Michigan Design Center @home 2019


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4 michigan design center @home 2019 30 6 WELCOME LETTER 9 SUSPENDED ANIMATION Designers are adding a decided “lift” to rooms by using floating shelves and other weightless wonders. 16 GO GREEN Whether the palette includes pale lettuce, bright lime, or rich malachite, this lush hue brings a touch of nature to any room. 21 A TALL ORDER Blending Art Deco and contemporary décor, Rachel Nelson and Lauren DeLaurentiis, the forces behind RL Concetti, put their energies into high gear designing a sprawling penthouse in downtown Detroit’s renovated Book Cadillac. 30 POINT OF VIEW A spectacular view offered through expansive windows in a family room gave designer Laura Zender the inspiration she needed to complete the renovation of an Ann Arbor ranch. 37 DESIGNERS’ DIGS Interior designers make their living creating stunning spaces for clients, but what do their own homes look like? Four savvy pros open their doors and reveal their favorite spaces. Contents Photo by Martin Vecchio

5 michigandesign.com 57 44 GOING IN DEPTH Exciting choices in patterns and textures of tile, flooring, wall panels, and countertops provide an appeal that takes us well beyond the surface. 50 INTO THE MIX Lisa Petrella and her team show how a professional designer can seamlessly combine textures, patterns, and colors and still make a space cohesive. 57 WORLD VIEWS Global design inspiration from France, China, England, Thailand, Japan and other nations injects a dash of cosmopolitan flair. 62 DECO’S DURABILITY The geometric, streamlined design style that gained traction in the 1920s shows no sign of slowing down. 67 DRAMATIC DASH Interior designers share some theatrical ways to create a big impact. N I N T H I S S U E Cover photo: Justin Maconochie Photo by Martin Vecchio 67

Welcome to our ninth edition of Michigan Design Center @home! We have a full slate of stories of brilliantly executed design projects and product spotlights from our 40 stunning showrooms. Whether you’re considering a big renovation or a weekend re-do, prepare to get inspired. In this edition, designer Lisa Petrella shares her recipe for mixing fabrics and textures to create spaces with personality and flair, including a welcoming dining room in a home filled with vibrant colors and patterns. For city dwellers, the dynamic design duo from RL Concetti shares the renovation story of their client’s three-story Detroit penthouse in the historic Book Cadillac. In Ann Arbor, see how Laura Zender transformed her clients’ 1950s ranch into a bright, airy family home with some mid-century magic. Gravity-defying floating furnishings are everywhere (we’ve got the full story inside) and they are a fitting metaphor for the out-of-the-box creative work interior designers and product designers do every day. We’re lucky to be in an intense period of innovation in the home furnishings arena. Performance fabrics, porcelain or vinyl flooring you’d swear was wood, and sustainable, eco-friendly products are available in every style and color. Stop by our showrooms soon or visit us anytime at michigandesign.com. 6 michigan design center @home 2019 Michigan Design Center | 1700 Stutz Drive | Troy, Michigan 48084 | 248.649.4772 | michigandesign.com Welcome Jim Danto Susan Todebush President EVP / General Manager

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9 michigandesign.com Floating onAir Designers are incorporating gravitydefying and sleek furnishings that seem to float with no visible means of support. Whether they are used as a striking design accent or chosen as a space-saving solution, these weightless wonders lend a clean, modern aesthetic. – Susan Todebush This sophisticated master bath, designed by Jimmy Angell of James Douglas Interiors, feels open and airy, yet the double floating vanity offers a surprising amount of storage space with drawers both above and below the open shelf in the middle. The property is a vacation getaway in the Bahamas, so a neutral palette and natural products were used to take advantage of the bright sunlight filtering in through the oversized window. Tile: Ann Sacks, Suite 91. Photo by Stephen Allen Photography

10 michigan design center @home 2019 Amanda Sinistaj of Ellwood Interiors created a stylish home where clients can entertain that is also userfriendly for their growing family. She took advantage of the open floor plan by floating the upholstery in the space and allowing the children to run free. Integrated shelving on the fireplace gives space for storage and display items that are just out of reach of active toddlers.  Upholstery: Designer Group Collection, Suite 34. Coffee table: RJ Thomas, Ltd., Suites 72, 77 & 82. Window treatments: Decoroom, Suite 37. Photo by Brad Ziegler

11 michigandesign.com Strategic lighting under the vanity and behind the mirror enhance the airy, weightless feeling in this serene bath designed by Tanya Woods of Xstyles Bath and More. Natural gray marble floor tiles and wave-textured white wall tile provide a cool, contemporary look. The matte gray engineered concrete countertop has a waterfall edge, which helps support the walnut cabinet. The half wall treatment on the left balances the asymmetry of the vessel sink and mirror, and the sculptural pendant light works by remote control.  Floor tile: Ann Sacks, Suite 91. Wall tile: Cercan Tile, Suite 94. Photo by Beth Singer Colleen Farrell, Colleen Farrell Design, added open shelves to this kitchen niche for a dash of character and easy access to often-used items. Insider information: the wall color is Woodland White and the cabinets are in Cloud White, both by Benjamin Moore, Suite 84. Photo by Beth Singer

12 michigan design center @home 2019 As part of a recent kitchen and laundry room renovation in a historic Albert Kahn home, Kathleen McGovern of Kathleen McGovern Studio of Interior Design incorporated open shelves to modernize the otherwise traditional space. Part utilitarian and part decorative, these floating shelves replace cabinets on a kitchen wall that was better left without them. The walnut shelves were secured into the studs when the kitchen was rebuilt, and each is designed to hold 50 pounds. Photo by Jeff Garland

