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New Hospitality Design Trends 2020

The overriding theme of 2020 hospitality design trends is that of being in the present – with an eye on the future. Read on for details of new hospitality trends in 2020, and ideas on how to implement them in your own designs.

 

Warm Welcomes

 

Many new décor ideas are centered around creating warm, welcoming, comfortable spaces. This has been in the works for a while, and Authentic Interior reported on it last year. Their article, Interior Design Trends For 2020 From Milan Design Week 2019, explained:

 

“Today we are tired of touchscreens, unwelcoming light in the public spaces and offices. That’s why we are seeking refuge, a cozy, warm space where we can feel well. It applies not only to homes, but it also applies to commercial places as well.

 

Choosing good commercial interior design is crucial for clients’ wellbeing and of course, marketing. Interior design trends in 2020 will center around wellbeing, comfort, and sustainability.”

 

Design Scene echoed this sentiment in their article, Restaurant Interior Design Trends 2020:

 

Restaurateurs, nowadays, try to give their place a cozy, residential feeling by decorating it with plants. They put special effort into their arrangement.”

 

This ties in with the new “Grandmillennial” design trend. House Beautiful coined the phrase in their article, The Rise of ‘Grandmillennial’ Style:

 

“Ranging in age from mid-20s to late-30s, grandmillennials have an affinity for design trends considered by mainstream culture to be “stuffy” or “outdated”—Laura Ashley prints, ruffles, embroidered linens. Unlike that of the late-aughts hipster, their taste for the antiquated isn’t ironic; it’s less twee than timeless.”

 

“But maybe the ultimate appeal of the grandmillennial aesthetic lies in the fact that, for the stressed out twenty- and thirty-somethings of the world, that cozy chintz chair at your grandmother’s house represents a much-needed respite.”

 

Another can’t miss element of Grandmillennial style? Color! Subtle is out, and saturation is in.

 

Jewel Tones

 

The introduction of vivid jewel tones and deep, rich colors will distinguish this decade from the last.

 

Pantone has named “Classic Blue” as the hue for 2020, and the deep shade pairs perfectly with shades of ruby, emerald, topaz, and amethyst.

 

Jewel tones can make a space feel lush, luxurious, and inviting.

 

The Realtor.com article, Bring the Bold! The 5 Biggest Winter Design Trends Dare to Brighten Things Up, discusses the resurgence of jewel tones:

 

“Emerald green and jewel tones in general are part of a 2020 trend we’re calling ‘Old World Minimalism,’” says Rebecca Breslin, design manager for Wayfair Professional.”

 

Elle Décor also got some expert advice on trending jewel tones – this time from Sue Wadden of Sherwin-Williams. In The Colors You’re Going to See Everywhere in 2020, Wadden says,

 

“2020 is the start of a new decade, and in true ‘Roaring 20s’ fashion, we’ll start seeing a trend toward bolder, deeper colors, accented with a touch of opulence.”

 

Architecture Ideas echoed this statement in their article, Interior Design Trends: What to Expect in 2020:

 

“According to some designers, neutral colors will be replaced by warm colors, jewel tones, and saturated hues. Walls, cabinets, furniture, and tiles are the perfect opportunity to bring in color.”

 

 

Urban Jungles

 

Another play on these lush jewel tones are a unique concept: urban jungles. They’re predicted to be big in 2020, especially for restaurants.

 

Per Design Scene:

 

“There is some aesthetic value that is associated with greens. And also, plants look great in pictures, and that is the reason why such ‘urban jungles’ are extremely popular among the Instagrammers.”

 

What distinguishes urban, edgy jungles from the green décor we’re used to seeing? The New Décor Trends article, What Will Be The Restaurants in 2020, says the difference is rich backgrounds and memorable displays:

 

“The next clearly visible trend is a dark interior with unusual landscaping. Plants in the interior have long been commonplace, but here we are talking about incredible solutions: huge trees, ferns, green compositions (even designs) combined with a black or dark gray background and light accents on the green.”

 

This trend correlates with a newfound appreciation for vertical, hanging, and draped greenery. 

