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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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Dunn-Edwards Helps Revamp Historic Desert Condo Complex

02/02/18 Sara McLean

​Palm Springs is alive with a colorful rebirth of Mid-century gems. Case in point: the Sunrise L’anai. In partnership with Dunn-Edwards, this historic condominium complex recently completed an exterior renovation.

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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.

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LA Art Show: What's New for 2018

01/30/18 Grace Lennon

The 2018 LA Art Show, which took place January 10th-14th, presented works from influential underground galleries and international heavyweights, spanning Picasso to pop surrealism, street art to official government exhibitions, with an increased focus on Asia and Latin America.

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Hotel in Focus: Faena Miami Beach

01/22/18 Grace Lennon

Looking for a winter getaway?​ The Faena Hotel Miami Beach, dreamed up by Argentinian developer Alan Faena and designed with an assist from the Oscar-nominated director Baz Luhrmann, ushers in a new era of luxury for visitors to Miami Beach.

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Marrakech Meets Desert Modern in Palm Springs

01/09/18 specs+spaces staff

Surrounded by a landscape of lanky palms and jutting cacti sets the gloriously pink Soukie Kasbah. This Palm Springs Airbnb is owned and operated by the same team behind Soukie Modern, the Morocco-meets-California home decor store also located in Palm Springs.

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Hottest Colors for the New Year

01/09/18 Sara McLean

After careful examination of color trends in modern fashion, lifestyle and culture, we are confirming our picks for the hues that will be influential and popular in design this year.

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Looking Forward: Emerging 2019 Trends

01/09/18 Grace Lennon

Due to the stressful lives that we lead, an emphasis is placed on the need to "escape" the everyday and to experience true relaxation, indulging in simple pleasures alone or with family and friends. Each space should be designed with this in mind.

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Counting Down Our 4 Favorite Color Trends of 2017

12/27/17 specs+spaces staff

​As we say goodbye to the year 2017, we take a look back on the different design and color trends that inspired us throughout the year. Here’s a recap of some of our some favorite trends.