Michigan Design Center - Design Trends for Fall 2014 - Tips & Trends


Discover more than 30 beautiful showrooms and over 1,000 of the best names in luxury home furnishings at Michigan Design Center in Troy.

Our showrooms feature the area’s largest selection of fine furnishings, including tile, fabrics, furniture, fixtures, kitchens, lighting, and more! Everyone is welcome Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening and weekend hours by appointment. Visit michigandesign.com for more information.



Products once reserved for restaurants and hotels are finding their way into our homes. The durability and affordability of breakthrough performance textiles that resist stains, moisture, and odors are especially attractive for homeowners with active lifestyles, children, and pets. Pictured: Stout Fabrics & Trims’ new collection of “Crypton Home” holds up to kids’ sticky fingers and muddy pet paws. Available exclusively through Marie-Howard Showroom, Suite 119.



Return to Tradition:

Rich, traditional colors with classic floral, trellis, and damask patterns of “Woven Wilton” are perfect for honoring the character of older homes, while standing the test of time. Bringing both pattern and texture to floors, this 100 percent New Zealand wool carpeting may be fabricated as a custom area rug or stair runner, or it can be installed wall-to-wall. Pictured: Woven Wilton “Stripes with Border” and “Brocade.” Find these and more at The Ghiordes Knot, Suites 20 & 19.


Fool the Eye:

Bring the warmth and beauty of exotic woods like ebony, zebrawood, and rosewood to your home without breaking the bank or depleting the forest. Sustainable harvesting practices and advances in technology have created innovative lines of architectural veneers that mimic nature’s most desired and rare wood species. Unlike real wood, these environmentally-responsible veneers are defect-free and consistent in grain and color. Pictured: Echo Wood’s “Quartered Walnut,” available through Extraordinary Works, Suite 93.



Walls That Wow:

More popular than ever, wallcoverings can add style and dimension to any space. Garrett Leather’s inviting new textured leather and hair-on hide wall panels and tiles are all the rage; their variety of styles and limitless colors provide the freedom to create a truly unique space. Handcrafted in the U.S. Pictured: “Specialty Steerhide Torino Pandoro White” padded wall panel, available at Tennant & Associates, Suite 61.



Be Distinctive:

Make an artistic statement in your kitchen or bath with custom, hand-cut, stained-glass tiles. Their imperfect edges create an abundance of character, and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your space is one-of-a-kind. Pictured: Allison Eden Studio’s “Barcode” (backsplash) and “Squares” (cooktop surround) patterns, available exclusively through Beaver Tile and Stone, Suite 101.



The Difference Is the Designer:

Professional interior designers will easily bring together the vision you have for your home. They can save you time and money, and your final design is always a collaborative effort. Click “Find a Designer” on michigandesign.com to view the portfolios of some of the most talented design professionals in metro Detroit.


Michigan Design Center

1700 Stutz Drive
Troy, MI 48084


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