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4 michigan design center @home 2018 27 6 WELCOME LETTER 7 WARM WELCOME These designers prove that a grand entrance ensures a favorable first impression. 11 ROOMS WITH A BLOOM Using lush tropical foliage, bold floral prints, and winding vines in fabrics and wallcoverings is a natural way to bring the outdoors in. 16 WHAT’S YOUR STYLE? Getting a handle on what is meant by contemporary, traditional, transitional, and farmhouse style. 22 TRUE BLUE Whether it’s French blue, indigo, turquoise, or cobalt, blue accessories and furnishings show how versatile the hue is. 27 A BEAUTY ON THE BAY Old and new mingle seamlessly in a lovely Harbor Springs cottage designed by Serba Interiors. 38 FOCUS ON FABRICS Some MDC fabric showrooms weigh in with the latest trends. 43 RADICAL RENOVATION Refurbishing a home doesn’t have to be stressful and arduous, as designer Amy Miller Weinstein’s approach to revamping her Birmingham home attests. Photo by Justin Maconochie Contents 50

5 michigandesign.com 50 WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW There’s nothing like candlelight (or a palely illuminated electric fixture) to impart instant atmosphere to a space. 52 MIXED METALS Be bold and don’t be timid about blending different types of metals in lighting, furniture, or kitchen and bath fixtures. 56 STRIKING SURROUNDS It’s been said that the hearth is the heart of the home, and six interior designers share their projects to lend credence to the old saying. 60 BALANCING ACTS Balance has always been an important factor in interior design, but sometimes a jolt of asymmetry can add flair to a space. 64 IT’S A SURPRISE Designers demonstrate how adding an element of surprise can make a room feel fresh. E I GH T H I S S U E Cover photo: Beth Singer 22 52

MDC INTRODUCES LAUNCH! Welcome to our eighth edition of Michigan Design Center @home! It is again our pleasure to bring you stories of beautifully executed design projects and product selections from our nearly 40 gorgeous showrooms. Whether you’re dreaming of a comfortable cottage up north or planning a total transformation of your current living space, we’ve got you covered. For those who are planning to get a home project or two off the ground this year, we are happy to introduce our new tour series calledLaunch! If you are ready to get going but aren’t sure of the best place to start, join us for focused, designer-led tours that zero in on specific design project topics. You’ll get great advice from a professional designer and see the products that will pull the whole thing together. Watch for tour announcements on facebook.com/michigandesign. MDC celebrated our 40th anniversary last year by taking on a design project of our own: Fresh décor throughout the building. Knowing the immeasurable value a professional designer brings to a project, we tapped Michael Coyne of Michael Coyne Design Detroit to take the lead and reimagine our common areas. It was his vision of creating collaborative spaces in the lobby where creative types can meet, review plans and finish samples, and recharge electronic devices. If you haven’t seen it, please visit soon! We think you’ll love it as much as we do. As always, we thank the professionals in our showrooms, who are dedicated to bringing you the newest, finest products available anywhere, and who offer the expert knowledge that helps bring them to life. And thank you to our trade members, who inspire us every day as they create the wellplanned environments where we live and work. It’s a great community of people, and we’re proud to be a part of it. 6 michigan design center @home 2018 Michigan Design Center | 1700 Stutz Drive | Troy, Michigan 48084 | 248.649.4772 | michigandesign.com Welcome Jim Danto Susan Todebush President, Michigan Design Center EVP / General Manager, Michigan Design Center Photo by Beth Singer

7 michigandesign.com Warm Welcome The entryway is as personal to the homeowner as what is inside the home. Making a first impression is important, and these designers make use of color, accessories, and natural materials to make each entrance a direct reflection of those who dwell within. – Emily Crawford Just minutes from the hustle and bustle of busy life, this modern country home is a welcome respite. The warm materials and coloration, as well as the very specific placement on the property by architect Arik Green, are all elements that make this home so special and welcoming.” – Jill Schumacher RARIDEN SCHUMACHER MIO & CO. Photo by Justin Maconochie “

8 michigan design center @home 2018 The welcoming front door of this modern farmhouse was the ideal spot to incorporate found items, which add greatly to the time-worn feeling we wanted to give this brand-new home. A pair of vintage cracker tins were wired to create the one-of-a-kind sconces, and a tree root from the property became a stunning natural planter.” – Krista Nye Nicholas CLOTH & KIND Photos by Sarah Dorio “ A cozy wood swing on the front porch features a mix of patterned blue throw pillows. A wicker chair provides additional seating and frames the space around a red tasseled rug. Plants add color and the perfect finish to the design.

9 michigandesign.com Front doors are vitally important; they are one of the first things people see as they enter your home and they set the tone for the experience to come. For the front door of this home, we wanted a very rich, clean look but also something that had interest; the fabulous stainless-steel hardware provided us the punch we were looking for without getting too busy.” – Ann-Marie Anton IT’S PERSONAL DESIGN Photo by Beth Singer The first thing one notices at this home is the 9-footdeep covered front porch, which was added during a recent renovation. The planters, in varying heights, are full of lush seasonal flowers and greens that bring the landscape up closer to the house. Low-slung comfy seating is inviting and evokes feelings of lingering afternoons. The Ipe wood decking was chosen for its authenticity and feels wonderful to walk on. The hanging lanterns are centered on each window and reinforce the strong linear relationships on the home’s front elevation.” – Amy Miller Weinstein AMW DESIGN STUDIO Photo by Beth Singer “ “

10 michigan design center @home 2018 1700 Stutz Suite 18, Troy, MI 48084 Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm YOUR SOURCE FOR LIGHTING, MIRRORS, ACCESSORIES... LIGHTINGRESOURCESTUDIO@YAHOO.COM MFC300-WH1S INFINITE AURA | SWAROVSKI-LIGHTING.COM ©2018 SWAROVSKI LIGHTING, LTD Quirky yet classic, Kourtney Shammo and Lisa Petrella of Petrella Interiors decided to bring the color Penelope Blue from the interior of the home to lend personality to the home’s front door and the custom gate. PETRELLA INTERIORS Photos by Beth Singer

