Patricia Gray Interior Design

Skirted Tables

I have lately had a renewed interest in skirted tables. They add a nice touch to a room where an open table with legs just won't do. Two of my favorite Design Icons, Albert Hadley and David Hicks were quite fond of using this treatment. The examples I have shown here are tailored and use plain fabrics with pleated corners and/or a center pleat. I always line my skirts and have them just barely touching the floor. The 5th and 6th pictures have an interesting grommet detail on the corners. Glass can be put on the top of these tables to protect the surface or as Vicente Wolf has done for the design for a dining room table, he has used a piece of granite or marble for the top. Cote de Texas has done an interesting post on skirted tables that is worth checking out.

Jan Showers

Jan Showers

westbrook interiors

Westbrook Interiors

eric piasecki photography

Note that here is a substantial fringe on this table.
Eric Piasecki Photography

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Robert Burke Todd Romano

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Interesting Grommet detail above and below.
Beach Dwelling

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Beach Dwelling


Katrin has used an interesting bead trim on the scalloped edge for this table skirt. Katrin Cargill

Vicente Wolf methome

Vicente Wolfe

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Image via Cote de Texas

Posted by Patricia gray
over 11 years ago

Happy Weekend

I love the roll up garage style door. I want a project to design that I can incorporate a door like this.

Photo Eric Piasecki Photography
Posted by Patricia gray
over 11 years ago

Happy Weekend

Image from Michelle Ward
Wife, Mom of 3, and Mixed Media Artist, and Rock&Roll fan!
Check out her site. It has some wonderful visuals.
Posted by Patricia gray
over 11 years ago

Current Project

As a follow-up to the post I did yesterday, this is a picture of my desk with my inspiration samples for a design scheme I am putting together for a Living Room, Dining Room and Powder Room. The Fornasetti (Riflesso) wallpaper bottom right and bottom left Fornasetti (Tema) are the starting points for my inspiration. Adjoing walls to the Tema will be papered Phillip Jefferies Manila Hemp color Elephant.

The ceiling of the Powder Room using Riflesso will be papered in Phillip Jefferies Silver Leaf paper. I like to treat ceilings in a special way. They are one of the most neglected areas and in a room like a Powder Room treating the ceiling suface can have a big impact. Paint Colors are Farrow and Ball Dauphin & Fawn, both colors are rich, complex shades of taupe. Living Room draperies are Silk in a beautiful Champagne color. The upholstery will be in Cream colored Wool and Cappuccino colored Wool Mohair.
Posted by Patricia gray
over 11 years ago

Swank Lighting

I arrived back from my Dallas Market trip to find an email in my stuffed Inbox informing me that I was the winner of the Swank Lighting contest. Unbeknownst to me they had the drawing while I was in Dallas. These beautiful Vintage Barovier & Toso Murano glass lamps are more beautiful in person than the picture shows. They are mounted on a wood base that is gold leafed and there are sprinkles of gold dust in the glass. They even have a numbered authentication sticker on them. Thanks Swank Lighting!!!!

To see the post that Swank Lighting did on the contest click here.
To view the post Swank Light did on me winning these beauties click here.
Stay tuned: <a href="""blank">Tomorrow I will tell you about the samples in the foreground of the above picture, which are for a current project I am working on.
Posted by Patricia gray
over 12 years ago