Friday, August 20, 2010

Mark Worthington, TV Decorator

"If you have 5 period styles in one room, you're going to have a problem." Mark Worthington says.
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One focal point per area in your landscape. "Colors should match exactly or they should provide enough contrast that the contrasts feels like a conscious decision." Mark Worthington says.
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Drifts of green foliage next to drifts of burgundy foliage next to drifts of variegated foliage & etc.
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"It was one little change, but all of a sudden the whole volume of the space was different." Mark Worthington says.
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When I painted the white trim, of my red brick home, a faded Monet green my house grew taller & sat further back from the street. White jumps forward, darker colors recede in the garden.
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"show the history of how you've developed the space, with individual pieces from different moments of your life." Mark Worthington says.
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Do not buy all your patio furniture & focal points & pots in one afternoon from 1 store.
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You don't want, "a train-wreck look." Mark Worthington says.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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Pic taken at Atlanta Botanical Garden last week. I'm teaching a 4 week class there this month.
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Mark Worthington is a TV production designer. He was interviewed by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan in yesterday's Wall Street Journal.

3 comments:

the gardeners cottage said...

boy i wish i was at that class.

~janet

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Totally agree with everything he said. I agree about not buying all your patio furniture at one place, yet you have to be much more careful than indoors. You can mix things up too much and have a train wreck as well. Less is more outdoors.

Bob said...

Me too. It would be so cool to learn from the best.
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