Fall 2010

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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.

Villa Vietri in-store boutique

On Oct. 9, The Italian Dish in Birmingham hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate being named a Villa Vietri in-store boutique, one of only 13 nationwide.

Bath: Perks for the Privy

Innovative products for the bath.

Kitchen: Counter-Culture Goods

Stylish accessories for the kitchen.

Kitchen & Bath Gallery

Improvement to these two rooms not only elevates a home’s style, it also raises its resale value. From counters and cabinets to showers and sinks, renovating an outdated, tired space adds a splash of excitement.

Window Boxes for Chilly Months

Freshen up the season with colorful window-box plantings.

Stephen Knollenberg Gives a Fresh Look to a Classic Colonial

Stephen Knollenberg’s interior designs tend to feel as light-filled and airy as a Lake Michigan beach on a blue-sky day. “I gravitate to pale blues and pale greens, not bold colors,” Knollenberg says. The lavish application of white also adds luminosity to many of his interiors. So it comes as a bit of a surprise when he mentions his affection for the use of black in his work.

An Art Filled Royal Oak Loft

Pieces collected around the world make for a sophisticated loft-style condo.

Playlist: Songs Evoke the Flight of Time

More than any other season, autumn is a sad reminder that time is fleeting. The sun recedes earlier, the leaves turn color, and, despite the fact that we “fall behind” on our clocks, it’s a cruel deception: No one can cheat time.

Small Pies Are Filled With Big Flavor

Pastry-wrapped ingredients, both savory and sweet, are a hearty staple of American cuisine. Pies are the new cupcakes, one national magazine recently noted, referring to their revived popularity. The following hand-pie recipes, courtesy of onehundredeggs.com, were adapted from Gourmet.

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

Spurred to Action

A warm, furry weight just dropped onto my right foot with a thud.
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