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Homeowner Turned General Contractor ‘Curates’ Steel and Glass Modern Marvel

07/06/21 specs+spaces staff

For Hayes, it was a journey of discovering the craftsperson within herself, as well as the community of dedicated craftspeople, artists and designers around her who would help her construct the house.

The Lure of the Summer Cottage Style

07/06/21 Sara McLean

Summer beckons us to enjoy and focus on the casual, yet highly personal, cottage design style known for its layered patterns and lots of color inside and out.

Making It Crafter and Interior Designer Builds a Space of Her Own

06/10/21 specs+spaces staff

The crafty co-owner of j+j Design Group recently completed building out a rainbow-inspired personal studio in her house dedicated to her Etsy shop, Ohsojodesigns.

Change is Inevitable: Revealing Dunn-Edwards 2022 Color + Design Trends

06/08/21 Sara McLean

Each year, Dunn-Edwards explores five emerging palettes and design styles that reflect the outcome of our changing reality. Pulling inspiration from fashion, technology, art, and popular movements, we identify the key themes that are driving aesthetics forward. This is our time capsule for 2022.

An Eye on the Future: Dunn-Edwards Launches Student Design Competition

06/07/21 specs+spaces staff

Attention student designers! Dunn-Edwards Paints is proud to announce its inaugural design competition — the 2021 Emerging Professionals Design Competition — which challenges students to create a compelling design for a residential or commercial client.

Color of the Month: Yellow Summer (DEA118)

06/02/21 specs+spaces staff

Yellow Summer (DEA118) is June’s Color of the Month! We’re embracing this aptly named, saturated tangerine-yellow to honor June which holds the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Yellow Summer is a celebration of the season’s light and warmth.

Top Paint Trends for Outdoor Spaces This Summer

05/25/21 specs+spaces staff

Using paint outside is not only a great way to amplify design, it’s also a great way to be eco-efficient, satisfying a human need in a way that minimizes adverse energy loss.

We’re Loving These 3 Color Schemes Inspired by Greece

05/18/21 specs+spaces staff

With thousands of years of life, culture, and architecture, the travel bug has us looking to these three Grecian-inspired color schemes, inspiring us to dream of the Mediterranean nation’s aqua waters, stone ruins, and hillside villages with awe.

Then, Now and Forever® Collection Highlight: Joseph Mora Moss Cottage

05/11/21 specs+spaces staff

With that in mind, each of the 142 historically- accurate colors in our Then, Now & Forever® collection were inspired by historic architecture of the American West. One such architectural inspiration was Joseph Mora Moss Cottage in Oakland, California.

Exterior Color Palette Trends and Ideas for 2021

05/03/21 Sara McLean

As summer is soon upon us and many will stay close to home the next few months, home projects continue to be high priority. And as part of the research in color and design, trends in exterior color palettes provide added inspiration