Design Tips

Linda Shears with her sisters in Venice, circa 2002.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Vacation Inspiration

We wouldn’t grow as people if we remained forever in our little corner of the globe. For designers, travel serves as a conduit for creativity and inspiration.

This vignette by Linda Shears demonstrates how utilizing a black accent wall does not have to be forbidding.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Renovations Done Right Recap

Recently, MDC hosted our “Renovations Done Right” event featuring multiple presentations covering a variety of renovation-themed topics from kitchens and baths to space planning, color, and more.

'The Cave' is located below the original sun room, following the footprint of the space above. | Photo by Jeff Garland

Monday, April 30, 2018

Outdoor Small Wonders

An expansive outdoor space may be alluring, but a well-designed small space can create an intimate and cozy environment when hosting guests outdoors.

This large bonus room by CLOTH & KIND was transformed into a modern-day speakeasy. | Photo by Sarah Dorio

Monday, April 2, 2018

In the Dark

Light and airy rooms are very welcoming and accommodating, but they sometimes lack the warmth and sophistication that a well-done, dark and moody space offers. Read more about how several of the area’s top designers incorporated these dark hues into their clients’ spaces.

Dark woodwork in this traditional home was painted white to blend with the walls and ceiling | Photo by Michael Raffin

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Into the Mix

If you’ve been decorating your home under the impression that all design elements need to match, you’ve been missing out. Some of the most stunning spaces are ones that incorporate many different design styles; however, it is possible to overdo it.

Custom furniture and luxury fabrics in the new Designer Furniture Services + Fabrics showroom.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Introducing MDC’s Newest Showrooms!

Michigan Design Center welcomes you to visit our three new showrooms: Designer Furniture Services + Fabrics, Suite 22; Lighting Resource Studio, Suite 18; and Theodore Alexander, Suite 30.

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