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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.

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Orange County Refresh: From '90s to Now With EBS Interiors

12/20/17 specs+spaces staff

“Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful."

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Infinity Mirrors: Yayoi Kusama at The Broad

12/19/17 Grace Lennon

The hottest ticket in Los Angeles is the Broad’s "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors," a survey of the 88-year-old Japanese artist’s five-decade body of work.

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Shoppable Hotels: An Emerging Design Trend

12/18/17 specs+spaces staff

Traveling this holiday season? Then you are probably keenly aware that hotels are rapidly adapting to a hospitality landscape that now includes Airbnb. Design is playing a pivotal role for hotels in that transformation.

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December Color of the Month: Winter Chill

12/13/17 specs+spaces staff

December’s color of the month is Winter Chill (DE5758). So with the abundance of gray skies, inclement weather, and darker days, we’re injecting a dose of brightness into the month with the icy blue hue that is Winter Chill.

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Window Wonderland: Holiday Window Displays 2017

12/11/17 Grace Lennon

Year after year, Los Angeles residents flock to shopping areas such as the Grove and Rodeo to not only purchase the latest items, but view the Instagram-worthy spectacles that light up the store windows.