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September Color of the Month: Pencil Eraser

09/19/18 specs+spaces staff

​Come September you can feel a subtle shift in the air. September’s ability to make us aware of the changes, both within us and in our environment, is why we selected Pencil Eraser as this September’s color of the month.

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Building A Room Around Fall Colors

09/06/18 specs+spaces staff

We’ve created a fall color palette that can be beautifully incorporated into your revamped fall space with ease. In this palette, we’re using the September Color of the Month Pencil Eraser (DE6024) as a jumping off point.

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Country Caper: A “Spirited Journey” through 2019 color+design

08/30/18 Sara McLean

“Country Caper,” our fourth trend story, highlights the Bohemian mood associated with idyllic countryside living in chic, subtle decorator styles. Immersed in casually colorful opulence, we learn to embrace the beauty of imperfection. Creativity and personal expression abound. Crafted and textured, authenticity is rewarded.

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City Stroll Hotel Focus: CitizenM Gare de Lyon

08/22/18 Grace Lennon

Just a short walk from the historic Marais District and a stroll from the River Seine, citizenM’s third Paris location is perfectly placed for travelers in search of culture, commerce or community. Designed by Dutch studio concrete, the hotel features 338 rooms organized within a former office tower block and is located a block from one of Paris’s major transportation hubs, Gare de Lyon train station.

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Poetic Passage: A “Spirited Journey” Through 2019 color+design

08/01/18 Sara McLean

“Poetic Passage,” our third trends story speaks to the soft and subtle side of life that incorporates nature in a chic, minimalist atmosphere. Shadow and light dance in a marriage of masculine and feminine, luxury and lines. The aesthetic is minimalist, soft and subtle with chic and refined natural basics within tender, cozy atmospheres.

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Building A Room Around Light Greens

07/25/18 specs+spaces staff

When you hear the term “light green,” you might automatically think of mint. That’s understandable considering hues in the mint family have been trending for a few years now.

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Extreme Odyssey Hotel Focus: Hotel Liberty

07/12/18 Grace Lennon

After an extensive three-year renovation project a 19th-century former prison has been turned into Hotel Liberty – a contemporary retreat in the German city of Offenburg. Originally conceived by the German architect Heinrich Hübsch in 1840 and completed in 1845, the structure served as a jail for the city until 2009.

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Extreme Odyssey Focus: Vue Hotel

07/12/18 Grace Lennon

This hotel comprises a series of artistically transformed quasi-historic buildings from the 1950’s.

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Extreme Odyssey Hotel Focus: Deplar Farm Resort

07/12/18 Grace Lennon

Deplar Farm Resort, developed by Eleven Experience, is a former sheep farm tucked into the mountainous landscape of Iceland’s Troll Peninsula. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this off-grid lodge really couldn’t be more remote – and it celebrates the true unspoiled beauty of the area.

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Extreme Odyssey Hotel Focus: Ion City Hotel

07/12/18 Grace Lennon

The Ion City Hotel combines modern design with Nordic charm for an accommodation that design lovers and jet-setters would both appreciate. Designed by architecture studio MINARC, the property features 18 rooms and suites, with interiors that make subtle references to Icelandic design.