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From designer seating and office desks to message boards and credenza, create your dream home office.
Work with a home decorator when choosing floor rugs or hanging new window shades in your home.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Subtle layering of neutral colors for a family room. This color palette is timeless and relaxing to the eye allowing the inhabitants to focus on each other and the conversation in a comfortable setting. What would you have in your comfy cozy space?

Saturday, July 6, 2013

55th Annual Garden Walk

This year we were asked to design a space for the 55th Annual Dearborn Garden Walk. The theme this year is Ernest Hemingway - We would love for you to come and see our interpretation and different direction, most have come to expect from interior designers.
With a space titled 
“Strong at the Broken Places”
We are certain you won't be disappointed.

Hope to see you all there!!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Showcase happy hour!!

It's that time again where MILIEU holds a showcase happy hour event hosted at the home of a most gracious client. It's a great opportunity to network and be social with vendors from the design industry, realtors, and more. Food and beverages provided by local businesses and special gifts of appreciation to all attendants!
We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What's your color this year?

Trend Forecast 2013: Color

Sara Pepitone -- Interior Design, 1/1/2013 10:36:00 PM

Trend Forecast 2013 - 50ff66dca1eda-Cortland-LR-Overall-big2B4_Mustard_Glaze.jpg - 2013-01-23 04:28:13 UTCA kitchen featuring Valspar's Mustard Glaze, one of their projected trends for 2013.
"Colors in architecture and design will be as diverse as its users," says Anne Marie Commandeur, designer and managing director of Stijlinstituuts Amsterdam. "There is a strong belief in the strength of color. It is a powerful asset and adds to the mood and all over experience."

Paint and coating manufacturer Valspar agrees. "For 2013, we are working towards capturing a happy and meaningful life at home," says Sue Kim, Valspar Color Strategist, who considers the newest influences in clothes, food, and interiors when creating color palettes. "People want to mold their home into a space that reflects ingenious ways to face the realties of the moment." That means colors ranging from uplifting peaches, light-hearted pinks, glowing ambers, dusky blues and transparent greens.

Green is a sure thing for Pantone as well. Their team of ten experts—inspired by art, technology, travel, new textures and even sports —chose Emerald as Color of the Year. "Emerald is a lively, radiant and lush green," says Lee Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute. "Emerald is the color of balance and harmony, enhancing one's sense of well-being and inspiring insight and clarity."

Commandeur says Emerald is not the easiest shade, but certainly a spectacular one. And it combines wonderfully with natural shades. That works for Barbara Haaksma, vice president of design and marketing forMilliken's global floor covering division, who sees colors taking on a nature-inspired vibe.

"Oranges are more saturated, and are red and brown-based. The approach is still intense, but is richer and less acidic. Chocolate browns will continue to help add depth to interiors, but with a more chestnut, red-base than before." Haaksma notes the entire spectrum of purples is emerging as well—from mauve to a very plum hue.
"Color is no longer just a matter of flat shaded material and pattern," says Commandeur. "More then ever certain shades are linked to specific material types."


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Master Bathroom Shower

Full glass surround for a shower and a plant life can create a serene, almost tropical get away feel. It's easy to wipe clean and keeps the natural light flowing into the rest of the space. What are your favorite types of showers? Perhaps a contemporary rain shower over a soaking tub, or a traditional ball and claw foot tub with a hand shower?

Photo taken by Tony Soluri

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Kitchen Storage

While storage is always a priority in a kitchen, it sometimes seems workable counter space is sacrificed. Not only does closed storage feel heavy and cumbersome in small spaces, incorporating pieces such as an antique professional grade bakers station can give you everything you need storage, counter space, and an open feel. Adding Open shelves can capitalize on upper storage instead of a pantry cupboard which not only blocks light but also could be difficult to find items tucked waaaay in the back.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

84th Academy Awards Dream Rooms

With all the buzz about the red carpet styles of the Academy Awards, MILIEU has decided to pay homage to the winners and to a select few of the "Best Dressed". 

Each individual was allocated a living space designed by MILIEU based on their style, taste, and influences. 

Jean Dujardin
Receiving Room

Meryl Streep

Christopher Plummer
Game Room

Octavia Spencer
Master Bedroom

AND BEST DRESSED GOES TO................

Zachary Quinto

Jessica Chastain
Dining Room

Gwenyth Paltrow 
Living Room

Pharrell Williams
Viewing Room