Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates

photo by Marco Ricca Studio

We expand the narrative on the formal library through the perspective of the female home owner. Wall panels and moldings are glossed in the palest blush color, while the interior of the bookcases are gift-wrapped in a rich, textured grass-cloth.

photo by Marco Ricca Studio

Clean-lined contemporary furniture is mixed with antiques to add layers of modernity. The Ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon motivated me to wrap the ceiling in a beautiful floral wallcovering.

photo by Marco Ricca Studio

There are a lot of traditional elements in the mix but elements like the acrylic chair & contemporary art lend a sense of modernity. I love layering artwork over the fronts of bookshelves, and the large photograph of Marilyn Monroe commands center stage.

photo by Werner Straube

Scale is everything! For that reason, I had the velvet sofa custom-made to explicitly fit the parameters. The two 1940s antique chairs feature amazing brass Dachshund dog head finials on the arms. Big personalities, yet small enough to hold their own.

photo by Werner Straube

I love creating a space using finds with meaning and a different origin! This credenza is from Shanghai, the photographic collage is by my talented friend, and next to it is a book sculpture made of a myriad of antiqued book pages.

photo by Werner Straube

Kick off your shoes and make yourself at home! The Ming Chair is an antique piece that sparks a lot of conversation due to its height. With an obsession with collecting baskets with lids, and I stacked a few of them on top of my old-school record player.

photo by Werner Straube

This space is my Detroit flagship office; here is a view of my executive suite. It’s about mixing many different elements that I love. No “rules.” Just flow.

photo by Werner Straube

Here is my design “lab” where my staff works, a kitchen & wet bar and foyer/waiting area. Creating bright, beautiful interiors for your clients? When you love what you do, working on the weekends isn’t so bad in a space like this!

photo by Werner Straube

Full reveal for my Fisher Mansion Living Room design! Designing thoughtfully gives you room to get away with really bold choices, such as the contemporary artwork and sconces on the Tudor-style paneled walls. Loved working on this space!

photo by Courtesy of DXV

I designed this space in a historic district of Detroit, Michigan. The subtle Greek key-patterned window treatments and warm wood paneling make for an unexpected yet cohesive vibe.

photo by Courtesy of DXV

I believe that form should follow function. I designed the library to be oval, naturally following the curvature of the tub. The concept is also practical since many enjoy reading while bathing. My design puts books directly within the reach of the user.

This is a high-luxury bathroom, but considering how much time we spend there as humans, I always encourage my clients to put some thought and budgetary power into these zones! A green with envy at this bright and airy bathroom for my cilents.

photo by Werner Straube

This open and airy parlor makes a bold statement through judicious use of vivid emerald greens, sapphire hues, and citron. A pair of custom-designed Ionic columns and elaborate moldings add to the stately interiors.

photo by Werner Straube

This library features navy lacquered walls and shelving. Layered patterned fabrics give the space a collected appearance. The ceiling is wrapped with a storm-cloud inspired wallpaper, which adds to the masculine ambience.

photo by Werner Straube

A dynamic four-poster bed is given an elegant, theatrical backdrop thanks to silk panels in this posh master en suite. Custom-made bedding and window treatments contribute to the romantic atmosphere.

photo by Werner Straube

This dining room features a lacquered ceiling (which required an 11-step application process), custom hand-painted wall murals from Europe and two antique chandeliers from the late 18th century.

photo by Werner Straube

This open kitchen celebrates the simplicity of white and navy blue. Subway tiles line the walls and the space features two islands. A custom-made navy hood and La Cornue range provide the wow factor.

photo by Werner Straube

This library features navy lacquered walls and shelving. Layered patterned fabrics give the space a collected appearance. The ceiling is wrapped with a storm-cloud inspired wallpaper, which adds to the masculine ambience.

photo by Werner Straube

This open and airy parlor makes a bold statement through judicious use of vivid emerald greens, sapphire hues, and citron. This antique settee was stained and recovered for a new purpose in this space.