13 michigandesign.com In this contemporary dining room, Kevin Serba of Serba Interiors opted for a floating shelf rather than a console table or credenza in order to maintain a lighter, more open feel within the space. With no need for additional storage, the shelf provides a surface for serving during dinner parties, while the dramatic grain of the zebrawood veneer offers visual interest without overpowering the dynamic Isabel Bigelow lithographs above.  Photo by Justin Maconochie Jill Schumacher of Rariden Schumacher Mio selected a variety of natural materials for this powder room in a northern Michigan vacation home. River rock tile and a chunky piece of blue stone for the ledge work perfectly with the vintage wooden bowl the designers clad with copper inside to form the sink. A faux bois mirror and custom lighting formed to mimic the shape of a canoe complete the look. Zen Stacked Pebbles mosaic tile: Ann Sacks, Suite 91.  Photo by James Yokum

14 michigan design center @home 2019 The entry into this master suite offers three openings into various parts of the suite, so designer Amy Miller Weinstein of AMW Design Studio chose a wall-mounted console and mirror made from ribbed and antiqued mirror to center the space. The sconces, wallcovering, and bench fabric complement the linear design of the set and add supporting textures.  Photo by Beth Singer

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16 michigan design center @home 2019 Ever Green Green evokes thoughts of nature and renewal, tranquility and growth, so it’s easy to see why it fits in with so many décor styles. From pale lettuce to rich malachite, from bright lime to gentle seafoam, green is a hue lush with possibilities. – George Bulanda

17 michigandesign.com ABOVE | Malaquita Desk, Palagonia Chair, and Collona Pedestal in painted faux malachite, black leather, gold tooling, and brass accents, from the Tony Duquette Collection for Maitland-Smith. Hickory Chair Interior Design Showroom, Suite 122. RIGHT | Inspired by an antique Chinese silk panel, Chinois Palais fabric or wallcovering, in Lettuce. Schumacher, Suite 110. OPPOSITE PAGE: TOP LEFT | Gotham Swiss Cross tile In Basil Matte, from Made by Ann Sacks. Ann Sacks, Suite 91. TOP RIGHT | Persephone fabric, in Peridot. Pindler, Suite 69. BOTTOM LEFT | Fernarium, in Black & Leaf, available in fabric or wallcovering. Schumacher, Suite 110. BOTTOM RIGHT | Tattnall fabric, in Grass. Pindler, Suite 69.

18 michigan design center @home 2019 ABOVE | Theodore Alexander’s Haylles armchairs, with down-filled mix, in bottlegreen velvet. Theodore Alexander, Suite 30. Photo by Jeff Aisen LEFT | Pair of vintage Chinese ceramic cachepots in green and white. Fifi & Coco Interiors, Suite 27. Photo by Jeff Aisen RIGHT | 8-way hand-tied Liz Chair, in Spectrum Lemongrass leather and nailhead trim (also available as a swivel), from Vanguard Furniture. RJ Thomas, Ltd., Suites 72, 77 & 82.

19 michigandesign.com ABOVE | Queen of Spain, in Jade, introduced in 1963 and available in fabric or wallcovering. Schumacher, Suite 110. LEFT | Crackle by Kohler Waste Lab in Emerald, with Scala Marble, with grassygreen highlights. Made from nearly 100% recycled material. Ann Sacks, Suite 91.

20 michigan design center @home 2019 49420 Van Dyke | Utica, MI 48314 | 586.726.5537 | MintClosets.com Life. Better Organized. LEFT | Elsie Table Lamp, by Kate Spade New York. In Dark Turquoise reversepainted glass with Pale Aqua linen shade. City Lights Detroit, Suite 98. RIGHT | Beekman Table Lamp, by Kate Spade New York. In Dark Turquoise reverse-painted glass with Pale Aqua linen shade. City Lights Detroit, Suite 98.

21 michigandesign.com Suitable for Framing A downtown Detroit penthouse goes from blank canvas to work of art By George Bulanda Photos by Chelsea Diffenderfer Wallpaper background: Simone Damask Grasscloth Schumacher, Suite 110

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23 michigandesign.com Interior designers are among the privileged few able to witness a project as it morphs from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. In the case of Rachel Nelson and Lauren DeLaurentiis, principals of design firmRL Concetti, the spectacular threestory, 5,000-square-foot penthouse they designed in downtown Detroit’s restored Westin Book Cadillac couldn’t have had more unglamorous beginnings – or such stunning results. “It truly was a blank canvas.” “This space had been the mechanical tower, so it had never been a residence,” Nelson explains. “Someone had started to make it into a residence, but it was far from complete; it was just pure studded walls. The stairs weren’t finished. There was no HVAC, no plumbing, no electrical. It truly was a blank canvas.” In collaboration with Detroit-based Integrity Building Group, the project gained momentum, though it took about 18 months to complete. Originally erected as the Book-Cadillac Hotel, the building today is home to a hotel, condos, and the popular Roast and 24 Grille restaurants. It’s a thriving spot now, but the imposing structure on Washington Boulevard and Michigan Avenue was revived from near extinction after being shuttered in 1984. The kitchen’s most striking attribute is the impressive black marble island. The 12-foot slab had to be cut down the middle and transported up the freight elevator. Marble: Leonardo’s Marble & Granite, Suite 102-B. Chandelier: City Lights Detroit, Suite 98. TOP RIGHT | Breathtaking views of Detroit’s skyline can be enhanced with the assistance of a telescope on a stand in a corner of the great room. The abstract painting is by Jan Dorer. Sconces: City Lights Detroit, Suite 98.

