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Cool Conversion: The Basement Apartment of Lourdes and Zach

09/21/17 Sara McLean

Nestled in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles,Calif, sets a converted church owned by Lourdes Hernández and Zach Leigh. Known as Ruby Street, the church itself has become a well-known venue for events, while Lourdes and Zach live in the basement apartment.

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Celebrate Memories: A 2018 Trends Story

09/14/17 Sara McLean

Memories take us back in time, revisiting the traditions and classics of the past, re-creating stories for today’s lifestyles. Inspired by a continuation of trends in the luxury market as the U.S. recession ends and incomes improve, creativity expands and luxury artisans take center stage. Introducing trend story 1 from our Color + Design trends report, Memories!

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An Homage to Art: Inside the 1920s Spanish Bungalow of Jason Stein

08/31/17 Sara McLean

Growing up a native Angelino, Jason Stein knew his love of California would always keep him tied to the life and style of his roots.

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A Pasadena Restoration: Design by The Taylored Home

08/31/17 Sara McLean

If there were any question that Marilynn Taylor, interior designer and owner of The Taylored Home, loves color and collaborating with clients, look no further than a recent project she completed in Pasadena, Calif.

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Celebrate the Stars! A 2018 Trends Story

08/17/17 Sara McLean

​Fantasy brightens up daily life — staged and spectacular, attracted by bling— fantasy is inspired by pop-star inspirations, while style is influenced by pop culture. For those who have a desire for excess. Nothing too showy or too colorful. Introducing trend story 3 from our 2018 Color + Design trends report, The Stars!

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The Tiny Canal Cottage™: A Mini-Kitchen Makeover

07/27/17 Sara McLean

​Hidden away among the foliage of the Venice Canals in southern California sets a 1924 Craftsman cottage.

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Celebrate Life’s Adventures: A 2018 Color + Design Story

07/17/17 Sara McLean

​Fiction or fact — through myths, lore and legends — oral storytelling recalls the historical narratives of cultures and people throughout the world. The call to adventure and new worlds are for those who desire to be transported to faraway lands, creating a life filled with personal stories of adventures and lessons. Introducing trend story 4 from our 2018 Color + Design trends report, Adventures!

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A Los Feliz Gem: Inside Interior Designer Mariah O’Brien’s Spanish Revival

07/07/17 Sara McLean

​Tucked away in Los Feliz, a hip, neighborhood enclave in Los Angeles, sits an historic Spanish Revival owned by interior designer Mariah O’Brien.

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Childhood Joys: A Celebration of 2018 Color+Design

06/20/17 Sara McLean

​With a happy, creative energy and infusions of heritage design, we celebrate the simple joys in life. Our trend story, Childhood Joys, is inspired by the simplicity of Scandinavian design with a Bauhaus spirit, a nod to heritage with a refreshed, modernist view of Mid-century design.

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2018 Color and Design Trends

06/01/17 Sara McLean

​As we look forward to trends for next year, we recognize the continuing pursuit of individualism, living an inventive and genuine life and, of course, following our dreams.