News & Events

THURSDAY, JUNE 24 | 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 PM. | B PARKING LOT
Summer Kick-Off Event

Join Designer Furniture Services + Fabrics and E.W. Kitchens outside for a “Summer Kick-Off Event” along with representatives from Mont Surfaces, Benjamin Moore, and Laurie Tennent Botanicals. Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to view cool new products, order samples, and ask design questions you may have for these industry leaders. Complimentary take-away items will be available for attendees. RSVP to by Wednesday, June 21. Look for the tables/tents in the B parking lot (south of the main entrance).

THURSDAY, JULY 1 | 12 - 2 P.M.
Student Appreciation Virtual Event with ASID Michigan

Interior design students and designers are invited to join ASID Michigan for a virtual “Student Appreciation Event” on July 1 from 12 - 2 p.m. During this online event, students will be able to have their resumes and portfolios reviewed by industry experts and ask questions about the industry.


TUESDAY, JULY 13 | 10 A.M.
Connect!: “Project Porcelain”

Dive into all things porcelain with Leonardo's Marble & Granite! Trade members are invited to join Michigan’s first fabricator and installer in their showroom, Suite 102-B, on July 13 at 10 a.m. for an informative presentation on this versatile surface material. Come have a pastry and coffee and learn more about porcelain’s resilient characteristics that make it an ideal choice for a variety of applications, both indoors and out. All attendees will receive gift bags, but space is limited. If you are interested in attending, RSVP to Emily McDonald at 248.649.4772 or email

Connect! is a series of informal product presentations for Trade members hosted by our showrooms. Each 30-minute event is complimentary and will focus on a specific design-related topic.

Launch! Tour: “Aging in Place”

Back by popular demand! Aging in place is closely connected to greater health and wellness outcomes for seniors. Interior designer Lois Haron, president at Lois Haron Designs, gives her top tips on what design decisions to consider when creating a safe and comfortable home that will improve the lives of seniors. Join Lois on Thursday, July 22, at 10 a.m., during this informative tour throughout Michigan Design Center.

Launch! Tours are complimentary but space is limited. If you’re interested, contact Emily at or 248.649.4772 to reserve your place. Remember, space is very limited, so call early!

TUESDAY, JULY 27 | 10 A.M., 10:30 A.M. & 11 A.M.
July Mini-Sessions in the RC

Join ART + FRAME and Pewabic for one or two informative 20-minute presentations at their booths in the Resource Center, Suite 84. ART + FRAME will explore the various options available in custom framing and Pewabic will explain the timeless nature of their hand-crafted tiles and rich glazes.

Pewabic will be selling an assortment of tiles, vases, and pottery from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Visit Suite 84 to buy a keepsake for yourself or someone special. Cash and credit will be accepted.

Launch! Session: “Style and Function”

Beauty is in the details and is appreciated most when it exemplifies function. Amanda Sinistaj, founder of Ellwood Interiors, will be sharing her top tips for creating stylish spaces that are surprisingly functional. Enjoy great conversation and learn several different ways in which style and function can complement each other during this inspirational Launch! Session on July 29 at 10 a.m. in the Mid-America Room, Suite 86. Gift bags will be provided to those attending. 

Launch! events are complimentary, but space is limited. If you’re interested, contact Emily at or 248.649.4772 to reserve your place. 

Hunter Douglas Now Available at Decoroom

Decoroom is expanding their window treatments specialties to the next level and becoming a full-line dealer of Hunter Douglas. Visit Decoroom in Suite 38 and see how Hunter Douglas window treatments can transform the light in any space, elevating everyday living and defining the mood of your unique and beautiful space.

Theodore Alexander Floor Sample Sale

Let your imagination run free with Theodore Alexander pieces ranging from traditional to modern, providing the perfect accent piece for any room, or overall space. Shop their Floor Sample Sale in Suite 30 today at Michigan Design Center to get prices up to 75% off for a limited time only! 

Ready-to-Take Furniture Sale at Hickory Chair

Hickory Chair Interior Design Showroom has your time-sensitive furniture needs covered with a large inventory of ready-to-take furniture for immediate delivery. Numerous sofas, tables, chairs, mirrors, and accessories are all available in their showroom, Suite 122,  with deep discounts up to 80% off regular retail until August 31.

