Events

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 | 10, 10:30, 11 & 11:30 A.M.
Mini-Sessions in the RC

Join Sherwin-Williams and HJ Oldenkamp for four informative 20-minute presentations on Tuesday, September 29, at their booths in the Resource Center, Suite 84:

  • 10 A.M. – Sherwin-Williams: Exclusive Sneak Peek into the 2021 Colormix® Color Forecast (Trade Only)
    Please note: The official Sherwin-Williams 2021 Colormix® Color Forecast will be held virtually later this year.
     
  • 10:30 A.M. – HJ Oldenkamp: “Modern Ways to Use Corian” (Open to Consumers and Trade Members)
    There are many applications to use Corian Solid Surface both commercially and residentially: backlit bars and counters, seamless tub decks and showers, carved designs by MR Walls, and more.
     
  • 11 A.M. – Sherwin-Williams: Exclusive Sneak Peek into the 2021 Colormix® Color Forecast* (Trade Only)
    Please note: The official Sherwin-Williams 2021 Colormix® Color Forecast will be held virtually later this year.
     
  • 11:30 A.M. – HJ Oldenkamp: “Hardwood Wall Coverings” (Open to Consumers and Trade Members)
    Plankwise wallcoverings are Michigan made and come in various wood species to complement your color palettes. Warm up your commercial or residential space with these great options.

You may attend one or more of these complimentary mini-sessions. Space is limited to 7 people each session, so please RSVP to Emily at 248.649.2020 or emcdonald@michigandesign.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 | 3 P.M.
Everything You Need to Know About Customization

Consumers and Trade Members are invited to join Neill Robinson, President of Theodore Alexander, for a Zoom presentation where you'll learn about customizing Theodore Alexander pieces with unique finishes, distinctive fabrics, and made-to-measure upholstery. Everyone who attends this informative event will receive a 10% off coupon to use on their next Theodore Alexander order from the Michigan Designer Center Theodore Alexander Showroom. Register now >>

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 | 10 A.M., 10:30 A.M., 11 A.M.
October Mini-Sessions in the RC

Join Hard Rock Stone Works, Dwyer Marble & Stone, and Royal Crest Blinds for three informative 20-minute presentations on Thursday, Oct. 15, at their booths in the Resource Center, Suite 84:

  • 10 A.M. – Hard Rock Stone Works, Dwyer Marble & Stone: “Discover the Power of Porcelain”
    Beautiful, versatile and oh-so-powerful porcelain is quickly becoming a design must. Join us for an “espresso session” about when, where, and how you can use porcelain in residential and commercial projects. From kitchen countertops to shower walls (no grout needed!) — this luxe material has endless possibilities. Plus, beyond serving up the latest porcelain application knowledge, your hosts Hard Rock Stone Works and Dwyer Marble & Stone Supply are including espressos and treats.
     
  • 10:30 A.M. – Hard Rock Stone Works, Dwyer Marble & Stone: “Discover the Power of Porcelain”
    Please note: the 10 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. are the same topic
     
  • 11 A.M. – Royal Crest Blinds: “Learning about Color Lux Shades”
    The Color Lux Collection is a beautifully affordable custom window shade and soft treatment program tailored to fit your needs. Color Lux has reinvented the way you pick out color for your shades, draperies, valances, and cornices. That’s right! You will no longer need to rummage through a jumbled mess of swatches just to end up settling for second best. Now you can find the exact color you want with a simple and organized color deck.

You may attend one, two, or all three of these complimentary mini-sessions. Space is limited to 7 people each session, so please RSVP to Emily at 248.649.2020 or emcdonald@michigandesign.com.

The Latest

Introducing The Tavel Collection, inspired by the “Golden Age” of French Decorative Art, portraying the late 18th century from the perspective of King Gustav of Sweden and the craftsmen of the Provinces. Highly individualized design treatments, informal woods, and casual finishes depict a tranquil elegance in a palette of grey, soft blue, and chalky white.

New for 2020, the Oceani Series from Olympia Tile + Stone, is a collection of glazed porcelain tile with a slightly undulated surface and straight edges. Available in a wide variety of colors, this collection is suitable for any environment, residential or commercial.

