Vistafolia rises to the challenge of a sombre staircase. We were recently hired by a Chelsea Manhattan New York resident to help bring some of this greenery closer to home. Our client, who lives on a suburban street in the neighbor, is the owner of a residence with a paved outdoor seating area and an antique, wrought iron staircase finished in gunmetal grey with intricate scrollwork and silver studs.
Unfortunately, the bare brick walls running alongside and to the front of the staircase gave the feature a stark and gloomy look and, the client was looking to brighten up the gloom without having to deal with costly and time-consuming maintenance of living plants.
The Vistafolia team noticed that, in addition to the bare walls running the length of the staircase, the areas at the foot of the stairs and, underneath the risers, also looked bare and uninviting. The first step was to install our signature panels of wild foliage for the staircase wall. Color boxes in tones of lavender were then added to frames to add the illusion of light against the rich green leaves. Our three-panel solution and color boxes ensured that each wall was different in order to avoid a completely uniform look, resulting in the effect of wild plants growing along the staircase. Once the wall panels were installed, the spaces at the foot of the stairs and underneath the risers were filled with potted greenery shrubs in a light green in order to brighten up these dark spaces.
Stepping into the light. As our client is away from home a lot, the fact that the Vistafolia foliage is seriously low maintenance was a major bonus, as was the fact that the wall can be customized with different color boxes should he fancy a change. Unlike real vegetation, the client was delighted that his new greenery will stay looking great whatever the weather and, won’t be affected by rain or by strong sunlight. High quality, UV resistant and, recyclable, all Vistafolia products are protected by our unique five-year guarantee for complete peace of mind.
The client was over the moon with his new look staircase with its light and atmosphere ‘secret garden’ appeal and, is looking forward to tackling the rest of his outdoor space with unique Vistafolia foliage and plantwork.