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Tanya Zager Chisholm


Marvelous Mudrooms

WHO: Interior designer Meg Bildstein, pictured below, established her firm, Meg Corley, in 2010 and opened her Birmingham-based studio, Carriage House, in 2015. Bildstein, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State...

Parisian Picks

These ooh-la-la decorative elements most certainly have a certain je ne sais quois, oui?

French Accent

FURNISHINGS | inspired design WHO: To create the palatial spaces shown below, Ethan Allen called in an all-star team of designers, shown at left. Michele Weston, ASID, a 30-year veteran, is National Council for Interior...

Antiques in the Mix

FURNISHINGS  |  inspired designers CLOTH & KIND WHO: Tami Ramsay, far left, and Krista Nye Nicholas, design@clothandkind.com, clothandkind.com CLOTH & KIND is a nationally recognized residential and commercial interior design firm led by principals Nicholas and Ramsay....

Happy Camper

FURNISHINGS | inspired design ARTICHOKE INTERIORS WHO: Dawn Jacobs, 248-425-1745, artichokeinteriors.net With a passion for all forms of art, history, and architecture, principal designer/owner Dawn Jacobs, right, of Clarkston-based residential design firm Artichoke Interiors, has a keen eye for...

Porch Panache

Anne Strickland, principle designer at PORT Manufacturing & Design, believes that “sometimes perfection lies in the imperfections, and details are what make you look twice.” Strickland attended Cranbrook Schools, where she acquired an appreciation for the arts.

Sizzling in the Great Outdoors

LOTUS GARDENSCAPES & BLOOM! GARDEN CENTER   WHO: Traven Pelletier, left, is owner and lead designer of Dexter-based Lotus Gardenscapes & BLOOM! Garden Center. He studied sculpture and environmental science at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.,...

A Historic Splash

WHO: Kevin D. Hart, AIA, FRSA, left, developed his passion for architecture early. Growing up in southeast Michigan, the local works of Eero Saarinen, Minoru Yamasaki, and Wallace Frost provided him with valuable inspiration regarding the importance of placemaking...

Running Circles Around Design

AMW DESIGN STUDIO WHO:  Amy Weinstein trained at noteworthy schools such as Cranbrook, the University of Michigan, the Penland School of Crafts, and Harrington College of Design in Chicago. After working for many years as the primary...

Powder Room Panache

Ready for guests? As the party season nears, these two designers share their tips for making one of the most frequently used spaces pretty — and practical.