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Kelsey Machado

Kelsey Machado

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Kelsey is a professional interior designer with over a decade of experience in the design field. With a passion for accessibility and sustainability, she focuses on creating stylish, healthy spaces for everybody. When not at work in her studio, Kelsey likes to hit the road in her Casita travel trailer, exploring all the wonders our country offers.

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Improve your productivity with these 9 comfortable office chairs

Check out nine desk chairs and desk chairs that make you feel and work better.
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Soria Moria Sauna: An architectural gem cleanses mind, body, and soul

Forget about the same old tourist destinations and visit the Soria Moria Sauna in Norway for Instagram-worthy views that you'll never forget.
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These 8 cozy cabin rentals make for the perfect winter getaway

These cozy cabin rentals are perfect for wiling away a long weekend or a week after playing outside in the snow this winter.
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How To Cultivate Mid-century Modern Style in Your Own Home

From Eichler to Eames, from architecture to color palettes, here’s everything you need to know about cultivating the mid-century modern style in your home.
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The 8 Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us

Add a touch of a style and a whole lot of fun to your work or office space with these seriously cool desk toys. Just don't forget to do your work.
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How To Achieve a Maximalist Style in Your Own Home

Maximalism is all about carefully curating items to fill your home with architectural elements you love. Here, we'll show how to cultivate maximalism at home.
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Ain’t That American: 7 Great Home Decor Brands Based in the U.S.

From the Amish to LA, these brands are making seriously stylish products for the home, right here in the USA.
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The Best National Park Lodges for High-End Style and Rugged Mountain Charm

If you’re itching to explore one of our country’s amazing national parks, a weekend at one of these retreats would definitely be the perfect spot for you.
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Meet Article, A Modern Furniture Brand Made for Millennials

The online-only, direct-to-consumer furniture company created an all new way to get stylish pieces at affordable prices.

How to Cultivate Industrial Style in Your Own Home

Where most design styles stemmed from architects consciously trying to make the perfect chair or the ideal home, industrial came from a way of life.
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How To Cultivate a Minimalist Style in Your Own Home

From the driving principles behind the design to where to shop to get the look for your own home, here's your guide to this sleek, simple style.
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How to Cultivate Modern Rustic Style in Your Own Home

Forget Joanna Gaines. This is a rugged, masculine style that covers everything from cabin in the woods to home on the range.
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4 Tips to Refresh Your Home for Spring

From swapping out artwork to tackling that dreaded spring cleaning, these tips will make staying home a lot more enjoyable.
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Why This Lake Washington Courtyard House Is the Perfect Suburban Retreat

With an experiential layout, this home is a peaceful oasis in a busy lakeside neighborhood.
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Why Global Style Is the Perfect Interior Design Trend for Quarantine

For nomads, or anyone suffering wanderlust in the time of COVID, Global design lets you curate a home that reflects your own style.
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7 Tips for Refreshing Your Home in the New Year

Making some resolutions for your home rather than yourself could be just the change you’ve been looking for.
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The 6 Best Gardening Tools for Your Home Garden in 2022

These gardening tools will get you excited to get out in the yard and plant some veggies this 2022. From gloves to weeders and waste bins, we got it covered.
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Modern Touches Mixed with Retro Charm Honor This Home’s 1960’s Origins

The home received a refreshing renovation combining contemporary style with classic mid-century charm.
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How to Cultivate Southwestern Desert Style in Your Own Home

From bright colors to woven fabrics, this style looks to nature for inspiration to create a laid-back, welcoming vibe.
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10 Best Candles for Men 2022: From Pine-Scented to Pirate-Inspired

If you haven't gotten yourself a candle by now, have you ever really lived? Candles not only freshen your pad, but can surround you in a literal scent scape. Looking for the best scented candles for men? Your search stops here.
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This Secluded Home Shows Off Sleek Contemporary Brutalist Style

Brutalist touches and open air spaces make this family retreat a restful escape from hectic city life.
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This Tranquil Home Blends Luxury and Comfort to Create a Unique Retreat in Arizona

Soothing earth tones, stunning desert views, and a private zen garden bring peace of mind at Cholla Vista.