 

Cannabis Tourism

 

Speaking of plants…cannabis tourism is rapidly increasing in popularity! Hotel Tech Report reviewed the 100+ Hotel Trends to Watch in 2020, and cannabis tourism was one of them:

 

“As marijuana laws loosen, a new segment of travelers are “going green” in a way that has nothing to do with the environment: traveling to a city specifically to explore the recreational drug.”

 

Some hotels and restaurants have relaxed their rules about smoking marijuana on the premises; others have fully embraced the trend as an immersive experience. MetroUK’s list, The 11 Big Travel Trends of 2020, predicted:

 

“2020 will see the rise of the “Cannabis Tourist” – with hotels increasingly offering everything from weed smoking yoga sessions, luxury CBD oil massages, marijuana fine-dining, pot cooking classes and marijuana laced desserts on the menu.”

 

House Beautiful showcased some very specific examples in their article, These Are the Trends to Watch in 2020, According to Our Next Wave Designers:

 

“(Jean) Liu also points to an uptick in cannabis-inspired rooms in the wake of expanding marijuana legalization. “From the wellness room by Iris Danker at this year’s Hamptons Holiday House to Flavor Paper’s scratch ‘n sniff ‘Cannabliss’ wallpaper, we expect these plants to be making their way into homes across the country,” she says.”

 

Wallpaper is also trending for 2020, but there’s a décor option that’s even more popular: murals!

 

Wall Murals

 

The newest way to make your space Instagrammable is actually one of the oldest forms of art – wall murals and oversized paintings. Phase Zero Design wrote an article about this, called Just a “Taste” of Design Trends Taking Over the Restaurant Industry in 2020. They noted that “big visuals and design elements” are what to try this year:

 

Believe it or not, that ‘cool mural’ is memorable and enough to make a guest come back again and again. Aside from your menu, your restaurant’s atmosphere is the only thing that differentiates you from the restaurant two blocks down.

 

By implementing strategic and memorable design features, you create a “photo-ready” space that will lead to a strong social media presence and bring customers into your restaurant to experience it for themselves.”

 

Lux Deco expressed the same sentiments in their post, Interior Design Trends for 2020:

 

“Emerging as one of 2020’s interior design trends to take note of are wall murals. These can be interpreted in many ways, from panels of paintings that dominate a single wall to mural wallpaper that wraps around the entire room in a maximalist way.”

 

Maximalism

 

All of the aforementioned trends fit under one big umbrella: maximalism. Curbed wrote an article, Inside the Powerfully Expressive World of Maximalism, that sums it up well:

 

“But maximalism is so much more. And right now, it’s everywhere in design: It’s the ‘grandmillennial’ interiors swathed in lace and chintz, the immersive Instagram museums and Infinity Rooms clogging your feed, the plant-filled Jungalows, the Memphis-inspired patterns and murals taking over building facades.

 

It’s the restaurant decked out in an explosion of fringe, drapes, leather, velvet, and marble. Maximalism embraces decoration, pattern, color—all sorts of things that are vibrant, fun, expressive, and pleasurable.”

 

After all this focus on what’s in for 2020, you may be wondering what’s out. Our research shows these 5 trends dying down in the new decade:

 

      • Millennial Pink
      • Rose Gold
      • Blonde Wood
      • Chevrons
      • Minimalism

 

Did you catch our article on what long-lasting hospitality design trends are still in this year? Check it out and get inspired to redefine, redesign, or redecorate your space!

“Mahalo” green wall welcome sign at California Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV
Faux trees, plants, and flowers at Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Cesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, NV
Instagrammable Place: Restoration Hardware West Palm Beach
Fabricated Mediterannean Olive Trees at RH (Restoration Hardware) Rooftop Restaurant in West Palm Beach, FL
Flower wall tunnel at CATCH Aria Las Vegas
Faux floral wall entrance to CATCH Restaurant at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV
Replica Traveler’s Palms at The Kindler Hotel in Lincoln, NE
Replica ivy and palm plants at Bobby Flay’s Shark Restaurant at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV
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Green wall logo mural with faux plants at Grass Monkey Cannabis Company Dispensary in South Portland, ME
Wall mural and replica trees at Queensyard Restaurant at Hudson Yards in New York, NY
Faux cherry blossom tree and mural painting at Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar in La Quinta, CA
Preserved boxwood hedges and fabricated London Plane trees at RH (Restoration Hardware) Rooftop Restaurant in New York, NY

Art & Photography at Paramount Miami Worldcenter

Sister companies, TreeScapes & PlantWorks, recently created custom green walls and an artificial Cherry Blossom tree for the Conservatory at Paramount Miami Worldcenter.

