photo by Jeff Garland

The living room of a year-round vacation home provides beautiful views of Lake Michigan and draws family and friends to gather on the Kravet sectional upholstered in indoor-outdoor fabric by Kravet.

photo by Jeff Garland

Hickory Chair dining chairs upholstered in a Schumacher indoor-outdoor fabric surround a this table. Beautiful art hangs over a custom cabinet housing the home-owners’ extensive pottery collection.

photo by Jeff Garland

Blue and green glass tiles from Virginia Tile bring a beachy, sea glass feel to the large, open kitchen area.

photo by Jeff Garland

This beautiful screened-in porch offers views of Lake Michigan, the beach and the surrounding forest. Comfortable teak furniture is from Gloster through Henredon. Indoor-outdoor fabric is from Kravet.

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An expansive deck provides comfortable outdoor seating. Year round wicker and teak furniture is from Gloster through Henredon Interior Design Showroom. Indoor-outdoor fabrics are from Kravet.

photo by Jeff Garland

A smaller deck, closer to the beach, allows for quiet reflection in comfortable Adirondack Chairs by Gloster through Henredon.

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This spacious family room provides ample comfortable seating for TV watching, games or just relaxing. The sectional, ottoman and chairs are from Kravet Furniture. Fabrics from Kravet, Rozmallin, and F. Schumacher.

photo by Jeff Garland

The large landing between the first and second floor of a home provides a place for displaying special family photos and objects under a window with a beautiful view from the upper level.

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This guest bedroom is a happy place with serene, uplifting colors reflecting the water and trees visible through the expanse of windows. A cheerful patterned fabric from Pindler is on the sofa and pillows.

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The master bedroom provides a cheerful but sophisticated sanctuary for the homeowners. The bed and nightstands are from Hickory Chair. The chair and benches, upholstered in Romo fabric, are from Lane Venture.

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This master bath invites a relaxing soak in the tub while enjoying the beautiful view or resting after dark under the pendant fixture available through the Henredon Interior Design Showroom.

photo by Jeff Garland

The spacious shower in the master bathroom was created with glass tiles, both clear and frosted, from Ann Sacks.

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The chocolate brown walls in this children's bedroom contrast the primary colors found in the cheerful fabric on the windows, bench seats, furniture and rug.

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The children's bathroom is papered in a happy brown and white plaid grasscloth from Schumacher.

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The soothing off-whites of the walls and fabrics in this sophisticated bedroom are combined with dark wood and wicker on a driftwood stained oak floor to create an ambiance of soothing character.

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"Making Merry in Marrakesh" was the theme of this vignette created for the Ghiordes Knot Showroom by Urso Designs, Inc. for Michigan Design Center's "Celebrations 2012" Event.

photo by Beth Singer

This comfortable guest bedroom evokes the West Indies with a bamboo bed and subtle, palm frond wallpaper. The oriental rug is from Ghiordes Knot.

photo by Beth Singer

Chocolate lacquer walls provide a rich, dramatic background for tailored, sophisticated furnishings and draperies, all from Brunschwig & Fils in this gentleman’s sitting room adjacent to the master bedroom.

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This charming dining room exudes warmth and elegance. Baker dining chairs are upholstered in a Lee Jofa tapestry. A beautiful bronze sculpture lives in harmony with traditional oil paintings and a classic French chandelier.

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An ivory palette provides a restful, sophisticated background for the clients’ significant contemporary art collection. Sofas are from Kravet, fabrics from Cowtan & Tout and beautiful handmade wool rug is from Ghiordes Knot.

photo by Jeff Garland

Handsome Ann Sacks tiles and an underlit glass sink anchor this guest bath. The dressing table from Henredon, lamps from Baker, fabric from Lee Jofa and fabulous art create an environment that nurtures body and soul.

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This sophisticated living room in a 1914 home was designed around the clients’ exciting art collection. Chocolate walls provide a dramatic backdrop to an exuberant oil painting. Turquoise chairs are from Kravet Furniture.

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Five small rooms were transformed into this cheerful, spacious family kitchen that allows for warm, intimate dinners or entertaining on a large scale. The wallpaper and fabrics are from Bailey & Griffin and Schumacher.

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This living room was designed to enhance a wonderful inherited art collection. Sofas are from Kravet Furniture, client's guest chairs are upholstered in B. Berger fabric, and the cocktail table is from RJ Thomas.

photo by Jeff Garland

The casually elegant dining room features a made-in-Michigan pendant fixture available through Lighting Resource Studio, and chairs, upholstered in Pindler & Pindler fabric, from RJ Thomas.

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The beautiful Anna French wallpaper through Duralee causes this dining room to sparkle day and night. The chandelier and wall sconces are through Rozmallin as are the sheer white Conrad shades. The glass cabinet is available through RJ Thomas.

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Elegant, dramatic, eclectic, warm and comfortable...words used to describe what the client wanted for her living room. The rich purples, reds and oranges are played out in furnishings & fabrics from Kravet and Brunschwig & Fils.

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With breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, a natural stone fireplace, and the client's pottery and art collection, this room is comfortably inviting. Uholstered pieces from Kravet Furniture, cocktail table from Rozmallin.

photo by Jeff Garland

Pratt & Larson tile through Virginia Tile adds character and charm to this very functional kitchen.

photo by Jeff Garland

Ironware International wall sconces through Rozmallin, Pratt & Larson tiles through Virginia Tile and a rug from Ghiordes Knot make this powder room warm and inviting.

photo by Jeff Garland

A beautiful area rug from Ghiordes Knot is an important design element in the hallway which contains the bar area adjacent to the family room.

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Practical and comfortable, this room provides a year round haven for reading, TV and movie watching. The sectional is from Kravet, upholstered in a Brunschwig & Fils fabric. The chair is in a Ralph Lauren fabric, oriental rugs are from Ghiordes Knot.

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The serene blue tones of the room echo the lake and sky clearly visible through the picture window. The coverlet fabric is from Manuel Canovas through Rozmallin.

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The Guest Bedroom has been dubbed "The Mermaid Room" because of its whimsical nature, its view of the water and the bedside lamps. All fabrics are from Kravet.

photo by Beth Singer

This dramatic, warm, inviting room is furnished with pieces from Baker, a handmade wool rug from Ghiordes Knot and colorful pillows in fabrics from Kravet and from Manuel Canovas through Rozmallin.

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We wanted to make this small but fun powder room "special" because it is the bathroom most often used by guests The vibrant wallpaper is from Thybony from Kravet and the floor tile is Seneca from Virginia Tile.

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This powder room is sophisticated and serene. The beautiful wallpaper is from Winfield Thybony through Kravet and the wall sconces are from City Lights Detroit.

photo by Jeff Garland

This bathroom was completely remodeled, which involved opening up the shower to include a glass wall to let in light from the window. The tile is from Virginia Tile, cabinetry is from Extraordinary Words, and the lighting is from City Lights Detroit.

photo by Jeff Garland

This living room is serene and sophisticated with grays and creams and just a touch of color. The sofas and pillows are from Kravet Furniture, the area rug is from Ghiordes Knot, and the floor lamps are from RJ Thomas.

photo by Jeff Garland

Our goal in designing this kitchen was to make it clean and efficient, contemporary but comfortable. In this home, the eating area also serves as the dining room when entertaining.