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Enter the Durkan dscvr18 Student Design Competition
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We are excited to announce our dscvr18 Student Design Competition! In partnership with NEWH, a leading networking organization for hospitality industry professionals, we are currently accepting artwork submissions for our annual hospitality design contest. We enjoy this opportunity each year to exhibit the talent of up-and-coming designers in the hospitality field and to support the education of future designers within the industry. “Dscvr18 is...

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Green Has Sprung In Hospitality Flooring Design
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Colors are shifting in hospitality design, and here at Durkan we are excited about the introduction of so many beautiful shades of greens. Pantone predicted that green would be big this year, which is being reinforced by what we are seeing everywhere we go. Read more about Pantone’s “Greenery” here. Deep emerald, jade and lime greens are all showing up in inspiration material and...

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Green Lodging Right Down to the Carpet
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For the first LEED Platinum certified hotel in the United States, sustainability is a guiding tenet in every way that hospitality is extended to green-minded guests. That’s why it was important for the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, N.C., to make responsible decisions with the waste that was created from a recent renovation. In addition to specifying beautiful custom multi-level cut and loop carpeting from...

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Durkan D*SCOVER Design Competition Inspires A Rising Star
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As they say, it’s amazing what a difference a year can make. Just last year, Kristen Evans was a student at Georgia Southern University. She entered Durkan’s student design competition, D*SCOVER, and thanks to that submission, she now has a full-time position as a designer at Durkan!  Held annually, Durkan’s D*SCOVER design competition allows college students and future designers to demonstrate their talent. Kristen entered the 2015 competition...

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Designing The Hospitality Interior With Artistry
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It’s clear that when IDI Studio sets out to create an interior, design is done with sheer artistry. In the Tulalip Resort Casino, every detail makes an impression and Durkan definitely added to the mix. A 36 oz. merit stripe custom with attached pad was created by IDI Studios for the guest rooms while a custom pattern, using Durkan’s Definity technology, was designed for the elevator lobby. IDI...

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