Rethinking ‘Fake Plants’: How High-End Custom Faux Botanicals Can Revitalize Spaces Where Real Plants Can’t

18 Jan | Artificial Plants, Design

Artisan handcrafted fake plants behind the Welcome Desk at Senna House, Scottsdale, AZ
Artisan handcrafted fake plants behind the Welcome Desk at Senna House, Scottsdale, AZ

Diving into the topic of fake plants might seem unusual for us, a dedicated interior plantscape company that has repeatedly marveled at the transformative power of real plant design in spaces. We understand that nature is not just a backdrop for our existence; it’s a fundamental pillar of our holistic wellness. Biophilic design has profoundly transformed our interactions with our built environments by revolutionizing how architects and interior designers approach projects. We are no longer only focusing on the visual aesthetic of a space or even the function of a design but addressing a fundamental need woven into our DNA. This innovative approach forges a more profound connection between humans and the natural world by integrating elements of nature into our everyday spaces. Within this design philosophy, plants take center stage, significantly elevating aesthetics and contributing to our mental and physical well-being. So, what do we do when design with living plants isn’t feasible?

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Cala at Senna House in Scottsdale, AZ, bespoke hanging garden with fake plants
Cala at Senna House in Scottsdale, AZ, bespoke hanging garden with fake plants

An Unexpected Solution: Navigating Design Where Plants Can’t Survive

In our idyllic world, spaces would be brimming with verdant greenery, evoking the sensation of working and sleeping beneath a tranquil, lush jungle canopy. However, as designers, we often confront the reality that integrating live plants into our designs isn’t always practical. Yet, before you contemplate removing this essential element from your design, let’s consider a radical shift in our perception. What if we told you that you can get a significant amount of the same benefits from fake plants as you do with live plants? We know what you are thinking- fake plants? Yes! The idea of fake plants might conjure up images of tacky, caricature-like cloth leaves and unconvincing plastic stems. However, there is a solution you might not have thought about. So, let’s explore reshaping the narrative around fake plants!

Plant Solutions’ Designer customizing artificial plant display at The Flower Shop in Ahwatukee, AZ
Plant Solutions’ Designer customizing artificial plant display at The Flower Shop in Ahwatukee, AZ

Transforming Spaces: The Impact of Exquisitely Crafted Fake Plants

At Plant Solutions, we’re passionate about the transformative power of plants. It is the reason why we do what we do. Plants make a difference in how you feel when entering a room. It’s unthinkable for any space to go without the uplifting benefits they provide. That’s why our artisans have worked tirelessly to craft exquisite replicas of living plants, so realistic that they are capable of deceiving even the most discerning eyes.

Fake Plant and Living Wall - Provision in Uptown Phoenix, AZ
Provision in Uptown Phoenix, AZ, mixed living and fake plant wall

Preserving Nature: The Unseen Power of Fake Plants in Biophilic Design

Plant Solutions’ custom faux botanicals are a high-end modern take on the old concept, far surpassing the outdated image of your grandmother’s fake plants. While not offering the same air purification or humidity control as their living counterparts, these botanicals hold a valuable place in biophilic design patterns. A prime example is the “Biomorphic Forms & Patterns” design approach, which uses design elements that mirror natural shapes and forms. Even though custom faux botanicals are not living and considered ‘fake plants’ they are designed to mimic real plants, providing a visual engagement with nature-like attributes. Custom faux botanicals are instrumental in spaces where maintaining live plants isn’t reasonable; these tailor-made fake plants effectively simulate nature’s calming influence and therapeutic benefits, enhancing the aesthetic appeal and overall atmosphere.

Artificial green wall and custom artificial plant design at The Flower Shop in Phoenix, AZ. Photo Credit: Addison Shinn, Wespac Construction
Artificial green wall and custom artificial plant design at The Flower Shop in Phoenix, AZ. Photo Credit: Addison Shinn, Wespac Construction

Forging Connections: How the Artistry of Custom Faux Botanicals Joins Urban Spaces with a Touch of Nature

At Plant Solutions, living plants are our obvious preferred choice—they are the very heart of our ethos. Yet, we understand that life’s pace and practicalities sometimes call for alternatives. That’s where our passion for crafting custom faux botanicals comes in. These high-end creations may not have roots in the soil, but they are deeply rooted in capturing the spirit of nature. They infuse our personal spaces with a tranquil ambiance that rejuvenates the soul, mirroring the calming influence of nature.

We may not be able to perfectly replicate the experience of a forest walk or the awe-striking grandeur of a mountain peak within our daily spaces. However, we can undoubtedly weave a sense of natural serenity into the fabric of our environments. Our mission? To ensure that every space, regardless of its limitations, gets to bask in the healing touch of nature. As designers, let’s continue to push boundaries, drawing inspiration from Mother Earth’s impeccable design and enriching our day-to-day lives by ensuring that the comforting presence of nature is but a breath away.

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