AMW Design Studio

photo by Beth Singer

A unique mirrored foyer table, combining traditional and industrial elements, sits below an outstanding glass and metal chandelier. Custom hairy hide rug and silk wall covering add beautiful texture.

photo by Beth Singer

An older Tudor home with wonderful detailing and proportions was updated with classic contemporary furnishings. It’s an outstanding example of successfully mixing design eras comfortably and beautifully.

photo by Beth Singer

Faux eel skin wall covering adds texture and warmth to the master suite entry. Linear patterns are repeated in the ribbed mirror, bench upholstery, and wall sconces.

photo by Beth Singer

A large foyer is furnished with minimal but bold selections, which suits this very active and busy family of 5.

photo by Beth Singer

A monochromatic color scheme offset by crisp white trim and dark woods. Planters with topiaries are tucked into mother of pearl lined niches. Very welcoming foyer!

photo by Beth Singer

A striking metal railing designed by AMW Design Studio is the centerpiece of this space. A special chandelier and outstanding family portraits are visible from all angles.

photo by Beth Singer

A stunning foyer entry with a pair of custom settees and a custom-designed metal stair railing, both by AMW Design Studio. The interlocking carpet pattern is mirrored in the design of the railing and sets the theme for this interior.

photo by Beth Singer

Mud room includes loads of built-in storage, full length mirror, lockers, bench and hooks. Random pattern slate floor is practical. Big drapery defines the space.

photo by Beth Singer

A classic contemporary kitchen is super efficient and always shows like another stunning space in this downtown residence. Appliances are kept hidden behind French cabinet doors when not in use.

photo by Beth Singer

This newly opened up plan enabled us to bring together all the primary living spaces in this lakefront home. Rustic touches with the elevated wood bar surface, metal hood, and brick backsplash, work beautifully with the contemporary Italian cabinetry.

photo by Beth Singer

Soft grey cabinetry is paired with lavender and various shades of greys to achieve a wonderful flow between kitchen, nook, and casual seating areas.

photo by Beth Singer

White shaker style cabinetry is offset by soapstone counters & walls. Black window mullions and lighting add additional drama.

photo by Beth Singer

A classic kitchen blends dark brown and white finishes to perfection. The family loves to gather around the custom designed metal & stone table. Lighting in a rubbed bronze finish is sculptural, rustic, and modern.

photo by Beth Singer

The double island in this kitchen is fabulous and provides a separate place for working and gathering. Waterfall countertops and ambient lighting are finishing touches that set this kitchen apart.

photo by Beth Singer

Illuminated onyx counters add excitement & drama to a floating lower level bar made from dark "faux" wood and stainless cabinetry.

photo by Beth Singer

This home office is dressed up with tasteful furnishings from well-priced vendors and pulls together like it cost a million bucks!

photo by Beth Singer

Custom AMW Design Studio tv cabinet has great details and perfect proportion for this "in kitchen" family area. Custom coffee table made with faux leather and nailheads is practical and stylish.

photo by Beth Singer

Every room needs an energetic dash…sometimes it's color, other times it's pattern…and sometimes it's both. We love the blues and the stripes in this cozy den!

photo by Beth Singer

Small pied a terre in downtown Birmingham has perfectly scaled furnishings. Clubby leather chairs, mohair sectional, ottoman on wheels, and contemporary lighting say I'd date the guy who lives here!

photo by Beth Singer

A teenager-friendly loft space outside all four upstairs bedrooms provides a comfy lounge area. The chartreuse sectional and animal hide rug add wonderful pops!

photo by Beth Singer

A cozy spot in a bay window to lounge alone or together. Edgy floor lamp is great for reading. Stationary side panel drapes frame the vignette!

photo by Beth Singer

Casual sunroom sitting area…Sunday morning coffee; Thursday night cocktails…comfy and casual for every mood!! Dark linen wall covering, animal hide on the floor, and sophisticated "porch" seating are perfect choices.

