From kitchens and baths to space planning and color, five expert interior designers demonstrate how to approach and complete a home renovation in Renovations Done Right on Friday, April 27. The first presentation in the Mid-America Room, Suite 86, begins at 9:30 and the last starts at 3:30 p.m. All presentations will be followed by question-and-answer sessions, and additional advice from the designers in sponsoring showrooms.
Keynote presentations are:
9:30 A.M. | CREATING INCREDIBLE BATHS
Marianne Jones discusses trends, space considerations, finishes, and products. Sponsored by Ann Sacks, Suite 91.
11 A.M. | THE NEW KITCHEN OF YOUR DREAMS
Arturo Sanchez and Barry Harrison talk about selecting cabinets and countertops, space allocation and homeowner needs, as well as trends. Sponsored by EW Kitchens, Suite 93.
12:30 P.M. | SPACE PLANNING
Pamela Livingston-Hardy and Jane Synnestvedt focus on floor plans and how to make the most of them. They’ll also discuss scale, and how to maximize a room’s space. Jane’s presentation is sponsored by The Ghiordes Knot, Suite 20. Pamela’s presentation is sponsored by Robert Allen, Suite 28.
2 P.M. | ABOUT THAT COLOR…
Kevin Serba and John Rattray address choosing the right hue and tone, how to create flow using color, and how to edit it. Sponsored by Schumacher, Suite 110.
3:30 P.M. | THE LIGHTNING ROUND
Anne Strickland, Charles Dunlap, and Michael Coyne conduct short presentations on the topic of their choice, then field any questions about interior design. Sponsored by Theodore Alexander, Suite 30.
There will be additional presentations throughout the day at MDC showrooms. These you do not need to RSVP. Presentations include:
9 A.M. - 5 P.M. | TILE ON DISPLAY
Drop by Virginia Tile to see the many selections of ceramic and natural stone tile that have been featured in renovation projects throughout metro Detroit.
Virginia Tile Company, Suite 100
10 A.M. - 3 P.M. | THE BUZZ ON COLOR
Terry Ellis, owner and principal designer of Room Service Interior Design, together with Design Assistant Meagan Argenti, turn their focus to color, including Millennial Pink, Mix-it-up Metallics, and The Color Formerly Known as (Prince’s) Purple.
Room Service Interior Design, Suite 104-A
10 A.M. - 4 P.M. | DEMO DAY
Live 20/20 demos all day and a product feature on Caesarstone mini slabs’ release of their new colors. Also, a drawing for a Cutco knife.
EW Kitchens, Suite 93
10:30 A.M. | REMODELING TIPS
Steve and Christine Ramaekers, remodeling professionals and owners of Birmingham-based MainStreet Design Build, will share their expertise.
Beaver Tile & Stone, Suite 101
Noon | COLOR PLAY
Designer Linda Shears discusses how pairing art with different fabrics and furniture can transform a room.
Decoroom, Suite 37
Noon - 2 P.M. | ALL ABOUT THE BUDGET
Interior designer and licensed real estate expert Rita O’Brien explains the factors that affect projects of all sizes. Learn how to set a realistic renovation budget and which home improvements will help most with resale.
Rita O’Brien Design Group, Suite 115
Noon - 2 P.M. | FLOOR SHOW
Monarch Plank wood flooring representative Marty Mildren discusses the product line. Also, Tom Hoffmeyer, certified National Wood Flooring Association presenter.
The Ghiordes Knot, Suites 19 & 20
1 - 3 P.M. | CASTING LIGHT ON SHADES
The Huntington Window Fashions staff and Hunter Douglas District Sales Manager Colleen Moscone will discuss Hunter Douglas’ PowerView and integration of motorized blinds and shades into Home Automation systems. Brief presentations by the Hunter Douglas rep are at 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Huntington Window Fashions, Suite 96