Detroit Collaboration for a Dream Greenhouse

Jan 17, 2022 | Collaboration, Detroit, Residential

Building Character

In our latest project reveal, we created a cozy light-filled retreat inside a custom-built, greenhouse sanctuary beneath the trees. A space our client could come home to, spend time in, and sit amongst the roses.

Greenhouse exterior view
Greenhouse interior view

The Workbench

A focal point of the space is a tailor-made workbench turned potting station. We imagined our client cutting garden blooms here–creating arrangements for all of her close family and friends.

We meticulously sourced a perfect 100-year old, rustic bench rich in character and charm. But it wasn’t quite ready for the space–we knew we needed to add some magic with a little cooperation.

Woodward throwbacks owners standing in their studio

Inside the Process

Enter Woodward Throwbacks!

A sustainable furniture refabricator and reclaimed wood factory that gives new life to salvaged and recycled materials from around Detroit. 

A match made in Detroit design heaven.

Collaboration is Key

We strategically designed a fresh, new concept for the antique piece so that it could be both beautiful and functional. 

Together, we gave the workbench a second life by adding new plumbing with a gorgeous cast iron sink, and custom fabricated shelving that houses new electrical for soft overhead task lighting.


Workbench being fabricated in Woodward Throwbacks studio


Bringing it Together

We finished the space with hints of whimsy–colored glass vases in peach and teal, and unique pottery for extra charm.

shelving details on potting bench
custom designed potting station with task lighting

Now, the potting station is somewhere our client can linger and spend time with the roses that she loves so dearly.


Potting bench with roses


Whenever we start a new design project, we consider more than just colors and trends. Our main goal is to get to know YOU so we can incorporate your unique personality into everything we do.


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