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Cottagecore: A Rural Design Fantasy Trend Takes Over Social Media

05/03/21 Sara McLean

Cottagecore, a term first heard on Tumblr in 2018 and frequently this past year, has captured the attention of many seeking an uncomplicated way of life.

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Los Angeles Interior Designer Chris Barrett Swears By These White Paint Colors

05/03/21 specs+spaces staff

Designing with white is a classic aesthetic that seems to never go out of style and one that Los Angeles-based designer Chris Barrett has leaned into for years.

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4 Surprising Green Color Palettes For Spring

04/27/21 specs+spaces staff

Look around and you’ll catch the color green everywhere this season — from a fresh sprig of mint to verdant stems bearing flowers — this natural color that’s all around us continues to inspire and delight.

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Then, Now, and Forever® Collection Highlight: Joseph Eichler’s Phillips House

04/21/21 specs+spaces staff

One such historic resource used to craft our historically-accurate line of colors for the Mid-century Modern era was Joseph Eichler’s Phillips House. The Phillips House is an example of architecture in the Mid-century Modern movement.

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Enchanted Cottage Embodies the Charm of Vintage Venice

04/05/21 Sara McLean

We are pleased to showcase a recent design projects by Claire Thomas — design maven, curator of color and all-around creative. When viewing her latest creation, located in Venice, Calif., we noted how the lush and fun color palette brought this magical inspiration to life.

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Dunn-Edwards Portraits: Soothing colors, medieval design meld in the Netherlands

04/05/21 specs+spaces staff

Today, 1,100 years later, designer Lena Latour stares out the window of her grandmother’s home — part of Deventer’s original fortifying wall — thoughtfully planning the details of the home’s renovation.

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2021 Color + Design Trends: A Confirmation for Spring

04/05/21 Sara McLean

Our 2021 Color + Design trends report released just last fall, but we decided to start reviewing our forecasts now to see which trends are already coming to fruition.

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Check Out These 4 Design Projects Inspired By Spring’s Colorful Flora

03/29/21 specs+spaces staff

Much of Solibre’s palette of yellows, oranges and dusty roses also shares a common bond with desert flora, especially the yellow and orange hued blooms that come alive after the west’s rainy season. This got us thinking about all the ways desert flora have inspired other design projects.

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Bold Colors Send House Hunters Clamoring For This East Los Angeles ADU

03/23/21 specs+spaces staff

“Good design doesn’t have to be expensive and often it will lead to better solutions,” says Alexis Navarro, explaining his philosophy behind architecture and the creation of his latest accessory dwelling unit, or ADU located in East Los Angeles.

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Then, Now, and Forever Collection Highlight®: John Muir House

03/16/21 specs+spaces staff

At Dunn-Edwards Paints we’ve written a lot about Art Deco historic resources like museums and theaters, investigated colors closely associated with the Beaux Arts style like those found in the Stanford Green Library, and we’ve also shared about colors associated with Mid-century Modern architecture. This time we’re diving into the Victorian Era and exploring the color influences of one such gem of this architectural era, the Italianate Victorian Manor known as the John Muir house.