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  • An elegant, contemporary foyer with bold horizontal striped wallpaper and a large format tile floor from Cercan Tile in weathered gray.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    An elegant, contemporary foyer with bold horizontal striped wallpaper and a large format tile floor from Cercan Tile in weathered gray.
  • A contemporary take on a formal parlor accented by a dark wood wainscot and stylish architectural photographs.  Intimate conversation area created by a pair of small sofas.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    A contemporary take on a formal parlor accented by a dark wood wainscot and stylish architectural photographs. Intimate conversation area created by a pair of small sofas.
  • The beautiful dark wood cabinetry in this clean-lined kitchen is complimented by the vertical mosaic glass backsplash tile, oversized drum chandelier.  Chairs and barstools in energetic lime green.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    The beautiful dark wood cabinetry in this clean-lined kitchen is complimented by the vertical mosaic glass backsplash tile, oversized drum chandelier. Chairs and barstools in energetic lime green.
  • A modern take on the standard living room with a stylish sofa and custom window treatments.  Shagreen cocktail table from RJ Thomas. Contemporary sectional from Designer Group Collection.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    A modern take on the standard living room with a stylish sofa and custom window treatments. Shagreen cocktail table from RJ Thomas. Contemporary sectional from Designer Group Collection.
  • Bright, airy living room with custom window draperies, a tall, onyx-clad fireplace, and a strong dark beamed ceiling.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    Bright, airy living room with custom window draperies, a tall, onyx-clad fireplace, and a strong dark beamed ceiling.
  • A masculine, contemporary bedroom with a sleek upholstered bed and an iconic ceiling fan.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    A masculine, contemporary bedroom with a sleek upholstered bed and an iconic ceiling fan.
  • Patterned wallpaper and faux wood tile creates an inviting, contemporary master bathroom.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    Patterned wallpaper and faux wood tile creates an inviting, contemporary master bathroom.
  • A contemporary entryway that leads into a kitchen and family room space with magnificent, hand scraped hardwood flooring.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    A contemporary entryway that leads into a kitchen and family room space with magnificent, hand scraped hardwood flooring.
  • Comfortable as well as luxurious, this kitchen utilizes two different types of wood cabinetry, a large island with granite countertops, and rustic bar stools from RJ Thomas.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    Comfortable as well as luxurious, this kitchen utilizes two different types of wood cabinetry, a large island with granite countertops, and rustic bar stools from RJ Thomas.
  • An inviting dining area large enough for a big family with upholstered banquette seating and oversized, distressed table from RJ Thomas.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    An inviting dining area large enough for a big family with upholstered banquette seating and oversized, distressed table from RJ Thomas.
  • This cozy, neutral family room highlights a large scale, dark wood fireplace and custom window treatments and built-in seating. Zinc-top coffee table and leather sectional from RJ Thomas.  Plush area rug from Kravet.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    This cozy, neutral family room highlights a large scale, dark wood fireplace and custom window treatments and built-in seating. Zinc-top coffee table and leather sectional from RJ Thomas. Plush area rug from Kravet.
  • A powder room with oil-rubbed bronze vanity lighting, vertical mosaic tile, and an onyx vessel sink and copper colored walls.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    A powder room with oil-rubbed bronze vanity lighting, vertical mosaic tile, and an onyx vessel sink and copper colored walls.
  • A small basement bar/kitchenette space inspired by French vineyards and a custom designed bar height bistro table made with end panels from wine crates.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    A small basement bar/kitchenette space inspired by French vineyards and a custom designed bar height bistro table made with end panels from wine crates.
  • A casual basement family room area with high tray ceilings, a brick fireplace surround, and a leather tufted ottoman.  Pops of orange add energy.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    A casual basement family room area with high tray ceilings, a brick fireplace surround, and a leather tufted ottoman. Pops of orange add energy.
  • Dark wood custom cabinetry, beautiful marble countertops, and circular mosaic backsplash tile create the perfect master bathroom.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    Dark wood custom cabinetry, beautiful marble countertops, and circular mosaic backsplash tile create the perfect master bathroom.
  • A luxurious freestanding tub and walk-in shower with river rock tile detail.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    A luxurious freestanding tub and walk-in shower with river rock tile detail.
