Welcome Mat: Summer home, garden tour season kicks off

Maureen Feighan
The Detroit News
The Palmer Woods Home & Garden Tour on July 14 will have stops at 10 locations, including homes, gardens, fountains. A preview party will held July 13.

Summer home, garden tours coming your way

Mark your calendar for these tours in Metro Detroit this summer. And stay tuned to Homestyle throughout the summer for more details.

June 2: The Corktown Neighborhood Tour. Go to

June 2: Huntington Woods Home Tour. Go to

June 8-9: Historic Indian Village Home & Garden Tour. Go to

June 12: Franklin Garden Walk.

June 21-22: Grosse Pointe Garden Center's Garden Walk. Go to

June 21-22: Milford Garden Walk. Go to

June 22: Livonia Garden Walk. Call (248) 477-7375.

June 25: Trailwood Garden Club's "Flowers are Forever" Garden Walk. Go to

July 10: Northville Garden Walk. Go to

July 10: Troy Garden Walk. Go to

July 14: Palmer Woods Home & Garden Tour. Go to

This chic home will be one of five featured on this year's Huntington Woods Home Tour on June 2.

Five homes open doors for Huntington Woods tour

Five homes in a range of architectural styles will open their doors as part of the 27th annual Huntington Woods Home Tour on June 2. The tour, which runs from 1-5 p.m., starts at the Huntington Woods Library, 26415 Scotia Road, where participants will receive a map. The homes on this year’s tour “reflect the diversity and character of our city,” according to the Huntington Woods Women’s League, which organizes the tour. Pictured is the living room of a 1926 Tudor that will be featured on this year’s tour. Tickets are $20 in advance online or $25 the day of the tour. They’re available at the library or Huntington Woods Gillham Recreation Center, 26235 Scotia. Proceeds from the tour are redistributed to local charities that support education, women and children’s causes. For information, go to

Connecticut-based Bob's Discount Furniture is opening four locations  in Metro Detroit this weekend.

Discount furniture chain opens four stores in Metro Detroit

A New England-based discount furniture retailer is expanding into Metro Detroit and will open four stores this weekend. Bob's Discount Furniture, headquartered in Connecticut, will open stores at 13550 Middlebelt Road in Livonia; 43460 West Oaks Drive in Novi; 14544 Racho Boulevard in Taylor; and 13845 Hall Road in Shelby Township. According to Furniture Today, the stores range in size from 33,000 to 47,000 square feet and will be serviced by Bob's distribution center in the Chicago area. Bob's already opened a location in Grand Rapids in February. To learn about Bob's, go to

The Good Rug sells vintage Moroccan rugs, pillows and other home decor. Owner Annie Ledvina currently has a pop-up shop open on Kercheval in Detroit's West Village.

Detroit pop-up shop offers vintage Moroccan rugs

When Annie Ledvina closes up her pop-up rug, pillow and home decor shop in Detroit’s West Village on June 15, it’s for good reason: She and her family are headed on another buying trip to locate more totally unique finds, this time to Morocco and Kenya. But there’s time to duck into Ledvina’s The Good Rug (last week’s Homestyle cover story had several rugs and pillows from it), 7960 Kercheval. It’ll be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1-2 and 8-9. Ledvina, who carries mostly vintage rugs, sees them as modern art for the floor. “I carry rugs, pillows, and a few small accessories, such as baskets, hand-painted signs, and hand-crafted mirrors,” said Ledvina in an email. “I buy almost everything in person in Morocco and Turkey, and look for textiles that are unique, interesting, and affordable. My favorite pieces are the more abstract and unusual Moroccan rugs.” After June 15, Ledvina says she’ll keep selling her spring/summer 2019 collection online and may open another pop-up shop on Detroit’s east side in the fall. Go to