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Color + History

Then, Now & Forever® - The Victorian Era Color Collection

03/16/15 Sara McLean

We are pleased to introduce the next in our Then, Now & Forever® historic collection series, the Victorian Era collection.

Then, Now & Forever® – The Arts & Crafts Historic Colors Collection

02/10/15 Sara McLean

We're excited to introduce the first in a series of reports on our Then, Now & Forever® historic color collection.

Victorian Architecture - Past and Present

10/02/14 Grace Lennon

Victorian-style homes, with their dramatic cupolas, looming towers, fancy turrets and rounded porches and balustrades, can be found everywhere in California. Born during the...

Los Angeles City Hall


Even if you’ve never been to LA, chances are you recognise the Los Angeles City Hall. That’s because it’s been featured in movies and TV shows since the 1950s, perhaps most well...

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of LA’s Iconic Union Station


Completed in 1939, before the popularity of air or automobile travel, Union Station was the hub of entry to Los Angeles. Because of its grand scale, it soon became known as the...

Standing Tall: Restored Coit Tower Reopens in San Francisco


The Coit Tower, standing tall on top of Telegraph Hill, has long been an iconic part of the San Francisco skyline. Built in 1933, the 210-foot concrete tower was erected in...

The California Craftsman - Past and Present

06/18/14 Grace Lennon

The Craftsman Home, which peaked in popularity during the 1920's, expressed the Arts and Crafts style ideals through its architecture, design, furniture and decorative arts,...

The California Missions: History and Design

05/31/14 Grace Lennon

The 21 California Missions, religious and military outposts established by Catholic priests of the Franciscan order, have had a profound influence on American architecture,...

Happy Anniversary! Pasadena Showcase Celebrates 50 Years

03/29/14 Sara McLean

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. As one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the nation, the...

Modernism Week 2014: Palm Springs Bound!

03/11/14 Sara McLean

Recently, Palm Springs Modernism Week was held in the beautiful, mid-century enclave of Palm Springs, CA. From February 13-23, 2014, modernistas descended on the desert...