Designers’ Own Homes Virtual Home Tour

Michigan Design Center’s fifth “Designers’ Own Homes” Tour will be held virtually from Friday, September 17 - Monday, September 27. This video presentation tour will provide an intimate glimpse into the personal homes of six seasoned professional interior designers, including the residences of Dawn Jacobs, Annie Kordas, Rachel Nelson, and Cheryl Nestro along with the vacation homes of Barry Harrison and Kevin Serba. The homes span the state of Michigan, from the Grosse Pointes to Saugatuck, with several spectacular stops in between, showcasing the wide variety of designers who live there. All net proceeds will benefit Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and their non-commercial, educational programming. Single tickets are $25, or host a watch party for $40. Watch party ticketholders will be entered to win a $1000 gift certificate for a shopping spree at Michigan Design Center! Sales will begin in early August, so stay tuned for more details.

The Latest

Available in a variety of door styles and finishes, NatureKast Outdoor cabinetry is 100% weatherproof and provides the look and feel of real cypress or teak without the yearly maintenance. These weatherproof cabinets have been designed to perfectly complement the award-winning Galley Workstation, also available at E.W. Kitchens.

For a fresh take on marble and stone slabs, the porcelain Slab Collection draws inspiration from the most sought-after marbles, semi-precious stones, and onyx. Shown here is Slab Agata Blue (63x126) featuring true-to-life details with various shades of blue, sure to be the perfect showstopper for modern and contemporary designs needing a pop of color.

Schumacher Cranley Garden Wallcoverings

In Schumacher’s Signature Schumacher collection, they’ve taken the most popular fabric motifs in their repertoire and turned them into wallcoverings, as well as added new colorways to fabrics you love. Shown here is Cranley Garden.

Visual Comfort Double Twist Chandelier

The Double Twist Chandelier by Eric Cohler for Visual Comfort features dramatic scrolls and curves evoking old-fashioned calligraphy. Complete with a crystal ball detail, the chandelier is available in two sizes and four finishes. Shown in Polished Nickel. 

Baker Bespoke Upholstered Bed Collection

Baker is pleased to announce the debut of its Upholstered Bed Collection, an exciting addition to its customization program, Baker Bespoke. The Upholstered Bed Collection offers 16 original bed designs to draw from, including classic patterns and favorite frames from previous collections with distinguished designers like Thomas Pheasant and Barbara Barry.

Hartmann&Forbes Studio Concepts Collection

Combinations of unique fibers and techniques define the Studio Concepts Collection by Hartmann&Forbes. These limited-edition woven-to-size grassweave windowcovering designs will add interest and texture to any room setting.

Pindler presents several new additions to its popular Hearst Castle Collection. Inspired by a trip Pindler’s design team made to the historic site, these exclusive new additions come 23 years after the launch of the original collection. The new designs capture the timeless elegance and lavishness of the castle in a sophisticated, saturated color palette.

Parades of pattern and color define Stroheim’s new collection of fabrics, trimmings, and wallcoverings. Create visual impact with these nuanced shades and vivacious patterns. View the entire collection in the Designer Furniture Services + Fabrics showroom, Suite 22.

Theodore Alexander performance fabric

Did you know that Theodore Alexander offers a variety of performance fabrics to withstand the tests of children and pets? With over 50 options to choose from, these treated fabrics are both functional and beautiful. Shop their showroom in Suite 30 to find the perfect fabric for your home!

Donghia is now at Kravet

Donghia is returning with the introduction of over 450 fabrics, its first launch within Kravet Inc. This expansive product offering includes decorative fabrics, luxury textures, artisanal furniture, sleek lighting, and an array of velvets and specialty mohairs. Complementing this selection are more than 50 wallcoverings, including metallic grasscloths, a signature of the Donghia lifestyle. Explore today!

Morris & Co. fabric and wallpaper

Celebrating 160 years of iconic pattern, Morris & Co. relaunches a hand-chosen selection of favorite fabrics and wallpapers alongside a stunning new design. Stop by Suite 60 to experience these fabulous patterns in person.

HRI Sunbrella 600 Collection rugs

The Sunbrella 600 Collection is the initial launch of HRI's new line of performance rugs made in partnership with Sunbrella. Machine-woven in Turkey using 100% Sunbrella yarns – a luxuriously soft and dense fiber that cannot be stained by spills or pet accidents. Totally childproof, will not pill or fuzz, and will not fade. Available in 4'x6', 5'x8', 8'x10’, and 9'x12'.