Designer Spotlight

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Location: Detroit, MI

Design Bar Detroit is a full-service residential interior design studio based in metro Detroit. They are specialists in contemporary, cool design and pride themselves on using ahead-of-the-curve materials, fixtures, and furnishings. Whether they are tackling a new build, a remodel, or an existing room, they lead their clients through a proven design process and into their new spaces. They are passionate about creating tailored, thoughtful design solutions by diving into the unique nuances of each of their clients and collaborating with their trusted tradespeople.

Design Bar Detroit is female-founded and fearlessly led by interior designer, Lisa Backus. She is fiercely dedicated to the interior design profession, which is seen in her constant hunger for growth, love of spreading design knowledge, and general obsession with all things interiors. Lisa holds her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Michigan State University’s accredited program and has nine years of design experience, working in both the commercial and residential fields.

For more of Lisa Backus' work visit https://www.designbardetroit.com or call (248) 736-5786.

About this space

“The Linea® bathtub truly ticked a number of boxes for us on this project. Aesthetically, the minimalistic silhouette fit perfectly into our retro-meets-futuristic bathroom design. The rectangular drain offered in a variety of finish options was also a small, yet important design detail that we payed attention to. Functionality-wise, the depth of the tub gave our client the soaking experience she was hoping to achieve. Finally, we found the Linea® bath to be the most clean-lined, elegant bathtub option available at a really remarkable price point.”

 

DESIGN TRENDS

  • Marble & natural stone as the star of the show; creating monolithic sink bases, utilizing full slabs, etc.
  • Unique tile layouts created out of classic tile shapes
  • Going bold in small spaces. A powder room or small bath is the perfect place to do this.
  • Curbless shower entries 
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass shower enclosures
  • Floating vanities
  • Fluted/reeded millwork
  • A return to wood cabinetry and away from painted cabinetry
  • A move towards warmer, earthier tones and away from the cool greys
  • Imperfect, handmade pieces and materials

DESIGN INSIGHTS

“A linear shower drain will be necessary for most curbless shower entry applications. We love this seamless, contemporary look but, it's good to know that this installation comes at a higher price point than a standard shower install.”

Past Designers

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Nar Bustamante

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Ellie Visconti

Jordan Yankovich

Jordan Yankovich

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Pam Sunderman

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Michael Berman

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Cat Schmidt

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Marie Frenkel

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Sharon Fox

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Christopher Kennedy

COURTNEY PERKINS

Courtney Perkins

AMY KROPP

Amy Kropp

PARK & OAK

Park & Oak

CHERYL LOTRIDGE

Cheryl Lotridge

ANGELA HAMWEY

Angela Hamwey

TERA JANELLE

Tera Janelle

MEGAN GILGER

Megan Gilger

BRETT CLARK

Brett Clark

AMBER PIRILLO

Amber Pirillo

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Denise Simons

SHANNON PANCIANO

Shannon Ponciano