TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 | 11:30 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Clear Fortress Window Solutions Lunch & Learn

Trade professionals are invited to join Clear Fortress Window Solutions for a Lunch & Learn on September 10, 2019, from 11:30 - 1:00 in the Mid-America Room. Reserve your place today for this exciting update to the world of window fashions and window film. Learn how Clear Fortress can help you make more money without increasing your workload. Learn the answer to “Why Window Film?” Andrew and Tom Blanchard, the owners of Clear Fortress, will explain how window film works, why it’s so important in every home, and how you can use it instead of, or along with, traditional window coverings so your clients still can enjoy the beautiful view outside. RSVP to by September 3 to enter the drawing for a fabulous door prize!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 | 11:30 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Mont Porcelain Panels for Incredible Spaces

Trade professionals are invited to join David Russell, Global Collaboration Ambassador at Mont Surfaces by Mont Granite, Inc., for a presentation on Thursday, September 12, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Mid-America Room. Learn about Mont’s economically-priced Porcelain Panels and how they can increase the beauty and long-term value of any space. With the same qualities and beauty of large-format porcelain, Mont Porcelain Panels weigh only 93 pounds per sheet and are only 6mm in thickness. At 94.5” x 47.25”, they are similar in size to standard building materials such as drywall, paneling, and plywood. Handling is simple, and the panels can be cut at the job site. Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation from noon to 1:00 p.m. RSVP to by September 9!

Leonardo's Marble & Granite Grand Opening Celebration

Everyone is invited to visit Leonardo's Marble & Granite showroom in Suite 102-B on Tuesday, September 17, from 3 - 7 p.m. for their grand opening celebration. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while taking in all the fresh new products in their brand-new showroom, which is now open for business. Additionally, there will be a raffle giveaway for a custom porcelain coffee table! However, you must RSVP and be present to obtain a raffle ticket for your chance to win. Please RSVP by Friday, September 13, to Enter at the “D” (lobby) or “N” entrances.

Home Tour: Designers’ Own Homes

Professional interior designers put their skills and creativity on display during Michigan Design Center’s fourth-annual Home Tour. The self-guided tour takes place in the Birmingham-Royal Oak area and benefits the charitable and educational programs of the Junior League of Birmingham.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 | 11 A.M. - 1 P.M.
The Next Generation Bathroom CEU

Tile and Stone Works invites design professionals to join Craig Weiss, Commercial Sales Manager for Schluter Systems, for a presentation in the Mid-America Room on “The Next Generation Bathroom,” focusing on the role of moisture management in creating a successful tiled bathroom. Learn the benefits of bonded waterproofing technology and how to create a fully waterproof and vaportight enclosure. Craig will discuss simple and effective solutions to protect moisture-sensitive substrates, prevent mold growth, and preserve the integrity of tiled surfaces while also identifying the benefits and challenges associated with barrier-free showers and open concept bathrooms. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The presentation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Please RSVP by Monday, September 16, to Kristen Fantin at or 586.255.5049.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 | 11:30 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Detroit Colour Council Presents: Linda Shears, Linda Shears Designs, LLC Dawn M. Cenowa, Architectural Account Executive for Sherwin-Williams

Linda Shears, ASID, invites you to explore color at a deeper level in her presentation on the psychology of color as it applies to home interiors. Also, Dawn M. Cenowa, Architectural Account Executive for Sherwin-Williams, will give a color forecast for 2020. The Sherwin-Williams CEU presentation offers .01 LU for IDCEC & AIA. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon, followed by the presentation. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased online here.

Pollack Fall Trunk Show

Tennant & Associates welcomes Rachel Doriss, Design Director of Pollack, to their showroom in Suite 61 as she presents the new fall collection, Xanadu. Trade members are invited to enjoy complimentary drinks and refreshments while Rachel shares the story behind these unique-yet-usable textiles. RSVP to by September 20.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 | 11:00 A.M. – 1 P.M.
The Sheer Shop – Custom Window Treatments Lunch & Learn

The Sheer Shop invites design professionals to a lunch and learn event with District Sales Manager Colleen Moscone from Hunter Douglas, and representatives from The Sheer Shop. On October 2, from 11 a.m. - 1 p. m. in the Mid-America Room, learn about some of the most innovative products and technology in the window treatment world, including PowerView® Motorization by Hunter Douglas. The Sheer Shop will also discuss the latest trends in soft treatments, including custom drapes and valances. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will begin at noon. Please RSVP to Alexis Koberstein at by Wednesday, September 25 to confirm attendance and to enter a drawing for a free iPad and Amazon Alexa!

The Ghiordes Knot Open House Celebration

Trade members, The Ghiordes Knot invites you to an Open House on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 4 - 7 p.m. in Suite 90. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and live music by Sean Blackman’s In Transit Trio while taking in all the fresh changes to their newly relocated showroom. Please RSVP by Friday, September 27, to Leave your business card to be entered in a drawing for a special prize. Enter at the “N” entrance.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 | 11:30 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Pewabic Tile – A Century of Design

Pewabic invites design professionals and homeowners to a lunch and learn in the Mid-America Room, Suite 86, with the design team of Detroit’s iconic pottery. Discover the timeless look handcrafted tile brings to a space through demos and discussion. See how Pewabic Tile can add texture to your contemporary projects and learn about our process of crafting custom tile installations. Participants have the chance to win a Pewabic prize package. RSVP at by Tuesday, October 1, to reserve your seat.

