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Fall Color Crush: 3 Unexpected Palettes to Feast On

11/14/18 specs+spaces staff

2019 Color of the Year announced. Check. Halloween. Check. Daylight savings time. Check. It’s official, fall is in full swing. And with that in mind, we’re taking a look at some autumn-inspired color palettes to help guide you this season. We’ve put together three modern palettes to inspire you this fall.

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November Color of the Month: Smashed Grape

11/07/18 specs+spaces staff

November’s color of the month is Smashed Grape (DE5963). A color perfectly fitting as we roll towards year’s end; a time when it seems there’s a celebration, and a wine glass to be filled, around every corner.

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Extreme Odyssey Museum Focus: V&A Dundee

10/24/18 Grace Lennon

Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the V&A Dundee contains Scotland’s first design museum and seeks to investigate the international importance of design while presenting the country’s outstanding achievements in the field.

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Sojourn: A “Spirited Journey” through 2019 color + design

10/01/18 Sara McLean

“Sojourn,” our fifth trend story, focuses on naturalistic, earthy expressions that remind us that we are all makers at heart. Authentically redesigned, this trend is infused with sunny conviviality, well-crafted design, heritage ornamentation and modernity.

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City Stroll Hotel Focus: Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

10/01/18 Grace Lennon

What better way to complement Hawaii’s stunning landscape than with equally beautiful interiors? Waikiki’s new Shoreline Hotel, designed by BHDM, does just that. Located a stone’s throw from Honolulu’s famous beach, the hotel’s neon, bold shades echo the island’s tropical flora and fauna and has been dubbed “the most instagrammable hotel in Hawaii."

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Dunn-Edwards® 2019 Color of the Year: Spice of Life (DET439)

09/30/18 Sara McLean

Dunn-Edwards 2019 Color of the Year, Spice of Life, is inspired by a celebration of what makes life interesting and exciting. It’s warm, inviting, adventurous and life-affirming.

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Destination Inspiration: The Colors of Normandy

09/11/18 specs+spaces staff

The places we travel so often inspire our design choices — the textures, the styles and of course, the colors. The French countryside of the Upper Normandy region is filled with quaint villages, medieval architecture and gorgeous flora. Below we’ll show you how you can draw inspiration from Normandy’s color palettes into your next design project.

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Country Caper: A “Spirited Journey” through 2019 color+design

08/30/18 Sara McLean

“Country Caper,” our fourth trend story, highlights the Bohemian mood associated with idyllic countryside living in chic, subtle decorator styles. Immersed in casually colorful opulence, we learn to embrace the beauty of imperfection. Creativity and personal expression abound. Crafted and textured, authenticity is rewarded.

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Extreme Odyssey Home Focus: Twisting Courtyard

08/30/18 Grace Lennon

Completed by ARCHSTUDIO, "Twisting Courtyard" is a renovated residence in Paizihutong, Beijing. The property was once a Siheyuan (courtyard house) with a single entry. It has been turned into an attractive, urban public space within Beijing’s inner city.

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City Stroll Hotel Focus: CitizenM Gare de Lyon

08/22/18 Grace Lennon

Just a short walk from the historic Marais District and a stroll from the River Seine, citizenM’s third Paris location is perfectly placed for travelers in search of culture, commerce or community. Designed by Dutch studio concrete, the hotel features 338 rooms organized within a former office tower block and is located a block from one of Paris’s major transportation hubs, Gare de Lyon train station.