Mark your calendars Top home tours, antiques shows, and more
On March 20, Detroit Home magazine presented its 2014 design awards at a special celebration at the GM Heritage Center.
The most festive home of the holiday season was the Royal Park Hotel’s Gingerbread House (in Rochester). An opening party and programs with the Salvation Army raised funds for the needy.
The Ronald McDonald House of Detroit was the beneficiary of the 9th annual Tea at the Townsend (in Birmingham). The 'House' hosts families whose children are at nearby hospitals.
The Michigan Design Center's first Haute House, a veritable feast for the eyes, drew about 700 tourgoers who enjoyed special interior vignettes aplenty. Some 1,000 toys (admission was a toy ) for the Troy Fire Department's Children's Charity were donated.
The Community House's annual Birmingham Home Tour (sponsor: Hall & Hunter Realtors) in September rolled out the welcome mat to showcase a variety of home styles. Of the hundreds who attended, 120 enjoyed lunch on TCH's Terrace.
On June 1, The Huntington Woods Home Tour hosted its 2nd Annual Gala in honor of the yearly home tour.
On March 14, Detroit's design community gathered to honor winners of 2013's Detroit Home Design Awards, sponsored by Detroit Home magazine.
On March 13, Temple Beth El hosted its 3rd Annual Passover Tables Event to raise funds while showing off creatively inspired and designed Passover-themed tablescapes.
On March 7, Scott Shuptrine Interiors celebrated its grand opening at its premier location next to Art Van on Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak.
On December 13, select local interior designers showcased design vignettes at Neiman Marcus for a fundraising luncheon to benefit Humble Design.
On October 4, the Nordin brothers, who own Detroit Design Center and Furnace Glassworks, unveiled a series of new sculptures at The Whitney in Detroit.
Patrons of the Detroit Artists Market gathered Jun 21 in Indian Village to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the DAM and to support local contemporary art through its annual art sale.
On June 17, the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House grounds in Grosse Pointe Shores hosted the Eyes on Design car show, chaired by General Motors VP Ed Welburn. All proceeds benefited the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology.
On May 11, the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education in Detroit hosted the College for Creative Studies' annual student exhibit collector's preview and private reception.
The Garden Party, a benefit for the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan and Oakland County Community College Culinary Studies Institute, was held on June 10 at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester.
On June 7, Pewabic Pottery in Detroit hosted a preview party for its 22nd annual House & Garden Show. The event showcased more than 80 ceramic artists and featured music and strolling dinner.
On May 4, the Junior League of Detroit held a preview party for the 2012 Designers' Show House in Grosse Pointe Shores. The evening benefited JLD's family and educational programming.
On April 27, the Michigan Modernism Gala Preview was held at the Southfield Municipal Complex. The event benefited the Detroit Area Art Deco Society and featured live music, hors d'oeuvres, and wine.
An opening reception was held at Lafayette Plaza in Detroit on April 14 for a one-week, multi-event celebration of Mies van der Rohe's designs, Lafayette Park in particular.