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Custom Topiaries: Your FAQs and Our Answers

Artificial Plants Unlimited is a premium provider of custom topiary shapes made to order for businesses, theme parks, commercial spaces, shopping centers, universities, retail stores, and many more applications. If you are considering creating a branded or logo-based topiary for your business, we have answered a few of the most common questions we receive about custom topiaries. Don’t see your question below? Not to worry—call us at 1-888-320-0626 and we will help you achieve your topiary vision. Read more

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

Designing with Topiary Spheres: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

One can’t help but think of Dr. Seuss’s whimsical trees when they see a topiary boxwood ball. But their fun design only belies a more classic, manicured design accent that has become a popular choice for the modern designer. Here are just a few ideas on how to style our no-maintenance artificial topiary spheres for residential and commercial spaces. Read more

Upgrading from Plain to Pool Paradise with Artificial Green Walls

Want to make an eye sore your new, posh focal point? That’s exactly what Uptown Buckhead Apartment Homes in Atlanta, Georgia, did with their outdoor living space and pool area. We’ll show you how they did it, how we helped, and how we suggest the same custom-made solutions for your commercial or residential property. 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

Patio Makeover for a Famous Jail-Turned-Hot-Spot!

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

Uses for Artificial Hedges (That You May Not Have Thought Of)

By now, you’re likely aware of how perfect our artificial boxwood hedges are as privacy screens and space dividers for homes, offices, restaurants, hotels—and pretty much any space. But you may not be aware of the many other uses for these lush, lifelike hedges. The possibilities are endless, since these hedges are available in both indoor and outdoor-rated constructs, and so easily customized. Here are just a few ways to utilize these thick, green hedges that you may not be aware of. Read more

Three Privacy Screen and Space Divider Options for Your Home, Office, Restaurant, or Venue

Want your own private space free of unpleasant views and irritating traffic and neighbor noise? Or perhaps you’d like to section off a large room or outdoor area for multiple uses, or find a decorative backdrop for your trade show or special event? Our variety of indoor and outdoor privacy screens and space dividers answer to these common concerns and many more. The following three space dividers are some of our most popular, as they blur the line between functional and ornamental, instantly making your home, office, restaurant, or venue a more usable and beautiful space. Read more

The Marriott Hotel took going green to a new level with Artificial Boxwood Hedges.

Marriott Irvine Goes Green with Artificial Plants

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.

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