150 Osmun St Pontiac, MI 48342 | 248-338-1843

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Habitat ReStore, 28575 Grand River Ave. Farmington Hills, MI (Map)

A creative fundraising event that equally supports:  the Scholarship Fund of the Professional Women in Building Council of the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan and Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County.

21 designers and stagers will each have a designated vignette in which they’ll display the design of their choice using at least 2 anchor pieces from the ReStore.  Students from Baker College, Lawrence Tech, Michigan State and Wayne State will compete in a separate Student Showcase that features an additional 17 vignettes!

Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and libations while you stroll and vote for your favorites!


  • Judges’ Choice
  • Popular First Place
  • Popular Second Place
  • Popular Third Place
  • Design Challenge Hometown Award celebrating best use of Mystery Accessory presented by Michael Berman
    • Mystery Accessory will be given to all participants the morning of the event. MUST be used in design to be considered for award.


Ticket price: $35 at the door.


The criteria for the challenge is to use ReStore items blended with personal items to create an artistic and pleasing vignette, highlighting design on a budget.

  • Nada Abbate
  • Jena Anastasio and Kelly Schlick representing Transitions Remodeling
  • Glyniss Buford
  • Debra Christy
  • Donna Connelly
  • Chris Decker and Cheryl Gosselin representing Impact Home Stagers
  • Andre Drewery
  • Jo Golda with Shelly Shallcross, Susan Carmody, and Susan Thomas
  • Sandy Hart and Colleen Wilberding
  • Holly Hartter
  • Armina Kasprowicz
  • Pamela Livingston-Hardy
  • Stephanie Matthews
  • Camille Naimy
  • Catherine Oddo
  • Robin Pinkston
  • Bridget Reaume
  • Michael Stoskopf
  • Kathleen Sullivan, Christine Nazareno, and Susan Yangouyian-Diamond representing Kohler
  • Christina Wilson
  • Debora Wright


      • Judges’ Choice
      • Design Challenge Hometown Award celebrating best use of Mystery Accessory presented by Michael Berman:
      • Popular First Place:
        • Framed certificate
        • Half-page article in Builder Business & Apartment Management Magazine
        • Follow-up write up in Hometown Magazine
        • Press release
        • $100 certificate to ReStore
      • Popular Second Place:
        • Framed certificate
        • $75 certificate to ReStore
      • Popular Third Place:
        • Framed certificate
        • $50 certificate to ReStore

Join Detroit Home, Lake Michigan Credit Union, and Huntington Bank and become a sponsor today!

Sponsorships allow us to use funds raised to fuel both the mission of Habitat and the Scholarship Fund of the PWB. THANK YOU in advance for impacting the lives of homeowners in Oakland County and young people heading into the construction field!  All sponsors will be acknowledged here on our website and social media and as follows:

      • $250
        • 2 tickets to event
        • Listing on event signage
        • Inclusion in press releases
      • $500
        • Listing on all print collateral
        • 4 tickets to event
        • Invitation to Judges’ selection – tour the Challenge before all the guests and look at it through the judges’ eyes!
        • Logo on event signage
        • Inclusion in press releases
      • $1000
        • Logo on all print collateral
        • 6 tickets to event
        • Invitation to Judges’ selection
        • Logo on event signage
        • Inclusion in press releases
      • Print Sponsor
        • Print all collateral Gift in Kind
        • Logo on all collateral
        • Logo on event signage
      • Floral Sponsor
        • 5 winner bouquets gift in kind
        • Logo on event signage
        • Opportunity to display during event
      • Award Sponsor
        • 4 winner awards
        • Logo on event signage
Sponsorship questions may be directed to Celeste Goings: 248-862-1012

Michael Berman, Furniture Designer Renowned designer and native Detroiter, Michael Berman has completed interior projects from New York to Los Angeles for an enviable client list made up of the business and entertainment worlds’ elite. Berman’s products and interiors reflect the designer’s interest in history, art, architecture, and nature. His work strikes an uncommon balance between timeless style and an of-the-moment relevance. His work resonates with an organic warmth and approachability. [read more]
Kyle Huntoon, Hunt and Noyer In early 2016 Kyle was lucky enough to be selected to compete on ELLEN’S DESIGN CHALLENGE on HGTV. He was able to show the world his design skills and craftsmanship, and held his own against top designers for the majority of the competition, pushing himself to pursue new ideas, ultimately making pieces that he was proud to call his own.[read more]


Jan Grudzen, Showroom Manager at Beaver Tile and Stone, Michigan Design Center, has been working for over twenty years with both the design trade and consumers, to help beautify their living and work spaces. Prior to this, she worked for Jacobson’s Stores in retail sales, management, and fashion merchandising.


