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Styling Your Home as a Renter – Infographic

Whether you own your apartment or are renting it, you still want it to have personality. You want to be styling your home such that when people walk in they can sense you coming through — that it’s not just another bland and tasteless rental space. While renting means that [...]

‘Swirl, Sniff, Sip, & Munch’: Strolling Dinners and Summer Patio Dining in Detroit!

Tucked away on Randolph Street, Detroit Seafood Market has the perfect parkside patio for summertime dining in the city. It also offers a bar and booths that are boast-worthy. The semi-circular bar is ideal for catching up with colleagues or friends and the deep booths–some of [...]

The Best of…Living in Detroit!

One of the best (and there are many) perks of living in a Downtown Detroit luxury loft is that there are so many wonderful restaurants, bars, and shops almost literally on your doorstep. And, one of my favourite shops and neighbors (which is literally on the Lofts of Merchants Row [...]

Rhythmic Interior Design: Creating Visual Engagement

One of the best ways to create an interior that draws a visitor in is the use of rhythm. Not the sonic version, but the visual kind of rhythm — one that involves a repetition of a specific element. But it’s not all just about doing the same thing over and over; that quickly [...]

Applying Use-Based Design in Putting Your Apartment Together

When you talk to an interior designer, you’re almost definitely talking to someone who is highly competent in user-based design. That is to say, they’re great at making a space that is informed by who you are, what you love, and what your goals are. But that’s not the [...]

The Best Way to See the Detroit Skyline in the Summer? A Rooftop BBQ!

Every year for the past five years, my downtown Detroit loft has hosted a Pre-Fireworks Rooftop BBQ and, as usual, it was fabulous! Residents can bring guests and we get a chance to meet new neighbors and mingle with our friends from the building. The Leasing Office and Staff organized [...]

Advanced Adulting: Finding Zen in Everyday Apartment Life

Adulting — as a concept, it’s fairly new, but it resonates with meaning across a huge swath of American society. We have tenants in their early 40s with kids in middle school who admit on a regular basis that adulting is a practice they’re not nearly as at-ease with as [...]

Enjoy Bass in Your Apartment without Bugging the Neighbors

This is a problem that has existed ever since we invented subwoofers (OK, probably long before that): you crank up some Luis Fonsi (w/Daddy Yankee and NOT BEIBER, naturally), and three minutes later the maintenance guy is knocking on your door asking you to turn it down because the [...]

Flex that Detroit Privilege with a Day Trip to Canada

One of the rarely-mentioned pleasures of living in Detroit’s urban core is that there’s another country literally right over there. Hi, Canada! And while traveling to Canada isn’t the easy-breezy task it was pre-9/11, it’s not actually all that difficult if [...]

Apartment Kitchen Pizza Parties, Part III: Pizzas

You know by now what we’re up to — we’re not even going to waste any time here. BEGIN! The Italian-American Classic: The MargharoniA crust. We’re going to assume you know which kind you want on each of these recipes, and just leave it right there for you to do [...]