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Trend Report: Winter 2010

Up-to-date observations from design-minded professionals.

More Than Machines

The mellow post-vacation feeling from our anniversary trip ended seconds after turning the house key in the front-door lock.

Square Meals

Abandon circular reasoning with serve ware that offers geometric appeal.

Books: 'Designs for Small Spaces'

Jennifer Hudson's book for designing with flair in small areas.

Going Wild

This season, creative types are wild about animal prints. The trend was on display at Michigan Design Center’s Celebrations event in September.

Books: 'American Fashion Designers at Home'

Rima Suqi's book looks at the home décor of famous fashion designers.

The Goods: Winter 2010

House Rules

Home theaters often showcase the latest in audio-visual innovation, but there’s nothing innovative about how many people decorate these rooms.

Pecking Order

When the chickens come home to roost, they just might end up on residential lawns. Thanks to Green Chicken Coop, a Bay City-based company that sells pre-made, eco-friendly poultry pens, locavores hatching a plan to raise their own backyard brood can purchase made-to-order coops.

Cash & Cari

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure are words to live by for Cari Cucksey. “There are buyers for everything,” she says.

In Residence: Lauren Sanders

Because Lauren Sanders looks every bit the glamour girl, you envision her in a setting of pastel colors and luxe fabrics..

The Goods: Fall Edition

Shining Examples

Waning daylight hours put an emphasis on candlelight and electric illumination. In addition to wattage, think style when lighting your interior.

Detroit Collector Allen Abramson Shows His Worldly Treasures

He spent a lifetime amassing museum-quality furnishings.

A Q&A With Interior Designer Barry Dixon

How antiques can complement a modern décor.

Metro Detroiters Turn Tree Trunks Into Totems

Dead wood comes alive with creativity.

New Homes Promise a Green Future

A Macomb Township development showcases eco living.

Date Book

Birds & Bees

Rising from the Ruins

It’s a sunny Sunday afternoon and Matt and Kim Clayson are peering out the dining-room windows of their Indian Village home as company arrives. Sally Crapo Bullard, great-granddaughter of the home’s original owners, ambles in, along with Bill Morgan, founder of the Swartz Creek Historical Society, and his wife, Monte.
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