Birmingham, Michigan is rapidly becoming a go-to destination for furniture enthusiasts, with popular chain stores like Ethan Allen, West Elm, and CB2 already established in the area, and Restoration Hardware soon to follow. However, for those seeking more exclusive furniture options and custom-made pieces, a family-owned furniture store provides a refreshing alternative to the big-box stores.
Birmingham Design Studio, owned by Kristi Karimpour, prides itself on providing high-end furniture and fabric manufacturers that are not easily found elsewhere. Karimpour has personally curated a selection of quality brands, including Theodore Alexander, Hickory Chair, Hancock & Moore, Century, Sherrill Furniture, Caracole, Massoud, John Richard, and many others. The store also boasts a wide range of high-end fabric lines such as Kravet, Pindler, Schumacher, Fabricut, and Ralph Lauren.
Karimpour firmly believes that there is no reason to limit oneself to preselected furniture and fabrics on the floor of one furniture showroom when there are countless alternatives available. In fact, she asserts that 90% of what her clients order is not in the showroom, and that the store literally brings the world to them.
For Karimpour, there are no shortcuts when it comes to her clients’ homes, and she advises them to take their time and avoid impulsive decisions. She encourages clients to create a plan first and map everything out on paper before making any purchases. This includes considering furniture placement, choosing fabrics, and ensuring they work well together. Karimpour stresses the importance of seeing the fabrics in the client’s own home to determine how they look with their lighting and how they complement each other before finalizing any choices.
According to Karimpour, creating truly unique pieces that satisfy her clients’ tastes and fit their lifestyle requires a meticulous selection process. Designing the right way is very time consuming, which is why the store does not offer free design services. However, because she owns her own design center, she can provide savings that more than offset the design fees.
Birmingham Design Studio also caters to interior designers. If a client already has a designer and does not require the store’s design team, the store is delighted to collaborate with the client’s designer.
For those seeking exclusive furniture and fabric options, Birmingham Design Studio is a must-visit destination. To learn more about the store’s services and offerings, interested shoppers can contact Kristi at 248-723-8888.