SEMI FINE DINING: Because Casual is Cool

Gomez Associates Dining Nook

    As DPAGES’ Holiday Table Challenge rolls on I’ve got dining spaces on the mind, and today we’re taking it down a notch (in a good way) with a selection of dining areas that don’t take themselves too seriously. Because from the coziest of dining nooks to the earthiest of kitchen tables, sometimes the best settingsread ON

NEW LEASE ON LIFE: O’Neill Rose Landmark Renovation

Oneill Rose Architects West Side Townhouse

    Architects Devin O’Neill and Faith Rose of O’Neill Rose Architects had their work cut our for them when they were approached to renovate a landmark Romanesque Revival in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Originally designed by George H. Budlong in the late 1880s, the once stately townhouse had been sectioned into a series of singleread ON

A 15th Century Palace Turns Gallery & Weekend Home

Palau de Casavells

    Set within a small town in the province of Girona, Spain, lies the newly restored 15th century palace turned gallery/weekend home, Palau de Casavells. The process of transforming the voluminous historical property into habitable/exhibitable space took four years and was led by partners Jacobo Valenti and Luis Sendino. The result is a dramaticread ON

MAKING AN ENTRANCE: Fifteen Doorways That Wow

Black House

    They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression and that adage is as true (sometimes painfully) in architecture and design as it is in life. With this in mind, and nest feathering season just around the corner – I’ve gathered a few inspirational doorways that have got that curb appeal thing down pat.read ON

A New Zealand Home Bridges Past & Present

Fearon Hay Harbour House

    Today we are highlighting one of Auckland, New Zealand’s earliest waterfront homes and its seamless transition from modest early 20th century villa into to-die-for harbour front home. Set on the inner Waitemata waterway, the original villa was built in 1910. To create a dwelling compatible with 21st century standards, Fearon Hay Architects devised aread ON

COZY TIME: Thirteen Lust Worthy Fireplaces

Fireplace

    To wrap up the week, we’ve gathered 13 fireplaces from D’s files – because keeping cozy (and gorgeous) isn’t just a fall, winter thing. Above – Originally built in 1910, this Auckland, New Zealand home enjoys a gorgeous new fireplace by Fearon Hay Architects. Photo by Simon Wilson.     A pared down fireplace in anread ON

Designer Mark Zeff’s Black Barn Retreat

Mark Zeff Hampton Barn

    Adept at designing just about everything from brand logos to luxury yachts, South African native and Manhattan based designer, Mark Zeff, has taken a decidedly understated approach to the design of his family’s East Hampton summer home.           Flying in the face of the traditional white and weathered cedar so commonread ON