Gardner White debuts Detroit Furniture Collection


Gardner-White’s new Detroit Furniture Collection is made in the USA

Gardner-White takes a page from the playbook of the former Art Van Furniture. The Detroit retailer has unveiled a Detroit Furniture Collection made exclusively for Gardner-White that includes the Marisol sectional and accent chair and a few other pieces. Each piece is made in the USA and “handcrafted to the highest quality” according to the retailer’s website. Prices range from $ 679 for the Marisol Accent Chair to $ 2,399.99 for the Marisol range. Go to

Dillman & Upton, which is hosting its first On Deck Saturday of the season on March 13th, has a full outdoor kitchen display in its showroom.

Check out the latest deck trends and materials on On Deck Saturday

Homeowners considering upgrading or building a new deck in warmer weather should check out Dillman & Upton’s next On Deck Saturday in their downtown Rochester showroom this weekend from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Deck professionals are available to answer questions, and customers can test displays with low-maintenance materials, railing systems, lighting, and decorative hardware. Outdoor kitchens are particularly hot these days and Dillman & Upton has an outdoor kitchen display with 100% weatherproof cabinets, panels and siding. COVID logs will be in place and customers should call or email to schedule an individual appointment with a preferred deck builder. Call (248) 651-9411 or visit

Pear-Aphernalia has a new location in downtown Northville.

Northville home furnishings store moves to a new location

Pear-Aphernalia, a fun home decor shop in downtown Northville, has a new location. It’s still on Main Street at 111 East Main St., but west of the previous location. Pear-Aphernalia, which opened ceremoniously last month, sells traditional home decor and accents, as well as custom floral arrangements. Sid Dickens Memory Blocks, which are custom plaques, are also sold. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (248) 596-1430.

The new book by the designer Justina Blakeney,

Justina Blakeney’s new book is a must for Jungalow fans

If more is your design motto, then get ready for the new book by designer Justina Blakeney. Pre-orders for “Jungalow: Decorate Wild” (Abrams), which officially hits April 6th, are available now. Blakeney is known for her bold use of patterns and textures (if you haven’t checked her Instagram, do it now), and in her new book you can find advice on how to make bold choices with color and pattern, embrace nature orientate yourself, get authentic inspiration from your legacy and your travels and how to get around the rules.

Plant management

The Detroit-based plant retailer focuses on wellness

Plant Economy, based in Detroit, is more than an online plant retailer. It is a company that seeks to promote wellbeing while putting black plant lovers, artists, florists, botanists, designers and creators at the center. The company sells a range of planters and plant collections, as well as clothing and accessories. The picture shows one of the ceramic planters “Talk Growth to Me”, which are available in different sizes. Go to


Dusty Kennedy