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Designer Horror Stories

From unpleasant surprises in a newly purchased home to DIY projects gone wrong, we’ve all heard (or experienced) horror stories about design projects gone awry. Luckily, interior designers encounter problems like these every day and have the resources and experience needed to conquer all sorts of challenges. Some of the area’s top designers share stories about how they were able to solve tricky problems and treat their clients to a beautiful space.

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Window Treatments

With spring right around the corner, windows take center stage as our thoughts turn to balmy breezes and the sun-filled days ahead. Top designers share their tips for creating window treatments that frame the view and finish the room beautifully.

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Fashion in Design

The fashion industry has historically influenced interior design. Although fashion was once reliably the forecast leader ahead of design, today’s climate is different, with design sometimes setting the trends. Here are some examples of what we’re seeing this fall.

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September Lobby Vignette: Pamela Livingston Hardy

As you enter the “D” lobby, you’ll spot the comfortable-looking vignette created by designer Pamela Livingston Hardy. Pamela describes the space, titled “Family Friendly,” as “a family room that represents a space with room for all to relax, play games, watch TV, and gather as a family.” These showrooms graciously lent furnishings for the vignette: Duralee, RJ Thomas, Ltd., Kravet, and City Lights Detroit.

Pamela also shared her design tips for family rooms:

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Designers’ Own Spaces

We enjoy seeing the beautiful work that our designers create in their clients’ homes, but it’s a particularly special treat when we’re given the opportunity to glance into the homes of the designers themselves. With our first-ever Designers’ Own Homes Tour coming up Saturday, Sept. 17, we thought it’d be interesting to invite other local interior designers to share images of their homes.

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Refresh & Rejuvenate for Spring

Seasons change outside, so there’s no reason that interiors can’t also change with the season – and it doesn’t require a major style overhaul or big expense. Like wardrobes, our décor can go into winter storage and brought out again when the weather turns cool. Here are some suggestions on how to spring into action with your décor:

Take down heavy curtains that seemed appropriate for winter and install draperies with a lightweight fabric, like muslin, sailcloth cotton, or a silk-linen blend.

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What's Hot?

The sun may be the source for the warmth outdoors, but there are a few items within MDC showrooms that are stirring up some heat themselves. We asked designers and showroom managers to share which products in particular are “hot” this summer:

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Green Design

With Earth Day right around the corner, we’re highlighting a few of the many products at MDC that are environmentally sustainable. Whether it’s flooring, fabric, surface materials or windowcoverings, we’ve got the goods you’ll feel good about putting in your home.

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