Detroit Home: Go with the Flow

THE PROBLEM
The kitchen in this Ann Arbor home was isolated from the adjoining dining room and living room. It felt very claustrophobic and dark, and didn’t provide a functional layout for entertaining.

THE FIX
“Removing the wall that existed between the dining room and kitchen created a dining area (now part of the kitchen) that can seat […]

Celebrations – Global Diversity

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 […]

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Antiques in the Mix – Detroit Home

Three designers present two takes on blending the old with the new
Margaret Skinner, principal interior designer at Birmingham-based Margeaux Interiors Inc., is an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), as well as a licensed builder. Margeaux Interiors Inc. was established in 1998 as a design studio offering design and building services […]

Earthy Browns

IN THE DETAILS
A trifecta of beauty includes a Wesley Hall social sofa and Palecek Green Oaks wall pendant, both from the RJ Thomas Ltd. showroom at Troy’s Michigan Design Center, and the Due Process Stable Trading Co. Jinan rug from MDC’s Ghiordes Knot. The large clay centerpiece of candles on the coffee table and a […]

What are the benefits of an environmentally friendly/ LEED credited home?

Here are some of the benefits: Reduces carbons, making air and water cleaner, energy efficient. After initial investments, it will save costs on utilities, add value to one’s home, and there’s currently eligibility for tax credits.

A simple way to start with one’s home is using low and zero VOC paints. Using sustainable products on the […]

Ask a Designer: How to make dining room more useful

Special to The Detroit News 12:04 a.m. EST January 23, 2015
Q. My design dilemma is my dining room that is off my great room. It’s been a space that we really only use twice a year or so for a sit-down holiday meal or buffet table for the holidays. Our kitchen, which also has a dining […]

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Modern Design

Updating to ‘Techno’ and ‘Graffiti Urban.’
By Susan Kehoe, Ph.D.
Have you ever started what seemed like a simple remodeling project and found obstacles that made it ridiculously complicated? Margaret Skinner (Margeaux Interiors ~ margeauxinteriors.com) brings an expert eye to these issues because she has a builder’s license in addition to her design credentials.
“The design process goes […]

StyleLine – Artistic Bent

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By Jeanine Matlow Photos by Gene Meadows

Above: A table and cupboard that belonged to the homeowners join a new console and chairs in the dining room. The art above the cupboard is by Banksy, a well-known graffiti artist.

Finding the right designer isn’t always easy, especially when you’re new in town. Online […]

Designer Inspiration – Margaret Presti

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Designer Inspiration: Margaret Presti

The beauty of this space traveled all the way from England to this humble abode in Ann Arbor, cialis generic prescription Michigan. The homeowners wanted to bring a piece of their home with them when they picked up and moved halfway across the world. To avoid feeling completely homesick, sildenafil they brought in […]

Best of Houzz 2014

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