Our recent “Design 2 Ways” event attracted more than 350 guests and collected over $1500 for the event’s charity partner, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center’s ArtAccess Program. Held on February 6, the one-day event featured twelve of the area’s top interior design professionals going head-to-head to create their own unique interpretation of a room. Within each participating MDC showroom, a pair of designers created dramatically different spaces, starting with three similar investment-grade furnishings. In addition, many of the vignette’s featured artwork created by local artists from the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.
The event kicked off with a standing-room only Designer Presentation where the designers shared their creative process for designing each space, as well as tips for reinventing rooms using key furnishings as trends and tastes change over time. After viewing the assembled vignettes in participating showrooms, event-goers were invited to vote for their favorites in the People’s Choice Awards. The ROOM OF YOUR DREAMS AWARD went to Corey Damen Jenkins, of Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates in Birmingham, for his cosmopolitan-themed “Posh Parlor” vignette in de Grimme Gallery, Suite 72. Winning the ROOM YOU WOULD RECREATE IN YOUR HOME AWARD was Richard Ross of Richard Ross Designs in Royal Oak for his masculine lounge titled, “Members Only,” in RJ Thomas, Suite 82.
Thank you to all of the showrooms, designers, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, and of course the attendees that made this event a great success! Visit our Facebook page to see more images from the event!