design tips

Designers’ Go-to Colors

Whether you’re looking to make a bold statement or create a neutral background, updating a room’s paint color is a simple way to make an immediate impact. Several top designers share their tried-and-true favorite colors they rely on again and again in their design projects.

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Design Tips: Open Shelving

Window Treatments

With spring right around the corner, windows take center stage as our thoughts turn to balmy breezes and the sun-filled days ahead. Top designers share their tips for creating window treatments that frame the view and finish the room beautifully.

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Open Floor Plans

While prior to World War II, most homes had a central hallway that provided access to separate rooms with specific functions, innovations in construction materials and a more casual lifestyle have given way to homes with more open concepts. Several of the area’s top interior designers share their tips for creating functional open floor plans for their clients’ homes.

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You’ll Thank Us!

Thanksgiving is a special time of year that calls us to gather with family members, enjoy a wonderful feast, and reminisce on cherished memories while creating new ones. As many of us will soon reflect on what we have to be grateful for, we thought it appropriate to ask a few of the area’s top designers to reflect on their work experiences, and share their design tips that always leave their clients saying, "Thank you!"

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A Casual Conversation

Designer Jennifer Taylor’s vision when creating this unique space was one of a relaxed nature, using only materials of a casual tone. While the end result here was a laid-back meeting space sure to keep the conversation lasting for hours, these tips from Jennifer are sure to keep you on track when making any design decision, regardless of the project.

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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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