Welcome Mat: Home news, happenings around Metro Detroit

Jeanine Matlow
Special to The Detroit News
The Container Stores opens this weekend in Novi.

The Container Store celebrates Grand Opening in Novi

Be the first to experience the unique culture of the Container Store coming to West Oaks in Novi. Getting your life in order seems doable with their endless selection of organizing solutions. Ten percent of the new store’s Grand Opening weekend sales Saturday and Sunday will go to Forgotten Harvest, and prizes will be awarded every hour on the hour. The 22,000-square-foot location, which is the first to open in Michigan, will offer more than 10,000 organizing products for the home. Even the layout is cleverly contained with easy-to-navigate lifestyle departments that include kitchen, closet, office and more. The Container Store is at 43525 West Oaks Drive. Go to containerstore.com for information.

Get your tickets: Homestyle’s Dish & Design offers ‘Taste of Italy’ on June 22

Join Homestyle at the next Dish & Design event that will take place at 6 p.m. June 22at Hillside Furniture, 2300 Telegraph Road in Bloomfield Hills. Be transported to Europe through a “Taste of Italy” theme featuring fabulous food and great design tips from Hillside and EuroAmerica Design. Enjoy the impressive array of contemporary furniture at Hillside while you’re there. For tickets, go to detroitnews.com/dishanddesign.

Welcome mats roll out the red carpet for guests

What could be more fitting for the Welcome Mat section than welcome mats? Treat yourself to a new one this season with the selection that’s better than ever before. From personalized styles, to those that boast witty quotes, there’s something for everyone in this practical category that makes a fashion statement about your home. Take a bite out of summer with this whimsical Watermelon Door Mat ($9.99) available at select Bed Bath & Beyond stores and bedbathbeyond.com. Your guests will feel welcome before you answer the door.

The 13th Annual Grosse Pointe Historical Society Gala fundraiser will be held at a home on Windmill Pointe Drive in Grosse Pointe Park.

Enjoy Moonlight at the Manor in the Pointes

Travel back in time at the 2016 Gala Fundraiser for the Grosse Pointe Historical Society on June 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. The 13th Annual Grosse Pointe Historical Society Gala fundraiser will be held at a home on Windmill Pointe Drive in Grosse Pointe Park that features the longest residential stretch of lake frontage in the Pointes with elegant interiors featuring such unique details as carved wood and stone, decorative plaster ceilings and leaded-glass windows. Guests can enjoy a display of historic cars, guided tours, and a tented party with open bars, hors-d’oeuvres and a catered strolling supper with entertainment by the Royal Garden Trio, and more. General admission tickets are $150 each and are available through gphistorical.org or (313) 884-7010.

This home on Oakdale in Pleasant Ridge will be on this weekend’s Pleasant Ridge home tour.

Pleasant Ridge hosts home and garden tour Saturday

The 12th Annual Home and Garden Tour of Historical Pleasant Ridge will be held rain or shine on Saturday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. This year’s event, organized by the Pleasant Ridge Historical Commission highlights six inspiring homes and two lovely gardens. Visitors not only get to browse; they may be enticed to buy. One home is currently on the market and another will be when fully renovated. See a new build, a renovated home that was previously shown as a “before,” and a project in the works. “One that fell into disrepair and is now being renovated has three murals and it’s a fascinating work in progress. You can see not only how people are living today, but how people were living back then, and everything in between,” says Don Hoefler, chairman of the Pleasant Ridge Historical Commission. Advance-day tickets can be purchased for $15 at cityofpleasantridge.org, the Pleasant Ridge City Hall on Woodward Avenue or the Recreation Center at 4 Ridge Road during normal operating hours. Tickets can be purchased that day for $20 directly behind City Hall from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For more information, call (248) 541-2901.

– Jeanine Matlow