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    Natural beauty

    A Midwestern fabricator is bringing the finest natural surfaces to the counter. In the new Cambria Design Gallery in Kentwood, Michigan, the art of movement and beauty of natural minerals are evident within the surface of exquisitely designed quartz slabs. Behind the different palette collections containing nearly 133 designs inspired by rocky coastlines off of Wales, marble tones, regal shades of deep purple and gold, or Her Majesty’s Royal Navy; is a team of more than 100 artisans in the West Michigan region who are dedicated to fabricating the finest countertops and surfacing products in the Midwest. While West Michigan-based Lakeside Surfaces Inc. was established in 1992 by current President…

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    Inspirational and powerful interior spaces

    A Grand Rapids- based firm infuses workspaces with innovation and energy through interior design. “At the core of our brand and our story is the idea that great environments are good for organizations,” said Natalia Connelly, director of branding at Custer Inc., as she sat on a lemon-lime and speckled gray couch in the full-service firm’s showroom in downtown Grand Rapids. “We really believe that a great environment can empower you to do your best work and so it is our hope to do just that: to create great environments and to understand our customers’ needs so that we can meet them,” continued Connelly. Custer Inc. specializes in designing and…

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    Balancing design and nature

    Visser Design delivers great experiences both during the design phase and in the home. Michigan, a state known for its freshwater coastline boasting of more than 3,200 miles1 of undulating sugar-sand and island shore, has an approximately 50 percent chance of experiencing sunlight in an average year2. For J. Visser Design, a Grand Rapids-based residential design firm, natural lighting is an important aspect of creating a space that allows their clients to feel right at home. “We are obsessed with sunlight: with bringing sunlight into a house,” said Jeff Visser, principal and co-owner of the design firm. “When we design a house we try to imagine it if we were…