News & Events

TUESDAY, JULY 27 | 10 A.M., 10:30 A.M. & 11 A.M.
July Mini-Sessions in the RC

Join ART + FRAME and Pewabic for one or two informative 20-minute presentations at their booths in the Resource Center, Suite 84. ART + FRAME will explore the various options available in custom framing and Pewabic will explain the timeless nature of their hand-crafted tiles and rich glazes.

Pewabic will be selling an assortment of tiles, vases, and pottery from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Visit Suite 84 to buy a keepsake for yourself or someone special. Cash and credit will be accepted.

Launch! Session: “Style and Function”

Beauty is in the details and is appreciated most when it exemplifies function. Amanda Sinistaj, founder of Ellwood Interiors, will be sharing her top tips for creating stylish spaces that are surprisingly functional. Enjoy great conversation and learn several different ways in which style and function can complement each other during this inspirational Launch! Session on July 29 at 10 a.m. in the Mid-America Room, Suite 86. Gift bags will be provided to those attending. 

Launch! events are complimentary, but space is limited. If you’re interested, contact Emily at or 248.649.4772 to reserve your place. 

Hunter Douglas Now Available at Decoroom

Decoroom is expanding their window treatments specialties to the next level and becoming a full-line dealer of Hunter Douglas. Visit Decoroom in Suite 38 and see how Hunter Douglas window treatments can transform the light in any space, elevating everyday living and defining the mood of your unique and beautiful space.

Theodore Alexander Floor Sample Sale

Let your imagination run free with Theodore Alexander pieces ranging from traditional to modern, providing the perfect accent piece for any room, or overall space. Shop their Floor Sample Sale in Suite 30 today at Michigan Design Center to get prices up to 75% off for a limited time only! 

The Ghiordes Knot presents: "Coordinating Carpet with Construction and Color"

Join your fellow trade professionals for a lively discussion on coordinating carpet with construction and color while exploring the different variations of carpet and their best applications. Paul Johnson, principal designer at Dan Davis Design, is an expert in carpet construction with many years in the industry and is exceptionally versed in mixing colors and patterns. Light morning refreshment will be provided.

Ready-to-Take Furniture Sale at Hickory Chair

Hickory Chair Interior Design Showroom has your time-sensitive furniture needs covered with a large inventory of ready-to-take furniture for immediate delivery. Numerous sofas, tables, chairs, mirrors, and accessories are all available in their showroom, Suite 122,  with deep discounts up to 80% off regular retail until August 31.

Designers’ Own Homes Virtual Home Tour

Michigan Design Center’s fifth “Designers’ Own Homes” Tour will be held virtually from Friday, September 17 - Monday, September 27. This video presentation tour will provide an intimate glimpse into the personal homes of six seasoned professional interior designers, including the residences of Dawn Jacobs, Annie Kordas, Rachel Nelson, and Cheryl Nestro along with the vacation homes of Barry Harrison and Kevin Serba. The homes span the state of Michigan, from the Grosse Pointes to Saugatuck, with several spectacular stops in between, showcasing the wide variety of designers who live there. All net proceeds will benefit Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and their non-commercial, educational programming. Single tickets are $25, or host a watch party for $40. Watch party ticketholders will be entered to win a $1000 gift certificate for a shopping spree at Michigan Design Center! Sales will begin in early August, so stay tuned for more details.

The Latest

Savoy Prints is a stunning graphic addition to the larger Savoy tile collection and is available in three gorgeous colorways: blue and white, tonal black, and tonal white. Explore unlimited possibilities by combining with Savoy Classic to create custom patterns and color blends for the ultimate in bespoke design expression.

At the heart of any home is the kitchen and, with the boom in cafe-culture, it is also at the core of the modern office. Boxlife is a new modular system that allows you to house your entire kitchen behind retractable doors. Bring the staff together for coffee, conversation, and collaborations with a centrally located and stylish hideaway kitchen.

Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting's Azu Round Chandelier

Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting's Azu Round Chandelier is inspired by the craftsmanship of high-end jewelry, runway fashion looks, and the loveliness of nature itself. The name Azu is short for Azucena and in Spanish translates to “Madonna Lily.” This 34.5" round chandelier's shade comes in white, champagne, and black with silver inner lining. Finishes are white, silver, and gold.

