Author Archives: Lauren55

Pantone Color of the Year 2020—Already?

Pantone Color Trends for 2020

You read that right.  We’re talking about the speculation over the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year, in July.  You ask why?  Because it is rumored to be inspired by the ocean, my favorite source of inspiration for all things creative and personal.  A nature-inspired palette. A Footwear News article reported that Laurie Pressman, Vice […]

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The story of a remodel.

“Before and After” projects are always so dramatic, and this one is no exception. This home was a mid-century style located in a nice, quiet residential neighborhood in Los Angeles The entire project started with a very dated kitchen. It reached way back! You can see linoleum floors and Formica countertops.  I think the cabinetry […]

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Modern Freestanding Tubs

The history of the bathtub is a complicated subject. From a 3000-year-old five-foot long tub on a pedestal found on the island of Crete, to self-draining Greek baths, and from Roman bath houses to Victorian clawfoot bathtubs, the origin of the free-standing tub may never be known.  And do we care?  It’s their function and [...]

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A Primer on Testing and Selecting Color for Interior Walls

Choosing the best interior colors for your project can be one of the more personal and challenging decisions you’ll make.  There are many  dynamics and nuances to consider and to apply.  Light and the surrounding colors have the greatest effect on our perception of color.  The base color, texture, and finish will also effect the […]

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