mauve carpet insert, which is framed
by a heavily-veined, maroon red mar-
ble. An enormous bar — actually a kit-
chenette — dominates an entire wall.
Floor-to-ceiling smoky mirrors shadow
the bar, with its stainless steel base and
black granite top. Four amethyst-gray
leather bar stools provide extra interior
seating. Muted mauve wallpaper sets
the backdrop. A huge video screen
provides close-circuit TV viewing as
well as network shows.
A large private bathroom is off to one
side and is bigger than most of the
other suites'. A gray marble with mauve
and peach running through it com-
plements the marble of the suite itself.
Subtle wallpaper and dramatic mirror-
The suites at The Palace range
in price from $30,000 to
ing and lighting create a stunning and
elegant space. There is even a
telephone near the basin, for private
Sosnick's wife Susan decorated the
suite, choosing colors that would har-
monize with the colors in the hallways
and with the 24 seats outside of the
suite. But she insists her husband con-
tributed greatly, designing the overall
look of the suite, as well as the bar and
"We needed a color such as mauve
because the chairs outside the suite
are red, and we wanted something
warm," says Susan. "We didn't want a
lot of furniture because we didn't want
the space cluttered. We chose a large
leather couch because I knew leather
would be durable, and I knew we
would be having lots of company."
All three owners use the suite exten-
sively as a gathering place, "to hang
out and have fun,"says Susan Sosnick.
They rarely hold individual parties.
"We invite friends and business
associates," says Sosnick. "We use it
as an extension of our own homes."
Understated, elegant and comfortable.
A delightful 'home' to visit.
Compuware Corporation in Farm-
ington Hills displays another dazzling
example of taking what was a rough
cement space and creating a warm
and inviting room.While many
suiteholders opted to go with the
decorator package included as part of
the suite price, Compuware chose to
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