Michigan Design Center Sample Sale to Benefit Gilda's Club
07/20/2010

Twice Yearly Sample Sale offers huge savings of up to 70% off on some of the finest brands in furniture, fabrics, lighting, and accessories.

Online PR News – 20-July-2010 – – Troy, MI – Mark your calendars for the furniture savings event of the year, THE SAMPLE SALE @ Michigan Design Center Friday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Michigan Design Center is the area’s premier one-stop home furnishing shopping resource with hundreds of the finest brands in furniture, fabrics, lighting and accessories in over 30 showrooms. You will find clearance prices of 60 to 70 percent off the best names in furniture, rugs, lighting, home accessories, artwork, and more!

Included with your admission are informative Design Seminars by some of the region’s most sought-after interior designers. Seminars are scheduled throughout both days, and will be held in the Mid-America Room. Seminar topics include:

Friday, July 30:

10:30 a.m. Remix with Accessories: Injecting Energy into Tired Spaces
If you’re looking to make a change that won’t break the bank, join us for this informative seminar featuring Renea Lewis, Interior Designer and Allied Member ASID as she offers advice on selecting and placing accessories to transform your space from drab to fab. Learn tips on editing your current room inventory, redesigning contents, and determining how best to accessorize to breathe new life into a tired space. Mid-America Room, Suite 86.
12:00 Noon Pulling it all Together: Space Planning Tips that Make a Difference
There’s much more to a great room design than just color choices and furniture selection. Join Diane Hancock, Interior Designer and Associate AIA to learn about the process of laying out a room and get useful insight into the details that make a difference, including tips for selecting the right size artwork and area rugs, as well as how to determine the best height to hang light fixtures and more. Mid-America Room, Suite 86.
1:30 p.m. Before and Happily Ever After: Interior Transformations
This seminar is sure to provide priceless design inspiration as Linda Shears, Interior Designer, reveals photos of her many renovation projects and discusses the design elements that helped transform the spaces. She will highlight a lake home renovation that updates an existing bachelor pad into a classic, bright and airy family home, and she will share a remodel project that transforms a 1980’s trendy design into a gracious traditional home. Mid-America Room, Suite 86.
3:00 p.m. Cabinetry, Counter & Storage Solutions: Adding Value to Your Home
If you are looking for ways to add value to your home, this is one seminar you will not want to miss. Join our local experts as they share original remodeling ideas for every room in your home, including storage solutions for your closets and garage, cabinetry enhancements for powder rooms and more! Extraordinary Works, Suite 93.

Saturday, July 31:

10:30 a.m. Fresh Perspective: Architect’s Guide to Real Estate Options
Today’s real estate market is full of opportunity – if you are exploring your options, trading up, or considering a renovation project, join local Architect and Interior Designer Mark Johnson, AIA, as he shows you how to evaluate buying, selling, or staying in your current home. Learn how to take advantage of today’s real estate bargains by reviewing a case study in Bloomfield Hills. Mid-America Room, Suite 86.
12:00 Noon Defining your Furnishings: New Finds and Old Favorites
Join Interior Designer Kristen Catto Armstrong as she shows you how to edit your furnishings, determine their value, and mix in new “finds” to create a personalized space. In addition to promoting recycling, she will provide helpful tips on how to sell or donate items that don’t meet your redecorating needs, and how to feel good about incorporating your new purchases into the overall design plan.

1:30 p.m. Designing a Small Space
“Living Large” is not always about overall square footage. If enlarging the footprint of your space is not an option, join us for this informative seminar that will offer design strategies for maximizing the potential of smaller spaces. In addition to discussing functional space planning, Interior Designer Jan McCollum will share tips on determining the right scale for furnishings, use of color in small spaces, and more. Mid-America Room, Suite 86.

3:00 p.m. Cabinetry, Counter & Storage Solutions: Adding Value to Your Home
If you are looking for ways to add value to your home, this is one seminar you will not want to miss. Join our local experts as they share original remodeling ideas for every room in your home, including storage solutions for your closets and garage, cabinetry enhancements for powder rooms and more! Extraordinary Works, Suite 93.

Admission is just $5, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Gilda’s Club. For directions or more information, call 248.649.4772 or visit www.michigandesign.com.