1.9.14

Simple White Flower Arrangements

These are some simple white flower arrangements that I use regularly in styling my own home and clients' homes. They are especially effective for a dinner party, are easy to arrange and make you look like an expert interior design stylist. Try some and have fun!
simple white flower arrangements
This centrepiece contains one bundle of pussy willows, two bouquets of white tulips and one small storage basket. 
Expert Interior Design StylistSimple White Flower Arrangements

Tie bunches of cala lilies with rope or twine and in clear vases (left). Arrange bunches of different white flowers in assorted vases down center of table or in front of each plate (right).

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Nine perfect white roses in a square glass vase (left). A white orchid with bamboo cross stakes (right).

PATRICIA GRAY INC is an interior design expert in Vancouver. Here we write about lifestyle

10.7.14

Designer of the Year Award

Patricia Gray Interior Design award-winning finalist in the Western Living Designer of the Year award.

I have just found out that I have been nominated as a finalist in the Western Living Designer of the Year award. The award-winning finalist will be announced in August. This is the third year that I have been nominated so please keep your fingers crossed for me!

Patricia Gray Interior Design award-winning finalist in the Western Living Designer of the Year award.
PATRICIA GRAY INC is an award winning interior design firm in Vancouver. 

6.7.14

BEST INTERIOR DESIGNERS: PATRICIA GRAY

BEST INTERIOR DESIGNERS: PATRICIA GRAY
LEADING INTERIOR DESIGNERS INTERVIEW

“What is your idea of earthly happiness?”
“Clients that allow me be creative.

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Patricia Gray is an amazing, talented  woman who has become one of the best interior designers in the world. For 31 years, the Vancouver based designer has been creating fantastic decor that has amazed and inspired so many people.
Patricia began her design training at Douglas College in Vancouver, studied at the prestigious  “Parson’s School of Design” in Paris, and at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ferrara in Italy. She is also a certified Feng-Shui practitioner.

Patricia Gray is a member of the Inter-Society Color Council of New York, the National Council for Interior Design and she is part of the Interior Designers of Canada. A woman with so much recognition has, of course, worked in many different places: besides Canada and the US, Gray has made interior designs across Japan, Africa and Singapore.
Contemporary Interior Design Vancouver | Patricia Gray
Award-Winning Interior Design Vancouver | Patricia Gray
Ms Gray’s interior designs are made so that her clients can have an absolutely comfortable and beautiful space. In her work, she integrates architecture, interior design, Feng-Shui and furniture combined with stunning touches that only Patricia Gray can do. Her signature style is marked by the use of innovative materials, customized furniture and the use of her own artwork.
Contemporary Kitchen Design Vancouver | Patricia Gray
 Contemporary Kitchen Design Vancouver | Patricia Gray
The Vancouver based interior designer is inspired by travel, by being near the ocean and she gets some ideas by being around young people. Her design icons are Michael Taylor, Andree Putman, Antonio Citterio
, Coco Chanel and Dianna Vreeland.

Patricia Gray has gathered thousands of fans through her blog: http://patriciagrayinc.blogspot.ca/. She gives tips, insights of her work and so, so much more. If you don’t know this blog yet you must check it out!

Contemporary Interior Designer Vancouver | Patricia Gray
Contemporary Interior Designer Vancouver | Patricia Gray
Her timeless and creative designs will be remembered for a long, long time and such a talented and passionate lady will surely be considered one of the best interior designers of all time.

Source: Best Interior Designers
Best Interior Designers is an ongoing lecture series featuring designers of distinction from around the world
PATRICIA GRAY INC is an award winning interior design firm in Vancouver. 

