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Holiday 2014 Color+Design Trends

12/06/14 Sara McLean

‘Tis the season! Another year of holiday cheer is upon us. And, with the economy slowly improving, there is more optimism in the air, which translates to an expansion of holiday...

Fall and Thanksgiving 2014 Color+Décor Trends

10/31/14 Sara McLean

Fall is upon us once again, bringing excitement and joy for a new season of color and design trends. Color deepens, from watery summery hues to deeper autumn coloring; patterns...

2015 Trends in Action: Hospitality Architecture

10/31/14 Grace Lennon

In our continuing series of 2015 trends applications, this month we focus on hospitality architecture trends. Highlighting four key trends – Remote, Nature, Materiality, and...

2015 Trends in Action: Design for an Aging Population

10/02/14 Grace Lennon

In our next installment of 2015 Trends in Action reports, we take a closer look at design for an aging population. With themes of community, multi-generation, and color, the...

Victorian Architecture - Past and Present

10/02/14 Grace Lennon

Victorian-style homes, with their dramatic cupolas, looming towers, fancy turrets and rounded porches and balustrades, can be found everywhere in California. Born during the...

Halloween 2014 Color+Design Trends

10/02/14 Sara McLean

Bringing us spooky visions of ghosts, zombies and witches — Halloween is, once again, upon us. And, because Halloween is on a Friday this year, we have special opportunities to...

Craftsman Homes Take Particular Paint Colors

10/01/14 specs+spaces staff

Choosing an exterior paint color for you home is a big decision. You want to ensure that the color you choose will stand the test of time, highlight your house's best features,...

Enjoy Neutral Wall Colors With Jazzy Accent Colors

09/29/14 specs+spaces staff

Creating a visually interesting and appealing color combination for your next room design doesn't have to be difficult. Even if your head is swimming with paint swatches, the...

View from an Architect: Design Inspiration

09/05/14 Grace Lennon

Architectural designers are in constant search for inspiration. That inspiration can come from just about anywhere, from architectural blogs such as archdaily.com or...

2015 Trends in Action: Kitchen and Bath

09/05/14 Grace Lennon

In our continuing series of 2015 trends reports, we now look to the latest in kitchen and bath design. In kitchen design, we see trends toward minimal design to open shelving,...