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Living Plant Wall Helps Win Best Scenic Design Emmy Award for "The Nate Berkus Show"


New York, NY, October 24, 2012 --( Acclaimed Television Production Designer, Jeff Hall, owner of Jeff Hall Design ("Dr. Oz Show," "The Talk," "Fashion Star"), recently took home a Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for "The Nate Berkus Show," with the assistance of floral design expert, Trish O'Sullivan, owner of Trish O'Sullivan Design Group.

The hallmark of the award-winning set were two 8 x 12 foot living walls. The living walls featured 375 plants each, and took 3 days and 5 designers from Trish O'Sullivan Design Group to complete. Both walls had to be watered, cleaned and fertilized weekly by Trish O'Sullivan and her floral design team to keep the walls thriving. These living walls were conceptualized by Jeff Hall Design and designed and installed into the set of "The Nate Berkus Show" by Trish O'Sullivan Design Group.

"One of the main design elements on 'The Nate Berkus Show,'" states set designer Jeff Hall, "was a living wall. It was important to both the studio [space] and the design to be authentic and completely green. After interviewing Trish O'Sullivan, it was clear that I had found the perfect collaborator. Trish accepted the challenge and became a major collaborator to the Emmy Award winning design. Trish O'Sullivan designed and created the ultimate backdrop for "The Nate Berkus Show." It was the first "living wall" in any daytime talk show," continues Hall.

And according to floral design expert Trish O'Sullivan, “The concept of an eco-friendly ‘living wall landscape' built into a television set was a pioneering set design concept. This was the first television studio set to incorporate a living wall into its design. Jeff Hall came up with the idea of a living wall for the 'Nate Berkus Show' set and hired my floral design team to execute his vision.”

Plants used to create the living wall for the Emmy Award winning "Nate Berkus Show" set included: neon potos, moon valley pilea, golden gate peperomia, exotica purple waffle, allusion arrowhead syngonium and echeverierias among others.

About Trish O'Sullivan
Trish O'Sullivan is a twenty-two year veteran in the field of eco-friendly floral design based in Manhattan, New York, and founder of Trish O'Sullivan Design Group. Recently appointed head of the prestigious New York Botanical Garden Floral Design Program, O'Sullivan instructs students on eco-floral design, lectures for many of NYBG'S signature events, including the world famous annual orchid show, and is often called upon by major hotel chains and television set design companies, alike, to design unforgettable floral and plant life arrangements. Trish O'Sullivan is a pioneering floral design expert in creation and installment of green living walls and vertical gardens.

Notable Trish O'Sullivan Design Group credits include: The Emmy Award winning "Nate Berkus Show," "The Dr. Oz Show," New York's flagship W Hotel, The Mark, The Alex, UN Plaza, Trump International and Millennium Hotels. Visit

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