BTH | Polarmoss

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.

Kips Bay Showhouse

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.

To purchase tickets to this unique event:
http://www.kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org/planyourvisit

Floral Trends 2014

This year’s floral trends promise to bring flashes of color, lush blossoms, dainty groupings and the integration of natural elements.

We’ve turned to IFD for their ever present ability to have their finger on the pulse.

 

Revival

This trend blends vintage fashion and art-deco with modern pop culture.

Encompassing nostalgic pastel hues of mint, blush-pinks and peach contrasting with accents of black and gold, compliment and intensify color.

Opulent and abundant lush groupings with clean silhouettes, contoured blooms such as antherium, orchids, calla lilies, compliment the wistful textures of softer astilbe, garden roses and peonies.

Arrangements are composed in high sheen containers and bold geometric architectural vessels as well as vintage crystal and mercury glass.

 

Grand Lodge

In this trend, luxe meets rustic, elegance fuses with mountain simplicity.

Natural materials blend with metals, glass and crystal that have luster and sheen.

Cream, stone, mossy greens, chestnut and blue-greys are the dominant colors of Grand Lodge.

Huge, staggered frames–either gilded or made of moss, or birch, transform flowers into works of art.

Grouping of found objects and romantic combinations of sweet peas, hydrangeas, clematis, luecadendron and dahlias are arranged in cut crystal containers, warm silver and china vases.

 

Confetti

Expressive color, bright hues and bold patterns define this trend.

A full color spectrum is gathered in daring and wild combinations such as tangerine, coral, fuchsia, pops of neon, turquoise and bright red.

Graduated tones of ombre and bold color blocking patterns are created with the intensity of poppies, gerberas, carnations, zinnias, sunflowers and proteas.

Bright Geometric vessels and container groupings keep this trend engaging and powerful.

 

Aquaculture

The allure of water with its flowing lines and reflective quality are the inspiration of this trend.

The colors are both soothing and intense and range from bright turquoise and rich indigo to the deep purple and lilac to stormy grey.

Blue delphinium, agapanthus, dark blue hydrangea and grape hyacinth combine with alliums, nigella, succulents and textured greens such as eucalyptus and Tillandsia.

Containers have organic finishes that include bubble shapes, textural ceramics with scalloped edges and the smooth curve of glass. Silver gray and weathered metals blend with polished river stone and driftwood to complete this look.

Designer Spotlight: Daria Snyder

Recently, Daria Snyder, Blondie’s National Design Consultant has been featured by Autograph Foliages.

Check out the article below or link to it here.

Daria Snyder has been an interior plantscape designer for nearly 30 years.  She develops & manages large national projects for Blondie’s Treehouse, Inc. based in New York. Working with Blondie’s, the sixth largest interiorscape company in the United States, she handles everything from holiday design to interior plantscapes, hotels to shopping venues. Based in Denver CO she is centrally located to service all national accounts.

Daria uses Autograph Foliages in a big way. Recently she was in charge of a project for a major hotel chain with many sites.  Daria says that our succulents provided the perfect elements for her design.  “They are so real both to the eye and to the touch”, she said.  Included was a 12′ by 6′ green wall of succulents, along with other elements like a custom Polyblend® podocarpus. “I love the non-fade part of the Polyblend®,” said Daria, “from shape to size and coloration, the plants were perfect.”

“For another project we created long trough planters in a number of food courts and filled them with succulents top-dressed with Autograph’s green moss. The end result for all of these projects has exceeded our demands and the client was thrilled”, said Daria.  “Autograph is my go-to resource for replica plants as well as holiday material.  I can always count on their customer service, the variety, and the ‘realness’ of their products.  I have so many choices and they custom fabricate whatever else I need.”

“One thing I love is that no matter what the exterior plant material palette is in any part of the country, they have the material available.  So, if I am working in the California area, the Southwest, or Northeast, they have the right artificial/replica plants for the geography.  To do what I do, I usually need huge variety and large quantities.  Autograph fills all my needs. Blondie’s does a lot of huge projects and when we need replica or holiday, Autograph fills all our needs whether it is a few plants or thousands.  It is great to have such an outstanding vendor to always be able to count upon.  Thanks Autograph.”

Daria Snyder
National Design Consultant  |  Blondie’s Treehouse Inc.