About



Creative. Driven. Passionate.

charles-dunlap

Combining exceptional design with modern technology to enhance your Signature Lifestyle (sm).

 

Unexpected and exciting results don’t just happen. Charles Dunlap creates sophisticated living spaces that blend function and personality. 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 stunningly unique signature interiors.
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: interior design.
Since founding Dunlap Design Group in 2000, Charles has received multiple awards for design, including the 2008 Brian Killian Rising Star award 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.

 

Lauren DeLaurentiis, Associate Designer

Lauren DeLaurentiis, Associate Designer

 

Fascinated with design since childhood, Design Associate Lauren DeLaurentiis takes pride in her ability to create unique spaces by mixing vintage design with modern elements.  Lauren’s love of architecture and travel contribute to her unique and eclectic approach to design.  After receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts  from Wayne State University, Lauren began her career as an intern at a residential design studio, where she received experience working closely with clients to obtain s0phisticated, yet inviting interiors.  Lauren now feels privileged to work under the guidance of one of the areas leading designers, sharing in his passion for personalized, stunning environments, and helping clients to achieve a result that is matchless.

Modernized design that
fits your busy schedule

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.


FAQ

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 us with your goals, style, and to see if we are a good fit.