11 michigandesign.com Rooms with aBloom Mimicking painted watercolor flowers, Bloom wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries is available in both small- and large-scale patterns. TENNANT & ASSOCIATES, SUITE 61

12 michigan design center @home 2018 A botanical-themed décor, whether it’s wallcovering, fabric, or rugs, is a natural way to bring the outdoors in, no matter the season. Tropical leaves, lush trees, and bold floral prints are inventive ways to add a jolt of vitality to any space. Bring your interior to life with inspiration from the verdant natural world. – George Bulanda TOP LEFT | Arita Floral, a classic Japanese bamboo pattern, in Leaf. Linen and cotton, from the Mingei collection (also available as wallcovering). SCHUMACHER, SUITE 110 TOP RIGHT | Ananas, designed by Paul Poiret, in Tropical. From the Fashion Forward collection, 100% linen (also available as wallcovering). SCHUMACHER, SUITE 110 BOTTOM RIGHT | Mori fabric, in Porcelain color, from the Mingei collection. Linen and cotton (also available as wallcovering). SCHUMACHER, SUITE 110

13 TOP LEFT | Palampore wool and silk rug, by Lapchi. THE GHIORDES KNOT, SUITE 20 TOP RIGHT | Sakura Aubusson wool and silk rug. THE GHIORDES KNOT, SUITE 20 BOTTOM RIGHT | All-wool Chinese antique rug with floral motifs, circa 1930. THE GHIORDES KNOT, SUITE 20 Photos by Jeff Aisen michigandesign.com

14 michigan design center @home 2018 Photo by Jeff Aisen ABOVE | Preserved Boxwood Teardrop Topiary, 44 inches high and potted in a zinc-finished terracotta planter. By Revelations for Uttermost. LIGHTING RESOURCE STUDIO, SUITES 18 & 97 TOP RIGHT | Papier Jane 41 looks like a bold rainforest wallcovering, but the leafy backdrop is actually made of porcelain tile. CERCAN TILE, SUITES 94 & 108 BOTTOM RIGHT | Heliconia Dreamin’ fabric by Jim Thompson, an embroidered design, is in linen and viscose and recalls exotic Heliconia tropical flowers. TENNANT & ASSOCIATES, SUITE 61

15 michigandesign.com Botanical Handblock Prints Digital production continues to cut a wide swath in the fabric industry, but at least one Old World method is still thriving: handblock prints. The artisanal craft survives at Lee Jofa, which carries stunning hand-blocked prints, most of which are crafted in Thailand, though the art form originated in India. They’re made by applying inked blocks of carved wood on a ground cloth. Artisans hand-carve designs on the blocks, to which absorbent felt is affixed. They are then tapped with a hammer onto the cloth, which produces a layered coloring. The dye bleeds onto the back of the cloth, which is typically linen or a linen blend, although some are cotton. Many interior designers prefer using the reverse of a handblock print because of its softer, more Impressionistic look. Several of Lee Jofa’s handblock prints are botanical in design. The popular Hollyhock Print has been in continuous production since the early 1920s. Another favorite botanical print is the vibrant Tree of Life. Both are pictured. – George Bulanda LEE JOFA, SUITE 105 The colorful Tree of Life is a popular handblock print from Lee Jofa. Lee Jofa’s Hollyhock Print has been in constant production for nearly 100 years. Photos courtesy of Lee Jofa

16 michigan design center @home 2018 What’s Your Style?

17 michigandesign.com Thumb through any shelter magazine, and you’ll see various terms meant to describe and label a space as a particular design style. Some may say that decorating should have no rules, but the terminology describing various design styles does have specific meaning. Words like transitional and modern can be easily misunderstood without a little background information. We tapped five top designers to help us crack the code. – Susan Todebush TRADITIONAL DESIGN, whether formal or informal, may incorporate design elements from a range of periods, creating a classic space that is orderly but has a collected or evolving feel. Symmetry and balance are hallmarks of traditional style. While undertaking a major home renovation, my clients wanted to incorporate some of their existing traditional furnishings into the new design. Provided it works with the plan, I enjoy using some of the client’s favorite pieces; it gives a layered, evolved look that is rarely achieved with a room full of new things. Careful editing is crucial. You don’t want to end up with a room that resembles Greenfield Village. It’s important to mix in some contemporary furnishings to keep it fresh. In this room, we reupholstered the camelback settee in a tone-on-tone neutral fabric, added texture with a seagrass floor covering, chose simple, clean-lined tables, and installed simple window panels with contemporary steel drapery hardware.” – Charles Dunlap DUNLAP DESIGN GROUP Photo by Beth Singer Charles’ top tips for freshening up traditional décor: • Paint the walls a light color – dark colors can feel oppressive and outdated. • Get rid of heavy, swagged window treatments. Simple is always better. • Add a contemporary light fixture or two. • Edit, edit, edit your furniture and accessories! Too much clutter feels old. Editing will allow your favorite family heirloom or antique market “find” to shine. Window panel fabric: KRAVET, SUITE 105 | Slipper chairs and end tables: BAKER FURNITURE, SUITE 60 | Settee fabric: TENNANT & ASSOCIATES, SUITE 61 “

