Cut & Paste with Patricia Gray

Patricia Gray

Patricia Gray is an award winning interior designer who garners respect from some of the most formidable names in architecture & design. Yaletown by Patricia Gray, Inc.
Her work has been featured in many prestigious publications, including Architectural Digest.
Gastown by Patricia Gray, Inc.
Patricia received her training at the Parson's School of Design in Paris and, more recently, at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ferrara, Italy.
She is a member of the Inter-Society Color Council of New York, the National Council for Interior Design, the Interior Designers of Canada and if that's not enough, she's also a certified Feng-Shui practitioner! 
 Patricia Gray
Though Patricia's portfolio includes unique and award-winning interior design projects all around the world,  Vancouver, British Columbia is where you'll find her at home.  Here she entertains friends & writes about what's hot in the world of design, architecture, lifestyle, and travel.
Patricia Gray
It's her signature warmth & personal approach to her subjects that makes Patricia Gray Design Blog one of my daily reads.
Palm Springs by Patricia Gray
I subscribe to Patricia's blog in order to keep up with her and it's always interesting, no matter what!  I told her a long time ago that she always makes me feel so smart, so in-the-know!
I'm particularly fond of her story about a trip to Palm Springs where Patricia's father took her on an architectural tour of Screen Block Houses
Afterwards they headed to the Viceroy Palm Springs for late afternoon cocktails.
One of my favorite posts!
   Just yesterday I read her post titled, DIY Grace Kelly Hermes Bag.  I couldn't believe that Patricia was suggesting that we get out the scissors & glue & start cutting & pasting one together!
Well, she was, so here we go!
and  HermesHermesHermesHermes
That's right.
click to visit Hermes  Just download, cut & paste. Here's a perfect example. 
I told you she always keeps it interesting!
Thank you Patricia. xo

Patricia Grayclick to visit Patricia Gray
All photos & art courtesy of Patricia Gray & Hermes


Karena said...

Patricia I do adore her and she has been a great support fron the start Just like you, LIsa!!

We must get together to make our new Hermes bags!

to brighten your day....

Come and join my Gorgeous Giveaway from Blydesign!

Art by Karena

Renee Finberg said...

i think that patricia is the most gracious and wonderful person out there.
i can't help but love her...
she is the first person who noticed i was blogging.

and she has a giant heart.
thanks for posting about her lisa.
everything you said is so true.

Lisa said...

Good morning Renee,
Your comment is so appreciated. I hope Patricia has a chance to read your kind words. You know, when I first started my blog, I saw hers and thought wow, this is really beautiful and she looks so friendly.  I hadn't even explored her design firm yet, I just knew that I liked HER!
A testament to how nice it is when important designers write blogs! It makes them so much more approachable. This is so true of Patricia. I liked her from the very start!
xo Lisa

Francine Gardner said...

Well deserved praise!
Patricia is the first blogger who commented on my blog. We have since developed a friendship and make a point of seeing each other in New York or Vancouver. Not only is Patricia a sharp extremely talented designer, but I just had the chance to look at her paintings and was struck by her talent! Her work has an ethereal quality and is sublime.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Without sounding silly my comment is this, "I wish I were Patricia Gray" I wanted to be an architect from the age of 12. Her bio is incredibly impressive and what tugs at my heart (besides the fact she is a gracious woman) is her fascination & love for Palm Springs. P.S. architecture is near and dear to my heart. Thank you Lisa for hi-lighting Patricia; two gracious, kind, talented women!

xx Deb

Renae Moore said...

I like you all have been touched by Patricia's lovliness. She is one talented lady....not only in interiors but a beautiful and gifted artist as well. Some people have all the talent! I love reading about her excursions, she makes you feel like you are right there with her. This Hermes bag is extraordinary! I think we should have a girlie purse making party!
As always a beautiful post Miss Lisa!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I love Patricia's work, Lisa, but I didn't know about her blog!
Love this post! I am headed there now.
I hope that you have a wonderful week.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I really love this as this is probably the closest I will get.

A week ago Friday I did a post entitled scarves on my Metis Linens blog and I talked about my dream of an Hermes bag. :)

Debra Phillips said...

i have a fond personal memory of patricia.

it was late, my husband was sleeping and i was watching barack obama win the election. as many, i felt hopeful and a great celebratory change in the air. up pops a post from patricia on the wondrous occasion. we blogged back and forth on our feelings. she eventually had to take the blog down from many angry reader comments. but i enjoyed sharing that moment with her.

off to see this latest post, looks fascinating!
thanks lisa

Flourishing Networks said...

I have just visited her blog and love her:) also love your post and the template great idea! Have a grat week a head.

Patricia Gray said...

Hi Lisa
Wow...I am so very humbled by this blog post you have done. Thank-you very much. Reading through all the comments, I feel so very privileged to be surrounded and supported by this amazing network of Bloggers, who have become my friends over the past three years (will be 4 years in June).
Thanks for all your wonderful words - Karena, Renee, Francine, Deb, Renae. And Debra I had almost forgotten about that eventful night. It was the eve of the Good, the Bad, and the UGLY in the Blogosphere. It is my pleasure to be associated with all you kindred spirits!

dovecotedecor said...

Lisa: thank you for your kind comment on my blog!! I'm just back from Palm Beach and finally getting ready for a new post. I've taken a teensy break from the holiday madness. I'm forwarding your Kelly bag post around. I think my 3rd daughter might be able to create an new duct tape creation, wouldn't that be fun?
Best, Liz
P.S. I'm running, so remind me to put you on my Carrier Dove blog roll. Thanks for adding me to yours.

Jo said...

What a lovely post and such a wonderful woman to highlight. I've enjoyed peeking in on her blog. Love the idea of the bag since the other option isn't really in my future.

Bozley and Bentley would be honored to be a part of Gracie's new adventure!


Brillante Interiors said...

I met Patricia through her blog, when I did not even really know what a blog was and she inspired me to start my own blog. From a virtual relationship to a real friendship. How lucky I can be? She is all the above (as in comments)

pve design said...

I have already requested to come back fortunate enoug to own an Hermes Kelly bag and interiors by Patricia Gray. Is she not coveted on the blogosphere...I remember loving the post when she and Joni met and went shopping.
What style and modern elegance....she exudes.