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2021 Interior Design Trends From Your Favorite L.A. Designers

02/23/21 specs+spaces staff

From trends in color, to trending new spaces — we’ll explore how the past year is influencing the design decisions we’ll make tomorrow.

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What’s The Difference Between Hex Values, RGB, CMYK, and Paint?

02/17/21 specs+spaces staff

Ever wonder why there are so many ways to categorize colors? What is the difference between CMYK, RGB, and HEX values? Why are there so many color systems? Oh! And what’s the Munsell color system?

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A Vintage Splendor Tackles Bedroom and Office Space in One Room Challenge

02/11/21 specs+spaces staff

Annette Vartanian of A Vintage Splendor has built an Instagram following and lifestyle blog mixing vintage fashion and interiors with the everyday to create new and exciting looks. But when she entered the One Room Challenge — a six week challenge where 50+ designers make over one space in their respective homes — Vartanian decided she’d up the ante and do two rooms instead of just one.

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An Oasis on Cadman: A Raskind Design Inspiration

02/03/21 Sara McLean

The Camden project is now complete, and we are excited to show you the gorgeous outcome. The Raskinds transformed a large-scale home into a peaceful oasis nestled close to Griffith Park. Join us as we walk through the remodeling process.

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Hanabi: Dunn-Edwards 2021 Color + Design Trends

02/03/21 Sara McLean

Hanabi explores the codes of inclusive, optimistic and laid-back design re-creating links between the generations. Borrowing energy and inventiveness from our childhood, then turning this vivacity and creativity into a collaborative and festive playground. Finding better solutions for the challenges that lie ahead.

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Then, Now & Forever Collection Highlight®: Stanford Green Library

01/25/21 specs+spaces staff

The historically-accurate colors of the collection were inspired by the architecture of the American West and carefully matched to actual samples from historic buildings and sites like Stanford University’s Green Library.

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This Backyard Design Trend Is Booming During COVID

01/21/21 specs+spaces staff

One particular home renovation trend that has risen to prominence during the pandemic — Accessory Dwelling Units or ADUs. An ADU is a small, stand-alone residential unit on the same lot as single-family home, typically in the backyard.

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Dunn-Edwards and Lamps Plus Collab Forms The Perfect Pairing

01/19/21 specs+spaces staff

Some things in life just naturally go together, like peanut butter and jelly or tools and a toolbelt, and now Dunn-Edwards Paints and Lamps Plus as Sara McLean, Dunn-Edwards’ Color Expert & Stylist, and John Barnes, Lamps Plus’ Design Editor, explain.

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Dunn-Edwards Unveils the 2021 Color of the Year: Wild Blue Yonder (DE5855)

01/13/21 Sara McLean

Dunn-Edwards 2021 Color of the Year, Wild Blue Yonder — a light, airy and soothing pale blue — encourages us to slow down, take a deep breath, and approach 2021 with new hope and confidence.

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Moonwake: Dunn-Edwards 2021 Color + Design Trends

01/12/21 Sara McLean

As you face a new design project, how do you face your fears and unmask that creative spark? Moonwake speaks to the mysteries of the creative process, letting go of fear and nourishing new ideas.