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Fabricated Birch Tree at The Deck at Moonshine Flats

Fabricated Birch Tree for The Deck at Moonshine Flats

Fabricated trees are popular options to use as restaurant décor, and we created an amazing fabricated birch tree for The Deck at Moonshine Flats.

 

San Diego’s downtown Gaslamp Quarter is full of restaurants and bars to visit, but Moonshine Flats has an original feature you don’t often see: a back yard!

 

This area is known as The Deck, and it’s where you can find our fabricated birch tree – among other features:

 

The Deck at Moonshine Flats features a casual vibe, delicious smokehouse BBQ menu and fun casual cocktails.

 

With a more relaxed atmosphere than its hard partying counterpart, The Deck is open 7 days and nights a week and features backyard style games including corn hole, shuffleboard and ping pong.

 

The Deck is a completely open air venue, with a retractable roof, large tree in the center and iron gates that serve as the front doors.”

 

The retractable roof allows the San Diego sunshine to light up the space. The fabricated birch tree doesn’t need sun to stay healthy, but it also won’t be damaged by it.

 

Common concerns about fabricated trees include how well they will survive the elements. This tree features UV Inhibiting (UVI) foliage that won’t fade in the sun.

 

There’s a lot to take in at The Deck, with fun options at every turn. Board games, a pool table, arcade games, a huge projector, and 16 LED screens give you plenty of choices to enjoy while you’re there.

 

Of course, we can’t forget about the huge selection of beer and BBQ available as well!

 

The tree used here is fabricated, which means it is a completely customized creation.

 

We also create replica birch trees, which feature natural wood trunks and foliage that perfectly mimics the real thing.

 

Our replica and fabricated birch trees have been used in projects around the world, including malls, art installations, and amusement parks.

Fabricated Birch Tree at The Deck at Moonshine Flats
Fabricated Birch Tree at The Deck at Moonshine Flats
Fabricated Birch Tree - Images From The Deck at Moonshine Flats

Hospitality Design Trends 2020 – What’s Staying In Style

Hospitality design trends are constantly changing, but there are always some favorites that stick around season after season.

 

2020 is no exception – the new decade has inspired some exciting new hospitality design trends for hotels, restaurants, and bars. This article on 2020 décor and design trends will bring you up to speed on what’s staying in season. Once you’re updated on what should stay, check out our follow up article on new trends in hospitalty design for the new decade! 

 

Going Green

“Green” is the key word this year. Recycled, reused, and responsibly sourced materials are quickly becoming the norm, along with designs that harmonize with nature. Hotel Tech Report named “LEED Certification” as one of 100+ Hotel Trends to Watch in 2020:

 

“Short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, this global certification (LEED) measures the eco-friendliness of a building.”

 

TreeScapes’ preserved palm fronds and palm tree bark encased tree trunks are made with recycled plant material. They are so resource-efficient that they qualify for up to 90% of their purchase price in LEED credits!

 

Lodging Magazine’s article, Eight Ways to Foster Wellness and Interconnectedness Through Hotel Design, mentioned how going green is also inspiring color choices:

 

“The urge to reconnect with nature in today’s society is also affecting color selection. Nature-themed colors are in.”

 

Biophilic Design

The other side of the green trend is something that’s been going on for a while and may continue through the entire decade: biophilic design. It’s often described as bringing the outside inside, or In and Out design. Research has found that humans are happier, healthier, and more productive when nature is brought indoors.

 

Noted interior designer Cristina Villalon discussed this in her Smart Meetings article Hotel Trends from a Celebrity Designer:

 

“Biophilic design connects a visitor with nature. As many people spend most of their time indoors, they crave moments of interaction with nature. Biophilic design provides a way to meet those needs by creating a habitat in our built environments.”

