Styled by Tanya Zager Chisholm, Mariana Keros, Giuseppa Nadrowski, and Megan Swoyer | Shop and Studio photos by EE Berger
LOOK BOOK | the goods - shops
RAISING THE BAR “One of our specialties is stylish wares for the bar,” says Joe Posch,
owner of Hugh, a Detroit shop pictured here and on the next page.
THE HANDSOME HOUSE
THE HANDSOME HOUSE Hugh, a former pop-up that’s now a permanent store in Midtown Detroit,
features handsome accessories “you don’t see everywhere,” says owner Joe Posch. Of note:
Stylish wares for the bar. This fall, look for vintage Scandinavian fabric on pillows,
ottomans, and more. More information:lovehughlongtime.com. — By Mariana Keros, marianastyle.com
This modern piece went through a process called “wax relief” to achieve the white and blue swirl. The bold color and pattern add a contemporary flair. Middle Kingdom vase, $175, My House of Style, Birmingham.
CUT RIGHT TO IT
This walnut-handled bar knife comes with a citrus peeler, shown below, a channel knife, and a walnut bar board as part of the Crafthouse Bar Tool Set (see the set at left in large photo), $89.95 (set), Hugh, Detroit.
IT’S IN THE MIX
The combination of ivory ceramic and caramel-colored wood looks sophisticated and interesting — a great new shape for a cocktail table or side table. By Klein Reid, $295, My House of Style, Birmingham.
Aquatic forms are soothing. This fish is a clever design using jade — new and interesting with an organic twist. $240, Woodward and Maple, Birmingham.
Lucite makes everything look modern and fresh while still being timeless. Ava bar cart, $1,650, Home & Garden Shop, Troy (also a location in Birmingham).
This Brooklyn Ceramics Scribble Bowl has a great shape for numerous uses: kitchen, table, food, etc. $85, My House of Style, Birmingham.
THE REAL PEEL
Charles Joly, champion bartender and creator of Crafthouse Cocktails, teamed up with Fortessa to design the bar set, shown at left in large photo. Here’s a close-up of the citrus peeler. $89.95 (set), Hugh, Detroit.
THE TASTEFUL HOME
THE TASTEFUL HOME Interior design and fashion often converge, and this space in the Home & Garden Shop
(Troy shown here, also a location in Birmingham) illustrates the harmony between the two. Fashion illustrations
and hues of pink, gold, and black create a graceful ensemble. More information: thehomeandgardenshop.com. — By Tanya Zager Chisholm, fashionsensei.com
A playful homage to classic fashion magazines, this accent pillow’s beautiful watercolor print inspires. Kate Spade New York Write Your Own Rules throw pillow, $89.99, Bed Bath & Beyond online, bedbathandbeyond.com.
For jewelry or keepsakes, these add instant luxe. Top: AERIN Shagreen jewelry box in blush, $525, aerin.com. Bottom: AERIN Classic leather jewelry box, $2,950, Neiman Marcus, Troy.
The Kendra Scott small T-bar jewelry stand in antique brass is an ideal way to display your beloved baubles, and a fashionable addition to any dresser or vanity, $80, RSVP, Plymouth.
Select your fabric, finish, and trim to create a one-of-a-kind host wing chair, starting at $1,599 (frame); piped “les touches” pink pillow, $135; hot pink pillow, $285; Home & Garden Shop, Troy.
NEST Fragrances founder Laura Slatkin created the packaging and vessel for the White Camellia three-wick candle after discovering the centuries-old art of handmade marble paper. Part wisteria, part camellia, and more, $64, Bluemercury, Birmingham and Ann Arbor.
Whether it be in a dressing room or a living room, this print of an iconic Chanel shopping bag is suitably fashionable. Dawn Bouquet framed print, 20 inches by 20 inches, $235, Home & Garden Shop, Troy.
COFFEE TABLE COUTURE
This book celebrates Harper’s Bazaar magazine, which has showcased fashion since 1867, price upon request, Home & Garden Shop, Troy.
CONTEMPORARY CHIC This cosmopolitan space at Bright Ideas in Royal Oak is a symphony of clean lines,
geometric shapes, and cultivated function. A textured area rug adds warmth, while tailored furniture
accented with bold throw pillows offers comfort. We’ll take it all! More information: brightideasfurniture.com. — By Tanya Zager Chisholm, fashionsensei.com
LET THERE BE LIGHT
The finely crafted Hubbardton Forge Disq Ard LED floor lamp is both artful and unobtrusive. Its shade can be raised or lowered. $3,355, Ray Lighting Centers, three metro Detroit locations, raylightingcenters.com.
TAKE A SPIN
Have a seat on the American Leather Luke swivel chair. Its brushed stainless steel swivel base adds chic styling (and keeps you moving). $2,625, Bright Ideas, Royal Oak.
ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT
The Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance Interstice table, $3,000, Ligne Roset, Birmingham.
The NEST Liquidless diffuser in Moroccan Amber offers maintenance-free fragrance. $60, Bluemercury, Birmingham, Ann Arbor.
Surya Agapanthus pillows, designed by Emma Gardner, are evocative of the Agapanthus’ blooms. $35/ea., Found gallery, Ann Arbor.
Take a ride on the Seatbelt Chair, inspired by automotive design and made of woven ribbons resembling seat belts. $799.95, Detroit Institute of Arts Musem Shop, Detroit.
LOOK BOOK | the goods - studios
GLAZE DAZE Engaging colors are the hallmark of ceramic works by Berkley-based Marna McGlinn,
shown above in her studio. Using white stoneware for clay, she layers multiple underglazes with
a variety of glazes to turn out charming, functional creations that bring a smile to the user
(all are food safe). McGlinn’s work sells at Yellow Door Art Market in Berkley and Green
Daffodil in Ferndale. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org — By Megan Swoyer
The colorful works at left showcase ceramicist Marna McGlinn’s passion for nature. Every creature, flower, and leaf is made from stamps that she creates and carves. Lettering is exclusively from her vintage stamp collection. Creature Totem, $44, Garden Girl dish, $15.
INTO THE BLUE
The flowers/vines of the Puebla Collection (hand-painted) are exquisite. $40/four, metro Detroit-area Pottery Barn stores, potterybarn.com.
Inspired by northern Michigan, the new Sleeping Girl with Deer ceramic tile, 6 inches by 6 inches, $65, evokes a dreamy walk in the woods (and a nice nap!). By Royal Oak-based artist Laurie Eisenhardt, laurieeisenhardt.com.
This one-of-a-kind bird mosaic tile,$88, is by Royal Oak-based artist Marcia Hovland. It charms with people, flowers, the moon, and animals, marciahovland.com.
ROUND AND ROUND
Sue O’Connor, who lives in Bloomfield Hills and teaches at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, creates lovely vases like this 9-inch-tall beauty,$85, email@example.com.
A PATTERN EMERGES
Sue O’Connnor’s ceramic works feature historical patterns and are made from stoneware and porcelain clay. Twelve-inch platter, price upon request, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE SHAPE OF THINGS
THE SHAPE OF THINGS At Abigail Murray’s studio (she and her pieces are shown below and in inset at left)
next to her Indian Village home in Detroit, you’ll find functional ceramics that exude beautiful form.
Using porcelain and black porcelain, Murray’s goal is to “make things that are useful and beautiful
that people I like might want and use every day.” Her historic garage-turned-studio was once featured
in an early 20th-century WWI-era Packard car catalog. More information: abigail-murray.com — By Megan Swoyer
OLD MEETS NEW
Potter Kay Yourist combines ancient traditions with her contemporary vision to integrate the past with the present. Vase at left, price upon request, Yourist Pottery Studio, Ann Arbor, youristpottery.com.
This Fig. AB Pink glazed stoneware vase is handmade in Valencia, Spain. $256, themaryn.com. (More on The Maryn: Read about owner Michelle Adams and her home in this issue!)
A la urban homesteading, the timeless Homesteader vase calls upon farmhouse function (for a single stem or a small bouquet). $34, Corbé, Detroit, corbe.com.
LET’S VASE IT!
Abigail Murray says the best part of the ceramics process is” opening a kiln of experiments or tests.” Peacock greens and pale blushes are just a couple of her favorite square-pattern vase colors. At right: Medium, $32; tall, $39, Nora and City Bird, Detroit; Lori Karbal, Birmingham; Ann Arbor Arts Center; MADE Studio+Market, West Bloomfield; or online at abigail-murray.com.
From the first time that Kay Yourist touched clay at the age of 8, she knew that throwing pots would be her passion. Today, she’s still at it. Ancient Egyptian, pre-Columbian, and Native American pottery inspire her. Vase at right, price upon request, Yourist Pottery Studio, Ann Arbor, youristpottery.com.
LOOK BOOK | the goods - materials
WELCOME MATTE — IN BLACK
WELCOME MATTE — IN BLACK Featuring a 48” AGA Mercury dual fuel range, this urban kitchen is a great example
of how to work a matte black appliance into your kitchen. Say AGA designers: “Matte black is timeless in color,
and lasting in look. Its muted, luxurious finish contrasts beautifully with the metal accents and adapts to a
gamut of kitchen styles.” A welcome change from classic stainless steel, matte black is not only easier to clean,
but it can easily be adapted to work both in a rustic setting or a more contemporary space.
