Ann-Marie Anton

Creating Work/Study Spaces at Home

These days, more people are working from home, at least some of the time, and many students are dividing their time between in-person and online classes. Three top designers share their advice on how to make work/study areas clean and functional without surrendering beauty and warmth, an example being this home office designed by Dayna Flory Rasschaert.

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Top-Shelf Advice

Ideally, shelves should bring clarity and order to a space. But too often they become a repository for random knick-knacks, clutter, and out-of-scale items. Balancing creativity with practicality, designers know how to maximize shelf space and make it look attractive. In November, designers Shelley Knudson and Kali Weber led a Launch! tour at MDC on “How to Style Shelves Like an Interior Designer.” Learn what advice they offered, along with tips from three other fine designers, including Jimmy Angell, whose work is pictured.

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Open Shelving

Total Transformations

MDC’s “Total Transformations” Home Tour was a great success, so we thought it appropriate to highlight some of the dramatic transformations that were on display during the tour, as well as several additional renovations completed by the area’s top designers.

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Small but Mighty

Although they are often one of the smaller spaces in the home, powder rooms can make quite a large impact with carefully chosen fixtures and design elements. And while a high-style powder room is great, it is important to also consider the functionality of the space. See how a few of the area’s top designers helped create small but mighty powder rooms for their clients.

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Vacation Homes

While permanent residences in Michigan are concentrated mainly in the state’s southern metropolitan areas, Michiganders’ vacation homes are located primarily in more rural areas in the northern part of the state with amenities close by. And as Michiganders near their retirement, a goal for many is to own a winter home located in a warmer climate such as Florida or Arizona. A few of metro Detroit’s top designers shared their clients’ relaxing vacation homes.

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Redesign Round-Up

Michigan Design Center invites top designers to transform our lobby each month, creating an ever-changing environment that reflects very diverse design aesthetics. Designers select items from our showrooms, design the space, and share their tips for pulling it all together.

As 2015 draws to an end, we thought it appropriate to revisit each of these unique lobby designs and share the design tips from the talented designers who created them.

ANN-MARIE'S TOP TIPS

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Great Design

A well-designed home often has several distinct design features throughout the main living area that merge together to create a beautifully-orchestrated home. Through the month of September, MDC will be celebrating great design features that make our homes special. Here are some of our favorites:

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