Designers’ Notebook

Tips, trends, and tidbits

Paging Art & Book Lovers: The works of oil painter Maeve Croghan, of Mackinac Island, grace a new book called “Luminous Landscapes,” published by Mackinac Memories, LLC and written by Sue Allen. The plein air artist’s works feature Lake Huron, Lake Superior, and other well-loved Michigan spots. Meanwhile, delightful illustrations by another Mackinac artist, Kate Dupre, are featured in “M is for Mackinac,” published by Mission Point Press and written by Katy Klimczuk of Grosse Pointe Farms. This kids’ read showcases various spots around the island that begin with a letter in the alphabet, and includes text any child will delight in. Look for incredible beauty, from Arch Rock to Zinnias. Dupre’s original illustrations can be viewed in July at the Mackinac Island Public Library.; (also availabe at Watercolor Cafe, on the island)

The Colors of Mackinac: Mackinac Island’s Mission Point Resort opened this season with a newly designed lobby and restaurant, Round Island Kitchen. Snappy, coastal, and with plenty of island vibes, the new spaces are getting rave reviews. Read more about these exciting changes in this issue’s Headwaters section.

Window Treatment Ease: Graber’s motorized window blinds and shades make it effortless to adjust light and privacy levels. Remote-control options handle hard-to-reach windows to full-home solutions. A security app can set blinds and shades to raise and lower at scheduled times of the day.

— Compiled by Megan Swoyer

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