 

It’s not just about aesthetic appeal and stress relief, though. Biophilic design makes financial sense! Terrapin Bright Green released The Economics of Biophilia, a white paper that detailed how the presence of plants and trees can increase profits:

 

“When shown images of greener retail settings, respondents indicated that an acceptable price to pay was 20% higher for an item in convenient shopping (e.g., a sandwich for lunch), 25% higher for general shopping (e.g., a new jacket or watch), and 15% more for specialty shopping (e.g., a gift for a family member) (55. Wolf, 2005 ).

 

The addition of plant life into the realm of retail shopping appears to act as a stimulus that boosts the image perception and economic viability of stores.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about these hospitality design trends, check out our free Basics of Biophilic Design white paper.

 

Indoor Trees

This trend started in the twenty-teens, and we’re proud that we played a role in increasing the popularity of indoor trees as hospitality décor. Our replica Mediterranean Olive Trees at the RH (formerly known as Restoration Hardware) 3 Arts Club Café helped to spearhead this trend.

 

We’ve also created and installed indoor Cherry Blossom, Birch, Acacia, Palm, and Oak trees at restaurants around the world!

 

The Eater included indoor trees in their article The Stunning Restaurant Design Trends Most Likely to Take Over 2020:

 

“In 2020, I’m expecting to see folks push the envelope with their hanging gardens, indoor trees, and wall-to-wall leaves and show us something we haven’t seen yet.”

 

In another article, Forget Your Fiddle-Leaf Figs: 2020 Restaurant Decor Is All About the Booth Tree, suggests that “trees growing out of the backs of booths are among the lushest restaurant design trends.

 

Social Media Appeal

Instagram walls and photo-friendly spaces will continue to grow in popularity this decade. Our customized green walls, flower walls, and vertical gardens make ideal selfie spots for your guests! Parterre Flooring mentions this in their article, 10 Restaurant Design Trends to Watch in 2020:

 

Social media also allows users to experience a restaurant before they even step inside the door. They can look at pictures of the restaurant’s design aesthetic, and of the food (either from the restaurant’s own social media account or from others who have posted content and tagged the location).”

 

Tips from the article How Technology Can Help Restaurants to Serve Millennial & Gen Z Better include offering free wifi, online booking, and even using AV/VR to entice diners.

 

ProGroup Contracting had similar advice in their article 2020 Hotel Design Trends to Keep at The Cutting Edge and Remain Competitive:

 

Being that Instagram is one of the most effective marketing tools for building brand awareness, hotels need to create spaces that are Instagram-worthy. This means using quirky and playful designs to create unique spaces to become Instagrammable.”

 

Giving your space social media appeal is easier than it sounds! Our free infographic and white paper, How to Make the Next Instagrammable Space, offers inspiration, ideas for hospitality design trends, real world success stories, and a easy to implement tips.

 

Faux Plants

Designing with plants fits right in with the trends of going green and using biophilic design. The twist for 2020, though, is that artificial plants are taking center stage! Part of this was spurred by another recent and unfortunate trend: dead plants on display.

 

The Eater summed up the problem in their 2018 article, We Need to Talk About Dead Houseplants in Restaurants:

 

“Dining room greenery is perfect for Instagram, but only if the plants are alive.”

 

Artificial plants are big in home design, and that has carried over to the hospitality industry. Forbes offered insight in the article Americans Will Shop High-Low For Home Furnishings, And 5 Other Decorating Trends In 2020:

 

“Artificial plants always look perfect and have that feel of foliage.”

 

Wondering what’s brand new for 2020? Be sure to read our follow up article, New Hospitality Design Trends 2020!

Fully Organic Preserved Palm Trees by International TreeScapes
Preserved Palm Trees at Margaritaville in Las Vegas, NV
Artificial plants at Bobby Flay’s Shark Restaurant at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV
Faux bougainvillea at Shaquille’s Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA
Replica Acacia tree at Queensyard Restaurant at Hudson Yards in New York, NY
Custom fabricated tree at Sushisamba Restaurant in London, England
Faux floral wall at CATCH restaurant at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV
Artificial green walls at IPIC theater in Delray Beach, FL
Instagrammable Place: Vanderpump Cocktail Garden Flowers Greenery
Artificial plant wall at Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Cesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV

Faux Lemons at the Bellagio Conservatory

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is a highlight for visitors to the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The exhibits there rotate throughout the year, with a new theme and design for each of the four seasons, plus one for Chinese New Year.

