eclectic Loft With A Scandinavian Feel In Norway

This attic loft in Oslo, Norway, strikes with dark wooden beams and stylish design. Here you’ll see everything: light wood décor, a concrete hearth, …

A Day In The Life of Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.

I was not at all surprised to discover that a typical day in the life of Anna Bond starts early and ends early the <i>next</i> morning. In the past few …

12 Signs Your Bedroom Needs a Makeover

We're all for embracing your own style, but every space needs the occasional refresh. This article originally appeared on<p>1. Once, you were so excited to see your furniture set on "The Price Is Right." Back when Bob Barker was hosting. A brunette Bob Barker.<p>2. There's literally …

Sunny Spanish Home is Full of Character + Modern Touches

In the Spanish town of A Coruña, OCO Studio built a spacious sun-filled home. With the liberal use of glass and open space, the home’s visual space …