photo by Michael Weinstein

A lower level kids entertainment and game space with punchy graphics, urban themed art, and low maintenance furnishings is quite energetic!

photo by Beth Singer

A kids' loft incorporates reclaimed wood and practical, maintenance-free fabrics and furnishings. Green accents, subtle patterns, and fluffy textures add a youthful and hip vibe.

photo by Beth Singer

LL lounge / play area: A cozy lower-level spot for the kids…Everything is soft, and with primary colors and fun patterns it is especially kid-centric and friendly.

photo by Michael Weinstein

Cozy and monochromatic modern den with colorful abstract art, and games table. Something for everyone in this space.

photo by Beth Singer

The second-floor foyer opens into this wide foyer space that’s perfect for pre-bedtime gatherings. Subtle pattern mixing is well executed, and the large window fills the space with wonderful natural light.

photo by Beth Singer

A custom chaise, upholstered in mohair, is punctuated by shiny throw pillows. A sculptural side table is the perfect accent.

photo by Beth Singer

A vintage 1950s dining ensemble is masterfully repurposed and looks brand new. The wonderful geometric upholstery and Fornasetti plate collection are perfect choices. Classic modern light fixture is circa 1970s.

photo by Beth Singer

AMW custom designed stone & metal table are indestructable. The banquette is also a custom piece. Built-in storage/TV wall is highly functional for this family of 5. Mid century inspired chairs are the perfect choice.

photo by Beth Singer

An unexpected combination of pattern & color create a unique dining room experience. The random "squiggles" are a wonderful contrast to the linear channel detail in the chair upholstery.

photo by Beth Singer

A formal dining space is tucked nicely into this main floor. The chairs are a perfect choice for the tight constraints of this space and add a unique sculptural vibe without overpowering all other elements.

photo by Beth Singer

Mid-century furnishings and accessories are perfectly paired in this breakfast nook. Vintage circular ceiling light, clock, and ceramic dish are spectacular elements in this setting.

photo by Michael Weinstein

Classic mid-century pieces look fresh when paired with an upholstered banquette. A glossy custom storage cabinet fits below windows and adds additional surface for entertaining.

photo by Michael Weinstein

Custom wood server and storage tower hang from limestone clad wall. Casual Thomas O'Brien furnishings are informal, yet elegant and timeless. Very family friendly.

photo by Beth Singer

Fornesetti plates add graphic energy to this rustic, but modern family dining nook. The chocolate brown is beautiful against the blue painted walls.

photo by Beth Singer

This space combines a wonderful blend of classic vintage pieces with current selections. The playful mix of pattern is sophisticated, while the neutral palette is punctuated with a small dose of "olive oil gold" pizzazz.

photo by Beth Singer

Hotel-style panache using crystal, metal, riveted mirror, and lively geometric wall covering. Tomato red upholstery and a charcoal painted ceiling add dramatic contrast.

photo by Lisa Spindler

Stunning tailored upholstery grounds this two-story great room. Dark charcoal walls, graphic hand-colored photography, and a punchy interlocking patterned rug add drama. A wide paneled arch sets this great room apart from the foyer entry.

photo by Beth Singer

Stately living room in a 1930s French tudor is updated with oversized tailored upholstery and a variety of textures and tones. Accents in white contrast well with the monochromatic "greige" color palette.

photo by Beth Singer

Glass, metal, stone, and wood are all elements in this comfortable, but stylish and elegant great room. The soft and monochromatic color palette is in caramel tones. Walnut wood casegoods are timeless.

photo by Beth Singer

AMW Design Studio custom designed marble fireplace surround is a focal point! The metal & glass coffee table and console sofa re other AMW custom designed pieces. A very tranquil and inviting space!

photo by Michael Weinstein

Wood fireplace surround incorporates TV. Furnishings are monochromatic with a variety of texture and shape. Ottomans tucked under table provide additional seating.

