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How Experiences Are Driving Design

08/17/17 specs+spaces staff

Color can be a uniquely personal experience — an expanding and endlessly versatile palette with which to tell whatever story you imagination can dream up. That’s why color is an incredibly important tool driving design, particularly the ever-growing trend of experiential design.

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Celebrate the Stars! A 2018 Trends Story

08/17/17 Sara McLean

​Fantasy brightens up daily live — staged and spectacular, attracted by bling— fantasy is inspired by pop-star inspirations, while style is influenced by pop culture. For those who have a desire for excess. Nothing too showy or too colorful. Introducing trend story 3 from our 2018 Color + Design trends report, The Stars!

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Destination Inspiration: The Colors of Iceland

08/15/17 specs+spaces staff

Iceland has quickly become a top bucket-list destination. That’s why we’re exploring Iceland’s architecture, landscapes, and style, and showing you how you can draw inspiration from Iceland’s color palette in your next design project.

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August Color of the Month: Honey Glow

08/08/17 specs+spaces staff

August, known for its dog days of summer, can easily be one of the hottest months of the year. It’s only fitting then that our Dunn-Edwards August color of the month Honey Glow (DE5354) — which doubles as our 2017 Color of The Year — be one of the hottest color trends around.

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Instagram Roundup: Dawn McCoy, Nathalie Interiors, The Taylored Home

08/08/17 specs+spaces staff

At Dunn-Edwards we draw inspiration from seeing our premium interior and exterior paints live in everyday use. So we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite applications of Dunn-Edwards Paint on Instagram to share them with you. Check out how these three designers are using Dunn-Edwards paint to bring their design visions to life.

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3 Front Door Color Inspirations Perfect For Summer

07/27/17 specs+spaces staff

From renovations to new builds, nothing makes a statement quite like an eye-catching front door. Take advantage of Dunn-Edwards superior EVERSHIELD® and ARISTOSHIELD® exterior paint products this summer to create curb appeal that’s as fun as it is durable.

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The Tiny Canal Cottage™: A Mini-Kitchen Makeover

07/27/17 Sara McLean

​Hidden away among the foliage of the Venice Canals in southern California sets a 1924 Craftsman cottage.

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Hotel Focus: Eden Locke

07/27/17 Grace Lennon

​Pastel-colored walls, wicker furniture and an abundance of plantings are featured inside Eden Locke, a new 72-room boutique hotel located in Edinburgh.

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Hotel Focus: Casa Fayette

07/27/17 Grace Lennon

​Set in Guadalajara’s trending Lafayette district, Casa Fayette is a 37-room Art Deco showcase, that masterfully blends early 20th-century architecture with the polished grandeur of a heavenly tower.

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How Jaclyn Johnson Created & Cultivated Her At-Home Style

07/18/17 specs+spaces staff

​Jaclyn Johnson is the Founder of Create & Cultivate and the proud owner of a newly-transformed 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1924 Spanish-style home in Los Angeles.