The Michigan Design Center recently hosted the “Celebrations@ Home” event to benefit Variety, the Children’s Charity. A special thanks goes to Virginia Tile for the invitation to design a vignette for their showroom.
The theme was “A Moment of Time”, which celebrated those moments to actually take a coffee break, sit down for lunch, and just smell the flowers. The inspiration came from the grouping of George Nelson mid-century modern “Butterfly” clocks. Working with the existing tile and nonworking fountain, allowed warm elements of wood, linen fabrics, wasabi green, and chili pepper red to brighten the space. Also, additional timepieces and a live gold-fish bowl added whimsy to the warm and relaxing outdoor setting, which could easily be found in a garden, patio, and even a city roof top terrace.
An additional special thanks to Baker Furniture, RJ Thomas, Ghiordes Knot, Beacon Hill/Robert Allen, Cercan Tile, Northern Impressions, Prestige Design and Build, and Chazzano Coffee for the use of furnishings, products, and installation of the vignette. Photograph by Beth Singer Photographer
Hope you can join me for this exciting decorating and entertaining event to benefit Variety, the Children’s Charity! Visit me in the Virginia Tile showroom at the Michigan Design Center, Thursday, October 4th, for the preview and Friday, October 5th, for the open house. See you then!
Events | Celebrations @home Preview Evening to benefit Variety the Children’s Charity.
I recently had the opportunity to design a table top for Variety-Detroit, the Children’s Charity, Luncheon at Pine Lake Country Club.
Variety-Detroit is a children’s charity, simply helping kids no matter the need, and serving as a trusted local source to do what’s right – changing our lives by changing theirs. Please visit Variety’s website at, http://variety-detroit.com/
The theme of the table top was “Spring’s Victorious Emergence from Winter”. The earthy, elegant setting features white (winter) linens from Larry Laslo for Robert Allen, which sets the backdrop for the crystal (ice) lotus votives, Waterford champagne flutes, and crackle ice martini glasses. (Tablecloth fabrication-BJ Spitsbergen)
The earthy wood chairs from Urban Houzz compliment the contemporary rustic black and white prints by Keith Emmerich, which depict the changing seasons. Art Deco flatware adds to the sparkle with the organic green and silver bowls. The fresh new leaf green is accented in the napkins, as well as, the fabulous spring floral of green hydgrangeas, yellow tulips, and white irises emerging from the moss. (Floral by Fleur-Detroit).
Hope you can join me at the event.
Variety-Detroit is a children’s charity, simply helping kids no matter the need, and serving as a trusted local source to do what’s right – changing our lives by changing theirs. Please visit Variety’s website at, http://variety-detroit.com
Posted by admin, February 13, 2012 7:08 pm
Table Tops Luncheon
Come Experience exquisite Table Tops designs by Metro Detroit’s Tops Designers. This event will feature an exquisite display of over 30 premiere table top designs with guest speaker, Mariette Himes Gomez, an internationally acclaimed designer.
when: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
ticket prices: Friend: $75/person, Combination Patron Party and Luncheon ticket: $175/person
where: Pine Lake Country Club
3300 Pine Lake Road
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48324
why: To benefit the many programs of Variety that improve and enhance the lives of children in need in our community.
rsvp: Contact Variety office by phone at 248.258.5511 or e-mail at
who: Metro Detroit’s top designers will showcase exquisite Table Top Designs. The event will feature guest speaker Mariette Himes Gomez, internationally acclaimed designer.
Tickets include food, beverages, lecture & valet parking