Patricia Gray Interior Design

Inspiration - Art Galleries

Princesse de Broglie, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres FrenchOil on canvas

The Last Supper, after Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt Dutch Red chalk


Olive trees at Collioure, 1906 Henri Matisse French Oil on canvas

Landscape at Zaandam, Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926) Oil on canvas

I don't live in NYC, but if I did I would spend time soaking up inspiration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.These are a few of the pictures I picked for my inspiration at the Met's web-site.Vicente Wolf says in his book Learning to See that he spends a lot of time at galleries getting inspiration. I have read about fashion designers visiting museums and galleries to garner new inspiration for their collections. I know that whenever I view art I come away inspired.

It might be the color that Monet has used in the above painting for the weeping willow tree that gives me the inspiration for the the color I am looking for to paint a client's entry foyer. The color of Princesse de Broglie's dress inspires me to buy a bouquet of delphiniums to put on my desk for Monday morning. The Last Supper inspires me to draw a notation in my sketch book about a detail I want to use for a ceiling moulding. And Matisse's wonderful painting "Olive trees at Collioure" makes me decide to go for a walk in the park this afternoon and take in the beauties of nature.

Posted by Patricia gray
over 12 years ago

Jordan Cappella Collection

Today I want to introduce you to the creations of Jordan Cappella in LA. He designs a line of beautifully crafted lucite furniture. What I like about this line is how he combines other materials with the lucite: stainless steel, marble, granite, and fabrics. Especially unique is his "Corset Table". Jordan grew up in Sydney and cultivated his career in New York at Tod's as the National Sales Manager, then as Director for its sister company, Hogan. Jordan has drawn inspirations from Sydney, New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Milan where he has worked with some of the most renowned designers and textile mills of the fashion world. Every piece of his furniture is custom-made with individual details and finished in the US. I first heard of Jordan's work through Vanessa's Blog Turquoise LA . Jordan also has a Blog Jordan Cappella and was recently featured in the New York Social Diary. Way to go Jordan, I love your work!

Corset Table
Lucite and Stainless Steel

Lucite and Marble

Lucite and Granite


Posted by Patricia gray
over 12 years ago

Jordan Cappella Collection

Today I want to introduce you to the creations of Jordan Cappella in LA. He designs a line of beautifully crafted lucite furniture. What I like about this line is how he combines other materials with the lucite: stainless steel, marble, granite, and fabrics. Especially unique is his "Corset Table". Jordan grew up in Sydney and cultivated his career in New York at Tod's as the National Sales Manager, then as Director for its sister company, Hogan. Jordan has drawn inspirations from Sydney, New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Milan where he has worked with some of the most renowned designers and textile mills of the fashion world. Every piece of his furniture is custom-made with individual details and finished in the US. I first heard of Jordan's work through Vanessa's Blog Turquoise LA . Jordan also has a Blog Jordan Cappella and was recently featured in the New York Social Diary. Way to go Jordan, I love your work!

Corset Table
Lucite and Stainless Steel

Lucite and Marble

Lucite and Granite


Lucite Vintage Trunk coffee table
Posted by Patricia gray
over 12 years ago

Moroccan Inspiration

Lately my heart and inspiration has been in Morocco. Although I have never been there, I have been close twice: The Canary Islands & Madeira. I have developed a blogging friendship and kinship with Maryam who writes a Blog called Moraccan Maryam. Here are some images that by looking at them have me there in a second.

I love the softness of the sand in this photo by Alan Keohane, the color and texture of it and the play of shadows.


Enter through these doors.....to a wonderful oasis within.

This bed needs to be softened up. Imagine this: take away the zebra pillows, replace with some Suzani Pillows like the one below and billowy white gauze draperies floating at the windows and a big bouquet of pink bougainvillea in a vase on the night stand. Oh and add to that picture a slowly turning ceiling fan (Casablanca style).


I see wonderful Moorish style windows to look out.



And a David Hicks Moroccan influenced bed canopy & a cool tiled floor underfoot.

Beside the bed on the cool tile a carpet placed at slight angle.


Add in the adjoining bathroom which is all white tile and cool Calcutta Marble some Moroccan wallpaper.

The adjoining sitting room would have a comfortable mix of furnishings, good books to read, and sunshine streaming in through the windows.

Moroccan influence in coffee table and side table


Dinner is served on the outdoor patio after the sun has set. Lanterns are lit.....

Top image owned by Alan Keohane. May not be reproduced in any form without Keohane's written permission. His portfolio can be seen at http://www.alankeohane.com/.
Marrakech Bed
Delia Shades
Phyllis Morris Marrakech Gate Fabric & carpet
Second to last picture: Elle Decor Aug 2007 Laird Residence by Jeffery Bilhuber

Posted by Patricia gray
over 12 years ago

Moroccan Inspiration

Lately my heart and inspiration has been in Morocco. Although I have never been there, I have been close twice: The Canary Islands in April of this year & Madeira several moons ago. Recently I have developed a blogging friendship and kinship with Maryam who writes a Blog called Moraccan Maryam. Here are some images that by looking at them have me there in a second.

I love the softness of the sand in this photo by Alan Keohane, the color and texture of it and the play of shadows.


Enter through these doors.....to a wonderful oasis within.

This bed needs to be softened up. Imagine this: take away the zebra pillows, replace with some Suzani Pillows like the one below and billowy white gauze draperies floating at the windows and a big bouquet of pink bougainvillea in a vase on the night stand. Oh and add to that picture a slowly turning ceiling fan (Casablanca style).


I see wonderful Moorish style windows to look out.



And a David Hicks Moroccan influenced bed canopy & a cool tiled floor underfoot.

Beside the bed on the cool tile a carpet placed at slight angle.


Add in the adjoining bathroom which is all white tile and cool Calcutta Marble some Moroccan wallpaper.

The adjoining sitting room would have a comfortable mix of furnishings, good books to read, and sunshine streaming in through the windows.

Moroccan influence in coffee table and side table


Dinner is served on the outdoor patio after the sun has set. Lanterns are lit.....

Top image owned by Alan Keohane. May not be reproduced in any form without Keohane's written permission. His portfolio can be seen at http://www.alankeohane.com/.
Marrakech Bed
Delia Shades
Phyllis Morris Marrakech Gate Fabric & carpet
Second to last picture: Elle Decor Aug 2007 Laird Residence by Jeffery Bilhuber

Posted by Patricia gray
over 12 years ago
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