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April 11, 2011
OfficeScapesDirect offers selection of premium, cost-saving silk botanicals.
WHITE PLAINS, New York--For today’s office and business décor, decorating with artificial flowers, plants, and trees can be a smart business decision. To read more about botanicals, go to botanicals.Thanks to recent improvements in technology, the beauty of silk botanicals can brighten commercial spaces, and are available at OfficeScapesDirect.“Today’s quality silk botanicals are absolutely amazing compared to 10, even five, years ago,” interior designer Cathy Hobbs, ASID/LEED AP, said. “You just have to know where to find them since the market is still saturated with mediocre products that are a far cry from looking real. Fortunately, OfficeScapesDirect makes it easier than ever to have the highest quality silk botanicals delivered directly to businesses, with very easy set-up.”Before OfficeScapesDirect, the challenge for businesses has been finding top-notch silks without paying a pretty penny for custom creations. OfficeScapesDirect offers a wide selection and inventory of creative designs to complement business décor of all styles.Through its website,, shoppers can browse hundreds of affordable arrangements online, as well as a variety of plants and trees. The company also has a seasonal catalog that can be requested through its website.So what sets premium silks apart from the rest? “Simple,” Hobbs said. “They truly look and feel real. It all starts with the selection of the most natural-looking flower and foliage stems, and it ends with the design expertise in creating a finished product.” Today’s stems are artfully molded to replicate nature’s imperfections, such as twisted bark and the bumps and lumps of newly forming buds on a branch. Petals and leaves are airbrushed by hand to achieve the intricate, complex colors of fresh flowers and plants. Even the texture of silk botanicals has improved with petals and leaves realistically feeling soft and velvety. OfficeScapesDirect estimates that if a company spends $80 per week on fresh flowers for its lobby or reception area 52 weeks of a year, its total flower bill for seven years would be $29,120. Compare this to one stylish silk arrangement for $150 that lasts seven years or more. An investment of four such arrangements to rotate quarterly would amount to still only $600 for seven years. Thus, the savings would be $28,520. “Silk botanicals are a décor essential for businesses,” Hobbs added. “You can’t beat their cost-savings, plus they’re virtually maintenance-free. No more monthly fees from live plant services for watering plants, cleaning up fallen leaves, and freshening up flowers in vases.”Silk floral arrangements by OfficeScapesDirect range in size from small, eight-inch stylish bud vases to five feet tall centerpieces for large lobbies and reception areas. The company also offers a selection of artificial trees (palm, bamboo, ficus, to name a few), and varieties of faux plants and grasses. These are intended for brightening up hallways, file cabinets, book shelves, and cubicles. Tim Hennessy, cofounder of OfficeScapesDirect, said: “Our products are handmade in our own factory in Cincinnati, Ohio, by our design team that has more than 30 years of experience arranging silk and fresh flowers. We select a wide array of realistic materials for our designers to work with, including beautiful vases and containers. Our customer service is excellent, too, and we expertly package our products to arrive in perfect shape for easy display right out of the box. For businesses wanting designer-quality silk botanicals at reasonable prices, OfficeScapesDirect really is the best source.” Magnolias and orchids costs $99 and can be ordered directly from more information, visit To comment on this subject, go to