Towering windows allow a flood of light into the great room. A copper corbel with a verdigris patina serves as a pedestal; it was part of the original 1924 hotel. Pair of Precedent sofas: RJ Thomas, Ltd., Suites 72, 77 & 82. OPPOSITE PAGE | A first-floor powder room is distinguished by custom wallpaper. Sconces: City Lights Detroit, Suite 98. 24 michigan design center @home 2019

25 michigandesign.com downtown and Midtown would come roaring back, and that the Book would rebound after a massive renovation. But that’s precisely what happened in 2008, and the spruced-up hotel was back in business, along with 67 condos and penthouses on the top eight floors. Designed by architect Louis Kamper, the Book, with its towering Ionic columns, Corinthian pilasters, and graceful arched windows, is in the neoclassical style, with some geometric Art Deco touches tossed into the mix. For the designers, both fans of Detroit and its history, nabbing the chance to design the historic spot was a dream. In fact, their own design studio is located in a 1915 building designed by Albert Kahn in the up-and-coming east-side neighborhood called Islandview, so named for its proximity to Belle Isle. “There is such an amazing energy in Detroit,” Nelson says during a visit to the designers’ light-flooded studio on Bellevue. “That’s why Lauren and I wanted to be in the city; we wanted to be part of something greater than ourselves. “We get to do this! It was a big moment for us.” “When we came out of the hotel for the first time, we had tears in our eyes, saying, ‘We get to do this!’ It was a big moment for us.” As it happened, their client is also a Detroit booster who wanted her surroundings to reflect the building’s 1920s flavor. “She loves and respects Detroit and the history of the building, so we wanted that Art Deco flair to be reflected in that,” DeLaurentiis says. Those Art Deco touches include black marble In 1924, it was the tallest hotel in the world, providing exquisite hospitality to celebrities, statesmen, and well-heeled travelers. That was a far cry from its glory days when, after completion in 1924, it was the tallest hotel in the world, providing exquisite hospitality to celebrities, statesmen, and well-heeled travelers. But like many aging buildings in Detroit in the ’80s, the grande dame had declined into a sad state of frayed elegance. Few then could have predicted that

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 26 michigan design center @home 2019

TOP | The guest bathroom receives plenty of light. BOTTOM | A detail of the sink and vintage mirror. Tile: Virginia Tile, Suite 100. OPPOSITE PAGE | The master bedroom is bathed in natural light, emanating from a huge arched window. Rug: Baker Furniture, Suite 60. 27 michigandesign.com floors on the first floor, marble and tile in the kitchen (including a black marble-topped island), and authentic 1920s lighting. The client also bought a copper corbel that was part of the original building at Materials Unlimited in Ypsilanti, which deals in vintage and antique furnishings and architectural details. That corbel now serves as a pedestal. But the homeowner is not averse to contemporary accents, including her artwork. A notable painting is a sprawling Venetian scene painted by Detroit artist and professor Tom Parish. “A lot of the inspiration and color choices came from the artwork.” “A lot of the inspiration and color choices came from the artwork, which she collected from her travels,” DeLaurentiis says. Those colors, Nelson adds, are in cooler tones of blues and greens. “The master suite is silver, taupe, and deep blue-teal, while the bathroom is gray, white, and seafoam.” Most of the non-vintage lighting throughout is from City Lights Detroit. Another striking scene is a freestanding jetted Modena tub by Jacuzzi, placed in front of a vaulting, arched window. The client insisted on that particular extravagance, Nelson says.

28 michigan design center @home 2019 The client insisted on a jetted Modena tub by Jacuzzi in the master bath, which overlooks the city. “She wanted to come home after work, drink a glass of wine, relax in the tub, and look out over the city,” designer Rachel Nelson explains.

29 michigandesign.com “That was a non-negotiable. She just wanted to come home after work, drink a glass of wine, relax in the tub, and look out over the city.” And as if to add a cherry atop the sundae, DeLaurentiis says, “Then we put a chandelier over it, which seemed to complete the picture.” It was a gesture like a final brush stroke on an elegant painting that had once been just a blank canvas. TOP | A long view of the master bath. Designer Lauren DeLaurentiis calls the master bath “a showstopper.” BOTTOM | Extensive cabinetry provides copious storage in the master bath, decorated in a muted palette of white, gray, and seafoam. Lighting: City Lights Detroit, Suite 98.

30 michigan design center @home 2019 Point of View By Susan Todebush | Photos by Martin Vecchio

31 michigandesign.com When Jay and Sarah Finnane decided to make the move from Chicago to Ann Arbor, they quickly realized that the competitive real estate market just didn’t offer the perfect home for their young family. Recalling previous visits to the area, they confined their search to the coveted Ann Arbor Hills neighborhood, which is known for its large lots with mature trees, winding roads with a variety of home styles, and proximity to restaurants and shopping. Once the overall location had been determined, they kept coming back to a 1950s ranch on a lovely lot. While the view from the street was unassuming, a family room that was added in the 1990s offered a soaring ceiling with expansive windows with a view to the garden. Although they knew the home needed work, the family room sealed the deal. Shortly, plans were underway to renovate the home and add a new master suite. New to town and knowing they would need help finding the sources necessary to complete the project, the Finnanes ABOVE | The family room was added to the home in the 1990s. LEFT | Crisp white was used throughout the house, and the dark trim around the windows and doors instantly updates the space and frames the view. Sectional and coffee table: RJ Thomas, Suite 82. Schumacher (Suite 110) fabric covers the vintage mid-century chairs. An Ann Arbor ranch with a ‘90s addition is transformed for family living BEFORE

