Ann Arbor is packed full of beautiful and interesting properties—trust us, we know—and this is all thanks in part to our area’s bounty of talented and knowledgeable interior designers! A2 has long been home to renowned design professionals, creating spectacular home interiors for locals along with some spectacular commercial properties like libraries, hospitals, schools and more.
Today we’re highlighting the best of the best! Whether you want to upgrade a room or the whole house, here’s a list of the city’s best interior designers for the job.
Residential and Commercial Interior Design | (734) 649-4797
Founded in 1994, Affordable Interiors serves the Greater Ann Arbor area including Northville, Plymouth, Novi, Dexter, Brighton, Livonia and Canton. With a team of skilled and experienced professionals, they are equipped to undertake both residential and commercial interior design projects of any size!
Because they work closely with their clients, Affordable Interiors is able to focus on the big and little picture of any project—never leaving out those small details they know mean the world. Whether it’s an accent color, a lampshade or a window treatment, they are involved in every decision to make sure each project comes out perfect. Click here to peruse their portfolio and here to explore their blog where they share design tips and tricks that everyone should know.
Residential and Commercial Interior Design | (517) 902-8705
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Birch Design Associates is an interior design firm based in Ann Arbor that specializes in residential and commercial properties. Their goal is always to create a space that reflects your tastes and lifestyle—no matter what that looks like to you! The driving force behind this award-winning design firm is Tiffany Edison, a Michigan State University graduate with an eye for design. At MSU, she studied psychology along with interior design and utilizes her knowledge to shape each project, acknowledging the key components for a successful design are not only inherently beautiful but functional.
If you’re interested in seeing examples of Tiffany’s best work, click here! Her portfolio is packed full of stunning homes, restaurants, recreation centers, corporate offices and more for you to explore.
Residential, New Construction and Remodel Construction Design | (734) 769-8600
By Design Interiors in Saline has been in business for more than 25 years! They work specifically on residential and new construction properties so if you’re a builder, developer or homeowner—By Design is a great choice. In addition to providing interior design services, they also have a full product line of furniture, accessories, fabrics, wallpaper, window coverings and more to choose from! You can visit them in Saline to shop their inventory, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
And if you want to get a feel for their design experience, click here to explore their portfolio, which features pictures from properties all over the area.
Residential and Commercial Interior Design | (734) 277-2176
Photo courtesy of Shirley Wickman via Cyrus Interiors
Cyrus Interiors has been specializing in upscale contemporary residential and commercial design projects since they opened in Ann Arbor in 2004. One of their biggest goals—in addition to creating functional spaces for all their clients—is to constantly be learning and growing. In order to stay ahead of the latest industry trends, they take annual trips to Vegas Market and High Point Market. They also continue to educate themselves every year by attending seminars taught by industry leaders. Finally, they work directly with Eastern Michigan University and Lawrence Tech to bring in talented interns who are always providing the latest academic knowledge and technology to the team.
You can learn more about their team and peruse their extensive portfolio on their website.
Residential, New Construction and Remodel Design | (734) 662-5390
Elizabeth J. Interiors is an award-winning interior design firm that has been serving the Ann Arbor area since 2000. The mastermind behind this firm is Elizabeth Jarzembowski, an expert in interior and industrial design who has studied at The University of Michigan and two renowned Detroit Metropolitan interior design firms. In addition to their residential design services, they also work in new construction and remodels, which means they can help you through any step of the design process from conception to renovation. They also can create custom furniture, window treatments, art, accessories, rugs, bedding and lighting, just in case they can’t find that extra special piece for your home.
Elizabeth J. Interiors’ portfolio is vast and detailed—showcasing everything from living rooms and kitchens to specialty projects like four seasons rooms and home offices. Click here to start exploring!
Residential and Commercial Interior Design | (734) 994-0292
Group One Design has been giving their clients solutions to achieve creative and customized interior surroundings, with an emphasis on environmentally sustainable interior design practices, since 1985. They specialize in residential, healthcare, institutional and hospitality projects but also have a fair bit of experience in historic preservation design. A few of their services include on-site consultations; project survey and analysis; paint and fabric selection and coordination; design concepts; the procurement of furniture and other design details; home staging and so much more.
Click here for a look into some of their most iconic designs—including a few you may recognize like local hospitals and schools—and to read their helpful design blog that will give you ideas on how to create your perfect space.
Residential, New Construction and Remodel Design | (734) 263-1155
Haven Design Haus works to create comfortable, livable “havens” for anyone and everyone. This modern design firm was founded by Kim Channey, a knowledgeable and extremely talented designer who has been in love with beautiful spaces since she was a child. Haven Design Haus works mostly in new construction, renovation, floor planning and design of residential spaces. Some of their core services include home design, color consultation, virtual design, space planning, SmartHome integration and so much more.
Click here to browse their vast portfolio, which includes everything from kitchens to children’s rooms, all basking in an abundance of natural light, modern fixtures and a whole lot of charm.
Residential, New Construction and Remodel Design | (845) 705-8966
Photo courtesy of Emily Rose Imagery via Jane Henderson Interiors
Jane Henderson, principal at Jane Henderson Interiors, entered the world of interior design through fashion and design. After working in senior design positions with firms in greater New York City and Pittsburgh, she opened up her own design studio in Ann Arbor in 2015. Her passion is creating stylish, curated and layered spaces that tell a client’s story.
Her portfolio includes everything from modern, industrial kitchens to luxurious castle properties. While her past work is broad and varied, one thing is clear: she has an immense passion for all of her designs, big or small.
Residential and Commercial Interior Design | (734) 998-0098
Established in 1992, MOMUS Inc. is a design firm dedicated to the principles of high-quality workmanship in both furniture and interior disciplines. MOMUS was founded by Todd H. Matthews, a renowned designer, after seven years with a local well-known architectural firm. At its commencement, MOMUS, Inc. released a full line of furniture, which has been widely recognized and published in over 40 magazines in 6 different countries.
Today, MOMUS has grown to five employees who work on a variety of projects from high-end residential to commercial-hospitality projects. You can see some of their favorite work, here.
Residential Interior Design | (734) 975-1050
Locally owned and operated since 1979, Pierre Paul is more than just an art gallery and custom framing shop. While their timeless framing services and stunning artwork make this spot definitely worth a visit, they also offer spectacular interior design services! Pierre Paul Design owner, Lee (Leveille) Jean-Gilles, has been committed to creating memorable environments his whole life. He was first drawn to color and design as a child and was the youngest artist to ever display his work in the famous Ann Arbor Art Fair at the age of 13. Upon reaching adulthood, he used his talent for design and color by opening the first Great Frame Up store in Michigan in 1979.
After years of beautifying his clients’ homes with framing and artwork, Lee took the natural next step and branched out into interior design. He made his successful debut in 2007 with the lead house in the Showcase Tour of Homes in Washtenaw County.
Residential Interior Design | (734) 330-8634
With a design degree from Eastern Michigan University, and more than 25 years of experience in every aspect of interior design, including more than 13 years as a senior designer and showroom manager at the highly regarded Bay Design Store, Wendy Ryan is exceptionally well-prepared to assist with nearly any design need. From her Ann Arbor studio, Wendy and her team provide the widest range of innovative, high-quality design services and home furnishings to clients across Michigan, and beyond.
Click here to browse her and her team’s portfolio—which includes highlights like a Boyne City vacation home, a contemporary farmhouse, a Northville condo, a Florida beach cottage and so much more.
Whether you’re looking to spruce up one room, a whole house or just want a fresh start—give one of these interior designers a call!