Silent White

Three designers throw light on their process for creating bedrooms awash in a palette of whites, creams, ivories, and more. Snuggle in … it’s hibernation season.

 

Amy Weinstein

Our Philosophy:At Joseph Mosey Architecture, Inc. we believe that all created Architecture deserves to be timeless and beautiful. A project is developed from the idea that all projects deserve our best efforts employing our experience, talent, passion, and skill, and that the creation of beautiful architecture is our obligation to the client. We believe the creation of beauty in the built environment works best as a process and a partnership between the client, design team, and construction team. A combined effort through which we strive to achieve a result as unique and personal as each individual client. If we achieve this, we feel we have succeeded.About us:We are a small boutique style firm which is one of our greatest assets. The Firm Principal is the client design and construction contact through the entire process.Joseph Michael Mosey, Principal, learned the craft of Architecture over many years with both commercial and residential design firms. He holds current architectural licenses in four states (Michigan, Illinois, Georgia and Ohio) and a current Michigan Builder’s License. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1991 with a Professional Bachelor Degree in Architecture. The University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning is well known for a curriculum that emphasizes creativity and design and is always ranked among the top five Architecture programs in the country. JMA employs the talents of architects, project managers and draftsman to complete the project team, each with unique skills and experience tailored to the needs of each client.Our Process:We believe good design begins with the end result in mind. We work with the client and project team to develop a home’s Exterior and Interior Architecture and finish selections, staying involved through project completion. This, we feel, is key to a seamless design where exterior shell and interior finish are working together to create a cohesive whole.  Design professionals are making design decisions. Every detail as well as broad-stroke refers back to the project's core design ideas. This allows for projects that are, at completion, obviously intended, thoughtful, carefully considered, complete, and therefore beautiful works of Architecture.Our team’s strong interest and background in building construction and seeing a project through to completion is a result of 20 years of experience working with design-build firms designing, drawing, managing, pricing, and scheduling the construction of custom homes and meaningful projects. This unique bank of experience allows for a design process that is firmly rooted in, and driven by, the understanding of the realities of costs and the importance of value engineering in making sure design, building, and budget align.

Who: Amy Weinstein, owner of AMW Design Studio, received a degree in interior design from Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and also attended Harrington College of Interior Design in Chicago. After many years as the primary designer at an established Birmingham design firm, she opened her own studio in Birmingham in 2009. “The signature qualities of warmth, comfort, serenity, and artful restraint are always present (in our designs),” Weinstein says. “I combine compatible mixes from a variety of styles to create homes that are tailored, unique, and timeless.”

Info: 248-321-0931, amwdesignstudio.com

 

“White is both elegant and casual at the same time.”
– Amy Weinstein

 

Curvaceously Classic

“The goal for this space was to integrate classic furnishings with a slightly curvy profile,” interior designer Amy Weinstein says of this room. “We wanted to soften the hard, contemporary architecture and honor the client’s desire to have a serene and timeless bedroom furnished with classic pieces that would be restful, tranquil, and comfortable.”

Benched: The Thomas Pheasant Collection Adam bench, Baker, starting at  $2,365, Baker Showroom, Michigan Design Center, Troy.

Choice Chair: Barbara Barry Realized Collection by Henredon Joan armchair, $3,525, Henredon Showroom, Michigan Design Center, Troy, michigandesign.com.

Wood: Reflection nightstand (from same collection as dresser), $6,900, Barbara Barry Realized Collection by Henredon. The bed in the room photo is the Graceful bed, $15,225, also from the Barbara Barry Realized Collection by Henredon. Both available at the Henredon Showroom, Michigan Design Center, Troy, michigandesign.com.

Crystal: Marissa table lamp in clear crystal, $1,200, Ralph Lauren, Somerset Collection, Troy, ralphlaurenhome.com.


 

Jennifer Taylor

Who: Jennifer Taylor, owner of Jennifer Taylor Studio, graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, and Wayne State University in Detroit, where she received a bachelor of fine arts in interior design. The Royal Oak-based designer’s eye for excellence was cultivated in Columbus, where her studies focused on sculpture and fine art. Her education also sharpened her spatial acumen and sense of proportion. Taylor’s keen color skills and ability to combine the materials of her trade in unexpected yet subtle ways is a hallmark of her work.

