March 2, 2020
Michigan Design Center Design Line
Linda Shears

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 | 10 A.M.

Launch! Tour: “How to Shop
Sample Sale Like a Pro”

Interior designer Linda Shears (left), principal at Linda Shears Designs, gives her top tips for finding the best bargains at Michigan Design Center’s annual Sample Sale in the next Launch! Tour: “How to Shop Sample Sale Like a Pro” on Wednesday, March 11, at 10 a.m., at Michigan Design Center.

Sample Sale is Friday, March 13, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Prepare for the Sale early by touring several showrooms with Linda while taking advantage of her trained eye and expert advice!

Launch! sessions are complimentary but are capped at 20 participants. If you’re interested, call Emily at 248.649.2020 to reserve your place. Remember, space is very limited, so call early!

Sample Sale

FRIDAY, MARCH 13 | 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
& SATURDAY, MARCH 14 | 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Annual Sample Sale

Find impressive savings on fine furniture, lighting, flooring, fabric, rugs, art, and accessories during the once-yearly Sample Sale on Friday, March 13, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is a non-perishable food item or monetary donation of your choice to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank, which has been “feeding people and nourishing lives” since 1977.

Photo by K.C.Vansen

Design Tips: When to Splurge and When to Save

Mixing high-end items with more moderately priced pieces to stay on a client’s budget is a balancing act that professional interior designers are adept at handling with skill and taste. Designers know when and how to choose a more affordable piece in a room without sacrificing the space’s cohesion or impact, such as in this example by Dan Davis Design. Find out how designers accomplish this as they share some of the tricks of their trade. MDC’s Sample Sale is March 13 - 14, so maybe you can find a furnishing that mixes well in your space.
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