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Dazey Desert House: A Mid-century Modern Colorful Paradise

08/04/21 Sara McLean

​Set within the desert oasis of Palm Springs, Calif. is Dazey Desert House, a William Krisel-designed, Mid-century Modern home that is a vivacious example of bold desert design.

The Painted Arch: A Painting Trend Making Its Way through Social Media

08/04/21 Sara McLean

Many turn to social media to find the latest trends in design and one such trend over the past several seasons is the painted arch.

How COVID Spurred This Interior Designer’s Own Kitchen Redesign

07/27/21 specs+spaces staff

Shalena Smith of Shalena Smith Interiors and Gaga Designs does not mince words and is not afraid to describe her kitchen pre-renovation as “just old.”

Classic American Getaways Inspired These Summer Color Palettes

07/19/21 specs+spaces staff

The dog days of summer are here and with our newfound ability to dine inside restaurants, visit attractions and travel, we’re reveling in the popular places Americans go to for vacation.

Homeowner Turned General Contractor ‘Curates’ Steel and Glass Modern Marvel

07/06/21 specs+spaces staff

For Hayes, it was a journey of discovering the craftsperson within herself, as well as the community of dedicated craftspeople, artists and designers around her who would help her construct the house.

The Lure of the Summer Cottage Style

07/06/21 Sara McLean

Summer beckons us to enjoy and focus on the casual, yet highly personal, cottage design style known for its layered patterns and lots of color inside and out.

Making It Crafter and Interior Designer Builds a Space of Her Own

06/10/21 specs+spaces staff

The crafty co-owner of j+j Design Group recently completed building out a rainbow-inspired personal studio in her house dedicated to her Etsy shop, Ohsojodesigns.

Change is Inevitable: Revealing Dunn-Edwards 2022 Color + Design Trends

06/08/21 Sara McLean

Each year, Dunn-Edwards explores five emerging palettes and design styles that reflect the outcome of our changing reality. Pulling inspiration from fashion, technology, art, and popular movements, we identify the key themes that are driving aesthetics forward. This is our time capsule for 2022.