18 michigan design center @home 2018 TRANSITIONAL DESIGN captures elements of traditional style and contemporary décor to create a happy marriage of past and present. The look uses classic, traditional forms and mixes in simplified, modern elements. The palette is often neutral, with a mix of textures to provide interest. Transitional spaces feel fresh and up to date while offering the comfort that modern design sometimes lacks. Transitional décor blends softer versions of high traditional and hard contemporary design to create comfortable spaces that give a nod to the past while feeling fresh and current. For example, the patterned chair was inspired by a classic wing design. The shape has been simplified, and the scale of the chair is bigger to suit today’s rooms. The color combination for the room was pulled from that chair fabric, which gave me the apricot shade I used in the custom area rug. The room’s hexagonal shape drove the geometric pattern on the rug – I enlarged the pattern to create a one-of-a-kind statement piece. The room used to have a turret, which is an ultra-traditional architectural feature. The scale was off, so we lowered the ceiling and used beams and moldings for the deeply coffered treatment you see here. There is still the sense of height and volume, but it is so much more appropriate for the room.” – Jimmy Angell JAMES DOUGLAS INTERIORS Photo by Beth Singer Jimmy’s advice for transitional design: • I have never done an “accent wall,” and I would not recommend it to my clients. I’d much rather make a statement with a bold area rug. • Transitional design demands balance. Choose the very best moderate versions of traditional and contemporary pieces. Don’t stray too far in either direction. • Avoid items that are too ornate or highly carved. Look for interesting silhouettes with clean lines. • A neutral color palette works well, and that applies also to the artwork. I always choose neutral mats when framing art. For contrast, try framing an antique etching in a modern frame. • Accessories should be meaningful. Surround yourself with things that bring back memories of travel or loved ones. This transitional bathroom was designed for clients who wish to age in place. The entire room is ADA compliant, yet the finishes are beautiful and features like grab bars are incorporated into the design in such a way as to not be prominent. The large double door conceals a stacking washer and dryer, and all transitions are zero entry. “ “

19 michigandesign.com The porcelain floor tiles are extremely durable, should the need arise for walkers or wheelchairs in the future. The home is a beautiful blend of the couple’s preferred styles. For her, I kept the lines clean, simple, and straight. For him, I selected classic surfaces like rich wood tones and natural stone. The custom wood trim was milled from trees on their property. Transitional design works best when you start with a traditional mindset, use classic surfaces, and then create open spaces with minimal ornament.” – Jane Synnestvedt JANE S. SYNNESTVEDT INTERIOR DESIGN Photo by Beth Singer CONTEMPORARY DESIGN encompasses the range of styles made popular from the second half of the 20th century through today. Open, airy, and clean, the style is pared-down and sleek. Rooms connect through wide openings, and large windows create harmony with the outdoors. Boxy, rectilinear lines, simple sweeping curves, and a lack of ornamental flourishes and moldings help define this look. Contemporary style should not be confused with modern, which is a specific style that was popularized in the 1920s through the 1950s and traces its roots to the Industrial Revolution. We think it is important to bring in wood elements into a contemporary home; it warms up the environment so it won’t appear too sterile. In this contemporary kitchen, Barry (Harrison) and I used rosewood veneer from the same tree so the grain would match throughout the entire kitchen. You will notice some of the upper and lower cabinets have white paneled doors. We designed this specifically to break up the rhythm, to lighten the space, and to create a bit of geometry in the design. Because the clients are major art collectors and have many impressive glass pieces, we selected one type of stone for the island, countertops, and backsplash so as not to detract from their art.” – Arturo Sanchez ART | HARRISON INTERIORS Photos by Beth Singer “ THIS PAGE | Cabinetry: EW KITCHENS, SUITE 93 | Glass art: HABATAT GALLERIES, SUITE 39 | Counter stools: DESIGNER GROUP COLLECTION, SUITE 34 OPPOSITE PAGE TOP | Sofa: HENREDON INTERIOR DESIGN SHOWROOM, SUITE 122 | Drapery fabric: SCHUMACHER, SUITE 110 Wing chair fabric: KRAVET, SUITE 105 | Other fabrics: TENNANT & ASSOCIATES, SUITE 61 OPPOSITE PAGE BOTTOM | Tile: VIRGINIA TILE, SUITE 100 Bench: HENREDON INTERIOR DESIGN SHOWROOM, SUITE 122

20 michigan design center @home 2018 Charming and unpretentious, FARMHOUSE STYLE exudes warmth and simplicity. Farmhouse décor is meant to look as if it’s been collected over time, and design elements include weathered finishes, exposed beams, fabrics in a mix of prints and textures, and rustic accents. This graceful and welcoming front hallway features a vintage runner layered atop a simple natural fiber mat, making the space functional for foot traffic while giving us the layered look we so love. Farmhouse style is all about simplicity. Layer in an abundance of natural textures, materials, and tones to get a look that’s typically attained only with the passage of time. As is the case with any style you are trying to achieve, use moderation! Don’t go overboard with all things ‘farmhouse.’ Throw in a modern piece of artwork or furniture for good measure, and always trust your gut. If you’re asking yourself if it’s too much, then it probably is.” – Krista Nye Nicholas CLOTH & KIND Photo by Sarah Dorio “ A rustic bench and vintage runner set the tone for this farmhouse foyer. Folk art horse print on wood: CITY LIGHTS DETROIT, SUITE 98

21 michigandesign.com beavertileandstone.com Farmhouse Style – Get the Look For a modern farmhouse style that feels comfortable and classic, choose pieces that have an authentic vintage flavor, but avoid overly themed items like sliding barn doors and farm animal motifs. A few industrial touches can really update and elevate the look. Go for functional items that will stand the test of time, and let the décor evolve. Charm and character can’t be bought during one shopping trip. Gather family and friends around this practical farm table. Crafted of walnut, the hand-planed top planks show mitered corners and hand cut pegs. The 84" top extends to 124" with two attached 20-inch draw leaves, and the simple tapered legs mix well with a variety of chair styles. BAKER FURNITURE, SUITE 60 Pick a pair of prints! Vining in stone is a modernized large botanical and Colbert in black is a crisp ticking stripe. Both are 100% cotton. PINDLER, SUITE 69 Bold tile in a graphic pattern lends a modern quilt-like warmth to any room. These 7 ¾" square ceramic tiles are suitable for floors or walls. BEAVER TILE AND STONE, SUITE 101

