Spring 2012

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Detroit Artists Market Garden Party

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.

Eyes on Design 2012 Car Show

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.

CCS Student Exhibit Opening

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 2012

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.

Pewabic House & Garden Preview Party

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.

JLD Designer Show House Preview

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.

Michigan Modernism Gala Preview

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.

'Inside Lafayette Park' Reception

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.

Design Awards 2012 - Details

Detroit Home Design Awards 2012 Video

Keeping it Personal

Life shouldn’t be about possessions, but they do reflect who we are.

Cultivating Color

Swelling flower buds in the season’s emerging landscape awaken a longing for indoor blooms.

A Bouquet of Advice

Blooming landscapes can make us nearly swoon. Bringing the loveliness of flowers indoors requires thoughtful consideration, however, as these former Detroit Home Design Awards Rising Stars explain.

Design Awards 2012 - Rising Star

Jennifer Loftis decided to become an interior designer 24 years ago. Considering she turns just 29 this year, Loftis had an early jump on the competition.

Design Awards 2012 - Exteriors

Design Awards 2012 - Interiors

Design Awards 2012 - Homes

Design Awards 2012 - Judges

Design Awards 2012 - Readers Choice

A contemporary Prairie-style home, designed and sited to relate to its environment, was the most popular choice among readers.

Design Awards 2012

2012 Spring Calendar

Put on some comfy kicks and enjoy a bevy of home and garden tours.
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