September 1, 2020
Michigan Design Center Design Line
Rita O Brien and Colleen Seitz


Launch! Tour: “Spatial Planning”

Before choosing fabric and color schemes, you need to establish a proper space plan. Luckily, interior designers know how to select the appropriate furnishings for both large and small spaces. Rita O’Brien and Colleen Seitz of Rita O’Brien Design Group invite you to learn the tricks of the trade as they give their top tips on spatial planning. This hourlong Launch! session will be Tuesday, September 22, at 10 a.m., at Michigan Design Center.

Launch! sessions are complimentary but are capped at 8 participants. If you’re interested, call Emily at 248.649.2020 to reserve your place. Remember, space is very limited, so call early!

Scavolini Carattere Collection


Scavolini Store Detroit Grand Opening Celebration

Scavolini Store Detroit invites you to attend a Grand Opening celebration on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 12 - 5 p.m. in Suite 37. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while taking in all the latest products in their brand-new showroom, which is now open for business. Scavolini Store Detroit is also debuting the Carattere Collection, a trendy, chic, and meticulous new cabinet design from Scavolini with classical proportions and contemporary, clean-cut shapes. Please RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 17, with a half-hour window you intend to visit so we may abide by the 10-person limit for indoor social gatherings issued by the State of Michigan.

Mini session in RC

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 | 10:30 & 11:30 A.M.

HJ Oldenkamp Mini-Sessions
in the RC

10:30 A.M. – “Modern Ways to Use Corian”
There are many applications to use Corian Solid Surface both commercially and residentially: backlit bars and counters, seamless tub decks and showers, carved designs by MR Walls, and more.

11:30 A.M. – “Hardwood Wallcoverings”
Plankwise wallcoverings are Michigan made and come in various wood species to complement your color palettes. Warm up your commercial or residential space with these great options.

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

Photo by Jeff Garland

Design Tips: Rest Easy

In September, as vacations wind down and our work and school schedules become more structured, getting a restful eight hours of sleep is important. But a good night’s slumber isn’t only about a comfortable mattress and high-thread- count sheets. The whole ambiance of a well- designed room is crucial, as this room by Kathleen McGovern shows. She and two other respected designers offer their advice on how to dream big and catch your Z’s with ease.
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RJ Thomas showroom

RJ Thomas Makes Way for
More New Product

RJ Thomas Ltd. is making space for new product. Browse the showroom to find a wide range of discontinued merchandise from Bernhardt and Vanguard that is now deeply discounted. Additional items are being marked down all the time.

New display drawers at Beaver Tile

A Fresh New Look at Beaver Tile

Staff members at Beaver Tile and Stone, Suite 101, have been busy beavers lately. Beautiful new display fixtures have been installed to accommodate Beaver’s larger-format tiles. Also, 40 drawers housing porcelain, stone, and glass tiles in an easier-to-view format have been introduced. Stop by Suite 101 to see these eye-appealing new additions.

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