Winter 2010

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The Detroit Home Design Awards gala

On March 13, the Detroit Home Design Awards gala was held at Somerset Collection, Troy.

Detroit Home Design Awards gala

On March 13, the Detroit Home Design Awards gala was held at Somerset Collection, Troy

Passover Tables event

On March 3, the annual Passover Tables event at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Township benefited the temple's religious-school programming.

Suitable for Framing

Album covers — as accessible as the basement vinyl stash or on eBay — make for appealing interior art.

The Dean of Mod

Robert Metcalf designed his mid-century homes down to the smallest detail.

Trend Report: Winter 2010

Up-to-date observations from design-minded professionals.

More Than Machines

The mellow post-vacation feeling from our anniversary trip ended seconds after turning the house key in the front-door lock.

Square Meals

Abandon circular reasoning with serve ware that offers geometric appeal.

Buying Bubbly

Champagne is the most alluring of all wines — and the hardest to understand.

Books: 'Designs for Small Spaces'

Jennifer Hudson's book for designing with flair in small areas.

Chilling Out

There are scads of tunes with a wintry theme that have no association with Christmas.


Going Wild

This season, creative types are wild about animal prints. The trend was on display at Michigan Design Center’s Celebrations event in September.

Books: 'American Fashion Designers at Home'

Rima Suqi's book looks at the home décor of famous fashion designers.

The Goods: Winter 2010

House Rules

Home theaters often showcase the latest in audio-visual innovation, but there’s nothing innovative about how many people decorate these rooms.

Midwest Meets Coastal

In Birmingham, designers map out a regional blend of settings to reflect the owners’ disparate backgrounds.

Pecking Order

When the chickens come home to roost, they just might end up on residential lawns. Thanks to Green Chicken Coop, a Bay City-based company that sells pre-made, eco-friendly poultry pens, locavores hatching a plan to raise their own backyard brood can purchase made-to-order coops.

The 2011 DAM Design Show

The 2011 DAM Design Show opening reception was held Jan. 14 at the Detroit Artists Market in Midtown, where this year's exhibit focused on "bath."

Premiere party for Cash & Cari

The premiere party for Cash & Cari on HGTV was held Jan. 3 at Market Square in Northville.

Changing of the Susans party

On Dec. 16, the Changing of the Susans party was held at Michigan Design Center in Troy.

Hostess Gifts

Sure, a box of candy or a bottle of wine is thoughtful — and oh-so-predictable. Instead, bring a present that reflects the personality of your party-giver.

In Residence: Lauren Sanders

Because Lauren Sanders looks every bit the glamour girl, you envision her in a setting of pastel colors and luxe fabrics..

Lifting the Shroud

Edna liked to watch “her stories,” as she called the CBS soap operas.
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