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Color of the Month: Green Tourmaline DET524

04/26/17 specs+spaces staff

April’s Color of the Month is Green Tourmaline (DET524). April is innately identified with spring, making Green Tourmaline one of the hottest paint colors for the season.

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The Desert Eichlers: Updated for Modern Lifestyles

03/31/17 Sara McLean

Two properties introduced at the festival were Desert Eichler 4 and 5, developed by KUD Properties, Inc., the exclusive builder of Desert Eichler homes in the Palm Springs area.

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Pasadena Showcase Celebrates 53 Years of Design Excellence

03/31/17 Sara McLean

The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts is celebrating 53 years of highlighting the best in design and Pasadena architectural history through showcasing the renovation of another historical gem.

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UAM CSULB Frank Brothers Exhibition: The Art of Style and Marketing

03/13/17 Sara McLean

​Frank Bros., a company known for Mid-century modern style and design, provided customers in Long Beach a celebrated location to purchase furnishings in cutting-edge designs.

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Thomboy Properties, Inc., Debuts the Rennick House at Modernism Week

03/03/17 Sara McLean

Jackie Thomas and Deeann McCoy of Thomboy Properties, Inc., debuted the historic Rennick House during Modernism Week, highlighting the 11-day festival with a perfectly remodeled property fit for the Mid-century modern attendees to view.

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Modernism Week Celebrates 12 Years of Palm Springs Mid-century Design

03/03/17 Sara McLean

Making a splash in the desert for its 12th year, Modernism Week’s signature February festival highlighted Mid-century modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture in the Palm Springs area of Southern California.

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Dunn-Edwards Presents the Palm Springs Door Tour

03/03/17 Sara McLean

​During the recent, annual, 11-day Modernism Week festival, Dunn-Edwards Paints presented a self-guided bike tour of 13 vibrantly colorful painted doors in the Indian Canyons neighborhood of Palm Springs.

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Maximalism: Embracing the Eclectic

02/02/17 Sara McLean

​The recent trend of eclectic “maximalism” during the last few years has provided us insight into and proof of consumers’ interest in a more robust design aesthetic.

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Hygge: Inspiration in Coziness

02/02/17 Sara McLean

​With the rise of hygge (pronounced HOO-guh), a Danish lifestyle trend that encompasses coziness in all its forms, the focus on Nordic life and culture continues to inspire.

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Winter Color Crush: Design Palettes to Inspire

01/23/17 Sara McLean

​Are you in need of a little color design inspiration this winter? Here are six color palettes to get your New Year off to a great— and creative— start.