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The Asbury Design House.  

The Asbury Design House is a husband and wife team that specializes in transforming interior spaces through their love of design and carpentry. Whether you’re considering a residential space, commercial space, assistance in a new build or you’re looking to maximize the sale of your home, you’ve come to the right place.

We at the Asbury Design House offer a hands-on approach and believe that we are different – because we are family. And we do this simply because we love making our client’s dreams come true, one space at a time.

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Our story began in the fall of 2003 in our hometown of Jackson, Michigan. Ben was attending Spring Arbor University while serving as a volunteer on the local fire department. And I was attending a community college, working as a waitress and coaching girl’s basketball. Ben’s focus was his first love, serving his community. And my focus, was paying for my college education. During that time, Ben had been struggling with the loss of his father; and, I was still processing the divorce of my parents after 27 years. It was then I began to question what a healthy home really looked like. That's when our story began. While we couldn’t have been more different, the foundation of our faith, an unfailing father, served firm enough to build our life on. And four years later, he dropped to his knee, asked me to marry him and we moved to Indianapolis to start our life together. 
 
Ten years and we now have two beautiful girls, two careers and juggle this sweet little adventure called The Asbury Design House. We’re here because we’ve weaved two of our greatest joys, serving others and making all things beautiful. For me, it began in the fourth grade drawing up plans for my dream home on graph paper. For Ben, it stemmed from carpentry projects in our first home. And all the while, I was beginning to realize that real beauty lies within these four walls we live in everyday, a healthy home. That’s where honest design really begins.

Through our journey, we hope to bring light to the fact that some of the most beautiful things in life are supposed to be messy. Life’s not meant to be perfect, it’s just meant to be lived beautifully. We hope you’ll make yourself at home. And with that, let me be the first to welcome you to the Asbury Design House.

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Fast forward ten years and we now have two beautiful girls, two careers and juggle this sweet little adventure called The Asbury Design House. Our love for design and carpentry has only evolved throughout the years. For me, it began drawing dream homes on graph paper while my dad built a number of homes growing up. For Ben, it started from losing his father at 21 and trying to be the best husband he could possibly be to a wife and a home that needed a little fixing up. I love Ben because he always figured out a way. He took my ideas and elevated them. And that’s why our heart is reflected in so much of this business. Our hope is that you may be inspired to dream again, I’m beginning to learn that it’s the design from within those walls that matter most – and that’s why we’re here. Though our little world, we hope to help us all recognize that some of the most beautiful things in life are supposed to be messy. And that’s okay. Beautiful designs weren’t meant to be perfect, they’re It’s inspiring the little things everyday. Because it’s those things that make a difference in the end. 

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Meet Melissa & Ben

Brett Snodgrass, CEO Simple Wholesaling

Melissa is the “real deal” when it comes to design. 

She took my ordinary, boring office space and made it come to life from her creativity. She took her time, didn’t cut any corners and it paid off. She is awesome to work with and I would love to work with her again

modern, yet gives a warm and comfortable vibe 

Shelly Mace

Ben and Melissa did an outstanding job of what was a 12 foot by 8 foot painted loft with pictures into a luxurious salon experience. My space is modern, yet gives a warm and comfortable vibe that allows my clients to disconnect from the chaos outside.

They are MY northern Chip and Joanna Gaines 

Jamie Rippee, Residential Homeowner 

I contacted Melissa and told her I had ZERO decorating skills and wanted our family room redone. I gave her full reigns and told her I wanted it to be just like HGTV where I walk in surprised and crying because I love it! They sure did deliver that and way more. They are MY northern Chip and Joanna Gaines and they will be back for more!

highly recommend them for your design project

Amy Schuler, Residential Homeowner

We truly enjoyed working with Melissa and Ben! They were interested in getting to know us, our style and our vision. They were professional, honest, up front and ran their business with integrity. We would highly recommend them for your design project and would work with them again in a heartbeat!

I look forward to working on our next project together!”  

Shelly Mace, Owner of Mace Hair

The Asbury Design House received publicity as a result of their work within my business. Salon Lofts requested to feature my business and Ben and Melissa’s design in their new marketing programs. I look forward to working on our next project together!

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Through our commitment and execution of design and carpentry, our mission is to not only transform the walls within your home; but also redefine the purpose of where life takes place.  Design isn't just about selecting the right paint color or perfect pattern. It's about telling a story within your home and maximizing the details that already exist. It’s about achieving the right balance between strong architectural elements and finding contentment and joy within the space. 

Our mission is simple.  Our hope is to inspire and motivate those around us to embrace the everyday moments again through our work at The Asbury Design House. It’s connecting people. It’s about feeling grateful again. It's about making memories around the table and knocking down walls to our own pride so that we can be present with the ones we love. It's executing a perfect story – not one of wanting more; but seeking less. Because that’s where the addiction to beautiful really begins.

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Once we receive your communication, our team will contact you. If contacting the Asbury Design House outside of regular business hours, we will get in touch with you the next business day. We’ll uncover your needs and provide you with the information necessary for the next step. 

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After we learn the details of your project through our Client Questionnaire, we’ll meet with you. This is where we’ll develop your vision, learn your objectives, develop spatial planning, lighting designs and uncover the important details of your project as it relates to the budget. Our goal is always to give you the biggest return on investment with your resources available.

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Once we have the specifics as it relates to your design project, we can then build a quote for you and your space. This process usually takes 1-2 weeks to build depending upon the scope of the project and other parties involved.  

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Upon agreement of our terms and conditions, we will place you on our calendar for your design, build or install. Please note, fifty percent of your budget is due at this time to purchase building materials and resources for your project.  

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This is where your design will start to take life. We will begin building your project and purchasing for your space. It is vital that the vision is articulated and interpreted in a way that’s aesthetically pleasing to both parties. We will always continue to weave your vision in with our design standards so that your family is served well.

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PROJECT DATE OF ORIGINATION

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This is the date where you get the see all of the planning, drawings and pinning come to life.  Clients can either be a part of the design process where they assist in most of the selections; or, one can give us full autonomy and trust that we’ll get it right with limited partnership along the way.  Either path leads to a paved road called "happiness".

INITIAL COMMUNICATION

MEETING

QUOTE

AGREEMENT

PROJECT DATE OF ORIGINATION

PROJECT REVEAL

Process

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Once we receive your communication, our team will contact you. We’ll uncover your needs and provide you with the information necessary for the next step. If you're contacting ADH outside of normal business hours, we'll be sure to touch base the next business day.

Process

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INITIAL COMMUNICATION

MEETING

QUOTE

AGREEMENT

PROJECT DATE OF ORIGINATION

After we learn the details of your project through our Client Questionnaire, we’ll meet with you. This is where we’ll develop your vision, listen to your objectives, develop spatial planning, lighting designs and uncover the important details of your project as it relates to your budget.  Our goal is always to give you the biggest return on investment with your resources available.

Once we have the specifics as it relates to your design project, we can then customize a quote for you and your space.  This process usually takes one week to build depending upon the scope of the project and other parties involved.  

Upon agreement and signature of our terms and conditions, we will place you on our calendar for your design, build or install. Please note, fifty percent of your budget is due at this time to purchase building materials and resources for your project.  

This is where your design will start to take life.  We will begin building your project and purchasing for your space.  It is vital that the vision is articulated and interpreted in a way that’s aesthetically pleasing to both parties; and most importantly, that your family is served well.

This is the date where you get the see all of the planning, drawings and pinning come to life.  Clients can either be a part of the design process where they assist in most of the selections; or, one can give us full autonomy and trust that we’ll get it right with limited partnership along the way.  Either path leads to a paved road called happiness.”

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