Zingerman’s Cornman Farms
Zingerman’s Cornman Farms enlisted Michelle Adams and her colleague, Emily Schoen, to reimagine and redesign the interior of their historic farmhouse. Challenges included developing a unique and timeless look that feels relevant today, increasing functionality, creating instagrammable moments throughout to help the venue gain exposure, and ultimately increasing Cornman’s bookings. “The results and ROI were clear almost immediately,” says Liza Olympitis, Business Development Manager at Cornman Farms. “In the 5 months post redesign we booked 21 more events (than the previous 5 month period) and increased our sales number by 36%. Michelle worked with our founder to redesign each space with a purpose, unique sense of style and a photo worthy backdrop that would be true to our brand but also appealing to a broad demographic,” says Olympitis. Adams and Schoen's design was named one of "9 Bridal Suites You'll Want To Spend All Day In" by Brides, and was featured in Hour Detroit as well as an upcoming issue of Detroit Home Magazine.
BURNS PARK COLONIAL
Adams’ own Ann Arbor home, a 1920’s colonial revival. She worked closely with William Charles Custom Homes to renovate all three floors, adding a new kitchen and bathrooms, moldings throughout, French doors to a new patio, built-in bookshelves, a Carrara marble mantel and more. Adams handled all interior design, fixture and finish selections, and upon completion her home was featured in print in House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, Midwest Living, Detroit Home Magazine, Hour Detroit, and Seen Magazine, and online at Vogue Living, Gardenista, One Kings Lane, The Everygirl, and more. A 3-D tour is available here.
MID-CENTURY MODERN | COMING SOON
Embracing cleaner lines and a Scandinavian aesthetic, Adams is currently renovating and designing her mid-century modern home in Ann Arbor that is scheduled to be published in print in 2019 by Better Homes & Gardens.
ClarkLake Cottage | coming soon
A lakeside cottage and guest house in which Adams designed the interiors and worked closely with the homeowner’s contractor to renovate and refresh. Coming soon!
Manhattan High rise
To help soften the hard lines of this Midtown West high rise apartment, Adams opted for a soothing palette, upholstered furnishings, varying textures and layers. Low sofas maximize views while a bed canopy creates a sense of calm and privacy.
Canyon Ranch MIami Beach Condo
Hired to breathe life into a newly constructed Miami condo, Adams designed the space as a nod to the area’s Art Deco roots, and her client’s penchant for statement-making pieces. Reflective surfaces help maximize light throughout, while lush textiles soften and define the space.
east harlem apartment
Designed in 2008 in the popular Hollywood Regency style, Adams decorated her first New York apartment with a playful mix of vintage finds and fabrics from her own sustainable soft goods company, Rubie Green. Her home was published in the book Design*Sponge At Home, as well as in print in Real Living.