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Mastering the Look: California Desert Chic

12/06/21 specs+spaces staff

Inspired by the uncluttered beauty of open spaces and a connection with nature, desert chic is as much a way of living as it is a design scheme. This is why—while there are some common themes in desert chic, like use of high-quality materials, simplicity and color palettes of roses and browns—there are different interpretations of desert chic as well.

Lekker House Pines: A Modern Celebration of ’70s Alpine Culture

12/06/21 specs+spaces staff

Set an hour and a half outside Los Angeles in the mountains of Lake Arrowhead, California is Lekker House Pines, a prow chalet style home that offers a fresh take on a bold 1970s-inspired color palette.

Dunn-Edwards Portraits: Work-Life Balance On a Design Road Less Traveled

12/06/21 Carolyn Neuhausen

For Lainez, who spent several years as a Dunn-Edwards Professional Color Advisor (PCA), life is all about finding the balance—whether it be at home with her family or in the workplace with her career.

December Color of The Month: Razzle Dazzle (DE5027)

12/01/21 specs+spaces staff

Last year was understated to say the least, and that’s why we’re going bold by choosing Razzle Dazzle (DE5027).

Best Brown Colors for Your Desert Oasis

11/12/21 Sara McLean

Desert style, both in its historic and modern nuances, is inspired by many elements including soothing hues, organic textures and the landscape. Whether a Mid-century modern pad in Palm Springs to a desert modern retreat in Joshua Tree or even a desert adobe in the hills of Arizona, desert homes are not typically a singular vision of an oasis.

Best Brown Colors for Craftsman Homes

11/12/21 Sara McLean

Neutral palettes are the color pillars of Craftsman homes with a range of browns and tans complemented by clay and copper reds, fall golds, nature-inspired greens and watery blues an ideal beginning to completing a palette.

Best Brown Colors for Your Bohemian Design Style

11/12/21 Sara McLean

Bohemian design style is defined by a relaxed, carefree vibe and lack of structure. At the core of this aesthetic is layers of texture and color that is uniquely personal, combining objects, patterns and color that are globally-inspired and well-traveled.

Best Brown Colors for Spanish Homes

11/12/21 Sara McLean

Spanish homes are cozy and warm with color palettes that reflect the aesthetic. Warm terracotta shades of orange, red and brown are traditional hues that make the home complete. Whether you choose subdued palettes, more vibrant colors or earthy and muted, there is a variety of choices reflecting nature and Spanish culture.

Best Brown Colors for Victorian Homes

11/12/21 Sara McLean

Victorians are well-loved and have become landmarks for the cities in which they are located. And while styles come and go over the years, the Victorian has sustained its popularity and in recent years has seen a revamp to a more modern interior Victorian aesthetic, while still maintaining many of the beloved historical details.

The Importance of Lighting in Design

11/10/21 specs+spaces staff

One of the best and most exciting places to start in crafting the look and feel of a space is choosing a paint color. However, it’s crucial to also think about light sources when designing a space. Color can actually look dramatically different from room to room given the interplay of a light source on that color.