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Four Design Trends to Borrow for 2020

01/27/20 specs+spaces staff

What better time to freshen a home’s look than at the beginning of a new year and a new decade to boot? We published our 2020 color and design trend report last year, and now it’s time to see if those colors and trends suit you.

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January Color of the Month: Dark & Stormy

01/08/20 specs+spaces staff

Welcome to 2020! The first color of the new decade we’re highlighting is Dark & Stormy (DET572) as January’s Color of the Month.

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2020 Design Trends: Restaurant Architecture

01/07/20 Grace Lennon

As we begin this New Year, we focus on the exciting shifts happening in restaurant architecture. Taking cues from a wide range of sources — from minimalism and material, to color and symbolism — the trends are ushering in the next decade of design excellence!

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Artik Transforms Gardner Health Network into a Colorful San Jose Landmark

01/07/20 Sara McLean

Gardner Health Services wanted to transform its downtown San Jose headquarters into a neighborhood landmark, a community beacon and a source of pride. To solve this problem, Gardner hired Artik to re-envision the building’s exterior to more closely reflect the company’s cultural diversity, as well as the neighboring communities.

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This Designer’s Impossible Task Was To Blend Mid-Century and Farmhouse Styles

12/12/19 specs+spaces staff

Designer Linda Hayslett of LH.DESIGNS was presented with no easy feat when her clients asked for help redesigning their 1970's Long Beach, California home.

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Color of the Year Focus: Children's Learning Center

12/03/19 Grace Lennon

Dunn-Edwards® 2020 Color of the Year, Minty Fresh (DE5687), captures the enthusiasm and optimism of a new decade. Applying this color in design seeks to create measured rhythm out of chaos, with health and wellness at a central place in design planning.

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Falling in Love with Craftsman Homes

11/13/19 specs+spaces staff

Craftsman homes are architectural icons of the American west. Even more so, there’s something about their earthen, moody color palettes, cozy fireplaces and low slung porches, perfect for hosting throngs of trick-or-treaters, that ties Craftsman homes to fall in particular.

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Falling for Modernism: A Preview in the Desert

11/04/19 Richard Rodriguez

The annual autumn sneak peek into Modernism Week, aptly titled “Fall Preview,” took place Oct. 18-20, highlighting its signature mix of design and architectural talks and tours against the backdrop of balmy Palm Springs.

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Let There Be White In This Designer’s Mid-century Rehab

11/04/19 specs+spaces staff

Designer Carly Waters of Carly Waters Style wanted to create a sanctuary for her family with her latest home remodel.

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Dunn-Edwards Launches 10 New, Higher-Hiding Whites

11/04/19 Sara McLean

Dunn-Edwards recently expanded its collection of whites in the Perfect Palette® color system with a new collection of 10 higher-hiding whites, offering design professionals and consumers even more choices.