Biophilic design, connecting people with nature, continues to reign as a major trend in hospitality design. Countless studies have shown the positive effects of nature-based design themes on people, including decreased stress and an increased sense of well-being. And these effects aren’t limited to live plants; it’s been proven that simply looking at representations of nature (such as lifelike artificial plants) has similar effects. Read more
Iconic amusement park Knott’s Berry Farm is considered one of America’s “must see” attractions. Southern California natives and visitors alike return to this historic park every year, which had its humble beginnings in 1920 as a simple roadside stand owned and operated by the Knott family. Eventually the location evolved into the famous Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant, which first opened in 1934, before shops, roller coasters, and other attractions were added. Read more
In operation from 1851 to 1990, the Charles Street Jail of Boston, Massachusetts, temporarily housed some of the world’s most famous people, from Malcolm X to suffragette protesters. Reformed in 2007 as the Liberty Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel set in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, the old jail has become a hot spot for locals and tourists alike. What was once the jail’s “drunk tank,” where inebriated disturbers-of-the-peace were placed to dry out, is now a chic eatery called the Alibi Bar & Lounge. Earlier this year, the Alibi’s general manager came to us for ideas on revamping their patio. Here’s what happened next. Read more
Hanging baskets are a simple way to add instant beauty to a place—be it a home, office, commercial property, or city street. But since hanging baskets live at or above eye level, with that high visibility comes the need for them to look fresh and attractive at all times. Our faux hanging basket arrangements appear lifelike, even up close, and are UV protected and fade resistant so that they will maintain their beauty season after season. Read more
Artificial Plants Unlimited (APU) introduces five inspired products with faux foliage–all designed for the savvy landscaper in mind–at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) show in New Orleans this year, October 21 – 24. Enjoy sneak previews of APU’s latest innovations helping industry experts use sustainable plant management practices. learn, too, about incorporating fake trees and flowers in state-of-the-art planters from our sister company, Planters Unlimited (PU). Read more
Privacy screens are used for more than just, well, privacy. Whether you need to block unsightly views with a green wall, grow your brand with a branded living wall, delineate space, or showcase your property with a vertical garden, green walls can provide just what the doctor ordered when it comes to solving any of these challenges. Adding a patio privacy screen to block visibility of a pool down below from the cafe terrace above is one such practice that has been successfully used by Marriott Irvine, for example. Another customer had Artificial Plants Unlimited design a snug lounging area by creating a casual wall garden surrounding their outdoor seating. Still another common use of green walls is as balcony privacy screens blocking lateral or lower viewer’s line of vision. Read more
What if you could turn your space into an oasis without the expensive maintenance costs and time that come with using tropical plants? What if these plants were not only luxurious and beautiful, but also served a function to create a private and intimate space? If it sounds too good to be true, think again. At Artificial Plants Unlimited, our selection of indoor and outdoor artificial bamboo is unmatched; our gorgeous art pieces can be used as privacy plants and to create the space of your dreams. Take a look at our extensive collection to see the many options, and then give our representatives a call to discuss your project and see what we can do for you. In no time, you can transform your space into a cozy and striking oasis.
Summertime means it’s pool time! As temperatures get hotter, more and more people flock to the pool, hoping to soak up every ray of sunshine. But just because your guests are at the pool doesn’t mean they need to share the experience with everyone. Forget the old cinderblock wall dividers–modern artificial plants and flowers provide plenty of options for privacy screens that are both functional and beautiful. Here are three privacy plants to get your creative juices flowing.
Defining outdoor space has become an essential part of any commercial architecture in the 21st century. As walls are to rooms so, too, are privacy boxwood hedges, artificial plants and concrete half walls. When considering exterior improvements, the boxwood hedge and green walls have raised aesthetic appeal in not only savvy modernization plans. They have additional advantage in boosting the bottom line for businesses looking to cut costs which live foliage maintenance requires. What’s more, faux plants like the boxwood hedge and artificial plants in general hold color infinitely longer than their live counterparts. It was for these reasons and more that Marriott Irvine’s design firm, Leo A Daly, recommended Artificial Plants Unlimited to help modernize the hotel’s Floe Lounge outdoor hospitality space.
For unique and modern trade show exhibit design, special event scenery, or even furthering your business’s theme conception – the choice is simple. Using artificial plants and trees – especially topiary forms – attract attention and make the biggest impact, while saving money on watering, trimming, and other maintenance associated with manicured landscaping. Here, we’ll walk you through a mock custom artificial topiary order process to show you just how easy things can be.
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