22 michigan design center @home 2018 TRUE BLUE Blue is perhaps the most versatile hue in the color palette. From powdery baby-blue to inky cobalt, from sumptuous French blue to bright turquoise, shades of blue are nearly endless – and so are the moods they can create in a space. The color of the sea and sky can work in almost any interior, so don’t be timid to embark on a fanciful blue streak. – George Bulanda DwellStudio from the Modern Drama Collection featuring Amapura in Admiral colorway. ROBERT ALLEN, SUITE 28

23 michigandesign.com Vanguard Copake Eagle Console Table, in Benjamin Moore’s Van Deusen Blue paint finish. RJ THOMAS, LTD., SUITES 72, 77 & 82 Three matching jars in various sizes with stoppers in swirled blue glass. DECOROOM, SUITE 37 “Connected,” by Peter Bremers, in kiln-cast blue glass. 86.75" high. HABATAT GALLERIES, SUITE 39 Photo by Jeff Aisen

24 michigan design center @home 2018 Photo by Jeff Aisen Casa Mila porcelain tile in Cross Azul colorway. ANN SACKS, SUITE 91 St. Pierre Arm Chair in weathered white finish and navy blue leather upholstery with dark walnut finish, from the Mark D. Sikes Collection. HENREDON INTERIOR DESIGN SHOWROOM, SUITE 122 Ceramic tile in Poseidon colorway, Mason, Made by Ann Sacks. ANN SACKS, SUITE 91

25 michigandesign.com Photo by Jeff Aisen Lexington Barclay Butera Naples Leather Cocktail Ottoman. RJ THOMAS, LTD., SUITES 72, 77 & 82 Madcap Cottage from A Life Well Lived Collection featuring Cotton House in Indigo colorway. ROBERT ALLEN, SUITE 28 “Untitled” abstract oil on canvas with blue hues predominating by Detroit-bred artist Albert Newbill (1921-2011). RITA O’BRIEN DESIGN GROUP, SUITE 115

26 michigan design center @home 2018 TRANSFORM YOUR HOME Pewabic architectural tiles, handcrafted in Detroit since 1903. Begin your custom tile project today. Learn more at PEWABIC.ORG/TILE Photo by Jeff Aisen Pair of vintage Chinese blue-and-white vases with dragon handles. FIFI & COCO INTERIORS, SUITE 27 The Jules Chair with spring-down seat cushions and nailhead trim, from the Atelier Collection by Hickory Chair. HENREDON INTERIOR DESIGN SHOWROOM, SUITE 122

27 michigandesign.com A Beauty on theBay Old and new mingle effortlessly in a Harbor Springs cottage By George Bulanda Photos by Justin Maconochie

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29 michigandesign.com The word “cottage” likely evokes images of small, often ramshackle structures with hodgepodge furniture and nauticalthemed clichés. But there was a time during the Gilded Age when the mansions of early Grosse Pointe and Newport, R.I., were referred to as summer cottages. They were spacious vacation homes where financially comfortable families could spend languid, carefree days sailing, swimming, and sunning. “Cottage” was not used so much to describe the size of a home as a state of mind. “Cottage” was not used so much to describe the size of a home as a state of mind. A cottage was simply a luxurious escape from the frenetic pace of the city, a place to “get away from it all.” It was in that spirit that Kevin Serba and his assistant, John Rattray, of Birmingham-based Serba Interiors, approached designing a 6,800-squarefoot cottage overlooking Little Traverse Relaxing on the extensive porch affords an ideal view for watching the sunlight sparkle on Little Traverse Bay (off Lake Michigan), as well as spectacular sunsets. Wicker furniture seat cushion fabric: PINDLER, SUITE 69

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31 michigandesign.com Bay in Harbor Springs, a winsome town in northwest Michigan where many metro Detroiters and Chicagoans own vacation retreats. The home, designed for a family of four from Bloomfield Hills, is spacious without being sprawling, elegant without feeling stiff. Serba had a vision, but it took some work to unfold. After looking at plans for the house, the homeowners were dismayed by the daunting scale and turned to Serba for advice. “They wanted comfortable, cozy spaces that were not too large, but the original plans called for huge rooms with 12-foot ceilings. The house was something like 11,000 square feet and filled the entire lot,” Serba says. “The kitchen also had two islands; it wasn’t cozy and the house had lost its charm.” It was precisely what the clients didn’t want, so Serba worked with a builder to devise a plan with a more intimate feel. As a result, the home has a timeless yet fresh quality. Originally built in the early 1900s, the structure was partially razed, though most of it is new. It was once home to a bishop, and an architectural detail left no doubt about its owner’s vocation. “A room that was torn off that is now the master bedroom had an altar at the end of the room,” Serba explains. “We worked with an amazing builder,” he adds. “He took what I had sketched and then went further with space planning and added a second story, making it look as though the house had been there for a very long time.” As a result, the home has a timeless yet fresh quality. The interior feels An antique Scandinavian tall-case clock and antique bench lend whimsy to the foyer. Toss pillow fabric: LEE JOFA, SUITE 105 | Toss pillow welt fabric: KRAVET, SUITE 105 Seat cushion fabric: LEE JOFA, SUITE 105 OPPOSITE PAGE | The dining room leads into the sun porch through French doors. The blue-hued room has gorgeous views of the water. Wicker furniture cushion fabric: PINDLER, SUITE 69 | Valance fabric – Cowtan & Tout: TENNANT & ASSOCIATES, SUITE 61 | Valance tape trim and cord – Samuel & Sons: TENNANT & ASSOCIATES, SUITE 61 | Dining chair seat cushion fabric: DURALEE, SUITE 38 Dining chair cushion cord and tie fabric – Glant: TENNANT & ASSOCIATES, SUITE 61

32 michigan design center @home 2018 The dining room reveals the wife’s love of animals, from the roosters on the chair cushions to the iron pigs embellishing the overhead light and the birds on the wall sconces. Ceiling light fixture & wall sconce – Ironware International: ROZMALLIN, SUITE 60 Chair seat cushion fabric: DURALEE, SUITE 38 Chair cushion cord and tie fabric – Glant: TENNANT & ASSOCIATES, SUITE 61

