We’ve partnered with the incredible Michigan design team of Lou and Lori Mettler to bring you authentic, breathtaking, American-designed furniture and accessories you won’t see or find at any other store—here or in any other city. The American Life Collection is exclusive to our Shelby Township store on Hall Rd. and features unique items such as a 1946 World War II Cushman Scooter, a 17-foot handmade + hand-painted Wisconsin canoe and paddles, vintage American flags, and so much more.
Lou’s background as one of the partners in Tommy Bahama and a former retail partner of Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, and Joseph Abboud has made him a respected icon. Lori is an in-demand interior designer who has worked on some of Michigan’s most fabulous homes. In 2009, Lou and Lori opened Mettlers American Mercantile, a popular destination for Northern Michigan tourists and residents. Their store in Petoskey features men’s and women’s clothing as well as home accents—all of which have an American focus.
“Every piece in the American Life Collection at Gardner White has been meticulously curated to elevate the décor in any home by paying homage to iconic Americana and Michigan lifestyles,” says Rachel Stewart, president of Gardner White.
Whether you are looking for a show-stopping piece for your own home or want to gift your friend something truly unique that won’t be found anywhere else, the American Life Collection is your go-to spot for expertly curated, high-quality products.