Plants + Retail

Effective plant design in shopping malls and retail environments have several strong functions to offer. Plantscaping can emphasize the character of the mall and help create an atmosphere that shoppers enjoy. The presence of greenery makes shopping centers more appealing to customers creating an enjoyable shopping experience. Plants are also known to reduce noise levels which can be important for busy retail destinations. From directing foot traffic to providing shoppers with an inviting place to relax between shopping visits, plants are an integral part of the selling environment.

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Plantscaping in the Flatiron

A best-in-class commercial building in the heart of New York’s Flatiron District, has attracted a new tenant. The brand new entrance and renovated lobby drew a well-known firm who fit out their new space to the nines, show-casing a clean and ultra-modern feel. The interior plants and containers play a key role in the design, delivering a unique, creative and purposeful feel to the workspace. Bright red containers with simple, sculptural plants create a bold, eye-catching silhouette. Prism containers, clustered together and planted with a mixed foliage palette create a geometric and organic display. The ‘less is more’ approach, with fewer planters deliberately placed, meld seamlessly into the space, visual elements as crucial as lighting, furniture and artwork.

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These greenwalls at SIXTY SoHo are not to be missed…

We just wrapped up the install of these drop-dead gorgeous living walls at the stylish SIXTY Soho located at 60 Thompson in NYC. Brimming with lush, live tropical plants, these green walls utilize a sleek GSky Versa irrigated system to blend seamlessly with the room’s chic interiors. The low profile allows the plants to steal the scene, and weekly maintenance ensures that this wall will thrive and continue to impress guests for years to come.

Living walls can be tricky- With ten different proven systems for virtually any interior or exterior application, Blondie’s can help select, install and maintain a green wall system that will fit perfectly with your requirements. Call to talk with our team today.

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Team BTH created this impressive red cedar sauna for the residents of The Halcyon

We’re in love with the gorgeous, tranquil cedar sauna we’ve recently installed at the Halcyon, 301 East 51st Street. Wrapped in Clear Western Red Cedar, this 14′ x 6′ sauna anchors the building’s amenity-rich Aqua Spa, 24 stories above Manhattan’s East Side, with oversized windows overlooking the East River and Roosevelt Island.

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Upscale Design uses a mix of Faux and Live

The interior plantscaping design for this upscale shopping center relies on both live and faux elements. The durability of the artificial onion grass utilized in the custom planter benches are a reliable option for such high traffic and heavily used area. The same holds true for the artificial topiary boxwood spheres which are placed in unique planters with molded geometric patterning. Live Dracaena plants are placed in modern rectangle planters behind the benches to provide both privacy and and throughout the shopping mall to create an interesting design element. The color palette is kept minimal and fresh relying on metal, wood and light upholstery which provide a neutral backdrop to the bright presence of the  plant material.

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