Practicality Before Primping
When helping clients design an efficient home, Marianne Jones, above, says it’s important to truly examine their lifestyle. “Then you grow the space around it,” says Jones, who has an office at the Michigan Design Center. For a home in Grosse Pointe, she designed – and Chris Blake of the Blake Co. in Grosse Pointe constructed – a dressing area, shown above, with a built-in vanity to meet the client’s specifications.
Two deep drawers hold a hair dryer and tall bottles. Above, narrow drawers store flat objects like eye makeup and brushes. A three-way mirror on the wall across the vanity helps the homeowner see herself from all the angles when getting dressed.
“Its always collaborative and it (interior design) is not all about being pretty. It’s about being practical, too,” Jones says.