July 29, 2016 Dan Pacek and John Roynon, owners of Dan and John Life 7:30-8:30 am
Dan and John Life is a design firm located in Leonia, New Jersey that provides design consulting services encompassing interior design, space planning, architectural concepts, and design solutions for individual rooms, renovations, and additions.
Dan Pacek and John Roynon have enjoyed working together on creative projects since their meeting 20 years ago in England. Their most treasured project has been making a home together. In 2013, they completed an addition and renovation to their 100-year-old house in Leonia, New Jersey. With a shared belief that a thoughtfully designed environment enhances well-being and enjoyment of daily life, they not only transformed their home, but also their careers. In 2014, they combined their talents into ‘Dan and John Life.’
In 2015, while vacationing in the Northwest US, Dan and John stayed overnight in an Airbnb on Bainbridge Island. The accommodation and experience were extraordinary, prompting the couple to supplement their design business by listing their two guest rooms on Airbnb. Becoming Airbnb hosts has enabled Dan and John to enjoy the unique cultural exchange that comes with welcoming guests from around the world and across the US into their home, and to share their passion for good design with their visitors.
In the past year, Dan and John have hosted 21 guests from 6 states and 5 countries in short-term visits ranging from 1 night to 2 weeks. Recognized by Airbnb as “Superhosts” for achieving 5-star ratings from all their guests, Dan and John are equally proud of the positive impact their Airbnb has on our community.
- Supporting local business by helping guests to plan their visits and recommending local restaurants, cafes, pharmacies, markets, wine and spirits shops, nail salons, hair salons, dry cleaners, and day-spas
- Introducing Leonia and neighboring towns to guests who are moving to our area for work reasons, and providing information on local realtors
- Accommodating out-of-town guests for celebrations and family gatherings (in a town that has no hotel)
- Spreading good PR about our communities – worldwide
Dan and John were recently interviewed by The Record regarding their experience as Airbnb hosts: http://www.northjersey.com/news/guests-can-be-worth-the-effort-1.1621992?page=all
To view Dan and John’s Airbnb listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7038339?guests=1&s=7kZQY0Wc
To learn more about Dan and John design services, visit their website: http://www.danandjohnlife.com
Dan Pacek has a passion for design that has evolved with 20 years of experience as a design professional. Dan holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and has worked as an architect and creative director in Chicago, Boston, London, New York City and Leonia, New Jersey. Dan has helped brands such as Michael Kors, DKNY, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, and Missoni to express their personality in stores, at events, and through visual merchandising. Dan provides design vision, and is uniquely qualified in helping their clients see possibilities and realize the transformative benefits of good home design.
John Roynon has a discerning eye for design that successfully integrates practicality, function, and visual appeal. John combines an English sensibility with expertise in insight discovery, and delights in finding common sense solutions tailored to client needs. John holds a Bachelor of Communications from Northeastern University, and has managed projects and accounts for internet-based consultancies in Boston and branding and advertising agencies in New York City. Prior to moving to the US, John managed property auctions for a firm of realtors in the UK. John is an optimizer, ensuring design opportunities and benefits are explored and maximized for their clients.
Please join us to hear Dan and John share their experiences and insights as Airbnb hosts.
Friday, July 29th 7:30-8:30 AM, Gotham City Diner, Ridgefield