When two busy professionals found the perfect property in Saugatuck for their Midwest Modern Cottage, they began carefully sourcing the people who would help them achieve their goals. They contacted luxury design builders Bouwkamp Builders, based in Holland, at the suggestion of very happy customers in the neighborhood.
“It was a total whim.” That’s how homeowner Pete Sims describes finding the perfect location for his lakefront home. “I found the lot on Zillow while randomly searching waterfront properties,” Sims said. “I found this development and drove up there one day and saw the lot we built on. When my wife Jan came home from work that evening, I told her, ‘Honey, we have to go for a drive.’ She thought I was crazy,” Sims said with a laugh. But after one look, Jan was convinced. “She got out of the car, and her jaw dropped.”
That means design and décor that are homey to that specific person. What is the best way to do this without creating a space that is a jumble of ideas? How do you turn interests into a cohesive, magazine-worthy home?
The Delight in Designs store, with its mix of country cottage, shabby chic, and boho with splashes of contemporary mixed in, is intended to be an incubator. A variety of design ideas are set up in ways to help customers imagine what they can create and how it might translate to their own home or office.
She had always had an eye for home décor and design. The pieces seemed to fall into place in perfect order, and she found herself setting up her new store, troVe, in Portage.
Blu Ivy is so much more than a furniture store. It’s all there, everything you can imagine in home décor, from unique lighting and area rugs to wall art, upholstery, pillows, window treatments, and even amazing gift ideas.
Bayberry Cottage is set up as a true home décor boutique, with every aspect of the home on display. The focus is on a casual lake lifestyle with fun, bold colors and designs. Gwen DeBruyn wanted to create a true one-stop-shop offering an extensive line of furniture and creative lighting options, artwork, homewares, and accessories like throw rugs and pillows.
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.
Funky, eclectic, hip, stylish, earthy. All are words that readily describe Rebel Magnolia in Saginaw. Owners Hailey Cannon and Lauren Husen each bring their own special style and strong design skills to this chic boutique, Cannon with a fun bohemian vibe and Husen adding a mid-century modern flare.
Stonehedge Gallery has an extensive array of art across all mediums. There is something for everyone. Sculpture, pottery, blown glass, furniture, dinnerware, papier-mâché, oil and watercolor paintings, fiber arts, stained glass, and handmade greeting cards that are each a work of art in their own right, are spread out over each floor of the building.