Welcome Mat: Home and garden tour season kicks off

Maureen Feighan
The Detroit News
Plymouth's Trailwood Garden Club will host its "Flowers are Forever" garden walk on June 26.

Garden, home tour season kicks off

It's tour time. Mark your calendars and stay tuned to Homestyle for more details about individual tours in the weeks ahead:

June 2: The 14th Annual Home & Garden Tour of Historical Pleasant Ridge. (248) 541-2901

June 3: Corktown Neighborhood Tour. historiccorktown.org.

June 3: 26th Annual Huntington Woods Home Tour. www.hwwl.org.

June 9-10: Historic Indian Village Home & Garden Tour. historicindianvillage.org.

June 21: 18th annual Rochester Garden Walk. (248) 656-4663

June 22-23: 27th Annual Grosse Pointe Garden Center Garden Tour. www.gpgardencenter.org/events.

June 23: 28th annual Friends of Greenmead Garden Walk. (248) 477-7375

June 24: Ypsilanti's 41st Annual Historic Home Tour. www.yhf.org.

June 26: Trailwood Garden Club's 22nd annual "Flowers are Forever" Garden Walk. TrailwoodGardenClub.com  

July 11: Troy Garden Club’s 44th Annual Garden Walk. (248) 540-6158.

July 14: Shelby Garden Walk. shelbytwp.org/gardeners

July 28: Farmington Garden Walk. (248) 626-6322

Dolce Checkler is a member of Orquesta La Inspiracion which will perform May 26 as part of the Palmer Woods' Music in Homes series.

Enjoy Latin concert in Yamasaki-designed home

Talk about a perfect combination: A Detroit home designed by iconic architect Minoru Yamasaki and a concert by some of Metro Detroit's hottest Latin musicians, Orquesta La Inspiracion. Both will come together for the latest installment of Palmer Woods' Music in Homes series at 8 p.m. Saturday. Orquesta La Inspiracion, founded by Ozzie Rivera, is a large ensemble of the region's most talented Latin musicians who will keep the party going with salsa, merengue and Afro-Carribean jazz. Tickets are $50; dinner is included. The exact address will be revealed after you purchase your tickets. Call (313) 891-2514 or visit palmerwoods.org.

The Nora bed is part of online interior design firm Laurel & Wolf's first furniture collection, Lady Wolf.

Online design firm introduces furniture collection

Since 2014, online interior design firm Laurel & Wolf has helped customers put together the pieces of their own homes to create just the right look. Now the online firm is branching into the furniture business themselves. This spring, Laurel & Wolf introduced its first furniture line, Lady Wolf, which includes upholstered beds and chairs. “Based on data from our shopping system, we’ve seen some clear opportunities where the market isn’t providing the right products,” said CEO Leura Fine in a press release. “With Lady Wolf, we are excited to leverage that data to provide even better options for our designers and clients. We know that creating the perfect space for our clients comes down to giving our designers access to the best pieces.” The collection is available online only at on laurelandwolf.com. Pieces start at $450.

A variety of homes including this one will be featured on this year's Huntington Woods Home Tour.

Five homes open their doors for Huntington Woods tour

Five homes, in a range of architectural styles, will be on this year's Huntington Woods Home Tour, which runs from 1-5 p.m. June 3. All proceeds from the tour, now in its 26th year and organized by the Huntington Woods Women's League, are redistributed to local charities supporting education, women and children’s causes. Tickets are $20 in advance at www.hwwl.org or $25 on June 3rd, available at the Huntington Woods Library, 26415 Scotia Road, or the Huntington Woods Gillham
Recreation Center, 26235 Scotia.

Art Van is offering a free flag exchange this weekend for anyone who needs a new American flag.

Art Van offers free flag exchange 

If your American flag is looking a little shabby this Memorial Day weekend, Art Van Furniture can help. From Friday, May 25, through Monday, the retailer is offering complimentary American flags to anyone who wants to trade in a flag that's in rough shape. This year marks the second year of the retailer's flag exchange program. Last year, they exchanged 4,000 used, faded flags. Flags can be exchanged at all Art Van Furniture showrooms in Michigan and throughout the Midwest on Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Monday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.