Michigan Design Center Sample Sale

Don’t miss the opportunity to save big on designer home furnishings at MDC’s once-yearly Sample Sale. Deep discounts await you on furniture, lighting, flooring, fabric, bedding, artwork, rugs, and accessories.

MONDAY, MARCH 25 | 1 P.M. | CEU at Designer Furniture Services + Fabrics

Trade members, please join Designer Furniture Services + Fabrics, Suite 22, on March 25 at 1 p.m. for a presentation and CEU training on decorative hardware from Karen Cooper of Paris Texas Hardware and The Finial Company. Karen will answer questions and demystify the process of selecting hardware, including motorization, to make the process less intimidating. Explore the broad mix of drapery hardware and special collections and one-of-a-kind creations! A light lunch and dessert will be served in the showroom. RSVP to or 248.332.7260, ext. 213.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 | 3 P.M. | See Glant Textiles’ Spring Line at Tennant & Associates

Trade members are invited to view Glant’s new spring line of textiles at the Tennant & Associates showroom, Suite 61, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. Enjoy wine and cheese as Mike Bauer of Glant Textiles unveils the company’s vibrant spring offerings and answers questions. Please RSVP or 248.643.6140.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 | NOON - 1 P.M. | Benjamin Moore CEU: Why Pigments Matter

Trade members are invited to join Beth Maguire, Architectural & Design Representative for Benjamin Moore, for a presentation in the Mid-America Room, Suite 86, that explores how your color choices can affect the appearance and performance of architectural paints. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to by Monday, April 1. This CEU is 1.0 LU for IDCEC & AIA.

“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.

The Latest

Cercan Tile imports the most luxurious material nature has to offer. Sophisticated use of porcelain, marble, stone, and ceramic tile are employed to create designs that are on trend, yet timeless and elegant.

The new Laura Kirar collection for Baker is a grouping of eclectic pieces that represent a passionate commitment to discovery and reveal Kirar’s love of travel. From a singular chaise to ocean-inspired side chairs, a distinctively beautiful chest, and beyond, they embrace wide-ranging influences, including Art Deco, Moorish, and European detailing.

Glant Spring 2019 fabric collection

The Glant Spring 2019 Collection explores and captures the essence of exotic and inspiring locales. Comprised of mohair, boucle, and chenille yarns spun to Glant’s meticulous specifications, these gorgeous textures are available in both solids and patterns. From soft neutrals to earthy and vivid, the colorations found in Glant Spring 2019 are sure to inspire the most discerning tastes.

Paintbox from Carlucci's Treasures Of Time fabric collection

For spring 2019, Carlucci introduces the Treasures of Time fabric collection with a focus firmly on the unusual and unique. Precious artifacts and iconic mid-century elements encounter the technical finesse of the Bauhaus era. Shown here is Paintbox, a colorful pattern that’ll bring joy to any room.

Precedent upholstered furniture

For over 30 years, Precedent has created contemporary upholstered furniture with exceptional craftmanship and uncompromising attention to detail. While maintaining a strong commitment to sustainability, they provide premium products with superior quality. With over 500 fabrics, dozens of finishes, and endless ways to customize any piece, Precedent brings your designs to life.

Mallorca by Alexa Hampton

Kravet introduces Mallorca, its fourth collection with esteemed interior designer Alexa Hampton. Mallorca is a celebration of Hampton's global travels and her appreciation of world culture. Incorporating a striking color palette, ethnic design motifs, and a medley of warm texture, the collection evokes the rich cultural landscape and distinct Spanish influence of its city of origin.

Contourz by Lunada Bay Tile

Lunada Bay Tile elevates concrete tile through engineering and artistry to deliver surfaces with modern shapes and colors. Contourz three-dimensional tiles transform walls into sculpture, and its flat field tiles create an atmosphere that ranges from quiet elegance to industrial. Specially engineered to the highest durability for residential and commercial installations, Contourz is perfect for any design project.

Henri Framed Jewel Wall Sconce

New in the City Lights Detroit showroom is the Henri Framed Jewel Wall Sconce by designer Suzanne Kasler. Featuring a rectangular crystal core framework beneath a simple linen shade, the sconce balances boldness and versatility along with glamour and sophistication. Shown in hand-rubbed antique brass, it is also available in polished nickel.

The latest from Stout – Inside Out - No Boundaries – is a collection of performance fabrics that has the characteristics of durable indoor fabrics married with outdoor technology. Features 50,000+ rubs, pill-resistant, stain/liquid-resistant, easy to clean, fade-resistant, and anti-mildew. Made in the U.S.A. Exclusively at Designer Furniture Services + Fabrics.

Plaster has been used for centuries as a wall and flooring application, as well as by artisans who appreciated its sculptural qualities and finished velvety surface. Ann Sacks’ exclusive Salluto porcelain hails from Italy and provides the surface depth and smooth hand-planed appeal like that of fine-laid plaster. Available in micro mosaic (shown here) and rectangular field tile.

Schumacher's Primitive Beauty collection

Feeling a bit of wanderlust? Schumacher’s latest collection, Primitive Beauty, celebrates colorful tribal motifs and fascinating textile traditions, allowing you to create romantic, layered rooms that you’ll never want to leave. Inspired by textile traditions ranging from Ukrainian embroidery to Peruvian weaving, the fabrics and trims possess a cultivated, global flair.

Cella Carpet reversible indoor outdoor broadloom

New to The Ghiordes Knot, Cella Carpet offers flatweave indoor/outdoor broadloom that is both durable and reversible. Available in 13’ width, this broadloom comes in patterns and colors that are perfect for outdoor spaces and custom rugs. Cella Carpet is sold exclusively at The Ghiordes Knot in this area.

Jamie Drake Collection furniture

The Jamie Drake Collection for Theodore Alexander expresses his signature look of sophisticated lines and mixed materials. The Pearls cocktail table has an elegant striated bevelled edge marble top with a standout polished brass ball necklace base. The Venus sofa is uniquely styled with a softly curved back that sweeps into dramatic armrests on each end.

Pindler Exclusive Wanderlust Collection

Pindler is pleased to present new additions to the Exclusive Wanderlust Collection, an inspired and luxurious grouping of fabrics that embody the idea of wanderlust. Through the use of various techniques of embellishment and weaving, these fabrics make you travel to a destination in your mind and envision a bold, beautiful room setting.

Samuel & Sons Amalfi trim collection

Amalfi is a new collection of jumbo cotton/linen tassel and brush fringes, borders, and cords inspired by coastal living along the Mediterranean, designed by Samuel & Sons. Taking its cue from the colorful fishing villages, glistening waves, and lemon blossoms along the coast, the Amalfi collection evokes a rough-hewn, casual aesthetic.

Dawn 24 by M2C Studio

See the newest in M2C Studio lighting, custom-designed and crafted in a coastal beach town in North Carolina by Stuart and Leyla Gans, at Chatham House Lifestyle Gallery. Italian tassel and fringe lighting is available in 16 colorways and several frame options. These contemporary chandeliers and sconces are sure to complement any casual chic space. Featured here is Dawn 24 in Vapor Blue.