Events

MONDAY, JUNE 3 | 11 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Maximizing Tile Installation with Trim Profiles CEU

Virginia Tile invites design professionals to join Craig Weiss, Commercial Sales Manager for Schluter Systems, for a presentation in the Mid-America Room on how trim profiles improve the integrity of tile installations and increase the versatility of tile in various applications, including floors, walls, countertops, and more. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, May 24, to Kristen Fantin at KFantin@schluter.com or 586.255.5049.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 | 5 - 8 P.M.
 | Suite 82
“The Unexpected Mix” Trade Reception

RJ Thomas, Ltd. and Judy Frankel Antiques are collaborating to bring you an ongoing series, “The Unexpected Mix: The Beauty of Mixing Old with New,” in which notable designers combine contemporary furnishings with antiques in their vignettes. The next designers are Dan Davis and Amy Vucaj, whose vignettes will be on display from June 1 - July 15. Trade members are invited to a reception with food and drinks on Wednesday, June 5, from 5 - 8 p.m. in Suite 82 of the RJ Thomas showroom. Please RSVP by Friday, May 24, to info@rjthomasltd.com or 248.822.1300.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 | 1 - 3 P.M. | Suite 82
“The Unexpected Mix” Meet & Greet

RJ Thomas, Ltd. and Judy Frankel Antiques are collaborating to bring you an ongoing series, “The Unexpected Mix: The Beauty of Mixing Old with New,” in which notable designers combine contemporary furnishings with antiques in their vignettes. The next designers are Dan Davis and Amy Vucaj. The public is invited to see the vignettes and meet Dan, Amy, and Judy, from 1 - 3 p.m. in Suite 82 of the RJ Thomas showroom.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18 | 11:30 A.M.
Lunch & Learn: “Trends in the Workplace”

Trade professionals are invited to join ISCG and Haworth for a Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, June 18,at 11:30 a.m. in the Mid-America Room. Meredith Vyn from Michigan manufacturer Haworth will offer a presentation on trends that are shaping the workplace and beyond. Meredith has worked in the field of interior design in various capacities for more than 20 years, is a graduate of Michigan State University, and also serves as an adjunct professor at the College for Creative Studies. ISCG, the only Best in Class Haworth dealer in the area, will also be on hand to present how they can support the design community with products and services. Attendees will have the chance to win a fantastic prize as well! RSVP to kmcgerty@iscginc.com or via Eventbrite.

“The Year in Design”: A Keepsake

Recently, MDC hosted a gala party, “The Year in Design,” which celebrated the fine work of metro Detroit’s trade professionals. We asked interior designers to submit a few images of what they considered their favorite work over the last year. Here’s a pictorial souvenir of their spectacular designs.

THURSDAY, JULY 18 | 2 - 4 p.m.
“Sit Safe with Office Ergonomics” CEU

Trade professionals are invited to attend a continuing education course at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, to define ergonomics and build a foundation to understand how the principles of ergonomics relate to the workplace. West Michigan Office Interiors is partnering with HON Office Furniture in a certified CEU course for local designers. This one-hour class in the Mid-America Room will be followed by hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and social networking. Credit 0.1. Please RSVP by Monday, June 24, to sales@wmoi.com or 616.795.4628.

The Latest

Visit Suite 122 to learn more about their new collection designed by acclaimed interior designer Ray Booth for Hickory Chair. Ray's collection was introduced at the 2019 April High Point market and includes bedroom, dining room (pictured), and living room pieces that reflect Ray's philosophy that a home should be felt as much as seen.

Resembling the shifting beauty of a marbled surface, Zola is an in-stock porcelain tile that is suitable for indoor wall and flooring applications. The collection is offered in a neutral palette with a wide range of field sizes, a mosaic, and finishing trims.

Veere Greeney for Schumacher

Inspired by his home in Tangier, Veere Greeney melds English country charm with Moroccan flair in this elegant collection of fabric and wallcoverings for Schumacher. With familiar florals, versatile stripes, and enchanting, exotic motifs – in easy-to-use palettes – these versatile designs hit all the right notes.