 

The Summer 2019 attraction, La Dolce Vita, was described in their press release as a Scenic Summer Journey Through Italy:

 

La Dolce Vita comes to life inside Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens as guests are invited to experience the scenery, scents and sounds of an Italian summer.

 

Envisioned by designer Ed Libby and Bellagio’s Horticulture team, the dazzling display invites guests on a romantic holiday through four picturesque regions of the country…”

 

These exhibits always feature an array of real flowers, and last summer was no exception. 57,000 total flowers were on display! These were accented by beautiful faux lemons, lemon branches, and lemon foliage provided by TreeScapes & PlantWorks.

 

“Beginning as a tribute to the island of Capri, it brings guests under a canopy of lemon tree branches and greenery evocative of the entrance to the famous Da Paolino restaurant as water streams from an 8-foot fountain at the center of the canopy.”

 

Bellagio Botanical Gardens Welcome Summer Italiano, Las Vegas Newswire

 

“The east garden, full of lemons, represents the Isle of Capri, while the west garden has a 20-foot fountain that pays homage to the Fontana dell’Ovato in Villa d’Este.”

 

Bellagio Unveils New Italian Summer Conservatory Exhibit, Best of Las Vegas

 

Our replica faux lemons add life and color to any environment. We’ve had the chance to use them in several other projects, including the Tutor Perini Corporate Headquarters in Las Vegas. We provided the client with ten artificial Meyer Lemon trees – each about nine feet tall!

 

Our artificial lemon trees can also be found in grocery stores, including various Cardenas Markets.

 

In 2010 we created a series of nine specially designed, twelve-foot-tall lemon trees for Veloce Cibo, the restaurant that was on the 16th floor of the M Resort in Las Vegas. Almost Pop Art, these trees re-created fun, realistic lemons using natural wood and great detail to be botanically correct.

 

Lemons symbolize vitality, optimism, cleansing, and love. If you’d like to incorporate replica lemon trees or faux lemons in your next design, contact us today!

Artificial Indoor Trees at New NYC Restaurant Queensyard

Artificial indoor trees from TreeScapes & PlantWorks make a big impact when used as restaurant décor. We’re pleased to have provided a number of trees to famous eateries across the globe, including this recent New York project.

 

The Hudson Yards development is a multi-use space that invites visitors to “Live, Shop, Work & Dine in New York”. One of the dining options is the British inspired restaurant, bar, and café called Queensyard (also known as “queensyard”).

 

We created realistic, impactful replica trees to complement the design and décor.

 

“Creating a comfortable, homelike atmosphere was a fundamental consideration in the restaurant’s concept and design.”

 

“The genesis of the name itself alludes to D&D’s British origin, where the term “yard” refers to small meeting places, and also refers back to the origin of this site, the rail yard.

 

Our design reflects those influences — culture, site and history — blending the warm environment of an English country home with a modern aesthetic.”

 

English Invasion: New Restaurant Brings British Isles to New York City, Restaurant Development & Design magazine

 

The owners and designers focused on design accents that evoked authenticity: low, hand painted wood ceilings, shelves filled with intriguing British collectables, and trees that feel right out of an English countryside.

 

Queensyard also features touches of irreverent British flair, like interactive cocktails that double as mini art pieces, quirky flavor combinations, and bathrooms that only play songs by Queen.

 

There’s even a halibut dish that’s billed as an interpretation of the classic American treat, Rocky Road ice cream! Guests can enjoy formal dining, mixed drinks, or royal tea and scones.

