Combining exceptional design with modern technology to enhance your Signature Lifestyle (sm).
Charles Dunlap creates sophisticated living spaces that blend function and personality, resulting in sometimes unexpected—yet always exciting—interior design. His services are tailored for today’s busy professionals, utilizing technology to remove the stress and time demands from the design process.
Extensive travel and exposure to many cultures, styles, and materials informs his work, bringing a fresh perspective to the spaces he designs. Often influenced by nature, Charles creates intuitive and organic environments, blending function and personality to provide his clients with stunning signature interiors.
Throughout a design career that spans over a decade, Charles began as a fashion buyer and merchandiser, and then worked in a large commercial design firm. These experiences in closely-related style industries paved the way for his true passion: residential interior design, and working closely with residential clients to create attractive and functional living spaces.
Since founding Dunlap Design Group in 2000, Charles has received multiple awards for his work, including the 2008 Brian Killian Rising Star from
Detroit Home Magazine.
Charles has been featured in publications—including Detroit Home Magazine, Beautiful Interiors, Home & Design, and Traditional Home—and has served as a consultant for the popular ABC show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” He holds a BFA from Wayne State University, and is an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers.
When it comes to interior design, working with an experienced professional will save you both time and money in the long run. But when you’re juggling a career and family obligations, you probably don’t have time for multiple appointments and shopping trips. At Dunlap Design Group, we understand the demands placed on today’s professionals. As modern designers, we embrace the convenience of technology, using tools like 3-D design and virtual web meetings to accommodate your busy schedule. We’ll work with you to create the inviting, attractive, and functional living space you deserve, within the time you have available. We believe that great design is more than just furniture placement. Your interiors should enhance the way you live—and that includes the design process. Our services are tailored with your best interests in mind.
How do you charge?
We custom tailor our pricing plan to each project. In addition to cost of your finishes and furniture, and depending on the scope of the project we may charge:
Hourly- For smaller projects, and consultations, it makes most sense to charge an hourly rate.
Value-Based Fee- For larger projects, we realize the anxiety an open-ended hourly rate can cause, so based upon our years of experience, we’ll calculate a value-based flat fee for our time to design and implement your project.
The first step is to determine the amount you want to invest in your enjoyment of your home.
How do we get started?
Just give us a call at 248-593-0308. Our first step is to e-mail you a questionnaire to familiarize with your goals and style. After , we’ll set up a meeting to see if we’re a good fit.