Sneak Peak the biggest 2010 Oscar Party
February 9, 2010
Mark being interviewed by CNN.
For the 17th consecutive year MARK’S GARDEN is designing the floral decor for at the Academy Awards Governors Ball. Today was the press preview to sneak peek the look of the Ball. This year’s floral décor uses a mix of exotic orchids, tropical blooms and roses set in an eclectic collection of ceramic, glass and metal containers. The Governors Ball is held in the Grand Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center® immediately following the 82nd Academy Awards® telecast.
The historic architecture of Paul Williams and interior designs of Dorothy Draper in the 1930’s and 1940’s were our inspiration, along with the feel of the famous old Hollywood night clubs The Mocambo and Ciro’s. But the overall effect is definitely modern.
There will be fifteen different table top combinations featuring floral “sculptures” of varying shapes and sizes. The designs incorporate the Ball’s purple and orange color pallet. Arrangements will be set in an array of graphite, silver, copper, glass and mirrored containers in rectangular, cylindrical, elliptical and free form shapes. Tightly clustered bouquets gathered and angled in tall glass cones will tower above some tables while low slung containers with coordinated bouquets will sweep low across others. Mirrored bases and copper-toned votives combined with custom lamps will cast an indirect glow across the tables.
The flowers used include deep purple Calla Lillies, Orchids, Roses, Tulips, Lisianthus, Protea and exotic leaves. They come from all over the globe including Hawaii, Singapore, Holland, and Ecuador as well as the United States.