photo by Werner Straube

This open kitchen celebrates the simplicity of white and navy blue. Subway tiles line the walls and the space features two islands. The chairs are kid-friendly and practical.

photo by Werner Straube

This airy parlor makes a bold statement through judicious use of vivid emerald greens, sapphire hues, and citron. The leather tete-a-tete is a great place for conversation. The custom floor design doubles as a dance floor.

photo by Werner Straube

Guest rooms are often an after-thought, but this client wanted to give visitors posh, stylish quarters. Stripes, bold geometrics, flame stitch and other patterns coalesce to create a fun, whimsical vibe.

photo by Werner Straube

This open and airy parlor makes a bold statement through judicious use of vivid emerald greens, sapphire hues, and citron. A pair of custom Ionic columns and elaborate moldings give the space an elegant, stately appearance.

photo by Werner Straube

This welcoming foyer celebrates a marriage of classic traditional design with vibrant color. The wheat sconces are from the 19th century. The brass lantern is a reproduction.

photo by Werner Straube

The master bath features his-and-hers vanities made from chests converted into sinks. The geometric floor pattern was a custom design and serves as a bold focal point.

photo by Werner Straube

This dining room features a lacquered ceiling (which required an 11-step application process), custom hand-painted wall murals and an antique settee from the late 19th century.

photo by Werner Straube

This welcoming foyer celebrates a marriage of classic traditional design with vibrant color. The stairwell wall features a collage of antique and reproduction mirrors.

photo by David Duncan Livingston

Inspired by Cape Cod living, this master en suite oscillates between traditional and eclectic style. Custom wall moldings and sconces bring stately elegance, while various patterns are layered together for an organic look.

photo by David Duncan Livingston/ Adorno Magazine

This worldly library is a study in pattern with houndstooth, plaid, & ikat layered together for a cultured, masculine look. The ceiling and walls are wrapped in a geographic map. The desk is an antique.

photo by Brad Ziegler Photography

This powerful flame-stitch fabric from Rozmallin makes a winning statement when combined with this whimsical toile-styled wallcovering from Kravet. Both showrooms are located at MDC.

photo by Brad Ziegler Photography

Accessorizing is a key factor to consider when completing any interior space. Sometimes less is more, as demonstrated by these elegant antique pieces.

photo by Brad Ziegler Photography

This sexy and romantic dining room features dark lacquered walls and an organic-themed chandelier. The chairs are antiques recovered in a whimsical Kravet fabric.

photo by David Duncan Livingston

It's all in the details! Sometimes the most effective accessorizing utilizes things the client already owns. Here, a collection of clocks and porcelain pieces is used as a dramatic focal point for the foyer's entry table.

photo by David Duncan Livingston

Featured nationally on HGTV and in "Adorno Magazine," this popular family room is cozy despite its soaring ceilings. Various eclectic elements combine for a fresh continental mix. The plaid carpet provides a whimsical twist.

photo by Brad Ziegler Photography

Oversized perfume bottles serve as conversation pieces on this antique lacquered chest. The brass "ribbon-themed" sconce and occasional chair are also vintage finds from Europe.

photo by Brad Ziegler Photography

A bold, custom herringbone backsplash gives this kitchen a wow factor. The ceiling features a framed wallpaper inset, and brass pendants bring an Asian flair. The island was painted a putty color for visual contrast.

photo by Jeff Selser Photography

Framed antique music notes serve as a key focal point in this neoclassically themed study. Flanked by two 19th-century bookcases, the lacquered Napoleon writing desk provides the perfect spot to compose personal memoirs.

photo by Brad Ziegler Photography

Designed for a bachelor, this master bathroom packs a bold punch with the use of black glass tile installed in a dramatic chevron pattern. The white lacquered vanity and lighting provide a dose of Hollywood glam.