Hearst Castle Collection

Pindler is excited to present several new additions to its popular Hearst Castle Collection. Inspired by a trip Pindler’s design team made to the historic site in the summer of 2019, these exclusive new additions come 23 years after the launch of the original collection. The new designs capture the timeless elegance and lavishness of the castle in a sophisticated, saturated color palette.

Cristallo Quartzite

Leonardo's newest shipment of Cristallo Quartzite varies from crystal clear to heavily veined. This beautiful product is translucent and can be lit up in a kitchen, bathroom, or bar project. This natural quartzite screams luxurious with its compelling appearance and unmatched durability.

Minakari Wallpaper from Designers Guild

Minakari Wallpaper from Designers Guild is an extraordinary group of wallpapers using a variety of printing techniques and styles to offer true versatility. From statement large scale panels of kaleidoscopic flowers to gently distressed damask motifs and smaller scale, highly complex floral studies, dynamic flocked papers, and softly textured contemporary surface prints – the collection has something for everyone.

Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair was inspired by pieces that she has collected over the years. The new collection is a sophisticated blend of intricately detailed, hand-crafted wood products, as well as tailored upholstered pieces. Architectural elements are highlighted with modern details and clean lines for a timeless look.

Inspired by the Golden Age of French decor, The Tavel Collection is expertly crafted to offer a timeless design to any space. Shop this collection in Suite 30 along with other expertly crafted pieces from Theodore Alexander.

World View II

Introducing World View II, Schumacher’s latest collection. Travel around the world by simply walking through a home adorned with colorful Leland Stripe, unique Elko Plaid, or blue Bensley Boucle. Visit the Schumacher showroom to get a memo of these light, colorful fabrics, just in time for summer! 

Beautyrest Black

Beautyrest Black is made with innovative features like an advanced temperature management system to promote sleeping cool throughout the night and premium materials to provide exceptional comfort. Stop by Suite 111 to learn more.

Luisa Large Table Lamp

The Luisa Large Table Lamp in Emerald Green by Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort is simple yet sleek. Crafted of glazed ceramic with brass details and a linen drum shade, the lamp pairs well. It is also available in denim, polar blue, and white crackle finishes. 

Stroheim Synchronicity trim

Synchronicity is the latest chapter in Leading Edge trimmings from Stroheim. This line of decorative tapes incorporates an expansive range of artisanal techniques achieving unique, distinctive designs. Visit Suite 22 to view the entire collection of decorative trimmings.

A return to the romance of style. Barbara Barry’s 12-piece capsule collection for Baker encompasses seating, tables, storage, and a bed that showcase a modern take on graceful, soft forms for the home.

Deeply rooted in classicism with a soulful vibe, Bohème II With Linherr Hollingsworth places a strong focus on art and architecture, picking up where the designer left off with her first lifestyle collection, featuring fabric, trim, and wallcovering.

Hartmann&Forbes Tatami windowcovering

A thick warp of double-twisted palm yarns yields a textural landscape that conjures traditional Japanese mats in the Tatami window shade from Hartmann&Forbes. Hand-knotted fibers in two earthy colors combine to form a tonal grid pattern while allowing light to pass through like a dimensional screen. 

Tamarian Anima rug

New from Tamarian, the Anima rug is a contemporary pattern using organic diamond shapes on a light-colored ground for a fun and fresh addition to any room. Hand-knotted in 100% Tibetan wool by artisans in Nepal. Available in standard sizes.

Mouser Cabinetry

A perfect option for a minimalistic look is Mouser Cabinetry’s new integrated handle cabinetry doors and drawers. Available on all Euro-style doors, this handle-free cabinetry opens by simply placing your fingers on the hidden C-edges built into the doors and drawers. Currently available in silver, champagne, and black, this style of cabinetry provides a distinctive and functional contemporary look, eliminating the need for extra adornments in your kitchen.

New Verellen samples

Chatham House Lifestyle Gallery has some new and exciting 2021 Verellen samples now on display in their showroom with more pieces arriving daily. Owners Shelley Knudson and Kali Weber are excited to share the new introductions, timeless classics, and stunning accessories they collected during their trip to this year's High Point Market.