View from an Architect

Architectural designers are constantly on the lookout for inspiration. This month, we sit down with Elizabeth Grube of RTKL and learn more about the design process and about what inspired her when transforming a bookstore into a fully functioning healthcare facility.


2015 Trends: Kitchen and Bath

This month, we continue delving into our 2015 trends forecast with a close analysis at what’s up and coming for kitchens and baths. From cool, minimalist designs to looks that integrate nature seamlessly, here’s what on the horizon!


An Artist’s Haven: The Brewery Art Colony

Just northeast of the downtown L.A.’s arts district, lies the Brewery Art Colony, the largest live-and-work artists' colony in the world. Learn more about this eclectic community that is home to practitioners of a variety of artistic mediums from painting, sculpture and photography to industrial design, architecture and experimental new media.

An Artist's Haven: The Brewery Art Colony
9/6/2014 12:00:00 AM    Sarah Link
In the heart of Lincoln Heights, northeast of the downtown L.A.’s arts district, lies the largest art colony in the…

2015 Trends in Action: Kitchen and Bath
9/6/2014 12:00:00 AM    Grace Lennon
 In our continuing series of 2015 trends reports, we now look to the latest in kitchen and bath design. In…

View from an Architect: Design Inspiration
9/6/2014 12:00:00 AM    Grace Lennon
Architectural designers are in constant search for inspiration. That inspiration can come from just about anywhere…

Cool Off in Hot Climates With the Right Color Choices
8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM    specs+spaces staff
Summer is in full force and thermometers across the country are registering record high temperatures. If you live in a…

Keep Neutrals From Getting Boring
8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM    specs+spaces staff
When you hear the word "neutral" describing home design you may automatically think "boring". What most people don't…
Color Terminology: Hues,Tints, Shades, and Tones
8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM    specs+spaces staff
You may have used the words hue, tint, tone, and shade to describe color, but you might not be aware they each have a…

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Sara McLean Hi Carolyn-this is Sara from Dunn-Edwards. Our product lines only go up to gloss sheen levels. There are some lacquer products and industrial products that go to high gloss and we recommend reviewing with your paint contractor to determine what is safe and best for home use. Happy painting! READ MORE
Sara McLean Hi Jan-this is Sara from Dunn-Edwards. Here are 3 color schemes to test & get your started on your clients' beach cottage in order of wall, trim & accent. 1- DE6213 Fine Grain, DEW340 Whisper, DE6276 Silhouette. 2-DE6227 Muslin, DE6225 Fossil, DE6297 Patina Creek. 3-DE6289 Silver Fox, DEW383 Cool December, DEC786 Miner's Dust. Happy painting! READ MORE
Sara McLean Hi Becky-this is Sara from Dunn-Edwards. To see the gradation of DE6144 Graham Cracker in our stores, here are the colors found on the color chips: DE6141 Salt Box, DE6142 Floating Feather, DE6143 Almond Latte, DE6145 Rocky Ridge, DE6146 Lonely Road, DE6147 Chester Brown. To view online, dunnedwards.com/explorecolor - these colors are part of the warm neutrals collection. Happy painting! READ MORE