Design Tips

Gail Urso chose eggplant walls to compliment the painting by Carla Mazzucato | Photo by Jeff Garland

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Color Gets Creative

While neutrals have a definite role in decorating, it is a refreshing change to see spaces that effectively use vivid colors.

This pool house was designed by Lucy Earl and Kevin Hart. Photo courtesy of Kevin Hart

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Fun Summer Hideaways

It’s no surprise that Michiganders love to be near water, and although our summers may not last long, that does not stop us from maximizing our time in the sun.

Linda Shears with her sisters in Venice, circa 2002.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Vacation Inspiration

We wouldn’t grow as people if we remained forever in our little corner of the globe. For designers, travel serves as a conduit for creativity and inspiration.

This vignette by Linda Shears demonstrates how utilizing a black accent wall does not have to be forbidding.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Renovations Done Right Recap

Recently, MDC hosted our “Renovations Done Right” event featuring multiple presentations covering a variety of renovation-themed topics from kitchens and baths to space planning, color, and more.

'The Cave' is located below the original sun room, following the footprint of the space above. | Photo by Jeff Garland

Monday, April 30, 2018

Outdoor Small Wonders

An expansive outdoor space may be alluring, but a well-designed small space can create an intimate and cozy environment when hosting guests outdoors.

This large bonus room by CLOTH & KIND was transformed into a modern-day speakeasy. | Photo by Sarah Dorio

Monday, April 2, 2018

In the Dark

Light and airy rooms are very welcoming and accommodating, but they sometimes lack the warmth and sophistication that a well-done, dark and moody space offers. Read more about how several of the area’s top designers incorporated these dark hues into their clients’ spaces.

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