Traditional Meets Contemporary in Sophisticated Michigan Home

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Photography by Brad Gillette] The post Traditional Meets Contemporary in Sophisticated Michigan Home appeared first on Freshome.com. Merging traditional and contemporary design, Visbeen Architects completed Cicero , an eye-catching transitional-style home in Grand Rapids, Mich.

A Clean & Classic 1920s Michigan Home — House Tour

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Location: Metro Detroit — Pleasant, Michigan. Name: Justin Pelcher. Size: 1,650 square feet. Years lived in: 2 years. Justin is a Detroit native, a luxury retail manager, a workout-aholic and a neat freak. But most of all, Justin loves redoing houses and seeing something ugly become beautiful. That's just what he was able to do with his house in Pleasant. Built in 1928, it was one of the first homes ever built in the Pleasant Ridge area, so though it had historic charm, it needed updating.

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A Colorful, "Scandinavian Modern" Home in Michigan — House Tour

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Location: Okemos, Michigan. Name: Soogee , husband Tae and their three kids. Size: 2376 square feet (including the basement). Years lived in: 3 years. Soogee wears a lot of hats. The mom of three kids, she also helps her husband run a couple of family businesses. The couple are also avid foodies, and they enjoy making delicious Asian- and European-inspired cakes and pastries. She's also a decorator and realtor!

Roger Ebert's Tudor Home Hits the Market — Design News

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We give it two thumbs up— Beloved film critic Roger Ebert's Michigan home is now on the market for $4 million. Ebert lived in the spacious Tudor on Lake Michigan with his wife, Chaz, for 25 years. Pin it.

Miles Distributors, Inc. Announces Management Changes

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a 47 year old distributor of ceramic tile and natural stone, with locations in Traverse City and Wyoming, Michigan and South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis, Indiana announces several management changes. CTDA Wants You To Know. CTDA Home | Contact Us. Miles Press Release.

Before & After: A Small Suburban Kitchen Says Goodbye to the Granite and Dark Wood Cabinets — Professional Project

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Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Image credit: Leslie Murchie Cascino). Project by: Leslie Murchie Cascino of Bonnie Wu Design, LLC. Leslie's client downsized into a home that was mostly perfect, save for the cramped and outdated kitchen.

Before & After: A Drab & Dark Kitchen Turned Mint Green Dream

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Diana Marsh spent 11 years living in Brooklyn before returning to her home state of Michigan. (Image credit: Diana Liang ). After purchasing this Ann Arbor house , she set to renovating it. It had "good bones" but was a bit on the small side and a lot on the dark side.

A Photographer's Bright Home in Michigan — House Tour

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Location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. This 1950s tri-level house in Michigan was a fit for them both. Name: Kathy Davies and James Binder. Size: 2,000 square feet. Years lived in: 2 years, owned. They say opposites attract, and newlyweds Kathy and her husband James are the perfect example. They each have very different tastes, so when they went looking for a house two years ago, they were pleasantly surprised they agreed on a house so fast. "I

A Modern & Rustic Family Home in Michigan — House Tour

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Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan. Name: Lauren Wilson. Size: 1,850 square feet. Years lived in: 5 years, owned. Interior designer — and mom to three kids — Lauren Wilson says it's hard to believe that she's been in her family home for five years. When she moved in, she envisioned an open space that she and her husband could create and build on their own. However, the space was anything but the open-concept she dreamed about. "We

A Photographer's Boho Vintage Mix in Michigan — House Tour

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Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan. Not surprisingly, her home in Michigan is a sophisticated mix. Name: Tracey Tilley. Size: 1,050 square feet. Years lived in: 12 years, owned. When Tracey is not working as a marketing project manager, she is obsessing over her house's interior. She prefers furnishings that are old and built to last. She believes in supporting local artists. She really enjoys a good flea-market find. And she has been known to DIY a few things.

A "Maximalist Thrift" Industrial Michigan Loft — House Tour

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Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan. But as it currently stands, I am a classical vocalist with Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit, Michigan." Name: Darren DeWitt and Adrian Ohmer. Size: 1,400 square feet. Years lived in: 2 1/2 years. Darren hasn't stayed in one home or job for very long in the past 20 years.

How To Get a High-End Living Room Look on a Real Life Budget

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Built in 1928, this Michigan house came with plenty of architectural charm when Justin bought it, but it needed updating. And that's just what Justin did, transforming the dated interior into a modern, cozy abode. Every room packs in interior design inspiration, but the living room deserves a longer look. It's a simple, elegant composition that looks sophisticated and high-end. But you can totally pull this look off on a budget. Below, some ideas: READ MORE ». Living Room. Tour Feature.

