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 Elsie de Wolfe, a 19th-century interior designer said: "I am going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life.”


Whether your decor is modern farmhouse, traditional, mid-century modern, or sticky fingerprint chic, the beauty we make cannot be found at home decor stores. For me, beauty is found in families gathered around a table in a home that tells their story. Our greatest desire is to come alongside you to create a comfortable, beautiful, and unique space that reflects your unique and beautiful story. A home that welcomes strangers and loved ones alike. A place where all feel welcomed and loved. 

- Michelle Erickson, founder

We are a small collective of women based in Metro Detroit with a passion for design. 

Meet the team.

Michelle Erickson
Owner & Designer

Michelle began Spring and Thyme to help clients make their house into a home. As her business grew, clients returned asking her to design whole spaces and manage renovations. She loves styling homes to reflect clients' unique experiences and families. She carefully listens and designs spaces for all budgets. Her ultimate joy is staging a room and surprising clients in a big reveal, but she also loves the exciting challenge of large projects.

Personal favorite design style: classic, transitional pieces with trendy accessories thrown in, changing based on current trends and colors.


Laura McCullough


Laura is a local artist and writer who partnered with Spring and Thyme early on during our Pop-Up shops. Her out-of-the-box thinking keeps our collaboration sharp. She has a love for color, textures, and those inspirational touches that really help clients tell a meaningful story in their spaces.


Personal favorite design: meaningful, eclectic spaces that are warm and cozy—it's all about the color aesthetic and how a space makes her feel.

            Karen Ribbing 


Karen is our organizer and official handywoman. She paints, hangs wall art and mirrors, and installs shelves and wallpaper. And she patiently holds pictures as Michelle has her move them inch by inch to find the right position. Karen is also our incredible organization expert, helping clients transform cluttered homes from chaos to peace. 

Personal favorite design style: mid-century modern.

Tricia Tandy

Senior Designer 

Tricia is an independent interior designer who joined Spring and Thyme early on. Her specialty is space planning—maximizing space and storage while balancing beauty with comfort. She gives clients a beautiful, unified vision for their spaces and has a flair for high end style. Tricia has an extensive background and education in both residential and commercial design.

Personal favorite design style: eclectic but transitional, with traditional prints and an old/antique element.

Ariel Natleborg


Ariel joined our team after being an amazing Spring and Thyme client! We fell in love with her classic taste and beautiful sense of style. She has a knack for picking the perfect accessories and design elements. Her instincts help our clients transform their spaces and give them that perfect finishing touch. 

Personal favorite design: modern classic aesthetic.

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