33 michigandesign.com contemporary but retains a vintage vibe. For instance, oak hand-hewn floorboards have a weathered look but are actually new, as is the tongue-and groove paneling. Antiques freely mingle with new furnishings. Similarly, the exterior also looks like a mixture of old and new, with a verandastyle porch, stucco, cedar shingles, and field stone. It works, naturally and seamlessly. The mother of the family informed Serba that she loves color, and the designer happily took the bait – without going overboard. The palette is mostly cherry red and cerulean blue, with occasional bursts of yellow. “In Harbor Springs, you can really have fun with color, but I had all the millwork painted white,” he says. Serba chose Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White, his goto white hue, which was also used on the ceilings and paneled walls. “We wanted everything to be about the lake view and let the colors pop, so the background couldn’t be too strong. The white is a good background for the colorful patterns and antiques.” TOP | The fresh, clean quality of the kitchen feels both contemporary and classic. Ceiling light fixture & wall sconce – Ironware International: ROZMALLIN, SUITE 60 Backsplash tile – Seneca Hand Mold: VIRGINIA TILE, SUITE 100 BOTTOM | The stone fireplace adds a cozy touch to the living room. Sofa fabric – Alaxi: DESIGNER FURNITURE SERVICES + FABRICS, SUITE 22 Chair fabric – S. Harris: DESIGNER FURNITURE SERVICES + FABRICS, SUITE 22

34 michigan design center @home 2018 The master bedroom is bright and airy, with evidence of the wife’s affection for animals, as well as her favorite color, blue. Duvet cover top, Euro-sham fabric and fringe: SCHUMACHER, SUITE 110 Duvet cover underside and welt: KRAVET, SUITE 105 Standard sham cord – Samuel & Sons: TENNANT & ASSOCIATES, SUITE 61 Standard sham and drapery fabric: DURALEE, SUITE 38

35 michigandesign.com The palette is mostly cherry red and cerulean blue, with occasional bursts of yellow. The dining chairs are painted red, while a pair of painted blue chairs attend the kitchen island. A lovely antique Scandinavian tall clock is red with a blue floral motif. The girl’s bedroom is a soothing blue (Benjamin Moore’s Swiss Blue), while the master bath is adorned in cobalt-blue Seneca tiles. The first-floor sun porch, with gorgeous views of the bay, was designed using a scheme of blue and white. “She really loves blue, really intense blue,” Rattray says about the lady of the house. “That comes into play with the Seneca tile in the master bath; the whole shower is made of it.” Animals are another love of hers, a fact that’s inescapable yet subtle in the interior design. “We tried to keep it limited to the pillows and accessories,” Serba says. Roosters adorn the red chair pads in the dining room, while pigs enliven an iron light fixture over the table. Birds add a cheerful note to the pillows and bedding in the master bedroom, a motif that’s echoed in the border around the The master bath is designed in a classic blue-and-white motif. Birds adorn the border of the mirror. Wall sconce – Ironware International: ROZMALLIN, SUITE 60 Backsplash tile – Seneca Hand Mold: VIRGINIA TILE, SUITE 100

36 michigan design center @home 2018 mirror in the master bath. The curtains and pillows in the girl’s bedroom are punctuated by elephants, giraffes, and other creatures. “A northern Michigan safari,” Serba jokes. The home is comfortable, bright, and cozy, a fact not lost on the family. They spend a good deal of the summer there, as well as occasional weekends throughout the year. As for Serba, he was on familiar ground working in Harbor Springs. “My parents ran an inn for 20-odd years in Harbor Springs,” he says. Nearby Petoskey also carries a bloodline connection. “My great-grandfather had a tailor shop in Petoskey, and family remained there. When we were kids, we’d visit my aunts there.” Serba and Rattray – and, more important, their clients – are pleased with the results of the Harbor Springs home, but Serba’s work isn’t quite finished. “The mother is an artist and so is her daughter, so right now I’m in the process of doing an apartment over the garage and an art studio off the garage, which she and her daughter will use to paint.” One has little doubt that the completed project will be a work of art in itself. TOP | The cerulean waters outdoors complement the attractive blue and white décor of the girl’s bedroom. Drapery and chaise fabric: SCHUMACHER, SUITE 110 Coverlet and area rug binding fabric: KRAVET, SUITE 105 RIGHT | A jolt of red brings this bathroom to life. Wallcovering – Peter Fasano: ROZMALLIN, SUITE 60 Shower curtain field and band fabric – Cowtan & Tout: TENNANT & ASSOCIATES, SUITE 61


38 michigan design center @home 2018 62306 Needham Road | Burr Oak, MI 49030 | neuenschwanderdoors.com Neuenschwander Doors Make sure your home, office or building is sending a warm, welcoming message to your family, friends and guests. Here at Neuenschwander Doors, we build custom handcrafted solid hardwood doors. From cozy cottage doors to extravagant entry ways and everything in between, each and every door is designed and built to your custom specifications. Solid wood doors done right. Neuenschwander Doors Contact us today for ideas or a no-obligation review of our process. (866) 787-0810 What are your doors saying? The S. Harris Pulp Design Studios fabric collection is a perfect example of the maximalist trend with its bold and global patterns. Photo: S. Harris Pulp Design Studios collection

