We believe that your home is your canvas, and Merkel Furniture can be your medium. 

Our designers are receptive to you and your needs and will listen to your ideas to create a comfortable, stylish environment for your home or business. 

Complimentary Design Services are available with a furniture purchase. Ask one of our professional interior designers. 



Wendy Warrick

Interior Designer - Chelsea

Wendy has 25 years of experience as an Interior Designer specializing in residential design. She also incorporates the art of Feng Shui as a natural extension of good design, to help her clients feel even more comfortable and balanced in their homes. She holds an A.A.S. honors degree in Interior Design from Parsons in New York City as well as a B.S.F.A degree in Fine Art.

Jennifer Burk

Interior Designer - Chelsea

Jennifer Burk has a bachelors degree in Architectural Interior Design from Western Michigan University. When Jennifer came to Merkel Furniture, she brought both her experience in both commercial and residential design. Most importantly, she brought the ability to really listen to her clients. In her words, "Your home should bring you joy every time you walk through the door, whether you want your home to inspire creativity, energy, or you simply want a place that invokes a sense of peace and calmness. It should be a reflection of you and what makes your heart sing." 

Debbie Voss

Debbie Voss

Flooring Specialist - Ann Arbor

Debbie has been a Flooring Specialist at our Ann Arbor Merkel Flooring location for 16 years. Her enthusiasm for design, color and texture is apparent when working with her clients. Debbie feels that flooring can be very fashionable and incorporates her knowledge of the latest trends in both residential and commercial floor coverings. Debbie holds her degree from Michigan State University. 

Rita Marshall

Rita Marshall

Flooring Specialist - Ann Arbor

Rita has been with Merkel Flooring for 14 years. Her experience extends anywhere from large scale projects with the University of Michigan, restaurants in downtown Ann Arbor, Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inns, and new home construction. Her versatility in creating beautiful interiors can range from rooms with bright colors and high contrast to those that can make quiet statements. She always says, “If you have a little paint and new floors, the rest will come easily.”

Scott Day

Scott Day

Flooring Specialist - Ann Arbor

Scott Day has been working at Merkel Carpet One in Ann Arbor for three years, and brings over 35 years of experience in the flooring industry. In addition to sales, Scott is a also CFI-certified installer that has installed over 1 million square feet of flooring throughout his career. Scott brings this practical knowledge to his approach in flooring, and advises prospective clients to, “invest 20 percent more on a high-quality product that will last 50 percent longer than a lower quality product.”


Denyse Clayton

Design Specialist - Chelsea

Denyse has been with Merkel Furniture for several years and knows the benefits of all our vendors and how to suggest the best combinations for your home.  She is tremendously creative in the way she combines styles and colors to make your home and flooring fit your lifestyle.  When not at Merkel, you can find Denyse both on and off the stage at local community theaters.  And, you might also recognize her beautiful voice -  as she is the voice of Merkel Furniture on all of our television and radio commercials. Denyse is pure joy to work with. 

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Alana Deis

Sales Consultant - Chelsea

Alana first started working at Merkel Furniture as an Interior Design associate and is now the buyer and merchandiser for the store. She loves mixing prints and patterns and finding complimentary colors for her clients. She has an Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising degree from Eastern Michigan University. She lived in Chicago for 6 years after graduating college, starting first in high end apparel and ultimately ending up working in the interior design world at Stark Carpet in the Merchandise Mart. Alana and her husband are now living back in their hometown, in downtown Chelsea. In her spare time she enjoys styling her own home and family and spending time with her sweet new baby Rose.