photo by Brad Ziegler Photography

Designed to perform like a posh hotel suite getaway, this master bedroom features lush fabrics against a soft mural backdrop. The nickel-plated sconces float like pieces of sculpture and provide a moody ambience.

photo by Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates

The glamour of New York's Park Avenue meets the Midwest in this posh sitting room. Custom wall moldings are doubled for dynamic emphasis, and bold furnishings against a graphic geometric patterned rug.

photo by Jeff Selser Photography

A black lacquered Bosendorfer piano takes center stage in this neoclassical music room. Antique bookcases house a medley of books and accessories, while a Napoleon writing desk provides a space for writing memoirs.

photo by Gene Meadows

An early 1900s Ann Arbor townhouse gets a modern update with bold lighting, clean-lined furnishings, and classic artwork. The fireplace is given a contemporary twist with a simple marble surround and a bed of burning crystals.

photo by David Duncan Livingston

Inspired by Cape Cod living, this master en suite blends traditional and eclectic styles. Custom wall moldings and sconces bring stately elegance, while various patterns are layered together for an organic look.

photo by Brad Ziegler Photography

Old World Tuscany style is celebrated in this custom-built manse in Ann Arbor. Dramatic, peplum-styled treatments line the windows, which overlook the Barton Hills Golf Course.

photo by Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates

Bleak Michigan winters can't put the chill on this warm, joyous space. A lemon-colored velvet sofa takes center stage, while a B&W Greek-key patterned carpet grounds the room. Houndstooth and plaid patterns are also featured.

photo by David Duncan Livingston

This intimate breakfast nook contains a sleek chrome mirrored table. It's flanked by traditional seating upholstered in lively, bold fabrics. A black painted hutch anchors the space.

photo by Brad Ziegler Photography

Small powder rooms provide opportunities to make big design statements. In this space, whimsical wallpaper is juxtaposed against classic tile, moldings, and lighting. The vanity's chrome fluted legs provide a touch of glam.

photo by Brad Ziegler Photography

This open and airy parlor makes a bold statement through judicious use of vivid emerald greens, sapphire hues, and citron. A pair of custom Ionic columns and elaborate moldings give the space an elegant, stately appearance.

photo by David Duncan Livingston

Inspired by Fashion Week in Paris, this space provides a chic dining experience courtesy of a couture chevron-themed table covering, elegant seating, and dramatic lighting.

photo by Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates

The interior design for this powder room was inspired by the client's extensive collection of blue and white china. The white lacquered vanity, mirror, and petite chandelier are antiques.

photo by Werner Straube

Our firm specializes in exterior design. Here's a view of one of our clients' homes. A blue/white color concept, classic furnishings, and dramatic lighting were selected to highlight the elaborate architecture.

Design Philosophy

"My goal is to ensure that my clients’ homes are always classic, chic and without an expiration date. I take cues from the fashion runway, so vibrant color, layered patterns, and strong architectural bones are often trademarks of my work. But at the end of the day, it is my clients who inspire me the most: they keep me grounded. It’s like I’m driving them to a beautiful destination and they are my GPS."--Corey Damen Jenkins

Specialties

Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates provides turn-key client support for projects ranging from new construction and historic renovations, to space planning, kitchen/bath and home theater design. We have had the honor of working with some of Michigan and New York's premiere builders, contractors and architects. Our firm can manage the interior design and decoration of your entire home or a single room. Please visit our website and check out the client testimonials page for references.

Fee Methods

Our design fees are determined and charged by the hour. A retainer may be required for certain scopes of work.

Complimentary Consultation

Yes

Additional Information

Nationally-acclaimed designer Corey Damen Jenkins has been featured in Traditional Home, The Wall Street Journal, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, USA Today, The Detroit News, and more. Televised audiences voted him the winner of HGTV's "Showhouse Showdown”. He has appeared as a guest speaker on FOX 8 News, and at design centers across the country. He was honored by Fashion Group International at the "Night Of Stars" Awards and is a recipient of multiple Detroit Home Magazine Awards.