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,…

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…

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 California Craftsman Bungalow Lightens Up

When this homeowner bought her Craftsman bungalow in Pasadena, California, it was stripped of a lot of its charms by bad renovations. She and her boyfriend at the time worked on the home constantly, but they went a bit overboard on Craftsman style. After she split from the renovation-helping Craftsman-inclined boyfriend, the home seemed just…

A Bungalow Earns a New Plan

Architect Amy Dutton and her family reside in a New Hampshire bungalow — an anomaly on a road lined with Victorians and colonials. The home was the tiniest on the block before Dutton added the square footage her family wanted. “We loved this home back to life with updated materials, but we lost touch of…

Bayfront Beauty in New Jersey

Set right on the bay of 18-mile Long Beach Island in New Jersey, Paul and Barbara Barnish’s summer house was developed to embrace the shore. From the bay views in each room to the rooftop deck for their personal pier throughout the road, the charming house is the perfect escape for this couple and their…

Kalwall

Kalwall is the brand name of light-transmitting wall panels manufactured by their namesake. Fiberglass translucent faces are permanently secured to an aluminum grid based on custom specifications and then delivered to your job website. Silva Studios Architecture Kalwall is designed to be extremely weather and wind hardy and may be used in any climate throughout…

Modern Icon: Serge Mouille Arm Lamps

Should you happen upon a rare first lamp made by Serge Mouille, guard it with your life — it might yield a six-figure payout from a collector. Mouille, a French artisan, carefully crafted all the first midcentury modern lamps himself and believed them to be works of art. In fact, actor Henry Fonda was taken…

Vintage Style With a Brand New Twist

When Heather and Stu Freeman started their hunt for a home in Springfield, Mo., they all knew was that they needed to have a home in a historic neighborhood. Following a long and protracted hunt, the few happened upon a charming mid-century cottage in a locality that was Springfield’s premiere golf program. While the bathrooms…