New York can be an unforgiving city. Greene Piece looks to create solace where it might not seem possible through thoughtful and realistic design concepts, personally curated for each client’s home and life.

Greene Piece’s Objectives

  • The right plants for right spaces: considering sunlight and temperatures.

  • The right plants for the right person: considering work schedule, time, travel habits, and upkeep.

  • An aim to make spaces functional: considering apartment size and long term plant growth.

  • Bringing nature back to spaces: incorporating green life in day-to-day spaces.

  • The right price: preventing the average millennial from falling for inflated prices, ensuring everyone has access to creating a green space -- Because everyone is entitled to an affordable, functional, green space.



Maryah is a New York based, Japan-bred plant designer currently finishing her Masters in General Education as a first generation college graduate. While all seemingly unrelated, it’s Maryah’s blended background and upbringing -- paired with her inherent and undeniably nurturing nature -- that seamlessly lead to the creation of Greene Piece.

Growing up in the suburbs of Japan, Maryah became enamored with the way the Japanese culture admires, cares for, and honors plants. When she moved to New York two years ago, the vacant city lights and concrete felt off in comparison. Maryah started to cultivate green in her own spaces, before realizing she was not alone in her feelings. The demand grew, and thus, Greene Piece was born. As Maryah continues teaching in a fifth grade classroom, she understands that the same developments she fosters in the classroom go hand in hand with the processes and attention to detail that comes with building green spaces. Much like her plants, Maryah thrives where she can build off the energy around her.


“Maryah’s services were outstanding! As someone whose thumb is far from green, I was not only given a beautiful green space, but I also learned so much from Maryah & feel so much more comfortable caring for my new green babies.” -Betty ~July 2019~

“I loved having Maryah visit my home for a plant consultation, because she really helped me see my space with an informed and creative sense of where and how plants will thrive! She has a really holistic approach based in an extensive knowledge of species and care needs, together with an extremely open manner that helped me talk through my past experiences caring for plants. (Many of which I considered to be failures!) She really gets that there are so many levels on which I was looking for help. At a basic level, just navigating all the bewildering pragmatic details of identifying what plants would be best given my apartment’s light, my lifestyle, and pet situation. But she’s also able to go high-level and get at my larger vision — a home filled with more lushness and life.” -Han ~July 2019~

“Maryah was great to work with. Via FaceTime she quickly diagnosed my herb plants’ problems and got me set on the right path to the bountiful kitchen garden of my dreams. She answered all of my questions and saved the time we had left over for follow up. She gave me really clear and easy fixes and a lot of confidence to keep trying and learning.”- Hanna ~July 2019~

“Maryah brought an expertise and professionalism to our shoot that put the production team at complete ease when working with sensitive plants. Her plant knowledge base was exceptional and so was her communication with our team. She helped us expand the vision of our photo shoot and was an absolute joy to work to with!” - Gregory Matthews // Yellow Shoots & EP Photography ~March 2019~

“Greene Piece changed my appreciation for my space. It never really made sense for me to consider adding greenery to my space since I’m working 12+ hours days and live in a household with three other random male roommates. Maryah helped us make our place as low maintenance and lush as possible without feeling overwhelmed. I didn’t think it was possible but Maryah made our space into a home.” - Sean ~November 2018~

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