Info: 248-582-9450, jennifertaylorstudio.com

 

“Every master suite should be designed as a comfortable retreat from our daily lives.” – Jennifer Taylor

Creature Comforts

“Every master suite should be designed as a comfortable retreat from our daily lives,” says designer Jennifer Taylor. “This room (above), with its vaulted ceiling and bay window, is big enough to accommodate an inviting seating area which has a lovely view of the wooded property, increasing the sense of privacy. All creature comforts were included — a TV hidden in the armoire, romantic lighting, and fluffy down pillows. Light colors are elegant because of the way they reflect light. They are very flattering — suitable for a master suite.” When using a subtle, high-key palette, Taylor combines a variety of textures, “like the large-scale pattern on the carpet, or a tactile texture, such as the glow of a silk-satin juxtaposed to velvety fabric.”

Sit a Bit: Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman chair can be dark (see room photo), to ground or complement a light space, or light, for  a monochromatic palette, Tennant & Associates, Michigan Design Center, Troy, michigandesign.com

Feet Up: “Tufted furnishings inject texture,” Taylor says. Pearson ottoman, starting at $1,650, Henredon  Showroom, Michigan Design Center, Troy, michigandesign.com

Needs a Trim: “I added trim tape, embroidery, silk tassels, and various other details to the upholstery and bedding, to give one a visual story to read,” Taylor says. Essex Scallop Lilly ottoman trim (similar to trim in room photo), from Lee Jofa, Kravet, Lee Jofa, Brunschwig & Fils Showroom, Michigan Design Center, Troy, michigandesign.com

Write Angles: “This desk, with its embossed leather top, adds an Old World touch,” Taylor says. “It’s a place to write a thank you note by hand, rather than send an email … the perfect spot to gather one’s thoughts.” Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman Milano desk in clear brown cherry finish, Tennant & Associates, Michigan Design Center, Troy, michigandesign.com


 

Jeffrey King

Who: Jeffrey King, CEO of the 17-year-old Birmingham-based Jeffrey King Interiors, studied interior design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and has more than 25 years of industry experience. His firm takes on everything from residential to commercial design projects in Michigan, as well as throughout the United States and abroad. “My style runs the gamut from traditional to contemporary, but, more importantly, our approach is about creating a good interior design that suits the client’s needs,” King says. “Home is a place where you nourish your soul — a haven where you unwind before launching the next day. Great design allows limitless possibilities that will inspire and support a beautiful life.”

Info: 248-646-3353, jeffreykinginteriors.com

 

“An all-white space … (is) fresh, clean, and calming.”
– Jeffrey King

 

For The Guest

“This is a client’s guest suite bonus room over a garage,” explains interior designer Jeffrey King of the room above. “It’s a warm and comforting environment for guests to enjoy. I chose an all-white palette and accented it with some Hollywood glam,” he explains, adding that he wanted it to be an all-white space because it makes the area fresh, clean, and calming, with a vintage feel.

Sophisticated Lady: This lady’s desk/vanity in ivory with a painted finish features fluted drawers and nickel sabots — all very sophisticated. The Barbara Barry Realized Collection by Henredon is an expression of a vision of a home that is a backdrop for a well-lived life. $ 5,685, Henredon Showroom, Michigan Design Center, Troy, michigandesign.com 

Mirror, mirror: Use mirrors to create a sense of more space. The three mirrors in the room photograph are similar to this Venetian beaded mirror of aged steel, $245-$795, depending on size. Its broad beveled glass is embraced by a mirrored frame accented with metallic-toned cast resin beading. Restoration Hardware, Somerset Collection, Troy, rh.com

Sleep Well: Kravet Northport tall complete bed, available in queen and king, Kravet, Lee Jofa, Brunschwig & Fils  Showroom, Michigan Design Center, Troy, michigandesign.com

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