James Douglas Interiors

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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Vacation Spots as Design Muses III

We embark on the final leg of our virtual summer vacation with visits to Capri and Scotland.

Sunny Italy was seductive for Jimmy Angell, of James Douglas Interiors, particularly the island of Capri. He recalls its enchanting allure with fondness. “Capri was such a sensory experience: the fresh scent of lemon and the beautiful colors in the landscape. A certain calm comes over you.”

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Winter Whites for 2016

Pantone’s 2016 color of the year will be announced soon, but we have already seen a dominant trend among recent color forecasts that is very fitting for the upcoming season; White, specifically shades of off-white, is the top color choice from paint manufacturers next year. Here’s a look at how a few of metro Detroit’s top designers incorporated these white hues into their designs.

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2015 – The Year of the Bathroom Remodel

2015 is officially here, and while personal resolutions are a great way to improve one’s physical and mental health, it’s important not to forget the brick-and-mortar that keeps our families safe and sound. We asked designers and MDC showroom staff alike what interior design resolutions they made for 2015. We quickly learned that bathroom renovations were the most popular design project on people’s to-do lists:

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