Welcome Mat: Berkley's June & December expands, hosts reopening celebration

Maureen Feighan
The Detroit News
Learn how to make a lovely autumn wreath at Olive's Bloombox in Ferndale on Oct. 11.

Make your own autumn wreath

Want to make your own beautiful fall wreath? Olive's Bloombox in Ferndale will offer an Autumn Wreath workshop (for adults only) from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 11 and Oct. 16. Attendees will learn how to create their own lovely fall wreath with a mix of items like pussy willows, hydrangeas, coxcomb, straw flowers and more. The cost is $75. Olive's Bloombox is at 1011 Livernois. To learn more, go to https://www.olivesbloombox.com/.

June & December is doubling its retail space in downtown Berkley.

June & December expands, hosts re-opening party

Adorable nature-inspired home goods store June & December is expanding its Berkley location and will add a range of goods -- some from other artists -- just in time for the holiday season. June & December, run by husband and wife due Nick and Katie Forte, is doubling the size of their store on Coolidge and will soon offer books, candles, teas, crystals and more. Katie Forte says expanding their retail space was always part of their plans and the bigger space will allow them to also bring in visiting artists on a regular basis and do more for events such as Berkley's Ladies Night Out. June & December will celebrate their bigger space with a grand reopening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 20th from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be door prizes and complimentary Henna from local artist, Alchemy Henna. June & December is at 2670 Coolidge Highway. Public parking is available behind the store and on Coolidge.

Five fully decorated manufactured homes including this one will be on display for tours at this year's Novi Home Show.

Novi Home Show marks silver anniversary

The Novi Home Show will mark a quarter century when it returns Oct. 12-14 to the Suburban Collection Showplace with more than 150 exhibitors. There will be landscaping companies, bath remodeling contractors, floor contractors and more. And there will be five mobile homes from the Michigan Manufactured Home Association, all fully decorated (pictured is a kitchen from one), to give attendees a chance to see what's possible. The show runs from 2-8 p.m. Oct. 12; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 13; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14. Tickets for those 13 and up are $10; seniors (ages 55 and over) get in for $9. Parking is not included. The Suburban Collection Showplace is at 46100 Grand River. Go to novihomeshow.com.

Southfield native Nicole Gibbons has introduced a new paint line called Clare.

Southfield native introduces new paint line

Nicole Gibbons, a Southfield native and nationally known interior designer, wants to make your next house painting project a little easier. How? Her new paint line, Clare, is shipped right to your door. It features 55 curated colors. And if you're not sure about the perfect color, it also has a tool, the Clare Color Genius, that gives customers an interior design-based color consultation paired with a high-tech algorithm that helps customers find their perfect color. It's based on questions about an individual project, furniture selection, natural light, personal style, inspiration, and more. Paint is $49 a gallon. To learn more about Clare, go to clare.com.

The breakfast room inside the Fisher mansion which was designed by Ann Arbor-based Cloth & Kind for the Junior League of Detroit's Designers' Show House.

Cloth & Kind opens retail space, plans online store

Cloth & Kind is an Ann Arbor-based interior design firm that's so in demand these days that they're juggling projects not just in Michigan but all over the country (they recently also designed a room as part of the Junior League of Detroit's Designers' Show House in Detroit). Co-owners Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Nicholas also have a 3,500 square foot retail space and showroom, recently opened in May, where the public can find home decor curated by this talented duo. The retail shop features upholstery, case goods, lighting, rugs, accessories, art and, of course, loads of one-of-a-kind vintage and antique pieces, say Ramsay and Nye Nicholas. And now they're gearing up to open an online store this fall. Stay tuned. The retail space and showroom are located at 3010 Washtenaw Ave. It's open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 12-6 p.m. Sunday. Go to https://www.clothandkind.com/.