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Hospitality Designers: Zero-Care Plant Ideas for Your Green Spaces

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

Replica Living Walls: Bringing Your Design to Life (With Zero Care)

Using greenery to decorate walls is hardly a new concept. In fact, it originated with Babylon’s famous hanging gardens, where it has been posited that the garden walls were climbing with vines and leafy greens. In 1986, French botanist Patrick Blanc took the concept of the “green wall” to new heights and made it a modern design trend with his notable vertical garden design at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris. And it’s really no wonder that green walls continue as a beloved design trend; they marry the natural beauty of the outdoors with the modern lines and convenience of indoor furnishings. So how can you capitalize on this contemporary design accent, and without breaking your project budget? We’ll show you how in this blog post. Read more

An American Landmark Gets a Makeover

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

Privacy Screens, Balcony Privacy, Artificial Boxwood

The Lowdown on Privacy Screens

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

Bridal Guide

Flower Walls: Everything’s Coming up Roses in Bridal Guide Magazine

Voluptuous over large roses, along with shy, diminutive mums, sultry peonies and exotic bougainvillea erupt spontaneously from rich foliage, creating an enchanting and intriguing backdrop for this lovely bride from Wilhelmina Models. Read more