PHOTO BY RAFAEL AREVALO
Real or fake? You’re sure to ask that question upon spotting CFA Design Group’s gorgeous faux-real flowers, trees and botanical creations.The lifelike, modern designs can be found everywhere from Eighty Seven Park and Porsche Design Tower to the lobby of the Brightline West Palm Beach.
“The industry has changed over the past 10 years, with more manufacturers ditching the old silk florals and exploring materials that not only look hyperrealistic—even including artificial pollen on the flowers—but also feel real,” posits owner Adrian Garcia, who believes in using elements charged with Mother Nature’s energy. “We love to find unique vessels, like hand-blown glass from Poland and Mexico, handmade hammered bowls from India, and teak and onyx vases.”
Trending now: bonsai. Notes Garcia, “We recently started educating ourselves in the art of bonsai and we’ve done almost every style, from trailing to cascading, with artificial plants.”