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2021 Color + Design Trends: A Confirmation for Spring

04/05/21 Sara McLean

Our 2021 Color + Design trends report released just last fall, but we decided to start reviewing our forecasts now to see which trends are already coming to fruition.

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Check Out These 4 Design Projects Inspired By Spring’s Colorful Flora

03/29/21 specs+spaces staff

Much of Solibre’s palette of yellows, oranges and dusty roses also shares a common bond with desert flora, especially the yellow and orange hued blooms that come alive after the west’s rainy season. This got us thinking about all the ways desert flora have inspired other design projects.

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Bold Colors Send House Hunters Clamoring For This East Los Angeles ADU

03/23/21 specs+spaces staff

“Good design doesn’t have to be expensive and often it will lead to better solutions,” says Alexis Navarro, explaining his philosophy behind architecture and the creation of his latest accessory dwelling unit, or ADU located in East Los Angeles.

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March Color of the Month: Sprig of Mint (DE5675)

03/10/21 specs+spaces staff

In the West, March ushers in rain and brings soil back to life again, allowing the landscape to glow with a verdant hue. All of which makes Sprig of Mint (DE5675), a jovial light green paint color, the ideal color focus on this month.

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Lagom: Dunn-Edwards 2021 Color + Design Trends

03/02/21 Sara McLean

Lagom challenges the notion of classical form, while praising timeless qualities of design. Finding the ideal balance of old and new. Reaching out for ageless points of inspiration, designers and artists channel archetypal historical references to build new visions of enduring purpose. Essential design with artistic touch. Lagom speaks to the spirit of storytelling, decoding the past and reframing the future.

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Stunning Desert Escape Melds Best of East and West

03/02/21 Sara McLean

Inspired by the arid beauty of Yucca Valley, Calif., is Oeste, the latest project by Claire Thomas.

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An Oasis on Cadman: A Raskind Design Inspiration

02/03/21 Sara McLean

The Camden project is now complete, and we are excited to show you the gorgeous outcome. The Raskinds transformed a large-scale home into a peaceful oasis nestled close to Griffith Park. Join us as we walk through the remodeling process.

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Hanabi: Dunn-Edwards 2021 Color + Design Trends

02/03/21 Sara McLean

Hanabi explores the codes of inclusive, optimistic and laid-back design re-creating links between the generations. Borrowing energy and inventiveness from our childhood, then turning this vivacity and creativity into a collaborative and festive playground. Finding better solutions for the challenges that lie ahead.

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This Backyard Design Trend Is Booming During COVID

01/21/21 specs+spaces staff

One particular home renovation trend that has risen to prominence during the pandemic — Accessory Dwelling Units or ADUs. An ADU is a small, stand-alone residential unit on the same lot as single-family home, typically in the backyard.

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Dunn-Edwards and Lamps Plus Collab Forms The Perfect Pairing

01/19/21 specs+spaces staff

Some things in life just naturally go together, like peanut butter and jelly or tools and a toolbelt, and now Dunn-Edwards Paints and Lamps Plus as Sara McLean, Dunn-Edwards’ Color Expert & Stylist, and John Barnes, Lamps Plus’ Design Editor, explain.