Blondie’s is proud to be one of Polarmoss’ United States, Northeast distributors. Relying on the high-quality of Polarmoss, we have utilized their products for many years in a wide range of design applications. Whether you are in need of bulk supplies or customized design elements, Blondie’s can provide a range of services including design, custom fabrication and installation and shipment of this versatile and unique product.
Each year, celebrated interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art and technology. Blondie’s is proud to participate in this year’s showhouse by providing the botanical decor including an exterior moss wall, water feature accents and greenery.
The Show House receives as many as 15,000 guests annually from across the nation. Since its inception, the Show House has raised over $21,000,000 for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, which currently reaches over 10,000 young people at nine locations throughout the Bronx. Today, the club is proudly one of the most prominent and responsive youth development agencies in New York City and a flagship of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
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Every year Blondie’s designers scour the markets for current trends, new materials and inspiring designs. This year we are seeing a continuation of using natural materials and sculptural branching only now with a boho edge of mixing in a hint of glamour and metal to earthtone palettes. Flocking has also seen a continued expansion into different interpretations and textures such as iced, frosted and crystal. Layered colors introduce a soft palette that complement and blend with the overall design, as well as a monochromatic palette that combines various finishes such as matte, gloss, pearlized, metal and soft fabric. Playfulness is being seen with the use of nostalgic figurines, animals such as owls and deer, as well as vintage and retro design concepts. Look for a futuristic edge as well, with the combination of transparent colors, unique lighting display and the application of metallic textures that is somewhere between technology and decor.
Check out Blondie’s Holiday House for more design ideas and inspiration: http://www.blondiestreehouse.com/holiday-house/
Contact us for a complimentary consultation: 914-777.6300.
Congratulations to our partners in the 170 Amsterdam, Equity Apartments project, Handel Architects for being shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture News Awards. This impressive building sits between Central Park to the east and the landscaped open space of the Lincoln Towers to the west. The building’s architecture and the exoskeleton that defines the exterior is derived from its location between these large green spaces. At ground level, the columns create a dynamic street wall, with the exposed structure angling into the sidewalk. That is where Blondie’s design principal, Tina Dituri served as landscape architect for the project. By creating mass plantings the in-ground garden beds are visually divided into blocks of color and texture. On the west side of the building a courtyard serves as a private garden for tenants. Here you will find lime green bistro tables set amongst a stand of River Birch and an electric blue sculpture titled “Tidal” by artist John Clementsit. The outdoor courtyard is mostly groundcover such as pachysandra and Hakonechloa macra with sporadic flourishes of perennials and is meant to be a visual green space that takes the user from the hard surfaces of urban dwelling to the lush and heady breadth of the forest understory.
The 236-unit apartment community “is an iconic new fixture on the Upper West Side and itself a livable work of art,” said George Kruse, first vice president of development with Equity Residential.
Located in New York’s Meatpacking district and adjacent to the High Line, this 3000 SF of exterior space offered a unique design opportunity. By combining two apartments, the clients created a wealth of exterior space, but it was a non-contiguous and unharmonious space. Blondie’s designers, Tina Dituri and Charles Casanova, sought to design spacious living and entertaining areas, while working around the confines of existing structural elements. On the list of the client’s must haves, were a spa area, a kitchen and a considerable amount of seating, without the added burden of storage. To accomplish the seating, 84 linear feet of deep concrete benches were custom fabricated and craned up to the site. Seat backs were angled and constructed of Ipe. This created seamless seating areas almost everywhere in the garden. The spa was created with multiple levels of steps that also act as benches. They surround the spa in what terminates at the top with spa level seating, creating an area that can be intimate, or also be the setting for a gathering. There is a shower just hidden from view adjacent to the spa. In the spa area, as well as wrapping to the long South seating area, a wall of lateral ipe fascia leads the eye from one side of the garden to the other. The crowning glory of the garden is a Jaume Plensa sculpture of a seated figure. It is placed reverently in a corner looking back toward the house. It is surrounded by upright Karl Foerster grasses, Vanderwolf Pine, Miscanthus, and various flowering perennials which make up the lovely frame for the entire garden.