 

We knew that residents of the luxury condo complex would enjoy the décor, but even we didn’t realize how versatile the room was!

 

From the moment it was completed, the conservatory has been used to host receptions and cutting-edge events such as a live art exhibit and a backdrop for a featured article in a renowned magazine.

 

Alternating between open space and full length  vertical garden panels featuring life-like, artificial plants, the designers created a visual masterpiece from otherwise white walls.

 

Complementing the edgy yet stunning appearance of the Conservatory, the Miami Worldcenter lobby had Miami street artist, Ahol Sniffs Glue, create a mural featuring his “drowsy eyes” look in black, white, silver and gold spray-painted colors.

 

OneWorld Properties captured pictures and wrote about the event noting that “new residents, VIPs, and brokers gathered at a reception with music by DJ Jay Sample to witness the live painting and unveiling.”

 

Latin music sensation, Luis Fonsi, used the green walls and cherry tree in the Conservatory to his advantage as he was the focus of a wonderful article in December’s edition of Haute Living!  

 

The vivid colors and dramatic features of the Conservatory décor showcased the star’s big personality, and the designer clothing he was wearing.

 

“Luis Fonsi On Life After “Despacito,” Family, His Love For Miami And Giving Back” was featured on the Haute Living website and used as the cover story for Haute Living Miami’s print magazine.

 

We can’t wait to see how the space will be used next! This quote from developer Dan Kodsi indicates many exciting possibilities ahead:

 

“We believe that residential towers are becoming the new curators of fine art and therefore are delighted to support, promote and celebrate prominent local artists at PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter.”

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Dispensary Design & Decor – Grass Monkey Cannabis

Cannabis dispensary design & decor is a rapidly growing subset of interior design. TreeScapes and PlantWorks had the chance to help one such establishment, Grass Monkey Cannabis Company, with their dispensary design and horticultural decorations.

 

Grass Monkey recently had their grand opening in South Portland, Maine, and we were called upon to bring some greenery to the space.

 

This was a fun project, because it let us be creative and work on new concepts. There were elements that we use frequently, like faux potted plants in baskets, and hanging vines.

 

Replica fiddle leaf fig trees are also popular, and we created a six-foot-tall version for them. It fit perfectly with all of the other replica plants inside.

 

There are other more unconventional elements, though. Replica boxwood hedges frame a spray paint rendering of a marijuana leaf. A monkey sculpture has a mohawk with our replica grass as his “hair”.

 

The statement piece is an artistic green wall of a monkey’s face, variegated with stripes of replica moss. This company did an amazing job at integrating their brand name into the decor!

 

Our contributions to the dispensary design joined other whimsical elements, like an oversized banana sculpture, and smaller monkey figurines climbing the walls.

 

The interior signage and art all feature graffiti elements, which capture the playful, unexpected, and urban look that Brass Monkey Cannabis Company epitomizes.

 

Dispensaries are a big business that are only growing as marijuana is legalized in more and more locations. That’s why dispensary design and decor is so important for cannabis companies.

 

If they want to become well-known, household names – or even obscure cult favorites – they need to be distinctive. They also have to appeal to their target audience, and the overall design has to make sense for their products.

 

Another challenge unique to this industry is the restrictions placed on exterior advertising. Many dispensaries across America are only allowed to decorate the inside of their space. Others can use exterior décor and signs, but they can’t actually reference cannabis or marijuana at all.

 

TreeScapes and PlantWorks are proud to help dispensaries with their decor and design needs. We have just about every variety of greenery that you can think of, and that includes replica cannabis!

