What fun we had today when we picked up Nicole's portrait. She is such a precious little pet (all four pounds of her). She never fails to make everyone smile. Her signature trait is her tongue which perpetually hangs out. Pamela Hudson is the artist that did this piece. She even put real crinoline fabric on the painting.
Among those being honored was Patricia Gray who won two awards for 'The Erickson' and 'Hamilton' project
The Northwest Design Awards Competition, now in its fourteenth year, recognizes the work of Pacific Northwest interior design professionals and celebrates the significant contribution design makes to life in our region. This year's theme, ‘CELEBRATE DESIGN’, offered designers a broad interpretation of how we use and occupy space.
To see images of Patricia Gray's award winning design, visit the Projects section of her website and choose The Erickson and Hamilton project.
Photography by Sean Lew
YAM’s one-on-one with Canada’s A-list designer Patricia Gray
By Ivan Meade | Photos by Joshua Lawrence
Gray is one of those creatives whose design sensibilities seem to have evolved seamlessly from traditional to contemporary, never bowing to trendiness but always seeming au courant. Gray doesn’t do trends; she sets trends. She even creates ﬁne art for her clients and produces custom furniture through her own millwork company, upholstery workroom, and drapery workroom. As the daughter of a couture seamstress, is it any wonder Gray describes her approach to interior design as couture? And yes, if these rooms could walk, they would be on the world’s most fashionable runways........continued Interior Couture
|Photo: Patricia Gray | Interior Design Vancouver | The Patina|
Congratulations to Meade Design Group & Brillante Interiors, friends of mine, who also made the list.
My New Years wish to you.......
|Antoni Tapies 1923-2012|
Antoni Tapies 1923-2012
Antoni Tapies 1923-2012
White is a wonderful colour for kitchens. Just as simple white plates are a beautiful
way to display food, everything looks delicious against white counters, cabinets and
Before you commit to a colour, try many. Buy sample pots and large poster boards
and paint the boards. Move them around the room so you can see how the colours
change in different light depending on the time of day.
Two perfect blues: Heaven on Earth and Under the Big Top, both by Benjamin
Choose original artwork you love and then look to that artwork to create layers of
colour. Pull different shades and vary them in throw pillows, accessories like blown
glass, flowers and fruit.
|Accents of citron and ultramarine blue pop against a neutral backdrop of beige, taupe and brown in the family room. Photo: Patricia Gray Inc.|
|A soothing shade of warm taupe on the walls is a perfect backdrop for art and accessories in the den. Cushions pull a shades of brown from art by David Edwards. Photo: Patricia Gray Inc.|
|The master bedroom, painted a delicate shade of pure summer sky, imbues the room with a relaxing atmosphere. A vintage Louis chair received an update with silver paint, white leather upholstery, and nail heads. Art is by Karen Lorena Parker. Photo: Patricia Gray Inc.|
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Patricia Gray's Tips for Making Colour Work In Your Interior
|YouTube link Patricia Gray Shaw TV Interview|