Randi & Joe’s Cookie-Cutter-Busting Rental Restyle — House Tour

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Location: Wyoming, Michigan. Randi and Joe live in a sprawling, 430-unit complex in Wyoming, Michigan a suburb of Grand Rapids. Pin it. Name: Randi and Joe. Size: 770 square feet. Years lived in: 1.5 years; Rented.

A Modern & Traditional Mix in Michigan — House Tour

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Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan. Name: Salma and her husband Naghi. Size: 2,250 square feet. Years lived in: 4 years. Blending the new with the old and taking advantage of every vertical space in her house for displaying artwork, Salma, an interior designer, has created a colorful attention-grabbing home. READ MORE ». House. Tours

Before & After: Modernizing a Gold Coast Kitchen

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Giving up life in NYC was sad for us, but living in Chicago offered the opportunity of a larger apartment and this apartment specifically offered amazing views of Lake Michigan. Pin it. Moving from NYC to Chicago we were pleased to find a neighborhood that felt very New York in the Gold Coast.

A Quirky, Industrial Modern Apartment in Michigan — House Tour

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Location: Metro Detroit — Ferndale, Michigan. Name: Rachael Barlock. Size: 1,000 square feet. Years lived in: 1 year, renting. There's a duality to Rachael's life: She's a water engineer by day, but by night she runs a hand-lettering and paper goods business, Hazel + Dolly. She loves balancing the structured, math and science half of her life with the fun, creative half. And her home is a balanced mix, as well. READ MORE ». House. Tours

Fixture Fixation

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Lake Michigan Bathroom' is an exuberantly detailed ceramic work created by Ann Agee. I need more art. The artwork, with its elaborate pictorial treatment, gives a nod to chinoiserie—but a scrutinizing look reveals very contemporary subject matter, as this close-up of the sink illustrates.

Will Brake for Flea Markets: The Best Spots to Stop & Shop, Central Time Zone Edition — The Art of the Road Trip

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Set your watch to Central time (unless you're popping into our Michigan picks) and check out these one-of-a-kind flea markets. (Image credit: Apartment Therapy ). Plotting out that much-overdue road trip through the Midwest this summer? We’ve got a killer route for you!

#FlexBoneFriday Feature: Ceramic Tile & More Owner John Coombs

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When a new 800 square foot bakery was scheduled to open in Michigan, health codes required that all flooring be tile. Half of the space was existing quarry tile and the rest was painted. With an expedited time frame, traditional floor remediation would be too costly and time consuming.

A Former New Yorker Happily Fills up her Michigan Home — House Call

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Location: Heritage Hill, Grand Rapids — Michigan. Name: Lissa and her two cats, Cleo and Miley. The basics: 3.5 years, owned — 1,600 square feet. Lissa has filled in the square footage of her home in a way only those deprived of space for years (aka former New Yorkers) can. A station bench here, a camel statue there, she's started to fill her historic home with funky finds. READ MORE ». House Call. Reader Submissions

Bosch Begins Expansion of Technical Center in Plymouth Township, Michigan

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder joined Robert Bosch LLC President Mike Mansuetti and other Bosch executives today in a ceremonial groundbreaking to publicly announce a 220,500-square-foot expansion of

A Creative Couple Embraces the Slow Life in Michigan — House Tour

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Location: Lansing, Michigan. From photography, to jewelry making to music, their Chicago home displayed their handiwork, and so does their current home in Michigan. Name: Debbie and Devin. Size: Approximately 1600 square feet (including the studio space in the attic). Years lived in: 3.5 years, renting. Debbie and Devin met on the East Coast before moving to Chicago, where we toured their apartment and first saw this creative couple's home style.

A New Yorker Transforms an 1890s Michigan House into a Hip, Cozy Home — House Tour

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Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan. After living in New York for many years, Diana decided to go back home to Michigan. Name: Diana Marsh. Size: 1,000 square feet. Years lived in: 2 months! But that wasn't the only big life change she made, she also purchased a house, fully renovated it AND opened a store in downtown Ann Arbor. Called Thistle and Bess , Diana's store offers one-of-a-kind treasures and goods to those seeking a luxurious lifestyle.

Mid-Century Meets Vintage in the Michigan Home of Two Graphic Designers — House Tour

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Location: Royal Oak, Michigan. Name: Meg and Joe plus Lady and Benny (Dachshunds). Size: 1,350 square feet. Years lived in: 1 year, owned. Embracing the quirks — uneven floors, for instance — of an almost 100-year-old house is a challenge for people in the profession of precision. Like Meg and Joe, who are both graphic designers in the Metro Detroit area.

