TUESDAY, JUNE 18 | 11:30 A.M.
Lunch & Learn: “Trends in the Workplace”

Trade professionals are invited to join ISCG and Haworth for a Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, June 18,at 11:30 a.m. in the Mid-America Room. Meredith Vyn from Michigan manufacturer Haworth will offer a presentation on trends that are shaping the workplace and beyond. Meredith has worked in the field of interior design in various capacities for more than 20 years, is a graduate of Michigan State University, and also serves as an adjunct professor at the College for Creative Studies. ISCG, the only Best in Class Haworth dealer in the area, will also be on hand to present how they can support the design community with products and services. Attendees will have the chance to win a fantastic prize as well! RSVP to or via Eventbrite.

“The Year in Design”: A Keepsake

Recently, MDC hosted a gala party, “The Year in Design,” which celebrated the fine work of metro Detroit’s trade professionals. We asked interior designers to submit a few images of what they considered their favorite work over the last year. Here’s a pictorial souvenir of their spectacular designs.

THURSDAY, JULY 18 | 2 - 4 p.m.
“Sit Safe with Office Ergonomics” CEU

Trade professionals are invited to attend a continuing education course at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, to define ergonomics and build a foundation to understand how the principles of ergonomics relate to the workplace. West Michigan Office Interiors is partnering with HON Office Furniture in a certified CEU course for local designers. This one-hour class in the Mid-America Room will be followed by hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and social networking. Credit 0.1. Please RSVP by Monday, June 24, to or 616.795.4628.

The Latest

Cercan Tile recently expanded into an adjacent space to showcase its collection of large slabs of ceramic tile, marble, porcelain, and natural stone. The well-lit area affords the opportunity to see these impressive slabs under ideal circumstances. Cercan Tile carries such well-known lines as Versace, Nuovo Corso, Dom Ceramica, Apollo Stone, and Valentino.

Groundworks at Lee Jofa introduces a second indoor/outdoor collection of fabric with renowned designer Kelly Wearstler: Terra Firma Textiles II. This assortment of prints and weaves continues to tell the story of the designer’s trademark style of inventive textiles. Terra Firma Textiles II fabrics are equipped to withstand the elements both inside and outside the home.

Tufenkian Billow II Grass area rug

Like grasses swaying in a soft breeze, the gentle movement of the Billow II Grass hand-knotted wool area rug is rendered in a spring palette to draw the viewer’s eye across a room and create the feeling of the promise of new growth. Available in standard sizes of 3x5, 6x9, 8x10, 9x12, 10x14 and 12x16. Custom sizes, runners, squares, and rounds available.

Textile by Lunada Bay Tile

Inspired by some of the most remarkable vintage textile patterns and weaving techniques from around the world, Textile by Lunada Bay Tile creates imaginative, sustainable, and glimmering glass mosaic tile surfaces for commercial and residential applications in three patterns – Bargello, Imberline, and Normandie Deco.

Cowtan & Tout abaca and veneer wallcoverings

Cowtan & Tout launches a group of modern wallcoverings featuring exquisite handcrafted marquetry with abaca and veneer. The designs have textural geometric beauty with the elaborate detail of an inlaid stone or parquet floor. These extraordinary wallcoverings will create instant dimension and architecture to any space. For more information, please visit Suite 61 or visit

Thomas O'Brien Mimi table lamp

Accented with warm brass details, the Mimi table lamp from designer Thomas O'Brien for Visual Comfort is crafted with a smooth ceramic body and gorgeous blue glaze. A neutral paper shade finishes the piece.

Naturepedic Elysium organic mattress

The Elysium organic luxury pillow-top mattress from Naturepedic’s Halcyon collection features personalized comfort levels and a premium plush pillowtop. Made with organic cotton, organic latex, and a unique combination of alpaca, cashmere, and wool to stay cool in summer and warm in winter.

Ann Sacks Crackle Collection ceramic tile

Developed in partnership with Kohler’s WasteLab, Ann Sacks’ new Crackle Collection is made from Kohler waste material, like unfired pottery cull, which is re-purposed to produce a nearly 100% recycled tile. Available in six striking glazes with a delicate crackle finish, in six square, rectangular, or hexagonal sizes.

The Barbara Barry Collection is inspired by the natural world, and she believes that home furnishings should evoke calm and serenity as an antidote to the chaos of our modern lives. The Panorama Platform Bed, shown here with the optional integrated bench, exudes simple, understated elegance and a timelessness that will never go out of style. 

Theodore Alexander’s Made-To-Measure Upholstery program allows you to create your own sofas, chairs, sectionals, and loveseats, customized to your own personal style. Choose your style and seat depth, arm, back, base, and leg to create seating that is uniquely you.

Regency fabric collection

Pindler has launched new Regency patterns created by design manager Sarah Williamson and inspired by the Hollywood regency style. The Regency grouping includes five designs featuring a bold mix of eye-catching patterns and vibrant colors that suggest both opulence and comfort and evoke a sense of wanderlust. .

Diamond Vibe by MasterBrand cabinetry

Diamonds are truly a kitchen consumer’s best friend! E.W. Kitchens welcomes an exciting new cabinetry line – Diamond Vibe by MasterBrand. This innovative, fun, and attainably-priced line offers amazing stains, painted woods, laminates, and durable PureStyle finishes displayed on attractive door styles. Think – quality, sublime beauty, and fiscally sensible style.

Aria by Century Furniture

Nothing says contemporary quite like the Aria collection by Century. Rooted in serenity and sophistication, Aria is a modern collection of timeless designs. Its elegant pieces are full of clean lines and rich, deep hues that set the perfect tone for any interior.  The collection's magnificent chests, tables, dressers, and beds add opulence to every space, and each is a lesson in controlled design. 

Designers Guild Foscari Fresco wallpaper

Designers Guild’s versatile new Foscari Fresco wallpaper emulates the glamour of 16th century Venice in an entirely new and contemporary language. Available at Rozmallin, Suite 60.