Southeast Michigan

Regional Feature: The Shinola Hotel

Located on storied Woodward Avenue, the Shinola Hotel renovated two historic buildings -- the old T.B. Rayl & Co. sporting goods and hardware store and a former Singer sewing machine store -- and built three new ones with a nod to the architecture of Detroit’s past.

The Motor City Lyric Opera

Along with a supportive board and the consistent contributions of Aretha Franklin for over 20 years, the Motor City Lyric Opera brings a highly musical and artistic performance to grade schools with messages that address bullying and promote kindness.

Regional Feature: J. William Construction

In Bloomfield Hills is a French Country Traditional home with fascinating design elements in every room. To build this exclusive respite, the homeowners partnered with Jeff Dotson of J. William Construction, and together they created an exceedingly detailed home that combines old favorites with new inspiration.

Out and About: Americana and the Automobile

Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn will celebrate this historical partnership September 7th and 8th at the Old Car Festival. The annual event is America’s longest-running antique car show, featuring hundreds of exquisite, rare vehicles manufactured from the 1890s through 1932.

Regional Feature: Templeton Building Company

In a fairly traditional, established neighborhood in Birmingham sits a modern oasis of sustainability built by the father-son team of Steve and Ben Templeton at Templeton Building Company. Its construction was truly a family affair, as Steve’s wife, Ann Heath Templeton of Duncan Fuller Interiors, was the project designer

The Rust Belt Market

As luck would have it, Tiffany had taken note of a large building on a busy corner in Ferndale. A building that had been empty for many years made for owners that were very motivated to lease it out. So, with a little savings and some family loans, the couple took a leap of faith and The Rust Belt Market was born.