Lake Bluff firms makes holidays bright
Roberto Lopez (from left), Stephanie Huntoon and Juan Montoya handcraft holiday wreaths at Mariani Landscape in Lake Bluff. | Michelle LaVigne ~ Sun-Times Media
SPECIALTY: Residential landscape design, construction maintenance and snow management
LOCATION: 300 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff
HOURS: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 24/7 phone and website
CONTACT: (847) 234-2172; marianilandscape.com
Updated: November 27, 2012 2:29PM
LAKE BLUFF — Whether customers are looking to accent their homes for the holidays or create their very own winter wonderland, Mariani Landscape comes equipped with all of the finishing touches.
Mariani Landscape is a landscape design, construction maintenance and snow management company that has been family owned and operated since 1958.
For the last decade, Mariani has offered holiday design services of both the classic and contemporary persuasion to custom-fit all palettes. With the holidays already knocking on the door, Mariani offers custom-made wreaths, mantel décor, staircase wraps, holiday floral arrangements, center pieces and tree decorating.
“Our clients are busy people, but they love to celebrate the holidays. We do what we can to make their lives easier while still bringing that special holiday feel that they look for,” said co-owner Frank Mariani. “I just love Christmas time. It’s so warm and inviting and we bring that warmth into our clients’ homes.”
A Mariani team member will go to a client’s home and put together a decorating plan that works for their taste and budget.
“We don’t have a franchise-canned method of decorating. It’s handcrafted and each piece is one-of-a-kind,” said Mariani. “We don’t want to be all things to all people.”
For customers who want to deck their own halls, Mariani’s annual Holiday Market offers handmade wreaths, bows, swags and holiday arrangements available for purchase.
The Holiday Market is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Nov. 23 through Dec. 7. Mariani will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the Holiday Market to Lake Forest Open Lands.
Trees up to 15 feet tall are also available for purchase in Mariani’s own tree yard.
“The fragrance of a fresh tree in the home is wonderful. It really takes you back,” said Mariani.
Mariani manages holiday design décor for clients in Chicago, the North Shore and the West Suburbs. Post-holiday, Mariani will take care of the removal and disposal of the installed décor.
“We’ll make sure you have decorations for any area from your front door to your dining room table,” said Mariani. “We like a good challenge and we’re ready to make your holiday unique to you.”