It was a battle zone at the Michigan Design Center (MDC) earlier this month, as 12 of the area’s top interior designers went head-to-head creating their own unique room vignettes within MDC showrooms.
“March Madness: Design 2 Ways” attracted nearly 300 guests and kicked off with a designer presentation where attendees heard from participating designers about the creative process for each space, as well as tips for reinventing rooms as trends and tastes change over time.
After viewing the assembled vignettes during an open house, event-goers were invited to vote in the People’s Choice Awards.
The “Room of Your Dreams Award” went to Rochester designer Janis Colborne, of JMC Interiors LLC, for her comfortable, conversation-focused “Salon Talk” vignette in the Decoroom showroom.
Dawn Jacobs of Artichoke Interiors won the “Room You’d Recreate in Your Home Award” for her newlywed’s studio apartment titled “New Beginnings” in Robert Allen.
Other participating designers and their vignettes were as follows:
Sharon Kory of Sharon Kory Interiors
Donna Brown of Dazzling Designs, LLC
Lynn Witmer of Witmer Design
Kenneth Laubert of Evergreen Interiors & Antiques, LLC
Rachel Young of Tutto Interiors
Amanda Sinistaj of Ellwood Interiors
Tiffany Barnes of Beckham-Barnes Interiors
Denise Seifferlein of d’avignon Interiors
Anne Strickland of Port Manufacturing & Design
Donna Milefchik of Donnah Miles Interiors
The event accepted donations for the event’s charity partner, Coalition on Temporary Shelter, which provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, as well as comprehensive support services for the homeless and at-risk population.