Events

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 | 10 A.M.
Launch! Tour: “Making the Most of Your MDC Visit”

Michigan Design Center is increasing the frequency in which we host our Launch! Tours, a series of hourlong events with a top design pro who will help get your project going in the right direction. Each Launch! event is complimentary and focuses on a specific topic. Join George Bulanda, MDC’s Director of Marketing and Communications, as he gives pointers on navigating Michigan Design Center’s campus and offers shopping tips and inside information on how to maximize your experience at MDC. Launch! Tours are capped at nine participants. If you are interested in attending, call Emily at 248.649.2020 to reserve your place.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 | 11 A.M. - Noon

Benjamin Moore Presents “The Human Color Experience and Color Trends 2021”

Trade members are invited to join Beth Maguire, Architectural & Design Representative for Benjamin Moore, for a virtual presentation on The Human Color Experience, as well as Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year & Color Trends 2021. Please register for the event here. A virtual link will be emailed the day prior to the event to those who have registered. This CEU qualifies for 1.0 HSW – AIA/IDCEC.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 | 10 A.M.
Launch! Tour: “Tabletop: Décor from High to Low”

Michigan Design Center is increasing the frequency in which we host our Launch! Tours, a series of hourlong events with a top design pro who will help get your project going in the right direction. Each Launch! event is complimentary and focuses on a specific topic. The art of mixing fine art and accessories with flea market finds. Phyllis Whitehead from Fifi & Coco Interiors will give her tips and tricks to creating a beautiful tabletop using old and new décor. Launch! Tours are capped at nine participants. If you are interested in attending, call Emily at 248.649.2020 to reserve your place.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | 10 A.M., 10:30 A.M., 11 A.M., 11:30 A.M.
Mini-Sessions in the RC

Join Mont Surfaces, Chet’s Cleaning, and Pewabic for four informative 20-minute presentations at their booths in the Resource Center, Suite 84:

10 A.M. – Mont Surfaces: “Leave No Stone Unturned”
Learn how to choose the right materials for your countertops and surfaces. A representative will explain the various applications of natural stone (granite, marble, and onyx), porcelain slabs and panels, quartz, and more.

10:30 A.M. – Chet’s Cleaning: “What You & Your Clients Need to Know About Tile & Stone Maintenance”
Vinegar & water? To seal or not to seal? What really is the best way to clean dirty grout? All of these questions and more will be answered by the experts at Chet’s Cleaning.

11 & 11:30 A.M. – Pewabic:Detroit’s Iconic Pottery”*
Learn about Pewabic's handcrafted artisan tile and how to begin the design process. Pewabic’s designers will be on hand to explain the options of tile shapes and colors for your kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, or floor.

*Pewabic will be selling an assortment of tiles, vases, and ornaments for holiday gifts after their mini session, noon - 2:00 p.m. in the Resource Center.

You may attend one or more of these complimentary mini-sessions. Space is limited to 7 people each session, so please RSVP to Emily at 248.649.2020& or emcdonald@michigandesign.com.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 | 10 A.M.
Launch! Tour: “Creating a Perfect Hygge Space”

Michigan Design Center is increasing the frequency in which we host our Launch! Tours, a series of hourlong events with a top design pro who will help get your project going in the right direction. Each Launch! event is complimentary and focuses on a specific topic. Join Joel Baird from The Ghiordes Knot as he shares tips on how to add Hygge to your home. Hygge is a Danish word that can be best described as enjoying life’s simple pleasures. It was created as a lifestyle in the 18th century and with the rise in popularity of Scandi style, it has resurfaced in today’s modern spaces. Come and learn about this trend. Launch! Tours are capped at nine participants. If you are interested in attending, call Emily at 248.649.2020 to reserve your place.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23 | 10 A.M
Launch! Tour: “What Is Your Color ID?”

Michigan Design Center is increasing the frequency in which we host our Launch! Tours, a series of hourlong events with a top design pro who will help get your project going in the right direction. Each Launch! event is complimentary and focuses on a specific topic. Colors can make you feel a certain way. With the turbulent events of 2020 comes the desire for calm in our environments as well as colors that uplift. Linda Shears from Linda Shears Designs, LLC offers tips about paint trends and inspirational palettes that showcase your personality and define your style. She will investigate how to select fabrics and create color schemes for your home using the 2021 colors of the year from both Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore. This Launch! Tour is capped at six participants. If you are interested in attending, call Emily at 248.649.2020 to reserve your place.

