Countless do-it-yourself projects would never have seen the light of day were it not for Aurora Rents—gardens would remain untended, furniture unsanded, bedrooms unpainted. Luckily, the locally owned and operated business has rented tools and equipment—all properly cared for—to northwestern craftspeople for 50 years. Equally as vital, each employee carries industry expertise around in his or her tool belt, and delights in providing insights, safety tips, and techniques for refinishing floors or shellacking homemade Trojan horses.
With a degree in landscape architecture from Washington State and more than 20 years of experience, Chris McAuslan crafts custom designs for both residential and commercial properties. When he isn't stocking his nursery with beautiful trees and shrubs, he installs landscape lighting, waterfalls, synthetic grass, and eco-friendly, solar-powered flowers.
The largest manufacturer and supplier of paints in the Pacific Northwest, Parker Paint enables new-hue-craving customers to roll and brush fresh coats of luscious pigments onto formerly drab and dreary household surfaces. To reinvent interiors, several options await including the semigloss Wall Glow ($34.27/gallon) and the Velva Kolor ($30.59/gallon), with a less-reflective eggshell finish. Parker Paint also carries a selection of weather-scoffing exterior paints, such as the flat-finish Flextron 100 ($33.03/gallon) to help homeowners paint a realistic yet unflattering outdoor mural of the neighbors.
Sprouting orchids fill the nursery at Emerald City Orchids and enchant visitors with a colorful bouquet of rare, imported, and locally grown specimens. Staff members deftly navigate the canopy of petals, helping hobbyists or green-thumbed experts pick out a particular species and arranging individual stems within decorative pots. Education is also a priority for the shop, which features informative reading materials on how to properly care for orchids and how to tell whether she loves you or loves you not without actually damaging a flower. Surrounded by the tropical ambiance of fragrant orchid blooms, the nursery's café area stimulates senses with the scent of percolating coffee, sweet pastries, and a selection of beers and wines.
KAN Orchids+Flowers is a boutique flower shop located in the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.
Our products are memorable for their beauty and simplicity, and make the perfect addition to your home or office. Flowers and orchids sent as gifts from KAN are not soon forgotten.