 

You might wonder why a cannabis company would want artificial marijuana – especially when they sell real marijuana. It turns out that there are several compelling reasons why faux cannabis is the best choice for dispensaries.

 

Building regulations and federal laws can prohibit dispensaries from growing real cannabis, and the live plants can bring other complications when allowed. There’s a real risk of theft or damage to the plants by enthusiastic consumers.

 

Plus, cannabis plants are known to be sensitive and fickle. They require lots of care and attention, which may include special grow lamps, humidity control, or sterile environments.

 

With all of this in mind, it only makes sense to utilize fake cannabis for dispensaries! We’re happy to assist, with custom designs and products that celebrate hemp in its many forms. If you’re seeking assistance with cannabis dispensary design and decor, we’re here to help.

 

Visit the Grass Monkey Cannabis Company website

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Dispensary design decor

Artificial Green Wall for IPIC Theater

Artificial green walls were in high demand this year, and we’re expecting interest to continue growing. These non-living vertical gardens have some unique characteristics that make them especially great for commercial design and décor. Our recent creation, the Shuma Custom Vertical Garden for IPIC Theater, is a great example of a successful artificial green wall!

 

Hamid Hashemi, CEO and President of IPIC Entertainment, planned the theater’s artistic features from the beginning.

 

“The entire property is inspired by art,” Hashemi said. “We built the space around art.”

IPIC Entertainment To Call Delray Home, New Luxury Theater Open For Moviegoers

 

Our vertical garden is just one of many art pieces created for the theater:

 

“More than a dozen artists were commissioned to create site-specific work for the exteriors and interiors of the theater. On a wall in the lobby, vivid swatches of living* Spanish moss emerge from holes like the remnants of a buried forest, and artist Ernest Zacharevic painted the children that frolic among the foliage.” 

Up Close: IPIC CEO Hamid Hashemi

*It’s actually preserved Spanish moss!

 

The wall features cozy cushioned nooks that are designed for seating, climbing, or lounging. Each nook has a background of preserved moss, along with replica ferns, Hosta plants, and tropical foliage. Zacharevic’s paintings add life and whimsy to this unique piece of mixed media art.  

 

One recent patron told the Palm Beach Post: “I love that wall. I think it is earthy, invigorating, and zen.” Another article by the Post provides more detail on the range of artwork inside the theater:

 

“Inside the lobby of the complex are five floor-to-ceiling murals, about 85-by-15 feet each.

 

Ahead of the opening, people took selfies in front of the artwork, inspired by Miami’s trendy Wynwood Art District.

 

“It’s really a sight,” said Michelle Soudry, a spokeswoman for the movie theater chain. “People are dropping in to see the incredible art.”

 

The modern exterior of the theater includes a “living wall” of vertical shrubbery.

 

“We always looked at building something that would become iconic in Delray Beach,” Hashemi said.

Delray iPic opens this week

 

Green walls, living or artificial, appeal to humans because they connect us to nature. This is one of the core facets of biophilic design, which continues to gain in popularity. Custom vertical gardens and walls offer larger than life, aesthetically appealing displays that are perfect for today’s audiences.

 

A large installation, like the one we created for iPic Theater in DelRay Beach, is sure to impress. People naturally gravitate towards greenery, and a huge wall can make us feel fully immersed in the experience. The large scale also allows adults to feel like kids again. It takes us back to a time when everything around us was big, and life was simpler.

 

Another favorite feature of artificial green walls is how picturesque they are. Social media users seek out places with interesting backgrounds and features that will look great on social media. Many businesses are using this to their advantage, and designing “Instagrammable” exhibits or features.

 

It’s a savvy strategy that drives foot traffic and results in more online brand recognition online. Vertical gardens are also the perfect way to display your company name, logo, or custom message in a big way. Check out our artificial green wall gallery below for examples!

 

IPIC Entertainment has accomplished all of this and more with the design of their Delray Beach theater. Check out our image gallery below, and see a video (at right) that highlights this exciting new addition to the South Florida art scene.

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