On Aug. 5, Hour Detroit and Detroit Home magazine held the first annual Downtown Living Tour, showcasing seven developments throughout the city. Tourgoers viewed the Scott at Brush Park, DuCharme Place, Fort Shelby Residences, The Griswold, Capitol Park Lofts, and Bedrock Residential Pop-up in Capitol Park.
On June 16-18, the Troy Historical Society and Image and Arts Council of Troy held the 2nd annual Art, Mix & Mingle event in the Troy Historical Village. The three-day event featured artwork from local artists, historical building tours, kid-friendly activities, and more.
On April 1, the Design Industry Volunteer Alliance held a cocktail party at Art | Harrison Interiors in Royal Oak. The event raised funds and awareness for the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park, a youth social services agency that serves runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, with an emphasis on the LGBTQ community.
On March 23, the 12th Annual Detroit Home Design Awards ceremony was held at Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. The event celebrated local design professionals who have created traditional and modern designs, followed by an AfterGlow event at the Whitney.
On March 24, the 11th Annual Detroit Home Design Awards ceremony was held at The Fillmore. The event celebrated local design professionals who have created traditional and modern designs.
Sherwin-Williams presented Colormix 2015 at Michigan Design Center. The paint company's Jackie Jordan shared insights on various emerging color palettes and new paint products.
The Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids' (DIFFA) Dining by Design, which benefits the Michigan Aids Coalition (MAC) featured several talented table designers.
The 27th Annual Birmingham House Tour, hosted by The Community House in Birmingham, was a great success. Tourgoers gave high marks to the five beautiful homes on the tour that opened to the public on a mid-September day.
Dozens attended interior designer Paul Feiten’s party/fundraiser at his Bloomfield Hills home for the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and The HOPE (Helping Others through Partnership and Education) Fund.
The welcome mat was out at the Huntington Woods Home Tour Gala, which was held at the newly renovated home of Lainie Phillips and Howard Ishbia.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Turkel House in Detroit was the site for a blooming good time as partygoers reaped the results of their support for Sunflower Gardens on Woodward.
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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.