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Enchanted Cottage Embodies the Charm of Vintage Venice

04/05/21 Sara McLean

We are pleased to showcase a recent design projects by Claire Thomas — design maven, curator of color and all-around creative. When viewing her latest creation, located in Venice, Calif., we noted how the lush and fun color palette brought this magical inspiration to life.

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Dunn-Edwards Portraits: Soothing colors, medieval design meld in the Netherlands

04/05/21 specs+spaces staff

Today, 1,100 years later, designer Lena Latour stares out the window of her grandmother’s home — part of Deventer’s original fortifying wall — thoughtfully planning the details of the home’s renovation.

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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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Then, Now, and Forever Collection Highlight®: John Muir House

03/16/21 specs+spaces staff

At Dunn-Edwards Paints we’ve written a lot about Art Deco historic resources like museums and theaters, investigated colors closely associated with the Beaux Arts style like those found in the Stanford Green Library, and we’ve also shared about colors associated with Mid-century Modern architecture. This time we’re diving into the Victorian Era and exploring the color influences of one such gem of this architectural era, the Italianate Victorian Manor known as the John Muir house.

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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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2021 Interior Design Trends From Your Favorite L.A. Designers

02/23/21 specs+spaces staff

From trends in color, to trending new spaces — we’ll explore how the past year is influencing the design decisions we’ll make tomorrow.

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What’s The Difference Between Hex Values, RGB, CMYK, and Paint?

02/17/21 specs+spaces staff

Ever wonder why there are so many ways to categorize colors? What is the difference between CMYK, RGB, and HEX values? Why are there so many color systems? Oh! And what’s the Munsell color system?