Lillian August for Hickory White

Decades of design and textile expertise gives Lillian August for Hickory White a unique, dramatic perspective. The result? Highly coveted furniture and accessories that answer to today’s lifestyles. The brand blends fashion-forward, contemporary style with the timeless glamour of the past.

Kate Spade New York: Amusements

Kravet introduces its second collection with global life-and-style brand Kate Spade New York: Amusements. Featuring a playful mix of signature bold, surprising prints and woven geometrics, this collection is layered with sophisticated boucle and velvet textures, as well as innovative and whimsical drapery. The color palette ranges from bolder hues like navy and black to softer tones including aqua and blush, and is grounded in classic neutrals like linen, camel, and ivory.

Trailing Orchid wall covering

Folium, a wallpaper collection from Osborne & Little’s spring 2019 offering, is a grouping of decorative wallpapers with a contemporary botanical theme. Shown here is Trailing Orchid, a large-scale digital print available in two colorways. Smaller-scale coordinating designs complete the collection.

TASK Lighting

E.W. Kitchens can design your kitchen and light it to your exact specifications. TASK Lighting is an innovative and flexible system that can add virtually invisible under-cabinet lighting, provide a warm glow to the interior of your cabinets, add color-changing mood lighting in your bath or custom closet, and illuminate floating and built-in shelves. Stop by Suite 93 to discuss the possibilities.

Sferra Giza 45 Percale bed linens

Grown in the Nile river valley and woven by master craftsmen in Italy, the Sferra Giza 45 Percale bed linen collection is made of the finest cotton in the world. Stop by Suite 111 to learn more about their fine lines of luxury bedding and bed linens.

Cava, a glazed porcelain tile from Vallelunga & Co., simulates the look of genuine Italian marble with its soft, seemingly random veining in shades of black and white. Available in larger-sized field tiles and seven decorative mosaic patterns.

The Freelay LVT Collection brings new aesthetics and improved comfort and acoustics to Milliken’s Luxury Vinyl Tiles. From the natural looks of wood, bamboo, and stone to modern woven textures and abstract patterning, Freelay creates new options for quality flooring installations. Phthalate-free and all production waste is recycled into backing production.

Regency fabric collection

This new group of five unique and visually exciting fabrics were inspired by the timeless yet eclectic Hollywood Regency style. The worldly influence of chinoiserie and botanical motifs evoke a sense of wanderlust. The bold mix of eye-catching patterns and vibrant colors signify both opulence and comfort, making these fabrics the perfect choice for anyone looking to add pops of glamour to their space.

Hartmann&Forbes Michael S. Smith Collection

Michael S. Smith is well known for his signature blend of European Classicism and American Modernism. The Michael S. Smith Collection exudes a well-travelled, comfortable sensibility. The blending of historically-referenced patterns in bold, simple colors, combined with the textural detailing expected from Hartmann&Forbes, offers a fresh collection of natural window and wallcoverings.

Hampton Medium Chandelier by AERIN

Elegantly finished in gleaming gild, the Hampton Medium Chandelier by AERIN features a shade of brass leaf-like layers. The fixture requires three candelabra bulbs and illuminates a soft shadowy glow. The Hampton is also available in silver leaf and plaster white.

High Gloss Sappy Walnut Veneer cabinet

This beautiful double-sink bathroom vanity is created in a Sappy Walnut Veneer flat panel Lucerne door with a High Gloss Finish by Rutt Hand Crafted Cabinetry. Featured at the 2019 Architectural Digest Show in New York, this display can be seen in the Gardner Builders showroom, Suite 106. Walnut is an up-and-coming trend and is becoming the most requested wood for cabinetry today.

Wilshire upholstered chair

Clean enough for the coast, warm enough for the lodge, the Wilshire upholstered chair from Theodore Alexander’s Composition collection is a modern classic. Shown in leather with an oak veneer base, this comfortable seat is also available as a swivel chair.

The Tariff by John Richard

The Tariff, by John Richard, is an eight-light pendant with a remote-control fan concealed behind a façade of faceted marquise crystals. The 36” (height) by 33” (diameter) “antique” silver pendant includes a remote control and LED dimmable lighting.