Pindler Exclusive Platinum Collection fabric

Pindler has launched additions to the Exclusive Platinum Collection, a timeless and sophisticated collection that blends classical and modern elements. This beautiful collection defines the essence of true quality from fiber to fabric, incorporating classic design to the height of contemporary styling.

Charleston Forge furniture

From their factory in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Charleston Forge handcrafts beautiful furniture that is meant to be used – not pampered. Their Summer 2020 Product Introductions feature pieces with a wide variety of textures, styles, and functions. Learn about their new collections through this video and let the RJ Thomas design consultants help you find the perfect pieces for your projects.

Baker Luxe furniture

Baker Luxe pieces were designed as art pieces for a home – uniquely distinct from previous collections while honoring and bolstering the brand’s superior quality, legacy, and refined style.
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Ann Sacks Pambiche tile in Nora

Pambiche is a collection of standard and decorative ceramic hexagon tiles that feature a matte finish, a dusting of gloss, and a hint of weathering on the surface edge. These features give the tile a depth, beauty, and patina that creates a sense of warmth in any space. Shown here is the Nora pattern.

Las Palmas broadloom by Antrim

Las Palmas broadloom from Antrim is an understated graphic design with thin triple stripes drawing the eye across its surface. Hand-loomed in 100% wool, Las Palmas is available in seven soft colorways.

Anita Table Lamp by Alexa Hampton

Classically formed and beautifully crafted from porcelain, the Anita Table Lamp by Alexa Hampton for Visual Comfort has a versatile style that will work with any décor. Finished in stunning Midnight Blue with antique gold details and a rectangular paper shade, the lamp is elegant and feminine.

American-made Temple Furniture and Parker Southern presents Design Your Own collections that allow you to create a wide variety of styles that are then expertly hand-crafted by their artisan builders. Choose your seat depth, welt, back height, back type, arm type, and base. Select from over 42 options for a possibility of over 87,000 unique combinations!

Fez ceramic tiles by Wow are a nod to the Moroccan city of Fez and its world-famous skilled craftsmen. Each colorway of these rectangular field tiles feature different shades of that hue randomly mixed to add movement and interest to the surface. Choose from glossy translucent finishes, soft matte finishes, or shiny metallics. 

Hastens luxury mattresses

Sleep is in the details, in the engineering of a Hästens bed, in the utmost devotion of the master craftsman’s work, and in the all-natural materials. Every Hästens bed is packed with clever design touches that add up to an even better sleep.

Stroheim Abloom Velvets

The new Abloom Velvets from Stroheim are uniquely inspired and tell a breathtaking story through pile, print, and color. Experience these sumptuous velvets in the Designer Furniture Services showroom, Suite 22.

Kravet InsideOut Performance Fabrics

The only all-in-one performance fabric in the industry, Kravet InsideOut Performance Fabrics boast durability, cleanability, and stain resistance. Designed with high-traffic interiors and exteriors in mind, this collection of sturdy and stylish fabrics is made to combine luxury and livability. Kravet InsideOut Performance Fabrics can be paired with Kravet furniture at no additional cost.

Hable® for Hickory Chair furniture

The Hable® for Hickory Chair collections have always brought a fresh dimension to Hickory Chair with mid-century modern and Scandinavian design and, of course, exclusive textiles. Shown here is the Frea Dining Table Top and Base in optional Lynx finish and the Half Moon Side Chair with Hand Painted Sabots in standard Truffle finish.

Thibaut Atmosphere sheers

Thibaut’s Atmosphere is a collection of delicate wide-width sheers with ethereal beauty. The sophisticated nature of the gauzy linens, soft wools, and thoughtful blends were designed with layering in mind. Six durable indoor/outdoor patterns round out this versatile collection of 35 patterns in a variety of weights, constructions, and colors, coordinating seamlessly with other drapery.

Newton Smart Shade System from Hartmann&Forbes

Powered by an electric motor with an internal rechargeable battery, the Newton Smart Shade System from Hartmann&Forbes is a sophisticated shade control option for upgrading a manual cord-lock or clutch control at an affordable price point.