Detroit Meets CENTURY

In association with The Junior League of Detroit, actor Hill Harper’s 1922-built Fisher Mansion offered a grand venue for the League’s 2018 Detroit Designers’ Show House—and CENTURY paint played a prominent role in several showcase rooms.

In the second floor living suite, designers Pam Bemus and the group from Ethan Allen chose CENTURY MAGNETITE Q4 for the walls.

In the second floor living suite, designers Pam Bemus and the group from Ethan Allen chose CENTURY MAGNETITE Q4 for the walls.

The 18,000 square foot mansion built by George D. Mason boasts 14 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, six fireplaces and four vaults--one of which once served as a prohibition speakeasy and liquor vault—so there was plenty of space to enhance.

Forty designers from around the country gathered to put their individual creativity to work in the mansion, located in the historic Boston-Edison District of Detroit. Century and its signature Soft Touch Matte Finish added a new dimension in a super-deluxe ballroom, an elegant dining room, and a sumptuous living room suite.

Benjamin Moore Architectural and Design Representative, Beth Maguire assisted several designers with their color choices. Read the ASPIRE Design and Home interview to see the wide range of Benjamin Moore colors that were used throughout the mansion.

In addition to its bounty of design inspiration, the proceeds from the Detroit Designers’ Show House benefited a variety of programs outlined on the Detroit Show Home website:

Recent initiatives such as EAT (Education, Access and Tools) which equips kitchens to be fully functional so families can cook and eat together at home; and projects in connection with other social service organizations such as Forgotten Harvest, Cass Community Services and the Empowerment Plan. Since the JLD’s Designers’ Show House inception in 1976, the organization has raised over 4.5 million for community programs in Detroit.

In the ballroom, designer Loretta Crenshaw of Crenshaw Associates used CENTURY NATURAL SLATE Q3.

In the ballroom, designer Loretta Crenshaw of Crenshaw Associates used CENTURY NATURAL SLATE Q3.

Designer Buckingham Interiors used CENTURY BLUE MUSCARI U9 to coordinate with the wallpaper and contrast with the gold leaf trim.

Designer Buckingham Interiors used CENTURY BLUE MUSCARI U9 to coordinate with the wallpaper and contrast with the gold leaf trim.