interior design

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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Mantel Décor

The holidays are right around the corner and many of us will be adorning our fireplace mantels with seasonal favorites. But the holidays aren’t the only opportunity to dress up this key focal point in many homes. We asked a few of the area’s top designers to share their tips for creating a stunning mantel.

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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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Fashion in Design

The fashion industry has historically influenced interior design. Although fashion was once reliably the forecast leader ahead of design, today’s climate is different, with design sometimes setting the trends. Here are some examples of what we’re seeing this fall.

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A Tudor Transformed

So often, shelter magazines print glossy feature stories that describe the many changes made to a space that took it from so-so to spectacular, but we’re left to imagine what the space looked like before the work began. Case in point, designer Kevin Serba recently renovated his own Birmingham Tudor, the home featured in the cover story from our latest Michigan Design Center @home magazine. Kevin restored many original elements in his home, while adding thoughtful modern touches, to create a warm, inviting place to relax and entertain guests.

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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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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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