PAST PROJECTS: Bougainvilleas & Succulents at Shaquille’s Restaurant
Faux Bougainvillea Flowers & Succulents
What do faux bougainvillea flowers have in common with basketball? They were both featured at basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal’s Los Angeles restaurant!
Shaquille’s Restaurant opened in early 2019, and TreeScapes and PlantWorks provided faux bougainvillea flowers, succulents, and ivy.
It was very easy to identify Shaq’s restaurant at first sight. There was a bright purple SHAQUILLE’S sign, and a huge set of double doors. They were tall enough to accommodate Shaq’s considerable (7’1) height.
Our beautiful faux bougainvillea flowers covered the entire wall next to the front doors. You could peek through, but this patio offered guests plenty of privacy as they dined. Inside you could find rows of market lights, which added warmth and ambiance.
If you enjoy people watching, patio dining along the LA Live promenade is an ideal place. A mesh wall of flowers hides the seating area so you can do so discreetly. The restaurant also offers a place for celebrity guests wanting a bit more privacy.
Southern Comfort Meets Los Angeles Chic
The decor for this restaurant was especially important because it addressed two different themes: Los Angeles and the South.
Shaquille’s was right across the street from the Staples Center, and part of the Downtown L.A. Live complex. The area was frequented by NBA players, celebrities, and tons of basketball fans. It was the ideal location for a huge sports star like Shaq!
This location meant that his restaurant had to capture that Southern California, casual glam aesthetic.
The other side, though, was the cuisine and atmosphere. The chefs served up authentic and elevated Southern cooking. Menu options included comfort food classics like shrimp and grits, baked macaroni and cheese, deviled eggs, and fried green tomatoes.
The designer had to create a space that felt comfortable, cozy, and welcoming – even amidst the hustle and bustle of L.A.
Inside Shaq’s L.A. Restaurant
The inside of Shaquille’s boasted even more of our creations – fake Kentia palms, lillies, and potted plants. Assorted faux succulents added more lush greenery to the walls and interior.
Check out Shaq’s tweet which features a video!
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