January 30, 2015
Maxbauer’s Market – a staple in Traverse City for over 100 years – has re-opened and been renovated since a grease fire forced the business to close this past July. The market has been transformed into a whole new store, with the same dedication to high quality meats and groceries that their customers have come…
June 6, 2014
The Art of Design For the past 20 years, interior designer Dorina Rudd has been transforming living and working spaces into functional works of art. “Design is very emotional, because it deals with ownership, sentimentality, image and brand,” Rudd, owner of Design Strategies, explained. “The design of a commercial space is dependent on the use…
April 19, 2014
Many Traverse City area businesses have been transformed into living workspaces by Dorina Rudd and her crew over the past 20 years. From site plan observation, including landscape consultation and coordination, to interior and exterior design, architectural details and material selection, to colors, finishes, specialty furnishing, window treatments, art, accessories and personal touches, Dorina provides…
June 10, 2012
She works one-on-one with the architect and/or builder on the blueprints and she’s involved in the design from the ground up. She’s there on the property, helping determine which way the home should face in order to best meld with the property, She even consults with the landscapers, and considers the landscape when picking out…
August 21, 2011
When designing with a masculine eye, Rudd taps into her ability to visualize the client’s surroundings from who they are, what they do and what the purpose of the space is, and thinks she may have found a design niche. “Men have a different competitive edge than women, and want their lives to reflect it,”…
April 12, 2008
These cozy summer lake cottages in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, are viewed against a backdrop of early summer tourism in the first half of the twentieth century in Michigan. Each cottage is shown in its glory and reveals its importance in the lives of its owners and the community, www.cottagebooks.com….
July 22, 2007
Dorina has worked on projects with us for the past ten years. She brings much design and warmth to every home. The clients have truly enjoyed working with her from start to finish. She may start as early as the blueprint stage or as late as decorating with furniture and window treatments but, whichever stage…
April 1, 2003
One of the most distinguished homes in Traverse City, the Wellington Inn www.wellingtoninn.com, was built in 1905 and has been painstakingly restored to its previous splendor, due to the creativity of local designers and decorative artists. Dorina’s vision brought colors, decorative finishes, rugs, fabrics and accessories together creating a warm and inviting step back in time….