Symphony Home Tour to feature talks by interior designers

By GRETCHEN ACKERMANN
Special to the Times-Herald

Focusing their undivided attention on homes, planners of the Dearborn Symphony Home Tour Saturday have asked two leading local interior designers — Patrizia Makohon and Lynn Jonick — to present talks on home design.

Their talks begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Dearborn Country Club, 800 N. Military. They have chosen the theme “Decorating the Eventful Home.”

Makohon and Jonick will answer decorating questions and offer ideas and advice in choosing color and design. How would you decorate a room, using today’s color and design around great-grandmother’s Eastlake antique rocking chair? They will answer such questions.

Makohon is a senior designer holding degrees from Wayne State University and the Detroit College of Creative Studies with 25 years of experience in the field.

Jonick’s credentials include serving on the board of the Detroit Scarab Club and the Hulbee Gardens Historical and Educational Foundation. She is a personal celebration specialist and helps her clients stage parties and holiday events.

Both designers are donating their time for the benefit of the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, which recently ended its 32nd season.

To reserve a seat for the 18 talks, at $10 each, call 313-565-2424. Coffee and pastries will be served. All proceeds benefit the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra and youth musical programs.

The 32nd annual Home Tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, features seven large ranch homes along Shady Hollow Drive, a tree-lined area nestled in the Dearborn Country Club estates. Some of the homes border the DCC golf course and others overlook ponds or open onto a ravine that leads to the Rouge River.

Pre-sale tour tickets are $15, or $20 at the DCC headquarters on tour day.
Vendors will open booths at the DCC to display their art, and the Friends of the Dearborn Symphony will offer items at its annual jewelry sale. All items once belonged to Friends members. One pair of homeowners will open their garden for viewing.

About 50 Friends of the Dearborn Symphony members are donating their time as docents and home chairs.

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