39 michigandesign.com FallintoFabric When spotting trends, you must not only be aware of what is up-to-the-minute but be perceptive enough to predict what’s going to happen in the future. These MDC showrooms have the expertise to search out the newest trends in the industry and share them with our designers and their clients. – Emily Crawford The current craving for interior environments that evoke the natural world is the most important long-term trend in design today. Humans are hardwired to respond to color found in the natural world. Colors from nature are easy to live with, give us warmth and comfort, and provide a sense of well-being. But natural doesn’t always mean neutral! Layering neutrals and punching them up with orange and airy greens is a great way to capture this natural vibe. Think: oasis blues, rainforest greens, fresh mango, and bleached neutrals. We are loving palettes that are complex and complementary: soothing and tart, cool and warm, wet and dry, mountain and prairie, arid and vegetal, for a complete sensory experience.” – Hannah Alderson, VP of Design for The Robert Allen Duralee Group ROBERT ALLEN, SUITE 28 We are excited to see how much the maximalist trend has prominently stepped into interiors from fashion. Tons of color and pattern make up interiors that are crafted to be unique and plentiful, showcasing a bold and global viewpoint in gathering spaces. Why is this so exciting? Maximalism enables designers to be bold, to take risks, and to allow their clients’ personalities to be at the forefront – making for some pretty incredible spaces to inspire.” – Loree O’Sullivan, Fabricut Inc. Marketing Strategist DESIGNER FURNITURE SERVICES + FABRICS, SUITE 22 “ “ Photos courtesy of Robert Allen Duralee Group

40 michigan design center @home 2018 Blush has been a trend we’ve been watching grow for a while, but now we’re seeing entire spaces built around faded pastel color palettes. The millennial pink trend was huge, but we think that blush is the older sister that’s here to stay. Why do we love it? These spaces feel clean and calming but can also look very high-end, giving us that classic Parisian-chic look. This color palette is also extremely adaptable – effortlessly feminine but also leans toward the minimalism of Scandinavian-inspired design.” – Loree O’Sullivan, Fabricut Inc. Marketing Strategist DESIGNER FURNITURE SERVICES + FABRICS, SUITE 22 Gardenia sees hand-drawn paintings and sketches, from the archive of botanical illustrator Alfred Wise, translated effortlessly into elegant prints and beautiful embroideries. With private access to Alfred’s profoundly detailed artwork, Romo presents seven designs that embody his passion for botanical illustrations and the wonders of nature. The wonders of nature are a continual source of inspiration for the Romo design studio; it came naturally to appreciate Alfred Wise’s work and translate his designs into fabrics using a variety of techniques.” – Emily Mould, Design Director, Romo TENNANT & ASSOCIATES, SUITE 61 “ “ Photo: S. Harris Pulp Design Studios collection Photo courtesy of Romo

41 michigandesign.com The beauty of the global aesthetic is that it brings the far reaches of the world to any home. It allows customers to experience and appreciate styles from a variety of cultures and regions without needing a passport.” – Kazumi Yoshida, Art Director for Clarence House ROZMALLIN, SUITE 60 Our customers’ tastes are changing as the times are changing. In terms of décor, customers are looking for more livable fabrics. There’s a big push for performance and durability. Families want practical design landscapes that they can live with. People want to enjoy their homes. There’s also a much more competitive indoor/outdoor fabric market, and because of that, those fabrics are even more high-quality – with a softer hand and broader color palette. Speaking of color, there is also a bend toward new, interesting colors like peacock and aubergine...moving away from more neutral blues and grays.” – Scott Kravet, Chief Creative Director of Kravet Inc. KRAVET, SUITE 105 “ This Moroccan-inspired jacquard, woven in Turkey, brings a burst of fresh, rich colors to the Clarence House collection. Photos courtesy of Kravet Inc. Photo by Rosemarie Padovano “

42 michigan design center @home 2018 A Valuable Resource The Resource Center at Michigan Design Center, Suite 84, is home to many design-related vendors, including paint, flooring, kitchens, countertops, tile, artwork, and more. Stop by and get resourceful! K.B. Fine Art Pewabic CJ Forge Wilsonart Hard Rock Stone Works Emmett’s Energy Banyan Tree Fabworks Royal Crest - Comfortex Crypton

43 michigandesign.com RADICAL RENOVATION: Six Steps to Success By Susan Todebush Photos by Beth Singer When designer Amy Miller Weinstein decided to renovate her own home, she drew on her years of professional experience to develop a plan that would completely transform her 1950s-era Colonial into a sunny, updated farmhouse that is not only home, but is also the center of her busy design practice. Adding just 900 square feet, she reimagined every room and carefully incorporated elements that would make the biggest impact. Amy shares her secrets of success in this step-by-step guide to total transformation.

1 44 michigan design center @home 2018 Developing a cohesive plan is crucial to the success of any project. Spending some time in the home prior to renovation will clarify the best uses for each space and reveal areas that need changing. Weinstein had the advantage of having lived in her home for 21 years, so she had very clear goals in mind when creating the vision for her renovation. Her priorities were to open up the flow on the first floor, expand the footprint to accommodate a large, open office and kitchen area as well as an expansive master suite, and modify the exterior elevations to include larger windows, a modified roofline, and a covered front porch. Although Weinstein is a seasoned professional, she consulted with architect Jeff Dawkins to assist with the construction drawings. “Choose your team carefully. Talk to other people who have used the designers and builders you are considering, and then put together your team of people you really feel good about,” says Weinstein. Once you have your builder in place, do not be tempted to have the builder make the plans. “This is not the place to try to save money. The finesse an architect or designer brings to the project is worth every dime.” MAKE A PLAN FIRST FLOOR SECOND FLOOR The dining room is the perfect bridge between the living room and newly added kitchen space. The fabric and wallcovering are fromDURALEE, SUITE 38, and the dining set belonged to Weinstein’s grandmother. The set was refinished while the construction was underway. By bumping out the back wall a modest amount and widening the openings between the rooms on the first floor, Weinstein created a more open space that is flooded with light. The expanded second floor was reworked to allow three large bedrooms, a large master suite with dressing room, and a new laundry space. BEFORE AFTER