 

The restaurant features two types of reproduction trees: Replica Acacia trees and Replica Oak. Both are significant in British culture, and prominent throughout the United Kingdom.

 

Our artisans paired natural wood trunks with handcrafted foliage, made from molds of real Acacia and Oak leaves. These artificial indoor trees will stay green, and never need any watering or trimming.

 

Faux indoor trees are increasingly popular in restaurants, but Queensyard has a slightly different aesthetic.

 

Many establishments focus on one statement tree, like the replica Cherry Blossom tree at Okura Sushi, or the replica Mediterranean Olive Tree in the center of CATCH restaurant in Vegas.

 

Queensyard has opted to place multiple faux Acacia and Oaks throughout the space, giving guests ample opportunities to dine and socialize beneath the trees. They provide a warm, inviting look that’s as memorable as it is beautiful!

 

Queensyard is part of D&D London, a restaurant and hospitality firm that includes 43 diverse establishments. The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yard are a curated collaboration from world renowned chef Thomas Keller and famed restaurateur and developer Kenneth A. Himmel.

 

Queensyard was designed by Nancy J. Ruddy, Founding Principal of CetraRuddy, an award-winning global architecture and interior design firm based in New York. The walls feature custom murals by American artist Sarah Moore.

Queensyard Restaurant Additional Images
Image Credits: All photographs by Will Stanley, courtesy of QueensyardNYC.com

Restaurant Plants: Bobby Flay’s Shark at the Palms

Restaurant plants can add color and life to any eatery. TreeScapes & PlantWorks were pleased to provide replica plants for Bobby Flay’s newest Vegas restaurant, Shark.

 

The chef’s first new restaurant in five years (and first high end restaurant in fifteen years) had to be spectacular – especially by Las Vegas standards!

 

The food there is described as “Seafood and Sushi with a Latin beat”, and the name was inspired by existing artwork at Palms Casino Resort:

 

“Damien Hirst’s controversial shark sculpture in Unknown Bar at the center of the Palms inspired the name. “When I saw the shark, I knew that was going to the name of the restaurant,” he says.

 

The artwork from British artist Damien Hirst features a 13-foot tiger shark, caught by a fisherman in Australia, and divided into three segments of steel and glass tanks, preserved in formaldehyde.

 

The bar gets its name from the artwork, dubbed The Unknown (Explored, Explained, Exploded) from 1999.”

Eater Las Vegas

 

The restaurant design was expertly done by Rockwell Group, who have also led many other iconic hospitality projects. The Shark dining room “was inspired by the open courtyards found in Central and South America”.

 

Our artificial plants factor prominently throughout the space, but the faux ivy is the most dramatic element:

 

“A covered outdoor dining terrace feels like a backyard, with fabric awnings on the ceiling and vines growing on back wall.

 

Black and white cement tiles in a random geometric pattern add a graphic, dynamic feel in contrast to the warmth of the restaurant interior.”

Rockwell Group, Palms Casino & Resort

 

The ivy stretches along the walls in a natural pattern that makes it seem like it’s really growing inside the restaurant. We also provided additional restaurant plants: replica fishtail palms, traveler’s palms, cropped grass, and fiddle leaf figs.

 

These plants are on display in front of the entrance, between tables, and in planter boxes throughout. Lights provided by Focus Lighting complete the rich, welcoming design.

 

2019 was a big year for us and restaurant plants; we provided gorgeous faux floral walls and a replica Mediterranean Olive Tree for CATCH at Aria, also in Las Vegas.

 

Other restaurant plant projects for us included a stunning replica cherry blossom tree for Okura Sushi in La Quinta, and artificial bougainvillea and succulents for Shaquille’s in Los Angeles.

 

If you’re seeking restaurant plants, flowers, or trees, we urge you to consider our artificial creations! Our replica and fabricated greenery require minimal maintenance (no watering!), never die or lose color, and won’t trigger any allergy concerns.

