Designers’ Notebook – Winter 2021

Gardening information, trendy finishes, wave-inspired rugs, and more.
Photo by Michael Murphy IV

Tiffany Treasures: Tiffany Home & Accessories’ aqua color-block collection, now at Tiffany’s new location at the Somerset Collection in Troy, has beachy appeal.

Cooking Up Aqua: BlueStar, manufacturer of appliances, announced its first-ever Color of the Year: Light Aqua Green, which invites tranquility into the kitchen. Available at Witbeck Appliance, West Bloomfield, and Big George’s Home Appliance Mart, Ann Arbor and Petoskey.

Grow Your Own: Starting a garden soon? “Backyard Homesteader: How to Save Water, Keep Bees, Eat from Your Garden, and Live a More Sustainable Life,” by Alison Candlin, is all you need if your goal is to provide your family with homegrown food. On sale March 2.

Do the Wave: Fayette Studio is offering new rug patterns. Cottage homeowners/designers may be particularly interested in the WAVE series, which was created with ebbs and flow in mind.

Black is Back: Black finishes are looking especially great on things like cabinetry pulls. Ashley Norton’s black finishes give designers, builders, and homeowners a modern alternative to the silver finishes that once dominated the market.

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