45 michigandesign.com The home office has space for multiple people to work at the same time, and sleek storage keeps papers neat and organized. Off hours, the flow between office, kitchen, and dining room makes entertaining a breeze. 2 3 The hard truth is that some items may not work in the newly designed space. Weinstein gave away entire collections of things when she realized that she had gathered too much over the years. “Now is the time to go through ALL of your things. If you are investing in a major renovation of your home, really consider which items you have now will suit the new space,” Weinstein advises. Keep what is truly important, functional, and beautiful, send furnishings out to refinish or repair, and donate the rest. She kept aside only what she knew she would need for the year-long renovation, and packed away the rest. While moving out of the home during a major renovation may seem like a big added expense, Weinstein says it is well worth the extra effort. When the house is vacant, plumbers, electricians, and other trades can efficiently complete more of their work in far fewer visits. “Staying in the home during a renovation is a really big mistake. Moving out allows the trades to work at will, which can actually save a lot of time and money. And it’s much healthier not to breathe in all the dust and grime,” she says. EDIT, EDIT, AND EDIT MOVE OUT

46 michigan design center @home 2018 An open flow can be created without sacrificing all the walls. By widening the openings between the foyer and living room, and between the dining room and kitchen, Weinstein achieved the open sight lines she desired without losing key wall space that provides a place for serving and storage pieces. The fireplace surround was fabricated from a beautiful slab of soapstone. Simplicity was the goal. The height and width were carefully considered and the result is an updated look for the original firebox. Sofa: BAKER FURNITURE, SUITE 60 | Fabrics: TENNANT & ASSOCIATES, SUITE 61 and KRAVET, SUITE 105

47 michigandesign.com Weinstein’s new kitchen opens to a view of her home office space. Her goal was to add both space and light to the home, so she chose oversized windows that overlook the terrace. Appliances are integrated into the cabinetry for a clean look. 4 5 It may not look like much activity is happening during the first couple of months, but this is the time that plans and materials are finalized and building permits are secured. This is the perfect time to create a system to keep track of the details for each room, and keep samples of all fabrics and finishes from each room for reference. This will save a great deal of time when communicating with installers and other professionals, and when shopping for accessories when the space is complete. Once the project hits its stride, things start to happen quickly. Good research and planning will lead to clearer decisions and fewer change orders. The ability to be decisive and stick to the plan will save time and money in this phase of the project. BE PATIENT EVERYTHING COMES TOGETHER

48 michigan design center @home 2018 6Once the work is completed, it’s time to move back home and enjoy the renovated space. Carefully select any new additions to the space, and leave room for a few new “finds” that may turn up in years to come. ENJOY! The master bedroom was expanded to include a large bath and dressing area. The sleeping space has a cozy sitting area. Chairs: BAKER FURNITURE, SUITE 60 | Bed: ROBERT ALLEN, SUITE 28 Bolster fabric: KRAVET, SUITE 105 Ample storage was built into the master bath. Weinstein designed the wall-mounted vanity at counter height so she could opt to sit or stand when getting ready for the day. Tile: ANN SACKS, SUITE 91 This guest room is one of two upstairs. The rectilinear pattern is repeated throughout the room, on the valance, chair, night table, and custom bed. Headboard fabric: PINDLER, SUITE 69

49 michigandesign.com Enjoy Epic Café’s custom-designed menu and daily specials featuring the season’s best ingredients. Located in the D Lobby of Michigan Design Center inTroy 248.649.1540 In-house and off-premise catering available An Epic Café by Design at Michigan Design Center www.theepicureangroup.com

50 michigan design center @home 2018 When Lights are Low When entertaining, Eleanor Ford believed everyone looked more flattering by candlelight, which explains why tour visitors to the dining room of her historic Grosse Pointe Shores mansion won’t see a chandelier. There’s nothing quite like candlelight to bring warm ambience to a room, but dimly lighted electric fixtures impart a similar effect. Like the dancing flames of a fireplace, the lambent glow of low light injects instant atmosphere. – George Bulanda Bedros Candleholders in rough chiseled Crema Marfil marble, accented with iron spinnings finished in brush brass and crystal bases, by Revelations from Uttermost. LIGHTING RESOURCE STUDIO, SUITES 18 & 97 Global Views Willow Floor Hurricane Candleholder with glass cylinder and twistediron twig base. DECOROOM, SUITE 37 Kenyan Twilight Hurricane Lamp with hand-blown glass shade and brass ring; Kalahari-covered plinth base. THEODORE ALEXANDER, SUITE 30 Photo by Jeff Aisen

51 michigandesign.com Four-light Thomas Pheasant Georgian Lantern in bronze finish with curvilinear glass panels. BAKER FURNITURE, SUITE 60 Two-light gilded iron E.F. Chapman Gramercy Sconce from Visual Comfort. CITY LIGHTS DETROIT, SUITE 98 Three-candle 19th-century bronze mirrored sconces (one of a pair). With lions and shield at the crest; likely of English origin. FIFI & COCO INTERIORS, SUITE 27 Photo by Jeff Aisen

52 michigan design center @home 2018 MIXED METALS Gone are the days of incorporating just one metal or finish into the design of a room. Whether you’re looking for a stunning statement piece or a small accent for a pop of visual interest, these metallic marvels are sure to add warmth, or a dash of cool, to any space. – Craig Argenti

53 michigandesign.com OPPOSITE PAGE | A curated look was the goal in this kitchen with classic polished nickel pulls on the white cabinetry and brass cup pulls on the contrasting island – making the kitchen feel lived-in and not overdone. The gilded iron pendants above the island are Clover Square Lanterns by E.F. Chapman, available at CITY LIGHTS DETROIT, SUITE 98. PETRELLA DESIGNS, Lisa Petrella & Kourtney Shammo Photo by Martin Vecchio The Michael Berman Align Cabinet features elegant lines created by curvilinear bronze strips and a contrasting wirebrushed finish, which give a subtle modernist styling to this versatile cabinet. Also fashioned with a hand-forged chiseled oval knob. THEODORE ALEXANDER, SUITE 30 The Goodman Large Hanging Lamp in bronze with hand-rubbed antique brass by Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort. CITY LIGHTS DETROIT, SUITE 98 A classic French Moderne form is interpreted in the Montpelier Cocktail Table, designed by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair, with its seemingly floating top over a French brass base and a shelf below. HENREDON INTERIOR DESIGN SHOWROOM, SUITE 122