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33 michigandesign.com were introduced to interior designer Laura Zender through a mutual friend. Getting Zender involved early in the project allowed her to work with the builder to create a better flow through the original home and incorporate thoughtful details into the new addition. One big change involved moving the kitchen to the front of the home. The dark tone used in the kitchen over the range was repeated on the door and window trim in the family room to unite the two spaces and to frame the view. The sloped ceiling and angular light fixture in the kitchen inspired the triangular opening into the mudroom. The move was risky – she knew the family would need to mind the view – so she incorporated plenty of storage and organization to keep things tidy. All in all, the project took a year to complete. A thorough “refresh” of the home’s basement allowed the family to stay on site during the renovation. Designers can fill many roles during a large renovation. In addition to selecting colors, materials, and finishes, in some cases, a good designer will also act as “bad cop” with tradespeople, allowing the homeowners to keep a peaceful relationship with those working in the home. TOP | The marble backsplash tile has worn corners that create a star pattern when laid in a grid pattern, a nod to the home’s midcentury origins. Tile: Virginia Tile, Suite 100. BOTTOM | Plenty of storage was added to the mudroom, keeping the view from the kitchen tidy. OPPOSITE PAGE | Zender says kitchen design is very personal. Because her clients love to cook, she added lots of wide drawers in place of standard base cabinets. Open shelves add warmth and interest. Tile: Virginia Tile, Suite 100.

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35 michigandesign.com Acting as editor and stylist, Zender helped the family sort through their furnishings and keep the family’s favorites. “Instead of suggesting we buy new art and accessories, she gave us the confidence to hang the art we already had in unexpected ways that look fantastic! It made us love our stuff all over again, and we have a new appreciation for pieces we would have gotten rid of or sold,” says Sarah Finnane. Finnane is delighted with the results. “She (Zender) was able to take my ideas – and countless Pinterest boards – and elevate them into a cohesive design that looks professionally done, but casual and comfortable. Just perfect!” Zender describes her collaborative style as more guide than guru. “There is never just one ‘right’ wallpaper, fabric, or tile,” she says. “A good designer will learn what the client’s style is, narrow down appropriate choices, and lead them to good sources quickly, saving them both time and money.” TOP | A dark green accent wall anchors the Palm Springs-inspired master bedroom. Curtain fabric: Ralph Lauren /Kravet, Suite 105. BOTTOM | In the newly-added master suite, black mirror was applied to the front of the tub to subtly reflect the patterned floor tile. Wall tile: Virginia Tile, Suite 100. OPPOSITE PAGE | The dark fern wallpaper in the hall is a dramatic counter to the light-filled family room beyond. Wallcovering: Kravet, Suite 105.

36 michigan design center @home 2019 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! SUITE 84 248.649.2020

37 michigandesign.com Designers at Home Designers spend most of their time creating customized spaces for other people’s homes, carefully choosing décor in the styles their clients prefer. When decorating their own homes, they have access to an almost limitless array of options. We asked four savvy pros to share a peek into their favorite spaces at home. – Susan Todebush

michigan design center @home 2019 38 W hen I bought this house, I did a complete remodel, more than doubling its size, and adding all new floors, windows, millwork, and moldings. I spend most of my time in the library, where I also sculpt and paint. The cowhide rugs are from the hides of Charolais cattle, from my family farm in Kentucky. The custom marble-top table is part of the Art|Harrison Collection, designed with my business partner, Arturo Sanchez. I wanted the kitchen to be warm and inviting, so I chose pine cabinets and marble countertops. For fun, I handcarve serving utensils of wood.” Barry Harrison, ART | HARRISON INTERIORS Photos by Ed Doucet Photography TOP | Cabinets: EW Kitchens, Suite 93. BOTTOM | Console table: available through Tennant & Associates, Suite 61. “

39 michigandesign.com I infused my very small main-floor powder room with a bold combination of choices to create a timeless little jewel box of a space. An oversized, large-scale wallcovering is a perfect backdrop for the custom vanity, which has an open display space and plenty of storage. It creates interest without a lot of fussiness. The gold fixtures are warm, muted, and on trend. Sentimental treasures adorn and make it personal. LEFT | Sconces: City Lights Detroit, Suite 98. RIGHT | Bed fabric: Pindler, Suite 69. This guest bedroom is full of many vintage treasures either handed down or collected over the years. There are stories about every piece, which makes this a very personal space. I chose the free-form ‘hand scrawl’ wallcovering as the backdrop because it reinforces the idea that all objects and furnishings in this room were created and touched by human hands.” Amy Miller Weinstein, AMW DESIGN STUDIO Photos by Beth Singer “

40 michigan design center @home 2019 Our favorite space in our home is our kitchen, which overlooks water. When we renovated a few years ago, we installed a built-in TV above the fireplace and a bar/coffee station alongside for serving. The kitchen was fitted with all new cabinets, a Wolf range with custom hood, and an island that is great both for prep and dining. Truly this is the most used space in the house!” Cheryl Nestro, TUTTO INTERIORS Photos by John Carlson Tile: Ann Sacks, Suite 91. Ottoman fabrics: Kravet, Suite 105, and Schumacher, Suite 110. “

