Step onto Julia Griffin’s Detroit property, and you’ll feel miles from the city. The artist behind Willa Rose Floral has transformed her urban home into a wild garden and flower farm worthy of the English countryside. Julia’s work is rooted in the wild nature of her medium, and her home feels like an extension of that philosophy. Particularly striking is the raw plywood that surrounds the living space in a warm embrace. We spoke with Julia about the benefits of working from home and how she created a space full of elemental inspiration.
Give us an intro!My name is Julia Griffin. I own a flower farm and floral design studio that specializes in using locally grown flowers for large scale events. I live with my partner Josh in Core City, Detroit. My neighborhood is really interesting — the block we live on consists of 8 quonset huts, an abandoned car repair garage, a handful of 100-year-old homes, and a lot of vacant land. My house itself used to be a two-flat, but when it was renovated, we opened it back up to a single-family home.