THURSDAY, MARCH 5 | 11:30 A.M.
Daryl Toby of AguaFina Land Art Studio

Daryl Toby, owner and founder of landscape architectural design and installation firm AguaFina Land Art Studio, will present “Creating Client-Focused Outdoor Spaces: The Japanese Garden Philosophy” in the Mid-America Room on Thursday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. Trade professionals are cordially invited to attend, and a complimentary lunch will be served while Daryl speaks and shows images of Sylvan Lake-based AguaFina’s award-winning work. The approach to building a Japanese garden is to design conceptually, sometimes inspired by something as simple as a poem or a painting. The garden is allowed to evolve as it is created, with small details layering it. “Our philosophy borrows from this process and begins by focusing on client-inspired details,” Daryl says. Please RSVP to this complimentary hourlong event by Tuesday, Feb. 25: or 248.649.4772.

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 fine furniture, lighting, flooring, fabric, bedding, artwork, rugs, and accessories.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17 | 12:30 - 2:30 P.M.
Monthly Designer Discussions at Chatham House Lifestyle Gallery

Shelley Knudson and Kali Weber of Chatham House Interior Design invite interior designers to join them in their showroom on the third Tuesday every month for a discussion on relevant industry topics including intellectual property, getting paid what you are worth, client/product relations, building a stronger design community, and more. Please RSVP to by Thursday, March 12, for the next discussion taking place Tuesday, March 17, from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. in Suite 102-A.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19 | 4:30 - 7:30 P.M.
New Collection Launch at Baker Furniture

Trade members are invited to join Baker and McGuire in their showroom, Suite 60, on Thursday, March 19, to celebrate the launch of Baker's new Bespoke ProgramMilling Road Originals collection and McGuire's new collaboration with guest designer Nicole Hollis. In addition, Kindel Furniture will be doing a presentation on their Facets Collection. Browse the featured pieces while enjoying specialty refreshments and networking with fellow trade members. Event sponsored by ASID of Michigan. Kindly RSVP to by Thursday, March 12.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26 | 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Designer Brunch & Learn Hosted by The Ghiordes Knot

Trade professionals are invited to join The Ghiordes Knot for two back-to-back CEU courses on Thursday, March 26, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Mid-America Room. Leah Phillips, co-owner of Delos Custom Rugs, will present each course. Area Rug Constructions will give you insight on rug construction and terminology, followed by Dyed in the Wool, which examines wool as a fiber, as well as the benefits and products available. Brunch and check-in will take place at 10 a.m., followed by the presentations. Each attendee will receive a wool felted bag and there will a drawing for several other giveaways. Please RSVP here by Friday, March 20.

THURSDAY, APRIL 2 | 4 - 7:00 PM
Spring Blooms at E.W. Kitchens – A Bouquet Garni of Intelligent Design & Sublime Cabinetry

Trade members are invited to join E.W. Kitchens in their showroom, Suite 93, to enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and delicious ideas on how to elevate your status to “executive chef of kitchen design” with your clients. Be prepared to be served a smorgasbord of innovative kitchen, bath, pantry, closet, and more, cabinetry and design ideas that will entice your clients and leave them hungry for more. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Jones at by Thursday, March 26. E.W.’s expert kitchen designers are waiting to serve you!

THURSDAY, APRIL 9 | 11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.
Your Choice Flooring Presents: “2020 Flooring & Cabinetry Trends”

Trade members are invited to join Your Choice Flooring in the Mid-America Room, Suite 86, on Thursday, April 9, for a fun and interactive networking event focusing on the latest trends in carpet, hardwood, luxury vinyl flooring, laminates, and tile – as well as kitchen and bath renovation trends. Eric Martoni, owner of Your Choice Flooring, a professional painter and cabinet restorer from Premier Painting and Restoration, and several sales representatives will be on hand with samples to answer your questions. Lunch will be provided. Attendees will be entered in a raffle to win a free carpet cleaning for a whole house. Space is limited, so please RSVP by Friday, April 3, to Marisa at 248.585.0500 or

The Latest

Dreaming about summer already? Now is the perfect time to start planning your outdoor spaces. Naturekast’s hi-density resin door styles, colors, and textures vary widely, but user satisfaction is always supreme! Stop by Suite 93 to learn about this versatile product and bring your summer dreaming to life.