41 michigandesign.com W e renovated our 1950s bungalow in 2016, making changes both inside and outside the house. Among other changes, we added gables to the roof to allow cathedral ceilings upstairs, and we removed a wall in the living room that divided the space from what was formerly a back bedroom. By removing the wall and adding sliding doors to the back yard, we got much-needed access to the outdoors, and light now floods into the library and living room. The foundation of the living room is a Turkish Oushak rug with a stylized floral pattern. I strongly believe that people should invest in good, neutral upholstery pieces because on average, we live with them for about 15 years. The two chairs swivel to provide flexible seating options. The palette is in soft gray, taupe, and tobacco, and it carries throughout the home so each space flows easily into the next. I incorporated some treasured family pieces for a ‘collected’ mix of new and old.” Marianne Jones, MARIANNE JONES LLC Photo by Beth Singer Sofa: Baker Furniture, Suite 60. Sofa fabric and ottoman leather: Tennant & Associates, Suite 61. Chairs: Hickory Chair, Suite 122. “

42 michigan design center @home 2019 Believe it or not, the kitchen is actually now twice the size it was. We removed the wall that divided the tiny original kitchen and the small dining room to create an eat-in galley kitchen space that is very functional. This also allowed us to double up the windows by the table (out of view) to flood the room with light. I mixed cool marble tiles and a pale gray wall paint with several warm wood tones on the antique table and chairs, wood floor, and cutting board to create layers of color and texture. In a smaller space, every element must be carefully chosen. The one-of-a-kind Oushak runner not only adds pattern, but also provides softness underfoot. The round cutting board brings in additional wood tones, but we also use it when entertaining to serve cheese or snacks.” Marianne Jones, MARIANNE JONES LLC Photo by Beth Singer Marble backsplash tile: Ann Sacks, Suite 91. “

43 michigandesign.com My home is so important to me; I treasure it. So, I always choose what I really love because I know we’ll be living with it for a long time, and I want to get things right the first time. For the first-floor bath, I found an economical floor tile, but had it installed in an interesting ‘H’ pattern. The fabric and trim you see on the fabric shade were also used for the shower curtain, not in view. The chair adds an unexpected element to the room – it’s a vintage ballroom chair I found in Brimfield. I installed the striped wallpaper horizontally to help expand the space visually.” Marianne Jones, MARIANNE JONES LLC Photo by Beth Singer Tile: Virginia Tile, Suite 100. Fabric: Pindler, Suite 69. Jute trim: Tennant & Associates, Suite 61. “

44 michigan design center @home 2019 From all-natural floors and countertops to dynamic patterned tiles and 3-D wall panels, textures and finishes take center stage when creating spaces that engage the senses. – Craig Argenti Beyond the Surface

michigandesign.com 45 This Detroit kitchen designed by Anahi Hollis Design is dominated by the beautifully “bookended” two-tiered island with wet bar. The beautiful quartz countertop features a dramatic vein pattern that adds texture and interest. The highly textured floors and deep navy cabinetry add drama to the space. E.W. Kitchens, Suite 93. Photos by Michelle and Chris Gerard Inspired by industrial architecture, such as old warehouses and metals that evolve with time and wear, Oxidart porcelain tiles tell a uniquely metropolitan story. Oxidart is a rectified porcelain suitable for all commercial and residential applications, and it’s available in a range of sizes, colors, and patterns. Beaver Tile & Stone, Suite 101.

46 michigan design center @home 2019 Ann Sacks’ latest launch features multiple collections inspired by the color blocking trend. Pictured here are the Figurati (left) and Diarama (right) porcelain tile collections. Ann Sacks, Suite 91. Mosaïque Surface’s French Quarter Collection celebrates the rich culture and grand architecture of New Orleans that gives a nod to its historical French influences. Pictured here is Magnolia Buds, inspired by the multitude of flowers and gardens in some of America’s bestpreserved historic mansions in the city’s Garden District. Virginia Tile, Suite 100. Lunada Bay’s Contourz concrete tiles deliver tactile surfaces with modern shapes and colors. The three-dimensional tiles transform walls into sculpture, and the flat field tiles create an atmosphere that ranges from quiet elegance to modern industrial. They’re specially engineered to be durable enough for residential and commercial installations. Virginia Tile, Suite 100. Duchateau’s hand-crafted 3-D Wood Wall Panels are designed by Mexico City native and architect Joe Langenauer, who finds architectural beauty in nature’s geometry. This exclusive line of luxury wallcoverings is available in an array of styles, grain patterns, finishes, textures, and material inlays. Flooring Design Distributors, Suite 73.

47 michigandesign.com Chroma countertops are produced from optical grade engineered resin and are naturally translucent, as seen here in this backlit countertop in a local office installation. Chroma features a durable matte texture that can be easily refinished throughout its lifetime, and it is available in a variety of colors and styles. California Closets, Suite 95. California Closets offers EcoDomo recycled leathers as an option, providing another trend-forward option for applications such as front inserts, back panels, and countertops. California Closets, Suite 95. Walnut is one of the most distinctive and popular wood species. Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry’s beautiful new vanity is done in a veneer called “Sappy Walnut.” The grain runs horizontally and is shown here with a flat panel door called Lucern in a high-gloss finish. This display was featured at the 2019 Architectural Digest Show in New York. Gardner Builders, Suite 106. Photo by Jeff Aisen This custom-made floating vanity was fabricated and installed by Leonardo’s Marble & Granite. It is made from porcelain in the color Calacatta Borghini and includes an integrated sink with mitered edges. Porcelain is a man-made product, which is stain, scratch, and heat resistant. Leonardo’s Marble & Granite, Suite 102-B. Photo by Jeff Aisen

48 michigan design center @home 2019 In addition to custom flooring, Mountain Lumber Company produces tabletops, custom tables, countertops, and wall cladding. The company worked with a top NYC designer to create this beautiful gray multi-tone white oak floor with an aluminum oxide finish for a skyscraper just south of the Empire State Building. The Ghiordes Knot, Suite 90.