Ann Arbor SPARK Provides Support for Redevelopment of Former Michigan Bell Telephone Building

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With support from the Innovate Ypsi program from Ann Arbor SPARK, funded by Washtenaw County, Landline Creative Labs is redeveloping the former Michigan Bell Telephone building in downtown Ypsilanti

Chicago Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

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Based on the way the Chicago River runs, the Loop is both south and east of the river, west of Lake Michigan and north of Van Buren street. The farther east toward Lake Michigan you are in the Loop, the less business-oriented it feels, as there are more shops and tourists.

St. John Providence Breaks Ground on New 60,000-Square-Foot Outpatient Facility in Michigan

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outpatient facility in Howell, Michigan. John Providence has begun construction on a $13.5 million, 60,000 sq.-ft. The new ambulatory care center, located at the Latson Rd. exit on I-96, will

Before & After: Autumn & Justin's Bedroom Grows Up

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This was the case with Autumn and Justin whose Michigan home we toured last year. It's not uncommon to work on every room in your home before you get to your bedroom since it's a room guests often don't see.

Two Penthouses Merged into Expansive Home: The Chicago Hi-Rise Project

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Developed for a couple of European musicians, the Chicago Hi-Rise project is nestled amongst skyscrapers and offers views of Lake Michigan.

Do You Suffer from Smartphone Hangovers?

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Researchers at Michigan State University have found that late night use of smartphones (which may include using them before bed) have been scientifically proven to prevent easy sleep. Smarphone hangovers are the new thing in science.

Aletha's Home "Off the Beaten Path" — House Call

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Location: Grand Haven, Michigan. We spent almost a year restoring unique details to our modest-in-size Mid Century Modern home in Grand Haven, Michigan. Pin it. Name: Aletha.

Natasha and the Plant-Filled Sunroom — House Tour

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Location: Garfield Park; Grand Rapids, Michigan. Pin it. Name: Natasha Nyberg and Brad Sammut ; children Lisette and Maxine; cats Matilda and Pickle; dogs Greta, Lotte, and Mr. Chips. Size: 2,200 square feet. Years lived in: 5 years; Owned. Natasha and I met through Instagram.

6 Ways to Save Money on Shipping During the Holidays

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My husband''s family is in Michigan. My family lives in Florida. Unless somebody wants to bring back the Concorde and give us first-class tickets, it''s impossible for us Atlantans to see all of our nearest and dearest on Christmas day.

Tyler & Jack’s Musical Chairs — House Tour

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Location: Heritage Hill; Grand Rapids, Michigan. Name: Tyler and Jack. Size: 1,000 square feet. Years lived in: 2 years; Rented. Tyler and Jack have the best-smelling home I’ve toured so far. As I entered their apartment, the scent of pine trees and an Up North campfire hit me.

Jenny & Jim’s Appreciation of Art — House Tour

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Location: State Streets; Livonia, Michigan. Pin it. Name: Jenny and Jim O’Connor (with children Lily, 3 and James, 7 months). Size: 1,088 square feet. Years lived in: 4 years; Owned. Jenny and her family live in Livonia's State Streets, a neighborhood where most streets are named after U.S.

Kitchen Sink Caddy

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[This post''s a shout-out to my car-crazed friends in Benton Harbor, Michigan; Pleasantville, New York; and Saudi Arabia—you know who you are.] Giving new meaning to take-out dining, this Sixty Special Fleetwood was one of four Cadillac concept cars made in 1956.

Meagen & Mike's Cherry Hill Victorian Decorated for the Holidays — House Tour

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Location: Cherry Hill Historic District; Grand Rapids, Michigan. The forty-degree weather, mist and visible green grass didn’t feel like Christmas in Michigan. Name: Meagen and Mike Coburn and dog Dozer. Size: 2,800 square feet. Years lived in: 1 year; owned.

Chicago Approves Plans for George Lucas Museum — Design News

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This week, Chicago City Council approved the design of the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art set to be built on Lake Michigan. Pin it. The undulating structure created by MAD Architects has been controversial since it was revealed in November 2014. READ MORE

20 Dramatic Home Exteriors Proving Black is the New Black

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Black goes to the beach in this Michigan home. When it comes to home design, black may be the new black. Traditionally, the superstition of black exteriors has kept it from being a popular choice for homeowners.

Becky & Jordan's Modern Day Mid-Century Charmer — House Tour

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Location: Northeast Grand Rapids, Michigan. Name: Becky and Jordan. Size: 1,800 square feet. Years lived in: 5 years; owned. Becky and Jordan live in a 1986 tri-level in northeast Grand Rapids.