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What Makes a Classic?

Design trends come and go and what seems popular today may be passé tomorrow. Good news! There are many timeless designs with staying power that can keep our homes fresh and current for years to come. Top designers and MDC showroom managers share their favorites.

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Homage to Heritage

Design elements from around the world have long influenced interior design and acted as a source of inspiration. Whether inspired through travel or to honor their own culture, these top designers share how they incorporate global elements into their clients’ homes.

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The Finishing Touch

No room design is complete without the finishing touch – the design elements that complete a room and tie everything together. Whether it be an area rug, artwork, colorful accents, or a unique fabric, these top designers share how they created fully finished spaces for their clients.

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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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Hit the Deck

The mild winter we’ve been experiencing has us eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring. Whether it’s hosting friends and family for a weekend barbecue or enjoying a quiet evening on the patio, here are some of the latest outdoor products, sure to help you relax in the great outdoors this upcoming season.

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Perennial Favorites

Michigan Design Center opened 40 years ago, and many design trends have come and gone since 1977. We can all rejoice that shag carpet, avocado and harvest gold appliances, and flocked wallpaper have gone the way of the Ford Pinto and AMC Gremlin. However, there are still some trends popular in the ’70s that have staying power to this day. We asked a few MDC showroom managers to think back over the last four decades and share one or two trends that continue to have relevance today.

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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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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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