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VDF products fair: kitchen and storage systems brand Henrybuilt has created a flexible shelving unit that allows users to display homeware and personal trinkets in a variety of arrangements

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The rear panel of Henrybuilt's wall-mounted Color Box Bar shelf has been specially designed so that other elements, like a wine rack or steel rail for hanging utensils, can easily be installed and rearranged. "This compact and elegant serving piece relies on our Opencase system of flexible fittings to allow you to present and serve the way you wish," said the brand. "It combines colour, toughness, craft, and proportion, and carefreely floats above the floor." The wine rack and steel rail are provided with the Color Box Bar upon purchase and users can additionally buy other Opencase elements from Henrybuilt....

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7 Mid-Century Modern Offices That’ll Squash the Sunday Scaries

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If there’s one area of the home where you should be channeling mid-century modern design, it’s the office. From Knoll’s classic swivel chair (still found in most corporate settings) to Kardiel’s protractor desk, the era’s penchant for clean lines, quality materials, and comfortable seating lends itself to getting down to business. And with a lot more of us looking toward a future that involves working remotely, there’s no better time than now to give your home office a refresh. The classic setups ahead feature all the different elements (sturdy shelving, hints of velvet) you need to bring the ’50s and...

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Hallways Are Tough to Decorate—That’s Where These Ideas Come In

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We’ll admit it: Hallways are a design lover’s kryptonite. With a daunting amount of wall space and narrow square footage, these corridors can be awkward, poorly lit, and just plain difficult to decorate. However, that doesn’t mean you should let them cramp your style.  The pros tackle them like any other challenge—by surveying the floor plan, checking natural light, choosing a color scheme, and adding decor details that guide the eye. With the right runner, artwork, and accents, a ho-hum corridor can become a dedicated focal point of your home. These architects and interior decorators show you how to do...

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How One Designer Solved Kitchen Overflow in This D.C

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Apartment Photography by Stacy Zarin Goldberg; Design by Zoe Feldman There wasn’t much to impress when Karine Shebaclo first toured the 700-square-foot apartment she now owns in the upper Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The popcorn ceilings were low, the kitchen dated from the late ’80s, and the northeast windows made the place feel dark. To add insult to injury, there was zero storage. Still, the young ophthalmology resident immediately knew this was the one.  “I remember stepping out on my balcony and, to my surprise, there was the Washington Monument and Capitol Building,” she recalls. Despite falling in love...

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Dezeen promotion: modern design meets function in our latest competition, where Dezeen has partnered with Danish furniture brand Fritz Hansen to give away a shelving unit from its Planner collection.

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Originally designed by Paul McCobb in the 1950s and recently reissued by Fritz Hansen, the Planner shelving displays the late American industrial-designer's characteristic functional, mid-century style. The shelving unit is made from oak wood and powder-coated steel and is available in three heights of 84, 123, and 165 centimetres – each with different shelving configurations. One reader will win a Planner shelving unit from the collection in the size of their choice. Durable powder-coated steel rods in a matte finish are welded and joined by hand to comprise the shelving's structure. Corners are gently rounded to "soften the overall expression",...

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