Pour on the color
The fuchsia-pink front door is the first sign that Pam Cumberland's Oakland County home is anything but ordinary. Step inside her cheerful early 1950s ranch and your spirits quickly lift. Bright Crayola-box colors such as tangerine, chartreuse and aqua blue fill the approximately 3,000 square feet of space. "I'm not a neutral kind of girl," Cumberland explains with a laugh. "I painted one wall with bright color in every room to liven things up a bit."
Tau Beta Spring Market
More than 25 specialty boutiques from Michigan and across the country will showcase their wares at Tau Beta Association's 9th annual Spring Market Thursday through April 28 at the Grosse Pointe Club, 6 Berkshire Place, Grosse Pointe Farms. The event offers two days of shopping for contemporary and classic jewelry, clothing, garden and home accents, and includes a preview party and raffle from 6-9 p.m. Thursday ($65 in advance, $75 at the door). From 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 27, a silent auction will offer items such as a Detroit Tigers suite and a two-night stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence, Italy. New vendors include the Spice Merchant of Ann Arbor, Sarah Oliver handbags of California and Sara Campbell clothing of Boston. Proceeds benefit the Children's Center, Detroit. Market hours on April 28 are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Check www.taubeta.org.