Patricia Gray Interior Design

Zebra Carpets

Everywhere I look lately, everything is coming up Zebra. Animal prints are very much in Vogue right now, but especially the classic and stately Zebra. I have heard it said that no two Zebras have the same stripes. I was fortunate to go on a Safari in Africa and to see herds of these beautiful animals. An amazing sight, indeed. They have tufts of fur that stand up along their spine. I remember them being quite sturdy, like a Pinto Pony. Most of the Carpets that we are seeing now are stripes simulated on cow hides, unless you are Joni of Cote de Texas and get to go to the famous Round Top market held twice yearly in Texas. She managed to score the real thing. As you will see in the following pictures zebra carpets can be laid on a bare floor or layered over carpets. Just make sure your carpet has a short pile. So without further ado, I will honor this wonderful animal species that is seen in some of the chicest abodes.........

Above 2 pictures Todd Romano

Above 2 pictures Schuyler Samperton's own living room

Above 2 pictures Ruthie Sommers In Style Home Spring 2007

Above 2 pictures Michael Taylor

Above 3 pictures Mary McDonald

These are real Zebra carpets that Joni of Cote de Texas bought at the Round Top market in Texas with heads et al. Just be careful you don't trip over the head.
Entry way luxe

Entry way luxe 2

Above 3 pictures Burnhamn Design

There is even a classic fabric that Brunschwig and Fils has done for years called "Le Zebre"

And what about a zebra striped ceramic stool?
O Magazine Sept 2007 spotted at Fresh Pallette

From Vintage book: Billy Baldwin Decorates via Style Court

Above 3 pictures Anne Coyle Interiors

Notice the black backing.
Rug from a furrier in Canada

Pieced together these make a stunning large area carpet, complete with straight edges. I love the orange sofa & ceiling, and the wall of shiny black bookcases.
Interior Design Wallace Bryan,photography Erica George Dines via Fresh Pallette

Posted by Patricia gray
over 12 years ago

Amazing Juggling

Just to let you all know that I am still here and that I appreciate all your comments and support in my last "Moving Day" post. I am moved in but my life is daily an amazing juggling act. I wish I could do it with the panache of this Video. I shoud be back posting very soon. Enjoy this video.

Posted by Patricia gray
over 12 years ago

Moving Day

It's moving day...finally. I have been working on the renovation of my new townhouse in downtown Vancouver for the past 12 months. The most difficult job I have ever done in my career is my own place. It is finally ready to move into. I want to thank all the wonderful and talented people that have helped me bring this "Labour of Love" to fruition:

Contractor and Foremen - Mark, Ken
Design and Back-up - Linda,Ann
CAD Technician - Carole
Framing & Millwork - Ken, Eamann, Grant
Painters - Eddie, Eugene
Plumbers - Dave Sr. and Dave Jr.
Plumbing Fixture Supply - Sony, Brandon, Michael
Electricians - Keith, Tad, Kevin, Paul
Lighting fixture Supply - Matt, Jamie, Dal, Amber
Drywallers - Tim & Crew
Andy- Sprinklers
Security - Rebecca, Juanita
Dan - Gas Fitter
Metal Handrail Fabrication - Ken & Crew
Cabinets - Lindsay, Kelly, Rob, Joe
Countertop Installation - Willy & Quinn
Countertop Supply - Scott
Appliances - Sylvia, Rod, Marina
Appliance Installation - Roger
Appliance Delivery - Alex , Marty
Sanding, Clean-up, Details, Details - Annetta, Ken, Eamann
Tile Supply - Paul, Sara, Haley, Maria
Tile Installation - Doug & Crew
Floor Levelling - Paul
Hardwood Floor Installation - Steve, Karen, Clay
Mirror & Glass - Bob, John
Shutters - Thomas, Mel
Window Coverings - John
Carpet Supply - Norm
Carpet Install - Tony
Audio Visual - Don
Packing & Cleaning - Irene
Help on Moving Day - Ann, Gary, John, Linda,Wilbur,Jeanette
Movers - Sal,Kev

Thanks - I could not have done it without all of you!!!!
Posted by Patricia gray
over 12 years ago

Brunschwig & Fils

I just got my Brunschwig & Fils Fall Advertising package in the mail today and it is, as always, gorgeously illustrated. I was quite interested to see 3 themes running through the images:
1. Birds
2. Fashion
3. Dogs

Take you pick and tell me what your favourite is. Scroll to the end to see my favourite.
PS The fabrics are beautiful too.

The Winner!!
Posted by Patricia gray
over 12 years ago

Elica Hood Fans

One of my pet peeves is ugly hood fans. They are such a large element in a kitchen and if not handled properly can distract from the design of the kitchen, especially more so in contemporary kitchen design, as I am tending to not use overhead cabinets. The cooktop and back wall then becomes the focal point. So when I saw these innovative new designs from Elica I was pleasantly surprised. They are designed to look like a beautiful pendant handing over the cooktop and include ventilation, filters, lighting and controls. Click on the photo to enlarge.
Posted by Patricia gray
over 12 years ago