Winter 2009

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Design Awards 2010

On March 14, the sixth annual Detroit Home Design Awards gala was held at Somerset Collection, Troy.

Detroit Home Design Awards gala

On March 14, the sixth annual Detroit Home Design Awards gala was held at Somerset Collection, Troy.

Barbara Barry Talks Style

Wearing a vibrant purple dress and Hermès scarf, powerhouse interior designer Barbara Barry breezed into the Michigan Design Center in Troy recently to promote her “Brushwork” finishes for Henredon.

Graying Power

To achieve dimension and an offhand European feel in this Bloomfield Hills home, designer Linda Powers chose a gray-and-white palette, as well as a mix of antiques and newer furnishings

Family Circle

When a third generation moved into their old family homestead, it was designer Ann Heath’s job to ensure that history was respected, while also acknowledging the new owners’ more casual lifestyle. The result is a tasteful melding of past and present.

A Savory Starter

Sun-dried tomatoes add a hint of summer warmth to this hearty appetizer, which also works well as a companion to soup on a cold winter’s night

Bright Spirits

Add a shot of cheery red to your holiday cocktail party with these festive potables.

Pump Up the Volumes

Tomes for the home display well, while providing inspiration and entertainment.

Cookie Calendar

Turn your baking sheet into a pan for all seasons by making cutout confections shaped for special dates throughout the year.

Keeping Cozy

Porch lights, Polish Pottery, recipes from the past, and Pendleton woolen blankets.

Shining Armor

Case goods sheathed in or accented with mirrors reflect light in quiet corners and offer visual relief from wood furnishings.

Ice Picks

Solid glass icicles may be displayed on Christmas trees, suspended from the mantel, or dangled in winter windows to capture welcome sunlight.

2009 Best of the Good Life

We all strive for our share of living well. It starts with squeezing in a bit of down time between career demands and honey-do obligations. For domestic types, sprucing up the home is more leisure pastime than chore.

Pop Goes the Easel

For an artist who detested the use of the word “Pop” to describe his work, Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) nevertheless became inextricably linked to that modern-art movement.

Michigan Bounty

Though farms and gardens may sleep now under the snow, it’s still possible to eat locally and support Michigan producers.

Rebuilding Blocks

Architecture for Humanity’s Detroit chapter is being revived, and its aim is to improve the city’s story.

A Model House

When she’s away from the spotlight, Cindy Crawford kicks back with family in her beachfront Malibu home, where she takes a relaxed approach to décor.

Date Book

This season’s events offer inspiration for holiday décor, Home improvement, and cottage living.

Ageless Living

To my ears, few sounds are sweeter than the high-pitched voices of children floating across neighborhood lawns on summer nights.
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