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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.

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An Observation of the Millennial Pink Trend

06/01/17 Sara McLean

Pink, in all it glorious ranges, continues its dominance in color trends. Within the range of popular pinks is a hue that many have started calling “Millennial Pink,” a gender-neutral range of shades — from beige with blush touches, to a hybrid peachy-salmon color.

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Exterior Color Palettes to Inspire

04/28/17 Sara McLean

Springtime is in full bloom and it’s time to update home and building exteriors with the latest in exterior color palettes. Grays, blues and greens continuing to trend, as well as yellow-influenced hues and deeper browns. With so many fresh ways to show off color for exteriors, shown here are a range of schemes to inspire:

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Roy Anthony Shabla: Artist and Healer

03/31/17 Sara McLean

Roy Anthony Shabla is a fine artist whose work focuses on large, abstract paintings in the Abstract Expressionistic style.

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The Desert Eichlers: Updated for Modern Lifestyles

03/31/17 Sara McLean

Two properties introduced at the festival were Desert Eichler 4 and 5, developed by KUD Properties, Inc., the exclusive builder of Desert Eichler homes in the Palm Springs area.

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Pasadena Showcase Celebrates 53 Years of Design Excellence

03/31/17 Sara McLean

The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts is celebrating 53 years of highlighting the best in design and Pasadena architectural history through showcasing the renovation of another historical gem.

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UAM CSULB Frank Brothers Exhibition: The Art of Style and Marketing

03/13/17 Sara McLean

​Frank Bros., a company known for Mid-century modern style and design, provided customers in Long Beach a celebrated location to purchase furnishings in cutting-edge designs.