 

Another element to consider is the scent of natural plants and flowers. These smells are often beautiful, but they can compete with the appetizing smells of food offered in your restaurant. It’s the same reason many restauranteurs use unscented candles at their tables.  

 

If you dine at Shark, be sure to stop by the Revolve pop up clothing shop nearby. The Revolve x Palms flower wall is another TreeScapes & PlantWorks creation, and it’s a top selfie spot in the city!

Restaurant Plants Gallery: Bobby Flay's Shark at the Palms

Cherry Blossom Artificial Indoor Tree at Okura Sushi

Decorating with an artificial indoor tree can bring beauty, comfort, and a luxurious experience to your restaurant or business.

 

One of the most popular options for an artificial indoor tree has to be our life size faux cherry blossom tree!

 

Okura Sushi recently reopened their La Quinta, California restaurant, and included one of our cherry blossoms in the design.

 

Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar has two locations in California: Laguna Beach, and La Quinta.

 

The La Quinta restaurant recently moved to a new, larger, spot near the original location. This busy location is in a prominent spot, right in the middle of a busy Coachella Valley intersection.

 

Owner Jay Lee knew she needed to make a statement when the restaurant reopened, so she called upon Statewide Services Inc. to make her dream into a reality.

 

We were pleased to work with them and create the perfect tree for this establishment – a dramatic artificial indoor cherry blossom tree.

 

“Palm Desert-based Statewide Services Inc. did the renovation and design, with Lee’s input every step of the way, turning the interior into a work of art, beginning with the cherry tree in the center of the main dining room.

 

Okura Sushi was among the most challenging of the restaurant redesigns the company has been involved with, Lua said.

 

‘This is by far the most unique restaurant of the lot,’ he said.

 

The details of the design and finishes ‘really took on a shape of a very contemporary L.A./Hollywood vibe’ that doesn’t currently exist in the valley, he said.” –  The Desert Sun

 

Other décor elements include gold Kriskadecor chains and chandeliers, a “Geisha Angel” mural, a 4-foot-tall bronze Buddha statue, and cherry blossom wallpaper. Our cherry blossom tree is the centerpiece that anchors the room. You can even see it from outside the restaurant – the window in the door gives you a sneak peek at the tree inside!

 

If you’re seeking unique design features, custom fabricated artificial indoor trees are an ideal choice. They’re handmade to your exact specifications, by talented and innovative artisans.

 

Click here to learn more about our artificial indoor and outdoor cherry blossom trees.

Okura Sushi Cherry Blossom Tree Gallery

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.”

Paramount Miami WorldCenter Photo Gallery
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Black Olive Trees

Black Olive Tree History

The Black Olive Tree (Bucida buceras) is a tropical tree native to Central America and most of the Caribbean, though some experts believe its origins may have reached north to the Florida Keys.

 

Usage

Before gaining commercial popularity for ornamental use, it was primarily used as a source for lumber, as the trunk is dense, heavy and very close grained. It is a favorite choice of wood for boat builders. 

 

Appearance

Generally, Black Olive Trees will reach heights ranging from 20 to 80 feet, and develop strong, sturdy, large diameter trunks covered by a thick, dense gray, deeply fissured bark. The tree canopy grows dense and tight, with most branching spreading outward and horizontally.

 

Small, smooth, oval leaves emerge a light/medium green, and mature to a deep, slightly blue toned green. They grow along unusual zig-zagged formed stems. Some trees also grow a sharp thorn-like spine on old growth behind the leaf node. Tiny yellowish-green to golden-beige petal-less flowers cover the entire canopy. It spouts an inedible fruit that is attractive to birds.

 

Growth & Durability

As a whole, the species is highly salt tolerant. It puts down deep anchoring roots, making it able to endure high winds with little damage. Breakage within the canopy and the loss of geotropism (knowing up from down, and which way to grow) was also called out as a fault in this species following examination after intense hurricanes.

