Indian Village Home & Garden Tour coming up June 8-9
The 48th Annual Indian Village Home & Garden Tour is scheduled June 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 9 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Historic home tour is in its 48th year

Five historic homes — four of which have never been on the tour before — as well as two gardens, a historic bed and breakfast, two churches and a school make up the 48th Annual Indian Village Home & Garden Tour, scheduled June 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 9 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Settled around the turn of the century, Indian Village is one of Detroit’s most elegant and historic neighborhoods, with most homes built between 1895 and 1920. The tour is the second oldest of its kind in Michigan, preceded only by the one in Marshall. Houses are clustered on three streets just east of Belle Isle — Iroquois, Seminole and Burns — between Jefferson and Mack. Tickets are $40 per person and are available on tour days at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church (8625 E. Jefferson) or in advance. Visit  historicindianvillage.org.

"Linda's Garden Oasis"

2024 Homestyle Garden Photo Contest begins

It’s time to flaunt your flowers! From May 31 through Aug. 19, you’ll be able to enter pictures of your garden (shots from this year only, please) and winners will be named every week through Aug. 23. Weekly winners will receive a home or garden book. Those winners will then compete for the grand prize — a $200 gift certificate to English Gardens — through online voting by Homestyle readers from Sept. 3 to Sept. 10. A winner will be announced Sept. 13. Enter at detroitnews.com/gardenphotos24. Don’t forget to tell us a bit about what makes the garden special to you, what flowers you used, or what inspires you. Check Homestyle’s Welcome Mat June 7 for the first weekly winner.

Detroit-based firm Concetti designed this colorful space.

‘Living in Color’ seminar at Michigan Design Center

Interested in coloring your world and your home but unsure how and where to start? Need some help building your color confidence? Join the Michigan Design Center on June 7 from 10- 3 for “Living in Color” — a complimentary event celebrating the wonderful world of color.  Three dynamic keynote presentations by color trend strategist Kelly Slank, principal consultant at Slank Design and adjunct professor at College for Creative Studies; Interior designers Rachel Nelson and Kaitlyn Volpe of Detroit-based firm Concetti; and Tina LaLima from Farrow & Ball will headline the event.  Complimentary color consultations from various interior designers (preregistration required) will also be offered throughout the day. For more information and to register for the color consultations, visit michigandesign.com.

Pewabic's House & Garden Show is June 6-9 this year.

Pewabic House & Garden Show June 6-9

It’s back! Fans of Detroit’s own Pewabic Pottery won’t want to miss the annual House & Garden Show, which returns June 6-9. A June 6 ticketed preview party fundraiser kicks off the event, which continues free and open to the public June 7-9. This year’s event features the work of more than 50 ceramic artists from throughout North America as well as new Pewabic releases — including a new pheasant tile inspired by Detroit wildlife, mushroom tiles, the first three tiles in the new Zodiac Series, a Detroit Map necklace, University of Michigan seal tile, hand-painted flower tiles and even a re-introduced Lion tile.  Visitors can also enjoy live artist demonstrations, sculpture in the gardens by Michigan artists, live music and food pop ups in Pewabic’s courtyard biergarten on Saturday and Sunday and strolling tours of the National Historic Landmark studio and museum. Visit pewabic.org.