Indoor Plants

         Humans are the only animal that domesticate other animals, even since the stone age humans had dog and cat ancestors for companionship. Now with indoor plants, the practice of growing them inside is unclear. The earliest historians can trace is back in the babylonian empire.  The king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar married his Persian Queen, Amyst, she felt isolated in the marble and stone palace. To make his queen feel better Nebuchadnezzar built her the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Hanging various types of plants from the ceiling and having gardeners make a flower grow upside down, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon became one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and possibly what created the idea of having plants indoors.

 

House plants can also date back to the Romans. Romans were party people who loved to have their homes elegantly beautiful lined with expensive marble vases which were filled with many types of flowers.

 

 

A few hundred years later, Christopher Columbus and other explorers travel to discover the americas and there they fall in love with the exotic plants. They decide to ship them back to Spain, Portugal, Italy, even France. Doing this made them learn that the climate was too different for the plants causing scientist to create the greenhouse, a way to be able to have the exotic plants survive, which then of course grew and became very popular.

 

 

Centuries later we come to what is commonly known as the office plant. When women started to overtake the business world and man the workplace they brought along a sense of making the environment women friendly, thus made plants common in office buildings.  

 

 

 

Here’s some more cute ways you can incorporate plants in your home for better air and to feel comfortable!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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American Society of Interior Design Weekend

This past weekend the A.Clore team was fortunate to win the award for best commercial interior design space at the annual ASID design competition. The weekend was filled with joy and our team is very proud to say our hardwork has paid off. The project that was recognized for the award was a design from November 2016; Suite for a Knight.

On another note, the weekend was also very special because our head designer and owner of A.Clore Interiors, Amber Clore was inducted as president of the American Society of Interior Designers of North Florida.  Amber’s goal for ASID is to advocate the profession of Interior Design and continue to further develop her knowledge and expertise in all aspects of the industry. Very ecstatic to be honored with such a role the native Floridian and long time interior designer is ready to take on the tasks and flourish her touch of design as President of ASID.

Here is some more information from the design that won our team best commercial interior design space:

    The owner of a fast paced tech company approached the design firm with the challenge of renovating his executive suite so that he would “actually use it.” After quick observation, it was clear the CEO had a love for sports! Thus began the design concept to create a space that showcases the talent of the firm and the personality of its leader and still be a useful space. Starting off with the company’s signature limey-green, and combining in the alma mater colors of black and gold, a color palette was born!

Time management was definitely a task for this busy CEO. Changing the space in the quickest way possible, NO VOC paint was used to paint the walls and trim. The design team wanted the architecture of space to stand out so the trim was painted dark throughout. Several feature walls were created throughout the space by the use of trim molding and wallpaper. A unique AV challenge was solved by creating a decorative trim pattern on the the TV wall. This was framed in a geometric pattern that created a channel for the cords to go through. Along with the detail trim work, 2 murals were added to the spaces as feature walls. A graffiti wall in the executive office, and a custom photograph from my clients collection. When mentioning being able to take a photo and blow it up on the wall, he got very excited. Toning the colors down to a sepia, the team was able to create the bold backdrop that sets the space apart. After checking in with the client, he professed that he now loves walking into his office every day and holds regular meetings with his staff in the lounge to show it off!

 

Here’s some more pictures from the weekend!

 

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