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Fall is almost here, and even though we look forward to the changing colors and trips to the cider mill, shorter days and cooler weather bring us back indoors and remind us of all we’ve been neglecting around the house over the summer.

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This renovated Grosse Pointe home stays true to its traditional look more than 90 years later BY DANIELLE ALEXANDER // PHOTOGRAPHY BY KAT STEVENSON When a 1930s Tudor-style house went on the market in Grosse Pointe, Vanessa and Tim Paxton (na…

Furniture and accessories to liven up every room in your house BY SEEN EDITORS With designs ranging from botanical prints like LUSH CREAM to Art Deco-inspired ONION SKIN GILDED (and much more), the DETROIT WALLPAPER CO. knows how to make a wa…

From bathrooms and Zoom backdrops to high tech furniture, local interior designers weigh in on the biggest trends for the home in 2022 BY SEEN CONTRIBUTORS “When it comes to kitchens, a couple of years ago people were being adventurous with c…

At Detroit design store Hugh, Joe Posch pays homage to bygone eras while keeping an eye toward the future BY LEENA RAO / PHOTOGRAPHY BY DARREL ELLIS Joe Posch can recall the exact moment he fell in love with furniture. It was 1997, and Posch,…

Geometric Patterns, clean lines, a Lego wall and pops of color: Inside one Ann Arbor home where decade-spanning styles blend seamlessly BY JENNIFER LOVY PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRETT MOUNTAIN Here’s a design dilemma: How do you decorate a home that stays true to the mid-century era while adding a mod…

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How a White Lake house in the woods brings the outside in BY DANIELLE ALEXANDER / PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRETT MOUNTAIN   The idea of a 7,000-square-foot home being low maintenance may seem impossible – unless you’re talking about the White Lake abode belonging to Whitney and Christopher Quinn (name…

Inside one couple’s mid-century dream house on Gilbert Lake — an oasis of comfort and connection with nature. BY JENNIFER LOVY PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM HAEFNER When Clare and Michael Smith (not their real names), decided to build their dream house, the couple had a simple vision: a house that embo…

As more individuals find themselves working from home, they are turning to professional organizers to declutter their space and make their work-from-home dreams come true. SPONSORED BY BETH SPIROFF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZING  Beth Spiroff, owner of Beth Spiroff Professional Organizing, knows fi…

Michael and Cristy Pack take us through their DIY renovation of the Iron Victorian, a 19th century mansion in Howell, Michigan By Leena Rao Photography by Brett Mountain Some couples fall in love over their shared love of food, travel, or exercise. Michael and Cristy Pack did it over DIY hom…

Interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins on readying your space for guests, combating boring beige, and micro-makeovers for your living room Featured photo via @spacejoy Our friends, whom we haven’t seen in more than a year, are coming to visit for the weekend — but our guest bedroom looks less…

Summer is around the corner! Corey Damen Jenkins helps you spruce up your home for the season and all it brings, including those long-overdue backyard bashes We’re ready to gather with loved ones again, but we’re sticking to outdoor events for now. How do I ready my backyard space for guests…

Clean, green and good-smelling: Why Metro Detroiters are embracing living plant walls By Danielle Alexander When Diane Gloomis was remodeling her Shelby Township salon in 2019, she decided to do something unique: cover one wall with living plants. There was just one problem — she didn’t know…

Freshen up your home this spring with plants, handmade pottery, one-of-a-kind vintage finds and more from these 10 local women-owned shops By Zoe Makhool Featured photo via @youresocoup 1. Eldorado General Store 1700 Michigan Avenue, Detroit Located in Corktown, Eldorado General Store has al…

Out with the old, in with the new! Corey Damen Jenkins weighs in on the hottest home-design trends for 2021 — and the ones we can expect to bid farewell Like the changing of the winds, interior decorating trends come and go every year, and 2021 is no different. This year, the ongoing pandemi…

Inside three of the coolest residential spaces in Metro Detroit  By Nicole Frehsee Mazur All That Jazz Before he was a tech entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author and innovation expert collaborating with organizations from Coca Cola to American Express, Josh Linkner was a jazz guita…

Geometric wallpaper, crushed velvet furniture, peacock-inspired colors – every inch of this 1,100-square-foot home makes a bold statement By Nicole Frehsee Mazur Photography by Brett Mountain As a little girl, Rachel Nelson was fascinated with peacocks. “I just loved their colors,” she says.…

We’re all spending more time inside during this brutal Michigan winter. Settle in and get cozy with these home decor tips By Zoe Makhool Featured image via @bloomscape 1. Go Green Decorating with plants is a great way to liven up your home! Not only do they brighten up any room, plants also …

Food, wine and family are always welcome at this waterfront dream house By Georgie Seago Photography by Brett Mountain When Wanda and Andy Giancamilli were creating their Grosse Ile dream home, they deemed two things most important: food and family. “Probably in that order, not the other way…

How one group of local women is helping “build” the community through Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County By Karen Dybis Photography by Brett Mountain On a Thursday in early March, the scene unfolding at one newly renovated Southfield home looked like a typical housewarming party: a kitch…

Conquer clutter in your pantry, fridge and beyond with these tips from professional organizer Lauren Combs, owner of The Neat Method By Lauren Combs  Photos courtesy of The Neat Method  I think we all strive to be more productive….I certainly do!  There are many benefits to being organized, …

From geothermal heating to the largest solar-power generator in Michigan, this Dexter home is a model of energy efficiency By Nicole Frehsee Mazur Photography by Brett Mountain The rows of giant solar panels in David and Alisande Reads’ backyard, stacked one behind the other, are the first c…

Want to be more green and sustainable? Blogger and sustainability activist Kazmira Eldaly shares simple steps for following a zero-waste lifestyle By Kazmira Eldaly Photography by Evan Davies Photography  I understand how overwhelming the idea of living a zero-waste life can be. Trust me, I …

Want to revamp your house but need some inspo? Check out these Michigan-based accounts serving up major #housegoals on the ‘gram By Chelsie Dzbanski Clark and Aldine Based in Plymouth, the husband-and-wife duo behind Clark and Aldine — a home design, customization and styling company — blend…

From splashy wallpaper to appliances in any color of the rainbow, five local experts weigh in on this year’s hottest design trends Compiled by Nicole Frehsee Mazur   Trend: Statement tile See ya, plain white subway tile! Whether a pop of pattern to perk up a mud-room floor or elongated hexag…

With the help of family and friends, a young couple transforms a ramshackle, 131-year-old Detroit house into a stunning home By Erin Marie Miller Photography by Brett Mountain Looking at the Damaske home in Detroit’s historic Woodbridge neighborhood, one would hardly guess that less than a d…