Monday, September 9, 2013

Remax Select Properties


Fall is the perfect time to celebrate the change of season, and the perfect time to change the scenery.  The Remax Select Properties office on Arbutus just got a new make over.  What do you think?


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Interior Design West - Gala

I had the opportunity to provide the Interior Design West Gala with some table top arrangements and a Breathe Living Wall. The wall is distributed by The Office Resource (TOR). It is a modular panel that can be custom ordered to fit any sized space. This particular one was suspended from the rafters as to not disturb the gorgeous walls of theVancouver Convention Centre second floor West. 


I wanted to get instant punch and fullness for the gala so I used some 6 inch baskets and a variety of foliage from lime green to silver and purple.  The contrast was breath taking with a hint of colour blocking and animal print reminiscent of the fashion runways of 2011.



The black tablecloths and the black and red of the miso bowl and TOR sign looked so elegant back lit by the afternoon light with the ocean and North Vancouver in the distance.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mobile Plant Service



Ki Living Art is proud to present the Mobile Plant Service       

We will come to your office with a wonderful selection of small desktop arrangements.

We would be happy to help with any home staging or special event.
Simply let us know where and when and we will do the rest.

We look forward to hearing from you

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Re/Max Phase Two - Floor Plants


After phase one of the living wall, I was looking forward to the doing the floor plants.  They are the missing element in any interior space.  They help the space feel like a home, they warm it up in a way that is so profound it is hard to describe.  The very next morning after the instillation I received a phone call from Re/Max, they were so happy with their new plants.  The receptionist said people used to come out to see her and now they come out and all they see are the beautiful plants, they have stolen the lime light.






This beautiful terrazzo zen bowl is the perfect coffee table piece.


Down a very long hallway the Ficus is perfectly backlit, sticking at a distance and even better up close.  
                                          
                                     
 The living wall is growing like crazy!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

West End Patio


Overlooking Coal Harbour a very modern simplistic look for a clients patio, clean lines and natural forms framed by beautiful stones, all with low maintenance plants, he loved it!  
It compliments his style perfectly.

These topiary boxwoods frame the breathtaking view, mimicking the trees below.  I just gave them a trim this day, as they were from a project I managed when I worked at Kermodi.

The portulaca planter sits nestled between two low patio chairs offering a splash of colour.  By mid summer they will cascade down over the edge.

                                   
 The set of three containers in the corner are all works of art on their own but look even better together.




Saturday, June 2, 2012

DIRTT Breathe Living Wall

I just completed a living wall for the new ReMax office on Arbutus street in Kerrisdale.  It was a very interesting project as the wall faces the east but is also only a few feet away from the south facing window on the side of the wall.  I was using a new living wall system created by DIRTT called the Breathe Living Wall purchased through The Office Resource (TOR) and as far as they have said this is only the second wall to be built in Vancouver.  It is a modular wall system and the 6 inch containers slide and lock into place using a trough and wick system that draws water from below.






There were 63 containers in total, so 63 plants, approximately 4 feet X 5 feet and the exposure allowed me to choose some really unique and beautiful tropical plants that don't get used very often indoors as there is usually not enough light.  The colour scheme inside is a dark cherry wood, silver, grey and red wall, so I used plants that accent and compliment the scheme, red, orange, purple, silver and icy blue.  It looks gorgeous and is growing so fast, the setcresea is flowering already!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Matt and Amanda's Wedding

When Matt and Amanda asked me to do their wedding flowers I was honoured.  There needed to be about 26 arrangements for the tables, some small like this and a few large ones like below.