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Hotel in Focus: Resotel — Racing Dreams

02/21/18 Grace Lennon

Time to schedule your next trip to Spain! Located in Villares de la Reina, next to the A-62 motorway (which connects France to Portugal), stands the Resotel – Racing Dreams; a technicolor, motor sports-themed, 11-room boutique hotel over a gas station.

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California Wildflowers Inspire The Saguaro Facelift

02/02/18 Sara McLean

During the past few months, a colorful renewal has taken place in Palm Springs. In partnership with Dunn-Edwards, The Saguaro Hotel set out to repaint its exterior color palette, highlighting the fourteen hues inspired by local desert wildflowers and plants envisioned by the architects.

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Window Wonderland: Holiday Window Displays 2017

12/11/17 Grace Lennon

Year after year, Los Angeles residents flock to shopping areas such as the Grove and Rodeo to not only purchase the latest items, but view the Instagram-worthy spectacles that light up the store windows.

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6th and Detroit: California 70s Cool

11/03/17 Sara McLean

​6th and Detroit, a stylish home-décor boutique located in the Arts District of Long Beach, Calif., is owned by Michelle Qazi, whose home we highlighted in October. This month, we’re taking you on a tour of her boutique and talk to her about the transformative power of color for her business.

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2018 Commercial Design Trends

10/06/17 Grace Lennon

​Commercial design trends continue to evolve in a wide range of directions, and 2018 is no different.

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The Stylish Curation of Michelle Qazi, and a Color Reveal

10/06/17 Sara McLean

With the impending launch of 2018 Color of the Year, we approached Qazi to do a photoshoot with the application of the 2018 Color of the Year within her home.

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2018 Color and Design Trends

06/01/17 Sara McLean

​As we look forward to trends for next year, we recognize the continuing pursuit of individualism, living an inventive and genuine life and, of course, following our dreams.

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Back to School! Colors for the Classroom

09/02/16 Sara McLean

It’s that time of year again! Children and young adults are returning to or entering into new schools, ready to tackle another year of learning.

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NeoCon 2017 Highlights

06/30/16 Sara McLean

​The world of commercial design descended upon the great city of Chicago, during the annual NeoCon trade show event.

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Modernism Week - The Architecture, Design and Lifestyle of Palm Springs

02/29/16 Sara McLean

​Palm Springs, long ago a playground for the rich and famous, has once again become the hippest place to be during Modernism Week, a tribute to the golden era of Hollywood along with the coolest architecture, design and lifestyle in an events-packed week of events and parties.