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Perennial Favorites

Michigan Design Center opened 40 years ago, and many design trends have come and gone since 1977. We can all rejoice that shag carpet, avocado and harvest gold appliances, and flocked wallpaper have gone the way of the Ford Pinto and AMC Gremlin. However, there are still some trends popular in the ’70s that have staying power to this day. We asked a few MDC showroom managers to think back over the last four decades and share one or two trends that continue to have relevance today.


Heirloom Quality

The words “heirloom quality” are often applied to home furnishings, but what exactly qualifies to merit the description? As the term suggests, it’s a product of such fine caliber that it’s something that could easily be passed down from generation to generation, just as one would a piece of heirloom jewelry. It’s an investment piece in which no detail has been overlooked. It’s something that’s been hand-crafted and with only the finest materials. And it’s a piece you’re proud to own and worthy to be handed down to succeeding generations.


Green Design

With Earth Day right around the corner, we’re highlighting a few of the many products at MDC that are environmentally sustainable. Whether it’s flooring, fabric, surface materials or windowcoverings, we’ve got the goods you’ll feel good about putting in your home.