54 michigan design center @home 2018 Anvil Metal Countertops by Grothouse are a collection of metalgilded wood surfaces that employ masterly finishing techniques of real metal particles. Pictured here is a white oak bar countertop and floating shelves gilded with Argentum metal, which has a nickel /silver appearance. E.W. KITCHENS, SUITE 93 AND GARDNER BUILDERS, SUITE 106 Kallista’ s Pinna Paletta Collection by Laura Kirar can be completely customized with five different finishes, creating up to 20 combinations. The handles can be tone on tone, or changed to create a mixed metal look. ANN SACKS, SUITE 91 The use of mixed metals in custom hood ranges has become increasingly popular. Pictured here is The Capri by Francois & Co., which is made of cold-cast pewter with cold-cast brass bands and rivets. E.W. KITCHENS, SUITE 93

55 michigandesign.com The Cityscape Round Dining Table by Artistica Home features contemporary asymmetrical designs crafted from stainless steel with certain elements electroformed with brass in a vintage coloration. RJ THOMAS, LTD., SUITES 72, 77 & 82 The Ambrosia chandelier by Corbett Lighting is a coastal glam large pendant featuring round discs stamped with texture and finished in gold and silver leaf mix with sparkling clear crystal discs. LIGHTING RESOURCE STUDIO, SUITES 18 & 97 Gauge Bookends by Arteriors combine natural iron spheres with brass-weld details. LIGHTING RESOURCE STUDIO, SUITES 18 & 97

56 michigan design center @home 2018 Striking Surrounds The surround of a fireplace can light up the space just as much as the fire it holds. We asked six creative designers to share their projects where they made the hearth the heart of the home. – Emily Crawford

57 michigandesign.com The scale of this family room would seem unbalanced with a built-out fireplace. The unique relief of the wedge-shaped honed white marble fromVIRGINIA TILE, SUITE 100, creates a striking feature fireplace wall. SNEIDER CUSTOM INTERIORS, Toby Sneider Photo by Beth Singer OPPOSITE PAGE | The homeowners sought a sleek, modern, monochromatic look. This tiled fireplace wall wonderfully complements the house, which is decorated entirely in gray tones. The dramatic fireplace wall is Island Stone, V-tile in silver quartz fromBEAVER TILE & STONE, SUITE 101. JONES-KEENA & CO., Nicole Withers Photo by Beth Singer For this family room, designer Cheryl Nestro, Tutto Interiors, wanted a more modern application that still was appropriate with the traditional /transitional style of the home. The pillowed arabesque tile seemed to be the perfect choice, and by selecting the soft white color, it keeps with a more traditional shape but brings a unique approach. The corner edges were custom made by ANN SACKS’ artisans, SUITE 91. TUTTO INTERIORS, Cheryl Nestro Photo by John Carlson - Carlson Productions

58 michigan design center @home 2018 This client with a 1980s home wanted a Frank Lloyd Wright influence. The tiles around the fireplace are fromVIRGINIA TILE, SUITE 100, with accents from Motawi, the Storer House Frank Lloyd Wright collection. The millwork is cherry with routed pinstripe detail on the mantel and hearth. COLORWORKS STUDIO, Barbi Krass Photo by Gary Goodman An antique fireplace surround was added to the fireplace to lend patina and authenticity to this brand-new modern farmhouse. The gracious lines on the chair from LEE JOFA, SUITE 105, make it a comfortable and an elegant place to sit and enjoy a fire in the colder months with the natural light streaming in. CLOTH & KIND, Krista Nye Nicholas Photo by Sarah Dorio

59 michigandesign.com This great room fireplace by Serba Interiors introduces a contemporary, painted wood mantel that mimics the sharp angles of the tall, vaulted ceiling and the lines of the custom cocktail table. For the fireplace surround, a 4" by 4" ceramic tile created by artisans fromANN SACKS, SUITE 91, was selected for its raised geometric design. A textured wallcovering was added above the fireplace to create contrast and visual interest. SERBA INTERIORS, Kevin Serba & John Rattray Photo by Justin Maconochie

60 michigan design center @home 2018 Balancing ACTS While keeping your home updated and on-trend is important, disorder can result if there is no balance established. Luckily, achieving this balance can be accomplished in several ways. Whether through symmetrical, asymmetrical, or even a radial approach, these spaces show balance can be achieved through proper placement of furniture, accessories, color, and other elements. – Craig Argenti

61 michigandesign.com SYMMETRICAL DESIGN These living rooms both show how balance can be established through symmetrical design. The painting over the mantel acts as the focal point in the room above designed by Gail Urso, while the oversized window makes the forest and lake views the focal point in the other home (opposite page) on the edge of the woods gracing the shores of Lake Michigan. The color palette in both spaces, combined with the mirrored furnishings along each side of the axis, gives each room a balanced and comfortable feel. We chose to use simple, clean-lined furniture and a symmetrical floor plan to complement the view and help balance the window’s strong architectural influence. The use of identical sofas adds visual weight on either side of our focal point. We reinforced that by using a matching pair of lounge chairs. The cocktail table is two separate tables, but we placed them together to break with the symmetry and add a stronger grounding impact in the space. Symmetrical balance is all around us. We tend to find these spaces harmonious, restful and peaceful.” – Linda Shears “ THIS PAGE | Sofas and piano chair fabric: KRAVET, SUITE 105 Ottoman: HENREDON INTERIOR DESIGN SHOWROOM, SUITE 122 Area rug: THE GHIORDES KNOT, SUITE 20 | Floor lamps: RJ THOMAS, SUITES 72, 77 & 82 | Chair and pillow fabric: ROBERT ALLEN, SUITE 28 URSO DESIGNS, Gail Urso Photo by Jeff Garland OPPOSITE PAGE | LINDA SHEARS DESIGNS, Linda Shears Photo by Beth Singer