Dan Davis Design

photo by Dan Davis

Our client wanted a hotel-like feel to her new master bath. Black and white is classic, but the sculptural tub and crystal chandelier give the design a luxurious twist.

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An elegant vanity on hairpin legs, and an over-scaled wallpaper add a lot of impact in this classic black-and-white redo of our client’s master suite.

photo by Dan Davis

Our client bought a loft with a wonderful view, but dated floors, kitchen and baths. We updated the look with a blend of neutral colors and interesting textures as to not fight with the amazing views.

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A neutral palette is anything but boring with strong contrasts, mixed metals, and strong design elements.

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Mixed metals, luxurious textures, and sculptural lighting are the jewels in this industrial loft with amazing views.

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Cool tones and warm metals add up to an interesting play in a neutral palette.

photo by Gene Meadows

This complete home renovation included new floors, all new furnishings, and this soaring fireplace.

photo by Gene Meadows

We balanced out these twenty-foot-high ceilings with an equally ascending design of this fireplace with leaded antiqued-glass and a stone surround.

photo by Gene Meadows

Twenty-foot ceilings give lots of opportunity to play with scale and light. The redesigned fireplace bounces the natural light throughout the entire space.

photo by Gene Meadows

We added the coffered ceiling and all furnishings to this dining room, and accentuated the room with this glamourous chandelier.

photo by Gene Meadows

A renovation of a his-and-her master bath. The niche and border accents around the medicine cabinets are engraved marble. The claw-foot tub was raised for a better view out of the existing window onto the gardens.

photo by Gene Meadows

This bonus room above the garage was designed to be both a get-away media room and a home office. Think of it as a man cave on the second floor.

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With a backdrop of silvers and white, we used the client’s love of orange and teal to bring both color and sophistication to this voluminous great room.

photo by Gene Meadows

The open balcony got a dramatic makover with decorative spindles. A custom-made ottoman snugs neatly in the nook, allowing for seating to take on and off shoes at the front door. Pillows, a rug, and drum table add color.

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The open kitchen and dining room concept allows the waterfall island with a heavily marbelized granite to take center stage.

photo by Gene Meadows

To personalize the kitchen, we upgraded finishes beyond what was offered by the builder in this new build; two different granites for the waterfall island and surrounding counter and shimmery tile for the backsplash.

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In this Craftsman bungalow, the walls and ceiling were taken down to studs and rebuilt along with the built-in cabinetry and molding. An entirely new fireplace surround was created, as well as metal doors to the office.

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Custom tile in a pattern created by Dan Davis Design creates a spectacular detail on the fireplace wall. Augmented by the simple wood mantel that lets the tile become the focus.

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The client asked for a “wow” factor to separate the family room from the office. This custom-designed and locally crafted iron gate definitely delivers.

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The dining room was blessed with coffered ceilings, so Dan Davis Design chose paint colors to make it the focal point of the room.

photo by Gene Meadows

The soaring height of the two-story living room called for a dramatic touch. We designed the custom cabinetry to bring scale & to incorporate the TV. Two large sofas cleanly fill the large space, rather than several pieces.

photo by Gene Meadows

A library ladder provides accessibility to the upper shelves and adds whimsy.

photo by Gene Meadows

The original wainscoting was not in scale, so we created architectural interest by designing an entirely new wainscoting. The new picture rail allows for an interesting art display.

photo by Gene Meadows

The dramatic angular ceiling & walls called for eye-catching treatments. The height of the bed wall is emphasized with a rustic wood and the angled fireplace wall received shiny tile in a harlequin pattern.

photo by Gene Meadows

In the sitting room, the client's existing Asian chest, mirror, club chair, & traditional rug were the starting point. We rounded out the room with dramatic red & gold window treatments, additional seating, & shiny accents.

photo by K.C. Vansen

This home once belonged to the Henry Ford family. The owners wanted to respect the home’s provenance but make it their own. Transitional furnishings gave the clients comfort and beauty while honoring the past.

photo by Gene Meadows

Oversized architectural columns and a concrete architectural artifact add drama to this spacious living room.

photo by K.C. Vansen

This home’s fireplace and chandelier date to the turn of the century. Custom furnishings accent the home's heritage, yet portray the owner's personal style. Asian influences, transitional accents, and antiques co-exist.

photo by K.C. Vansen

The entrance to this master suite is not only functional for storage, but provides a seating area and a gallery for the client's wonderful art collection.

photo by K.C. Vansen

This bedroom features a custom bed, custom window treatments, and custom bedding. The Venetian mirror is antique and the architectural pieces on the wall are from Detroit.

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In this kitchen/dining renovation, walls were removed to open the space to the rest of the home. Light cabinetry and backsplash also lend to the airy feeling.

photo by Dan Davis

Custom cabinets, marble countertops, marble backsplash, and new lighting were brought in. The small-scale island was replaced with this multi-functional piece positioned for maximum space.

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A luxe mix of color and textures defines this salon setting. 

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A large-scale leaning mirror bounces light in the dark space.

