Antiques Centre of Troy Continues 'The Art of Designing With Antiques' With Michelle Thelen LaVictor & Janet J. Henke 'An Elegant Holiday Evening'

Dec 02, 2010, 13:55 ET from Presence II Productions

TROY, Mich., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- While design magazines are a mainstay for interior-decorating ideas, there's nothing like being in the heart of a room to feel the power of the design aesthetic. That's why Judy Frankel, owner of Antiques Centre of Troy (2830 W. Maple Road, Troy), is showcasing designer vignettes within her 9,000-square-foot gallery to the public and through her Web site,

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December's vignette, "An Elegant Holiday Evening," includes a launch event Tuesday, Dec. 7, during 5:30-7:30 p.m. This month-long vignette creates the setting for a quiet moment for two, an intimate dinner in front of a cozy fire, with children asleep and holiday organizing complete. For relaxation after dinner, a welcoming sofa by the window beckons for watching the fresh snowfall sparkle in the evening glow. The russet walls, created by a local Michigan artisan, are finished with bronze and pewter colorings, adding to the warmth of the room. Elements of Judaism and Christianity are blended into the setting with a polished-nickel menorah by Jonathan Adler and a natural yet elegant tree trimmed with crystals, gold and silver.

Designing interiors from contemporary to Elizabethan Gothic Tudor, Michelle Thelen LaVictor of Vohs LaVictor Interiors, Inc., and Janet J. Henke, ASID, of Janet J. Henke Interiors, are not limited to a signature style. Each home, whether it's a quaint cottage or a 10,000-square-foot custom build, is unique because it is designed around the creative energy of each homeowner. With a considerable amount of combined experience, the design duo is committed to providing not only the most elegant interiors but also a functional, comfortable environment – both locally and nationally.

Thelen LaVictor earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design with a minor in Architecture and fosters a spirit of collaboration working with architects, builders and residential clients. Henke travels across the U.S. for her high-end clients, has achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and is also an ASID member with both a NCIDQ certificate and a builder's license.

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