 

However, in the overall, Black Olive Trees held up as well as any other species, and better than most. The root system grows deep and downward and does not spread outward, so this tree can be safely planted within 6 to 8 feet of walls, sidewalks, and other appurtenances without fear of future problems developing.

 

The Shady Lady Black Olive grows more dense, tight, uniform, and it is smaller, growing to an average of 20 to 30 feet at maturity it is even better suited for street, parking lot, and other commercial and urban applications.

 

Black Olive Tree Fruit

Despite the common name, this tree (Bucida buceras) is completely unrelated to the edible olive (Olea europaea). The Black Olive nomer is likely the result of the vague resemblance of the fruit to the familiar edible olive (mostly round with a single seed). The fruit of Bucida buceras, however, has little pulp and is not edible.

 

Artificial Black Olive Trees

Treescapes & PlantWorks create Black Olive Tree trunks is one of two different ways. We either use one or more natural wood tree trunks, or we custom design and construct steel inner-core tree trunks with bark castings made from real trees. The advantage to our custom designed trees and trunks is that are tailored to meet our customer’s exact size and color requirements.

 

We have built trees at 6’ in overall height as well as those that have towered more than 30’ above the ground level. Additionally, we have constructed trees with various canopy shapes and varying foliage densities.

 

Our artificial foliage comes with variegated leaf coloring bringing forth botanically accurate shading and detail. We offer inherently fire retardant foliage for indoor use as well as ultraviolet inhibiting foliage for outdoor applications.

 

Our faux replica Black Olive Trees and fabricated Black Olive Trees are suitable for many design styles, and they have been installed in restaurants and hotels across the world! If you’re interested in a fabricated or replica Black Olive Tree for your next hospitality or décor project, contact us today for further details.

 

References:

“It’s All About Balance – The Story of Black Olive Tree” – Emerald Garden Goddess

“Bucida buceras” – Florida Gardener

“How to Maintain a Shady Lady Tree” – SF Gate

artificial black olive tree, artificial olive tree sale, replica olive tree at Kennesaw School in Georgia
Black Olive Tree Photo Gallery

Happy 30th Birthday to The Mirage!

On November 22nd, 1989, The Mirage Hotel & Casino officially opened its doors. It was the largest hotel in the world at the time, and the first casino/resort built in Vegas in 16 years.

 

After The Mirage opened in 1989, Southern Nevada witnessed a decade-long boom, experiencing construction and population growth not seen in the United States since the Gold Rush of the 1840s and 1850s.”

 

History of Gaming in Nevada

 

Many of our artisans played an important role in creating the artificial plants and trees for the launch of The Mirage. Lifescapes International, Inc. created the magnificent design that included more than 200 preserved palm trees. These, along with artificial plants and trees, adorned the lobby, arching and forming canopies over the walkways. 

 

The preserved Exotic Washingtonia Robustas with natural tree trunks looked real, because they’re made with real palm fronds! Our proprietary preservation systems “immortalizes” the foliage so it maintains its look and shape, but doesn’t require watering or maintenance. The end result was a lush oasis in the midst of the desert, which epitomized the mirage in the resort’s name.

 

These preserved trees are considered by many to have launched the proliferation of palm trees (real, preserved, and fabricated) in Vegas. As noted in the LA Times:

 

“It’s phenomenal. It’s just unbelievable. Every project that we’re doing requires palm trees.”

 

Vegas Landscapes Betting on Palm Trees

 

Today The Mirage remains as one of the city’s premiere attractions.

 

In that time, we’ve created and installed thousands of plants and trees for casinos, hotels, and restaurants, in Vegas and beyond.

 

TreeScapes and PlantWorks extend a very happy birthday to The Mirage and all the team members that made this iconic property! 

 

Learn more about preserved palm trees

Learn more and see images of our casino projects

Preserved Palm Trees at The Mirage
Dispensary design decor

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

Dispensary design decor
Dispensary design decor