photo by Beth Singer

A cozy low sectional is wrapped by a custom bookcase. Recliners flank the limestone fireplace surround. AMW Design Studio designed the custom bookcase armoires flanking the fireplace. Stationary drapery panels add warmth.

photo by Beth Singer

The “grid” wallcovering adds the “wow” to this dynamic den. Stained wood trim is a bold contrast to the various hues of blues and greys used throughout.

photo by Beth Singer

Bold floral wallcovering adds wonderful color and energy to this master bath. The organic and painterly quality is nicely juxtaposed with the crisp geometry of the other elements in this space.

photo by Beth Singer

An older Tudor home with wonderful detailing and proportions was updated with classic contemporary furnishings. It’s an outstanding example of successfully mixing design eras comfortably and beautifully.

photo by Beth Singer

A new spin on the traditional with a diamond mosaic floor, furniture-style vanity, and built-in storage cabinets with X mullion details. This bath will look great for years to come.

photo by Beth Singer

Another masterful mix of patterns and textures in this kids' bathroom. It's dynamic, playful, and sophisticated.

photo by Beth Singer

Wallpaper is a MUST in all powder rooms…instant fabulous!!!

photo by Beth Singer

Texture!! Another powder room with wall covering…instant fabulous!

photo by Beth Singer

White lacquer custom vanity with glossy vessel sink and oversized organic patterned wallpaper look stunning with dramatic crystal wall sconces. This powder room is a 10!

photo by Beth Singer

Drawing inspiration from several genres, this powder room combines a unique and daring mix!

photo by Beth Singer

The combination of brushed gold, light wood, and grey presents a welcoming and updated neutral color palette. The large-scale floral is photographic and somewhat ethereal…resulting in a great visual treat!

photo by Beth Singer

A peek into this master suite tells a story about classic choices and their timeless elegance.

photo by Beth Singer

Spectacular master suite!! Built-in…cozy…and elegant!! Gorgeous!!

photo by Beth Singer

A glamorous & girly closet with crystal chandeliers, silver leaf ceiling niches, curly lamb pillows, and illuminated display cabinets.

photo by Beth Singer

Light blue and ivory bedroom with wing-style upholstered bed. Coverlet and pillow shams match for a pulled together look. Custom armoire adds storage and hides the TV.

photo by Beth Singer

An amusing guest bedroom that incorporates family treasures as well as funky vintage finds. It's charming, unique, and absolutely one of a kind.

photo by Michael Weinstein

Textured carpet and monochromatic taupe color scheme are timeless. The view outdoors is soothing and fills the room with wonderful natural light. The Barbara Barry sleigh bed is classic!

Design Philosophy

AMW Design Studio is devoted to building collaborative relationships with clients. I invite you to be involved in the process of creating a home that is a reflection of your lifestyle/history. No two homes we design are alike, but the signature qualities of warmth, comfort, serenity, and artful restraint are always present. I combine compatible mixes from a variety of styles to create homes that are tailored, unique and timeless. I love introducing clients to the power of great interior design!

Specialties

As the principal and owner of AMW Design Studio, my role is to navigate clients through the design process from conception to completion. I offer a full range of design services that can be customized to fit your needs. With 35 years of design, practicing in Chicago, New York and Detroit, I bring vision, expertise, and professionalism to each project. My primary goal is to remain focused on customer service, budget and a commitment to authenticity and inspired design.

Fee Methods

Fees are project based and competitive.

Complimentary Consultation

Yes

Additional Information

After training at noteworthy schools like Cranbrook, University of Michigan, The Penland School of Crafts, and The Harrington College of Interior Design in Chicago, and after many years as the primary designer at an established design firm, I am proud to have launched my own studio in 2009. I have a loyal client base and continue to grow my business by referrals and community involvement. My work has been featured in several publications and I have been the recipient of many Detroit Home Awards.