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10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

Juicing

Top Drawer

Residents of this contemporary home in Koriyama, Japan, squeeze out every cubic inch of storage, courtesy of a centuries-old design concept.<p>In traditional Japanese houses, clever carpenters often combined staircases with storage to maximize living space. This project in Fukushima Prefecture …

Articles about 8 cool airstreams on Dwell.com - Dwell

The iconic, and slightly atomic, form of the shiny silver Airstream is embedded in our cultural and design milieu.<p>With its iconic skyscrapers such as the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower, the Art Deco Carbide & Carbon Building, and modern structures...<p>Dubbed a UNESCO City of Design, the German capital …

Art Deco

Articles about small space living lifeedited on Dwell.com - Dwell

For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>You’ve known you were destined to dwell in outer space ever since you first …

Small Spaces

Color Obsession of the Week: Garnet Red

A toaster, a chair, fragrance, and more finds in garnet red.<p><b>This week's finds:</b><p>1. KitchenAid Pro Line Toaster, $400. surlatable.com.2. Benjamin Moore Paint in Classic Burgundy. benjaminmoore.com.3. Rizzy Home Platoon Hand-Tufted Maroon Rug, starts at $100. hsn.com/hbmarketplace.4. Thermal Red …

Ralph Lauren

28 New Decorating Secrets the Pros Swear By

Throw the old rulebook out the window.<p>You know those people who seem to have great taste without even trying? You're about to be one of them. Here, top designers share the best insider tips and tricks in the business.

Columns: Inside and Outside the House

Inspired by Grecian and Italian architecture, columns can make or break a room or porch. Although the upkeep may subside you decision, the beauty and …

Five Wall Design Trends To Master

When it comes to walls, don’t be afraid to try something a little different to create more interesting walls. Here are some wall paint and design …

Lumio Book Lamp

The Lumio looks like a hardcover book, but open it up and you’ve got a sculptural LED light. This compact form makes it easy to take with you, …

Space-Saving Design In A 29 Square Meter Gothenburg Studio Apartment

29 square meters is not a lot of space, not even for a studio apartment. You would expect such a space to feel very tiny and crowded. However, it …

Interior Design

Interior Design Trend: A New Take On Natural Materials

We at Decoist love profiling changing styles and new trends. The Hollywood Regency living room below is a testament to the fact that season after …

7 Common Decorating Problems Solved

Interior designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, solves 7 design dilemmas.<p>Interior designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, solves design dilemmas in his weekly column, Ask a Designer. …

Ralph Lauren

Great Chandelier Options for Small Apartments

For those who live in small apartments (“small” is of course relative – 500 square feet might seem almost luxurious in popular East Coast urban …

When Pianos Aren't Just Black Boxes Meant To Give Us Great Tunes!

It was just a few days back that we featured some beautiful interiors that embraced the piano and made it an integral part of the room’s design. …

Brilliant Bedroom Designs

• 1 |<p>The first bedroom layout shows an unusual wall treatment that incorporates woodgrain to give a cohesive and cozy effect. The panels span the …

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10 Reasons Why You Should Live In An Attic Apartment

The house you live in has a major contribution in maintaining a balance between your private life and workplace pressure. Who doesn’t need an oasis …

3 Hot Color Combinations for 2014

Designer Tobi Fairley shares her favorite color combinations to update and refresh your home decor this year. And a bit of wise advice before you renovate: "Never follow a trend just because it's 'popular,'" she says. "Instead, work to tailor relevant trends to your unique taste."<p>When it comes to …

Home Decorating

Sleek Modern Kitchen Looks Like A Posh Contemporary Office!

<i>Sophistication</i> is a design mantra that is no longer relegated to the living room and bedroom alone. If anything, modern kitchen spaces seem to be …