  • Another view of the Lake Michigan inspired master bedroom with a beautiful mosaic beach glass fireplace surround.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    Another view of the Lake Michigan inspired master bedroom with a beautiful mosaic beach glass fireplace surround.
  • Serene master bedroom suite inspired by Lake Michigan with custom Roman shades and an upholstered headboard.  Pendants replace nightstand lamps.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    Serene master bedroom suite inspired by Lake Michigan with custom Roman shades and an upholstered headboard. Pendants replace nightstand lamps.
  • This casual family room features an art gallery backdrop and interesting color scheme of olive green and raspberry.  Art from Baker Knapp & Tubbs.
    photo by Terry Ellis
    This casual family room features an art gallery backdrop and interesting color scheme of olive green and raspberry. Art from Baker Knapp & Tubbs.
  • Transitional living room with caramel mohair fabric on 2 chairs.  Pair of mirrored chests with alabaster lamps.  Sofa from RJ Thomas.
    photo by Terry Ellis
    Transitional living room with caramel mohair fabric on 2 chairs. Pair of mirrored chests with alabaster lamps. Sofa from RJ Thomas.
  • Luxurious mohair chairs and a combination of warm, neutral tones make this living room space with a view of the sunroom feel opulent, yet comfortable.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    Luxurious mohair chairs and a combination of warm, neutral tones make this living room space with a view of the sunroom feel opulent, yet comfortable.
  • Geometric patterns play a lead role in this casual sunroom.  Tile from Ann Sacks.
    photo by Terry Ellis
    Geometric patterns play a lead role in this casual sunroom. Tile from Ann Sacks.
  • Geometric patterns play a lead role in this casual sunroom.  Tile from Ann Sacks.
    photo by Terry Ellis
    Geometric patterns play a lead role in this casual sunroom. Tile from Ann Sacks.
  • Calming spa blue and complimentary neutrals create a serene and thoughtful mood for this grand master bedroom.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    Calming spa blue and complimentary neutrals create a serene and thoughtful mood for this grand master bedroom.
  • Custom bedding and window treatments.  Beautifully crafted wood nightstands with ivory lamps and accessories.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    Custom bedding and window treatments. Beautifully crafted wood nightstands with ivory lamps and accessories.
  • Opulent, serene master bedroom in neutrals and light blue with geometric patterned wallpaper and striped drapery.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    Opulent, serene master bedroom in neutrals and light blue with geometric patterned wallpaper and striped drapery.
  • A warm, comfortable basement family room with an industrial flair with rough, brick.  Exposed ceiling was sprayed black.  Oversized shop pendant light.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    A warm, comfortable basement family room with an industrial flair with rough, brick. Exposed ceiling was sprayed black. Oversized shop pendant light.
  • This family room features a juxtoposition of texture on clean lines.  Contemporary white-hot sofa from Roche Bobois.
    photo by Gene Meadows
    This family room features a juxtoposition of texture on clean lines. Contemporary white-hot sofa from Roche Bobois.
  • Family room with dry-stack ledgerock stone fireplace, woven Conrad window shades add layers of texture, coffered ceiling.  White glass cabinet from Designer Group Collection.
    photo by Gene Meadows
    Family room with dry-stack ledgerock stone fireplace, woven Conrad window shades add layers of texture, coffered ceiling. White glass cabinet from Designer Group Collection.
  • Sleek contemporary kitchen.  Caesarstone countertops featured. Custom backsplash is made of white glass and drops down to reveal cutting board and knife storage.
    photo by Gene Meadows
    Sleek contemporary kitchen. Caesarstone countertops featured. Custom backsplash is made of white glass and drops down to reveal cutting board and knife storage.
  • Contemporary kitchen has dynamic mix of strong horizontal lines and minimalistic hardware and lighting.
    photo by Gene Meadows
    Contemporary kitchen has dynamic mix of strong horizontal lines and minimalistic hardware and lighting.
  • Dramatic entryway features cascading crystal chandelier and elaborate, custom iron staircase.
    photo by Gene Meadows
    Dramatic entryway features cascading crystal chandelier and elaborate, custom iron staircase.
  • Custom bar serves both the gentleman's study and foyer spaces.  Taupe glazed cabinets with white glass inserts.
    photo by Gene Meadows
    Custom bar serves both the gentleman's study and foyer spaces. Taupe glazed cabinets with white glass inserts.
  • The grand, old world staircase featuring beautiful iron details sets the mood for this foyer.
    photo by Terry Ellis
    The grand, old world staircase featuring beautiful iron details sets the mood for this foyer.
  • Different take on a study using small gathering table with fabulous "X" back chairs. Alabaster chandelier from Baker. Tortoise mosaic bar sink. Cube chair from RJ Thomas. Beautiful symmetry in custom wall paneling.
    photo by Gene Meadows
    Different take on a study using small gathering table with fabulous "X" back chairs. Alabaster chandelier from Baker. Tortoise mosaic bar sink. Cube chair from RJ Thomas. Beautiful symmetry in custom wall paneling.
