Eclectic Coziness at a Dallas Studio

Felix Lopez and Life partners Joseph Rogers have dwelt in their tidy and well-appointed Dallas studio for four years. While short on space, their house is a vibrant reflection of their relationship. It has not always been that way. The two admit they have very different layout aesthetics; as Rogers says, “When we moved in,…

Flow Chart: Are You Really a Romantic?

That copy of The Notebook may be concealed in a drawer, your Marvin Gaye albums tucked under your bed and that dog-eared copy of Jane Eyre nestled on your nightstand — but the rest of your decor may be giving you off. Are you a hopeless romantic? Follow this chart to find out if your…

Pattern and Color Animate a Small Studio

Working with a small budget, restricted space and an anything-goes mindset, Martha Harms decorated her Dallas apartment having an eclectic mix of bold textiles, quirky hand-me-downs and vintage furniture. “I am incapable of picking a colour motif,” she says. “I like them all.” Harms, an actor, constantly shared space with roommates in the past. “That…

4 Key Space-Planning Factors

Space preparation sounds simple, does not it? Throw a sofa, build a cupboard there and make sure everybody has enough room to walk around — voilĂ ! A new living room. Obviously, that is not quite how it functions. Successfully planning outside the rooms at a house requires considering a variety of tangibles: function, physical constraints,…

12 Ways to Make the Most of Your Room Corners

As soon as I was growing up, the TV game show The Price Is Right made me believe that dining rooms turned into a real snore. The new dining area sets of the “display showdown” usually comprised a matchy-matchy dining table and chairs, a buffet and a mirrored cupboard, all lined up parallel to one…

Novel 'Long Island Modernism 1930-1980'

Back in Caroline Rob Zaleski’s book Long Island Modernism 1930-1980 (W. W. Norton, September 2012), the preservationist documents important modern buildings — many of them residences — made by 25 architects. The book is part of a larger project in which she surveyed over 500 buildings by 78 architects to the Society for the Preservation…

A Car Lover's Man Cave Kicks Into High-Luxury Gear

Subterranean parking next to a wine cellar, plus a car lift along with a vanishing TV in the bathroom mirror — is there anything this guy cave in Connecticut is overlooking? A toilet? No, it’s that too. Rick Krug and his team at TR Building & Remodeling built this carriage house–style dream space in the…

Your Halloween to Haunt

Come autumn, the days grow shorter, the nights grow longer, and on All Hallow’s Eve, the humble squash transforms into a thing of eerie beauty: the jack-o’-lantern. A lone candle in a plain orange pumpkin not spooky enough for you? Try mixing in some of themes and memes. Molly Brandenburg Molly Brandenburg Molly Brandenburg Molly…