Archive for the ‘Interior Decor’ Category

Don’t let Fall pass you by…

Friday, October 11th, 2013

We generally think of New York as a Fall city. The weather is crisp and cool. Just perfect for walking around, doing your shopping, and taking in the change in energy. Things speed up in the Fall because Christmas is right around the corner! Why not bring Fall plants and harvest foods into the home to take advantage of the short season.

The photo above is an arrangement at Macy’s made with our Artificial Fall Maple Foliage and Berry Branches. Our artificial Fall Foliage looks especially natural because each leaf is a silk screen print from a real leaf. The photo doesn’t really do it justice. If you have a chance, stop by Macy’s at 34th St. and admire the arrangement by Roy Owsley of Interior Foliage Design.

Edith Wharton's "The Mount"

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

For Memorial Day weekend, we made our way to cooler weather in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. Many folks have enjoyed the natural beauty of the towns and the artistic community for over a century. Some famous artists include Norman Rockwell, Herman Melville, and Edith Wharton, who have all lived and created their works in the Berkshires.

We were especially inspired by our visit to author Edith Wharton’s estate and gardens, “The Mount”. She was a significant contributor to literature as well as interior and landscape design. It was great to see her estate still well maintained and to have a glimpse of her artistic achievements.

Please see some highlights of our recent trip to “The Mount”.

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CFD’s 14 Ft Custom Handmade Magnolia Tree

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

We just finished building a 14 ft artificial Magnolia Tree for a client who moved to New York recently from the South. He used to have a Magnolia Tree in his yard and wanted to feel more at home in his New York loft.

It is not easy to get a 14 ft Tree up a New York high-rise. We carried the materials separately to the loft and drilled our large Silk Magnolia leaves into wood branches on location. However, the effort was worth it because the Magnolia tree nicely warms up an otherwise very expansive and stark space.

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: http://lmfinegardens.com/home.html

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 http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/tag/inside-out/