Our Best Home and Design Stories of the Year

Here’s a look back at the best stories our home writers tackled over the course of 2017 — from smart bulbs to low-light houseplants.

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365 days is a lot of time to seek out stories on adventure, gear and everything in between. Here’s a look back at the best stories our home writers tackled over the course of 2017 — from smart bulbs to low-light houseplants.


Why New York’s Top Restaurants All Use the Same Dinnerware

They've been proven in restaurant kitchens. Now, Jono Pandolfi's handmade dishes are coming to your dinner table.

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The Story Behind the $2,500 Japanese Armchair in Apple’s New Cafe

There are a million and one amazing design details inside Apple's new campus. One of our favorites sits in the new cafe.

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Three Low-Effort Houseplants to Combat Winter Blues

Choose the wrong houseplant and routine maintenance becomes a chore — especially in the winter, when dark days compound with busy travel schedules.

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Life Hack: For a Calm and Cozy Bedroom, Switch Your Light Bulb

Overexposure to LEDs can knock the body’s circadian rhythm out of sync. These amber-colored bulbs, however, improve overall well-being.

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Three Design Studios Reinventing One of America’s Most Timeless Furniture Styles

Original minimalist designs have never really gone out of style.

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5 Magazine Racks to De-Clutter Your Living Room

Clear your coffee table and curate a better-looking living room.

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Ikea Cabinets Are the Secret to an Affordable Designer Kitchen

As renowned architects look to democratize their work, Ikea hacking goes high-end.

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Mid-Century Furniture Hype Nearly Drove Brazilian Rosewood to Extinction

Rarity, coupled with the cachet of authentic Danish modern designs, makes Brazilian rosewood furniture one of today’s most coveted grails.

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The Best Products of 2017

A look back at the year in gear. From superlative whiskey to sustainable denim, these were the best products released in 2017. Explore the Series

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