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The Detroit News: Michigan Design Center Hits 40 with ‘Celebrations’

The Detroit News // May 2017


With the world seemingly divided in so many ways, friends and designers Margaret Skinner and Ann-Marie Anton wanted to create a vignette that celebrates one of our strengths: our diversity. “It just seems like so much of the world is divided on whatever it may be and we wanted this to be that kind of relaxing space that is accepting of whomever you are,” says Skinner of Margeaux Interiors. The starting point of their very zen space in the RJ Thomas showroom (Suite 82) was a custom-made mural made by the Detroit Wallpaper Co. It features headshots of people of all ethnicities and the word “diversity” spelled out. “We just found a snapshot online and he blew it up for us,” says Anton of It’s Personal Design. Panels made from recycled barn wood by Lars Dundas of the Wood Shop at Far End almost enclose the space and a wood trough with rocks and candles runs along one wall. A gorgeous Currey & Company chandelier from RJ Thomas and textile panels perches above the space.