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Get Out! Create a Great Outdoor Space

Making the most of our outdoor spaces is top priority these days. To get you started, five top designers show how they created functional open-air living areas that look great and add comfort and value to their clients’ homes all season long.

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Quick Changes for a Big Impact

Getting a fresh start in the new year starts in our own homes. Rooms can be revitalized with a minimum of time and, in many cases, improvements don’t have to cost a great deal. This powder room designed by Margaret Skinner is  proof that a few small changes can transform a space. Four top design pros offer some great advice on how to quickly perk up a tired space.

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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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The Value of Hiring an Interior Designer

Some people know they could use an interior designer’s expertise, but they just don’t know where to begin. Michigan Design Center is here to help. Our pool of Featured Designers are the experts who can help you realize your design dreams.

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