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
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
From creating a completely private space to lining a space with minimal visual blockage, but just enough to section off the area, we have the outdoor and patio privacy screens you need to get the look and function you’re going for. But these privacy screens and space dividers are realistic-looking faux plants that are equal parts screen and organic décor. And the beauty of these screens is that you can fully customize them for your use, and they add a hint of greenery without adding any maintenance! Read on to find out which nature-inspired screen is perfect for your space—indoors or out! Read more
For every person that has the time and patience to nurture a growing vine on their bare trellis, there are many of us that simply want a full, flowering, climbing-vine trellis—and we want it now! Here are some tips on how to get beautiful, fully blooming residential or commercial garden trellises—and without the wait. Read more
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
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
The robust green stalks of faux horsetail reeds perfectly mimic their live counterparts, presenting a beautiful and pristine picture of the earth. Tidy and stalwart, equisetum grass is one of the eco-friendliest renditions of the real thing gracing commercial spaces today. And what better home to find them in than a modern planter set against glass or distinguishing the heft of a cast stone classically crafted container enhancing a hotel entrance or atrium. 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
Some spaces are tricky to divide. Sure, you could erect a temporary wall, as an expensive and inflexible solution to divide a commercial space, but lighting, fire codes and other concerns make this an undesirable option.
We have several beautiful solutions for dividing up large spaces in an elegant, natural way.
Bringing the outdoors into livable spaces has been an interior trend that has real staying power. It’s organic and fresh and really encapsulates that easy-going woodsy vibe that truly engages customers. However, bringing real trunks and branches into indoor spaces can result in infestation, dirt and a fire hazard that is simply not ideal.
We’ve produced real solutions for decorative branches, tree branch screens and birch branches that are safe, visually appealing and work well inside or outside. Shop Natural Branches» for decoration and space delineation, or read on to learn 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.
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