  • Lavender compliments fresh white trim and drapery in this fantastic girl's bedroom with a dainty chandelier and comfortable window seat.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    Lavender compliments fresh white trim and drapery in this fantastic girl's bedroom with a dainty chandelier and comfortable window seat.
  • A perfect little girl's room in bright, cheery, multicolored stripes that makes the most of a smaller space with built-in shelving and storage bed.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    A perfect little girl's room in bright, cheery, multicolored stripes that makes the most of a smaller space with built-in shelving and storage bed.
  • A fun, modern bedroom with pops of color and futuristic pod seating. The message here is to chill out.
    photo by Kate Benjamin
    A fun, modern bedroom with pops of color and futuristic pod seating. The message here is to chill out.
  • Traditional powder room features diamond shaped multi-colored stone work.  Raised copper vessel sink. Iron sconces.
    photo by Gene Meadows
    Traditional powder room features diamond shaped multi-colored stone work. Raised copper vessel sink. Iron sconces.
  • The 'bling' powder room all covered in exquisite pewter glass mosaic tile.  Cylindrical sink anchors the space.
    photo by Gene Meadows
    The 'bling' powder room all covered in exquisite pewter glass mosaic tile. Cylindrical sink anchors the space.
  • Contemporary powder room.  There is a penny coin tile detail (Ann Sacks) around the upper perimeter of room. Custom curved sink cabinet in wenge.  Dramatic oversized fern print.
    photo by Gene Meadows
    Contemporary powder room. There is a penny coin tile detail (Ann Sacks) around the upper perimeter of room. Custom curved sink cabinet in wenge. Dramatic oversized fern print.
  • A masculine spa bath design with pebble stone tile inset from Beaver Tile.  Glass mosaic tile surrounds the mirror and is featured on the shower ceiling.
    photo by Gene Meadows
    A masculine spa bath design with pebble stone tile inset from Beaver Tile. Glass mosaic tile surrounds the mirror and is featured on the shower ceiling.
  • Contemporary dining area.  Rich, red walls, warm the brown furniture and white accents.  Art from TRA Art Group, lamps from Robert Allen.
    photo by Gene Meadows
    Contemporary dining area. Rich, red walls, warm the brown furniture and white accents. Art from TRA Art Group, lamps from Robert Allen.
  • Lower level entertaining space.  Flooring is reclaimed wood, alder columns, custom ceiling detail.
    photo by Gene Meadows
    Lower level entertaining space. Flooring is reclaimed wood, alder columns, custom ceiling detail.
  • Glamourous living room with a slant toward mid-century modern design.  Shag rug, elliptical coffee table and eclectic accents.
    photo by Beth Singer
    Glamourous living room with a slant toward mid-century modern design. Shag rug, elliptical coffee table and eclectic accents.
  • Award winning color scheme of black, white and yellow.  This playful multi function room incorporates a work out area, office space, full bath, and lounge. Did you notice the cameo of Audrey Hepburn in the background?
    photo by Gene Meadows
    Award winning color scheme of black, white and yellow. This playful multi function room incorporates a work out area, office space, full bath, and lounge. Did you notice the cameo of Audrey Hepburn in the background?
  • Home theater features a custom wall detail and patterned carpet.  Generous leather theater seating.
    photo by Terry Ellis
    Home theater features a custom wall detail and patterned carpet. Generous leather theater seating.
  • Transitional dining room.  Custom linen slipcovers with button detail on chairs.  Chocolate brown walls above white wainscot.  Generous use of drapery fabric puddles on the floor.
    photo by Terry Ellis
    Transitional dining room. Custom linen slipcovers with button detail on chairs. Chocolate brown walls above white wainscot. Generous use of drapery fabric puddles on the floor.
  • Casual breakfast nook.
    photo by Terry Ellis
    Casual breakfast nook.
 
Terry Ellis
ASID , NCIDQ
Room Service Interior Design
1700 Stutz Dr Ste 102C
Troy, MI 48084
ph: 248.637.3270
fax: 248.637.3271
rmsvcid@aol.com
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DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
Beautiful rooms are the organic result of great planning. The careful placement of a nail head trim, soft light on a linen texture, the satin sheen of a hardwood floor, all evoke a special sense of place. I'm most interested in creating rooms that tell the intricate stories of those who live, work or play in them.

SPECIALTIES
Services range from hourly consultation to full service project management. Space planning is a specialty. Allow me to suggest a fresh intuitive way of using your room. The selection of fabric and furniture, color and custom detailing are all carefully coordinated. Residential, light commercial, vacation homes, urban lofts, aging in place.

FEE METHODS
Hourly or hourly plus commission. Complimentary consultation at MDC studio. Please call ahead. Referral bonus program.

COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION
Yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Over twenty years of experience. A professional member of ASID. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Wayne State University. Recent winner of Detroit Home Awards for best use of color. Participant in many Designer Showhouses, continuing education, interiors featured in numerous publications. Extensive world travel. I am fortunate to have my passion as my livelihood.
 

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