Lynn Pratt, NAHB, HBA Lynne Pratt has been active in the construction industry and the HBA federation for well over 25 years.  She opened Pratt Building Company in 2001 to enhance the family’s construction business through land development opportunities.  She ultimately developed and built out several sizable residential projects.  She is a champion of professionalism within the industry and holds designations as a Certified Sales Professional (CSP), Certified Graduate Builder (CGB), and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS).  Early in her career Lynne joined and became active in her local Women’s Council.  After several terms as local and state chair, she went on to serve as the NAHB national council chair in 2000 and is proud to have assisted in the transition of the group into Professional Women in Building (PWB).  She was named Woman of the Year in 2003.  Since then she has also been extremely active at her local, state and national HBAs, holding a wide variety of positions including chairing numerous NAHB committees.  Lynne received the NAHB President’s Award in 2001 and has been recognized as a leader in membership development, design and business management.  She currently serves as a Director of the HBA of Southeastern MI, President of HBAM, the state association, and serves as an NAHB officer in her position as National Area Chair.

Raffle tickets will be on sale at the event:
      • 1 for $5
      • 5 for $10
      • 15 for $20

Lucky Number Raffle Items:

Live Auction Items:

      • 2 Center Ice Detroit Red Wing tickets complete with parking and food at the East Club courtesy HBA and PWB members Carole and Bob Jones of Robert R. Jones Homes
      • Wolf Blender and 4-pack of Cuisine Du Jour tickets courtesy Trevarrow, Inc
      • Detroit Skyline Mural courtesy Imagio Glass Design
      • Cleaning Package and Spot Cleaning kit courtesy Chet’s Cleaning
      • Original painting by local artist Don Hoenig
      • “Money” Tree full of lottery tickets
      • Select items from the Challenge

To donate an item please email Celeste Goings: CelesteG@Builders.org

Volunteers are critical to the success of the Challenge. We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help in a variety of tasks:
        • Registration
        • Food and Beverage Servers and support
        • Parking
        • Set Up and Clean Up
        • Raffle
        • Voting

          • Please email

Barbara Burnham


    We are excited to highlight the work of 35 students from 4 area schools in 17 vignettes:

    Baker College Auburn Hills led by:
    Ann Jacobs, Program Director – Interior Design and Tara Winters, Instructor

        • Tatiana Bishop
        • Megan Brewster
        • Emily Derousse
        • Breanna Gorham
        • Allison Holcomb
        • Kelly Liszewski
        • Kathleen Loomis
        • Denise McMaken
        • Keri Patrello
        • Julia Rock

    Lawrence Tech University School of Architecture and Design led by:
    Len DiLaura and Chris Stefani, Instructor

        • Daisha Abdulnoor
        • Roa Alqoraish
        • Allexus Barnes
        • Mayyan Melad
        • Andres Carmona
        • Megan Gunderson
        • Nicholas Henneman
        • Marcella Kada
        • Natalie Miller
        • Emily Reem
        • Trent Schmitz
        • Emilija Vilkaite
        • Heli Xu
        • Lillian Zielinski

    Michigan State University Interior Design Program led by:
    Suk-Kyong Kim, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Interior Design

        • Kellie DeVries
        • Yue Gu
        • Gyuri Janh
        • Emily Marquette
        • Breezy McEntee
        • Emily Trevarrow
        • Yajie Zhu

    Wayne State University

        • Kiara Goins
        • Olivia Ifezue
        • Brooke Johnson
        • Reham Ramadan
        • Theresa Riviera

    The criteria for the showcase mirrors that of the Designers and Stagers with the exception of NO Mystery Accessory: to use ReStore items blended with personal items to create an artistic and pleasing vignette, highlighting innovative design on a budget.  Students will be judged by our professional panel led by Michael Berman.  ONE First Place prize will be awarded.

    2017 Winners (L to R: Debi Hollis, 1st place; Debora Wright, 2nd Place; Chris Decker, 3rd Place)

    1st Place vignette design by Debi Hollis of Interior Lifestyles

    2nd Place vignette design by Debra Wright of Dee Dee Designs

    3rd Place vignette design by Darla Rowling and Chris Decker of Impact Home Staging Experts

    Read about First Place Winner, Debi Hollis as published in Building, Business & Apartment Management, Nov. 2017.