49 michigandesign.com Terra Preciosa tile was designed by Cercan Tile and is manufactured exclusively in Canada. The ground-breaking new line of custom concrete products is a modern take on classic terrazzo. Carefully crafted with or without semi-precious stones that are embedded in custom colored high-performance concrete, this collection is fully customizable, and it’s suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. Also new to Cercan Tile is their large slab collection of ceramic tile, marble, porcelain, and natural stone. Their well-lit showroom affords the opportunity to see these impressive slabs under ideal circumstances. Cercan Tile, Suite 94. Photos by Jeff Aisen

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51 michigandesign.com Design pros know choosing the right combination of patterns, colors, and textures can be tricky when creating a cohesive space. Lisa Petrella and her team at Petrella Designs consider scale and balance when selecting fabrics and wallcoverings while keeping comfort and style at the forefront. Lisa explains how she challenges herself to find the level of comfort each client has for mixed patterns and build on it. “Everyone has an idea if they are a jewel-tone, neutral, or watercolor person, and that helps us when we start each project,” Lisa says. “We bring the client 20 fabrics to choose from and ask which ones stand out. Even if the fabrics are not used or are only used on a small item, the color direction supports the project as it takes shape.” Once the client has chosen one (or a few) fabrics they are drawn to, the trick is finding other patterns, colors, and textures that don’t compete but complement the first. OPPOSITE PAGE | Creating an updated classic look, Lisa mixed a textured velvet fabric on the dining chairs with patterned fabric on the host and hostess chairs and drapery in this bright dining room. The chandelier and table lamp complement the rivets on the dining chairs, adding a modern touch, while the custom wainscoting and coffered ceilings underscore the traditional style of the home. Drapery and host and hostess chair fabric: Schumacher, Suite 110. Chandelier: Lighting Resource Studio, Suite 18. Lamp: City Lights Detroit, Suite 98. Velvet fabric on dining chairs: Tennant & Associates, Suite 61. Photos by Martin Vecchio MixMaster By Emily Crawford

52 michigan design center @home 2019 In a Bloomfield Hills traditional Colonial that was remodeled three years ago by Lisa and her team, the homeowner was looking to update with a more modern feel. Using different textures and patterns, Lisa created a soft yet rugged look in the family room attached to the kitchen. Custom leather chairs were inspired by the vintage look the homeowner loved and used hair-on-hide fabric to cover the ottomans to contrast with the velvet sofa. Custom leather chairs: Designer Furniture Services + Fabrics, Suite 22. Ottomans and ottoman fabric: Schumacher, Suite 110. Sofa and sofa fabric: Hickory Chair Interior Design Showroom, Suite 122. OPPOSITE PAGE | Lisa chose a light-colored, textured wallcovering on a one-of-a-kind console to complement a piece of the homeowner’s own art work above it. To add a visual softness but keep the “rugged” look of the space, Lisa added metal hardware and a light fixture on the console. Custom leather chair and custom console: Designer Furniture Services + Fabrics, Suite 22. Wallcovering on console: Kravet, Suite 105. Lamp: RJ Thomas, Ltd., Suite 72, 77 & 82. Photos by Martin Vecchio

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54 michigan design center @home 2019 In this project, an Old World chintz fabric in a new colorway on the wingbacked chair, lively prints on throw pillows, and blue window coverings are balanced with a neutral backdrop to ground the room. A vintage ottoman was recovered in bright pink velvet to accent the wing chair, while the trim on the sofa guides your eye to the floor. Sofa: Hickory Chair Interior Design Showroom, Suite 122. Drapery, trim, skirted ottoman fabric, and footstool fabric: Kravet, Suite 105. Custom skirted ottomans: Designer Furniture Services + Fabrics, Suite 22. Wing chair and fabric: Schumacher, Suite 110. Photos by Jim Liska

55 michigandesign.com In her first break-out project, senior designer Kourtney Shammo of Petrella Designs applied Lisa’s advice to not be afraid of mixing scale and pattern. Kourtney chose a bold plaid for a wing chair on one side of the room and added pillows with bright yellow accents on the opposite side to help achieve balance and create interest. Using patterns with varying scale in the fabric choices for this project was key. Keeping a small pattern on the rug and ottoman complements the bold plaid without challenging it. Sofa and ottomans: Hickory Chair Interior Design Showroom, Suite 122. Sofa and chair fabric: Pindler, Suite 69. Pillow fabric: Kravet, Suite 105. Ottoman fabric: Tennant & Associates, Suite 61. Floor lamp: City Lights Detroit, Suite 98. Wing chair: RJ Thomas, Ltd., Suites 72, 77 & 82. Side table: Decoroom, Suite 37. Photos by Jim Liska

56 michigan design center @home 2019 325 W. Silverbell Rd., Suite 220 Lake Orion, MI 248.923.5100 clarkswgd.com WE HAVE MOVED! In just three short years, Clark’s White Glove Delivery has outgrown its warehouse in Pontiac and moved to a new facility in Lake Orion. The new warehouse is 50% larger and we added three more routes for a total of eight routes daily throughout eastern Michigan. We are a full service White Glove Delivery company. Feel free to call, or just stop by and check us out! To ground the bold colors, patterns, and textures in a room, Lisa prefers to use a neutral color on the walls and floor to help balance the space. Fabric on host and hostess chairs: Schumacher, Suite 110. Host and hostess chairs: Hickory Chair Interior Design Showroom, Suite 122. Drapery fabric: Kravet, Suite 105. Photo by Beth Singer

michigandesign.com 57 You don’t have to travel far to attain a global decorative flair, and mixing styles from around the world allows you to achieve a truly cosmopolitan feel. Climb aboard as we visit, France, Morocco, Japan, England, China, Thailand, Mali, and other far-flung nations in a tour of global décor. – George Bulanda AWorld of Design “Conceived in Belgium, perfected in America” is Verellen’s slogan, a theme reflected in this vignette from Verellen’s Sullivan Collection. The company was founded in Antwerp, Belgium, and is located today in High Point, N.C. Chatham House Lifestyle Gallery: A Verellen Boutique, Suite 102-A.

