Junior League of Detroit Announces Design Firms to Transform 2020 Designers’ Show House

The Junior League of Detroit has announced the 27 interior design and architecture firms selected to transform its 2020 Designers’ Show House, the Bingley Fales House in Detroit’s Indian Village neighborhood.
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Bingley Fales House
The Junior League of Detroit has announced the designers and architects transforming the Bingley Fales House, its 2020 Designers’ Show House. // File photo

The Junior League of Detroit has announced the 27 interior design and architecture firms selected to transform its 2020 Designers’ Show House, the Bingley Fales House in Detroit’s Indian Village neighborhood.

The firms were selected from across the country to join honorary design chairs Jaime Drake and Caleb Anderson in reimagining 33 interior spaces of the home, located at 1771 Seminole St. This year’s design sponsors include Kohler Co., Kohler Signature Store in Birmingham, Benjamin Moore Paint, and CIOT Tile.

The designers selected include:

  • Lane Architecture – Tecumseh, Mich.
  • Andre’ Jordan Hilton – Atlanta, Ga.
  • Annie Kordas Interiors – Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.
  • Auer Design and Woodharbor Cabinetry – West Bloomfield, Mich.
  • Birch Design Associates – Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Chatham House Interior Design – Troy, Mich.
  • Claudette Wellons of LaShee Floral and Events – Detroit, Mich.
  • Corey Damen Jenkins and Associates – Birmingham, Mich. and New York City, N.Y.
  • Crenshaw and Associates – Detroit, Mich.
  • Donna Connelly Design – Almont, Mich.
  • Ethan Allen – Bellville, Mich.
  • Haneen’s Haven – Canton, Mich.
  • Pretty. Lifestyle Design – Midland, Mich. and Nashville, Tenn.
  • Harris Interior Design Studio – Southfield, Mich.
  • Kia Interior Design – Bingham Farms, Mich.
  • KLK Design – Petoskey, Mich.
  • Laura Zender Design – Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Maison Birmingham and KSI Kitchen & Bath – Birmingham, Mich.
  • PORT Mfg. and Design – Troy, Mich.
  • RL Concetti – Detroit, Mich.
  • Sapphire Pear – Rocky River, Ohio
  • Serba Interiors – Birmingham, Mich.
  • ShowHouse Interiors – Grosse Pointe, Mich.
  • Textures Design – Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.
  • Tiffany René Interior Design – Atlanta, Ga.
  • Vision Interiors – East Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Whitetail Farm, LLC – Dexter, Mich.

Landscape designers who will reinvent the property’s gardens are yet to be announced.

Every other year, the league selects a local estate and finds a team of interior designers to transform the home into a Designers’ Show House. Guests have the opportunity to tour the finished space. This will be the league’s 23rd house, and the fundraiser has garnered nearly $5 million in support of local philanthropic efforts.

“We are thrilled to bring together an exciting mix of veteran and first-time designers for our 2020 Show House, which will no doubt lead to a fresh and stunning transformation,” says Aimee Argel, president of the league. “Thanks to the tireless efforts and dedication of our designers, the Junior League of Detroit is able time and again to produce one of the highest caliber show houses in the country. The 2020 Show House is shaping up to be one of our best yet, and we cannot wait for design enthusiasts from Detroit and beyond to experience it.”

The 16,000-square-foot home is the largest residence in Indian Village and contains 10 bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and two half baths. The Georgian-style mansion is set on two acres of land that include flower gardens, hardscape pathways, a trellis covered lanai, a fountain, and a Pewabic tile-lined reflecting pool.

The house will be open to the public Thursdays through Sundays from May 10-June 7. The opening night gala will take place on Saturday, May 9. Tickets for the gala and for tours will be available for purchase on the league’s website beginning Feb. 14.

Funds from the house will support the league’s local philanthropic efforts including its impact initiative Project EAT, which works to create a more food secure community. Through Project EAT, the league recently launched the Empowered Pantry, which proves more than 25,000 meals annually, nutrition education, and cooking tools for employees. Future plans include the creation of additional pantries to serve food insecure families across metro Detroit.

The Junior League of Detroit was founded in 1914.

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