Desingers’ Notebook

Home-related tips, trends, and tidbits.


Serena & Lily has opened a shop in Birmingham, on Maple Road. The Birmingham Design Shop will showcase the design-driven luxury home brand’s polished coastal aesthetic, which takes a relaxed yet refined approach to furniture, bedding, home accessories, and interior design.

Original artwork from artists across Michigan will be displayed, including pieces by Stephanie Schlatter, Beth Billups, and Martyna Alexander.


Gardner White, a top Michigan furniture and mattress store, has introduced two exclusive modular sofa collections, The Linq and The Hugg. Both provide extreme comfort and versatility for relaxing and entertaining at the cottage.

Twelve stores in metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Saginaw.


What to pour at your next gathering? Help the environment with Sustain. Some of the proceeds from the sale of this new wine from Mawby Sparkling Wine and Cherry Republic goes to the Great Lakes Business Network (an organization that helps business owners amplify their voice for Great Lakes protection).

Sustain is available at Mawby (in store and online) and at Cherry Republic’s Traverse City and Glen Arbor retail locations. The wine is made up of 60 percent cherry wine and 40 percent grape wine.,,


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