Cool Off with Modern Design

At Dylan Chappell Architects, we favor the clean lines and natural materials that are often the first indication that you’re dealing with a contemporary design aesthetic. In this post, we examine a collection of modern-style ceiling fans designed by Ron Rezek of The Modern Fan Co. Rezek is a design entrepreneur who started five successful […]

Smart Homes: No Longer Science Fiction!

As some readers may know, the theme of the July/August 2015 issue of Dwell magazine is smart homes. Once the stuff of science fiction films, many homeowners are today linking their houses with state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems to create more comfortable, efficient, and streamlined lifestyles. Citing Porch and Lowe’s 2014 Smart Home Survey, Dwell‘s […]

805 Profile: Hofmann Architecture

The Chappell family recently had the opportunity to tour a classic 1970 Sovereign 31′ Airstream, newly renovated by our friends at Hofmann Architecture. Retrofitted by the HofArc team, which brings a full-service approach to small space mobile design and build services, the new “Betty” is fully equipped for an active family of four. Check out […]

Carpinteria Beach House

DCA is pleased to announce the near-completion of a new single-family house here in Carpinteria, California. Before Our clients came to us with an original 1960’s Carpinteria beach bungalow. The 856 sq. ft. home was located on a large parcel with lots of potential and little more to be desired. We worked closely with the owners to […]

Not Your Grandmother’s Kitchen Sink: the eUnit Kitchen

“Smart homes” have been getting more and more attention in the contemporary design world, and for good reason. With the uptick in appliances and home systems that foreground precise, remote control, homeowners have the opportunity to conveniently and ecologically manage their highest-consumption rooms. In California, where water recycling and conservation are hot topics, we’re especially […]

Mid-Century Modern Dimensional Tiles

Creating a distinctive, high-impact interior design requires a special attention to finishes. After all, the very same footprint can go in wildly different directions depending on materials, colors, and texture. All of this influences the ultimate feel of your space. In this post, we highlight the custom mid-century modern dimensional tiles by Heath Ceramics: an […]

Made in the Shade: Lighting Control Systems

In this post, we look at systems for efficient, elegant, and adjustable lighting and shade control in residential and commercial spaces alike. J|Geiger Shading Technology J|Geiger is a patented window shading system designed to be exposed, eliminating the need for fascias, valances and boxes. This unique design means the end of unsightly wires, screws or fasteners. […]

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