27.6.14

Interior Design Event Vancouver with Top Chef Canada Matt Stowe and Patricia Gray

Patricia Gray Interior Design Vancouver Event
Matt Stowe Top Chef Canada and Patricia Gray Interior Design Event Vancouver
I recently attended a private cooking demonstration and tasting brunch for interior designers in Vancouver with Top Chef Canada season three winner Matt Stowe. The event was hosted by Midland Appliances at their new showroom in Vancouver and GE Monogram to showcase their new line of contemporary designer kitchen appliances. Brunch was a two course tapas tasting with Chef Matt Stowe who put on quite a show for us well as the food being delicious. Thanks Chef Matt Stowe for the great eats!
Patricia Gray Interior Design Vancouver Event
                                                                 Matt Stowe Top Chef Canada at Interior Design event in Vancouver


PATRICIA GRAY INC is an award winning interior design firm in Vancouver. Here we write about lifestyle

16.4.14

Emily Carr Pastel Course - Class 3 & 4

Patricia Gray Pastel Painting Vancouver
Patricia Gray Pastel Painting VancouverPatricia Gray Pastel Painting Vancouver
Patricia Gray Pastel Painting Vancouver
Patricia Gray Pastel Painting Vancouver
Patricia Gray Pastel Painting Vancouver

More experimenting with different papers, techniques and colour schemes at my pastel class at Emily Carr.

PATRICIA GRAY INC is an award winning interior design firm in Vancouver. Here we write about lifestyle

Emily Carr Live Model Sketching - Class 6

Patricia Gray Pastel Painting Vancouver
Patricia Gray | Emily Carr University Live Model Sketch Class
This is class six of my Pastel course at Emily Carr University of Art & Design. It is the first time I have done a live model class (I won't count the one class in design school many years ago). We had a series of timed sketches. Starting out with 30 seconds which seemed impossible to capture anything. I was only able to put down a few strokes. Progressing to 60 seconds which was a little better. Then 5 minutes, which felt like an eternity. Then onto 10 minutes, when I could start to make sense of the figure and get a bit of shading and contouring. Each time the model assumed a different pose, so it was always starting from scratch. Short bursts of concentration trains the mind to capture the essence of the pose. No time to ponder, no time to correct. Just carry on. A good lesson for life also. These are 6 of the 45 sketches I completed in a three hour class. The total concentration required was exhausting but exhilarating. I will do it again!

PATRICIA GRAY INC is an award winning interior design firm in Vancouver. Here we write about lifestyle

5.4.14

Emily Carr Pastel Course - Class 1

Patricia Gray Pastel Painting Vancouver

This is the first class of my venture into the world of pastel painting at Emily Carr University Vancouver. It is a new medium to me and this is an experiment to see if I like it. So much to learn about pastels. I love the beautiful colours and the immediacy of this medium. We spent the first class getting used to different papers, line strokes, how to apply pressure and shading. Our subject was an apple. Quite basic, but profoundly complex at the same time. I can better appreciate the art of still life painting now-it's all about capturing the essence. We were instructed to concentrate on value, line strokes and composition.
Patricia Gray Pastel Painting Vancouver
Pastel Painting Value Study | Patricia Gray
Patricia Gray Pastel Painting Vancouver
Setting up my colors for the pastel painting value study above.
Patricia Gray Pastel Painting Vancouver
Pastel Painting Complimentary Colours Study | Patricia Gray
Patricia Gray Pastel Painting Vancouver
Pastel Painting Still Life Study | Patricia Gray 
PATRICIA GRAY INC is an award winning interior design firm in Vancouver. Here we write about lifestyle


17.11.13

Patricia Gray | Fine Art

Patricia Gray | Fine Art | Desolation Sound

Drawing from her thirty years experience as an internationally renowned interior designer, Patricia Gray has achieved mastery in her field that few can compare with. Lately Patricia has been exploring painting with great success. Her transition into being an accomplished artist is a natural progression for her. Painting with a colour palette that is vivid and rich she draws inspiration from nature and from her travels.

Residing in Vancouver Patricia studied painting at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver as well as Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Her paintings are in numerous private collections. To inquire on available art please email info@patriciagrayart.com
Patricia Gray | Fine Art | Desolation Sound IV
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