58 michigan design center @home 2019 One-of-a-kind overdyed rug made in Turkey from Anadol Rugs. These vintage and antique rugs are freshly dyed, giving them a new vibrancy. The Ghiordes Knot, Suite 90. Photo by Jeff Aisen A blend of global styles: Khotan Turkishstyle tribal rug with modern colorways, made in India. 8 x 10, available in other sizes and colorways. The Ghiordes Knot, Suite 90. Photo by Jeff Aisen Timeless Gallic style is represented in this antique French Louis XVI-style settee in black velvet upholstery with white piping. Fifi & Coco Interiors, Suite 27. Eighteenth-century English craftsmanship is referenced in the Althorp Living History Collection, which includes this George III-style mahogany Spencer Dressing Box with beveled mirror back with bowed and square swing panels revealing a fitted interior. The Spencer coronet is displayed on the stretcher. The elegantly carved mahogany Wootton Hall Chair features acanthus leaf details and a hand-painted Spencer crest. Theodore Alexander, Suite 30. Edward Wormley’s midcentury Captain’s Chair for Dunbar combines Danish Modern with American style. Baker Furniture, Suite 60. Photo by Jeff Aisen

59 michigandesign.com Pindler’s Fusion Collection draws inspiration from Moroccan rugs, tapa cloths from the Pacific Islands, mud cloths from Mali, and Kuba textiles from the Congo. Pindler, Suite 69. Jean-Louis Deniot’s Collection for Baker was influenced by the elegance of French Art Deco style. Pictured are the Celestite Sofa, Carnelian Lounge Chair, and Heliodor Table. Baker Furniture, Suite 60. Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into exquisite shapes, is mirrored in this 3-D glass tile from Lunada Bay: Origami Field pattern in Moxie Cottage Blue-Pearl Virginia Tile, Suite 100. Classic Moroccan mosaics, Portuguese ceramic tiles, and Italian textiles are echoed in Walker Zanger’s Duquesa Fatima Decorative Field in Mezzanotte. Virginia Tile, Suite 100.

60 michigan design center @home 2019 Jim Thompson’s Every Colour Under the Sun collection is aptly named for its glorious range of hues in fine handwoven Thai silk. Tennant & Associates, Suite 61.

61 michigandesign.com These Chinese Chippendale table and chairs (upholstered in chinoiserie fabric), decorated with Asian vases and bowls, make the perfect setting for a sumptuous Chinese meal. Fifi & Coco Interiors, Suite 27. Photo by Jeff Aisen

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michigandesign.com 63 With its origin in 1920s Paris, and certainly influenced by the Industrial Revolution, Art Deco style was quickly reflected in the design of everything from automobiles, to skyscrapers, to home furnishings during the period between WWI and WWII. Simple, aerodynamic forms decorated with geometric patterns were produced using expensive materials like ivory, ebony, steel, and exotic woods to create a completely new style that became the definition of luxury and modernity for the era. In architecture, many examples still exist today, and they have become iconic definers of their places. It’s difficult to imagine Miami’s South Beach without its glorious waterfront hotels, or New York City without the Chrysler Building or 30 Rockefeller Center. With a nod to the past, and perfectly updated for today’s busy lifestyle, designers are incorporating Deco style for a fresh version of a more glamorous era. OPPOSITE PAGE | This custom foyer table, designed by Amy Miller Weinsteinof AMW Design Studio in conjunction with a local furniture craftsman, references all the benchmarks of classic Deco styling. There is a healthy dose of industrial modern aesthetic with the use of exposed nuts and bolts in the detailing. The simple, bold globe light hanging above the table reinforces the beauty and importance of fine craftsmanship, another noteworthy aspect found in Deco architecture and interiors. The round area rug combines arcs and curves patchworked together from monochromatic hairy hide pieces. The silk wallcovering adds important richness and an elegant finishing touch. Wallcovering: Phillip Jeffries, available at Tennant & Associates, Suite 61. Photo by Beth Singer TREND TO WATCH: Art Deco By Susan Todebush The sleek, modern curves and repeating geometric shapes that define Deco style look fresh and new in today’s décor

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65 michigandesign.com OPPOSITE PAGE | Arturo Sanchez and Barry Harrison, Art | Harrison Interiors, created this powder room for clients who wanted a room that was in keeping with their elegant home in Palmer Woods. They designed the custom vanity in solid mahogany with an oversized marble backsplash that accommodates the wall-mounted faucet. They incorporated antiqued mirror and mesh panels in the vanity’s doors to add interest and reflect more light in the small space. The patterned wallcovering has a subtle sheen, and they chose elongated, nickel-plated sconces to create a sense of height. The antiqued backlit mirror was the finishing touch. Vanity: Art | Harrison Collection, available at Tennant & Associates, Suite 61. Mirror and mesh panels: Ann Sacks, Suite 91. Lighting: City Lights Detroit, Suite 98. Photo by Beth Singer T he Art Deco-inspired mirror is the focal point of this powder room. The chest has been repurposed as the vanity, and we applied a custom striped finish. The sconces and wallpaper are the finishing touches that added the 1930s look we were going for.” Cheryl Nestro, TUTTO INTERIORS Photo by John Carlson “