The Latest

Fragments Identity II fabric collection from S. Harris reflects the tonal and textural majesty of the Golden State with a relaxed, tranquil nature. See the collection online or in the Designer Furniture Services showroom in Suite 22.

Nolita, a porcelain stoneware tile collection from Vallelunga & Co., beautifully mimics the sumptuous variations of creamy onyx. Its large-scale tiles are available in solid or graphic patterns, with decorative smaller hexagonal versions highlighted by precious details in gold or platinum.

Cambria quartz countertop

Stop by E.W. Kitchens to peruse their vast array of solidly delightful Cambria quartz. It is gorgeous, sturdy, and now comes in a variety of thicknesses including 3 cm, 2 cm, 1 cm, and 6 mm. Look beyond the surface and explore the application possibilities.

IFI fabric

Guided by creativity and innovation, IFI fabric embodies a passion for textile design with a meticulous collection of wide-width luxury fabrics for every project. Available exclusively at Decoroom, Suite 38.

Hastens luxury beds

A Hästens bed is defined by its comfort and support, breathability, and the ability to regulate your body’s temperature while you sleep. Each natural material used in the bed has its own unique benefits, together, they give you perfect natural sleep. Trade up to better health and better sleep this fall.

Osborne & Little Mouflon Collection

Osborne & Little’s Mouflon Collection consists of luxurious dual-purpose wools which include mohair and alpaca. These soft and tactile fabrics are presented in a contemporary color palette featuring strawberry, blush, caramel, leaf green, aqua, and indigo. The collection takes its name from the Mouflon, a wild species of sheep thought to be the ancestor for all modern domestic sheep breeds.

Vanguard Furniture 2020 LookBook

Vanguard Furniture is all about options and creativity. View the latest LookBook here and see the product in the RJ Thomas showroom.

Artistic Tile Grand Gatsby mosaic

With dramatic geometry, and an Art Deco influence, the Grand Gatsby mosaic by Artistic Tile captures the extravagance of the Roaring Twenties. Stocked in polished Thassos marble with inset brushed brass lines and triangular Nero Marquina dots, and in the Fete colorway, which combines various marbles in a style inspired by Roman Cosmati floors.

Kravet Couture introduces its fourth licensed collection with Windsor Smith, Naila. With notes of North African mysticism, this collection of lush, exotic textiles and wallpaper embarks on a journey down the Nile. Naila offers an assortment of both accessible and elegant designs to fit a range of interiors.

iD Inspiration 70 luxury vinyl tile (LVT) includes 30 colors, 24 wood plank designs, and six new tiles. The result is a beautiful floor that remains so for years. Tarkett’s advanced engraving technique provides superior graining, texture, and color in a durable, phthalate-free surface. 

Ironware International Luna Pendant

The playful Luna Pendant from Ironware International features forged disks of various sizes balanced on a forged rod. Luna is suspended from star-shaped canopies by two forged rods and illuminated by two frosted glass globes. Shown here aglow in Gold Metal Leaf finish.

Baker Luxe Collection

The Baker Luxe Collection reflects a fresh vision for Baker, evoking a ready-to-wear approach to attainable luxury. The bold pieces are intended to serve as standout first investments, as well as welcome additions for any design enthusiast’s home. Available in showrooms this fall.

Ann Sacks Kodra mosaic

Classic and sophisticated with crisp lines and soft colorways, Kodra mosaic tile is a timeless design reinterpreted in a modern aesthetic. Comprised of recycled matte micro glass hexagons, square, and penny tiles and available in six designs, Kodra is suitable for all interior and exterior installations, including pools.

En Vogue trim collection

Pindler introduces the new En Vogue trim collection. Fabulous and fashionable, this trim collection includes four elegant, decorative, wide tapes that feature unique embroidery techniques and touches of sophisticated metallic sequins.