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The jewel-toned gold and emerald draperies, colorful rug, and upholstered chaise bring a softness to the wood floor and table and dramatic chain-link chandelier.

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A large-scale art piece, casually leaning on the wall, brings in more color, and the Buddha head side table adds whimsy.

photo by Dan Davis

Our clients were ready for a dramatic change from a traditional look & wanted to keep sentimental pieces & artwork collected on their travels. Keeping much of the existing artwork & accessories, we added contemporary pieces & approaches.

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A one-of-a-kind rug was designed to set the tone for the living area in colors specified by the client. We brought in new custom furniture and pillows and commissioned a triptych painting by a local artist to accentuate the soaring ceilings.

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The barnwood-style tile, sink, and powder-blue cabinets set the pace for the farmhouse style of this kitchen. Stainless steel appliances and industrial touches keep it from feeling too precious.The wood backsplash is actually ceramic tile.

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By using open-arm lounge chairs, we fit seating for 6 in a small space without looking crowded. Small touches of wood on the end table, lamp, and picture frames add warmth to gray tones. Fabrica carpet gives overall pattern in the space.

photo by K.C. Vansen

This kitchen is custom down to the smallest details, including colored and distressed cabinetry, and a one-of-a-kind paint treatment.

photo by K.C. Vansen

In order to create more space to display our client’s various collections, we designed a deck to visually open up the small dining room. A vintage bowling pin collection now hangs upside down over the French doors.

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A collection of Jonathan Adler vases co-exists nicely with a mid-century dresser and original art.

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Custom built-ins and red silk wallpaper punctuate the fireplace wall in this luxe condo. 

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Custom ottomans were designed to integrate into the custom built-ins for flexibility of seating in this small condo. 

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We designed this tea room with various blue tones using the client’s heirloom antiques and a custom cobalt chesterfield sofa. 

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Reupholstered vintage seating in a contrast welt and an enlarged family portrait help set the stage for this tea room. 

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This kitchen remodel features gray stained upper cabinetry and a slightly darker painted gray finish on the lower cabinetry. Exotic granite was used for the backsplash and honed black granite was used for the countertops.

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A kitchen/addition tripled the size of the old kitchen and accommodated a sunroom. Custom cabinets and cork flooring add interest, and the copper pendants are a nice juxtaposition to the cooler colors of the backsplash.

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Metallic glass backsplash from Beaver Tile, in a silvery blue, plays off nicely against the neutral space.

photo by K.C. Vansen

Soft and colorful layering is a unique juxtaposition to this metal headboard. Clarke & Clarke wallpaper sets the stage for this colorful bedroom. 

photo by K.C. Vansen

A total renovation of a mid-century inspired home, with custom built-ins and fireplace, as well as custom furnishings. 

photo by K.C. Vansen

The dilemma of a long, narrow living space was solved with the unique design of integrated built-ins and fireplace mantel and a custom rug notched around the hearth. 

photo by K.C. Vansen

Unique details and furnishings infuse the client's personality into this space.

photo by K.C. Vansen

A complete kitchen renovation added work space and storage as well as dramatic design. 

photo by K.C. Vansen

The clients always dreamed of having an island in their kitchen but felt the kitchen was too small. We found a way to deliver on that dream, giving them a functional island without crowding the room.

photo by K.C. Vansen

A small enclosed kitchen was opened up to the rest of the house and reinvented into a mid-century inspired showpiece. 

photo by K.C. Vansen

The white upper cabinets and gray counters set off the warmth of the horizontal graining of these custom walnut lower cabinets. 

photo by K.C. Vansen

The details of this Italian tile are both modern and retro and bring a bit of 3-D texture.

photo by Gene Meadows

Mid-century modern meets rustic in this update of an open-concept home. 

Design Philosophy

Dan Davis Design believes that great design should be interesting, eclectic, beautiful, functional, and above all else, personal. It’s never been our goal to make a "Dan Davis Design" home, but rather the best home based on our clients' distinct personalities, tastes, and needs. Our emphasis is to ensure we understand our clients' needs before starting the design process. With this focus, we consistently achieve a very high degree of client satisfaction.

Specialties

Dan Davis Design is a full-service interior design firm. Adept at residential and commercial projects, we are known for our unique, creative spaces and unusual problem solving. We work on both large and small scale projects, involving everything from space planning, kitchen layouts, construction plans, window treatments, furniture selections, lighting, on down to small decorative details including how to re-imagine cherished items. We pride ourselves on a high level of service and design.

Fee Methods

Hourly design fees. Retainer required.

Complimentary Consultation

Yes

Additional Information

Dan Davis Design has been featured in numerous publications such as Detroit News and Free Press, Hour Detroit, Detroit Home, Ambassador Magazine as well as international blogs such as Design Sponge, Desire to Inspire. Between Dan’s multiple degrees in art and design as well as multiple design awards, Paul’s business acumen and 30 plus years experience in the construction and design field, plus our extensive world travels, Dan Davis Design brings an unusually wide skill set to each project.