Schumacher has taken the fabric patterns you know and love and made them even more indispensable. The Signature Schumacher collection takes their most popular fabric motifs and turns them into wallcoverings. From head-turning florals to charming trompe l’oeil geometrics, they’re ideal upgrades for rooms.

Wow Second Skin tile

Wow’s new Second Skin is thin porcelain tiles that can be applied over any surface for a decorative sculptural look. Choose the Petal or Isos shape and let your imagination run wild! Available in Ice White Matt or Graphite Matt, Second Skin is suitable for both interior and exterior vertical applications.

Osborne & Little’s Mansfield Park

Osborne & Little’s new Mansfield Park fabric and wallpaper collection offers a modern take on the quintessential English country house, its gardens, and surrounding countryside. The designs take their names from houses, places, and characters featured in Jane Austen novels.

Rebel Carpets & Rugs Bronx broadloom

Chic and modern, the handloomed Bronx broadloom collection from Rebel Carpets & Rugs is very comfortable and easy to use. Its quirky construction of oversized loops in wool with tencel accents gives Bronx a bold and crisp look that will make any interior look fabulous. Available in three soft colorways. Made to order finished rugs available with bindings of your choice.

Dot Stance Rotating Pendant

Embodying modern minimalism, the Dot Stance Rotating Pendant by Peter Bristol for Visual Comfort features a slender tripod style frame suspended from a round ceiling canopy. Made of metal, it showcases a living finish that will patina over time. This pendant has a rotating circular light source with built-in, energy-efficient LED module that can be positioned to deliver softened light where it is needed.

Lee Jofa introduces Manor House, drawing on the company’s legacy of classic design and its English origins. This collection showcases a treasure trove of exclusive prints, weaves, embroideries, and wallpapers, many of which are inspired by documents sourced from Lee Jofa’s archives.

Pendleton II by Sunbrella® draws its inspiration from stories of the Native American experience on the western frontier. Alongside nods to ancient traditions, spiritual connections, and revered tribal leaders, the collection also pays homage to America’s National Parks and life in the great outdoors.

Valentino Marble

The design of the Valentino Marble collection goes beyond the classic patterns of marble/print surfaces, to dress residential and commercial spaces with an eclectic and luxurious style. Utilizing fine and exclusive natural marbles, the line features a palette ranging from light to dark, simple to bold, and are available in either polished and matte finish. Exclusively at Cercan Tile, Suite 94.

Safira recliner

Safira is back by popular demand! The contemporary but elegant Safira recliner swivels 360 degrees and is available in leather or fabric with many swivel option finishes and styles. Stop by Suite 34 to learn more.

Hartmann&Forbes Jazz Series window covering

Introducing the Jazz Series from the Hartmann&Forbes 2020 collection. This woven-to-size grass weave is inspired by the visual rhythm of classical guitar strings. Jazz imbues the tonal qualities of a bygone era, yet leans toward the future.

Vervain Uptown Toile

New York designer Sasha Bikoff’s new fabric collection for Vervain includes daring upholstery and whimsical original toiles that are sure to delight. Sasha uses illustrations that weave together modern iconography and represent her own generation within a traditional toile de Jouy, Uptown Toile.

Theodore Alexander Custom Palette Program

Theodore Alexander believes color is key when making your home a reflection of you. They created the Theodore Alexander Custom Palette Program to give you the tools you need to add color and your own personal touch. Start creating your dream home with the help of custom painted pieces from Theodore Alexander. Stop by Suite 30 or visit for more information.

Bardiglio Imperial tile

A rare stone from Italy, Bardiglio Imperial's bluish-grey shading is loosely punctuated by deep grey to stark white veining that randomly streaks across the surface. The shades of grey drift across the tile face in a smoky cadence creating a dimensional, neutral backdrop, its soft coloration complementing virtually any color palette. Available in 12 x 24”, 9 x 9”, and 18 x 18” field tiles.