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6th and Detroit: California 70s Cool

11/03/17 Sara McLean

​6th and Detroit, a stylish home-décor boutique located in the Arts District of Long Beach, Calif., is owned by Michelle Qazi, whose home we highlighted in October. This month, we’re taking you on a tour of her boutique and talk to her about the transformative power of color for her business.

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MEYOUWE: The Art of Mer Young

11/03/17 Sara McLean

​Local Los Angeles-based artist Mer Young recently showcased a series of collages and paintings at her solo exhibit titled MEYOUWE (me-you-we), which provided colorful highlights into Young and what drives her to keep creating exquisite and meaningful work.

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Pop Up Greens: Molly Rhymer and a Devotion to Plantscaping

11/03/17 Sara McLean

Molly Rhymer, owner of Los Angeles-based business Pop Up Greens, finds pleasure in being surrounded by greenery and nature. And with an eye for design and assured of her preferred design aesthetic, she began creating a line of hand-painted pots with a variety of colors and designs to suit her tastes. Soon, the public took notice and Pop Up Greens was born.

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2017 Halloween Design Trends

10/30/17 Sara McLean

After a blazing hot summer, fall is here and we’re ready for one of America’s favorite holidays to arrive —Halloween! And, with more adults getting into the Halloween spirit than ever before, an array of creative ideas are here to inspire you. Here are the 2017 Halloween trends!

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Celebrate Natural Wonders! A 2018 Color+Design Trend Story

10/18/17 Sara McLean

​Celebrate the world’s natural wonders! A life experienced on one’s own terms is a life of poetry in motion. The story of Natural Wonders is a celebration of health and wellness and a dedication to everyday unique experiences.

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Casa Joshua Tree: A Bohemian Desert Oasis

10/13/17 Sara McLean

Nestled in the desert area of Joshua Tree, Calif., lies a bohemian retreat known as Casa Joshua Tree. Set up just six miles from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, Casa Joshua Tree is a three-bedroom, two-bath gem, recently renovated by owner, artist and designer, Lindsay Hollinger.

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The Stylish Curation of Michelle Qazi, and a Color Reveal

10/06/17 Sara McLean

With the impending launch of 2018 Color of the Year, we approached Qazi to do a photoshoot with the application of the 2018 Color of the Year within her home.

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Dunn-Edwards® 2018 Color of the Year:
The Green Hour (DET544)

10/02/17 Sara McLean

Dunn-Edwards 2018 Color of the Year, The Green Hour, is a darker shade of gray blue-green, this color embodies the timeless sense of mystery and creative revelry of the era.

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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!