November 2, 2020
Michigan Design Center Design News to the trade
Benjamin Moore color of the year 2021


Benjamin Moore Presents “The Human Color Experience and Color Trends 2021”

Trade members are invited to join Beth Maguire, Architectural & Design Representative for Benjamin Moore, for a virtual presentation on The Human Color Experience, as well as Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year & Color Trends 2021. A virtual link will be emailed the day prior to the event to those who have registered. This CEU qualifies for 1.0 HSW – AIA/IDCEC.
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Mont Surfaces Quartzite and Pewabic fireplace surround

10, 10:30, 11 & 11:30 A.M. | SUITE 84

Mini-Sessions in the RC

Join Mont Surfaces, Chet’s Cleaning, and Pewabic for four informative 20-minute presentations at their booths in the Resource Center, Suite 84:

10 A.M. – Mont Surfaces: “Leave No Stone Unturned”
Learn how to choose the right materials for your countertops and surfaces. A representative will explain the various applications from their extensive inventory of natural stone (granite, marble and onyx), porcelain slabs and panels, quartz, and more.

10:30 A.M. – Chet’s Cleaning: “What You & Your Clients Need to Know About Tile & Stone Maintenance”
Vinegar & water? To seal or not to seal? What really is the best way to clean dirty grout? All of these questions and more will be answered by the experts at Chet’s Cleaning.

11 & 11:30 A.M. – Pewabic: “Detroit’s Iconic Pottery”*
Learn about Pewabic's handcrafted artisan tile and how to begin the design process. With a range of tile shapes and colors for your kitchen backsplash, bathroom, fireplace or floor, see how Pewabic can get you started on any project. Pewabic’s designers will be on hand to explain the options.

*Pewabic will be selling an assortment of tiles, vases, and ornaments after their mini session in the Resource Center. Visit Suite 84 on Nov. 17 from noon - 2 p.m. to buy a holiday gift.

You may attend one or more of these complimentary mini-sessions. Space is limited to 7 people each session, so please RSVP to Emily or phone 248.649.2020.

RJ Thomas showroom door

Showroom Appointments at
RJ Thomas

The RJ Thomas showroom is currently open To-The-Trade only. They would appreciate appointments to better assist you during these lively business times. You may reach any design associate through RJ Thomas’ newly revised website at, or begin your work online with their new room planner. Supplies of masks and hand sanitizer are available for your safety whenever you visit.

Vintage View wine storage

New Display Coming This
December to E.W. Kitchens

E.W. Kitchens is now featuring the latest in contemporary wine storage design with Vintage View wine storage solutions. Stop by Suite 93 in December to see the newest display featuring “label-forward” vino pins, which allow wine lovers to artistically display their collection. Perfect for any wall in the home, this stylish and minimalist approach to wine storage works well for collections of any size. Labels out!

Photo by Nathan Chesher

Design Tips: Dining Rooms,
Entertaining & Recipes

November kicks off the holiday entertaining season, with Thanksgiving right around the corner. Three design pros offer entertaining tips and show how to create a dining room that’s comfortable yet sophisticated, such as this colorful space designed by Cynthia Evans. The designers also share favorite recipes you may want to add to your entertaining menu.
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