Designer Brunch Special Hosted by Hard Rock Stone Works and Wilsonart

Trade professionals and homeowners are invited to join Hard Rock Stone Works and Wilsonart for a Quartz CEU and brunch on Tuesday, October 15, 10 a.m. - noon in the Mid-America Room, Suite 86. Quartz countertops have been in high demand in recent years for their durability. In this course, you will discover the composition, production, and quality assurance processes that go into making this material. Qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW for professionals. Breakfast and mimosas will be served at 10, the presentation will start at 11. All attendees will get a complimentary Michigan Mitten cutout. Following the presentation, attendees are invited to join Hard Rock Stone Works for a reception at their showroom on Industrial Drive and a chance to win a free kitchen countertop using Wilsonart quartz. RSVP for the brunch to by Thursday, October 10.

Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast 2020

Join Sherwin-Williams to learn about the inspiration and influences behind the 2020 Colormix® palettes on Wednesday, October 30, from 10 a.m. - noon in the Mid-America Room, Suite 86. Sherwin-Williams introduces 45 trend colors, spun into five welcoming and intuitive palettes that bring joy, serenity, and focus to the mind, body, and spirit. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. followed by the CEU presentation from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Seating is limited. RSVP to no later than Wednesday, October 23.

The Latest

Artistry and creativity are the hallmarks of Designers Guild collections, and in the new Scenes & Murals collection you will find a wide range of designs that put your walls center stage. Choose from smart tailored geometrics to elegant painterly washes of color and captivating landscape scenes that allow your walls to truly make a statement.

The Transformer by Koinor for Planum Furniture allows for multi-functional reclining options. The backrest and foot piece can be adjusted, and seats can rotate to transform into a sofa or a chaise. Stop by Suite 34 to learn more about this unique piece of furniture!

The Ray Booth furniture collection

The latest Hickory Chair collection is designed by acclaimed interior designer Ray Booth. Ray describes his style as "The intersection where modern meets antique is an exciting place from which I create." Shown here is the Plaited Chest in Dark Walnut with Browned Steel base, Angle Console in Truffle, and the Cleft-Foot Fauteuil Chair in Espresso.

Kravet Couture Modern Luxe Izu

Kravet Couture introduces Modern Luxe Izu, a collection of fabrics showcasing the beauty of ancient Japanese art and time-honored traditional dyeing techniques. Drawing inspiration from culture, landscapes, and nature, Modern Luxe Izu is a dynamic assemblage of bold color, dramatic pattern, and sophisticated textures and qualities.

Mia Greek marble

Mia, a new marble from Greece that features distinctive markings and saturated coloration, joins Ann Sacks’ discerning stone category. A lush blur of rich veining in mossy green, soft to deep grey, and white cascade across the face. Its ability to be laid up vertically or horizontally provides myriad ways to add visual presence within a room – from fireplace surrounds and backsplashes to statement- making feature walls.

French Accents Khotan

Light and colorful, this hand-knotted 100% wool Khotan rug from French Accents will add exuberant energy to your floor. While staying true to the traditional weaving techniques, French Accents modernized the design by simplifying the core patterns, colors, and weave, creating a casual rug perfect for contemporary room settings. Available in standard and custom sizes.

The Room is a collection of tile inspired by fine marbles around the world including those found in Italy, Brazil, and Asia Minor. This blend of rich warm and cool tones comes in a variety of sizes.

You’ll love E.W.’s deliciously clean white Shaker custom cabinetry. Stop by Suite 93 to to talk with them about delivering simplistically striking beauty to your home. 

Ralph Lauren Kayla Sculpted Sconce

A showstopping addition to any room of the home, Ralph Lauren’s Kayla Sculpted Sconce is crafted of brass with an alabaster shade and draped with two tiers of twisted brass teardrops. Also available in a polished nickel finish.

Explore undiscovered regions of space with Alaska porcelain stone tile by Crossville. This subtle, modern terrazzo look is nature inspired with a glimpse of shine, reminiscent of true terrazzo. Choose from five neutral colors with field tiles as large as 24 x 48. Also available as a square or polygon mosaic.

Exclusive Sunbrella Designs

This masterful mix of bold, graphic pattern, soft hand, and performance qualities make these Exclusive Sunbrella® Designs from Pindler perfect for a variety of applications, both indoors and out.

Art Decor ceramic tile

The Art Decor ceramic tile collection in warm greys and creamy whites brings an element of nature and a touch of pretty to any design. The simple floral pattern is continuous and offers the look of wallpaper with a soft texture.

Bernhardt furniture

Bernhardt elevates every space with its distinctly modern styling, thoughtful details, and effortless sophistication. Spanning more than 125 years, the Bernhardt brand is recognized as a benchmark for others to follow. Their craftsmanship, quality, and attention to detail is evident throughout their eclectic interior collections, striking occasional pieces, and limitless upholstery options.

Hartmann & Forbes custom handwoven border trims

Hartmann&Forbes presents an exquisite collection of custom handwoven border trims featuring geometric designs. By-the-yard or handsewn to the bottom of a roller style shade or Roman shade with drop hem upgrade, these trims coordinate beautifully with the Essence Series window coverings.