TROY, Mich. – Seize the rare chance to see how interior designers furnish their own residences in the Designers’ Own Homes Tour, presented by Michigan Design Center in Troy. This unusual opportunity takes place Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The residences of five designers will be featured on this self‐guided tour: Joe Keenan, Paul Feiten, Barry Harrison, Michael Coyne and Jeffrey King. All live in the Birmingham‐Bloomfield area and will be present during the tour to answer questions. Ticket holders are free to visit the houses in the order of their choice.
Ticket proceeds will benefit Humble Design, a local nonprofit that assists families transitioning out of homeless and abuse shelters by providing furnishings and design assistance. Founded in 2009, Humble Design has serviced more than 650 families. For more information, visit humbledesign.org.
“We’ve admired the work of these talented designers for years, and now we have the rare opportunity to tour their own homes,” says Susan Todebush, MDC’s executive vice president and general manager.
“You won’t want to miss out on this chance, and all proceeds are going to Humble Design, a local group that is doing wonderful work for families coming out of homelessness. It’s a win‐win,” she adds.
The homes were built between 1921 and 1968 and are architecturally diverse. The styles include French Manor, Colonial, East Coastal, Ranch, and Colonial Revival. Some properties also have impressive grounds with pergolas, pools, lush flora, fountains and ponds.
Single tickets are $35, or $60 for a pair. A brochure and wristband will be mailed after purchase; the wristband will serve as the ticket and should be worn the day of the tour. Order tickets online by Sept. 6 at michigandesign.com/news‐events. If any tickets remain after that date, they may be purchased in Suite 25 at Michigan Design Center, 1700 Stutz Drive, in Troy. Please, no photos, food, or drinks on the tour.