66 michigan design center @home 2019 Get theArt Deco Look A. C. D. B. A. The Athena Sofa offers sumptuous luxury with its curved back, serpentine base, and scrolled arms. The exposed dark walnut wood detail highlights the superior materials. David Phoenix collection for Hickory Chair, Suite 122. B. These vintage crystal baskets and vases were produced by Art Vannes Le Chatel, founded in 1765, and one of the most important producers of glass in France. The smooth, undulating shapes are stunning examples of the period. Fifi & Coco Interiors, Suite 27. Photos by Jeff Aisen C. Lilies, a wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries, is available in four colorways. Tennant & Associates, Suite 61. D. The Apollo pattern from Schumacher evokes architectural details of the era. Schumacher, Suite 110.

michigandesign.com 67 This was a two-year large-scale renovation in Ann Arbor. The staircase was the topic of discussion for about six months. The client is conscious of feng shui, an ancient art of arranging space to harmonize individuals with their environment. We decided a glass railing would be most fitting with the home’s aesthetic. The dark cherry finish for the steps and railing gives the stark contrast to the floor and ceiling that helped create the beautiful impact upon entering the home.” Cheryl Nestro, TUTTO INTERIORS Photo by Carlson Productions LLC Floor tile: Ann Sacks, Suite 91, andCercan Tile, Suite 94. “ Whether they’re dramatically transforming a space or creating a much-needed update, designers can make a big difference by applying a few bold choices. – Craig Argenti Making an Impact

68 michigan design center @home 2019 T his 1920s renovation was a major overhaul for the entire interior of the home. Set in Birmingham’s Poppleton Park, the neighborhood is full of history and charm. I find kitchens to be most impactful when omitting upper cabinets. The open shelves and counter-to-ceiling glass cabinet add so much visual interest. We also increased the thickness of the marble island top. It is stunning. Wallpaper is my favorite way to make an impact. I typically present a few options to clients, and with this particular project the wallpaper in the powder room was love at first sight. I love a large pattern in a tucked-away little space and this charmer is a visual treat for lucky guests.” Dayna Rasschaert, DAYNA FLORY INTERIORS Photos by Martin Vecchio TOP | Sconces and pendants: City Lights Detroit, Suite 98. BOTTOM | Sconces: City Lights Detroit, Suite 98. Window shade trim: Schumacher, Suite 110. Wallpaper: Rozmallin, Suite 60. “

69 michigandesign.com T his beautiful kitchen was a full gut project we completed for a client in Birmingham. The reconfiguration of the kitchen allows for an improved use of space and functionality, including bar seating and a concealed breakfast bar in the cabinetry. We lightened up the space by replacing the dark cabinets and appliances with a fresh palette, allowing the room to feel more open and spacious.” Carrie Long, CARRIE LONG INTERIORS Photo by Carlson Productions LLC O ur goal with this project in Bloomfield Hills was to create a transitional living and dining room that was intimate and inviting for entertaining guests. In the living room we used a mix of velvet wing chairs, a tufted leather sofa, and an antique mirrored cocktail table that recall traditional elements but in a streamlined manner. We were limited on ceiling height and wanted to accentuate the coffered ceilings without adding a decorative light fixture, so we opted for deep brown quarter-turned grasscloth wallcovering to enhance the millwork. It adds an unexpected touch of texture and depth. An antique rug anchors the room and sets a quiet tone with hints of sedated blue. The design concept in the dining room was centered on the homeowner’s affinity with Argentina, where they celebrated “ “ their wedding. The client had already selected a dark brown paint for the ceiling and walls, meant to show off a sparkling chandelier as the centerpiece. Rough wood textures and burlap-backed chairs that speak to the robust South American style are married with the grace of linen and an elegant jewelry chain fixture. The gallery wall is curated around images and textiles from, or inspired by, the couple’s travels, which provide a personal component.” Katie Rodriguez, KATIE RODRIGUEZ DESIGN Photos by Beth Singer Wing chairs: RJ Thomas, Ltd., Suites 72, 77 & 82. Ceiling wallpaper: Kravet /Lee Jofa /Brunschwig & Fils, Suite 105. Dining room chandelier: Lighting Resource Studio, Suites 18 & 97.

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71 michigandesign.com T his was a newly constructed home with a very open floor plan. The wood paneled wall was conceived as a way to define a smaller den space that is easily accessed through two integrated wood doors. The spaces share a two-sided fireplace, while allowing for a cozier ‘den’ space that’s not always part of the larger open area.” Amy Miller Weinstein, AMW DESIGN STUDIO Photos by Beth Singer TOP | Artwork: RJ Thomas, Ltd., Suites 72, 77 & 82. BOTTOM | Chairs: RJ Thomas, Ltd., Suites 72, 77 & 82. Chair fabric: Tennant & Associates, Suite 61. T his dramatic headboard wrapped in Garrett Leather draws the eye up to a custom crown detail that was installed onsite. Flanking the headboard are two custom mirrors that take advantage of the tall ceiling. The mirrors were designed to reflect the stunning pendants that hang over the smoky Vanguard nightstands. From leather drawer pulls to custom metal work, it’s the details that make this room special.” Amanda Sinistaj, ELLWOOD INTERIORS Photo by Beth Singer Headboard leather and bench fabric: Tennant & Associates, Suite 61. Nightstands and bench: RJ Thomas, Ltd., Suites 72, 77 & 82. “ “ OPPOSITE PAGE: