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2012 Spring Calendar

Put on some comfy kicks and enjoy a bevy of home and garden tours.

Cultivated Taste: Indian Village Estate

Finance executive and urban-farming proponent John Hantz also tends to an elegant crop of arts and antiques in his Indian Village estate.

All in the Family: Bloomfield Hills

A full house can be livable & sophisticated.

Re-user Friendly: Sylvan Lake Bungalow

A homeowner’s appetite for repurposed and recycled objects takes him well beyond the kitchen.

Playlist: All Fired Up

Songs to warm your heart beside the hearth.

Recipes: Beef Stew, Cheddar & Chive Biscuits, Sweet Potato Corn Bread

Hearty stew served with warm, buttered quick breads is the gastronomic equivalent of woolly mittens.

Door Prize: Hostess Gifts

Ring the bell with a ‘bread-and-butter’ gift in hand that says ‘Thank you for having me’.

Lakeside Classic

The vintage appeal of a former summer house prompted one couple to swap their contemporary digs for family memories of fishing, boating, and sledding down to the lake’s edge.

Playlist: Sunday Best

Nearly everyone lives for the weekend.

Zen Modern

A serene, airy Japanese aesthetic — inside and out — was the goal in renovating a 1960s-era Birmingham home.

A Dash of DIY

A chef who’s as handy around the house as he is in the kitchen created a recipe of renovation for his Beverly Hills ranch.

Kitchen and Bath

Fresh, clean designs for what just may be the two most important rooms in the house.

Landscape Tips From the Pros

Five landscape pros offer tips and points to consider for planting small gardens and landscapes.

Curb Appeal

With the help of sprinkler systems and regular tending, three front-yard gardens in Birmingham provide pleasure to their owners and passersby.

Taking the 'LEED'

A Bloomfield Township home is built on a foundation of environmentally minded principles.

Rosy Outlook

With a soothing pink palette, a traditional, European-influenced home provides serenity for a couple who formerly lived in a contemporary dwelling.

Summer, Simplicity, & Sunsets

A metro Detroit couple rescued a neglected Lake Michigan retreat, where they now spend weekends ‘bluffing it’

Playlist: Making a Splash

Whether it’s a day at the beach, a lazy boat ride on the lake, or strolling in a soft rain, water is associated with summer more than any other season. Take the plunge with this playlist.

Lemon Recipes and Cocktails

Tart and tangy, lemons add zest to the season — in drinks, dressings, and desserts.

Playlist: Windy Songs

As gusts kick up in spring and brightly colored kites speckle the sky, we turn our attention to tunes inspired by the breeze.
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