Detroit Junior League

2024 Designer Show House

The Designers’ Show House allows the League to continue its philanthropic work, which supports community impact initiatives that help meet the needs of Detroit children, young women, and families. It also contributes to the community-based grants and scholarships given out annually by the organization.

Always a blessing to give.

It was a honor and a privilege to work with team LaShee Floral & Events on the 25th anniversary designer show house for the Detroit Junior League.


Discovery Phase

LaShee Floral and Events is the designer selected for designing the sunroom in this year’s showcase. The goal was to create art that complements LaShee's floral and interior design for a 9ft by 12ft wall.


Design Concept

The idea was to create a 3 dimensional painting that mimics nature and the design intent for urban chic style. We had reviewed relief paintings as inspiration. Through this inspiration it was easy to apply the technique to my abstract style called sculpture canvas. Instead of one big painting it became a series of paintings formed as 3 dimensional leaves that measure approximately 2ft wide and between 4ft and 6ft tall. 



 The art was created and molded and then transported from Florida to Detroit for final shaping and color match the designers color palette. 

 Each leaf  represents an individual painting for my signature technique called Sculptured Canvas. This art  is both a sculpture and an oil painting. The work is produced in a two part process. (1) The canvas is first produced in its sculpture form with the canvas without normal sculpting materials (i.e. plaster, resins or clay). (2) Color is added with approximately 5 to 6 layers of paint to create a field of depth using color to enhance to sculpture.



Once we've achieved matching the color story, it's time to bring the design to life. It's a hands-on throughout the process, overseeing the implementation to make sure it matches the vision. The art is centered on a custom water feature from Pondering Waters.



The final result for the center of the room is shown above with exotic floral arrangements and interior design from LaShee Floral Events.

For more information about the Junior League of Detroit’s Designers’ Show House, email

May 4th through May 19th

Monday through Friday: 10 am-3 pm

Thursday & Friday Evening: 6 pm-8 pm

Saturday: 10 am-5 pm

Sunday: 12 pm-5 pm


For tickets for your opportunity to visit the show house click here

Ongoing Support

My commitment doesn't end with the reveal. Working with LaShee Floral and Events for an unique art experience that benefits the Junior League in its Endeavors for servicing the Detroit community is a blessing to be celebrated.


Unlock Your Dream Space: With Florals and Events from LaShee

Owner and Master florist Claudette Wellons from LaShee creates events and florals for every life occasion as well as for your everyday adornments. All plant life provides an exchange to the human experience that is visual and aromatic. When you are in need of florals or event services reach out to Claudette and her team at 313-575-6114

You Are Invited!

Tour this lovely 1929 Tudor home with 8,000 square feet of living space, completely redesigned and reimagined for a vibrant and modern family. The home features an intricately carved main stairway, a wood-paneled library, a spacious terrace, and beautiful leaded glass windows and doors. The large property is enclosed by an original brick border wall, with a hidden pond, mature trees, and a secret garden.