Design Tips

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.

Living room with built-in storage by Amanda Sinistaj | Photo by Beth Singer

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Wrapping It Up

“Trend forecasting” is always a hot topic this time of year, but we thought we would take a different approach and ask designers and showroom staff what design trends they believe have overstayed their welcome.

Bedroom designed by Sharon Kory | photo by Beth Singer

Monday, October 31, 2016

You’ll Thank Us!

Thanksgiving is a special time of year that calls us to gather with family members, enjoy a wonderful feast, and reminisce on cherished memories while creating new ones.

Introduce fresh fall flowers in the kitchen and family gathering areas

Monday, October 3, 2016

Fall Décor

Autumn is a special time of year, especially in Michigan, where the leaves turn all shades of red, rust, and gold. With the days shorter and the nights longer, we turn our lights on earlier and spend more time indoors.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

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.