We Work With
- Furniture Stores
- Jewelry Stores
- Museum Gift Shops
- Garden Centers
- Mail Order Catalogs
- Lifestyle Stores
- Art Galleries
- Apparel Outlets
- Visual Merchandisers
- Interior Plantscapers
Who We Work With:
Owner John Ludwig grew up in New Jersey, learning gardening from his grandparents and parents. He worked in city planning, and running his own landscape firm while indulging his passion for travel for 20 years. In 1988, he opened Birdsall & Co, named after his maternal ancestors.
The business started small, only 400 square feet of showroom space and was focused on quality garden tools and implements. Since then it has expanded significantly to 3,500 square feet indoors and an additional 8,000 square feet for exterior display allowing a staggering array of home and garden accessories, statuary, and gift items.
In the middle of an industrialized area, a former 1930s car dealership has become a sparkling gem. Owned by Sue and Maureen Walsh, ARTEFACT offers a collection of exclusive accouterments and furnishings for those looking to style a magnificent ambience. Exhibiting an eclectic collection of home and garden décor, the store's soaring ceilings allow ample room for awesome lamps and large chandeliers while their sizable windows provide a ravishing view of their outside garden. Oversized furniture, upholstery grade linen, charming tableware, and art, a new addition, are just some of the things you may find inside. You may be so dazzled by the lovely displays you miss the Gold Leaf Design Group originals there. Though we certainly hope not!
Located on the corner of East and Union in Rochester Avenue, Arena's is in an unassuming two story building, but when you walk by the floor-to-ceiling storefront windows, you are stunned by the loveliness of the displays. Charles Arena cared for the plants in his grandparent's garden as a kid, was managing a floral shop at 16 and opened his first store at at twenty. The love of nature and beauty is in his blood and it shows in the designs he and his team create.
The first floor of Arena's is dedicated to his floral business, the second floor to home furnishings and decorative objects ranging from pillows to glassware to art objects to statuary and more. The displays are personally selected by Charles and are idiosyncratic and constantly changing. Some objects have a strong affinity for nature, some are rustic and hand-made, but everything is lovely. You get a strong sense of the beauty in an ideal sense as well as visualizing how it will appear in your home.
If you are in town, visit them at 260 East Ave. Rochester, NY.
Just down the road from a water treatment plant, in San Francisco's Bayview district is a wonderful exotic place. In what appears to be an old auto repair shop, nature seems to be artfully taking over. From the rafters hang bicycles with succulents, in the corner is an old Edsel in bloom with an Astelia chathamica rising from under the hood. The smell of earth, flowers, and freshly roasted coffee floats on the breeze. This is the magical..urban...Flora Grubb Gardens.
Flora Grubb Gardens is a wonderful place to visit and be inspired by. Not merely a garden supply store, the designers at Flora Grubb are constantly creating new ideas, developing new techniques and unexpected usages...such as these living ornaments using our Wall Play forms. Flora Grubb was recently honored with one of the first American Made Awards, presented by Martha Stewart.
If you are in town, visit them at 1634 Jerrold Avenue.
With an ongoing commitment to the highest quality plants and trees, the widest selection of statuary, fountains & containers, as well as unique gifts and merchandise for you and your home, at Gethsemane, we continually strive to provide our customers with the best service, variety and garden center experience, each and every time you visit.
Visit award-winning Q Boutique and find the perfect item to enhance a room, refresh a wardrobe, or tickle the imagination. Their diverse assortment of treasures pairs chic design with intellectual inspiration for a shopping experience unlike any other.
Located within the World Chess Hall of Fame, Q Boutique will be the exclusive retailer to offer merchandise inspired by “A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and Chess.” This internationally-recognized exhibition tells the story of the queen’s evolving role both on the board and in society through art, video and some of the world’s rarest designer garments.
Discover their eclectic collection of functional and decorative arts. Specializing in a whimsical variety of handcrafted furniture and unique home decor. Choose from a plethora of handmade items from artists from around the corner and around the world.
Just opened this year, this cozy home-decor shop is the creation of interior stylist Allan Suzor. Adapting the stylings of a rustic cottage into a storefront, The Nest is spearated into spaces for the bedroom, den, and kitchen and features both contemporary and vintage items. This creative adaptation is nothing new for Suzor who grew up on a farm in Canada where reusing and repurposing was a part of life.
Just opened and already making a splash, Items Of Interest in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn has been referenced by Time Out, Racked, DNAinfo, and most importantly The Park Slope Stoop. They've even attracted the attention of CNN which recorded a portion of their interior design show The Inspirationalist at the store.
Items of Interest is the latest venture by interior designer Susie Kurkowski. The store offers a mix of unique, design-forward furniture and home accents, with heavy representation of NYC-based designers...and of course Gold Leaf Design items! It will also serve as a full-service Interior Design Studio. We are so excited for her and wish her much success!
Hospitality and Interior Designers
Soho Myriad has provided art consulting services to an extensive list of international clients for the past 20 years. Their scope of exclusive artists & their dedication to providing creative quality products & services has earned Soho Myriad an unprecendented reputation in the industry.
Therese Virserius draws on her diverse cultural experience to create exciting environments that explore color, texture and shape all within the context of a functional and dramatic hospitality, commercial or residential space.