“Nate’s team wanted to incorporate something on the set that was living, and vertical gardening was the perfect solution,” explains O’Sullivan.
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 14, 2010
Oprah produced The Nate Berkus Show which premiered on Monday, September 13, 2010, features an eco-friendly vertical living plant wall that will remain directly behind Nate Berkus for the entire first season of the new hit interior design-themed talk show. This important visual statement of eco-friendly and green interior decorating was designed and installed by Trish O’Sullivan Design Group.
Eco-Floral Designer and floral design teacher, Trish O’Sullivan, was commissioned by Nate Berkus Show set designer Jeff Hall to design and execute his vision for an eco-friendly living wall. “Nate’s team wanted to incorporate something on the set that was living, and vertical gardening was the perfect solution,” explains O’Sullivan.
The Nate Berkus Show set designer, Jeff Hall, contacted eco-floral designer Trish O’Sullivan through The Dr. Oz Show where O’Sullivan had been designing floral arrangements for The Dr. Oz Show set as well as for their greenroom and for Dr. Oz’s personal dressing room.
According to O’Sullivan, “The living wall took a team of five people, and a total of one hundred and fifty man hours to create two separate 8x12 foot living walls featuring plant life in different shades of green and purple which were placed into a felt pocket wall, manufactured from 100% non-toxic PET recycled plastic water bottles. A video of the wall’s construction is posted at trishosullivandesign.com and at youtube.com.
The end result is the ultimate green interior design statement displayed on the set of The Nate Berkus Show. Trish O’Sullivan purposefully used recycled materials, which is not standard with most living walls.
Originally intended as a background accent, producers ultimately decided to make O’Sullivan’s living wall creation the focal point of The Nate Berkus Show set, placing the living wall directly behind Nate’s chair to remain at center stage for the show’s entire first season.
“Nate came on to the set when we were building the wall and said, ‘Amazing!’ This living wall is now referred to on The Nate Berkus Show set as the ‘amazing living wall’,” gushed O’Sullivan about Berkus’s elation with her progressive design. “These indoor living landscapes create feelings of joy and tranquility, and are visually awe inspiring,” asserts O’Sullivan. “Nate’s television audience, and the audience at home, will be blown away once they know the wall is real and alive.”
About Living Walls
Originated and coined as a “vertical garden” by French artist Patrick Blanc, living walls have evolved to become an emerging interior design trend in the United States for homes, offices, lobbies and other interiors. Living walls (or living landscapes) offer a beautiful and tranquil visual aesthetic as well as various health benefits associated with plant life. Plants in the living wall absorb toxins in the atmosphere and filter interior air, renewing their atmosphere with clean oxygen. These vertical indoor landscapes bring the outdoors inside, creating an interior green paradise.
About Trish O’Sullivan and Trish O’Sullivan Design Group
As one of New York’s foremost names in eco-friendly floral design for the past 22 years, Trish O’Sullivan continues to define the landscape of eco-imagination in floral arrangement, living walls and floral design classes. A graduate of the prestigious New York Botanical Garden Floral Design program, O’Sullivan remains actively involved as an instructor of eco-floral design classes. She also lectures for many New York Botanical Garden signature events, including the world famous annual Orchid Show. O’Sullivan will be teaching a living wall class at NYBG beginning fall 2010.
Trish O’Sullivan Design Group has created eco-friendly interior floral designs for the W Hotel chain, The Mark, The Alex, UN Plaza, Trump International and Millennium Hotels. O’Sullivan’s eco-floral designs also continue to welcome residents of Manhattan’s most prestigious resident buildings and commercial properties including the Architect and Designer Building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Television set design credits include The Nate Berkus Show, The Dr. Oz Show, Fashion Emergency and Good Day New York.
Trish O’Sullivan Design Group uses only eco-friendly flowers that meet with strict environmental and working conditional standards. Plants and flowers used by Trish O’Sullivan Design Group meet the standards of Veraflora as bio-dynamic and fair trade certified.
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