Find deck advice and supplies at Dillman & Upton in Rochester. (TimberTech)
Rochester's Dillman & Upton offers On Deck Saturdays
If you're thinking about building a deck or upgrading the one you have and aren't sure where to start, consider checking out one of Dillman & Upton's "On Deck Saturdays." Starting Saturday and again April 13 and May 11, this full-service home center, lumberyard and hardware store in downtown Rochester will have deck builders on hand for you to view their portfolios, displays of decks featuring low maintenance materials and a complete line of deck stains and accessories. It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dillman & Upton is at 607 Woodward. Call (248) 651-9411 or visit www.dillmanupton.com.
Skip Hop teams up with Jonathan Adler on new diaper bag line
I'm a sucker for Skip Hop products. One look at their kids' animal lunch bags and backpacks and I'm sold. Now, Skip Hop has teamed up with famed designer Jonathan Adler on a new line of diaper bags called Light & Luxe. Available in three signature Jonathan Adler patterns — Abacus (shown here), Syrie and Nixon — Light & Luxe bags are made of laminated fabric that wipes clean, hangs neatly on a stroller and features two front pockets that double as insulated bottle compartments. Bags retail for $70 and can be found on www.amazon.com.
Second Haven location opens in downtown Northville
Haven, the home décor store in downtown Plymouth, has opened a second location in downtown Northville. Located in a turn-of-the- century building at 111 N. Center, owner Martha McMeekin says it has a different mix of products focusing more on furniture, lighting, rugs and home accessories. It also offers design services. "Right now we have a lot of pieces mixing reclaimed wood with metal — coffee tables, end tables, etc., with an industrial feel," she says in an email. The store also sells vintage trunks, factory carts, stools and salvaged tin ceiling tiles. "Our style is mixing it up — keeping it interesting, unique, comfortable and, most importantly, livable." The Northville store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Thursday, when it's open until 7 p.m.; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call (248) 348-8801.
Target introduces Thresold home collection
Target debuts its new home collection, Threshold, on Sunday. A vibrant mix of colors, patterns and textiles, it's playful yet delicate. Designed by Target's design and development team, it has everything from brightly hued pintuck toss pillows and ceramic picture frames with geometric patterns to floral bedding and lamps with ikat print shades (shown here). Prices range from $2.49 for colorful hand-painted cereal bowls to $499 for a five-piece outdoor chat, or patio, set. Visit your local Target store for more details.
New Oscar de la Renta Island Gift and Entertaining Collection now available online
Hand-blown glassware, whimsical serving platters and textural accessories are all included in Oscar de la Renta's new Island and Entertaining Collection, now available online. A nod to de la Renta's Dominican Republic roots, it has a distinct island feel to it. The 11-inch Brushstroke Dinner Plate in indigo (shown here) costs $46; the Dot and Dash Cocktails plates cost $125 for a set of four 6-inch plates. Go to oscardelarenta.com or neimanmarcus.com.
Novi Backyard, Pool & Spa show begins at Suburban Collection Showplace
Spring just arrived, but don't feel bad if you're already thinking summer. If you're looking for ideas for your backyard, the 18th annual Novi Backyard, Pool & Spa Show kicks off today at the Suburban Collection Showplace. It runs through Sunday and will feature dozens of vendors offering tips and ideas on above-ground pools, hot tubs, spas, decks, patios and outdoor living spaces. "Homeowners will find everything that they need to create a backyard setting perfect for a home vacation," says Christopher Ferriss, president of Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, Michigan Chapter. Suburban Collection Showplace is at 46100 Grand River. Show hours are from 3-9 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8, $4 for children 6-14, and children 5 and younger are free. Visit www.NoviPoolShow.com or call (734) 398-9700.