Archive for December, 2009

Classic Holiday Home Decor by Lisa McInnis

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Before you know it, the holidays will be here. As many designers know, artificial holiday greenery and accessories, which are ready-made and durable, will allow you to decorate well ahead of the festivities.  This is ideal so you can relax  and focus on house company!

Even though we provide artificial holiday decorations, we prefer to have a natural and classic look, such as the work done by Lisa McInnis, a landscape designer, based in Norwalk, Connecticut. We are fortunate to know her for many years and we greatly admire her designs.  She expertly uses our artificial holiday greenery and fruit picks with real pine to bring class to anyone’s home.

Below are pictures of Ms. McInnis’ client’s home in Greenwich, Connecticut. Also be sure to check out her amazing portfolio on her website at:

Rita Konig Decorates with CFD's Lifelike Pines

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Thank you Rita for the mention on your NY Times Blog!

“They [CFD] have the best fir garlands, some already strung with lights, sprigs of mistletoe and other white and red berries.”

Rita Konig, decorator maven and contributor to British Vogue and Domino, creates stunning holiday decor for the Waverly Inn in the West Village. She expertly mixes real and artificial holiday greens, including our pine garlands and mistletoe.  A good tip by Rita is, “In restaurants, everything you use has to be fake — both for fire safety, and since the fir dries out too fast and the needles fall into customers’ soup, which interferes with the cheer.” At CFD, we make sure to carry fire-retardent holiday greenery.

Keep up with lovely Ms. Konig on her weekly blog at