Design Tips

Amy Weinstein’s home underwent a massive renovation to create the ultimate live-work space.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Total Transformations

MDC’s “Total Transformations” Home Tour was a great success, so we thought it appropriate to highlight some of the dramatic transformations that were on display during the tour, as well as several additional renovations completed by the area’s top designers.

This teenage girl's room designed by Toby Sneider was inspired by her fashionable wardrobe. Photo by Beth Singer

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fashion in Design

The fashion industry has historically influenced interior design. Although fashion was once reliably the forecast leader ahead of design, today’s climate is different, with design sometimes setting the trends. Here are some examples of what we’re seeing this fall.

Back-lit granite adds drama in this contemporary space. Design: It’s Personal Design | Photo by Beth Singer

Monday, July 31, 2017

Small but Mighty

Although they are often one of the smaller spaces in the home, powder rooms can make quite a large impact with carefully chosen fixtures and design elements. And while a high-style powder room is great, it is important to also consider the functionality of the space.

Temporarily decorate outdoor spaces with your interior pillows/rugs. Design: CLOTH & KIND | Photo by Sarah Dario

Thursday, June 29, 2017

It’s a Picnic

Whether you’re enjoying a late summer evening on the patio or having a pool party on a hot July day, our outdoor spaces are ideal when hosting family and friends during the warm summer months.

Built-in bar is perfect for entertaining guests in this dining room. Design: Linda Shears | Photo by Beth Singer

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Vacation Homes

While permanent residences in Michigan are concentrated mainly in the state’s southern metropolitan areas, Michiganders’ vacation homes are located primarily in more rural areas in the northern part of the state with amenities close by.

Left: vintage bowling pins hanging upside down. Right: Mounted 3-D art. Design: Dan Davis | Photos: K.C. Vansen

Monday, May 1, 2017

Art Lesson

A well-placed piece of art or the perfectly incorporated artwork collection can do wonders in completing any space. Whether it unifies a room via an appropriate color palette, or simply provides a stunning focal point, artwork has solidified its role as an essential design element.

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