This Mexican Townhome is a Beautifully Minimalist, Light-Filled Retreat in the City

This ultra minimalist townhome feels bright, inviting, and indulgent, despite walls of concrete.
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Heads Up Plankers, This Home Has A Living Room You Can Ski Right Into

With boulders, basalt, and magma as inspiration, a tour of Lookout House is like experiencing the stages of a volcanic eruption.
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Modern Modern: Clyde Hill House is a Contemporary Take on Classic Design

Combining classic mid-century forms with contemporary details, this home is a “modern” spin on modern that stands to be the look for the coming decade.
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A Uniquely Californian Retreat on the Edge of the Ahmanson Ranch Space Preserve

This California cool modern ranch is indulgent, high-tech, and surprisingly cozy.
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East Meets West in the Hills of Hollywood

Hollywood Hills Home was inspired by the travels of the owners, bringing together the corners of the world into one seamless and indulgent design.
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Coastal Bluff Compound is a Two-For-One Deal Architecture Nerds Can’t Pass Up

This two-for-one home deal includes a perfectly preserved case study by Richard Neutra.
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Canyonwoods Castle Lets You Live the Royal Life in the Midst of Montana’s Stunning Vistas

Who says fairy tales are just for girls? Make your royal dreams come true at this Montana manse.

Forget Being the Prince of Bel Air, Live Like the King at UNICA

UNICA is so high-end it makes the other homes of Bel Air look basic.
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Ten Iconic Olympic Venues Worth a Closer Look

COVID canceled the Olympics, so we are taking a look at some of the impressive stadiums of the past.
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Longing for an Isolated Cabin in the Woods? Check Out Poisson Blanc

Poisson Blanc is a crisp white minimalist beacon, offering peace and solitude from the chaotic outside world.
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Not the California Castle, This is William Randolph Hearst’s Other Big Home

Built to be William Randolph Hearst’s East Coast summer home, the Hearst-Davies House offers up all of the luxuries but none of the zebras.
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We Could All Use an Escape Right Now and This Desert Retreat Has You Covered

The world is extra stressful right now, so treat yourself to a relaxing, eco-vacation in the desert with a stay at this Instagram-famous Airbnb.
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How to Cultivate Scandinavian Style in Your Own Home

With calming colorways, comfortable furnishings, and sun-filled rooms, this is one style that resonates with anyone looking for that serene hygge lifestyle.
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If Farm Livin’ Is the Life for You, Check Out This Retreat on Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island Farm Retreat offers the beautiful secluded forests Washington is known for juxtaposed by a sprawling farm behind the home.

Rethinking What Affordable Housing Can Be in Hidalgo, Mexico

Gone are the days of ugly block buildings, this village in Mexico shows how low-cost housing can be sustainable, flexible, and stylish.
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Four Black Architects You Should Know

These creatives are forging a path toward inclusion and diversity while designing some seriously stylish spaces.
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This Celebrity Home Will Let You Live Life on the Sly

Now on the market, the home that Stallone helped to design is full of comfy furnishings, soothing natural tones, and hints of his Italian heritage in the architecture and design.
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This Mexico City Condo is a Minimalist Oasis

From a luxurious soaking tub to a book-filled media room, who would want to ever leave Ruben Dario Residence?
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This $26,000,000 Healthy Home is Perfect for Riding Out a Pandemic

While many features are cutting edge, things like no VOC-paint, solar panels, and natural pest control make this home healthy for people and the planet.

High-Design Dispensaries Are Redefining the Way We Buy Weed

With dispensaries being deemed essential, these are one of the few places we can still go visit so now is the time to refill your stash.

Quarantining Would Feel a Lot Easier with Hi-Bed

Hi-Bed isn’t just a place to rest your head - it’s also a sofa, workspace, and movie theater all in one stylish frame.
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A Restaurant Designed with Nature in Mind

The food at Samara may be five-star, but it’s the earthy decor that has us drooling.
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Tackling the Housing Crisis With a 3D Printer

Construction technology company ICON and nonprofit New Story are working together to 3D print a sustainable, affordable community for 50 families in the town of Tabasco.
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Continental Place Brings Cabin Life to the City

With a view of the Space Needle, Continental Place proudly shows off its rugged side, right in the middle of Seattle.
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Nature and Home Come Together as One at This Mexican Abode

Lluvia Residence may be the color of dark storm clouds on the outside, but inside it’s as bright as a sun-filled day.
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How to Cultivate Modern Japanese Style in Your Home

From Shou Sugi Ban to creating a zen space, here’s our guide to everything you need to know about the trendy and timeless look of contemporary Japan.
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There’s Nothing to Hide With These Seriously Cool Transparent Home Goods

If you’ve always been curious about the inner workings of your turntable, we’ve got just the thing for you.
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Bright Colors Add a Pop of Spring to Montreal’s Victoria Residence

A much needed renovation turned this row house into a light-filled home, with pops of color accenting contemporary architectural elements.