Design Tips

Built-in bar is perfect for entertaining guests in this dining room. Design: Linda Shears | Photo by Beth Singer

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Vacation Homes

While permanent residences in Michigan are concentrated mainly in the state’s southern metropolitan areas, Michiganders’ vacation homes are located primarily in more rural areas in the northern part of the state with amenities close by.

Left: vintage bowling pins hanging upside down. Right: Mounted 3-D art. Design: Dan Davis | Photos: K.C. Vansen

Monday, May 1, 2017

Art Lesson

A well-placed piece of art or the perfectly incorporated artwork collection can do wonders in completing any space. Whether it unifies a room via an appropriate color palette, or simply provides a stunning focal point, artwork has solidified its role as an essential design element.

Charming rustic bathroom designed CLOTH & KIND. Photography by Sarah Dori.

Monday, April 3, 2017

April Showers

Spring has officially arrived and the longer, warmer days will undoubtedly be accompanied by several refreshing rain showers. There’s nothing better on a rainy day than to spend time relaxing in a deep soaking tub or taking in a rejuvenating walk-in shower session.

Cloudscape by Beacon Hill, available at Robert Allen, Suite 28

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hit the Deck

The mild winter we’ve been experiencing has us eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring.

Photo by Gene Meadows, design by Dan Davis Design

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Small Talk

When designing a small space, a thoughtful layout is an absolute must. Creative storage solutions and choosing appropriate furnishings can do wonders in maximizing square footage. See how a few of the area’s top designers made a big impact in these small spaces.

Hartmann&Forbes’ Peninsula natural wallcovering in Haze is a fresh take on grass cloth.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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.

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