More information: agamarvel.com — By Giuseppa Nadrowski
4 FOR 5 O’CLOCK
The Jay Jeffers “Tina” Cocktail Table Set of 4 is lots of fun. $4,800, Scott Shuptrine Interiors, Royal Oak.
IT'S YOUR TURN
This Scandinavian-style faucet from the Solna Collection by Brizo has SmartTouch Technology and more. $1,064, Wittock Kitchen & Bath, Birmingham.
Crafted of iron with a blackened finish, this chandelier fuses classic industrial design with modern elegance. Ferris 40- inch chandelier, $899, Arhaus, Troy and Ann Arbor.
WHEN BENCHED IS A GOOD THING
Crafted from concrete and finished in black matte, this bench is the ultimate fusion of rustic and industrial. Perfect for any modern farmhouse. Currey & Company Arboria bench, $1,740, RJ Thomas, Michigan Design Center, Troy.
IN THE PAINT
“Black (Tricorn at left) can be classic, modern, or edgy, and a matte finish brings even more sophistication,” says Sherwin-Williams’ color expert Sue Wadden. sherwin-williams.com.
GET IT HANDLED
These Marvin Windows & Doors matte black door handles feature architectural shapes. Price upon request. Marvin Design Gallery by Laurence Smith, Bloomfield Hills.
CEMENT: CONCRETE IDEAS
CEMENT: CONCRETE IDEAS Silex élément’s new Peau de béton creates the look of poured concrete, but with
easy-to-use panels in a variety of colors. Crafted from a thin layer of concrete on a mineral fiber support, the
lightweight panels can be installed on almost any support structure, as shown in this space by designer Chantale
Tetreault. They’re also heat- and moisture-resistant. More information: silexelement.com (Ciot, Troy) — By Giuseppa Nadrowski
Industrial concrete takes on its most elegant look yet with this concrete and iron Durand chandelier by Currey & Company. $2,190, RJ Thomas, Michigan Design Center, Troy.
LIGHT, BUT HEAVY
This nickel-plated table lamp features a concrete column body and a metal and fabric shade. By John-Richard, it’s a fusion of innovation, craftsmanship, and design, $867, Gorman’s, Novi.
This architectural table features a cerused gray oak top and a slim concrete base designed by Jay Jeffers for Arteriors. Simon Dining Table, $6,300, Scott Shuptrine Interiors, Royal Oak.
Drawing on 1970s postmodernism, this Meade 26-inch open nightstand has a concrete-top. $1,095, Restoration Hardware, Troy.
MIRROR, MIRROR, MIRROR
Gold trim adds a glamorous feel to these square convex concrete mirrors by John-Richard, $657/ three, Gorman’s, Novi.
Artist Daniel Ogassian loves a Mid-Century look, so was inspired to create this concrete tile. Japanese Weave Screen Block, $51.42 per square foot, ANN SACKS, Michigan Design Center, Troy.
TOP BRASS For designer Dayna Rasschaert, of Bloomfield Hills-based Dayna Flory Interiors, “Brass adds warmth
and sophistication, and makes you feel good. We love the warmth of the modern brushed brass hardware.”
She continued the on-trend look with an aged brass finish Waterstone faucet. “It gives
this Birmingham kitchen an Old World vibe.” More information: daynafloryinteriors.com — By Giuseppa Nadrowski
MADE IN THE SHADE
Cast in solid brass with a matte finish, this perforated shade from Currey & Company was hand-assembled. Gloriette pendant, $1,590, RJ Thomas, Michigan Design Center, Troy.
FLOORED BY THIS ONE
This cool pivoting floor lamp is distinguished by its bronze and brass conical shades. John-Richard Mid-Century floor lamp, $1,785, Gorman’s, Novi.
The stamped pattern of this antique brass sconce creates a stunning shadow when lit. Arteriors Helman sconce, $510, Scott Shuptrine Interiors, Royal Oak.
EASEL DOES IT!
Finished in antique brass, this stainless steel, aluminum iron and wood artist’s easel can hold a flat-screen TV up to 60 inches. It can also be used as a way to display mirrors or, in its most classic element, artwork, $2,495, Restoration Hardware, Troy.
Crafted of solid brass, each piece of this architectural vase has been applied by hand to create a one-of-a-kind texture and shape. John-Richard vase, $867, johnrichard.com.
NECK OF THE GOODS
The Isla Collection from Waterworks was designed with sculptor and jewelry designer Jill Platner. This gooseneck faucet is set in antique brass with metal petra handles, $2,563, Russell Hardware, Bloomfield Hills.
SHOWER WITH PRAISE
Clean lines and a brilliant antique brass give this shower head a modern elegance. Waterworks Isla head, arm, and flange, $1,375, Russell Hardware, Bloomfield Hills.