Barry Harrison

When to Splurge and When to Save

Mixing high-end items with more moderately priced pieces to stay on a client’s budget is a balancing act that professional interior designers are adept at handling with skill and taste. Designers know when and how to choose a more affordable piece in a room without sacrificing the space’s cohesion or impact, such as in this example by Dan Davis Design. Find out how designers accomplish this as they share some of the tricks of their trade. MDC’s Sample Sale is March 13-14, so maybe you can find a furnishing that mixes well in your space.

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Renovations Done Right Recap

Recently, MDC hosted our “Renovations Done Right” event featuring multiple presentations covering a variety of renovation-themed topics from kitchens and baths to space planning, color, and more. Several of the day’s presenters revisited their topics and provided a recap with their top renovation tips.

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Outdoor Small Wonders

An expansive outdoor space may be alluring, but a well-designed small space can create an intimate and cozy environment when hosting guests outdoors. Whether it’s a welcoming front porch connecting a homeowner with their neighborhood or a secret backyard oasis, these small outdoor spaces are sure to please.

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Fall Décor

Autumn is a special time of year, especially in Michigan, where the leaves turn all shades of red, rust, and gold. With the days shorter and the nights longer, we turn our lights on earlier and spend more time indoors. As the seasons change, so should our décor, so we asked some of the area’s top designers to share their tried-and-true décor tips for fall.

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Get Organized!

Great design not only beautifies our homes, it enhances our lives.  Here’s a look at how several of metro Detroit’s top designers incorporated clever organizational concepts into their clients’ homes.

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