THURSDAY, MARCH 15 | 11 A.M. - 1 P.M. | Chet’s Cleaning Lunch & Learn

Chet Sadowski, owner of Chet’s Cleaning, presents valuable training for designers in Fine Fabrics: Friend or Foe? On Thursday, March 15, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Chet will dispel myths regarding cleaning and care of fabrics such as rayon, viscose, jute, sisal, silk, and Crypton. Also, two attendees will win $500 toward Diamond Protection Services from Chet’s Cleaning (must be present for the entire presentation to win). Space is limited. Please RSVP by March 10 to or register here.

Michigan Design Center Sample Sale

Don’t miss the opportunity to save big on designer home furnishings at MDC’s once-yearly Sample Sale. Deep discounts await you on furniture, lighting, flooring, fabric, artwork, rugs, and accessories.

THURSDAY, MARCH 29 | 6 - 11 P.M. | 2018 Detroit Home Design Awards

Join the region’s design community in celebrating the winners of the 14th annual Detroit Home Design Awards at Midtown’s Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward. Hosted by WDIV anchor Evrod Cassimy; the presenting sponsor is Michigan Design Center. Cocktails and strolling dinner at 6, followed by the awards ceremony at 7:30. Afterglow cocktails, dessert, and dancing begin at 9. Click here to purchase tickets.

THURSDAY, APRIL 19 | 1 - 7 P.M. | Beaver Tile & Stone Introduces Cotto d'Este

Trade members, join Beaver Tile & Stone in their showroom, Suite 101, on Thursday, April 19 from 1 to 7 p.m. to learn more about Cotto d’Este, the premier manufacturer of Kerlite porcelain stoneware tile. Developed for the aesthetic needs of architecture and contemporary design, Kerlite is an extremely thin, large format tile that offers perfect flatness. Informal presentations will be given throughout the day. Wine and refreshments available after 5 p.m.

Hickory Oriental Rug Trunk Shows Coming to RJ Thomas

The perfect rug can transform a room. In 2018, RJ Thomas Ltd. offers even more opportunities to find that perfect rug during their series of Hickory Oriental Rug Trunk Shows. Beginning January 8 – and nearly every six weeks through the spring – discover a selection of luxurious, hand-knotted Oriental rugs in a variety of shapes, designs, and styles.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 | 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. | Advanced Technology & Illumination with Navot Shoresh of Spire Integrated

Trade members, please join City Lights Detroit and Navot Shoresh, president of Spire Integrated, the industry leader in custom home technology solutions, for a Lunch & Learn session on innovation and illumination. Navot will share advanced methods of lighting control, LED lighting challenges, keys to temperature lighting, and how lighting impacts wellness. Event will be held in the Mid-America Room, Suite 86. A catered lunch and refreshments will be served in the City Lights Detroit gallery. RSVP to Maria Kramer at or 248.792.7828.