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Post by Christine on April 11th, 2011 · Comments Off
By Christine Cox, Creative Director
My favourite Greenscape design project to date would have to be the beautiful Woven Wood Wall that we created for the award winning Creations Lounge at the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre in Edmonton.
Working hand in hand with Mona Foreman from Sheffield Design, we designed a 20’ long by 10’ tall hand crafted piece of art!
The concept was to create an organic, basket woven effect out of wood—no easy task. Starting with custom fabricated raw birch wood veneer, we spent hours on our hands and knees working to make each piece unique.
We hand-split the veneer pieces to give them a more natural finished edge and then hand-stained them in various shades to give a nice gradation of colour throughout the piece. We rigged cable and wrapped it with birch poles to act as our vertical points at 1’ intervals and then began to weave. After the horizontal pieces were in place, we added accent twigs and moss to create a highly organic, living effect. Upon completion, this was a highly sustainable, eco friendly, high impact art wall manufactured entirely in Canada, using natural Canadian products and renewable girl power.
Mona from Sheffield Design took her inspiration for the lobby and restaurant renovation from the rich culture of the Cree Nations. Her vision is a treat for the senses and is absolutely stunning, with looming 24’ evergreen trees (also provided by us), an enormous dream catcher, vast badlands hoodoos, a 17’ long water wall feature, floating fire pit, and even an art gallery that presents new works throughout the year. This unique space is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen and I am so proud to have been able to be a part of bringing it to life.
Post by Corinne Kessel on April 11th, 2011 · Comments Off
By Corinne Kessel, Principal
At Greenscape Design & Décor, we love the unique creative challenge of working with different wedding planners and couples to plan their special day. Every couple has their own distinct style and our wedding team works diligently to ensure that our décor designs reflect the individual personalities of our diverse bridal clients.
Wedding trends change from year to year, and what is showcased in bridal magazines often takes a huge budget to pull off. At Greenscape, we can provide cost effective décor solutions and can work within any budget to help carry your theme and colour choices throughout your event. Our large selection of rental inventory ensures that all design visions are possible and our in-house design build studio ensures quick turnaround for custom orders. Our 100% reusable and recyclable décor is also perfect for eco-conscious couples.
Three interesting themes that we have seen emerge so far this year: Glitz, Grace, and Glam.
Crystals, glass, pearls, and rhinestones are embellishing everything from hair ornaments, to dresses, to veils, to bouquets, centerpieces, and large décor items.
For hairstyles, Greenscape has created hair pins, hair vines, and bird cage veils that incorporate crystal accents with feathers or florals to create vintage glamour. Popular choices for flower girls include iridescent fairy wings and sparkly wands and baskets of shimmer flakes, diamond confetti, or rose petals.
For high impact décor pieces, jeweled décor pieces are popular this season. From trees made entirely of dazzling glass ice crystals to natural twig structures strung with crystal rope garlands, the look is elegant and classic.
This theme is subtle, soothing and features single colour combinations or tone on tone mixes. Arrangements that have a just-picked or a looser more casual look are still a popular choice. White never goes out of style and many bridal flowers are available in whites and off-whites. New neutrals include greys and browns, which are very urban and work well if your venue is a modern restaurant or hotel.
Utilizing the same colour tones but creating arrangements of different sizes and shapes are also a way to add a more interesting feel and to create a less “coordinated” look. Unique vase filler include sea shells, glass pebbles, acrylic ice and fresh fruits such as lemons and limes.
This theme is diverse and high contrast. From mixing and matching table shapes and sizes, incorporating bright and bold colours, and “blow-out-bouquets” that incorporate exotic florals, feathers, beads, and handmade elements – the look is fun, discordant and energizing.
Vivid lime orchids and sultry peacock feathers create a fresh and dynamic feel for this winter (yes winter!) wedding in Edmonton. Live orchids and peacock feathers are not abundant in Edmonton in the winter, but were integral to this couple’s theme so they were a perfect example of when “sometimes fake is better!”
Contact us today to book your complimentary 30 minute wedding décor consultation!
Post by Corinne Kessel on April 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments
By Corinne Kessel, Principal
Richmond Centre had a dream of a spring of epic proportions this year.
Along with our design friends at Three Dimensional Services, we helped achieve their vision by creating a 15 foot tall traditional wishing tree to which mall patrons could attach their wishes folded in the shape of flowers. Richmond Centre desired an interactive display that would celebrate spring and surround their guests with brightly coloured flower beds, a bamboo forest, and a wooden bridge.
The featured Flowering Wishing Tree also serves another special purpose. For every wish that gets attached to the Flowering Wish Tree, Richmond Centre will donate $1 to the Children’s Wish Foundation—a very worthy cause that grants a favourite wish for children afflicted with a high risk, life-threatening illness.
Richmond Centre’s Blossom display is up until Saturday, April 23rd, so be sure to bring your wish to Richmond Centre and attach it to the Flowering Wishing Tree to make your wish come true and that of a special child in need. Visit their Customer Care Centre in the mall or visit their facebook page for more details and instructions for making an origami tulip.