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Editor’s Picks: Warm + Cozy Throws

Nothing beats the winter blues quite like a warm and cozy throw. Not only does it keep you warm, it’s a great way to add bright color or a playful pattern to help liven up decor during the long, grey winter.

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The Icons: Modern Side Chairs

What is an icon? Something that stands the test of time, something that is immediately recognizable as one the best representations of its particular category. In this case, we’re focusing on side chairs. There’s a lot of competition in this category, so it takes a bit more to stand out as an icon. But we think the following 10 modern side chairs do so with ease.

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Editor’s Picks: Design Objects for the Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home, which means everyone from family members to guests seem to migrate to it. No longer locked away and out of view from the rest of the home, today’s open floor plans put the kitchen front and center and integrate it into the common living space. For both of these reasons, product designs for the kitchen have come a long way.

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Bring Design Home: Höst Restaurant

­­Restaurant design has come a long way. Today’s restaurant interiors run the gamut from sleek, high-end design to industrial, rustic and minimal. Many of these same design elements–and even actual lighting and furniture pieces–would easily transfer from a public space to a living space to create a personal design statement.

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A Look at 2017 Fall Trends in Home Decor

It’s almost officially fall, and with it comes a new batch of trends to keep an eye on. While some trends linger for multiple seasons, others fade away just as quickly as they arrived. After much research, we narrowed down some of our 2017 favorite trends in home decor–ones we think will be around for at least a few more years–that would be fun to add to our own homes. Take a look.

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How to Get the Palm Springs Look

Desert style has many different iterations, but only one stands out as the most stylish and innovative: Palm Springs. The “Palm Springs Look” combines many different features to create a crisp, bright and funky aesthetic that will make your guests do a double take. Achieving this look takes commitment to incorporating color and kitsch into your space without holding back!

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Blobitecture: Building Design in the Digital Age

Is it a blob, or is it a building? Technically, it is both! Technology has allowed for advancement in all aspects of life, and it has had a major impact on the design world. Over the past couple of decades, architects have been using technology to design unique, jaw-dropping buildings that push the boundaries of what the conventional building is. This new style of architecture is called blobitecture.

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Minimalist Bedroom Designs

Create yourself a sanctuary for sleep by rethinking the design of your overstuffed bedroom. Minimalist design is the key to achieving a lighter, airier and tranquil modern bedroom.

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Modern Rooftops: Rooms with a View

Life in the big city is booming. However, while cities offer plenty of recreational opportunities like dining, museums and live music, living quarters are becoming more expensive and more compact as the population continues to swell. So what do you do if you want to stay home and relax but your apartment is too cramped? Well, in many cities, people are taking to the rooftops.

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Design Trend: Modern Farmhouse

It’s no secret that the “modern farmhouse” movement has taken off. This comfy-chic aesthetic conveys a sense of history but still provides for our modern-day taste and needs. Even for the at-heart modernist, there’s a way to channel this rustic, timeless look in a clean, uncluttered way.  

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