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Then, Now & Forever® Collection Highlight: Barnard Hall, Presidio

01/20/22 specs+spaces staff

To help curate our 19th-century Revival-era and Victorian era colors, one of the architectural resources of the American West we looked to was Barnard Hall, located in San Francisco’s Presidio.

A Raskind Revival in Leimert Park

01/17/22 Sara McLean

Nestled on a tree-lined street in Leimert Park, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, sits a quaint Spanish bungalow recently brought back to life by Rebecca and Jared Raskind, the renovation team behind several past projects we’ve highlighted on specs+spaces.

2022 Home Design Trends

01/17/22 Sara McLean

Here are six predictions we believe will be critical to residential design as the leading themes of nature and well-being continue to permeate all facets of design.

7 Calming Interior Paint Color Ideas to Refresh Your Home for 2022

01/17/22 Sara McLean

Color in the home has taken on more importance as we continue to spend a majority of our time staying indoors. And as we all know, color can instantly transform the mood of a room.

January Color of the Month: Art and Craft

01/04/22 specs+spaces staff

Inspired by the influence of design trends like cottagecore, January’s Color of the Month, which also doubles as 2022’s Color of the Year, is the earthy and sophisticated Art and Craft (DET682).

Destination Inspiration: The Colors of Spain

12/30/21 specs+spaces staff

Welcome back to our Destination Inspiration series where we take a visual dive into the color palettes of locales near and far, from Iceland to France, and even South Africa.

5 Holiday-Inspired Greens For The Kitchen

12/16/21 specs+spaces staff

The color of your kitchen cabinets is a relatively easy element of the home to change, and one that makes a tangible impact. From saturated hues to new neutrals, here are some holiday-inspired green paint colors for your kitchen.

NorCal Homeowner Finds TV Fame With Rustic “First-Time Fixer”

12/15/21 specs+spaces staff

Gustafson has overhauled an 1,100-square-foot 1950s country home into a modern farmstead filled with airy, neutral tones and rustic elements; a space whose aesthetic fits somewhere between Amber Lewis and Chip and Joanna Gaines.

Mastering the Look: California Desert Chic

12/06/21 specs+spaces staff

Inspired by the uncluttered beauty of open spaces and a connection with nature, desert chic is as much a way of living as it is a design scheme. This is why—while there are some common themes in desert chic, like use of high-quality materials, simplicity and color palettes of roses and browns—there are different interpretations of desert chic as well.

Lekker House Pines: A Modern Celebration of ’70s Alpine Culture

12/06/21 specs+spaces staff

Set an hour and a half outside Los Angeles in the mountains of Lake Arrowhead, California is Lekker House Pines, a prow chalet style home that offers a fresh take on a bold 1970s-inspired color palette.