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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.

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Dunn-Edwards Unveils the 2021 Color of the Year: Wild Blue Yonder (DE5855)

01/13/21 Sara McLean

Dunn-Edwards 2021 Color of the Year, Wild Blue Yonder — a light, airy and soothing pale blue — encourages us to slow down, take a deep breath, and approach 2021 with new hope and confidence.

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Moonwake: Dunn-Edwards 2021 Color + Design Trends

01/12/21 Sara McLean

As you face a new design project, how do you face your fears and unmask that creative spark? Moonwake speaks to the mysteries of the creative process, letting go of fear and nourishing new ideas.

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Big Rock Ranch: A Thomboy Properties Summer Hideaway

01/12/21 Sara McLean

Jackie Thomas and DeeAnn McCoy, the design duo behind Thomboy Properties, recently updated the exterior of their mountain cabin, Big Rock Ranch, in the tranquil hideaway of Idyllwild, Calif.

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January Color of the Month: Chill In The Air (DE5911)

01/05/21 specs+spaces staff

Out with the old and in with the New Year. And OH MAN did we ever need a new year! New hopes. New dreams. New possibilities. They all come alive in the brisk breezes of Chill in the Air (DE5911) — a milky, smoky periwinkle paled by sprinkles of snow on a dusky eve.

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These Were The Door Colors That Made Us Take Notice in 2020

12/22/20 specs+spaces staff

The front door sets the tone for our homes and one of the first details anyone notices about the exterior of a house. From trendy colors to classic neutrals, to warm or cool hues, here are some of the front door colors that made us take notice in 2020.

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Rainbows in Design: Lois O'Hara

12/22/20 Grace Lennon

During the past year, and especially in the time of COVID-19, rainbows provide much-needed escapism, inspiring happiness, joy and hope. As a result, rainbows are increasingly being incorporated into architecture and design across the globe. Lois O’Hara’s vibrant, colorful installations represents this trend to a T, and comprises mural painting, design and art direction.

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Tour The 2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design

12/14/20 specs+spaces staff

This year, due to COVID-19, the 56th annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design is taking place via a virtual tour. Dunn-Edwards is taking you inside the home for a unique look at how 2020’s showcase designers have transformed the estate.

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Behind The Showcase House of Design With Sara McLean

12/09/20 specs+spaces staff

This week in our final episode of “Behind The Pasadena Showcase Home” series, Dunn-Edwards own color expert and stylist, Sara McLean, dishes on the 2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design.