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2018 Pasadena Showcase Celebrates 54 Years

03/30/18 Sara McLean

This year we celebrate the 54th year of the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. As one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the nation, the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts committee is ready to open this year's tour on April 22, 2018.

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The Hidden Frey: A Look at a Secret Gem

03/30/18 Sara McLean

The recent Spring Modernism Show in Palm Springs, Calif., provided an abundance of opportunities to view Mid-century architecture and design. One of the highlights during the event's variety of tours was "Hidden Frey."

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Spring Forward! 2018 Trending Color Palettes

03/20/18 Sara McLean

And, with a blend of holiday color traditions for spring along with trending hues sprinkled throughout, here are 6 spring- fresh palettes to inspire:

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2018 Modernism Week Palm Springs Door Tour

03/07/18 Sara McLean

Dunn-Edwards Paints celebrated style and color by once again partnering with Palm Springs Style to present the 2018 Palm Springs Door Tour during last month's Spring Modernism Week.

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2018 Spring Modernism Recap: 11 Days of Inspiration!

03/07/18 Sara McLean

As sure as the arrival of spring, Modernism Week returned for another season of celebrating Mid-century style, architecture, design and color inspiration. Modernism Week’s signature event is an annual celebration of Mid-century Modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture.

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2018 Chinese New Year: Celebrating the Year of the Dog

02/16/18 Sara McLean

Today, February 16, marks the Chinese New Year, which celebrates the Year of the Dog, and triggers one of the most colorful and exuberant global events of the year.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Four Color Palettes to Inspire

02/14/18 Sara McLean

​Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate, here are four color palettes to inspire and make your day a colorful one.

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Celebrate Mardi Gras! A Colorful and Historic Festival

02/13/18 Sara McLean

Happy Mardi Gras! This rich, historical festival tradition is traced back to medieval Europe and through the ages was brought to an area of land 60 miles south of New Orleans, Louisiana in 1699 by French-Canadian explore Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville. In 1703, this tiny settlement, called Fort Louis de la Mobile, celebrated America’s first Mardi Gras.

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Winter Olympics 2018: Inspiration from Pyeongchang

02/08/18 Sara McLean

​All eyes will be on the city of Pyeongchang, South Korea, this month as athletes from around the world compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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California Wildflowers Inspire The Saguaro Facelift

02/02/18 Sara McLean

During the past few months, a colorful renewal has taken place in Palm Springs. In partnership with Dunn-Edwards, The Saguaro Hotel set out to repaint its exterior color palette, highlighting the fourteen hues inspired by local desert wildflowers and plants envisioned by the architects.